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Jon Roland
Civic Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly Works

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  1. 2008/01/19 — HTML Version PDF Version The English Constitution, John Louis De Lolme (1771) — Discusses separation of powers, the jury system, and habeas corpus. RE
  2. 2007/03/18 — HTML Version Adobe PDF The Law That Always Was, Vern Holland (1987) — Treatise on the legitimacy of the income tax. REF
  3. 2006/09/24 —  Works of James Wilson (1804) — Includes "Lectures on Law, 1790-1792" and other writings of the Pennsylvania delegate to the Constitutional Convention. REF
  4. 2006/09/05 — W HTML Version PDF text under image A brief disquisition of the law of nature, according to the principles laid down in the reverend Dr. Cumberland's (now Lord Bishop of Peterborough's) Latin treatise on that subject. As also his considerations of Mr. Hobbs's principles put into another method., James Tyrrell (1692)  — Disquisition on natural law theory. R
  5. 2006/02/01 — HTML Version or Menu PDF Version Martyrdom of King Charles I, W. Delavne (1703) — Sermon before House of Commons. Comments on some of the constitutional issues involved in the trial and execution of that monarch. REF
  6. 2005/11/08 — HTML Version or Menu Adobe PDF Presumption of Nonauthority and Unenumerated Rights, by Jon Roland, Begun November 6, 2005, in progress.A 
  7. 2005/08/01 — HTML Version or Menu Adobe PDF Remote Link - PDF Mansfieldism Reconsidered, by Jon Roland — Review of evidence for arguing law in the presence of the jury. A 
  8. 2005/03/22 —  PDF Version The Trial of John Peter Zenger, 1735. 17 How. 675. The jury decided that truth was a defense against libel. RE
  9. 2005/03/13 —   Citizenship, U.S. War Department Training Manual 2000-25 (1928) — Civics textbook for training Army troops. RE
  10. 2005/01/01 —   Legal Research by the use of Corpus Juris Secundum, Donald J. Kiser (1924) — Guide for students of the law. RE
  11. 2004/12/19 — HTML Version or Menu The Elements of the Common Lawes of England, Francis Bacon (1630) — Treatise on English Common Law. RE
  12. 2004/12/16 — HTML Version or Menu An account of Denmark, as it was in the year 1692, Robert Molesworth (1694) — Commentary on Denmark that is really a commentary on constitutional issues in England. RE
  13. 2004/12/12 — W HTML Version PDF text over image PDF text under image The American Manual, or, The Thinker, Joseph Bartlett Burleigh (1854) — Civics textbook focusing on U.S. Constitution. RE
  14. 2004/11/01 — HTML Version or Menu Inquiry into the Moral and Religious Character of the American Government, H. W Warner (1838) — Commentary on the relation between government and religious practices. R
  15. 2004/05/22 — HTML Version or Menu Text Version Zipped WordPerfect United States Constitution, Jon Roland. Entry in Encyclopedia of Leadership, Vol. 4, Ed. George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson, & James MacGregor Burns, Sage Publications, 2004. A 
  16. 2004/05/18 — HTML Version Policraticus, John of Salisbury (1159), various translations — Argued that citizens have the right to depose and kill tyrannical rulers. RE
  17. 2004/04/19 — HTML Version Text Version The Nature of the Judicial Process, Benjamin N. Cardozo (1921) — Discusses the debate between legal realists and constitutionalists. REF
  18. 2003/11/06 — Submenu Text Version Losing Liberty Judicially, Thomas James Norton (1928) — Examines how courts have gone along with departures from original understanding. REF
  19. 2003/09/14 — Submenu Text Version A Treatise on American Citizenship, John S. Wise (1906) — Discussion of the history and principles of various kinds of citizenship. REF
  20. 2003/08/24 — Submenu Text Version The History of the Common Law of England, Matthew Hale (1713) — Important reference for the Founders. REF
  21. 2003/06/23 — Submenu Journal of William Maclay — Maclay served as senator from Pennslyvania from 1789 to 1791 and kept a private journal of his experiences that is highly revealing. REF
  22. 2003/06/14 — HTML Version Text Version Evolving Complex Networks in Constitutional Republics, by Jon Roland — Examines how changing network structures can reveal how political and economic processes behave and misbehave. A 
  23. 2003/06/10 — HTML Version Text Version Fairfax County Resolves (1774) — Developed the issues that led to the Declaration of Independence. REF
  24. 2003/06/08 — HTML Version Constitutional View of the Late War between the States, Alexander Stephens (1868) — Vice-President of the Confederacy explains why the war was fought. REF
  25. 2003/05/23 — HTML Version Text Version Laws, Plato (~348 BCE) — Model laws for a republic, including sortition and militia. REF
  26. 2003/05/08 — HTML Version Text Version Discourse on the Constitution and Government of the United States, John C. Calhoun. REFI
