Our First Right

Article the First

Two years before the Bill of Rights was finalized, on the last day of the 1787 Constitutional Convention, a motion was made to change one word in Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 of the new Constitution: “the number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every forty thousand” would read, “…for every thirty thousand”. Others seconded the motion.

George Washington rose to speak for the only time in the convention, as Madison describes on page 644 in Records of the Federal Convention:

“When the President rose…he said that although his situation had hitherto restrained him from offering his sentiments…he could not forbear expressing his wish that the alteration proposed might take place…The smallness of the proportion of Representatives had been considered by many members of the Convention an insufficient security for the rights and interests of the People.

“He acknowledged that it had always appeared to himself among the exceptionable parts of the plan…as late as the present moment was for admitting amendments, he thought this of so much consequence that would give much satisfaction to see it adopted.”

The delegates unanimously voted for the change. For two years, State legislatures deliberated about ratifying the new Constitution.

In 1789, Madison’s committee introduced 39 amendments and Congress finally passed twelve, called the Bill of Rights, sending them to the States to ratify. The Bill of Rights has 12 amendments but the first two, not ratified by the necessary three-fourths of the States, remained open in the States, gathering dust. For two centuries. Then in 1983, University of Texas student Greg Watson began getting 29 more State legislatures to ratify the original Second Amendment. After Watson toiled away for almost ten years, in May 1992 the U.S. Archivist certified that three-fourths of the States had ratified and that ‘Article the Second’ of the Bill of Rights was now the 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Every article in our Bill of Rights is ratified except the first and most important one; it has 11 ratification votes and needs 38. So when we get 27 more State legislatures to ratify, the original ‘Article the First’ will become the 28th Amendment.

Congress Cannot Stop It

Since Congress already passed this amendment, Washington D.C. can’t stop us, and no constitutional convention is needed. Our State legislatures have a duty to ratify our full Bill of Rights so we can finally restore the People’s House.

What This Will Accomplish

Congress today spends $5.85 billion annually on operations, opulent lifestyles, their imperial palace, and massive staffs. No sane employer allows employees to set their own pay, staff, benefits, and office arrangements.

Making districts small will reduce House members’ power; but our big payoff is that since Capitol Hill will not accommodate 6,400 House members and staffs, we can split Congress up and bring them home where we, not lobbyists, control them.

Important to Remember!

By ratifying our original 1st Amendment, this brings Congress home! This would also help eliminate lobbyists, special interest groups and create term limits.

Moreover by enacting the Bring Congress Home Act, it would stipulate that;

- No member of Congress can have a seat in D.C.

- Every member gets one modest lease office, in their own town (district)

- Congressmen get a staff of two (Senators, six)

- All members are limited to two terms.

- All benefits end immediately

- They work via telepresence, off-the-shelf tech today


Abraham Lincoln was a Traitor

Lincoln was in fact a friend of Karl Marx and was the original hijacker of the Constitution.

Try to imagine your reaction if in just four years, 7.5 million Americans were to kill one another and destroy 50% of all property in America. Adjusted for population growth, that's the shock and awe that Lincoln dealt us on behalf of his elite handlers, who have also controlled every subsequent president.

Given Americans' fear of their new master, Lincoln and the 37th Congress had no trouble hatching a counterfeiting operation.

It is stipulated in our Constitution that only gold and silver are lawful U.S. money but the chaos of his war gave Lincoln cover to create worthless paper 'greenbacks'. During 12 years of so-called 'Reconstruction', the U.S. Supreme Court joined in the crimes of Lincoln and Congress as their co-conspirator with its 'legal tender' opinions. No more checks and balances. All three branches are conspirators in ongoing felonies.

Read these books to further understand who Abraham Lincoln truly was

Lincoln's Maxrists by Al Benson and Walter Kennedy.

Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not - Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe by Professor Thomas DiLorenzo.

America's Caesar by Greg Durand.

The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln by Larry Tagg

A Century of War by John Denson


Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream by Black scholar and author Lerone Bennett Jr.

So how did all this happen?

