PETITIONS TO BE DELIVERED TO HOUSE AND SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEES AS WELL AS OBAMA
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 27, 2010) — Chalice Jackson, owner of Patriots Heart Network, in tandem with Scott Winchell and Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely (Ret.) of Stand Up America and formerly a military analyst at the Fox News Channel, have announced the launch of a new initiative which demands the resignation of “Barack Obama, his appointees, and his administration forthwith” for “High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
The “NO CONFIDENCE! We Demand Resignation Petition Letter for High Crimes and Misdemeanors” can be found here and is downloadable and printable.
On June 5, 2010, Maj. Gen. Vallely gave a speech at the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner in Virginia City, Montana in which he said:
We now must call for the immediate resignation of Barry Soetero (AKA President Barack Hussein Obama) …..based on Incompetence, Deceit, Fraud, Corruption, Dishonesty and Violation of the US Oath of Office and the Constitution…And a call for a National Petition for new elections to select the next President of the United States of America must be initiated. We can wait no longer for a traditional change of Power and New Government.
Gen. Vallely was a guest on Patriots Heart Network on June 8, 2010, discussing his stated position about Obama and his regime and why he had reached that conclusion. The Post & Email’s interview with Gen. Vallely is here.
Chalice was kind enough to give generously of her time to The Post & Email to explain the scope, focus and mission of the petition drive.
SHARON: Thank you so much for being willing on short notice to explain your new initiative. How can other websites, groups and individuals become involved?
CHALICE: The website is SomeoneDiedForMeToday, and the best place to start is there. If you wish to become one of our partner organizations, just go to the website where there’s an email link right at the top of the page. That would be for the larger groups. Our goal by the end of the weekend is to fill up our page. We’re almost halfway there now. Of course, we’d like to fill up two pages, so I don’t want to limit my goals at all. The more, the better!
We’re putting up the banners as they come in so that everyone will know for history’s sake who were the fastest and most perceptive to get on board right away. And you were one of them, and I want to thank you, Sharon, because The Post & Email is such a wonderful news media organization and we’re very grateful to have you join in this peaceful but active movement to force our elected officials to be held accountable for their actions by utilizing the tools in the U.S. Constitution itself for redress.
SHARON: How did this get its start?
CHALICE: General Vallely and Scott Winchell, who works closely with the General, have been working on the concept of the resignation of public officials for some time, over a year now. I was getting ready to interview the General, and he and I had a conversation, and through that conversation, I said, “Why don’t we partner up and Patriots Heart will lead the charge, and through that process we’ll ask everybody in America to sign a petition. We debated quite a bit about what type of petition to do. Last summer I personally delivered over 1.5 million signatures to every member of Congress with signed receipts and did not get a single call back. So I know how effective these petitions that are served in pages are. So the decision was made to try individual petition letters, and through a couple of conversations among Scott, Paul and I, we designed this approach.
There are several reasons for it. The name “Someone Died For Me Today” came about after I had discussed with someone my concern about what’s going on in our country, and he said to me that he was too busy to be politically involved and didn’t think he should become involved…and I just looked at him and the words just blurted out. I said, “Somebody died for you today; don’t you get it?” So that’s how the name came about; I had just blurted it out. When I said that, I said to myself, “Someone died for me today, too.”
That means something, because why did they die? They died for their oath. They gave an oath to their country and to their Constitution, and they served their oath to the ultimate degree. When we are in a situation where most of Americans believe there’s something wrong with Mr. Obama but still, half of those Americans are asleep, what is it that’s going to cause them to wake up? I think the question comes back to, “We all have an oath,” and that’s why the website posts the American’s Creed, so that we as Americans can say, “What is our level of responsibility right now in making sure that our constitutional republic continues?”
Then, of course, when we look at Mr. Obama and many of the other politicians right now, we see that they are oath-breakers; they have broken their oath of office. When you try to take a petition and move it forward, you need to ask, “How do we do that? How do we get individuals to all agree on the same concept and not get lost in the minutia?”
I think that’s important, because the other aspect of this is the oath that they’ve broken. They have committed high crimes and misdemeanors against their oath. That’s why the top of our petition starts with the presidential oath of office and then from there, it goes down to say that Mr. Obama has taken that oath twice, and then it defines what a “high crime and misdemeanor” is. When you understand what that is, it will stun you. Let me read it to you. This is from Wikipedia, posted on June 20. They sometimes wordsmith things, as you know.
“High” in the legal parlance of the 18th century means “against the State”. A high crime is one which seeks the overthrow of the country, which gives aid or comfort to its enemies, or which injures the country to the profit of an individual or group. In democracies and similar societies it also includes crimes which attempt to alter the outcome of elections.
