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Capitol knee-deep in Constitution
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WASHINGTON – More than 5,000 copies of the Constitution have flooded the U.S. Capitol since the launch of WND’s “Send the Constitution” program a few weeks ago, said Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer.
“The Congress is now knee-deep in copies of the Constitution,” he said. “Now all we have to do is get them up to their heads.”
Farah said the program was inspired by his reckoning that the common denominator in the federal government’s overreaching and destruction of the economy and individual liberties is that all of its actions are violations of the law of the land.
“What do health care, stimulus bills, bailouts and other abuses have in common?” he asked. “It’s very simple. We’ve got a rogue government that no longer recognizes its strictly limited powers under the Constitution. It’s time for a demonstration and an education.”
How do you send them the message?
Send them copies of the Constitution.
That’s what WND’s “Send the Constitution” program is all about. For just $9.99, you can send attractive, bound copies of the Constitution to Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to their offices by FedEx guaranteed delivery along with individual letters bearing your name and address that explain why they are being sent.
So far, since the campaign was initiated a month ago, more than 5,000 copies of the Constitution have been sent.
“You can argue policy issues all day with Washington, but the fundamental problem facing Americans right now is that our federal officials continue to believe they have unlimited power to do whatever they believe is right,” said Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND. “That’s why this program is so effective. It deals with the root problem – the unprecedented power grab taking place in Washington.”
Farah says there is no more poignant reminder that “most” of what takes place in Washington today is illegal. He says it’s a necessary reminder that they are not supermen who can do anything they like.
“This is their Kryptonite,” he explains. “Even if they don’t read any of these booklets flooding their offices, they are getting the message that we are on to them – that they are far exceeding their constitutional limitations.”
For only $9.99, including FedEx shipping, you can deliver a Constitution to the president, the speaker of the House and the Senate majority leader, accompanied by nice notes personalized with your name politely reminding them to read what they’re sworn to uphold.
You can also buy an unlimited quantity of the Constitution booklets to send to your friends, to your relatives and especially to your own member of the House of Representatives and your two U.S. senators for just $1 each.
Farah says it’s time for some tough love, as expressed in those notes.
“But the love in thousands of parcels already delivered to Washington is in the Constitution itself, which bears a love of liberty by expressing, enforcing and ensuring restrictions on federal intrusions,” says Farah. “That includes most of what the Washington power structure is angling to enact. That’s why the notes not only advise the esteemed recipients to adhere to the clear limits on federal authority, but also invite them to share copies with their constitutionally challenged colleagues.”
In a twist of irony, a top Obama adviser recently endorsed the idea of creating simple “booklets” to explain to the public the administration’s policies, such as taking over health care and the auto and banking industries.
“They’re the folks who would benefit most from a ‘simple booklet,’” said Farah, “and this copy of the Constitution is it.”
The Constitution copy bears an impressive cover and design. It’s beautifully put together, is easy to leaf through and will fit snugly in a pocket. Even in their busy schedules bent on “remaking America,” Obama, Pelosi and Reid will find it easy to consult. Reading it won’t bog them down, like 2,000-page pieces of legislation.
“There’s much more at stake than a piece of bad legislation here and there,” said Farah, citing his plan to “reconstitutionalize” Washington. “After all, Obama and Pelosi and Reid are doing much more than passing and enacting bad legislation. They are actually overthrowing our constitutional republic. If we don’t act, if we don’t sound off, if we don’t rebel, the damage to America’s political institutions could be irreversible.”
More than a campaign, Send the Constitution is political demonstration, or, in phraseology Obama, Pelosi and Reid will soon familiarize themselves with, an example of petitioning “the Government for a redress of grievances.” (See Amendment, First.)
WND’s earlier Send Congress a Pink Slip Campaign plopped 9 million pink slips on congressional desks, warning them to start job hunting if they persisted in bankrupting generations of Americans, pursuing legislation based on fraudulent “science,” attempting to command control of health care and quashing free speech.
As refreshing as that righteous response proved, this phase II gets back to the basics that America and her leaders can no longer afford to ignore.
“Never before,” said Farah, “was seeing this document in Washington more necessary.”
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