Please join us in the important work of creating an independent Citizens' 9/11 Commission to reopen the 9/11 investigation!
We need your help to create a real investigation that is:
- free of governmental interference
- fully funded by we, the people
- vested with subpoena power
This objective can reached through the exercise of direct democracy. This means placing a ballot initiative before voters in states that have an initiative law. Our initial goal is to qualify in at least one state during the election year of 2014. After that, our task will be to wage an historic campaign to pass each initiative into law.
Once we begin seating the new commission in one of the winning states, then any other state, county and city will be able to legally and financially support the effort. soon, the entire country could be on record at the grassroots level for supporting a new commission – at which point nothing can stop us!
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Thus begins the Declaration of Independence. It asserts that we the people, given a choice, will not stand for ever-increasing tyrannical measures being imposed on us by our government. Our forebears saw it as their mission to provide this choice: They devised a strategy, executed a tactical plan, and launched a revolutionary new approach to government that sought to constrain state power and keep it answerable to we the people.
On the eleventh of September 2001, our nation was brutally traumatized by murderous attacks that occurred on American soil. In light of the available evidence and testimonies which have been extensively reviewed by discerning, independent investigators, it appears that the bulk of the official story about how these attacks were carried out is, in all probability, one big lie. If the attacks of 9/11 had been treated as the crimes that they were, if all of the forensic evidence had been reviewed by court of law, it would surely have come to light that the Bush Administration and certain military officers were not forthcoming in their versions of what actually occurred on that fateful day. Indeed, the official conspiracy theory advanced by the government has so many holes in it that no grand jury in the country would have handed down an indictment of Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda on such a flimsy premise. Yet well over a million innocent Afghans and Iraqis have already lost their lives in the military prosecution of this kangaroo-court case. Deep down inside, we all know what was really high-jacked on 9/11: Our national integrity—justice, civility and our country’s claim to carry the torch of righteousness for the rest of the world. The time is past due for the public to stand up to our government, just as our revolutionary founders stood up to theirs, and to demand a real investigation of the events of 9/11 and its aftermath as the vital step to restoring justice and the rule of law. Just as our founding fathers opposed a tyrannical government that usurped the will of the people to pursue imperial expansion, so must we. And just as our forebears did, we need an actionable plan to accomplish our mission.
Although there is no avenue for a national Initiative in the U.S. at this time, 24 states have ballot initiative laws which enable the people to pass laws directly through elections—laws of the people, by the people and for the people. We see this as the best available option to achieve a real 9/11 investigation, because the U.S. Congress (along with our slavish mass media) has entrenched itself in the obviously flawed 9/11 Commission Report as the final word on the matter (recall that some members of the 9/11 Commission themselves have admitted that they were routinely misled and "doomed to fail”). Our Campaign is actively involved in filing initiatives in states that have initiative laws in place and is committed to seeing the passage of at least one such initiative in the 2012 (presidential) election cycle. Each initiative will empower an independent 9/11 Commission — free of governmental interference yet having full subpoena power — and will contain language that allows each state to link up with other states in a unifying, joint-powers arrangement that supports a single, national commission.
OUR FUNDING GOALS
Typically, a state initiative campaign goes through four phases: filing, certification, the signature-gathering campaign, and the electoral campaign. We will pursue these four steps in as many states as proves practical. The success of a signature-gathering effort in a state gives us the option to pursue an electoral campaign in that state if we believe we can succeed. Of course, to the extent that activists voluntarily assume responsibility for signature collection, the costs to the Campaign can be correspondingly reduced, but even under the best of circumstances, volunteers are normally able to collect only ¼ to ⅓ of the total number of signatures required.
MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER
It won't be cheap, it won’t be easy, and it won’t happen overnight, but the support of enough caring citizens will assure our ultimate success. The Citizens’ 9/11 Commission Campaign has at its helm a steering committee of committed individuals. Last year, with the expert assistance of California’s Office of Legal Council, we drafted an initiative measure to serve as a foundation to be used in state referendums nationwide to legislate an independent 9/11 investigation and that includes provisions for “joint powers” that will enable collaboration between different states. Last Fall, a 9-11cc initiative campaign was certified and launched in Massachusetts, however the Campaign was unable to attract the financial resources needed to fund a full-fledged professional campaign in that state in time for the 2012 election cycle. So now we are regrouping for a 2014 effort.
No one should be above the law, yet the real perpetrators of 9/11 are most likely still at large, protected by government lies and cover-ups. We know what our revolutionary forefathers did when faced with an intransigent, imperialistic government. They wrote: “We pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.” They developed a plan of action and saw it through. The price of “liberty and justice for all” is the same as ever. The CItizens’ 9/11 Commission Campaign is pledged to rescue our national honor from those who have disgraced it through an enormous miscarriage of justice called the “global war on terror.”
Our Campaign needs feedback, moral support, publicity, local actions in support of the campaign, statewide organizational efforts in initiative-law states, and most importantly at this juncture, financial donations. Please contribute in whatever way you can.
(Stuart DeUsoz, Byron Belitsos, George Ripley, and Ken Jenkins contributed to this article.)