Continental Congress 2009

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

A non-profit research and educational foundation met Saturday to educate the public about their rights and freedoms as U.S. citizens.

The 'We the People Foundation' held its meeting titled 'Continental Congress 2009' at Meridian's Northeast Inn and Conference Center. The purpose of the group is to promote a deeper understanding of the history and nature of America's unique constitutional system of government.

"The purpose of this event is to educate people in the constitution and a lot of other respects to it. Their rights, and to let them know what they can do, what they can't do and to engage in stuff like this. Get involved. More than anything, get involved, don't just sit back," said David Batchelor.

Greg Mangum was the guest speaker. He was there representing the Young Conservative Politician Coalition of America. He says it's important for young people to get involved in our government now more than ever.

"It's important for people to know what the founders had in mind when they signed the Constitution of the United States back on September of 1787. It's very important for them to understand what was involved in that," said Mangum

The 'We the People Foundation' wants citizens to hold government and elected officials accountable and for them to obey our federal and state constitutions.

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  • by Chuckles Location: Lauderdale County on Mar 23, 2010 at 08:55 AM
    Show me where he is making better and then we can talk. So far all he has touched has turned to manure!!
  • by hello on Mar 23, 2010 at 05:59 AM
    im going to tell u like i tell everybody else white folks hate to see a black man trying to make better.they are always going to have something to cry about.especilly in the south just plain old red necks
  • by veteran Location: lauderdale county on Mar 22, 2010 at 10:26 AM
    And the difference between this and a teaparty meeting was what? Sounds like the same thing to me. I wonder if the same people attended both meetings. It amazes me that since President Obama was elected, more and more of these groups have taken their sheets off and meet. Like I said, I don't see any difference in any of the three groups mentioned except the sheets.
  • by Roger Location: Meridian on Mar 21, 2010 at 03:12 PM
    I was at this meeting, I wish that more people had shown up. I would just like to say that this has nothing to do with Obama, that would give him entirely too much credit. This is all about the fact that Democrats AND Republicans in the federal and state governments have come to the conclusion that the people that populate the United States of America are no longer intelligent enough to conduct thier daily lives without thier guidance. If as our Declaration of Independence states "All men are created equal" am I not equally as FREE to make my own decisions and follow my own destiny. What makes the politicians idea of morality any more equal than my own. If they have been given more morality, intelligence, by whom wa it given? I for one demand proof of thier higher plane of exsistence, the simple fact that they have won a popularity contest, usually filled with lies, does not qualify them for leadership. We are slowly becoming slaves to our new master The Federal Government.
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