Veterans for Constitution Restoration (VetsCoR) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization created by Veterans and others who are concerned about the direction our Nation is taking.
The vision of our Founding Fathers of this great nation was one of free men and women, pursuing life, liberty, and their own vision of happiness, constrained only by their responsibility to do no harm to others.
To this end, the Founders wrote one of the most important documents in the history of mankind! Wisely, it specifically limited the role of centralized government and maximized the power of the individual to control their own destinies - free from the dictates of an elite ruling class. That document is the United States Constitution.
Unfortunately, the vision of that document has been so distorted and abused that its original intent would be unrecognizable to its writers. For so long, we have been continually and erroneously told that the original intent of the Constitution is no longer relevant in our modern age and we should look to a new and “progressive” vision.
This contrary vision has increasingly enabled government to intrude upon every aspect of our lives. There are laws that dictate as to how you live your life from cradle to grave. (link: rights lost)
This contrary vision is known as socialism – a failed ideology since the beginning of civilization. It is the exact opposite of what our Founding Fathers rightfully believed how a nation, built upon unrestrained individual effort, could flourish. The builders of our country strongly believed in free-enterprise, self-sufficiency, and self-accountability. The unprecedented rise of early America is a testimonial to those ideals. (link: historical documents).
Those proven values are in peril! Those values are in peril every time Congress is in session! Politicians exist mostly to further their own livelihoods and that of those who favor them. They waste your hard-earned dollars and rarely answer to those they were entrusted to represent. They pass laws that are in direct conflict with the Founders’ intentions. (link: historical documents/correspondence)
YOUR rights continue to slowly slip away and you don’t even know it is happening! (link: rights lost). Not because you don’t care, but because like many, you are ill-informed by the failure of the mainstream news media to report such important matters. Like most, you are probably unaware of the multitude of un-Constitutional laws that have occurred over the decades which place limits on your individual liberties and take the fruits of your labor by threat of penalty.
"The success and progress of any country can easily be judged by the size of its government . . .The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." [Thomas Jefferson, letter to E. Carrington, May 27, 1788]
"A wise and frugal government ...shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
[Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801]
OUR PURPOSE: A New Direction
VetsCoR’s guiding purpose is to reach out to all Americans who continue to be wrongfully subjugated to unnecessary laws and regulations by a political process which is proven to be in direct conflict with the original precepts of our national heritage. (link: historical documents)
With knowledge, Americans can better understand the continuing erosion of their liberties. With knowledge, Americans can fight against the on-slaught that continues to diminish their own right to pursue happiness without unreasonable interference by a bloated, self-serving, and intrusive federal government. It’s time all of us, as citizens of this country to realize we are on the verge of losing what so many have fought for throughout our history, and that which is our right to enjoy and a duty to maintain.
Join us in our efforts to stop and reverse a system that is on the verge of denying all of us the most basic liberties and to enjoy the fruits of our own labor. It’s time to put the Federal monstrosity back in its small box that the Founders believed it should stay. (link: FF papers)
Join us. We can make a difference! You owe it to yourself; you owe it to your children; you owe it to your Country’s future! Together, we can stop and even reverse the Federal control over our daily lives.
VetsCoR was also created to support all things military. We care not about partisan politics. We care only that we all swore an Oath to uphold the Constitution, no matter whether from internal or external threat. Military Service personnel serve for the good of their country’s interests. We support their sacrifice.
The goals of the organization are simple: an ongoing educational outreach program that will explain to and teach the people about our republican form of government, how government has over-reached and extended itself beyond its mandated limits, and what needs to be done to push government, particularly the federal government, back inside its constitutional box, and to limit it to ONLY those powers and duties specifically granted to it by the Constitution. We are asking veterans to join us in this endeavor, because of the OATH that we all took, to PROTECT and DEFEND the Constitution from ALL enemies, foreign and domestic. The task before us is daunting, but American Veterans have faced daunting tasks before, and I'm hopeful that you will step up again before we lose the Republic and all that it has stood for these past 200+ years, FREEDOM and LIBERTY.
Toward this end, several projects are in the works, with the goal of ending 80+ years of creeping socialism and restoring the Constitutional Republic envisioned by the Founding Fathers.
There will be three classes of membership:
Veteran members (voting)
Associate Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve members (non-voting)
Associate (spouse, widow or widower of above 2 classes) members and all non-veterans (non-voting)
Membership fees for each class of membership will be determined by the Board of Directors.