On the day before Congress officially passed the Bill of Rights, there was a transcribing error. In the last sentence, the word 'more'  was used instead of the word 'less', as was originally written.

The scribes making copies for the States, received bad instructions from Samuel Otis. So the copies sent to the States contained an error that made the last passage read exactly opposite of what the Founding Fathers intended. 

The handwritten copies were sent to all States so their State Legislatures could ratify as stipulated in Article V.

By 1790, twelve of the States had ratified: CT, KY, MD, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, VA and VT.

Hidden in a Basement

In 2011, a disbarred New Jerset attorney named Eugene LaVergne discovered that Connecticut's vote sat unrecorded, so only eleven votes counted...all because of Mr. Otis' pen.

LaVergne discovered that the Connecticut House voted for the original 1st Amendment in October, 1789 and its Senate voted  for ratification in May, 1790. That made Connecticut the ninth State to vote for ratification out of twelve States at the time; exactly three-fourths of the States, the number required to ratify an amendment per Article V of the Constitution (now we need 38).

When its Senate voted to ratify, the Connecticut House wanted to retract its earlier vote until Otis' error could be corrected. The transcription error was trivial; everyone knew the intention of that article was small districts. Since a ratification vote can't be retracted, Connecticut buried its ratification vote record in its State archives in the basement, and it was never recorded. Although LaVergne sued in 2012, Article V does not give the courts jurisdiction in the matter. The only way forward is for the State Legislatures to finish the ratifying process.

Congress already passed it, so we don't need a constituttional convention; just 27 more ratification votes. DC can't keep 27 more State Legislatures from restoring our First Right at last. 

Hidden in a Basement

In 2011, a disbarred New Jersey attorney named Eugene LaVergne discovered that Connecticut's vote sat unrecorded, so only eleven votes counted...all because of Mr. Otis' pen.

LaVergne discovered that the Connecticut House voted for the original 1st Amendment in October, 1789 and its Senate voted  for ratification in May, 1790. That made Connecticut the ninth State to vote for ratification out of twelve States at the time; exactly three-fourths of the States, the number required to ratify an amendment per Article V of the Constitution (now we need 38).

When its Senate voted to ratify, the Connecticut House wanted to retract its earlier vote until Otis' error could be corrected. The transcription error was trivial; everyone knew the intention of that article was small districts. Since a ratification vote can't be retracted, Connecticut buried its ratification vote record in its State archives in the basement, and it was never recorded. Although LaVergne sued in 2012, Article V does not give the courts jurisdiction in the matter. The only way forward is for the State Legislatures to finish the ratifying process.

Congress already passed it, so we don't need a constitutional convention; just 27 more ratification votes. DC can't keep 27 more State Legislatures from restoring our First Right at last. 


Bring Congress Home

Imagine being able to walk to your representative’s office – or being able to run for the U.S. House yourself; just a normal citizen-statesman with no desire for a DC career. This was the founders’ intention for “the People’s House”. Our first AmericaAgain! reform law is the Bring Congress Home Act or ‘BCHA’. Something like the 2013 resolution called HR287 proposed by Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Steve Pearce (R-NM) to bring Congress home to work from their district offices via telepresence, which is common tech today, with thousands of participants able to meet by desktop, laptop, tablet or even smart phone.

The BCHA stipulates that all members of Congress will work full-time back home in one modest office each, with staff of two for a congressman or six for a senator; limited to two terms, and with congressmen making half their present salary since districts will be 1/14 as large. They will receive no benefits or pensions. Short-term public service, not a career.

What About Cost?

Even with 6,400 congressmen, with their small new staff and only one small office each, Congress’ can operate just fine with their present $5.85 billion annual operations budget. But that’s just 15% of 1% of the entire federal budget of $3.9 trillion annually. We can radically cut federal spending when normal, productive Americans are serving in the U.S. House right from their own hometowns.

As soon as our membership is adequate to fund it, we will contract experts in telepresence tech, legislative procedure and fiscal analysis to perform BCHA analyses demonstrating the fiscal, legislative and security benefits of removing Congress from palatial facilities and updating its secretive 19th century procedures to 21st century accountability. 

