do college students have rights?

3/13/05A petition for the redress of grievances as legalized by the 1st amendment of the United States Constitution and Article 20 of the Vermont Constitution that also provides in Article 6 that “all officers, of government, whether legislative or executive, are their trustees and servants; and at all times, in a legal way, accountable to them.” This is an affidavit and petition to initiate the vacating of gubernatorial and legislative offices. Vermont Constitution, Chapter II, ? 59 (Militia)The inhabitants of this state shall be trained and armed for its defense, under such regulations, restrictions, and exceptions, as Congress, agreeably to the Constitution of the United States, and the Legislature of this State, shall direct.Chapter II ? 16 Representatives oath (in part) You ____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that as a member of this Assembly, you will not propose, or assent to, any bill, vote or resolution, which shall appear to you injurious to the people, no do nor consent to any act or thing whatever, that shall have a tendency to lessen or abridge their rights and privileges, as declared by the Constitution of this State; but will, in all things, conduct yourself as a faithful, honest Representative and guardian of the people, according to the best of your judgment and ability.The legislature and governor of this state are in criminal neglect of office for failing to apply and conform to the Vermont and US Constitution to address and execute the mandates of Chapter II Section 59 of the Vermont Constitution. The Legislature of the last biennium as well as this current legislative body has in silent complicity criminally neglected to address Section 59 issue while the governor also stood by in silent complicity allowing “the inhabitants of Vermont” to be mobilized without acknowledging the mandates of Section 59. The Governor had no law to execute for the mobilization of “the inhabitants of Vermont.” Activation and mobilizations have continued within weeks of this affidavit /petition. These two legislative bodies and governor have failed to uphold the United States Constitutional guarantee of a Republican form of government (Article 4, Section 4,). The Vermont Constitution creates Vermont’s Republican form of government. Having failed to comply and actually showing contempt for US and Vermont Constitutions the law is very clear. The 14th amendment, Section 3, of the US Constitution: NO PERSON SHALL be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or HOLD ANY OFFICE, civil or military, under the United States, or UNDER ANY STATE, WHO, HAVING PREVIOUSLY TAKEN AN OATH, as a member of Congress, or as any officer of the United States, or AS A MEMBER OF ANY STATE LEGISLATURE, OR AS AN EXECUTIVE OR JUDICIAL OFFICER OF ANY STATE, TO SUPPORT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, SHALL HAVE ENGAGED IN INSURRECTION OR REBELLION AGAINST THE SAME, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof, But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such a disability.The legislature and governor must vacate offices immediately and these individual never hold office again, without Congressional approval.The Secretary of State must initiate a new election as soon as possible to fill the vacant seats. The following emails contain elements of actions, discussions and law supportive of this affidavit/petition:AN EMAIL REPLY TO REP. ZUCKERMAN AND MANY OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE MEMBERS:2/26/05Rep. ZuckermanChapter II Section 59 of the Vermont Constitution requires the legislatureto insure agreeability between Congress, the United States Constitution andthe legislature when changes occur in regulations, restrictions andexceptions affect “the inhabitants of this state” who are trained and armedfor its defense. This has not been done, Speaker Walter Freedintentionally blocked discussion but every individual legislator has theresponsibility to obey Constitutional law each took the oath …”not do, norconsent to any act or thing whatever, that shall have a tendency to lessenor abridge their rights and privileges as declared by the Constitution ofthis State” The “inhabitants of Vermont”, our militia, have aconstitutional right to have the legislature speak. Chapter II, Section 6,Legislative Powers, “…and they shall have all other powers necessary forthe Legislature of a FREE and SOVEREIGN State; but they shall have no powerto add to, alter, abolish, or infringe any part of this Constitution”. Thelegislature cannot ignore Section 59, they must speak for “the inhabitantsof the State”. The State of Vermont is not under the control of the federalgovernment, we are an independent, sovereign state.The legislature will find that the militia (the inhabitants of our state)can only be called up by Congress (article 1 section 8) to enforce the lawsof the union, put down insurrection and repel invasions. These are the onlyreasons congress can allow the president to