What you can do to help

We get a lot of questions about who we are, how one can join, and what one can do to help.

First, we are a group of dedicated constitutional scholar-activists, the numbers and identities of whom are on a need-to-know basis. Formal voting membership is by invitation only, and we only invite people to join who have independently proven their talent and virtue at some personal risk or sacrifice. We want to remain true to our mission of strict constitutional compliance, and not to dilute it with anyone who is not on the same page.

We do not publish printed material, or send newsletters out by mail. We choose to avoid the costs of doing that, and publish everything in electronic form, mainly over the Internet. It is more important to develop educational materials, to litigate, to organize, or to do other things than spend our limited resources on printing and postage.

We do not solicit, and have not received, financial support from governments, large institutions, or special interest groups. That is not to say that we could not use more funding. What we have done so far has been done by unpaid volunteers. If we had financial support we could do a lot more and get it done faster. We know how to put any amount of money to its best possible use, to leverage the political system in creative ways. We would know what to do to turn the course of history toward a better future.

What we would do if we received a substantial amount of money is outlined in our

Grant Proposal

But we don't want undue influence. If you support what we are doing, and want to help, we would prefer you send anonymous donations. We would rather not know who you are, especially if your contributions are large. Don't send cash through the mail, of course, but money orders are good. Make them payable to "Jon Roland, trustee for the Constitution Society". Do not make checks payable to "Constitution Society". We don't have a bank account for the Constitution Society, don't intend to get one, and can't accept checks made payable only to "Constitution Society". It is our principled position that banks on state territory that denominate in Federal Reserve "dollars" are unconstitutional. On state territory only gold or silver or notes backed by gold or silver are constitutional legal tender.

Donations are not tax-deductible. We do not seek any special tax status for the Constitution Society, because doing so would subject us to unconstitutional and undue influence by the government.

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If you can't afford to support us financially, do what you can in other ways. You might organize a local group of activists and scholars, and link it to others across the nation and beyond. You might investigate wrongdoing. Recruit whistleblowers. Engage in litigation. Develop educational materials. Put up a web site specializing in some problems and their solutions. Render into digital form some of the works we haven't gotten around to doing yet. Speak to public gatherings, or set up a speaker's bureau. Organize street demonstrations. Place ads in newspapers and on radio or TV. Hand out flyers. Call in to talk radio with a focused reform message. Develop your skills. Acquire the tools you will need. Sovereignty Education and Defenese Ministry features a way to start or join an activism group in your area or become an activism leader. For resources in doing so:

  1. Basic Membership. Free. You need a free account to become an Activism Leader.
  2. Activism Map. Inthe Participate->Activism Map. You must get a free account to view the map.
  3. SEDM Activism Leader Guide, Form #16.001

We can offer some guidance in doing these things, but it is up to you to do it. If nothing else, you can go door to door in your own neighborhood. Be persistent. Never give up. Just devote a couple of hours each day, and get others to do the same.

Remember, it has taken more than two centuries for the situation to deteriorate to the point it is at today. We won't reverse that decline quickly, and no one can do it by himself. Aim for small victories. Every person you recruit for the cause of reform is a victory. Many of them will drop out, but if we can recruit them faster than they drop out, we will eventually prevail.

If you want to help us with scanning books to add to this library, we recommend the following tools:

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  2. PDF Software-consolidates the images from the scanner into a single PDF, deskews the pages, and does OCR on the text.
    1. Adobe Pro DC
    2. Kofax Power PDF Advanced

Please be advised that we cannot post books to this site that are newer than 75 years old, because they fall within the copyright protection window. For details on books that are outside the copyright window, see:

  1. U.S. Copyright History 1923-1964
  2. Stanford Copyright Renewals Database

Don’t be a Free Rider! If you benefited from your visit, donate your fair share to keeping this site going. Just because it’s free to you doesn’t mean it doesn’t cost someone to make it available to you. No amount is too small. Can you spare a dollar? Then send it! There’s plenty of money for violating the Constitution, precious little for defending it.