Welcome to Occupy the Constitution
This site, provided by the We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education, is dedicated to restoring constitutional governance carried out in decency and good order.
Thank goodness Americans get to vote for those who would wield governmental power over them, and we should all vote, but the People must begin to hold those in office accountable to the Constitution, regardless of their political stripe and who they voted for.
The Constitution for the United States of America guarantees the People of each State “a government republican in form” where self-government – the will and consent of the People, was meant to be the only legitimate foundation of government. To be republican in form the will and consent of the People as expressed in our Constitutions cannot cease to be the law.
As Jefferson said, “No government can continue good unless under the control of the People.”
Each prohibition, restriction and mandate written into our federal and state Constitutions represents another protection – another individual Right.
However, the Constitution cannot defend itself! It has always been up to the People to hold their public servants accountable.
Having been “asleep at the switch,” the consequence of inadequate civic education in K-12 in our government run schools, the People are discovering Liberty and Freedom have yielded as government has gained ground.
We invite you to join with others now who wish to hold government accountable by claiming and exercising their Right to Petition the Government for Redress of grievances, a Right guaranteed by the First Amendment..
To be clear, the Right of the People to petition government to rectify government’s violations of existing law is the key to shifting the ultimate power from the government back to the People where it was meant to reside in the first place.
Claim and Exercise your Right to Petition for Redress of Grievances – a fundamental, natural Right that is guaranteed by the last ten words of the First Amendment and by every State Constitution.
As Ben Franklin said to a woman outside Independence Hall, as he emerged from the Constitutional Convention that adopted the Federal Constitution, “You have a Republic, madam, if you can keep it.”
And as Thomas Jefferson said, “The People are the only sure reliance for the preservation of their Liberties.”
ABOUT OUR PETITIONS
We trust you will agree these Petitions are intelligent, rational and professional, representing a rightful approach to restoring constitutional governance.
When we reach a number of signers of a Petition large enough to obtain a meaningful response we will serve the Petition on the named government official(s).
Together, we can ensure the Voice of our federal and state Constitutions is heard and adhered to.