The Transition

Every member of our first ‘big Congress’ will first do what every member of Congress does now after winning office: set up the office and staff in their district. But then, instead of moving to D.C., they will simply meet at a large D.C. venue on January 3 (let’s say 2023) for one task only: to enact the BCHA. Trump signs it and makes history, and every member of Congress returns home to their district.  

Besides the countless bureaucrats in the Deep State, there are more than 100,000 lobbyists in Washington D.C., plus that city-state is home to a vast network of predator-parasite businesses, consultants, suppliers and caterers. Massive, expensive government is big business in that city-state; it operates in precise antithesis to the rest of America, which only pays the bills. We the People can now end the hijacking.


So what's the plan?

The plan is to finally ratify Article the First, which was our original First Amendment. After ratifying it, it will become our 28th Amendment.

We then get the 'Bring Congress Home Act' passed.

We initiate the 'Indictment Engine'.

We restore 'Grand Jury'.

Then finally pass 19 reform laws.

What are the 19 reform laws?

1. Bring Congress Home Act - At this point, this act would have already been passed. However, this will bring Congress home, each member working from one modest office in his own hometown. Other stipulations apply.

2. The Constitutional Courts Act - This will strip subject matter jurisdiction from the federal courts in all cases involving taking of human life from point of conception; education; sexual practices or the institution of marriage; healthcare and insurance; any foreign law-code proposed or attempted within any state; and any U.S. government claims of possession or jurisdiction over any land outside of that granted by We the People in Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution.

This law will make it a federal felony for any actor, agent, bureau, contractor or other representative of U.S. government to claim, own, maintain or operate a purported U.S. court or detention facility not located within the land stipulated in Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 of the U.S. Constitution, and all administrative ‘law’ tribunals will stop using the terms judge, court, order, subpoena, summons, warrant and ‘the record’, which are exclusively judiciary branch terms.

Finally, no federal judicial rules will have any bearing or authority over any State Grand Jury.

3. The Non-Enumerated Powers Sunset Act - This will instruct Congress to make available online, at no cost to the user, the 51 titles of the United States Code. The House will create the Standing Committee to Defund Non-Enumerated Powers (SCDNEP), to bind itself to obey the Constitution, and appropriate adequate funds for a website and support to serve a new Citizens’ Volunteer Research Service (CVRS).

Each congressman will have (7) citizens from his district, called a CVRS Work Group, selected at random and overseen by an initial citizens’ committee selected by lottery.

Prior to being funded or observed for a future fiscal year, every federal budget line item must be accompanied by a written demonstration that it falls within a specifically enumerated power in Article I Section 8 or Article II Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution or duly ratified Amendments. Every budget line item failing that test will be reviewed by the CVRS for de-funding and closure.

Any budget authorization appropriating “such sums as may be necessary”, without specifying the amount, years, and specific constitutional purpose for which the appropriation was authorized, will receive no further funding.

Each Work Group’s vote will be the vote of the U.S. congressman who represents that district; but no member of Congress shall influence, countermand, veto, or otherwise interfere with the final decisions of the CVRS, whether directly or through staff or any other agent.

4. The Clean Bill Act, will stipulate that no omnibus bills are allowed; that every bill passing out of committee shall treat only the subject found in the title of the bill, won’t exceed 50 pages, single-sided, double-spaced, 12-point type; and that no committee can add any amendment, rider, or earmark authorizing anything not directly entailed in the subject and title of the bill.

5. The Secure Borders Act will fund the wall; will call for each border State to increase State Militia strength, and for federal airborne (drone) and ground sensor assets to be increased by 200%; will defund and discontinue each and every federal program, agency or office that encourages, facilitates, supports or defends illegal immigration. And Congress will assure that all individuals are barred from immigration who are reasonably believed to adhere to sharia law, regardless of whether the aspiring immigrant’s domicile of origin is an officially Islamic state.

