There’s a grassroots group of conservatives trying to start up a Continental Congress this November, or as they call it:

The People’s Plan to Peacefully Restore Constitutional Order and Reclaim Liberty!

They want everyone to be clear on this point:


Some of the issues folks hope to address at CC2009 include the Patriot Act, the War Powers Act, gun control, secret ballots, income tax, illegal immigration, the North American Union, and the Federal Reserve. Expect some “Birthers” to be there too.

But despite the "peaceful restoration" phrase, We The People’s  “Nutshell Summary” states

Should the Government fail to provide such Redress the People are left with only two practicable options to secure Redress: violent Revolution or the withholding of taxes.

In short, if we are to peacefully reverse the tide of tyranny before our Liberty is irretrievably lost, we must look beyond the contemporary paradigm of electoral politics and begin to organize to discover — and believe in — and EXERCISE — the profound, but little known unalienable Right protected by the Petition clause (and Ninth Amendment) as bequeathed to us by our Founders through the divinely inspired Constitution.

"No Redress. NO TAXES."

But guess what! You can be a delegate! According to documents you can download from their site:

three people of upstanding character with a proven passion for the Constitution will be chosen by the People of each state and the District of Columbia to represent them as Delegates to a national assembly, one hundred and fifty-three in all. Under the plan, the delegates will be chosen on October 10, 2009 and will assemble on November 9, 2009.

Granted, it looks like everyone promoting this is an absolute Mad Tea Party attendee, but don’t you owe it to your country to show up and protect the Constitution just as much as the wingnuts and whackos?


Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.