June 29, 2008
[Message to all Americans]
Some things are worth fighting to the last breath. I believe our Constitution, and this great nation, is the most important battle to fight. The majority of Americans have forgotten, or given up, in the understanding the battle to protect our Constitution, and way of life, is a constant battle each generation must fight. Our government has been destroying our rights for several decades, and we have allowed this to happen. It's not our government which should fight for the protection of our Constitution - it's the American citizens. Our Constitution is very clear in it's content that our government derives it's power from the consent of the governed.
Do not lay down to our government's continued ignorance to act according to the will of the American People. Continue to fight for the protection of our Constitution. Make the small sacrifice of speaking out. Be prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice to defend our great country's Constitution. For if we don't correct the destructive nature of our government now...our children, and future generations, will pay the devistating price of the loss of this great country's Constitutional freedoms.
Frederick (SilverSurfer) Schaffner
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ALL AMERICANS, both Professional Drivers and American Citizens, must stand up and act now. Our elected representatives are once again ignoring the will, and needs, or the American people. On June 3, 2008, testimony was given before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation regarding the obvious manipulation of our energy prices - yet they have done nothing to effect positive change for America. The desperately needed TRUCC bills (S.2910 & H.R.5977), which directly affect American's pocketbooks and will greatly assist in the survival of our professional drivers (the backbone of America's economy,) are still sitting in sub-committees.
There are elected officials aggressively pursueing domestic production of our resources to bring an end to our economic crisis - but this democratic controlled House & Senate are refusing to bring these actions to the floor and take the action necessary to protect America. This is beyond being acceptable...action MUST be taken NOW before it's too late for America. You may not want to believe the level of urgency we are facing...but it is serious. We need All American citizens to become active and demonstrate to our elected representatives that action must be taken NOW.
Following is the fourth statement we ask All Americans to send to their representatives. We also are asking for All Americans to participate every Wednesday in a slow-down action to demonstrate to our elected officials our strength in numbers and unity. When travelling our roadways...drive the legal minimum speed limit - staying to the right - on interstates and 5mph below the posted speed on all other roadways. This action..."civil obedience"...is within our state and federal laws, and will save you money on your fuel costs. It will generate the national media attention American citizens need to get our elected representatives attention, as well as show the world we are united as a nation.
The time is at hand for all Americans to stand up and speak out. It's obvious our elected officials are not going to get anything done to protect our great country. We can no longer allow the slow wheels of our government to continue to let Americans be robbed of our way of life.
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June 29, 2008
To Our Elected Representatives,
Professional drivers still continue to be driven into bankruptcy. Companies still continue to go under. American jobs still continue to be lost. More American families continue to lose their homes. These are realities you, Our Elected Representatives, continue to allow with your in-action.
We have taken our voice to the hill and spoke of the actions we need. We continue to impress upon you, Our Elected Representatives, the actions necessary to protect our way of life. We have given you, Our Elected Representatives, the information, and direction, to accomplish the necessary action we need. Millions of American Citizens continue to speak out, and are demanding action to our country’s crisis.
During the week of June 23-27, 2008, you, Our Elected Representatives, once again did nothing to help professional drivers or American citizens. You, Our Elected Representatives, have once again allowed another week of suffering. More jobs have been lost, homes have been lost, businesses have gone under due to our current economic crisis, which can be addressed if you, Our Elected Representatives, would just act. You, Our Elected Representatives, continue to talk but get nothing done to help America. You, Our Elected Representatives, continue to bicker and point fingers instead of coming together in the interest of Americans to get something positive done.
During the week of June 23-27, 2008:
You, Our Elected Representatives, have once again violated your oath to the American people. Have you no shame? Our country’s current economic and energy crisis should take precedence over all other matters. You, Our Elected Representatives, have once again refused to act according to the will of the American People.
We have seen exactly how fast you, Our Elected Representatives, could get something done to address the current crisis our country faces. In one day you, Our Elected Representatives, introduced…put on the floor for vote…and passed legislation. Instead of using this power to act in the interest of America - you, Our Elected Representatives, instead use this power to accomplish nothing. Instructing CFTC to do their job - when it’s obvious they have no intention of acting in the best interest of American Citizens - Instead of directing CFTC to resend letters of no-action and enforce futures over-site authority…you, Our Elected Representatives, only shake your finger at them and say “do your job.” This action of inaction, you, Our Elected Representatives, have taken only resulted in even higher energy prices.