6. Senate Joint Resolution 6 of the 111th Congress will end the illegal alien anchor baby practice.

7. The Congressional Anti-Corruption Act will stipulate that SEC insider trading rules shall apply to members of Congress; that no current or former member of Congress can lobby Congress on behalf of any domestic interest for five years after leaving Congress, or on behalf of any foreign interest, for life; and will make it a federal felony to require any member of Congress or their staff to raise money as a prerequisite to the member being considered for or offered a seat or leadership role on any committee.

8. The Citizens’ Privacy Act will stipulate that the American people’s persons, houses, papers, telephone, email, and other communications, vehicles and effects shall be free from any and all government surveillance, collection, seizure, storage, or detainment unless preceded by a bonafide judicial warrant issued on probable cause, per the Fourth Amendment.

It repeals every portion of the FISA, RFPA, USA Patriot Act, NDAA, and Intelligence Authorization Act of 2004 or any similar legislation presently in effect that violates the Fourth Amendment.

It places on Congress all responsibility and accountability to assure that all FBI, NSA, CIA, or other federal intelligence agencies scrupulously refrain from infringing on the due process of law, privacy, and freedom of speech and expression of every American citizen, and it makes it a federal felony for any federal actor or agency to engage in any optical, electronic, airborne, or satellite surveillance, collection, seizure, storage, detainment, tracing, or tracking of any American citizen, his property, or his communications, whether by means of traditional devices and methods or by ‘nanobots’, mini-drones, concealed cameras or sensors, or any other means, until a judicial warrant issues on probable cause.

9. The Religious Treason Act outlaws religious laws or seditious activities in the name of any foreign religion, state, or legal system operating within these United States.

It will be a federal offense for any elected or appointed U.S. federal public servant to travel to a foreign country funded by a foreign government or by a foreign or domestic private foundation or lobbying organization on behalf of any foreign country, people, or religion. Every lobbying group for any foreign country or religious cause, including Israel, will be required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938.

Every applicant for U.S. naturalization will have to swear under oath his or her full allegiance to these United States of America, their laws, and their security interests.

It will be a federal offense for any educational or religious institution, public or private, to promote or incite violence, war, or a foreign code of law on the basis of any religious teaching, tradition, law, or on any other basis than the security interests of these United States of America.

All individuals including American nationals, immigrants, resident aliens, and foreign diplomats, and all institutions within the U.S. who violate this law will receive a warning and fine for the first infraction, but further offenses will be subject to forfeiture of the individual’s U.S. visa, indictment for treason or sedition, and seizure of assets held within these United States.

Upon the first instance of an individual or group associated with a foreign religious or legal system discharging a nuclear, chemical, or biological device capable of inflicting mass casualties, all U.S.-based properties, bank accounts, and other assets of that religious or legal system will be seized or where applicable, destroyed.

On the first instance of attempted murder by conventional explosive or mass attack (three or more victims) by any individual or group associated with, or on behalf of, a religious belief or legal system, using any potentially lethal object (firearm, knife or vehicle) there will be a nationwide warning of a ban on all gatherings in, or use of, any and all facilities affiliated with said religious belief system within these United States. On the second instance of such an attack, there will be a ban throughout these United States on all gatherings in, or use of, facilities affiliated with said religious system within these United States.

Finally, on the third instance in any of these United States of such an attack, all domestic assets owned by adherents in that religious and legal system within these United States will be seized and where applicable destroyed, and willful adherence to said system of belief or law within these United States shall thereafter be classified as sedition and treason.

10. The Internet Liberty Act will stipulate that it will be a federal felony to disable or censor the Internet so that it becomes inaccessible to the average computer or other Internet device in these sovereign States.

11. The Constitutional Supremacy Act will assure the sovereignty of the American People and States, stipulating that no provision of a treaty or agreement conflicting with the U.S. Constitution or not made in pursuance thereof, will be the supreme Law of the Land, or be of general force or effect.

No provision of a treaty or other international agreement can become effective as internal law in the United States until enacted through legislation in Congress acting within its constitutionally enumerated powers.

No Continuity of Government (COG) order may contravene, suspend or violate the U.S. Constitution in any particular.

Congress stipulates, as an Article III, Section 2, Clause 2 exception, that no federal court will have jurisdiction in any matter arising under this Act.

