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I just wanted to thank you for the web site constitution.org . Over the past 5 years I have gradually lost my fear of our Judicial Inquiry Commission and have engaged in a number of debates on Constitutional issues. I could have never prepared my talks without this fine web site and I suspect you are the genius behind it all.
Thank you very much for making the entire collection of the United States Statutes at Large available in digital format at the Constitution Society website. To the best of my knowledge, your site is the only one that provides the entire collection of the Statutes digitally. I have been waiting for years for some organization or government agency to make the Statutes available online, so was thrilled when I found them at the Constitution Society. Bravo to you and the Constitution Society! In addition to working with the College of Business and the School of Economic Sciences I‚m also the subject librarian for law. WSU doesn‚t have a law school, so we collect primarily at the undergraduate level. The Statutes are an important resource and I‚m so glad they are online.
Business and Economics Librarian, Washington State University
2014/06/13, personal email
I have been looking at your compilation of primary sources on the constitution.org website. I've been using your site to prepare a master's level curriculum proposal that combines civics with social studies, which I am calling "A Citizen's Approach to History." This is my first attempt at such a proposal, and your site has proven extraordinarily useful in finding appropriate primary source documents for the founding of America.
Again, thank you so much for the time and effort your took to compose this resource.
Jon Roland is a true scholar. He has collected and put on line a treasure trove of documents. He is a master of a very broad range of the historical material. He is often fun because he brings real information into the debates. I have extraordinary respect for him, even if I dont buy [all his positions].
Professor of Law, University of Texas.
2011/06/19, on the Conlawprofs listserv
The problem you have when you post on this [election-law] list is that there are only a couple of people who even know what you are talking about. They think they are the smart ones and you the ignorant hick, when in fact they are simply clueless as to the history and approach to law you bring to the table.
Bradley A. Smith
Professor of Law, Capital University Law School.
I have benefited very much from your excellent site, by the way. It is an understatement to call it a great public service.
Thomas Woods, Jr.
Fellow of Ludwig Mises Institute, author of nine books, some bestsellers.
I teach US History at a community college in Texas. I find this site to be an invaluable tool. Not only do I frequently visit, I encourage my students to as well. The sheer volume of information contained within these pages is astounding. I wish I could block off enough time that I could read every single word! In any event, this is the first place I turn to for the answers to Constitutional questions. Thank you for taking the time to put together such a wonderful resource.
The Constitution Society's website — Constitution.org — is
absolutely the best of its kind on the entire worldwide web. As the leader of
an internet-based national gun rights organization, it obvious to me that Jon
Roland and his associates have invested literally tens of thousands of hours in
painstaking research and meticulous re-publication of vital documents, many of
which are nowhere else to be found on the internet. I use the Constitution
Society website as a resource on a regular basis, and I urge anyone who cares
about protecting the Constitution from legislative, judicial, executive and
social attack to do the same. I am also a donor, and I will definitely be
giving Mr. Roland and his organization money again — because I need this
resource to last, and to expand. If you care about having the best and most
thorough online archive ever created accessible to all, I strongly urge you to
help fund this important ongoing project — beginning right this minute."
I'm a student of law at Cambridge University in England and wanted to
write a quick note to let you know how much I'm enjoying your excellent website
- it's the most sensible and useful thing I've seen on the Net in years.
Thanks again for providing an island of free, very useful resources in a
rapidly commercialising world.
I was desperately trying to find two letters by Thomas Jefferson written
in January of 1809. I went to the Library of Congress web site and found JPEG
images of the letters but they were so faded I couldn't read what Jefferson
said. Then I tried your web site and found them in readable text. I was so
happy. Thanks to the Constitution Society my research project is done. Kimberley Jane Wilson Librarian,
Zuckerman Spaeder Law Library Washington, DC, 2003 February 6
I am using the website for research regarding federal enclave
jurisdiction. Your site has been more helpful than Westlaw! —
Carol Tempesta, Malaby, Carlisle
& Bradley, LLC, New York, NY.
I expect that we are not terribly similar in our political beliefs, but
I have to congratulate you on putting together a truly wonderful, exemplary
resource for anyone interested in our system of government and its history.
