Published on 11/27/10
By Paul E. Vallely; MG US Army (Ret.)
Yes, America, you are watching while Washington attempts to right itself and
Obama self-destructs. What does a country and its citizens do as their
nation continues to decline in power, financial stability and security of
its people? We at Stand Up America shout aloud that we the people must stay
strong and help right the national ship.
The Declaration of Independence states:
“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 affect their Safety and Happiness.”
The ship has been righted to some degree by the November elections but so
much more needs to be done.
We cannot permit the current leaders in the White House and Halls of
Congress to continue in their efforts to lead us down the road of
Progressive Socialism and global government initiatives. In our opinion,
President Obama, his appointees and his czars must be replaced immediately.
This is the current battle that we Constitutionalists face and we must be
aggressive in our efforts. Obama will continue to by pass Congress in his
progressive agenda and issue extensive Executive Orders. Congress, you must
stand tall for the American people and enjoin the Supreme Court to halt
Executive branch violations of law and the Constitution.
Incompetence, corruption and Dishonesty of officials now come into play as
relates to our National Security and Economy and is the rationale for
resignations and a change of government. My emphasis in this article will be
a continued plea for Americans to Demand Resignation of these officials by
the people of this country.
We are at a point that if Demand Resignations and a new Congressional make
up do change the direction of the country then we must proceed to
Impeachment and a serious transfer of Power at the highest levels of
government. Obama’s eligibility to be President must be totally vetted to
confirm his legitimacy.
Lincoln issued this warning in his inaugural address:
“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to
rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one. This is a
most valuable and sacred right – a right which we hope and believe is to
liberate the world.”
Being a representative republic, not a democracy, and “rising up” means
other than revolution by use of arms. The people must “rise up” (Stand Up as
we say now) from the grass roots across this great country as we think of
the greater good of this and future generations. We are limited in the
peaceful transfer of power.resignation, elections, and impeachment.
The oath is simple and reads:
“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear
true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely,
without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will
faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter:
So help me God.”
Sadly, we have seen them violate their oath. Fraud, lying, and corruption
are rampant and some have engaged in treasonous activities, and they
effectively thumb their noses at us and have sold you to the highest bidder.
The Articles of Confederation were replaced with the Constitution, which
granted the federal government enough authority to cultivate, promote and
secure the Blessings of Liberty. The balance of authority and individual
liberty was understood. Power was confined to that which was enumerated in
the Constitution with a certain and meaningful intent for check and
Article One, S5, CII and the 10th Amendment provides the authority but this
has been trumped by a system that rewards the powerful. In 1803 each
congressional district averaged 38,476 people. In 2010 it is forecast to
exceed 710,000. These numbers indicate power growth, and it effectively grew
eight fold in the 20th century alone. No wonder our representatives seek to
stay in office so long.
Power, money and benefits beyond the reach of most Americans are the basis
now for many politicians and revolving door appointees staying in office.
They must be termed out. With incumbency comes power. The party in the
majority assigns power, so a long-term sitting representative can expect
such power. A representative expected to stay in office in the 3rd Congress
for approximately two years now expects 12 years, or 6 terms – so much for a
But this can be changed through grass roots organization and discourse. We
must make it a local imperative and movement..of the People.by the People.
and for the People.
“We, the People” have had enough. Enough is Enough.
The Obama White House and identifiable Members of Congress are now on a
progressive socialist and treasonous death march and are bankrupting the
country beyond expectations. We have watched them violate their sacred oath
of office. “We, the People” cannot necessarily wait for the next round of
elections. It is now that many of these public servants (and you know who
they are) must put the people and country interests above self-interest by
A civil uprising is still not out of the question as “pain” grips the
country more each day. I am confident resignations will be forthcoming based
on the efforts of the people. The 2010 vote is critical. This means raising
your voice now to your neighbors, family, co-workers, and friends. Grass
roots efforts have begun; it is now time to put this effort into over drive.
America, stand tall together and we will weather the storm but we must act
If we think that this election has changed Obama’s objective, think again.
He will resort to his executive privilege to get his agenda in place from
the information that we are receiving.
Paul Vallely is Chairman of Stand Up America