The National Society of Natural-Born Citizens of the United States

Open Letter to the Supreme Court

January 5, 2015

     The Constitution is a Contract between the Citizens of the United States and the body of the Members that compose Congress.  Each Member of Congress takes an oath to support and defend the Constitutional Contract with the People before becoming a Member of the body Congress.

     The established contract between "We the People" and Members of Congress, requires Congress to establish a Legislature for the Government to be composed of a House of Representatives and a Senate.  The House of Representatives is under contract to be composed of a number of Representatives that shall not exceed one Representative for every thirty thousand citizen inhabitants.   Congress is not performing the contractual obligation that requires composition of the House of Representatives to be at that ratio of representation.  The People are empowered by the Tenth Amendment to sue Congress for non-performance of the contract.  


     Congress has failed to perform the obligation of composing the House of Representatives in the contracted manner of one Representative for every thirty thousand citizen inhabitants.  The contract specifically excludes non-citizen Indians and by extension, all other non-citizens who have entered the United States, in the matter of Representation in Congress.  Why should foreigners be entitled to Representation in the Congress of the People of the United States? 


     Congress has not been empowered by the people or the Constitutional Contract to modify that representation ratio.  Since the Act of April 14, 1792 became effective, Congress has been in violation of the Constitutional Contract.  Of twelve Articles proposed as Amendments to the Constitutional Contract passed on September 25, 1789, eleven Amendments have been ratified.  The Article that has not been ratified reads this way;


     "After the first enumeration, required by the first article of the constitution, there shall be one representative for every thirty thousand, until the number shall amount to one hundred; after which, the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall be not less than one hundred representatives, nor less than one representative for every forty thousand persons, until the number of representatives shall amount to two hundred;  after which, the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress that there shall not be less than two hundred representatives, nor more than one representative for every fifty thousand persons."


    In the absence of ratification, the contracted representation ratio remains one for every thirty thousand. 


     It is on the record that Congress is aware of he requirement to amend the Constitutions' fixed ratio established in the contract.  Congress is not empowered to unilaterally modify the Contract.  There is a violation of the Constitution the Congressional Members have sworn to uphold. 


     Would you accept a case brought by the People against Congress to rectify this violation without your recusal though you would be a beneficiary of a decision?  Would all Acts of Congress be without legal foundation because of this Contract violation?   How could Congress pass a proposed amendment to modify the Representation ratio to the people for approval?


     I hope you will find time to respond with words that you support the Constitution.


Richard Carl Shellhorn