Under One Banner
The "Under One Banner" campaign to circulate the You Have Tread On Me - Petition is truly a Grass Roots campaign. It has no funding; it is not backed by any organization (though it is supported by many); and, it has no leadership -- except for those of you who choose to pick up that Banner.
The idea for the Under One Banner campaign evolved from an article, "Divide and Conquer", that was written by the author of the Petition. Upon completing the article, he realized that, for the most part, the source of most of the problems we perceive to exist in this country, today, were created, either by commission or omission, by the Congress of the United States.
If this were true, then it would make sense to resort to the historical "Olive Branch Petition" of 1775, and petition the Congress for Redress of Grievances.
The Olive Branch Petition was submitted to the Parliament, by Subjects of Great Britain. The You Have Tread On Me is being submitted by the Posterity of those who enabled the government that now resides in Washington, D.C.
The Olive Branch Petition was a request to a higher authority (the government to which they were the subjects of). The You Have Tread On Me Petition is a Demand to a lower authority (the public servants of that Posterity) to do as they are authorized, and required by the Constitution, to "establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote (not provide) the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty", which is the purpose of their existence as a government.
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Downloadable PDF of the Petition on 2 pages, for printing
Downloadable PDF - Full Size (5 pages)
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We The People - Texas Blogtalkrado episode on Under One Banner - September 7, 2009 (mp3)
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