We have seen the continued attempt by Rep. Westmoreland to get the U.S. House to commit to acting according to the will of the American people - only to be ignored by the majority of our Elected Representatives (21 additional representatives have made the commitment this week to America - 191 Reps out of 435 have committed themselves to the American people.)
We have seen you, Our Elected Representatives; authorize the additional spending of millions, if not billions, of taxpayers’ money to subsidize mass transit…refusing to help professional drivers, our economy’s backbone. You, Our Elected Representatives, seem to think that this action is a positive step in helping American citizens. You, Our Elected Representatives, have become transparent in your decision to force Americans to move away from fossil fuels. You, Our Elected Representatives, have demonstrated, through your continued actions, your intentions to force your will upon American citizens. You, Our Elected Representatives, are forcing your will upon American Citizens at any cost…the cost of our great country.
Millions of Americans are speaking out, demanding you, Our Elected Representatives, act according to the will of the American people…whom you, Our Elected Representatives, have taken an oath to serve and protect…only to ignore our demands for action. You, Our Elected Representatives, continue to allow American citizens to suffer at the hands of not only big business, but at the hands of our own government. You, Our Elected Representatives, are destroying our country with your inaction to address the crisis our country faces. Americans are not going to stand for this much longer. Americans are at the edge of losing everything and you, Our Elected Representatives, refuse to act…refuse to unlock our resources; allowing Americans to do something…refuse to realize the destructive nature of your ignorance to our country’s crisis.
Americans need change and we will get the change we need. You, Our Elected Representatives, will act according to the will of American Citizens - or we, American Citizens, will be finally heard on November 4th. We will take action into our own hands and remove from office those Elected Representatives refusing to act according to the will of the American People.
We will remind you, Our Elected Representatives, once again, in the words of our founding fathers and demand you, Our Elected Representatives, act according to the will of the American people. --
…That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security… (Declaration of Independence)
Actions Needed Immediately:
1.) We are now demanding you, Our Elected Representatives, to call for an emergency session to address our country’s crisis. Because you, Our Elected Representatives, have wasted valuable time - addressing issues of no importance to our country’s crisis - we are demanding you, Our Elected Representatives, remain in session until these issues are addressed.
2.) The immediate passing of S.2910 & H.R.5977 (TRUCC) to bring transparency to the trucking industry. To put professional drivers in the position of being able to make proper decisions regarding their business. It is only right that a businessman should be given the right to know he is being fairly paid for his services. Remove the broker’s ability to continue to rob our professional drivers…the backbone of this great country’s economy.
3.) The immediate action necessary, as testified by Mr. Greenberger, Mr. Soros, Mr. Ramm and Dr. Cooper, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation regarding the re-instatement of commodity regulations which existed for 78 years before you, Our Elected Representatives, abandoned/changed those regulations - and as testified by Mr. Gheit, Mr. Diwan, Mr. Masters and Mr. Krapels before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee regarding oil speculators and the oil futures market…thus leading up to the current economic crisis America faces today. Testimony has been given by intelligent, competent and knowledgeable individuals. Individuals very much aware of the market they speak about.
4.) A commitment to open your doors to more than special interest groups, large corporations and commission representatives…but to professional drivers, and American citizens, with pertinent input to what’s happening to us. A commitment to pursue listening...acting accordingly to the will of the American people. A commitment to become more aware and active with the American people you, Our Elected Representatives, represent. A commitment to understand the realities of what your decisions on the hill does to the American people.
America is standing on the edge of economic collapse and you, Our Elected Representatives, continue to not take the immediate steps, and action, necessary to protect our country. We are in need and you, Our Elected Representatives, are not doing the job we have elected you to do. We will continue to speak out and demonstrate through slow-downs and protests across the nation. As each passing week goes by which you, Our Elected Representatives, do not get something done…we will continue to grow even larger in number and strength…eventually leading to an America shut-down if necessary.
If you, Our Elected Representatives, do not take the steps, and actions, needed to protect our country - there soon will be no country to protect. As Americans, we have no choice but to demand - once again - you, Our Elected Representatives, put the interests of the citizens of this nation first, and take the necessary steps NOW to stop the impending disaster facing our nation.
“We The People”
We are also asking all Americans to send a copy of this statement to the following U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Members and the U.S. House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Members (on page 2)...