A group of over 30 Americans, who reside in the Commonwealth of Virginia, hand delivered to their federal citizen representatives’ Richmond offices a Petition for Redress of Grievances. A copy of the Petition can be found here… http://www.villagenewsonline.com/patriots.pdf
The results and reactions varied by federal office. It ranged from a cordial and frank conversation about the status of our country to muffled conversations behind a bank teller window.
The bottom line is Americans deserve answers and these citizen representatives were formally asked to respond in a forum that is appropriate to reach their constituents.
Here is a copy of the cover letter submitted with the petition.
May 8, 2009
Citizen Rep. Eric Cantor
Citizen Rep. Randy Forbes
Citizen Sen. Mark Warner
Citizen Sen. Jim Webb
From: Your Constituents
Subject: Our Petition for Redress of Grievances
On April 15th of this year, We the People posted in our local paper, the Village News, our Petition for Redress of Grievances. We addressed it to you as our citizen representatives. As this practice is protected by First Amendment, we expect your thoughtful, written response to each of our concerns.
We the People are watching and are taking steps to protect our liberty. We wanted to make sure that our citizen representatives heard our concerns loud and clear. Therefore, we decided to hand deliver our message to you such that you make no mistake about our grievances and our unwavering mandate. We are requesting the following four actions:
1.To cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of the constitutionally delegated powers;
2.To formally and publicly recognize the natural and Constitutional rights of the American People in a manner appropriate to your branch of government;
3.To answer, point by point the questions contained herein;
4.To honor your oaths to support the Constitution or resign immediately from your positions.
We the People will continue our march toward liberty, not looking left or right, until they are heard and responded to.