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This is something Derrick the Nobleman sent yesterday and since I’m just cutting and pasting, I’m not sure if all the pics will come through. If not, and anyone out there is interested, I’m sure there are enough ways to access the pictures and more information on this organization ‘We the People’. Certainly seems a worthwhile example to follow in any country with its leadership going out of control at the expense of its citizens. Do check it out and apologies for any untidiness due to my lack of expertise.

Worldwide Interest in RTP Stirred

It’s working.  

We are making good use of the powerful concept of en masse activist resistance used in the movie, “V for Vendetta.”  

“V” is helping us as we build support for the unalienable Right to a Response from Government to our Petitions for Redress of Grievances regarding the Government’s violation of the war powers, tax, privacy and money clauses of the Constitution.  

“V” is helping us as we educate the public about the First Amendment’s guarantee of our Right to Petition Government for Redress of Grievances. 

On November 6, 2006, a lone man in a “V” mask and clothing visited security checkpoints at the White House, the main Treasury Building, the Department of Justice and the Capitol, to deliver a letter and the Petitions for Redress. A short videotape of the encounters has made its way around the Internet, including links from sites such as MySpace.com. 

The letter informed the leaders of the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government that up to 100 people in “V” masks and clothing would gather in silent vigil at those locations on November 14th to await a response to the Petitions for Redress.  

True to his word, at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, nearly 100 men and women in “V” masks and clothing could be seen walking along different streets in downtown Washington, DC, all heading to Lafayette Park across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.

     

By high noon, the “Vs” were facing the White House, in formation. Some were holding a 40-foot by 25-foot banner that read, “Dear Government…No Answers, No Taxes.”  Four were holding smaller signs that read “Obey The Constitution – The Right To Petition.”  

They waited about one hour for a representative of President Bush to approach them with some response to the Petitions.  

As has been his wont, the President did not respond. 

However, photographers, reporters, and tourists responded well to the rich imagery provided by the WTP demonstration. The appearance of dozens of “Vs” delivering such a message was attention getting to say the least.  

There was a sidewalk press conference with one “V” who had a red rose protruding from his hatband. No tourist with a camera could resist stopping to photograph the scene, whether he or she was alone or part of the very large group of high school students that was on its way to a tour of the White House.

     

The “Vs” on the outside edges of the formation distributed hundreds of We The People Foundation brochures to anyone requesting one. The supply was nearly depleted by the time the formation moved on to the next location. 

After the silent vigil in front of the White House, the “Vs” broke ranks and reformed, with banner and signs, a few hundred feet down Pennsylvania Avenue, directly facing the main Treasury Building where they waited a half hour for a representative of Treasury Secretary Paulson to respond to the Petitions for Redress — especially the Petition regarding the privately owned Federal Reserve System and the violations of the money clauses of the Constitution.  

As has been its custom, Treasury did not respond. 

The number of photographers and reporters declined at this point, but the interest among the picture-taking tourists did not.

   

The “Vs” then marched down 15th Street and Constitution Avenue to the Department of Justice, where they waited for a half hour, with banner and signs for the Attorney General to respond to the Petitions for Redress.  

As has been its tradition, the Department of Justice did not respond. 

Interestingly, one professional photographer for the “Foreign Press Photo Service” took dozens of carefully crafted pictures while the “Vs” were waiting outside the DOJ building. 

The “Vs” then marched to the Reflecting Pool and faced the Capitol as they waited for representatives of the House Speaker and Senate Majority Leader to respond to the Petitions for Redress. 

Habituated, Congress did not respond.


 

Knowledge About Our Cause Is Spreading

It is too soon to know the full extent of the public’s information and awareness about the DC event. Here is what we know so far. 

We received an email from a reporter who works for Brazil’s newspaper website http://www.estadao.com.br.
He is writing an article and wanted us to answer a few of his questions. 

We received an email from the Director of the movie, “V for Vendetta.” He was aware of our events and said he wanted to send a few words of encouragement and was happy that “V” had made it into the popular vernacular. He closed with the words, “Fight The Power.” 

An article will appear in Monday’s issue of “TaxNotes,” which is America’s leading tax news and research magazine. 

