Constitutional Crisis and Solutions

Bob Schulz   |   June 30, 2022

In June of 2021, as we were in the process of overhauling this website we prepared a video titled “Constitutional Crisis and Solutions” in which we briefly discussed two lawsuits we had initiated against the federal government due to its violation of certain provisions of the U.S. Constitution.

We encourage all to view the video which is posted together with parts of comments received.

At the time, we were waiting to hear if the U.S. Supreme Court would hear Schulz v. United States, a case in which the lower court had agreed with the IRS that the Petition for Redress that challenged the federal government’s policy of forcing companies to withhold taxes from the paychecks of its employees amounted to an abusive tax shelter. Schulz and the We The People organization had challenged the federal government’s tax withholding policy on the ground that it violated the Petition Clause as it prevented the People from peaceably procuring relief when and if the government first oppressed the People by violating a constitutional right and then refused to provide a meaningful response to a proper Petition for Redress of the grievance. Notwithstanding Blackstone’s Commentaries and Marbury v Madison (1803) which made clear the principle that with every right there is a remedy and any right that is not enforceable is not a right, the Supreme Court chose not to hear the case.

In addition, at the time of the video, we were waiting for a decision from the D.C. Court of Appeals regarding our case titled ROBERT L. SCHULZ, ANTHONY FUTIA, JR., and all others similarly situated v. CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, each member of the Senate and House of Representatives, a case which grew out of Congress’ refusal to respond to our Petition for Redress of its violation of the Electors Clause. That Court went on to affirm the District Court’s decision that declared the court had no jurisdiction to hear the case because the Plaintiffs lacked standing. On Friday, June 24, 2022 we petitioned the Supreme Court to hear the case. On Monday, June 27, 2022 the Supreme Court docketed the case under Case Number 21-1593.

The Petition Clause

The Petition Clause is located in the First Amendment. It states:

“Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people … to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

The Electors Clause

The Electors Clause is located in Article II, Section 1. It states:

“The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress ….”