Any vote regarding advice and consent to ratification of a treaty shall be determined by yeas and nays and names of all persons voting for and against shall be entered in the Journal of the Senate.

This law makes it a felony for any individual or group to engage in or materially support actions that threaten the legal or financial sovereignty of any of the sovereign States of America without knowledge and consent of the legislature of each State whose citizens would be affected, regardless whether such action formally constitutes treason.

Within 12 months from passage of the Act, Congress must cease all foreign military aid and within 24 months from passage, all non-military foreign aid to any government, regime, entity, or individual. All foreign aid has to be immediately reduced by 33% for the first 12 months and 66% for the second 12 months.

12. The American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017 (HR193) of the 115th Congress, gets us out of the United Nations debacle, at last.

13. The Lawful Wars Act reiterates Congress’ duty to declare wars, repeals the War Powers Resolution of 1973 and bars any administration from initiating foreign hostilities or mobilizing U.S. military in foreign lands without a Declaration of War. It requires Congress to assure that such mobilization or hostilities are necessary to defend against a demonstrable threat to these United States of America.

14. The Federal Pork Sunset Act stipulates that for three (3) fiscal years after passage, all revenues sent by federal government as grants to States must be remitted as a single block grant to each State with no federal conditions attached, and after the first day of the fourth year after the date of passage, any federal grant to a State or subdivision thereof will be a felony.

15. The Minuteman Act repeals the National Firearms Act of 1934, Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, the Gun Control Act of 1968, the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986, and the Brady Handgun Violation Prevention Act of 1993; stipulates that no act of federal government or of any State or subdivision thereof, shall infringe on or burden the right of any citizen of any State who is eligible for membership in that State’s Militia to purchase, own, possess, transport, manufacture, repair, alter, sell or trade any firearm, ammunition, or related accoutrements of Militia as that institution is recognized in the Constitution.

16. The Non-Conscription Act stipulates that government has no power to conscript Americans of any age into involuntary national service or servitude of any kind.

17. The Return of Sovereign Lands Act stipulates that the federal government has only the powers and authority specifically granted by the People and States in the U.S. Constitution, and that federal government has no lawful authority or claim of sovereignty over – or claim to minerals or other natural resources in, on or under – any land on earth, except as stipulated in Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 of the U.S. Constitution.

It stipulates that effective immediately, federal government cannot sell or dispose of any lands except such surface land as stipulated in Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 of the U.S. Constitution; that within 24 months of passage of the Act, federal government must relinquish all claims to or jurisdiction in, all land other than that which we specifically stipulate in Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 of the U.S. Constitution as its exclusive domain and ‘possession’.

It bars federal government from seizing or even accepting private or State sovereign land, water, timber, oil, gas, minerals, or other natural resources in, on, or under such land in any State, for any reason, under any conditions.

It stipulates that all federally claimed, held, or controlled lands and any minerals, water, forests and timber, or any other resource within each sovereign State shall revert within 24 months to full control and ownership of the State in which it is located, to be managed and controlled as the People of that State determine.

It repeals within 12 months, all federal land-use regulations, national forest and park acts, and similar federal controls, restrictions, and prohibitions that deprive private owners of the full use and enjoyment of their private properties pursuant to the laws of the several States, shall be repealed within 12 months of passage of this Act.

As reparations for the past federal usurpation and plunder, it stipulates that all land, federal government improvements, fixtures, facilities, equipment, vehicles and other appurtenances located within each sovereign State (except on military installations) shall become the property of that State, effective immediately. Legal transfer of all said public property located within each State is to be administered by the government of that State, including executive, legislative and judicial branches and Citizen Militia as applicable.

Congress will provide to the sovereign People of the United States, within 12 months of passage of this Act, its detailed plan to relinquish control of all foreign military bases and to cease funding for, and operations of, all foreign land-based military and civil government operations, transferring foreign civil governance to the governments or people of those sovereign lands, within 36 months of the passage of this Act.

Including Puerto Rico, all noncontiguous, foreign, and/or ‘U.S. possession’ claims outside the 50 United States revert to the full control of the peoples of those sovereign lands at their own expense, with no additional expense borne by American citizens after 24 months from passage of the Act.

