PURPOSE OF CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
The purpose of Continental Congress 2009 is to determine a legal and peaceful means to stop the violations of The Constitution of The United States of America and to restore Constitutional governance.
FORMAT OF CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
Continental Congress 2009 will take place from November 11-22, 2009, at the Pheasant Run Conference Center in St. Charles, Illinois.
There will be an Opening Ceremony and Banquet on Wednesday, November11th.
The Congress will convene on November 11th and continue through Saturday evening, November 21, 2009 with check-out on Sunday, November 22, 2009. There will be a closing ceremony for delegates, faculty and staff on Saturday , November 21.
All proceedings will be broadcast via worldwide web stream.
We hope to have summary updates given in the morning and evening of each days’ deliberations for viewers.
There will be fifty-one tables, one for each state and The District of Columbia, in the meeting room. Each table will provide space for three delegates from that state. If there is enough interest from state legislators to observe, there will be mirror tables behind the delegate tables for each state to provide seats for legislators. There will be a galley for registered media to observe as well as an area for interviews.
All states will meet together in the same room. The meetings will alternate between delegate deliberations and briefs by Constitutional experts on the provisions, mandates and restrictions of each area of the Constitution. There will be breakout meetings as deemed necessary to accomplish the agenda and as decided by the delegates.
There will be a Congress chair, vice-chair, and sergeant in arms.
Congress delegates will agree on a set of rules and policies guiding the sessions.
There will be a parliamentarian and a stenographer who will record all sessions.
Time limits, daily agendas and schedules are to be determined. The group will be kept on a schedule for deliberations, briefs and discussion, with ample time provided to consider recommendations, actions and outcomes.
THE BROAD AGENDA
Specifically, the delegates will consider:
- The framework, content and meaning of the Constitution as originally intended;
- The provisions provided for The People to hold the government accountable to the Constitution;
- Violations to the Constitution and their devastating impacts on America and her people and resources;
- The Record of Petitions for Redress, (over fourteen years), directed to federal and state government for violations to the Constitution and government’s response;
- The Vision for America if we followed it – what would our Nation/life be like if we were wholly obedient to the Guarantees of the Constitution rather than the whims and assurances of elected officials;
- A template for transition to Constitutional governance in America;
- Peaceful and legal means through which a critical mass of The People can
- push back and stop the violations and restore Constitutional obedience in America.
- The upcoming Continental Congress is being called by The People, not to amend our Constitution, but to defend the one we now have. This is not a Constitutional Convention.
OUTCOMES OF CONTINENTAL CONGRESS 2009
The outcomes of Continental Congress 2009 will be determined by the delegates at the time of the meetings. There is to be no attempt to influence the outcome nor to pre-empt what must be a fair and honest deliberation of The People at the time of the Assembly.
From Dr. Edwin Vieira JIP Memo – 20 May 2009
“The delegates must be open to a full, fair, and frank discussion of all credible points of view, with the goal of creating a documentary and testimonial record of indisputable facts from which to draw legal conclusions and upon the basis of which to propose responsible courses of political action. The delegates should be bound by no rigid prior agenda that they must follow, no preconceived conclusions to which they must agree, and no unalterable plans for future actions that they must adopt. All decisions of the “Continental Congress” as a whole must be made by open and recorded roll-call votes.”