Defend the Oath is dedicated to passing a
MICHIGAN CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT INITIATIVE
to hold government accountable.
This initiative will be passed directly by the people and added as written into the Michigan Constitution. It will not be subject to legislative review or modification, but all legislators and public servants will be subject to its provisions.
The initiative consists of three parts:
(1) Definition of the Crime “Betraying Your Oath of Office” as: Each instance when a Public Servant betrays their Oath of Office to support provisions within the Federal or State Constitutions by failing to enforce the many specific limitations on usurpation of power by government and failing to secure the People’s God-given rights specifically protected within both Constitutions.
(2) Creation of a People’s Grand Jury, created and operated by the people themselves, totally free from government control, to determine if a public servant has betrayed their of office, or if a rule, law, or regulation being imposed upon the people of Michigan is unconstitutional.
(3) Charges found valid by the Peoples Grand Jury will be brought to court to be decided before a jury of the people.
Every official within this State swears on their sacred honor to support the provisions within the United States and Michigan Constitutions.
Since the Constitution of the United States severely limits federal authority to a few specific functions required for our Union to interact in the world community and repeatedly prohibits Washington from addressing, interfering with, or imposing its will over any aspect of the daily lives of the people or the routine operation of the states, every official within the State of Michigan MUST enforce these limitations on government.
How do the people hold government officials accountable when they betray their oath and instead support laws which seek our submission and control?
The most common option today is to plead.
- Don’t search my home without a warrant!
- Don’t take my guns!
- Don’t take my property!
- Don’t take away my right to a trial by jury!
- Don’t force me into Obamacare!
- Don’t militarize our local police!
- Don’t indoctrinate my kids!
- Don’t force unconstitutional U.N. directives upon me!
- Please, Please, Please … and the list goes on and on and on.
And What Happens?
- Government searches anything, anywhere, anytime without a warrant.
- We’ve lost our right to a trial by jury.
- Government restricts gun ownership seeking confiscation and disarmament.
- The EPA, DNR, and DEQ regulate all aspects of private property and commerce at its discretion without authority.
- We’re forced into Obamacare.
- The police are being militarized with the people now considered a threat.
- Our kids are forced into federalized indoctrination while being blinded to the greatness of our founding principles.
- Government ratifies unlawful treaties negating our Constitutional protections while destroying our national sovereignty.
The majority of elected officials and bureaucrats ignore every aspect of the Constitution and consider our “rights” privileges granted by government. They do not seek to secure our liberty but instead our submission through growth of government, enforcement of unconstitutional laws. Allegiance is given to those able to provide power and wealth. There is no accountability to the people.
Regardless of their behavior, the FACT is that within the State of Michigan our rights come from God, our Creator, as explained within our Declaration of Independence. We the People established and ordained our Constitution to protect our unalienable rights, limit government, and secure our liberty. The Constitution is the supreme law of the Land.
SOLUTION: Re-establish by law the ability of the people to hold government at all levels accountable through a Michigan Constitutional Amendment Initiative consisting of two parts.
First: Define a new crime.
As our founders defined the crime of Treason, we, the people of the State of Michigan must define and enforce a new crime entitled:
“Betraying Your Oath of Office”:
“Each instance when a Public Servant betrays their Oath of Office to support provisions within the Federal and State Constitutions by failing to enforce the many specific limitations on usurpation of power by government and failing to secure the People’s God-given rights specifically protected within both Constitutions.”
Second: Establish a People’s Grand Jury, totally free from state control to evaluate if the charge of “Betraying Your Oath of Office” against a public servant are valid and represent a gross betrayal of their oath of office. If found valid, the case will be forwarded to circuit court to be tried before a jury of the people.
This People’s Grand Jury will have no bearing on the existing court-controlled Grand Jury, but will address only the crime of Betraying Your Oath of Office. The People’s Grand Jury will not determine guilt or innocence, but simply if the charges are valid and reasonable. Valid charges will be forwarded for a trial by jury within the state court system.
Punishment for those found guilty by a jury trial of “BETRAYING YOUR OATH OF OFFICE” will be removal from office, prohibition from holding future public office, and complete loss of public pensions from any source.
All appeals of a verdict handed down by a jury trial must be heard before a jury of the people, not a panel of state appointed apleals judges.
Milton Friedman correctly observed that politicians will only do right when it’s in their best interest to do so. This initiative provides that incentive.