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Dear Press of Philadelphia from Gary Coutin March 9, 2012

Dear Press of Philadelphia,

I learned your names and emails during the recent fight to alter the Electoral College law of the State of Pennsylvania.   This effort to rig a two hundred old law by partisans for partisan advantage got me to thinking that the law governing the election of the highest official of the nation should rest upon the self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence.

What better place to hear a lawsuit than on the Declaration of Independence than Philadelphia, home of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.   Home of the place where the Constitution was written.   In Pennsylvania, home to the battle field where the proposition was to be tested whether a nation dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal could long endure.

This lawsuit will be the last battle of the Civil War.  This lawsuit will be the last battle of the American Revolution.   Is the Declaration of Independence the Supreme Law of the Land, superior to the Constitution of 1787 where the two are inconsistent and repugnant to one another?  That is the question.

I have written many articles and books on the subject.  I will be sharing them over the next few days.

I have been suing the Electoral College since November 2000. This lawsuit is sponsored by Roseanne Barr as part of her political campaign for the Presidency on the Green Party Ticket.  Her platform is that the Declaration of Independence is the Supreme Law of the Land, superior to the Constitution of 1787.  Abraham Lincoln thought so as well.  He said so at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Third parties led the movement which led to the direct vote for Senators and the votes for women.  Don’t speak too soon.  The wheel’s still in spin.  And there’s no telling who it is naming.

Yours truly,


Gary Michael Coutin