"Everything comes to an end. What matters in the end is not how long something endured but what it stood for.
[Jon Roland, 1958]
Pledge of allegiance
I pledge allegiance to the Constitution
for the United States of America,
and to the principles for which it stands:
one Supreme Law [under God], indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all. Individuals
Inclusion on that page does not indicate we consider the person
strictly faithful to the Constitution according to the standards
of Jefferson and Madison, only that they deviate less than most.
Current Elected officials
Current candidates for elected office (to be provided later in
Recent candidates for elected office
Ron Paul -
Former member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-TX 14th), former
Libertarian candidate for president. Also see this alternate site.
Michael Badnarik -
Libertarian Party nominee for U.S. House of Representatives.
Bob Smither -
Libertarian Party nominee for U.S. House of Representatives.
Gary Nolan - Candidate
for Libertarian Party nomination for U.S. President.
Campagna - Libertarian Party nominee for U.S.
Alan Keyes -
Candidate for Republican nomination for President in 1996, 2000.
Phillips - Candidate for Constitution Party nomination for
L. Neil Smith - Candidate
for Libertarian Party nomination for President.
Don Gorman - Candidate
for Libertarian Party nomination for President and the Constitution Party
Ken Payne - Republican
nominee for U.S. Representative, California 5th Dist., against
Democrat incumbent. Mike Rothfeld -
Candidate for Republican Party nomination for U.S.
Representative, Virginia 1st District.
Doug Schafer -
Candidate for Washington State Supreme Court. Reformist
Lawrence Cranberg - Candidate for Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Retired
physicist. Advocate for older persons.
N. Stephen Kinsella - Libertarian candidate for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals,
2002. Lawyer in Houston, Texas.
Baldwin - Constitution Party nominee for U.S. President
Michael Peroutka -
Constitution Party nominee for U.S. President 2004.
Thomas Spielbauer -
Candidate for Superior Court Judge, Santa Clara County,
James P. Gray -
California judge, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate from
McLeod - Candidate for 6th Congressional District, South
Carolina. Former elected officials
We have found no judges anywhere who are consistently faithful to
the Constitution, but it seemed appropriate to include the least
unfaithful of those available, based on some of their opinions or
Thomas - Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court.
For his opinion in the Lopez case.
Sykes - Judge, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. For her
opinions on several issues.
Rogers Brown - Judge on the United States Court of Appeals
for the District of Columbia Circuit. former Associate Justice,
California Supreme Court. For her speech before the
Federalist Society, U. of Chicago, April 20, 2000.
Edith Jones - Judge, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. For her talk on judicial corruption.
Cummings - Judge, United States District Court for the
Fifth Circuit. For his opinion in the Emerson case.
Gorsuch - Judge, United States District Court for the
Tenth Circuit. For his originalist approach to constitutional
interpretation, his support for the nondelegation doctrine, and
for his skepticism of the Chevron Doctrine that courts defer to
administrative agencies in the interpretation of statutes.
Kleinfeld - Judge, United States Circuit Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit.
1995 Vol. 46, No. 2.
Kozinski - Judge, United States Circuit Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit.
Sentelle - Judge, United States Circuit Court of Appeals
for the DC Circuit. Author of " Lopez Speaks, Is Anyone
Listening?". Lawyers, law professors, historians, and scholars
Akhil Reed Amar - Professor, Yale Law School. Author of The Bill of Rights.
Appleby - Professor of History, UCLA. Author of numerous publications.
Arkes - Professor, Amherst College. Author of The
Return of George Sutherland.
Banning - Professor
History at the University of Kentucky. Author of The
Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the
Randy E. Barnett - Professor at Georgetown University School of Law, author of . The Structure of
(Will) Baude - Professor at University of Chicago School
of Law, author of " Rethinking the Federal Eminent Domain Power"
122 Yale Law Journal 1738 (2013).
Larry Becraft - Lawyer who has won some landmark legal reform cases,
especially on income tax issues.
Belz - Professor of Constitutional History, University of
Robert G. Bernhoft -
Leading defense lawyer for several income tax cases.
David E. Bernstein - Professor, George Mason University School of Law.
Bernstein - Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, now in private
Jr. - Lawyer, founder of James Madison Center
for Free Speech, leading defender against abuses of
"campaign reform" statutes.
