PETITION FOR IMMEDIATE RECALL
OF U.S. SENATORS
AND IMMEDIATE SPECIAL ELECTION
We, THE PEOPLE, the SOVEREIGN ELECTORS, FREEMEN, and INHABITANTS of the State of Vermont, in accordance with our Unalienable Rights forever protected by the Constitution of Vermont (1777), do so hereby COMMAND the immediate Recall of the two U.S. Senators of for the State of Vermont and thus THE PEOPLE, Patrick J. Leahy and Bernard Sanders, without replacement of by the Governor, and continued vacancy until conclusion of a Special Election by THE PEOPLE, for the causes of their endorsement by vote and by negligence, unconstitutional acts in violation of their Oath of Office to Protect and Defend the Rights of THE PEOPLE, as secured by the Constitution for the United States of America, resulting in corruption of the currency, manipulation of Markets, Corporate Bailouts, permanent losses of Industry, foreclosures, social decay, family destruction and endless wars.
I. COMMAND OF RIGHT
We, the undersigned FREE PEOPLE as the Sovereigns of the State of Vermont (Evert Romein v. General Motors Corporation, 462 N.W.2d 555, 436 Mich. 515 (1990) Brickley, J. (concurring)), being of age of election and possessing the Rights and Duties as Electors of Vermont in concurrence with the Organic Constitution of Vermont:
THE CONSTITUTION OF 1777 [Vermont]
Whereas, all government ought to be instituted and supported for the security and protection of the community as such and to enable the individuals who compose it, to enjoy their natural rights, and the other blessings which the Author of existence has bestowed upon man; and whenever those great ends of government are not obtained, the people have a right, by common consent, to change it, and take such measures as to them may appear necessary to promote their safety and happiness.
And whereas, the inhabitants of this State have, (in consideration of protection only) heretofore acknowledged allegiance to the King of Great Britain, and the said King has not only withdrawn that protection, but commenced, and still continues to carry on, with unabated vengeance, a most cruel and unjust war against them; employing therein, not only the troops of Great Britain, but foreign mercenaries, savages and slaves, for the avowed purpose of reducing them to a total and abject submission to the despotic dominion of the British parliament, with many other acts of tyranny (more fully set forth in the declaration of Congress), whereby all allegiance and fealty to the said King and his successors, are dissolved and at an end; and all power and authority derived from him, ceased in the American Colonies.
And whereas, the territory which now comprehends the State of Vermont, did antecedently, of right, belong to the government of New Hampshire; and the former Governor thereof, viz. his excellency Benning Wentworth , Esq., granted many charters of lands and corporations, within this State, to the present inhabitants and others. And whereas, the late Lieutenant Governor Colden, of New York, with others, did, in violation of the tenth command, covet those very lands; and by a false representation made to the court of Great Britain (in the year 1764, that for the convenience of trade and administration of justice, the inhabitants were desirous of being annexed to that government), obtained jurisdiction of those very identical lands, ex-parte; which ever was, and is disagreeable to the inhabitants. And whereas, the legislature of New York, ever have, and still continued to disown the good people of this State, in their landed property, which will appear in the complaints hereafter inserted…
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They did pass twelve acts of outlawry, on the 9th day of March, A.D. 1774, impowering the respective judges of their supreme court, to award execution of death against those inhabitants in said district that they should judge to be offenders, without trial.
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Therefore, it is absolutely necessary, for the welfare and safety of the inhabitants of this State, that it should be, henceforth, a free and independent State; and that a just, permanent and proper form of government, should exist in it, derived from, and founded on, the authority of the people only, agreeable to the direction of the honorable American Congress.
We the representatives of the freemen of Vermont, in General Convention met, for the express purpose of forming such a government, confessing the goodness of the Great Governor of the Universe (who alone, knows to what degree of earthly happiness, mankind may attain, by perfecting the arts of government), in permitting the people of this State, by common consent, and without violence, deliberately to form for themselves, such just rules as they shall think best for governing their future society; and being fully convinced that it is our indispensable duty, to establish such original principles of government, as will best promote the general happiness of the people of this State, and their posterity, and provide for future improvements, without partiality for, or prejudice against, any particular class, sect, or denomination of men whatever: Do, by virtue of authority vested in us, by our constitutents, ordain, declare, and establish, the following declaration of rights, and frame of government, to be the Constitution of this Commonwealth, and to remain in force therein, forever, unaltered, except in such articles, as shall, hereafter, on experience, be found to require improvement, and which shall, by the same authority of the people, fairly delegated, as this frame of government directs, be amended or improved, for the more effectual obtaining and securing the great end and design of all government, herein before mentioned.
