| 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.
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.
- Jon Roland
Libertarian candidate for Texas Attorney General.
- Rock Howard Libertarian
Party nominee for Texas Senate.
- 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
- 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
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
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.
Kozinski Judge, United States Circuit Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit.
1995 Vol. 46, No. 2.
Sentelle Judge, United States Circuit Court of Appeals
for the DC Circuit. Author of "Lopez Speaks, Is Anyone
Lawyers, law professors, historians, and scholars
- Akhil Reed Amar
Professor, Yale Law School. Author of The Bill of Rights.
- Joyce O.
Appleby Professor of History, UCLA. Author of numerous publications.
Arkes Professor, Amherst College. Author of The
Return of George Sutherland.
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 theWaco 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
- 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.
- Elizabeth Price
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
- Lino A.
Graglia, Professor, University of Texas at Austin School
S. Greve, Chairman of the Competitive Enterprise
Institute. Author of The
Upside-Down Constitution (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
- 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
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
Universitys 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.
- Robert G.
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
- Bruce T. Olson Heads the American Grand Jury
Foundation, leading grand jury reformer, wrote
introduction to The Grand
Jury, George J. Edwards (1906).
- 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
- Paul A. Rahe Professor of History, University of Tulsa.
Author of 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
- Glenn H.
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, Commentary
Magazine. Author of 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.
- Butler D.
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
- 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
Also see Scholars
and Lawyers who specialize on firearms rights.
| Most people have the will to win, few have the will to
prepare to win.
College basketball coach Bobby Knight.
- 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
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.