March 3, 2016
On February 22nd, 2016, The People’s Initiative to Hold Government Accountable presented their petition, to the Board of State Canvassers Meeting, in Lansing, MI. This petition is an avenue that will allow residents of Michigan a way to fight back against unconstitutional laws and regulations. Michigan citizens currently have no recourse, other than recall, to respond to unlawful behavior on the part of our public servants. Ironically the board rejected the petition because it was unconstitutional. However, then they refused to point out how or why this petition was unconstitutional?
This rejection is an insult to the citizens of Michigan. All public servants have taken an Oath upon entering office and being paid by the taxpayers of Michigan to uphold and defend the U.S. and Michigan Constitutions. This petition would allow a vote of the people on the November ballot to decide if ignoring or going against the Supreme Law of the Land is a crime. The people of Michigan have the right to petition their government (Bill of Rights, Amendment I., U.S Constitution) and the residents of Michigan have the right to vote on this matter.
Why is this initiative needed? Because for decades our public servants have been negotiating away the rights of both the people and State without authority or repercussions.
In Lansing on Monday, March 7, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. The People’s Initiative to Hold Government Accountable, will present this petition for a second time in hopes of being able to act on their Constitutional right to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances”. The public is invited to witness this event by attending the hearing on Monday which will take place at the State Capitol Building, Room 424.
We can continue to petition, plead, and/or protest with our legislators to do right, but without any means to force their accountability, we leave ourselves at their discretion, their mercy — which has historically been sold to the highest bidder. We’re seen as little more than an irritation to whom they give lip service, but very little else.
We can either fight, plead, or submit. This initiative provides the people the very real means to fight, to force accountability of our public servants. If they betray our trust — they’ll face the wrath of the people and be forced to forfeit any gain they reaped by their betrayal.
The People’s Initiative to Hold Government Accountable
The power under the Constitution will always be in the people. George Washington