A Declaration of the Rights
of the Inhabitants of the State of Vermont
of the Inhabitants of the State of Vermont
I. That all men are born equally free and independent, and have certain natural, inherent, and unalienable rights, amongst which are the enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety…
IV. That the people of this State have the sole, exclusive and inherent right of governing and regulating the internal police of the same.
V. That all power being originally inherent in, and consequently, derived from, the people; therefore, all officers of government, whether legislative or executive, are their trustees and servants, and at all times accountable to them.
VI. That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation or community; and not for the particular emolument or advantage of any single man, family or set of men, who are a part only of that community; and that the community hath an indubitable, unalienable and indefeasible right, to reform, alter or abolish government, in such manner as shall be, by that community, judged most conducive to the public weal.
VIII. That all elections ought to free; and that all freemen, having a sufficient evident common interest with, and attachment to, the community, have a right to elect officers, or be elected into office.
XIV. That the people have a right to freedom of speech, and of writing and publishing their sentiments, therefore, the freedom of the press ought not to be restrained.
XVI. That frequent recurrence to fundamental principles, and a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, industry and frugality, are absolutely necessary to preserve the blessings of liberty, and keep government free. The people ought, therefor, to pay particular attention to these points, in the choice of officers and representatives, and have a right to exact a due and constant regard to them from their legislators and magistrates, in the making and executing such laws as are necessary for the good government of the State.
XVIII. That the people have a right to assemble together to consult for their common good--to instruct their representatives; and to apply to the Legislature for redress of grievances, by address, petition or remonstrance.
The printing presses shall be free to every person who undertakes to examine the proceedings of the legislature, or any part of government.
The declaration of the rights is hereby declared to be a part of the Constitution of this State; and ought never to be violated on any pretence whatsoever.
In order that the freedom of this Commonwealth may be preserved inviolate, forever, there shall be chosen, by ballot, by the freemen of this State…”
and in concurrence with the Organic Law of the United States of America setting forth the purpose and function of government:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”
Declaration of Independence (1776),
"The Organic Laws of the United States of
America.” (Title 1 United States Code)
even as recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court as the Law of the Land:
"As in our intercourse with our fellow-men certain principles of morality are assumed to exist, without which society would be impossible, so certain inherent rights lie at the foundation of all action, and upon a recognition of them alone can free institutions be maintained. These inherent rights have never been more happily expressed than in the Declaration of Independence, that new evangel of liberty to the people: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident' — that is so plain that their truth is recognized upon their mere statement — 'that all men are endowed' — not by edicts of Emperors, or decrees of Parliament, or acts of Congress, but 'by their Creator with certain inalienable rights' — that is, rights which cannot be bartered away, or given away, or taken away except in punishment of crime — 'and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and to secure these' — not grant them but secure them — 'governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.'
Butchers' Union Co. v. Crescent City Co., 111 U.S. 746, 756, 4 S.Ct. 652 (1884) J. Fields concurring
and in concurrence with the legal fact and reality that our UNALIENABLE Rights are antecedent to any government of the United States of America and Vermont, that they can never be redefined or muzzled:
“His rights are such as existed by the law of the land long antecedent to the organization of the State, and can only be taken away from him by due process of law and in accordance with the Constitution.”
Hale v. Henkle, 201 U.S. 43, 47 1905
and in concurrence with the legal fact and reality that our antecedent Rights can never be adversely effected or taken from us by any votes of any majorities within and without legislative bodies, elections, and constitutional amendments:
“The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections. " (emphasis added)
West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette,
319 U.S. 624, 638 (1943)(Opinion, J. Jackson)
hereby the undersigned Sovereign Electors of Vermont reassert their UNALIENABLE RIGHT OF SELF GOVERNANCE as we seek to instantly alter and reform our government by this least intrusive means of the immediate recall and stripping of Representative and Official Duty, Capacity, Pension, and Benefits, and the immediate arrest of the United States Senators from Vermont by the Names of:
Patrick J. Leahy
in accordance with the RIGHTS of THE PEOPLE preserved forever at the 9th Amending Article (1789) to the Constitution for the United States of America (1787):
The enumeration in the Constitution of certain Rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the People.”
for the following Causes comprising of violations of Oaths of Office and the Rights of THE PEOPLE of Vermont, by over-reaching the limited authority of the Congress in their participation in legislative mischief and willful misrepresentation to the Rights and Liberties of THE PEOPLE of Vermont.