We received word from a man who stated that while he was passing through an airport Tuesday, he saw television images on CNN of the “Vs” across from the White House. 

If anyone learns of additional media coverage, please let us know. 


Coming: 1,000 “Vs” in DC

Plans are now underway for a GiveMeLiberty 2007 Conference. Most likely it will take place in DC on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On one of those days we hope to assemble 1,000 “V” demonstrators on the street in support of our Right to Petition the Government for Redress of constitutional torts, including our Right to a Response and our Right of Enforcement if Government does not respond to our proper, constitutionally based Petitions for Redress.  

 

We hope to convince those who were responsible for the making of the movie, “V for Vendetta” to help us obtain, hopefully by donation, the 1,000 “V” costumes needed for this next WTP event. If this happens, we would then give one to every person who attends GML 2007.

More to come.

Watch the streaming video documenting the lone V’s visit to the Capital
and his valiant efforts to Petition the officials of the Government.
Try the high resolution link first: 250k cable
If you only have a dial-up connection use this link: 56k dial-up


Please consider a donation to the WTP so we can continue to move our mission forward.
Click here to make a tax deductible Donation to the We The People Foundation


Our address:
We The People Foundation
2458 Ridge Road
Queensbury, NY  12804
 
 
   


 

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 Buster gets out of bed around 7 am – my bed – that is when I’m up here in the hills, usually every other week. Buzzy gets to sleep indoors at night – a practice started when he was a wee pup and that, fortunately for him, endured. Bruiser, who is older than him and Rocky, the youngest, sleep on their beds outside on the back-verandah just outside Sunil’s room during the night,  keeping guard. And although Bruiser and Rock come indoors around 5.30 am, Buzz ‘sleeps in’ until I am ready for the daily early morning stroll around the property. The walk takes around half an hour, depending on the distractions en route. The trio have been trained (finally) to curb their instincts towards the many jungle fowl (Gallus lafayettii) that frequent the outer edges of the land, so now they ‘point’ – ears on alert, noses twitching and eyes fixed. But the soft but stern “no” from me dissuades further action. Not so, however, if a hapless mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii) or civet (Viverricula indica) has the misfortune to to be detected by the three as then, no amount of my yelling can stop their mad rush in pursuit. The walk ends with for them with a small quantity of milk, fresh from Elsa the cow or one of her daughters – a hold-over from when the dogs were pups and a special treat only when I am around. Then it’s another session of snoozing for them. If it’s a chilly, overcast morning, they curl up on a rug of their choice, but if it’s bright and sunny, they pick spots where the sun streams indoors and stay until they are sufficiently warm before moving to other less warm areas.

After breakfast they join me as I feed the chickens and ducks with any left-over bread, another short walk and back to the study, where I usually settle in for the morning session of work at the laptop. Rock generally hangs around me, Bruiser, getting on in years, finds a spot to hangout and Buzz switches between me, the verandah and the pond – where he sometimes spend close to an hour ‘fishing’! He loves the water and the darting fish trip him out, so there he is, senses on alert, splashing around, dunking his head in the water in quest of the elusive fish. I have seen him successful only once in all the times I’ve been around, but it sure looks like he is having a lot of fun (?) and it does keep him busy. Busy Buzzy!

Towards noon the three of them gang up on me and start hassling me for a treat. This comes in the form of a doggie munchie (there’s a whole slew of them at K9 Pet Shop) or a bone from the freezer stock, part of which has been boiled and refrigerated. Lunch for the trio is around noon and then it’s back to lazing around.

At 5 pm their bio-clocks urge them to get me out again for playtime. It’s usually the time I join the boys next door play cricket and since Buzz was a pup he has been used to this diversion. And although he has been discouraged from ‘fielding’ he must also play, so someone on the batting side has to play ‘fetch’ with him, otherwise he disrupts the game. Rock and Bruise don’t mind watching. If we don’t play – for whatever reason, we go for a walk.

Dinner for them is at 6 pm and then it’s winding down until I finish dinner and get ready for bed. Buzzy gets to stay in and the others make their reluctant ways outside to the back verandah.

It’s a dog’s life!