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Getting some answers

To: Editor

From: Will Kesler, Snowmass Village

Re: The First Amendment

Good news! One week ago the Supreme Court agreed to judge, perhaps its most vital litigation in American history. For the first time, the First Amendment’s declaration that American citizens have a right to petition their government for redress of grievances will be adjudicated.

Since 1999, the We the People Foundation (www.givemeliberty.org) has lead a nationwide effort, petitioning the government to answer specific grievances. Their efforts included a petition, signed by thousands of plaintiffs, demanding that our government state the law that requires a citizen to file an income tax return. This simple question was never answered. Instead, the IRS responded, “We are answering the petition with enforcement actions.”

And in attempts to silence the foundation and attacks against citizens, these actions included illegally seizing property, raiding homes and denying due process. All in retaliation for signing a petition that our Constitution ordained as lawful and all documented in the lawsuit. Be afraid, be very afraid, if the court rules against the people.

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The following is a quote by Woodrow Wilson, who presided as president when Congress gave birth to the Federal Reserve System, in the dead of night, after the opposition had left Washington to celebrate Christmas.

President Wilson: “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is now controlled by its system of credit. The growth of the nation and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”

It is long overdue for citizens to ask questions and get answers. The petition relating to the FED includes the following. “Do you admit that under Article 1 of the Constitution, only Congress has the power to coin money and regulate the value thereof?”

“Do you admit that no provision of the Constitution gives Congress the authority to transfer any powers granted under the Constitution to a private corporation?”

“Do you admit that the Federal Reserve’s member banks are controlled by private individuals and corporations that receive profits from their ownership and operation of our country’s monetary system?”

“Do you admit there has never been a Supreme Court case regarding the constitutionality of the Federal Reserve System?”

If our government is forced to answer these and other grievances including the War Power Clauses of the Constitution and the “USA Patriot Act” Americans could very well regain control of our country. On the other hand, if the First Amendment is not enforced we will continue our headlong, rapidly accelerating slide into tyranny.