About the Constitution Society

The Constitution Society was founded April 1, 1994, in San Antonio, Texas, to lead in public education on constitutional history, law, and government. This website at http://constitution.org went live September 15, 1995., and has been growing in content and number of visitors ever since. It is an attempt to make available on one site everything one would need to decide any constitutional issue.

The founder, president, and webmaster was Jon Roland.

1. Constitution

Constitution and By-laws of the Constitution Society.

2. Meeting Minutes

Minutes of meetings

3. Applicable laws

4. Mirror Sites

We have a mirror site at http://constitution.famguardian.org/.

Those wishing to create a mirror of the site are forewarned that they MUST include the Robots.txt file included with the downloadable version of the site so that they do not affect our search engine page ranking or SEO. Failure to include the Robots.txt file is a violation of the copyright. Those creating mirror sites are also prohibited from monetizing the site or including advertising with the mirror site.

The content of mirror sites is the same as the original Constitution.org site but the opening page and navigation changed slightly. It uses a navigation system is similar to the following pages and should be familiar to those using the Family Guardian site.

  1. Forms/Pubs page-Sovereignty Education and Defense Ministry. Click here for a training video on how to use the page, which is similar to this page.
  2. Sovereignty Forms and Instructions Online, Form #10.004-Sovereignty Education and Defense Ministry. Click here for a training video on how to use the page, which is similar to this page.
  3. Published Authors-Family Guardian Fellowship,

The new navigation system is meant to make it easy to browse a digital copy of the site from a CD, DVD, or thumb drive without running a program. This will ensure that the entire site can be uploaded periodically to Archive.org as a single ZIP file to preserve it after the webmaster dies to protect the MASSIVE effort Jon already invested in this site. He spent 23 years (and counting) developing this site. The webmaster has been his student and a user of the original site since about 1999. Our hats off to him for his discipline and persistence. We thanked him for his massive efforts and now we want to help pass the torch by making sure lots of people have a copy of the site.

5. Copyright

This page, and all subpages not in the public domain or copyrighted by others, are Copyright © 1994-2018 Constitution Society. Permission is hereby granted to copy with attribution for noncommercial purposes. Visitors are encouraged to download all files so that they can recreate this site or any part of it should it go down for any reason.

Those wishing to create a mirror of the site are forewarned that they MUST include the Robots.txt file included with the downloadable version of the site so that they do not affect our search engine page ranking or SEO. Failure to include the Robots.txt file is a violation of the copyright. Those creating mirror sites are also prohibited from monetizing the site or including advertising with the mirror site.

6. About the New Resurrected Site

The original site went down in February 2018 and Jon was nowhere to be found. His trustees thought he was deceased and gave their blessings to resurrect the site. We decided to donate our time to resurrect the site and continue his work and carry on his legacy

At the time it went down, Jon did not leave anyone a complete digital image of the latest copy of the site. As such, this site was created with a 2006 copy of the original Constitution.org and then adding all the content from the What’s New page that were added AFTER 3/2006. Some items may still be missing and some links may not work properly so please be patient as we fix the missing content and broken links. This is an ongoing process.

The original site also contained hundreds links to content that was no longer available. We have eliminated most of these expired links but if you find any that we missed, please do not hesitate to notify us via our contact us page.

After work to resurrect the site was completed in March 2018, subsequently Jon was located on 5/31/18. He was alive and well and living at a friends house in San Antonio, TX. His phone and email and computer went down because he had been in the VA hospital. He continued work on the site. We called him on 6/7/18, the first time since his near death experience, and discussed our efforts to resurrect and maintain this site. His initial response to our resurrection of his site to a subdomain on our server:

  1. He is thankful for our efforts to resurrect the site.
  2. We have his blessing to maintain this site as a mirror to his.
  3. He wants us to be a successor trustee to his charitable board of trustees who manage his site.
  4. He is glad that we provide a downloadable ZIP image of the entire site. He says he doesn’t have the tools to produce that and wants to provide a link to the downloadable ZIP on the main site.
  5. He does not object to switching the menuing system over.
  6. He does not object to adding links to content found on SEDM or Family Guardian. He doesn’t have a problem with our content.
  7. He also said that most of what is on the site is merely public domain documents that he doesn’t own the copyright for anyway.
  8. He said he would add a link to our mirror on the main Constitution.org server.

On or about the end of June, 2019, Jon’s Constitution.org site again went down. He was having trouble paying his bills and his helper caused the hosting fee debits to bounce. We offered to host his site on our server and sent him a disk to put it on, but the disk was never returned.

Jon Roland, the original creator of the Constitution.org website, passed away on 1/4/2020 in the morning. Custody of the orignal site has been transferred to his board of trustees. Subsequently, the Board of Trustees made the following decisions:

  1. Designated Family Guardian as the hosting agent and maintainer of the original site.
  2. Allowed us to download the original site in its entirety as it existed on 6/15/2020 and archive it for safe keeping and preservation, as well as use it to update the files on the new site when or if content is missing.
  3. Authorized replacing the original Ezoic menuing system with a Wordpress front end.
  4. Authorized restructuring the menus based on the Febrary 2018 resurrected site to make them more logical and user friendly, but retaining all the original links.
  5. Authorized us to restructure the directory structure and naming around the new menu organization to make the site much easier to maintain for the webmaster.
  6. Required all future changes to the site to be approved by the Board of Trustees using a Change Management specification.

Lastly, our thanks go to Constitutional Attorney Larry Becraft, who provided some of the content for this site and has promoted it since it was established in 1996. He has a massive research library that he provided a copy of to us and wants to make sure that it is shared with freedom lovers everywhere so they can use it to defend their rights.