II. CAUSES FOR RECALL ACTION
CAUSE I – Ignoring THE PEOPLE
Ignoring the First Amendment to the Constitution for the United States of America by multiple times on multiple issues, ignoring the Petitions of THE PEOPLE of Vermont sent to their Offices on the subjects of:
The War Powers Act – Unconstitutional surrender of the power of THE PEOPLE and abuse of THE PEOPLE by stripping from Congress the sole power to declare War and bringing the nation to ruin with endless war.
Second Amendment Infringement – Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE by all sorts of Gun Control statutes taxing, regulating, and criminalizing Rights of the People to be armed in manners that are protected under the Second Amendment which includes only weapons/devices of military purpose. (U.S. v. Miller, 59 S. Ct. 816, 818 (1939))
Income Tax – Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE to endlessly feed the Federal Government, by the progressive taxation of the American Worker depriving him of his ability and freedom to provide for his family without fetters upon his productivity, and a violation of an unalienable Right (West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette, see above).
"The right to follow any of the common occupations of life is an inalienable right; it was formulated as such under the phrase "pursuit of happiness" in the Declaration of Independence, which commenced with the fundamental proposition that "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This right is a large ingredient in the civil liberty of the citizen."
(italics, the Court's; bold emphasis added) Butchers' Union Co. v. Crescent City Co., 111 U.S. 746, 762, 4 S.Ct. 652 (1884) Justice Field Concurring, joined by JJ. Bradley, Harlan, and Woods
Federal Reserve – Unconstitutional surrender of the power of THE PEOPLE and abuse of THE PEOPLE by elimination of true and non-inflationary standards of exchange of Gold and Silver as required by Article I, Section 8, Clause 5, of the Constitution for the United States of America, and thereby exposing THE PEOPLE to ruination as the fruit the mischief of government, as shown by the U.S. Supreme Court in Craig v. Missouri, 29 U.S. 410, 430-434 (1830), fomenting the demand for ever cheaper illegal labor causing unchecked Immigration policies to be a matter of economic necessity.
USA Patriot Act - Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE by forced numbering and identification of the FREE PEOPLE of America, invading their Privacy, constructing the foundation for a surveillance society in violation of the 4th Amending Article to the Constitution for the United States of America, as well as secret trials and proceedings in violation of the 5th and 6th Articles of same, and building a network of secret prisons to house an additional 2 million or more people under the cover of Department of Homeland Security and/or Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Illegal Immigration – Unconstitutional neglect of duty to THE PEOPLE of America by failure to secure the borders of America from unchecked immigration, and enacting or threatening enactment of laws relaxing immigration laws that reward those who enter the nation illegally and scoff at our laws.
North American Union - Unconstitutional neglect of duty to THE PEOPLE of America by failing to investigate and hold hearings after Petition of the People, regarding the Executive Department efforts to merge the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico into a Super-state Union like the European Union called the North American Union.
To the events of Cause I, the following federal cases are significant:
“Silence can only be equated with fraud where there is a legal or moral duty to speak or when an inquiry left unanswered would be intentionally misleading.” United States v. Prudden, 424 F.2d 1021 (5th Cir. 1970), cert. denied, 400 U.S. 831, 91 S. Ct. 62, 27 L. Ed. 2d 62 (1970) cited within U.S. v. Tweel, 550 F.2d. 297 (5th Cir. 1977)
“ Fraud in its elementary common law sense of deceit…includes the deliberate concealment of material information in a setting of fiduciary obligation” U.S. v. Holzer, 816 F.2d 304, 307 (1987)
CAUSE II –Individual Regulation
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE by enactment of Void Acts beyond Constitutional Limitations of the Commerce Clause and the Sovereignty of the State, that interfere with the individual unalienable Rights of the People in areas of a National Identification system, Family Life, de facto forced inoculation, Education of Children in a myriad of social and political matters while neglecting Education of the People regarding Habeas Corpus and the Sovereignty of individuals and their individual Rights, environmental laws infringing upon the Right to Private Property and individual’s access to Public Lands and Water.
CAUSE III – Unchecked Immigration
Unconstitutional neglect of duty to THE PEOPLE of America by failing to Secure the Borders causing an undermining of the Labor Market and increase in Welfare expenditures by the Government, thereby overburdening the public fisc.
CAUSE IV – De-Industrialization
Unconstitutional neglect of duty to THE PEOPLE of America by allowing the destruction of the Vermont and U.S. Economy by allowance and fomentation of the exportation of American Jobs by myriad of Acts and Treaties; including but not limited to Tax laws, the North America Free Trade Agreement, and the Central American Free Trade Agreement.
CAUSE V – Environmental Over-reach
Unconstitutional neglect of duty to THE PEOPLE of America by allowing the unconstitutional expansion of the Federal Government, in failing to enforce accountability over an Executive Agency unilaterally listing the gases WE THE PEOPLE exhale in order to live (CO2) to be a taxable pollutant.
