July 4 is almost here.
We’re not going to ask you to declare your independence from corporate rule. You did that when you signed the Motion to Amend petition.
And we’re not going to regurgitate passages from the Declaration of Independence, either. We’re all pretty much in agreement that the document is among the most notable ever written. It is worth noting that it was the last in a long line of petitions from the colonies to King George.
We are asking supporters like you to take democratic action during the July 4 festivities. Will you gather 25 signatures on the Motion to Amend petition?
Our beef has always been and still remains the U.S. Constitution. The flawed document would never have been ratified without the insertion of the first ten amendments—the Bill of Rights. Without them, the Constitution was wholly a property rights document, and the revolutionaries who actually fought in the war would not stand for it.
The First Amendment says:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
People will be assembling in big ways at patriotic celebrations and in patriotic demonstrations as we picnic, parade and party our way through July 4. But, it is worth it to recall the sacrifices the Revolutionaries made 240 years ago and to embrace that spirit as we look ahead to fulfilling the promise of American democracy. We are proud that the Motion to Amend petition is part of that great tradition.
Fill your being with the revolutionary spirit this July 4th! Will you gather 25 signatures on the Motion to Amend petition?
We the People are the sovereigns of this great nation—not corporations. Like our Revolutionary ancestors, it is the job of modern patriots to yank our democracy out of the jaws of the corporatocracy, so that future generations can live in a democratic union that meets their needs and provides for their safety and happiness. Will you answer the call?
Gathering signatures on the Motion to Amend petition on (or around) July 4 is a sure fire way to help us spread our message, engage grassroots organizers, fund our effort, and help build the democracy movement so that we can pass the We the People Amendment and create a democracy that works for all people in all walks of life. Click here to get started.
Patrick Henry said, “The battle, Sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” We thank you for your support and wish you a happy July 4 holiday.