18. The Lawful United States Money and Banking Act will stipulate that only Congress has the power to coin money, and only to COIN money, and lacks the authority to refuse to perform this function; that the Legal Tender Act of 1862, the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, and all subsequent amendments of those acts, have been unconstitutional since their enactment; that the special ‘Legal Tender’ counterfeiting concession given to the Federal Reserve cartel, has violated our supreme Law since 1916; that Congress will return in an orderly fashion to silver coins valued in ‘dollars’ at the prevailing exchange rate and gold floating with the market; that this new, lawful U.S. money is to be produced through immediate free coinage of whatever gold and silver may be brought to the United States mints, including sale of the existing national gold stocks, replaced by silver stock if the gold-silver ratio suggests silver as preferable for the initial coinage.

Said reserves and coinage and/or fully-convertible paper or electronic receipts for physical gold and silver, shall be substituted for Federal Reserve Notes as rapidly as maintaining a stable economy will permit, in all financial transactions of federal government.

It stipulates that the Federal Reserve system will have no official relationship to government, and that Federal Reserve regional banks must obtain new charters from the States consistent with the laws thereof or cease doing business as of the date on which the Secretary of the Treasury certifies that all financial transactions of federal government are being conducted solely in gold and silver or fully-convertible paper or electronic receipts for physical gold and silver.

The financial fraud known as fractional reserve banking is to be ended within 12 months of passage. After that, all American financial institutions must maintain in their vaults 100% reserves against loans made. If a financial institution accepting deposits is unable to repay on demand all such deposits in gold and/or silver or fully convertible paper or electronic receipts for physical gold and silver, its directors, officers, shareholders, partners, trustees, or other owners and managers will be personally liable with their personal assets subject to seizure, to satisfy unpaid deposit balances under the laws of that State.

The law will make it a federal felony for any person to enact or enforce any tax or financial burden on: a) any exchange of one form of U.S. money for another form, or b) a citizen moving privately-owned money to or from the United States to or from any other domicile the citizen may desire, provided said funds are not being used in or resulting from illegal activity.

19. The Intelligent Republic Act, a reform law based very loosely on the Smart Nation Act sponsored by Congressman Rob Simmons (R-CT), must provide for orderly dismantling and defunding of all secret intelligence operations by federal government as recommended by former CIA officers Kevin Shipp and Robert David Steele.

The National Security Act of 1947 created the CIA and the National Security Council, which is accountable only to presidents. Congress, which represents the People and the States, allowed itself no oversight of the NSC. That criminal act of legislation never defined or limited what the CIA can or can’t do and did not authorize covert operations that are closed to congressional oversight.

Even if the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence would try to defund the most egregious crimes of this criminal agency, the CIA makes it impossible. First, by making all of its budget line items and appropriations classified, secret from Congress, thus impossible to de-fund the agency in part.

Second, the CIA keeps blackmail dossiers on all members of Congress. No legislator would dare reduce that criminal organization’s programs or funding. This is criminal blackmail, besides many other crimes against the People and our highest law. These unaccountable secret agencies must be dismantled, outlawed, and de-funded in full.

With illicit funding generated by foreign drug operations, these criminal agencies give U.S. presidents and even agency underlings, power over foreign governments.

Secret agencies unaccountable to the American people are unconstitutional and have increasingly destructive impact on American security, liberty, and public morale. It is clearly unconstitutional for federal government to create foreign operating agencies, fund private offshore contractors, or create alliances with foreign countries, whether for intelligence or supposed ‘defense’. Such corrupt traditions violate the U.S. Constitution by usurping the authority of Congress and the Citizen Militia.

The Constitution stipulates that the Citizen Militia shall “execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections, and repel Invasions”. However uncomfortable this may be, it means that all networks, cells, and offices for intelligence in our republic must operate under their Citizen Militia and are ultimately the duty and authority of the People, accountable to the People.


Tactical Civics. David M. Zuniga. 2018. Print.

Our First Right. Our First Right. 2018. Print.