To All Americans

by Albert L. Maise

Please take notice that the U.S. Constitution, Article II, promulgates and sets forth the following: "The electors shall meet in their respective states and vote..." Please notice that the article calls for the election of a President and not the appointment thereof - such as occurred in the 2000 election.

Furthermore, the Framers had very clearly and succinctly asserted that the President of the United States ought to be elected by the PEOPLE.

Today we have the situation whereby the President is endeavoring to lead the Nation, without having been duly elected in conformity with the Supreme Law, the Constitution. In addition, the Justices of the Supreme Court had each sworn to "support, uphold and defend" that Constitution.

As an American Citizen and a World War II veteran, I am greatly disillusioned by such actions, and I am determined to do all in my power to set matters straight.

There are several important issues which must be contended with. However, there is one matter that has not been exposed, yet it must be brought out for the benefit of the PEOPLE. That matter concerns the 2000 Florida fiasco, whereby the People of Florida never got to vote for the President; instead George W. Bush was appointed by six members of the United States Supreme Court. The Court had issued an order directing the Florida Supreme Court not to go forward with the re-counting of the votes. The Florida Supreme Court is made up of a majority of Democrats, while the U.S. Supreme Court is made up of six Republicans - a majority.

In light of the aforementioned, it can easily be concluded that politics was being played to fill the office.

Furthermore, it must be asserted that it is the first time, in our national history, that the President of the United States was appointed, rather than being elected by the PEOPLE.

The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution states: "We the people of the United States, ... do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Furthermore, Article II states, "The executive power shall be vested in a President ... He shall hold his Office ... same Term, be elected, as follows:"

Additionally, "The Electors shall meet ... and vote by Ballot for two persons, ..."

Article III sets forth, "The judicial power of the United States, ..." "The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases..." However there is no mention of the Supreme Court having power to intervene in a Presidential election. To the contrary, the Framers had repeatedly asserted that the power rests with the People, and that each state was to control its own election processes, except for the qualifications for Electors and the time for choosing them.

In support of the above assertions, I wish to quote from the exact language of the respective Framers. Mr. Madison: "He thought it indispensable that the new Constitution should be ratified in the most unexceptionable form, and by the supreme authority of the people themselves." Mr. Mason urged, "the necessity of retaining the election by the people ... is the only security for the rights of the people." Mr. King: "On the whole he was of the opinion that an appointment by electors chosen by the people for the purpose, would be liable to fewest objections." Again, Mr. Madison: "The people at large was in his opinion the fittest in itself." Mr. L. Martin: "It is that the Supreme Judiciary should have the confidence of the people." "Col. Mason considered a reference of the plan to the authority of the people as one of the most important and essential of the Resolutions." Mr. Gerry: "The remaining mode was an election by the people at large..." Mr. Dickenson: "... the people of each State chuse its best Citizen..." "The people will know the most eminent characters of their own States, and ... they will have the greatest reason to be proud." Mr. Pinkney: "the election should be made by Electors chosen by the people for that purpose." Mr. Dickenson: "the preservation of the rights of the people, he held it as an essential point, as the very palladium of Civil liberty..." Doctor Franklin: "In free governments the rulers are the servants, and the people their superiors and sovereigns." Mr. Governor Morris: "To guard against all these evils he moved that the president shall be chosen by Electors to be chosen by the people of the several states." Again, Mr. Madison: "The people were in fact, the fountain of all power, and by resorting to them, all difficulties were got over." Mr. L. Martin: "All that we have to do then ... will reserve to the people the right of election they will not or ought not frequently to part with."

Finally, in re: Green, 134 U.S.379; the court stated as follows: "The sole function of presidential electors is to cast, certify, and transmit the vote of the State for President and Vice President of the nation." Again, in McPherson v. Blacker, 146 U.S. 25, the Court asserted: "Congress is empowered ... but otherwise the power and jurisdiction of the States is exclusive."

I have striven to bring out the pertinent underlying circumstance of the 2000 election fiasco for the benefit of PEOPLE. My objective is to make certain that all Americans will be fully informed as to the evils of that election. In my judgment, it should be of concern to all those who love this nation and for all that it stands for. Therefore, I urge that you cast your vote in an intelligent manner.

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