go to war as restated under theWar Powers Act of 1973. The war in Iraq is illegal and unconstitutional andthe blood of Vermonters killed and maimed there is on the hands of each andevery one of you personally for failure to fulfill the obligations placed onthe legislature by the Constitution. The governor never had a law or legaldirection from the legislature to allow our guard to go to war.The legislature and governor, congress and president failed to obey theConstitutions of Vermont and the United States. The legislature and governorhad an opportunity to become an impressive nationwide resistance to thedictator/king and his congressional court in Washington with a decision notto send the inhabitants of Vermont! Maybe even save 1500 soldiers lives and200,000 Iraqi lives, but not one progressive, republican, democrat orindependent raised the issue, all stood in silent complicity against themilitia’s rights. No one spoke for the inhabitants of Vermont! Section 3of the 14th amendment states those that have taken the oath to support theConstitution and rebelled against same are not eligible to hold office. Allmust resign, all are traitors to this state and nation and simply using theseats of government for their own personal agenda. Setting aside yourcurrent legislative assignment to take on and aggressively pursue this issueof the illegal unconstitutional activation of the inhabitants of Vermontwould restore some personal honor and statesmanship. We do not have aproblem with government; we have a problem with the people in government.The town resolutions are smoke and mirrors, they do not address the factthat the legislature and governor did not follow the laws of this state!Ben Scotch is directing public attention way from those in governmentfailing to fulfill their duty. He is defending those in government. Thiswhole issue speaks volumes about our so called representative government!billAN EMAIL REPLY FROM REP. ZUCKERMAN TO THE BOB SCHIEFFER EMAIL ORIGINAL—– Original Message —–From: David Zuckerman To: Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 2:20 PMSubject: Re: To: Bob Schieffer and face the nation> William->> I agree with you. I also saw your letter in the Free Press this week> as well. There are many of us who are supporting town resolutions to> get out of Iraq now. Also I had been working on a resolution in the> state chambers to the same effect…but I have become overwhelmed with> my new work as chair of the House Agriculture Committee. I hope there> are more folks like us who agree that this war was wrong and> unconstitutional. I am not sure if you are aware, but Ben Scotch has> been working on the legal issues around this for some time. He used to> be the head of the ACLU, now I am not sure under what auspices he is> working.>> Thank you ->> Rep. David ZuckermanORIGINAL EMAIL TO BOB SHIEFFER; FACE THE NATION>> >>> “Brueckner” 2/20/2005 11:14 AM >>>>> To: Bob Schieffer; Face the Nation> Today you interviewed two senators that indicated a political unity in> staying in Iraq. They have circled the wagons in Washington to defend> themselves from be an outright illegitimate government. The congress and> president have not followed the Constitution of the United States.> Congress only has authority to collect tax money for the defense of this> nation and the general welfare of the United States so taxpayers paying> for this Iraq operation is illegal spending. The congress and president> are only empowered to make laws to execute the authorities granted under> the Constitution. All is stated in the law of this nation the> Constitution Article 1 Section 8. Why are you not calling for the> removal from office of all congress persons and the president? The> United States has no authority to install a market economy or save a> sovereign independent nation from themselves. The media and press> through your personal interview is support the degradation of this> nation. Or maybe they don’t know the limits of government authority> under the Constitution or simply don’t care. Why are you not calling> for bringing our troops home to eliminate killing and maiming and our> troops killed and maimed? why are you not questioning whether or not> this insurance for our troops is just propping up insurance companies> with amounts of tax money. Why are we the people not responsible for> providing direct payments and reparations for all our troops: why do we> need the overhead and profits of insurance companies on top of what we> truly owe to those who serve. Bob you did a pass on the criminalization> of the united states by those who hold the seats of government.>> William Brueckner sr> 1421 Shaw Mansion Rd> Waterbury Ctr Vt 05677> 1-802-244-7517(this petition was distributed to the speaker of the house, house clerk, all legislators and the governor. To date it has not been entered into the House Journals as being put on the house floor or sent to a committee. This document is also entered in book 252 pages 549, 550 and 551 of the Waterbury town records).