One of the most often misrepresented principles of the Bill of Rights is the right to assemble and to petition the Government for the redress of grievances. Generally Americans have associated this with the right to protest, often manifesting with large crowds standing outside of court buildings, holding signs and yelling at their elected officials.

But how often do you see the grievances of the people redressed this way?

If we break down the terms it makes it easier to understand. Firstly is the term Petition, a formal written request, typically one signed by many people, appealing to authority with respect to a particular cause: from the Latin word petit, to lay claim to.

Redress, remedy or set right (an undesirable or unfair situation)

Grievance, a real or imagined wrong or other cause for complaint or protest, especially unfair treatment:

Now that we've defined the terms we can better appreciate the need for an organized assembly to call forth the Common Law Grand Jury so that the people can be made whole after a government official has overstepped their authority and violated the fundamental rights of the people. 

This Grand Jury is actually the highest authority on American soil and a big part of the reason we have issues with our rights being removed is because we haven't maintained an active Assembly in every State and County to ensure the people have a platform where their voice and concerns can be heard.

We have always been a Government that draws it's powers from the Governed. For our freedom to endure it necessitates each of us to contribute as we are called to do so.

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