Together with Susan Serpa, Rich founded Act Now Worcester, urging Worcester to defend the rights of its citizens not withstanding any sections of the USA Patriot Act, Military Commission Act, or any Federal “law” that purports to nullify the Bill of Rights.
Listen to Rich on the Bill of Rights
Rich interviews Mayor John Anderson.
People Against the NDAA (PANDA) was founded on January 29th, 2012 in Bowling Green, OH. Supported by groups across the political spectrum, our group of 7-10 college students went on the offensive. After flyering our university and getting involved in local politics, we launched PANDA nationwide in late April, 2012.
The 2012 NDAA, Sections 1021 and 1022, authorizes the indefinite military detention, without charge or trial, of any person, including an American citizen, and applies the “Law of War,” to U.S. soil, making the United States legally a battlefield.
Rich on Worcester After Action Report
Rich speaks before the Worcester City Council.
In 2003, while Rich attended a rally at the Boston Common, he challenged, then-candidate Robert Reich's on his stance on gay marriage. At the time, Reich supported only civil unions. Later that day, following a spirited exchange with Rich, Reich announced his support for gay marriage - the first Democratic government candidate in the state's history to support gay marriage. Soon thereafter, Senate President Tommy Birmingham, who was also running for governor, also announced his support for gay marriage. A year later, Massachusetts became the first state in the union to legalize gay marriage.
Throughout his life, Rich was a true humanitarian, dedicated to the preservation of freedom and was a two-time recipient of the Lights of Liberty Award by the Advocates for Self-Government. He delivered dozens of speeches at high schools and colleges across Massachusetts, including the Kennedy School of Government and the Cambridge School of Weston.
Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of current and formerly service military, police and first responders who pledge to fulfill the oath all first responders take to "defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic." That oath, mandated by Article VI that oath, mandated by the Constitution, not the politicians, and Oath Keepers, declare that they will not obey unconstitutional orders, such as orders to disarm the American people, to conduct warantless searches, or to detain Americans in violation of their ancient right to a jury trial. For details, see Oath Keepers Declaration of Orders We Will Not Obey.
Putting his money where his mouth is, Rich was a support of Judicial Watch, a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law.
Rich was a staunch believer that the official story behind 911 didn't make sense. He invested both significant time and money in trying to get the truth out. Everything Rich did for, and with, the 9/11 Truth Movement was as an expression of his commitment to both Truth and the peaceful and just resolution of conflict. Listen to Rich speak at Porcfest (28:05; 31:13). Learn more at 911 Truth, Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth and Boston 911 Truth
Learn more - Towers of Deception
Rich was involved with The Free State Project, a movement of freedom-loving people to move to New Hampshire, where we are working to reduce the size and scope of government in order to achieve Liberty in Our Lifetime.
Generally, Rich could be found anywhere pro-peace and free speech was front and center.
“We had no way of knowing that all our hard work and struggle would eventually pay off; we just kept putting one foot in front the other.” - Rosa Parks
When Tony Economou, former Worcester City Councilor, made a shocking, and extraordinarily revealing statement: "Mr Chairman, I make a motion to file (kill) this item. (Our oath) really doesn't have any bearing on our city government", Rich took to the streets with his sign "Say It Ain't So Economou"!
The black gag was added to the orange jumpsuit, after being silenced by Worcester city government, because the Rules Committee ruled that the Resolution was not city business.
Rich with Sue Serpa, the showing of the "Seeing Orange" photo at the Sprnkler Factory in Worcester. Sue wore orange to show the direct association with Act Now. Rich wanted to show that root cause and catalyst of our loss of liberty stems from 9/11. The combined statement of the outfits were part of the art submission to the show.
While supporting the ballot initiative for Citizens' 9-11 Commission Campaign, Rich is talking with Rich McCampbell, who was in charge of organizing the signature-gathering efforts.
Thank you note from a student at the Cambridge School of Weston after Rich gave a speech on small government.
While supporting Citizens' 9-11 Commission Campaign, headed by Senator Mike Gravel, in 2011 Rich interviewed Rep. Cynthia McKinney, who had just spoken in support of our ballot initiative.