So if you can read that definition and agree that Mr. Obama has committed this high crime and misdemeanor, that is enough to then call for the House and Senate Judiciary Committees to launch an investigation, or at least for we the people to demand that they launch that investigation.
SHARON: Then this is not aimed at the question of Obama’s eligibility?
CHALICE: That’s correct; the eligibility issue isn’t involved in this at all. Some people might say that that’s another one of his high crimes: that he’s refusing to be open and transparent to the American people about his background, particularly as it pertains to his eligibility. But that is really not what this is about; this is about high crimes and misdemeanors and it relates to his oath of office. He’s supposed to uphold the Constitution. There is only a certain number of ways that you can remove a president, and that was put into the Constitution specifically because it had a very clear meaning. What has happened over time is we’ve lost the understanding of what that means. So the eligibility question is completely separate from this initiative.
SHARON: You mentioned affecting the “outcome of elections.” Might one of the charges be related to the alleged job offers to Andrew Romanoff of Colorado and Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania in exchange for their requested withdrawal from political races and about which some senators have already asked for an investigation?
CHALICE: Absolutely. We have a right to know if that happened. If he’s committed this crime, let’s get it investigated openly. Obviously, when he has the majority power to move motions forward, he’s not going to move that. So it has to come from the people. But those would be two very good examples, and also the Blagojevich trial is another one that falls into that same category. So we have a trend; we don’t just have one, two or three. I believe there’s a fourth case of corruption as well.
SHARON: The Post & Email has been covering the Blagojevich trial and the alleged job offers to Romanoff and Sestak. Are there other things, for instance, election fraud when Obama was a candidate?
CHALICE: That’s a very important question, and the heart of that question is, “What is the range of charges that we’re making?” We have a section on our site where we’re asking others to bring forward that kind of information so that we can bring it to the House Judiciary Committee.
SHARON: I noticed that the charges are not specific at this point. Is there a reason for that?
CHALICE: There is a good reason for it. The goal is to let the American people look at the definition of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” and if they think he has committed them, then let’s get the investigation going and then we can put all those charges out there. We don’t want to get lost in the argument of the charges while we mobilize America. I think if most Americans read the Wikipedia definition of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” they would say, “Yes, Mr. Obama and his regime have committed these offenses.” To back that up, we’re adding that section to the website, and we’re also putting out a fourth page of talking points where we can list some of the transgressions.
I have gotten that same feedback from a couple of very important people who said, “I don’t think my friends are going to sign this if there aren’t specific charges.” But the real thing right now is the definition of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” If you read that, has he committed that? That’s all you’re affirming when you sign the petition: that he has committed high crimes and misdemeanors.
SHARON: Or we need an investigation, at the very least?
SHARON: Were any other people instrumental in putting together this effort?
CHALICE: We have a couple of wonderful web people who helped us quite a bit, and each of us has our own individuals whom we’ve consulted on secondary levels.
SHARON: Did you know Maj. Gen. Vallely before you talked about this project?
CHALICE: I had interviewed him a couple of times, and he had been on our radio station several times before as well. But this came about because it was the right time and place, and we had the conversation, and the energy connected. I think that there’s a timing in everything. We don’t have a long, interconnected relationship other than that we’re all patriots.
SHARON: How many signatures do you expect to get this weekend?
CHALICE: Our goal is to have 1,000 commitments to be Flame-Builders by the end of the weekend. We’re having a big show on Sunday night, and we’ll take those commitments as best as we can determine them at that point, and as the flames are built, then we can actually go backwards and count. That’s why people should send me an email, because then we know that groups of ten have gone out. Then it’s backed up by the paperwork being sent to Patriots Heart, so we should be able to go to the mailbox and start seeing signed petitions there. So this weekend, the goal is 1,000, and when we have 1,000 who are agreeing to become Flame-Builders, that will give us 1,000,000 signatures by July 13.
SHARON: What is significant about the date of July 13?
CHALICE: We’re just moving; there is no time to waste. This is another aspect to the question that you asked earlier about how this started, and I think it’s important to understand that Gen. Vallely and I had a conversation and I’ve had this conversation with almost every patriot I know, and they’re saying the same thing: We can’t wait until November. With everything going on in the Gulf, I think universally, we have an ache in our gut that won’t go away and the feeling that our actions to date haven’t made that big of a difference. Therefore, waiting until November is very difficult to stomach. If everyone understands that if we get this petition drive moving and it is on the House floor in July, it changes the conversation, and that’s what we need to do. We need to stop the conversation and the way that they’re controlling it as if there’s no emergency going on in the Gulf and the other ways in which this regime is ignoring its constitutional obligations, especially in Arizona. So we need to stop the conversation immediately because we have elections coming. We want Obama impeached by September 1.
