Florida Christian Leaders Response to National Emergency
|March 8, 1999
Honorable Jeb Bush
Dear Governor Bush,
Congratulations on being elected Governor of this great state. It is an awesome duty, to fulfill the office of Governor, the trust of the people being placed in your care.
Many Christians voted for you, and lobbied for thousands of others to put you in office, believing you to be the best viable candidate to protect their freedoms and to provide a positive motivation to our children concerning their future.
It is on behalf of Christians in this state that we, the Florida Christian Leaders Coalition, write you concerning a most important issue.
After considerable research, in the archives of the government of the United States and of the state of Florida, we have come to a very disturbing conclusion. WE ARE LIVING UNDER EMERGENCY GOVERNMENT!! The following is but a capsule of the startling information we have discovered.
The results of the above stated acts have effectively suspended the contract between the "people" and their federal government, (at least in the civil courts), known as the Constitution of the United States of America, and placed the "people" in a precarious and undesirable position.
The unalienable rights, as named in the federal Constitution, have become null and void, and have been replaced with privileges.
The "people" of the state of Florida have been living, and continue to live, under a state of emergency and to be ruled by executive order, rather than by lawful, Constitutional, self-governing rule ---------- this amounts to a federal dictatorship.
To insure freedom for our families and our posterity, the Florida Christian Leaders Coalition has a responsibility to perform the duty as a "watchman on the wall." We have been holding assemblies within the state, informing people of the problem and seeking their desires to remedy the situation. We have signed petitions from representatives in nearly every county, requesting the Coalition to investigate this area of concern and to contact our elected officials as to a solution to restore our republican form of government guaranteed in the Constitution. These are people who voted for you to be Governor, hoping you will do your duty in safeguarding their rights and liberty.
Governor Bush, when the Legislature of the State of Florida is presented with our petition to end this "state of emergency government" , will you support our effort to restore to the people of the state their rightful government?
Your father, President George Bush, in an address to the U.S. Senate, on January 20, 1999, in the Old Chamber Room, denounced this War Powers authority in a speech to the Senate, stating, "Like all of my predecessors, I believe the War Powers Act to be unconstitutional." Will you side with him and the concerned citizens of this state in this vital issue concerning our freedoms and liberty?
As it is our right, and duty, to petition our government for "redress of grievances", on the behalf of those we represent, we are presenting our elected officials with a "Petition to End Emergency Government in the State of Florida." They, and we, are asking you to bring this to the immediate attention of the legislature, and to restore our republican form of government, guaranteed in the constitution of the State of Florida, and of the United States of America, both of which all the Legislature and yourself have sworn to "uphold and defend."
If additional evidence is needed, we will be pleased to send a representative to meet with you or your personal assistant.
We prayerfully await your answer to this critical situation.
Yours in Liberty, for Christs sake,
Florida Christian Leaders Coalition
1. FDR declares national state of emergency.
2. Governors give unanimous support to FDR to wage war on economic enemy.
3. Congress gives approval to President to use Executive Orders to wage war.
4. Trading with the enemy act passed.
5. Florida Congress gives approval of emergency government.
6. Special Senate Committee makes report on emergency government.
7. U.S. Congress passed Public Law to terminate emergency government.
A - Proclamation 2038
B - Florida Public Law, Resolution 19
C - Excerpts of Senate Report 93-549
Copy of March 8, 1999, letter to Governor Bush hand delivered to all Florida State Representatives on Thursday, March 11, 1999.
Please read the attached letter and documentation to Gov. Jeb Bush, being delivered to him and every representative and senator of the State of Florida, concerning the "state of emergency government" we find ourselves in.
Upon diligent research and investigation, I find it totally unnecessary, as did the 93d Congress of the United States, that the "people" of our State should still be under this authority.
Please be informed that a delegation of the Florida Christian Leaders Coalition will visit Tallahassee in the near future, and will present a copy of this letter and documentation to each elected official of this State, with a petition to end this form of government in our State, and will report the results to those who have asked us to represent them in this cause.
Pastor Richard Mooneyhan