The Palmetto Manifesto

Tree at sunset

The manifesto presented here is the same one given in Michael Warren’s book, State Rebellion. The context and reasons the individual amendments are needed, plus a history of the nationalist government usurpation that has made action to save the republic necessary, as well as the first 10 presidents of the United States and their terms of service, are documented as well.

 

ARTICLE 1: Federal Power Permanently Restrained

FEDERAL POWER PERMANENTLY RESTRAINED: THE CONSTITUTION AND THE STATES ARE THE FINAL ARBITERS OF THE POWERS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FORBIDDEN FROM ASSUMING POWERS NOT ENUMERATED IN CONSTITUTION

“This Constitution is a compact only among the sovereign States that ratify it; the government of the United States created by this Constitution is not a party to this compact; the peoples of the States are not parties to this compact. The legislatures of the ratifying States are the only parties to this compact and are the highest and final arbiter of the powers of the government of the United States herein created. Neither Congress, nor the government of the United States, nor the peoples of the States shall be superior to the legislatures of the ratifying States in determining, and providing a remedy, when the government of the United States exceeds its expressly enumerated powers, the only powers granted to it by this Constitution and the only powers it may lawfully possess, exercise, and from which it may receive benefit.”

ARTICLE 2: Super-majority Of States
May Renounce Any Federal Action

STATES TO RESTRAIN ACTIONS OF U.S. SUPREME COURT, U.S. CONGRESS, U.S. PRESIDENT, AND U.S. TREATIES

“Any law, treaty or treaty provision, declaration of war, Supreme Court decision or order, or Presidential executive order shall be repealed, revoked, rescinded, vacated and shall be null and void when three-quarters of the legislatures of the States have lawfully adopted a Resolution of Renunciation particularly identifying and renouncing that law, treaty or treaty provision, declaration of war, Supreme Court decision or order, or Presidential executive order.”

ARTICLE 3: States To Collect
Federal Tax Defined In Constitution

WITHDRAW THE POWER TO TAX FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND RETURN THAT POWER TO THE STATES; ESTABLISH A SINGLE FEDERAL TAX AND TAX RATE TO BE COLLECTED AND ADMINISTERED BY THE STATES; PAY THE OPERATING COSTS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ONLY UPON COMPLETION OF A COMPREHENSIVE YEARLY BUDGET

“Section 1: The government of the United States of America shall not have the power to levy or impose taxes. The government of the United States of America shall receive from the States, once yearly, operating funds equal to the amount of monies specified in the lawfully adopted complete budget for the United States government created by Congress for that particular year. Continuing resolutions shall not constitute adoption of a complete budget. If Congress fails to lawfully adopt a complete budget for a particular year, no funds of any kind shall be provided to the government of the United States by the States.

Section 2: The States shall have the power to levy, impose and collect a single federal tax on a single federal tax entity at a single rate not to exceed four percent of the value of the federal tax entity. The sole federal tax entity shall consist of a distinct transaction of commerce which requires the jurisdiction of the State courts for its legal existence, enforcement, valuation, dispute resolution, or damage consideration. All revenue generated by the federal tax entity and collected by the States and not paid to the government of the United States to fund its yearly operating budget shall be retained by the States and shall become the property of the States.

Section 3: In making payment to the government of the United States of tax revenue collected via the federal tax for the amount of monies specified in the lawfully adopted, complete budget of a particular year, each State shall pay an amount equal to the percentage of the total federal budget for that year that is the same percentage of the total Representatives that State is entitled to have in the House of Representatives for that year.

Section 4: The District of Columbia is not a State, shall not become a State, and shall be directly and exclusively governed by the Congress of the United States.”

ARTICLE 4: Senators Appointed By
State Legislatures

RESTORE THE PURPOSE OF THE BICAMERAL CONGRESS CREATED IN THE CONSTITUTION WHEREIN THE SENATE WAS TO PROTECT THE STATES FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE HOUSE WAS TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE IN THE STATES FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: WITHDRAW THE POPULAR ELECTION OF SENATORS AND RETURN THE POWER TO APPOINT SENATORS TO THE LEGISLATURES OF THE STATES

“The 17th amendment is hereby repealed.”

ARTICLE 5: Abolition Of Income Tax

RESTRAIN THE FEDERAL PURSE: ABOLISH THE INCOME TAX, THE IRS AND THE US TAX CODE

“The 16th Amendment is hereby repealed; all laws enacted by Congress to create, administer, collect, and disburse income tax revenue or any per capita tax are hereby repealed, abolished and declared null and void.”

ARTICLE 6: President Must First
Be Governor

EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR U.S. PRESIDENT: PRESIDENT MUST FIRST SERVE AS GOVERNOR

“No person shall serve as President of the United States of America who has not previously been elected to and served one elected term in the office of Governor of one of the States.”

ARTICLE 7: Senator Must First
Be Mayor

ADVISORY EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR U.S. SENATOR: SENATOR MUST FIRST SERVE AS MAYOR

“No person shall serve as a Senator in the Senate of the United States of America who has not been previously been elected to and served an elected term in the office of mayor of an incorporated city in one of the States.”