When other people understand that this is happening, then it changes the whole context of the election. Now we will say to all the politicians, “The people are holding you accountable to your oath.” Because if you look at what’s going on right now, it’s almost as if the words have no meaning. This whole question right now that Obama is suddenly going to give amnesty to illegal immigrants by executive order, going in by the back door, shows that there is no attention being paid to his oath of office, and we need to hold him responsible. And why don’t we hold him responsible? The media won’t support it, so we have to drive it ourselves. There is beauty in a contest which is based upon each individual pod, where every Flame-Builder is a group of ten. Pick your Flames carefully; pick ten people with whom you can work and follow up in five days and say, “Did you get your ten letters out?” or “Did you find your ten Flame-Builders?”
And for group leaders, you don’t have to report your group of ten to anybody; you just send us an email and say, “We have our group and it’s moving,” and you check back with them to make sure that happens. Now if we need to ignite this flame again for another time when we can’t get the cooperation of the media or we the people can’t get the changes that we need right now, then we can do that. But it will always be contained at the individual level, and that’s where it belongs. I’m just sick and tired of the fact that we raise our voices, and nobody is listening. We have to hold elected officials accountable to their oath of office.
SHARON: Why do you think Congress has been so unresponsive to the many issues that Americans clearly have had problems with during the last 18 months such as the banking bill and health care bill which many argue are unconstitutional?
CHALICE: I think there are many reasons. Part of it, of course, is the fact that big business, politicians and the media are all sleeping in the same bed. They’re disgusting in their gluttony. We’ve had the gluttony for a while, and it has been growing. But it’s over the top now, and we are in the middle of a global crisis. This oil spill is not a little deal; it’s getting bigger, and they’re not even allowing us to know what’s going on there. The only way we’re going to get our country back is if we take it back person by person, and that’s why it’s important to remember that someone has died for you today and for me today, because they’re defending our Constitution. It’s time to take a look and say, “What does the Constitution mean to you?” If you think that this regime has violated its oath of office, then it’s time to bring it up and make it be heard. I believe that will set the bar to get all politicians to be accountable. That’s what we’re about as tea partiers: to get politicians to obey their oath of office. So how do we enforce it? Well, we don’t have until November to wait. The time to enforce it is right now for all of these officials who are up for re-election or who are going to want to be elected. I don’t know how else we can do it, because when you have all the major powers sleeping together, and they have their own agenda, and that agenda is not based on the Constitution, the only answer is the people. There is no other option.
SHARON: You mentioned an important radio show on Sunday night, June 27. What time is the show and who will your guests be?
CHALICE: It will be from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. EDT, and I want all of the group leaders to call in and commit to being on our list. We’re looking for individuals who have email lists and everyone who was willing to mobilize and become a Flame-Builder. General Vallely will be on as well.
SHARON: What will you be discussing?
CHALICE: We’ll be talking about the process of building groups and getting petitions mailed out. It’s very important that your readers and everyone know that the petition letters be mailed. The impression of land mail is much stronger than any other method of delivery, other than personal visits. Each chamber of Congress must retain the letters. When we get 1,000,000 on July 13, that will actually be 4,000,000 pieces of mail delivered to four different groups.
The more signatures we have, the more it’s going to roll. That’s how a chain works. Just think about this: how long has it been since any of us have believed in a chain letter? Twenty years, right? But this can’t be completed on email, although you can circulate it that way to get started. Everyone must make sure to actually mail the petition letters to the people at the bottom of the form.
SHARON: How will you be documenting this process as it moves forward?
CHALICE: I want to get pictures of what the 10,000,000 letters look like. So when they’re delivered to Patriots Heart, we’ll choose a location and take continuing pictures so that we can give updates and people will know what’s going on. That’s another thing that happens to us: we jump in on these campaigns, and we never really know how much of an effect we had. But this time, we have a way to track it. We will know that there are 1,000,000 letters because we will have counted them.
SHARON: So each person has to mail five copies of the letter?
CHALICE: Yes, and keep one for yourself. Put it in your family Bible, because you’re making history right now. You want to be able to say, “This is what I did.” All you have to do is sit down and address five envelopes, send them out, and get ten people to do that. If that’s all you have to do to make a profound, instantaneous change to your government, it’s a lot easier than going out to the battlefield, isn’t it?
