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To: U.S. Congress
_We the undersigned citizens of the United States of America, do hereby submit this petition in support of the "Restoration of Albert Gore Jr. to the office of the Presidency of the United States of America" for which he was duly elected to by popular and electoral vote in the year 2000. This petition is submitted as a formal request for action to be taken by the Congress of the United States of America, in response to the grievous and treacherous violations of our constitution and Democratic process by states, legislatures, courts, and elected officials which were permitted to occur in the year 2000 that have yet to be addressed by this body in accordance with the principles of said constitution. This is also a formal request to seek redress for the unconstitutional means utilized by George W. Bush, the state of Florida, and the USSC to claim the Presidency of the United States of America over the will of the people, and to seek legislation to provide for the fair and equitable treatment of the American people and their votes should such circumstances arise again. In this now new age of "electronic voting," these usurpations are becoming far more common and will continue unless action is taken to bring back true Democracy and Democratic choice.
_It is the right of every American citizen to have one vote to represent their voice, and to have that vote fairly and expeditiously counted. It is the right of every American citizen to also be free from harrassment, intolerance, and deliberate malice being exerted against them with the intent of denying them that right. This was not the case regarding the election of 2000 as reported in many states. This is especially true in Florida where reports of harrassment, intimidation based on race, and fraud were reported, recorded, and litigated. However, to this date proper recourse has not been expedited to the people of the state of Florida, nor to this nation as a whole for those violations which have brought about dire repercussions to our future as a Representative Democracy, and our national security.
_It is the responsibility of the Congress of the United States not the USSC to resolve Presidential election disputes, as was the case regarding Hayes/Tilden in 1876, and also as is outlined in the 12th Amendment of our constitution. Therefore, the USSC was in violation of the checks and balances and separation of powers clauses that our forefathers incorporated into our constitution in order to guard against such tyranny by not seeking Congressional participation, and by our Congress, for allowing the USSC to exert such power over our electorate.
_It is the responsibility of states to expedite due recourse for any unconstitutional actions taken against the people they represent under the 14th Amendment of our constitution and their state laws, which was not done by the state of Florida regarding this election. Nor did Congress exercise the power to enforce the provisions of this article regarding the state of Florida, or any other state reported to have experienced such violations as is outlined in this article.
_Through the course of our nation's history there have been many challenges faced by the American people. These challenges while daunting at the time were met and overcome with firm resolve, conviction, faith, and an irrepressible spirit that chartered our course to preserve the principles we cherish. This nation now stands at a crossroads of unparalleled historical significance once again, when it will rest upon the actions of our people to decide its fate. These past five years have been years of tremendous turmoil, devastation, war, and the erosion of those principles that so many gave their hearts, souls, and lives to preserve. These conditions have been a direct result of the inaction taken regarding the violation of our constitution regarding the election of 2000, which we believe not only led us to such turmoil, but also put our national security at risk.
This current administration has proven from its actions that it is not one that believes in the constitution, the rule of law, or in respecting the voice or will of the people. This can no longer be tolerated by a people or a Congress that believe in liberty and Democracy. The direct participation of our people in the political process is now imperative to right the wrongs of the past in order to ensure justice and a sustainable future for ourselves and future generations.
_It is now incumbent upon our Congress as representatives of the American people, to now exercise its powers under the constitution of this nation to give proper recourse to the citizens of this nation regarding their choice for President in the year 2000, in order to bring about unity, stability, and security to our nation.