ARTICLE 8: House Member Must
First Be County Commissioner

EXPERIENCE LEGISLATING SOLUTIONS TO THE IMMEDIATE PRACTICAL NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE REQUIRED FOR THE HOUSE: MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MUST FIRST SERVE AS COUNTY COMMISSIONER

“No person shall serve as a Representative in the United States House of Representatives who has not been previously elected to and served an elected term in the office of county commissioner of a legally organized county of one of the States.”

ARTICLE 9: Supreme Court
Justice Must First
Be Magistrate

EXPERIENCE WITH THE DIRECT EFFECTS OF JUDICIAL DECISIONS REQUIRED FOR HIGHEST U.S. COURT: JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT MUST FIRST SERVE AS MAGISTRATE

“No person shall serve as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States who has not served for at least three years as a Magistrate in one of the States.”

ARTICLE 10: War Powers
Returned To States

MILITARY ADVENTURISM TERMINATED, WAR POWERS ABOLISHED: POWER TO DECLARE WAR RETURNED TO THE STATES

“Congress shall not have the power to declare war. The government of the United States of America shall not commence, execute, sustain, or commit any act of war, save necessary defense from attack, against the forces, governments, resources, or peoples of external enemies, unless and until a majority of the legislatures of the States, duly in session, have duly enacted and recorded a vote authorizing all necessary acts of war against a particular external enemy until the threat posed by that external enemy against the people of the United States has been eliminated.”

ARTICLE 11: Members Of Congress
To Serve Single Term

FEDERAL POLITICAL CAREERS DIMINISHED: U.S. SENATORS AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE MAY SERVE ONLY ONE TERM

“No person shall serve as a United States Senator or a Member of the United States House of Representatives for more than one elected term; serving any portion of the vacated term of another person shall be deemed an elected term.”

ARTICLE 12: Congress Members
May Serve In One
House Only

FEDERAL POLITICAL CAREERS AND FEDERAL CRONYISM DIMINISHED: CONGRESSIONAL SERVICE LIMITED TO EITHER THE U.S. SENATE OR THE U.S. HOUSE

“No person who served any portion of an elected term, including a vacated term, as a United States Senator shall be candidate for, shall be elected as, or shall serve as a Member of the United States House of Representatives; no person who served any portion of an elected term, including a vacated term, as a Member of the United States House of Representatives shall be a candidate for, shall be elected as, or shall serve as a United States Senator.”

ARTICLE 13: Members Of Congress
Excluded From Cabinet

FEDERAL POLITICAL CAREERS AND FEDERAL CRONYISM DIMINISHED: MEMBERS OF CONGRESS EXCLUDED FROM THE CABINET

“No person who served any portion of an elected term, including a vacated term, as a United States Senator or as a Member of the United States House of Representatives, shall serve in any capacity in any Cabinet of any President of the United States.”

ARTICLE 14: Cabinet Excluded
From Congress

FEDERAL POLITICAL CAREERS AND FEDERAL CRONYISM DIMINISHED: CABINET MEMBERS EXCLUDED FROM U.S. HOUSE AND U.S. SENATE

“No person who served in any capacity in any Cabinet of any President of the United States shall be a candidate for, shall be elected to, or shall serve as a United States Senator or a Member of the United States House of Representatives.”

ARTICLE 15: Ambassador Must
First Be Secretary Of State
In A State

COMPROMISE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR DIPLOMACY: U.S. AMBASSADORS MUST FIRST SERVE AS SECRETARY OF STATE IN ONE OF THE STATES

“No person shall be appointed to or serve as a United States Ambassador who has not been previously elected to and served an elected term in the office of Secretary of State of one of the States.”

ARTICLE 16: President Must Be
Born In A State

MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF THE PRESIDENCY: U.S. PRESIDENT MUST BE BORN IN ONE OF THE STATES, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA EXCLUDED FROM STATEHOOD

“No person shall be a candidate for, be elected to the office of, or shall serve as the President of the United States who was not born in one of the States. The District of Columbia is not a State, shall not become a State, and shall be directly and exclusively governed by the Congress of the United States.”

ARTICLE 17: Treaty Inferior
To US Law

FOREIGN ENTANGLEMENT DIMINISHED: TREATIES INFERIOR TO FEDERAL LAWS

“No portion of any provision of any treaty ratified by the United States Senate shall be considered superior to any portion of any United States law; any portion of any provision of any treaty ratified by the United States Senate that is contrary to, contravenes or restricts or diminishes the power of any United States law is null and void and has no force of law or precedent within the jurisdiction of the United States of America.”

ARTICLE 18: Birth Citizenship
Restricted To Children
Of US Citizens

ESTABLISHING INTEGRITY OF CITIZENSHIP: BIRTH CITIZENSHIP RESTRICTED TO CHILDREN OF CITIZENS

“No person shall become a United States citizen at birth unless, at the time of birth, that person’s biological mother was already a United States citizen and that person’s biological father was already a United States citizen.”