Mark Brewer - Was
candidate for Republican nomination for U.S. Representative,
Texas 7th Dist.
Michael Caddell -
Defense counsel for the Davidians abused in the Waco incident.
Calabresi - Professor of Constitutional Law, Northwestern
University School of Law, Co-Founder of the Federalist Society.
Clark - Former U.S. Attorney General. Represented Davidian
survivors. Founder of International
Codevilla - Fellow at Claremont Institute, Professor at
Ann Coulter -
Sometimes abrasive, but some of her books are excellent
Crier - Former judge and television journalist, author of . The
Virginia Cropsey -
Extensive work on Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues.
Cross, Professor of Business Law, University of Texas at
Denning - Assistant Professor of Law, Southern Illinois
University School of Law, Carbondale, IL. Author of several
important articles on the Second Amendment and a book on the
Commerce Clause. See Can the Simple Cite
Thomas J. DiLorenzo -
Professor of economics at Loyola College in Maryland, adjunct
scholar of the Mises Institute.
Author of an interesting paper on the 14th Amendment.
Duane - Professor, Regent School of Law.
Elhauge - Petrie Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
A. Epstein - Professor, U. of Chicago Law School. Author
of Takings, which argues all New Deal legislation was
Bruce Fein - Lawyer, DC,
writes on constitutional issues. Founder of American
Mark Ferran -
Lawyer who has done extensive work on property rights.
Louis Fisher - Scholar
in Residence at the Constitution Project. Much work on
separation of powers.
Foley - Institute for Justice Chair in Constitutional
Litigation and Professor of Law at Florida International
University (FIU) College of Law. Author of . The
Tea Party: Three Principles
Forte - Professor, Cleveland-Marshall School of Law.
Matthew J. Franck - Professor and Chairman of Political Science, Radford
Graglia, Professor, University of Texas at Austin School
S. Greve, Chairman of the Competitive Enterprise
Institute. Author of (Harvard University Press,
David Grossack -
Constitutional attorney based in Massachusetts.
Stephen P. Halbrook - Lawyer specializing in constitutional cases, especially
involving the Second Amendment.
Marci A. Hamilton -
Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, author of Representation
Nondelegation: Back to Basics, 20 Cardozo L. Rev. 807
Ronald Hamowy -
Professor Emeritus of History, University of Alberta. Editor, . Cato's Letters: Essays on Liberty by
John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon
David T. Hardy - Lawyer
specializing in constitutional cases, especially involving the
Harrison - Professor, U. Virginia School of Law.
Hasnas - Associate Professor, Georgetown University
McDonough School of Business.
Sean Healy - Lawyer
strong on constitutional cases, such as the Emerson case.
James L. Hirsen -
Has site First
Liberties. Author of The Coming Collision: Global Law
vs. U.S. Liberties and Government by Decree: From
President to Dictator Through Executive Orders.
Brian J. Hooper - President of Harvard
Society for Law & Public Policy.
Jaffa - Professor, Claremont McKenna College.
Klein - Professor of Economics, George Mason Uniuversity.
Lash - Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles,
author of " The Lost
History of the Ninth Amendment".
Lawson - Professor, Boston University Law School.
Lawrence Lessig - Professor,
Stanford Law School, Stanford, California; cyberlaw and
Lee - professor of constitutional law and international
law at Fordham Law School.
Levey - President, Committee for
O. Linder - Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City
School of Law. Numerous articles on famous court cases.
Lopez - Assoc. Professor, San Jose State University.
Author of . The
of Justice: Law and Economics of Legal Institutions
Lund - Professor, George Mason University School of Law.
Machan - Professor of Business and Economics, Chapman
University, and fellow of the Hoover Institute.
Harvey Mansfield -
Professor of Government, Harvard University.
McDonald - Professor of History, University of Alabama,
specializing in the U.S. Constitution.
McConnell - Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution Author of this
Brigid McManamon - Constitutional law professor at Widener
University-s Delaware Law School
McGinnis - Professor, Northwestern University School of
III - Former U.S. Attorney General.
Eben Moglen -
Professor of law and legal history at Columbia University Law
School, serves without fee as general counsel of the Free Software
Andrew P. Napolitano -
Former judge, Fox News commentator, author of Constitution
in Exile and Constitutional Chaos.
Natelson - Fellow, Independence Institute.