CAUSE VI – Inflation
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE by bailing out the Financial and Auto Industries with TARP funds created by the exponential expansion of the money supply threatening hyper-inflation of the U.S. Dollar and undermining its America’s stability and Sovereignty therein, and sitting idly by as corporations are nationalized.
CAUSE VII – War on Homes
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE by interfering with, and thus inflating the Housing market of the United States of America by the creation of private loan providers Fannie Mac and Freddie Mac (having involvement and interest in 50% of the American Home Market).
CAUSE VIII – Government Foreclosures
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE by having THE PEOPLE Bailout/Buy Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Nationalize) for over $100 Billion while allowing these Federal Corporations to evict the American People who have rescued these companies from bankruptcy by paying for their Bailouts/Purchase, thus increasing the ravages of foreclosure on otherwise stable homes, otherwise caused by the exportation of American Jobs at the profit of Private Corporations.
CAUSE IX – War on the People
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE under the guise of Public Welfare through a War on Drugs, War against the free exercise of the Second Amendment, and War on impoverished non-custodial Parents by the creation of the Child Support Industry causing Incarceration of non- violent Offenders swelling U.S. Prison Population to 25% of world’s Prisoners being in U.S. imprisoning 2.2 Million men for Prison Industry, further undermining Private Sector Jobs, employment, and wages.
CAUSE X – War on the Jury
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE, by neglect of duty to THE PEOPLE of America, by allowing the destruction of the Right, Duty, and POWER OF THE JURY (a power of THE PEOPLE hated by the Judiciary since even before the Trial of William Penn) by the Judicial Branch of the Federal Government, as exhibited by the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Pattern Jury Instructions displaying that the Judge is not to tell the Jury that it has the Right and Duty to Try the Law and void the law in the case if seen as unconstitutional.
CAUSE XI – Unlawful use of the Military and
Establishment of Standing Armies
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE, by neglect of duty to THE PEOPLE of America, by allowing the use of the Military and Private/Incorporated (Municipal and State) Paramilitary forces on U.S.A. Soil for crowd control/Security, Police Investigations, Policing of Streets, surveillance/security checkpoints, threatened inoculation checkpoints, drug searches/interdictions, all under guise of the Public Safety, Security, and Health.
CAUSE XII – Seizure of THE PEOPLE
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE, by belief of the accused that they possess any sort of power over the individuals of THE PEOPLE to implement any number of federal government programs under guise of public benefit to cause them to be numbered, marked, chipped, and placed into a national identification system, and being subject to arrest of Liberties and criminal penalty of incarceration for failure to comply with the particulars of such types of programs.
CAUSE XIII - War on the Family
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE by fraudulently named legislation interfering through federalization of the private matters of Family by the Violence Against Women Act creating a separate and unequal application of law to a special class of People in violation of the Constitution, despite present research showing that women initiate 51% of Domestic Violence and children are more than twice as likely to be killed by their mother than their father, thereby undermining the Patriarchal and societal structure of Family, which created and gave life to the State.
WE ARE THE PEOPLE of America and Vermont.
WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT by every definition of LAW.
WE ARE therefore the GOVERNMENT that is being and has been usurped and assaulted by the above complained of acts of Mixed War under guise of Government that was to serve us, and all other means of remedy have been blocked by government in violation of our UNALIENABLE RIGHTS secured by the 9th Amending Article (1789) to the Constitution for the United States of America (1787).
The above named Senators, having taken no actions to Defend and Support the Rights of the People Secured by the Constitution they swore to uphold (Article VI, U.S. Constitution 1787), and taking multiple unconstitutional actions against the Unalienable Rights of the People and the Security of this once Free Nation, in areas of concerned included but not limited to the above stated realms…are thereby in violation of Federal Law at Title 18 United States Code § 1341 et. seq. covering Honest Services Fraud, as they have not remained faithful and honest to the limitations of their authority under the design of THE PEOPLE by OUR Fundamental Law.
We the undersigned Sovereigns of Vermont hereby demand of our Governor and/or his Executives, the immediate recall of the two U.S. Senators above, and announcement of a new Free and Open Special Election for their replacements, completely open to Third and other Party Candidates without financial and Party restrictions that have plagued and infested our Election Process which keeps any actual choice from THE PEOPLE. Same action must be taken within forty (40) days of presentment of this Petition for Immediate Recall, pursuant to the Magna Carta.
We the undersigned Sovereigns of Vermont so COMMAND the reassertion of OUR Unalienable Rights preserved and reserved to us an our progeny, FOREVER:
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