Proclaim Liberty by RoseAnn Salanitri
In 1751, fifty years after William Penn’s “Charter of Privileges” was adopted as Pennsylvania’s original state Constitution, the Liberty Bell was commissioned and placed in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. On it are inscribed a partial quote from Leviticus 25:10: “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” Abolitionists proclaimed the bell and its inscription as an argument to end slavery – and yes, the great majority of those brave men and women who risked life and limb were just as white as the slave owners.
Today the ideal of liberty has been lost and perverted resulting in its vital proclamation being thrown to the wayside. This is of great concern, for what we are not willing to boldly proclaim we are destined to lose. Therefore, it is with great hope that I am presenting this Declaration of Restoration that has been fashioned after our original Declaration of Independence in hopes that it will be proclaimed throughout this nation appropriately on July 4th. Please print, circulate, and encourage all individuals, as well as small family gatherings, large group gatherings, and any kind of gathering of any scope or size to join me in proclaiming liberty throughout the land.
Many thanks to Chaplain Nick Purpura and Senator Richard LaRossa for their contributions and edits to the creation of this document.
Declaration of Restoration
Whenin the course of history it becomes necessary for citizens to join together to restore the foundational principles established to govern them, these people are justified and they are compelled to unite in order to enforce the rights to which they are legally and providentially entitled.
We hold these truths to be well-defined within our Constitution and all foundational documents, that all people – born and unborn – are created equal and possess certain God-given rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
We further declare and recognize that our government was instituted to secure these rights and that the only rights our government has are limited within the Constitution and are derived from the consent of its citizens.
Whenever our government strays from protecting our rights and usurps our liberties and fortunes, it becomes the responsibility of the People to hold the government accountable in a manner that restores and protects our safety, our fortunes, and our liberties for ourselves and for generations to come.
History has shown that the human race is more likely to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to stand up against the abuses to which they have become accustomed. But when a long train of abuses has usurped their liberties and their fortunes under tyrannical despots, corrupt legislatures, and ideologue judges, it is the right of the citizens; it is their duty, to restore the former safeguards in order to ensure their future security.
Such is the condition prevalent in these United States of American, and such is now the condition which makes it necessary to exercise the privileges granted to our citizens to restore our government to the form prescribed, preserved, and protected within our Constitution – knowing full well that it is not the responsibility of the government to rule over its citizens but it is the responsibility of citizens to rule over government.
It is for this reason that many are gathering across the nation to reclaim the very form of government wherein prosperity and freedom co-existed, wherein liberty of conscience and freedom of speech thrived, and wherein citizens worshipped freely and lived peaceably.
This is not a protest movement designed by those without compassion and driven by irrational greed; this movement exists to preserve our freedoms and to protect our liberties.
Failure will result in more than economic chaos or financial ruin.
Failure will usher in a new age, an age of change, an age that will mark the death of the American Dream and the grand experiment of a Republic designed to protect the rights of its citizens.
History is watching what we do and what we accomplish.
Success will require unity by putting aside our differences to work together for the greater good. It will also require diligence and commitment – all the while knowing full well that failure is only one election away.
This movement will not determine our credit rating or our financial viability; it will determine whether or not we earn the right to exist as a free nation.
The History of the late 20th and early 21st century is a history of repeated violations and usurpations of the principles of government outlined within our foundational documents. Specifically, the Constitutional crimes we find objectionable and herewith protest against are following:
Whereas, the Federal government has imposed taxes upon its citizens that are not within its Constitutional powers, prior to its amendment, and has used these funds for expenditures outside of its powers as enumerated within the Constitution to accommodate the wishes of special interests that secure the powers of those that govern at the expense of taxpayers.
Whereas, the federal government has used its power to create special welfare for special interests by compromising the welfare of the general public, and stands in violation of general welfare clause of the Constitution.
Whereas, the Federal government has not provided for regular commerce by levying absurd taxes and regulations on corporations, by adopting uber environmental restrictions, and by adopting free trade policies with foreign governments that promote and favor foreign goods over national goods.
Whereas, the Judicial system has usurped its role to adjudicate and has created legislation, and Congress and the Executive branches have allowed this condition to exist unchecked and unbalanced.
Whereas, the Federal government as well as several states have disregarded our First Amendment right of free speech by imposing upon us Hate Crime Bills that silence opposing views and violate our liberty of conscience.
Whereas, certain state governments have sought to usurp our First Amendment right not to inhibit the free enterprise of religion by imposing upon the church a new definition for marriage, which must be honored by all existing states, and these usurpations have not been checked federally .
Whereas,the Judiciary branch has usurped our First Amendment right to peaceably assemble, specifically by restraining such right in the vicinity of certain clinics in accordance with biased ideologies, while law and order entities have discriminatorily allowed violent protesters to dominate and obstruct environs of their choice.
Whereas, all branches have allowed abortion to be administered to minors without parental notification, thereby infringing upon the God-given rights of parents, while additionally violating the right to life of the unborn.
Whereas, government at all levels has pursued endless measures to limit and infringe upon our right to bear arms in violation of the Second Amendment.
Whereas, the federal and judiciary branches of government have repeatedly violated, usurped and disregarded the powers delegated exclusively to the states and the Congress has allowed these atrocities to continue.
Whereas, the states have violated the Tenth Amendment by imposing laws upon citizens that conflict with the Constitution.
Therefore, We the People of these United States,appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do hereby petition all branches of government to cease and desist from this unconstitutional and deplorable behavior immediately and to restore the principles this country was founded upon.
AND as in times of crisis past, with a firm reliance on Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor to protect our liberties, rights, and way of life for ourselves and generations to come through the restoration of our Constitution and all foundational documents.
May God continue to bless these United States of America!!!
About the Author
RoseAnn Became politically active during the Clinton presidency when government interference began to negatively impact the education system. Her experience in fighting Goals 2000 helped her to understand the pitfalls of government-run schools along with all of its social and moral indoctrinations. Additionally, her experience within the Creation Science speakers circuit helped her to understand the impact the teaching of evolution has had on our youth and on our government, which eventually led her to found Veritas Christian Academy, a Christian high school in Sussex County, NJ. In 2009, she founded the Sussex County Tea Party Patriots (now called Skylands Tea Party), and was a founding board member as well as President for the NJ Tea Party Caucus and founding member for NJ Tea Parties United. In the past, she and Pastor Stephen Nash co-founded The Black Robe Regiment of NJ, which was comprised of politically motivated church leaders and pastors. From 2005-2011, she served as both Contributing and Acquisitions Editor for the NJ Family Policy's yearly flagship publication, Family Magazine, where she met the Rev. Dr. Gloria Harris, whom she would go on to co-host a local tv/radio show with. After which, she co-hosted a radio show with state Senator Richard LaRossa, as well as briefly co-hosting "Bordering Insanity" with retired INS agent, Mike Cutler. Currently, she has launched a Christian "counterpoint" initiative with Pastor Doug Thuen that is designed to equip the younger generation to face the biblical and cultural challenges of our days.