Excellent job! — Martin
Wessendorf, Associate Professor, Neuroscience, University of Minnesota,
2002 December 3
I understand how much effort must've gone into publishing Cooley's "Principles. . . " You've made an important and
self-sacrificing contribution to the "patriot" effort which deserves
considerable respect and commendation. You certainly have mine. Congratulations
on a job very well done.
Sincerely, without prejudice to my unalienable Rights Alfred Adask
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[75006-1911] The United States of America
Constitution.org is doing a great service in putting the text online of
many of the finest books ever written on freedom and political philosophy. I
have been repeatedly most pleasantly surprised to see an announcement of some
old favorite book of mine suddenly popping up on the web — such as John
Taylor's Tyranny Unmasked. The Liberty Library of Constitutional
Classics is a beacon that will help educate and rally future defenders of
freedom. — Jim Bovard, 2002 June 26 http://www.jimbovard.com Author of
numerous books, including ALost
Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty,
in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen,
AShakedown: How the Government Screws You
from A to Z.
If you ever need a reminder of just how shaky the ground that our
society stands on is, all you need is to pick up a copy of the supposed "law of
the land", the Constitution. Reading this document, which has never been
repealed and is still cynically paid homage to by our elected officials, can be
like reading a wild-eyed utopian manifesto from outer space. Maybe it did come
from outer space. Sometimes it seems as if there are as many aliens walking
among us as there are people who understand the principles of our
Society hopes to change this sorry state of affairs through research and
education, and their website is an excellent start. If you've ever been
inclined to think of the web as a giant library, their "Liberty Library of
Constitutional Classics" will thrill you. I've rarely seen a larger or more
organized collection of webbed books and articles on a single site. Absolutely
everything you could care to know about consitutionalism, from
Principles to coverage of
and Usurpations to a fun
of public officials and personalities who avow constitutional principles. (The
list of judges warns "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")
Being a reader of Free-Market.Net, you probably already appreciate the
intellectual foundations of our republic. But, these days, it is not hard for
those constitutionalist muscles to atrophy. Bookmarking and returning to the
Constution Society is a good way to keep from forgetting. And sending others
there is a good way, through gradual education, to help return the country to
... There is much more documented in the 1982 report [published by the
U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, entitled "The Right to Keep and
Bear Arms"] (available through the Government Printing Office or at
Every citizen should read and study it, including editorial writers and the
Supreme Court. Hard-won rights are not easily restored once they've been
surrendered. — Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist, in a May 16, 2002,
Constitutionalism, a chief academic interest during World War II and the
Cold War, has since drifted into curricular obscurity. This is precisely a
time, in light of the administrations of Reagan and the two Bush presidents,
when it is most needed. The Constitution Society site is extremely valuable....
almost to the extent of being — for today — "subversive". Let us
hope. — Harvey Wheeler,
political scientist, Professor at University of Southern California. Noted
Bacon scholar. May 24, 2002.
[Links to constitution.org]
... The Kentucky
Resolutions were central to Jeffersonian thought; the states' rights
doctrine he deployed here was even more important to his later thought than his
lifelong dedication to natural rights....
In fact, Richard Henry Lee accused Jefferson of plagiarism. According to
the man who signed the first motion for independence in June 1776, the
Declaration was copied from John Locke’s Second Treatise. The
Virginian had no reason to dispute that allegation. In fact, Jefferson
considered this to be the document's real strength:
The object of the Declaration of Independence
… was … not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never
before thought of, not merely to say things which had never been said before;
but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject … Neither
aiming at originality of pri nciple or sentiment, nor yet copied from any
particular and previous writing, it was intended to be an expression of the
American mind ... All its authority rests then on the harmonizing sentiments of
the day, whether expressed in conversation, in letters, printed essays, or in
the elementary books of public right, as Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney,
— Marco Bassani, in an
May 27, 2002, scholar in residence at the Mises Institute and author of the
introduction to the Italian edition of Rothbard’s Ethics of Liberty,
teaches political thought at the University of Milan. He has just completed a
treatise on Jefferson’s political thought to be published this year in
Your reports have been very helpful to me for providing good, up-to-date
legal case developments and historical references for various matters in which
I am actively involved. In other words, your publications have been very
valuable. — Ethan Book 2nd.
May 26, 2002.