END the FED Rallies in Bozeman and Helena November 22nd!

November 18, 2009

END the FED, Nov 22, 2009 Nationwide Action – Hope some of you can GO!!

Ron Paul began with Audit the FED HB 1207 now S 604
http://www.ronpaul.com/on-the-issues/audit-the-federal-reserve-hr-1207/
http://www.ronpaul.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/

Action network here: http://endthefedusa.ning.com/

Demonstration Rally In Helena: Sunday, November 22, 2009, 11-11:30am in Hill Park across the street from the Federal Reserve Bank, 100 Neill Avenue, Helena, Montana.
http://www.meetup.com/End-The-Fed/members/4388204/

Demonstration Ralley in Bozeman: Sunday, November 22, 2009, 11am-5pm, at the Downtown Courthouse, 411 East Main Street, Bozeman, Montana.

http://endthefedusa.ning.com/events/bozeman-montana-end-the-fed

More Information:

Rally Promo Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-cR0i2YP3A
Ron Paul NYC FED March:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bRaC-pDV1k

NEW: End The Fed! Nationwide Rallies:
http://www.meetup.com/End-The-Fed/messages/7820818/
http://www.endthefed.us/
http://www.restoretherepublic.net/

Thanks Lark and Pamela for the tip!

As a side note – a “Resources” Page has been started at The Montana Conservative!  The idea is to have contact information for Government Officials at all levels at your fingertips, as well as ways to get the best and latest news, social networks, and anything else that will help you be more informed with less effort!  It is under construction at the moment, but at least most of the Government Officials contact information is already there!  You can just go to the tab marked “Resources” at the top of the page, or click the link below:

https://montanaconservative.wordpress.com/resources/

Thanks all!


Celebrating Conservatism’s 1st Anniversary Meeting!

November 17, 2009

Congratulations to ALL of you.  In December of 2008, this group started with about 25 people, and there were approximately 600 people that showed up for Sheriff Mack in November – WOW!

So – this “2nd Amendment Celebration” will be a PARTY!! As usual, the event is no cost, and donations are greatly appreciated to continue hosting these excellent meetings!

First, there will be a Chili Cook-Off! Details to follow as they become available.  As usual, there is a Potluck, so bring Chili, Salad, Corn Bread, Side Dish, or Dessert.

Second, we have a Country and Western BAND for your entertainment!

Third, our excellent speakers include Gary Marbut of Missoula, MT and Schaeffer Cox, of Fairbanks, AK, starting at 6:45pm!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

EARLIER Start Time:  5:00pm!!

Location: First Interstate Building, Ravalli County Fairgrounds, 100 Old Corvallis Road (NE Corner of Fairgrounds Road), Hamilton, Montana

Directions: Take Hwy. 93, turn East at the light, onto Fairgrounds Road (North End of Town).  Upon passing the frontage road (Old Corvallis Road), it is located on the left side – pull into the Gate for parking, or park on Fairgrounds Road.

ALSO:  Old West Firearms Display, Ammunition Raffle – and Prizes for Best Western Attire!!

We will SEE YOU THERE!!


Update on the Montana Grand Jury!

November 12, 2009

Thank you, Duane Sipe, for sending this in.  Interestingly, news had been posted, which is linked here!

November 10, 2009

The Office of Montana’s Secretary of State Has Accepted a Draft Ballot Initiative Seeking to Provide the Citizens of Montana the Ability to Summon Grand Juries By Petition

Stevensville, Montana, November 10, 2009 – The office of Montana’s Secretary of State (SOS) in Helena has accepted a ballot initiative, to be reviewed by the office of Legislative Services. This is the beginning stage of placing the initiative on the 2010 general election ballot.

This initiative has been labeled ‘Ballot Issue #18’ by the SOS, and is a Constitutional Initiative (CI), seeking to amend Montana’s Constitution, providing for the ability of the citizens to summon Grand Juries by petition.

Currently, the Montana Constitution only provides that a District Judge, at their discretion, may summon a Grand Jury. Article II, Section 20, Paragraph 2 states: “A grand jury shall consist of eleven persons, of whom eight must concur to find an indictment. A grand jury shall be drawn and summoned only at the discretion and order of the district judge.”

Serving as a ‘check and balance’ for the Constitutional Republic known as the United States, the Founders had preserved for the citizens, the right and ability to assure that the public servants kept their activities in line with the intent of the Constitution, and its Bill of Rights, which were ratified on December 15, 1791. The term Grand Jury is mentioned only in the 5th amendment to the United States Constitution. It is meant to be a right retained by the people. It is a citizen function, not a government function, as the public has been lead to believe.

What do the courts have to say?

“An independent grand jury is to stand between the prosecutor and the accused, and to determine whether a charge is legitimate, or is dictated by malice or personal ill will.”

”Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43 (1906)

The Supreme Court states that the independent grand jury’s purpose is not only to investigate possible criminal conduct, but to act as a “protector of citizens against arbitrary and oppressive governmental action,” and to perform its functions; the independent grand jury “deliberates in secret and may determine alone the course of its inquiry.”

United States v. Calandra, 414 U.S. 338 (1974)

Article IV, Section 4 of The United States Constitution says: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government …” And, Montana is this form of government. As such, the Montana Constitution states in Section 1: “Popular sovereignty. All political power is vested in and derived from the people. All government of right originates with the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole.”

And, in Section 2: “Self-government. The people have the exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent state. They may alter or abolish the constitution and form of government whenever they deem it necessary.”

The Founders’ intended for the sovereign citizens to ‘lend’ the public servants their specific duties. Among these is the preservation of constitutionally protected rights. The servants are not in a position, and do not have the ability to take away these sovereign, constitutionally secured rights and powers of the people.

Amending Montana’s Constitution as indicated will serve to restore the Founders’ intent, at the state level, regarding the position of, and political responsibilities required by, the citizenry.

Duane Sipe

Also – a link to his earlier submitted ConOp!


Upcoming Missoula Conservatives Meeting

November 12, 2009

The next Missoula Conservatives Meeting will be:

Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 7pm

Quality Inn at 3803 Brooks (near Reserve)

Speaker is Michael Shaw with Freedom Advocates and this is the last day of his Western Montana speaking tour!  The topic is how globalism creeps into our communities.  Download the excellent eBook on how Agenda 21 affects all of us while you are visiting the website!

Printed LETTERS will be available for our signatures to deliver to Sheriffs McMeekin and Hoffman, based on Sheriff Mack’s Supreme Court decision in the 1990’s that it is the Sheriff’s duty to protect us from the Federal onslaught of taxation, regulation, and stolen liberties – the most important being our medical freedoms (and in particular, the seeming rollout of mandatory vaccines like the H1N1)! See Pamela’s thread at ResistNet.com to download and read the content of the letters – or if you can’t make it to the meeting, print and sign one of your own for delivery (and have a few neighbors or co-workers who “get it” sign too!):

http://www.resistnet.com/group/montanaarea11missoulahamilton/forum/topics/montana-can-refuse-1

While you are there – check out the entire ResistNet.com website – if you are so inclined to join, make sure you join the State of Montana Group AND your Local Area Group – to keep you informed nationally and locally!  Thanks, and hope to see you at the meeting!


Various News Headlines

November 2, 2009

Getting geared up for the Sheriff Richard Mack Event in less than 24 hours, and hope to see many of you there!

More for your Calendar – TAKE ACTION:

Senator Jon Tester will be in Hamilton, MT on Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 10am-12pm.  He will be in the Third Floor Conference Room of the Ravalli County Courthouse, 205 Bedford Street (or alternatively, 215 S. 4th St. near State), 406 / 375-6780.  Please attend, bring a letter and oppose the proposed Health Care bill, and the proposed Wilderness bill.

Senators Jon Tester and Max Baucus will both be in Missoula on Friday, November 6, 2009 during lunch hour from12pm-1pm at their respective offices:   Tester: 130 West Front St. (across from McKenzie Plaza), and Baucus: 280 East Front St., Ste. 100 (across from the Library).  Go to both locations if you can.  Bring a sign, bring a letter and voice your opposition to the Health Care proposal or anything else on your mind!

NOW – for some NEWS!

For all of you who went to the Tea Parties in Bozeman and in Helena this weekend – GREAT job!  Here is a great article in the Helenair.com covering the Helena Event – nice photo of Missoula’s Pauline Dean!  WEHEW!

In Hamilton, Mona Docteur and Dan Cox were interviewed in-depth by the usually-liberal Missoula Independent, their October 29, 2009 article entitled, “Questioning Conservatism” was very well done!  Congratulations to Celebrating Conservatism!!

Recently in the Ravalli Republic, there were a couple articles of interest.  One is essential reading, Dewey Baker’s “Republican Party Losing Its Way” and the other is an adversary to the conservative movement, Mr. Bill LaCroix of the so-called Bitterroot Human Rights Alliance, his piece entitled, “‘Patriot’ Rhetoric Based on Emotion” and frankly demonstrates his ignorance of, amongst other things, the Celebrating Conservatism events.  Read the follow-up comments (some of them are GREAT) and of course, feel free to leave one or two yourselves!  Today, the voting turnout was rather uneventful, although some may find Mayoral Candidate, Michael Spreadbury’s Hearing interesting.

And NOW for some FUN!!  (And it is actually Educational)

Folks in their 40’s now will likely remember the 1970’s “Schoolhouse Rock” series, which were short educational clips that aired between Saturday Morning Cartoon television shows, and educated about Grammar, Multiplication Tables – AND American History.  This is how a few of us learned the Preamble of the US Constitution – ENJOY!!


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