Nelson - Professor, New York University School of Law,
author of The Fourteenth Amendment: From Political Principle
to Judicial Doctrine. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University
Press, 1998. Bruce T. Olson - Heads the
American Grand Jury
Foundation, leading grand jury reformer, wrote
introduction to , George J. Edwards (1906). The Grand
William J. Olson -
Constitutional attorney based in Virginia.
Paulsen - Professor, U. St. Thomas School of Law.
Pitney, Jr. - Professor of Politics, Claremont McKenna
Prakash - Professor, U. San Diego School of Law.
Presser - Raoul Berger Professor of Legal History,
Northwestern U. Center for Legal Studies.
Pucillo - Assistant Professor of Law, Ave Maria School of
Law. Paul A. Rahe - Professor of History, University of Tulsa.
Republics: Ancient & Modern: Classical
Republicanism and the American Revolution, Chapel Hill: U.
North Carolina Pr., 1994, and " The
Republics of Ancient Greece", Wilson Quarterly (1993).
Rappaport - Professor, University of San Diego School of
Reynolds - Professor of Law, University of Tennessee
College of Law.
Ed Rivera - Lawyer
specializing in constitutional cases, especially involving taxes
and the RKBA. Gary Rosen - Managing Editor,
Magazine. Author of Commentary American Compact: James Madison and the
Problem of Founding.
Roger Roots -
Lawyer and founder of the Prison Crisis Project, author of
Rozeff - Retired Professor of Finance, author of several
articles on the financial crisis.
Schoenbrod - Professor, New York Law School, author of Power
Responsibility: How Congress Abuses the People Through
Delegation, Yale University Press, 1995.
Shaffer - Professor, Southwestern University School of
Shalhope - Professor of History, University of Oklahoma.
Sisk - Professor, Drake University Law School.
Smith - Professor, Capital University Law School. Former
member, Federal Election Commission.
Gerry Spence -
Legendary trial lawyer, author of several dissident books.
Lawrence Solum - Professor, U. San Diego Law School, law theory blog.
Stern - Associate Professor, Regent School of Law.
Suber - Professor of Philosophy, Earlham College, author
of the metagame Nomic and author of . The
Nicholas J. "Nick"
Szabo - Law Student.
Tacha - Former Judge, United States Circuit Court of
Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Now Dean of the Pepperdine
University School of Law. Author of " Independence
the Judiciary for the Third Century", Mercier LR, Winter
Barrett Tillman - Career federal law clerk.
Tucker - Professor, Regent School of Law.
Turley - Professor, George Washington University School of
Tuskey - Assistant Professor, Regent School of Law.
Alstyne - Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law.
Paul Velte -
Constitutional attorney based in Austin, Texas. Also has an
organization, Peaceable Texans for Firearms Rights.
Marc J. Victor -
Was fired as an Arizona pro tempore judge for taking a
principled position in defense of the Constitution after only
one hour of service.
Edwin Vieira - Lawyer,
author of several books on constitutional law.
Volokh - Professor, UCLA School of Law.
Watkins, Jr. - Author of Reclaiming the American
Revolution: The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions and Their
Legacy, Palgrave MacMillan, 2004.
Whittington - Professor Politics, Princeton U.
E. Williams - Professor of Economics, George Mason
University. Clyde N. Wilson - Professor of History, University of South
Carolina. Author of
. From Union to
Empire: Essays in the Jeffersonian Tradition
Wolfe - Professor Political Science, Marquette U..
John Wolfgram -
Lawyer who challenged public corruption and was ordered to not
practice law by a judge sua sponte.
Thomas Woods -
Fellow of Ludwig Mises Institute, author of nine books, some
who specialize on Scholars
and Lawyers firearms rights.
"Most people have the will to win, few have the will to
prepare to win."
[College basketball coach Bobby Knight] Activists
Clayton Cramer -
Second Amendment historian.
Daniel Druck - Former Libertarian candidate for U.S.
Representative in Illinois.
Devvy Kidd -
Patriot activist, former candidate for U.S. Representative in
California. Groups and individuals closely associated with groups
Lawyers, law professors, historians, and scholars
R. Carter Pittman -
Constitutionalist, and scholar of George Mason, a major
contributor to the Virginia Declaration of Rights, Declaration
of Independence, and Bill of Rights. Collection of his writings.