May 31, 2013
If you are a Plaintiff in the NY SAFE ACT, you know by our Update and the media coverage that we had a powerful day in Court yesterday and are now waiting for both the Supreme Court and the Appellate Division – Third Department to weigh in on the case.
Now, we are turning our attention to the June 10 deadline for our Response on the Con-Con case.
Bob will be doing the research and writing the brief this weekend and it will go out to you early this week, by Tuesday or Wednesday latest. We need you to read it immediately and if you agree with his comments and wish to “piggyback” onto them, to fill out the verification form we will send, get it notarized, fax it and mail the original back in the mail to us without delay. This will be a tight deadline. We’ve literally had one Brief deadline after the other and really need your cooperation.
EVERY PLAINTIFF MUST TAKE AN ACTION. Please take this responsibility seriously.
It makes WE THE PEOPLE look bad if we don’t follow through — you know that Plaintiffs are usually paid attorneys arguing on behalf of their clients. So, you can either stand with Bob’s response or if you want to submit your own Memorandum of Law (legal arguments) or Affidavit (evidence) you may certainly do so, but you must follow Court procedures. If you do something on your own, it should present different information from the existing documents we have or are going to submit. We will file and Serve all documents at the same time – in person – on the 9th.
This is a very important lawsuit. Governor Cuomo and others who are Defendants in this case have said they want a People’s Constitutional Convention, so they really should be saying “no contest.” You can see that is not happening. We will make sure the media is well-briefed about this and with some help from you, this will be yet another example of government saying one thing and doing another. Any future constitutional convention in our state will discuss the abuse of the Message of Necessity for sure, so this is also a back-up to our stand on the NY SAFE ACT. In fact, a Victory in this case will lay the Foundation, more than anything else, to force government to return to the Constitutions. While we are dead against a federal con-con, the NY Constitution has been abused over the years and contains many elements which need to be cleaned out entirely or modified just slightly for full effect. You can see the work patriots did before us in 1997 on this effort (with Bob’s leadership) in the private Con-Con plaintiff area on the website.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me. We have six Plaintiffs who do not use emails. If you live in a County where one of these folks is located, you may hear from me, asking you to please copy out the materials we send and drop them off in person. We just do not have time to mail them with this tight deadline. Appreciate your help very much!
The docket is up to date on the NY SAFE ACT on the website (finally) but not so, yet, on the Con-Con. I will be doing that this weekend. As a Plaintiff, you should have received all documents by mail or email from Defendants, so you should have all you need to review the case to date. I’ll let you know when the website docket is all in order.
Thank you for all you are and do for the Cause of Liberty,
Director – WTP-NY