Why:
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from people about the proposed Sovereignty Amendment is, “Why?” In particular, they want to know:
  1. Why do we need this amendment?
  2. Why are we messing with the Constitution?
  3. Why is this solution better than any other solution?
We have yet to see any viable solution being proposed to resolve the current problems facing the American people as a result of the government’s unlawful behavior. Many states have proposed Sovereignty “Resolutions” for issuing the federal government “notice” that it is violating the federal Constitution. However, those resolutions do not have the force of law.
In our federalist Republic system of government, there is a distinct separation of powers between state and federal government. The people have very little direct influence over the federal government, because it was created through the state legislatures. So, the people have only a couple of ways to effectively control the federal government:
  1. We can petition our Congressmen to uphold the Constitution; or
  2. We can require state government to control federal government.
The states have always had this power, as asserted in the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. However, for the past 100 years, the states have done little to claim and exercise this important power. Instead, we find the states accepting federal money in exchange for enforcing unconstitutional mandates against the American people and corrupting our constitutional form of government.
This kind of behavior must stop. As a result of such behavior, we now find ourselves facing a perpetual state of indebtedness, a failing monetary system, invasion by million of illegal aliens, a failing Social Security system, states on the verge of bankruptcy, and more.
Our state and federal Constitutions were written at a time when the moral character of the American people and our leaders was much more honorable than it is, today. These Constitutions were written for a moral people who believed in God and operated with a great sense of loyalty, individual responsibility, and integrity, traits that are difficult to find in modern-day leaders.
Today, candidates make false promises to the people to get their vote. They become deaf to the people’s cries and, instead, serve the special interests and large corporations. Their loyalty to the American people has evaporated - today, they are “loyal” only to their own political careers.
Our state and federal Constitutions are simply inadequate for today’s political environment. They fail to provide sufficient safeguards to protect the people from corruption and usurpations of our Rights and Liberties. There must be a mechanism that allows the people to take appropriate action when our government leaders fail to properly fulfill their duty to the people.
The Constitution is the highest law of the land. America is a government based on the Rule of Law. Therefore, the law must be adequate to ensure government compliance and accountability to the Constitution. Currently, no such language exists within the Constitution.
That is why we are working diligently to introduce language into our state Constitution that will help us, the people, exert the control over government necessary to ensure it functions in accordance with the original intent of our Founding Fathers to protect the individual Rights and Liberties of the people.
For decades, people have been petitioning their state Legislators and federal Congressmen to adhere to the Constitution, without success. Many have written letters only to be either ignored or offered a form letter reply. We have tried diligently to elect men and women of integrity only to find out, too late, that they were no better than those they replaced.
The mechanisms for removing bad leaders from office are difficult to enforce, at best. Impeachment proceedings cannot be initiated by the people directly. Law suits are much too costly and are very time consuming, beyond what most people have the ability to endure.
Our proposed amendment will provide the mechanisms, funds and staff, necessary to bring grievances against wayward and unresponsive government and public servants, all under the direct control of the people, not government. What we are introducing has never been done before, and it will set an historic precedent that we believe will rock the free world.
Truly, it is time for the people to do their duties as so sweetly stated in our Declaration of Independence, to wit:
“... Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. . But when a long train of abuses and usurpation, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce then under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
United, we can do it.
[signed] - The Committee   - PCCOH
Rev.0.1 (Dec. 01, 2009)