September, The Month of Liberty! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Elliott   
Thursday, 15 September 2011 07:36
Iowans For Accountability (IFA) would like to remind folks that this month we celebrate four different, but very important days regarding our American heritage and history: Labor Day, Jury Rights Day, Patriot Day and Constitution Day. This year, two of the events, Labor Day and Jury Rights Day, happen to fall on the same day, and Constitution Day is technically proclaimed by law as an entire week instead of just a day. Patriot Day being the most recent addition of the four since the tragic attack on 9/11/2001. This IFA announcement includes both a brief historical summary and the local liberty movement's activities in respect to these special days in our American History.

Labor Day became a federal holiday back in 1894, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, a nationwide conflict between labor unions and railroads. This holiday falls on the first Monday of September which was the 5th of September this year, which happens to also be Jury Rights Day this year.

Jury Rights Day is in commemoration of the William Penn case in1670 which firmly established protection for the jury, and firmly established the right of the jurors to refuse to accept bad government laws. In celebration of both Jury Rights Day and Labor Day, the Illinois Liberty Alliance of SuperLiberty.com walked in the East Moline Labor Day Parade last Monday promoting both Ron Paul for President in 2012 and The Fully Informed Jury Association.

Patriot Day occurs on September 11th of each year, designated in memory of the 2,977 killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the New York World Trade Center Twin Towers. In commemoration of Patriot Day, the Illinois Liberty Alliance (ILA) has adopted Veteran's Memorial Park in Moline on the north shore of the Rock River behind Blaine's Farm & Fleet off of 60th Street. There will be a sign in the park that ILA adopted the park along with the SuperLiberty.com link. There will be a park cleanup and picnic on September 24th at 10am at this location.

And finally, Constitution Day, September 17, 2011 marks the two hundred and twenty-fourth anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention. In Fact, public law 915 guarantees the issuing of a proclamation each year by the President of the United States of America designating September 17 through 23 as constitution week.

Iowans For Accountability, in conjunction with the local tea party movement, plan to hold a, “Are You Hearing Us Now?” Constitutional Counties March, Rally and News Conference that day. People of all parties and affiliates are invited to walk from the Scott County Courthouse/Jail to the Rock Island County Courthouse/Jail in solidarity and as an expression of hope that our local law enforcement leadership and rank and file deputies and officers will reflect upon the times we all live in and how important it is they honor their oaths of office to uphold the federal and state constitutions.

Certified mailers with constitutional educational material, produced by former law enforcement leaders who won a historic Supreme Court case over state sovereignty and the duty of LEO to protect individual rights will have been sent to all local law enforcement personnel earlier that week.

IFA hopes that our local communities public servants and members of the communities will join us in our celebration of our Month of Liberty by participating in the various events. These historical events should never be lost or forgotten, and these are great opportunities for folks to learn more about their own history and serving their fellow Americans.

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