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Freedom at risk

Dear Editor:

On Jan. 4, 2008, the Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States failed in their oath to uphold the Constitution and committed treason. The First Amendment to our Constitution states “Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The Court has never had the opportunity to rule on the meaning of these words. Two weeks ago it declined to do so.

For years, concerned citizens respectfully and legally petitioned our government for redress of grievances. We asked, we pleaded with our government to simply “show us the law” that required a citizen to file an income tax return. Never a reply. Meanwhile, year after year, the IRS proclaims that filing is based on “voluntary compliance.” And then throws people into jail for not volunteering.

From the We the People Foundation website: “Without comment, the Supreme Court decided not to hear We The People v. United States, a case which, if heard, would have required the Court to declare, for the first time in history, whether the government is obligated to respond to proper petitions by ordinary, private individuals for redress of grievances, specifically grievances alleging unconstitutional behavior by the government.

By its denial of Certiorari in this most important case, the Court has sent a silent, but unambiguous decree to the People that cannot be left unchallenged: that the people have lost their fundamental fight to peacefully hold the government of their creation accountable to the Constitution and the rule of law.”

Freedom is hanging by a thread, if not already plummeting into tyranny. Perhaps the political wing of the gay movement could march under a multi-colored flag and save the Constitution.

Will Kesler

Snowmass Village


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