SHARON: I would think anyone would rather do this.
CHALICE: And we can make it fun. Connect with your ten people, keep it fresh, and send it out, because we can make a difference and we know we have an audience. What does it take for each of us to take ourselves away from our out-of-control schedules, which we all have right now, to do this? I know for me personally, I feel I have to be making a difference. So this is what I can say to everybody: Do your chain, build that chain, and you will have a relationship that will last. We don’t know where that relationship will go yet, but it’s one that will be interesting to watch. Also, you know for a fact that when we get a volume of these petitions, the House is going to have to pay attention, and it’s going to change the conversation. I can guarantee you that. Beyond that, God will know.
We know that there are some people who can’t do more than engage their immediate family, and we need them, too. They are the Sparks who have mailed their five petition letters.
There is an advantage in sending a copy of the petitions to Patriots Heart in that when mail arrives at the White House, it all goes through their security system. We will be able to know much faster how many petitions are actually being received because we’ll be maintaining a count here. So make sure to send us a copy of your petition. The only thing that everyone has to put on the petition is first and last name, city and state. If individuals want to be part of our updates and email lists, they can sign up on the website. But the core of this process is to get the petitions out there, because some people are concerned about retribution from the government.
SHARON: Government has certainly grown a lot in the last 18 months, and Thomas Jefferson said that if the people fear their government, there is tyranny. Would an investigation begin in the House or Senate Judiciary Committee?
CHALICE: Investigations for impeachment can begin in either committee, although actual impeachment proceedings begin in the House.
The important thing is, if you can’t find ten people but you can get three, you’ve still done something. That will equate to the end result being 300,000 signatures. This is a very interesting point: if I just start one Flame, which is a group of ten, within 26 days, that will bring 1,000,000 petitions. When you really think about it, it doesn’t make sense. But in increments of five days, if you do multiples of ten, that’s how it works. The integrity at the chain-link level is the key; you have to have a group of ten who will make sure that their group of ten makes sure that their group of ten gets people to send the petitions. It’s like a wildfire.
SHARON: I’ve been equating it to the spark, the flame, and then a huge bonfire that can be seen from anywhere in the country.
SHARON: Is there anything you’d like to add about the petition drive?
CHALICE: As you get your pods together, contact your boots-on-the-ground leaders. Reach out to your groups. Another thing that will help is for those who are able to go to senior homes, VFWs and get those people engaged, work with various clubs…As you go to your July 4 parade, take these packages and hand them out. However we spread it, the movement goes. That would be one thing. And leaders, if you’re on the ground working with candidates, contact them and get them involved. I went to a 912 group meeting on Friday night, and people were grabbing the petitions like crazy! It seemed to be what everybody wants, and they were excited. It takes a little bit of explanation, but that’s easy! Also, we’re building icons for Facebook and Twitter, so when you’re a Flame-builder, you’ll get a special icon you can use. If you get more than one Flame, then you’ll get more than one. Or if you’re a torch-blower, you’ll get a whole bunch!
SHARON: You had mentioned how organizations can sign up to support your efforts. What else do you need other than publicizing it on various websites?
CHALICE: We really need help at the Town Square to build the evidence against Mr. Obama. So if individuals have a passion about that, they can help there. It’s not only about Obama; we also are building a database of how oaths have been broken by individuals such as Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, and all of the different elected officials. So if someone has been studying one person or another and wants to make sure that that information is contained as a breach of oath, he or she can enter it in the Town Square and it will be a resource. That’s very important, because we’re all so scattered right now, so let’s focus on the Constitution and elected officials’ oath.
The other thing that I would really like to see, as we do this, is a celebration of the fact that we’re spreading liberty. If people have artwork they’d like to submit, that’s great. We can also have contests for who can recruit the most Flames. We should try to have fun with it because we’re all so stressed right now. On the serious side, we want to remember the people who died for us today, so we’re looking to make sure that stories about soldiers who have paid the ultimate price become part of our forum. That’s very important.
To make this happen, it has to be taken to individuals who aren’t necessarily engaged. We have to go there. When you do, and they say, “I can’t be engaged,” you remind them that someone, almost a baby, is dying for our Constitution. It just makes me crazy to think that our children are dying for their oath and we can’t get our politicians to commit to theirs. I don’t get it.
SHARON: Thank you very much for your time, Chalice, and explaining this new initiative.
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The sale of Chrysler to Fiat under Obama’s watch and the numerous dealerships which were put out of business as a is being challenged by Attorneys Donofrio and Pidgeon, who have filed a lawsuit which is ongoing.
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