Pledge of allegiance I pledge allegiance to
for the United States of America,
and to the
principles for which it stands:
one Supreme Law [under God],
with liberty and justice for all.
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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
- Ron Paul —
Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-TX 14th), former Libertarian candidate
for president. Also see his alternate
Current candidates for elected office
- Michael Badnarik —
Libertarian Party nominee for U.S. President.
Campagna — Libertarian Party nominee for U.S. Vice-President.
- Michael Peroutka —
Constitution Party nominee for U.S. President.
- James P. Gray —
California judge, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate from California.
- Gary McLeod
— Candidate for 6th Congressional District, South Carolina.
Recent candidates for elected office
- Gary Nolan — Candidate
for Libertarian Party nomination for U.S. President.
- Aaron Russo —
Candidate for Libertarian Party nomination for U.S. President.
- Harry Browne — Nominee
for president of the Libertarian Party in 2000.
- Charles Collins — Candidate for Republican nomination for
President in 1996, for Reform Party nomination in 2000.
- Alan Keyes —
Candidate for Republican nomination for President in 1996, 2000.
- Howard Phillips
— Candidate for Constitution Party nomination for President.
- L. Neil Smith — Candidate
for Libertarian Party nomination for President.
- Don Gorman — Candidate
for Libertarian Party nomination for President and the
Constitution Party of
- Ken Payne — Republican
nominee for U.S. Representative, California 5th Dist., against Democrat
- Mike Rothfeld —
Candidate for Republican Party nomination for U.S. Representative, Virginia 1st
- Doug Schafer —
Candidate for Washington State Supreme Court. Reformist attorney.
- Lawrence Cranberg
— Candidate for Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Retired physicist.
Advocate for older persons.
- Jon Roland — Libertarian candidate
for Texas Attorney General, 2002.
- N. Stephen Kinsella
— Libertarian candidate for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 2002. Lawyer
in Houston, Texas.
- Thomas Spielbauer —
Candidate for Superior Court Judge, Santa Clara County, California, 2002.
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 writings.
- Clarence Thomas — Associate Justice, United States Supreme
Court. For his opinion in the Lopez case.
- Edith Jones — Judge, Firth Circuit Court of Appeals. For her
talk on judicial corruption.
- Sam Cummings — Judge, United States District Court for the Fifth
Circuit. For his opinion in the Emerson case.
- Andrew Kleinfeld — Judge, United States Circuit Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit.
- Alex Kozinski — Judge, United States Circuit Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit.
- Deanell Tacha — Judge, United States Circuit Court of Appeals
for the Tenth Circuit. Author of "Independence
of the Judiciary for the Third Century", Mercier LR, Winter 1995 Vol. 46,
- David Sentelle — Judge, United States Circuit Court of Appeals
for the DC Circuit. Author of "Lopez
Speaks, Is Anyone Listening?".
- Janice Rogers Brown — Associate Justice, California Supreme
Court. For her speech before the
Federalist Society, U. of Chicago, April 20, 2000.
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
History at the University of Kentucky. Author of The Sacred Fire of
Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic.
- Randy E. Barnett —
Professor at Boston
University School of Law, author of
The Structure of
- Larry Becraft —
Lawyer who has won some landmark legal reform cases, especially on income tax
Belz — Professor of Constitutional History, University of
Bopp, 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
- Michael Caddell —
Defense counsel for the Davidians abused in theWaco
- Ramsey Clark
— Former U.S. Attorney General. Represented Davidian survivors. Founder of
International Action Center.
- Ann Coulter — Lawyer and
commentator. Author of High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill
- Virginia Cropsey —
Extensive work on Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues.
Cross, Professor of Business Law, University of Texas at Austin.
- Brannon P.
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 Be
- Thomas J. DiLorenzo —
Professor of economics at Loyola College in Maryland, adjunct scholar of the
Mises Institute. Author of an interesting
paper on the
- James J.
Duane — Professor, Regent School of Law.
- Richard 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.
- Mark Ferran —
Lawyer who has done good work on property rights.
- David Forte —
Professor, Cleveland-Marshall School of Law.
- Matthew J. Franck
— Professor and Chairman of Political Science, Radford University.
- Lino A.
Graglia, Professor, University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
- David Grossack —
Constitutional attorney based in Massachusetts.
- Stephen P. Halbrook —
Lawyer specializing in constitutional cases, especially involving the Second
- Marci A. Hamilton —
Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, author of
and Nondelegation: Back to Basics, 20 Cardozo L. Rev. 807 (1999).
- 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 Second
- John C. Harrison —
Professor, U. Virginia School of Law.
- 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 —
Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy.
Jaffa — Professor, Claremont McKenna College.
Lash — Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, author of "The Lost History of the Ninth
- Lawrence Lessig — Professor,
Stanford Law School, Stanford, California; cyberlaw and intellectual
- Gary S. Lawson —
Professor, Boston University Law School.
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.
- John O. McGinnis —
Professor, Northwestern University School of Law.
- Edwin Meese 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 Foundation.
- Robert G.
Natelson — Professor, University of Montana School of Law.
- William E.
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
The Grand Jury,
George J. Edwards (1906).
- William J. Olson —
Constitutional attorney based in Virginia.
- Michael S. Paulsen —
Professor, U. Minnesota School of Law.
B. Presser — Raoul Berger Professor of Legal History, Northwestern U.
Center for Legal Studies.
- Philip A.
Pucillo — Assistant Professor of Law, Ave Maria School of Law.
- 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 Martial
Republics of Ancient Greece", Wilson Quarterly (1993).
B. Rappaport — Professor, University of San Diego School of Law.
- Glenn H.
Reynolds — Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of
- Ed Rivera — Lawyer
specializing in constitutional cases, especially involving taxes and the
- Gary Rosen — Managing Editor, Commentary
Magazine. Author of American Compact: James Madison and the Problem of
- Roger Roots — Lawyer
and founder of the Prison Crisis Project, author of several articles.
Schoenbrod — Professor, New York Law School, author of Power
Without Responsibility: How Congress Abuses the People Through Delegation,
Yale University Press, 1995.
- Butler D.
Shaffer — Professor, Southwestern University School of Law.
E. Shalhope — Professor of History, University of Oklahoma.
C. Sisk — Professor, Drake University Law School.
- Gerry Spence —
Legendary trial lawyer, author of several dissident books.
- Lawrence Solum —
Professor, U. San Diego Law School, law theory blog.
- Craig A.
Stern — Associate Professor, Regent School of Law.
- Joe A.
Tucker — Professor, Regent School of Law.
Turley — Professor, George Washington University School of Law.
- John P.
Tuskey — Assistant Professor, Regent School of Law.
Van 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.
- Eugene Volokh
— Professor, UCLA School of Law.
J. Watkins, Jr. — Author of Reclaiming the American Revolution: The
Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions and Their Legacy, Palgrave MacMillan,
- Keith Whittington —
Professor Politics, Princeton U.
- Walter 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.
- Christopher Wolfe —
Professor Political Science, Marquette U..
- John Wolfgram — Lawyer
who challenged public corruption and was ordered to not practice law by a judge
Also see Scholars and
Lawyers who specialize on firearms rights.
- Clayton Cramer —
Second Amendment historian.
- H. Daniel
Druck — Former Libertarian candidate for U.S. Representative in
- 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.