ARTICLE 19: Legal Entry
Required For Immigrant Citizenship

MAINTAINING INTEGRITY OF CITIZENSHIP: LEGAL ENTRY REQUIRED FOR IMMIGRANT CITIZENSHIP

“No person who was not a United States citizen at birth shall become a United States citizen if that person has ever entered the United States illegally; or if that person has ever been deported from the United States or its territories or possessions; or if that person has been convicted of a crime or misdemeanor in the United States or its territories or possessions; or if that person has participated in armed combat against the United States or its territories or possessions.”

ARTICLE 20: Return To
Gold Standard

PROTECTING THE VALUE OF THE CURRENCY: FIAT CURRENCY ABOLISHED, RETURN TO THE GOLD STANDARD, ABOLITION OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE

“Section 1: The Federal Reserve Act of 1913, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and all Federal Reserve banks, are hereby abolished and shall receive no additional monies or credit from the government of the United States. The liabilities of the Federal Reserve shall be paid only from the assets of the Federal Reserve existing when this amendment is ratified.

Section 2: Congress shall enact no law establishing a fiat currency or any form of legal tender that is not redeemable in gold; Congress shall establish the value of the legal tender of the United States in gold and shall provide for the redemption of all legal tender of the United States in gold; no central bank shall be established for the United States and Congress shall directly coin, establish the value of, and manage the supply of all legal tender for the United States of America.”

ARTICLE 21: Hate Speech
Protected

PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH: EXPRESSION OF HATRED IN SPEECH PROTECTED

“Section 1: Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the expression of hatred, disdain, opposition, reproach, ridicule or challenge in speech.

Section 2: Congress shall make no law establishing hatred as a crime, shall make no law establishing the motive of hatred as a crime, and shall make no law establishing the motive of hatred as basis for any punishment or exacerbation of punishment whatsoever.”

ARTICLE 22: Withdrawal
From The United Nations

U.S. SOVEREIGNTY PROTECTED AND FOREIGN ENTANGLEMENTS DIMINISHED: U.S. MEMBERSHIP IN GLOBAL GOVERNANCE ORGANIZATIONS FORBIDDEN, MEMBERSHIP IN THE UNITED NATIONS WITHDRAWN

“Congress shall make no law nor ratify any treaty committing the United States to join associations of foreign nations or to contribute funds to associations of foreign nations that seek to regulate relations among nations or seek governance, in any form, over other nations.”

ARTICLE 23: Abolition
Of Federal Education

IMPROVEMENT OF EDUCATION: ABOLITION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, FUNDING SCHOOL DISTRICTS UNEQUALLY OR VIA LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES FORBIDDEN; ABOLITION OF EDUCATIONAL CAREERISM, SUBJECT MASTER’S DEGREE REQUIRED OF ALL PUBLIC EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS

“Section 1: Congress shall make no law establishing a responsibility of the United States government for the education of the peoples in the States; Congress shall not create and shall not fund any office of the government of the United States for the purpose of directing, in any manner, the education of the peoples in the States.

Section 2: The government of the United States shall not employ or pay for the services of any person unless the State where that person resides at the time of engagement by the government of the United States requires by statute that the State’s schools be funded equally from the general fund of the State’s treasury; and that no person shall teach or administer in the State’s schools who has not been awarded a Master’s degree in a curriculum subject; provided that the theory and practice of education shall not be deemed curriculum subjects.”

ARTICLE 24: Commerce
Clause Restricted

CONGRESS AND THE U.S. SUPREME COURT RESTRAINED: COMMERCE CLAUSE LIMITED TO ACTUAL COMMERCE

“Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of this Constitution shall be construed only as giving Congress the power to regulate the reasonably free flow of goods and services among the States and no other power. The government of the United States shall not maliciously harm, by the flow of goods and services, the commerce of any State or the commerce of the United States.”

ARTICLE 25: Volunteer Service
Abolished And Universal
Conscription Established

U.S. MILITARY STRENGTHENED: VOLUNTEER SERVICE ABOLISHED, YOUTH SOLDIERING ABOLISHED, UNIVERSAL CONSCRIPTION OF CITIZENS ESTABLISHED, MILITARY SERVICE COMMITTED SOLELY TO COMBAT

“Section 1: No person shall serve in the armed forces of the United States unless that person has been conscripted into service; volunteer entry into service in the armed forces of the United States is hereby abolished.

Section 2: No person between the ages of twenty-one years and twenty-four years shall be exempt from conscription into service in the armed forces of the United States; no person younger than twenty-one years and no person older than twenty-four years shall be conscripted into service in the armed forces of the United States.

Section 3: No person shall be conscripted into service in the armed forces of the United States who is not a citizen of the United States.

Section 4: No person conscripted into service in the armed forces of the United States shall serve in those armed forces unless deemed fit in the sole discretion of military authorities of those armed forces. All civilian authorities, including the Commander-in-chief, shall have no power to determine who is fit to serve in the armed forces of the United States or who serves in the armed forces of the United States.

Section 5: Every person conscripted into service and who serves in the armed forces of the United States shall serve only in the role of a combatant. All non-combatant services shall be provided to the armed forces of the United States by civilians, who shall not be deemed members of the armed forces of the United States and shall not receive military honors or military benefits.”