  27. 2003/04/24 — HTML Version Text Version Still the Law of the Land? — Essays on Changing Interpretations of the Constitution. Forward by Forrest McDonald. © 1987. Hillsdale College Press. REF
  28. 2003/03/23 — HTML Version Text Version An Essay on the Lacedæmonian Government, Walter Moyle (1698) — How the Spartan constitution given by Lycurgus inspired English political philosophers. REF
  29. 2003/03/10 — HTML Version Text Version Considerations on the Constitutionality of the President's Proclamations, John Henderson (1854) — Commentary on executive orders. REF
  30. 2003/03/01 — HTML Version Considerations on the Causes of the Greatness of the Romans and their Decline, Charles Montesquieu (~1734) — Historical analysis that laid the basis for his Spirit of Laws and Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman EmpireR(E pending)
  31. 2003/02/07 — HTML Version Two Essays: On the Foundation of Civil Government, On the Constitution of the United States, Thomas Cooper (1826) — Commentary on constitutional theory. R(E pending)
  32. 2003/02/05 — HTML Version The Leveller Movement, Theodore Calvin Pease (1916) — A study in the history and political theory of the English Great Civil War. R(E pending)
  33. 2003/02/04 — HTML Version Three Human Rights in the Constitution of 1787, Zechariah Chafee, Jr. (1956) — Historical analysis of free debate, prohibition of bills of attainder, and freedom of movement. R(E pending)
  34. 2003/01/13 — W HTML Version Tucker's Blackstone, William Blackstone, ed. St. George Tucker. R R(E pending)
  35. 2003/01/10 — HTML Version The Civil Law, tr. & ed. S. P. Scott (1932) — Includes the Law of the Twelve Tables (450 BCE), the Institutes of Gaius (180), the Rules of Ulpian (222), the Opinions of Paulus (224), the Corpus Juris Civilis of Justinian (533), which codified Roman Law, and the Constitutions of Leo. R(EF pending)
  36. 2002/12/19 —  PDF Version Case of the Imprisonment of Edward Bushell, for alleged misconduct as a Juryman, 1670. 22 Charles II. 6 How. 999. Having failed to convict Penn, the prosecution sought to punish the jurors, but failed, thereby establishing the right and duty of juries to judge the law as well as the facts in criminal trials. RE
  37. 2002/12/19 —  PDF Version The Trial of William Penn and William Mead, at the Old Bailey, for a Tumultuous Assembly, 1670. 22 Charles II. 6 How. 951. Established the right of religion. RE
  38. 2002/12/04 — HTML Version Text Version Principles of Constitutional Interpretation, Jon Roland. A
  39. 2002/12/02 — HTML Version Text Version Sortition for Judges, by Jon Roland.
  40. 2002/08/12 — HTML Version Selected Works of Marchamont Nedham (~1650) — English columnist comments on political issues of his era. REFI
  41. 2002/08/04 — W HTML Version Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution, Albert Venn Dicey (8th Ed., 1914) — Comparative analysis of the constitutional orders of several nations, focusing on Britain. R
  42. 2002/08/04 — HTML Version Lex, Rex (The Law is King), Samuel Rutherford (1644) — Theological arguments for the rule of law over the rule of men. REFI
  43. 2002/07/19 — HTML Version The General Principles of Constitutional Law in the United States of America, Thomas M. Cooley (1891) — Introduction by the leading constitutional scholar of his era. RE
  44. 2002/06/27 — HTML Version Text Version The Evolution of the Constitution of the United States, Sydney George Fisher (1897). Traces each of the clauses of the U.S. Constitution back to previous colonial, state and other government documents. REF
  45. 2002/06/25 — HTML Version Text Version A Constitutional History of the United States, Andrew McLaughlin (1936) — Perhaps the best single textbook on the subject, winner of the 1936 Pulitzer Prize. REF
  46. 2002/06/24 — HTML Version Text Version State Documents on Federal Relations, Herman V. Ames (1911) — Debates among the states on the Constitution, 1789-1861. REF
  47. 2002/06/01 — HTML Version Text Version Construction Contrued and Constitutions Vindicated, John Taylor (1820) — A commentary on some of the misconstructions of the Constitution by the Marshall Court. REF
  48. 2002/05/23 — HTML Version Text Version  Tyranny Unmasked, John Taylor (1821) — An attack on the constitutionality of protective tariffs and other violations of the original understanding of the Constitution, as seen by the leading spokesman for the Jeffersonian "Old Republicans". REF
  49. 2002/05/10 — HTML Version Text Version A Healing Question, Sir Henry Vane (1656) — He was tried for writing this in a famous trial that tested the right of free speech. REF
  50. 2002/05/07 — HTML Version Text Version A Dissertation on the Nature and Extent of the Jurisdiction of the Courts of the United States, Peter Stephen Du Ponceau (1824) — Discusses the various kinds of jurisdiction, in locum, in personam, and in subjectam materiam, and the limits of the jurisdictions of each kind of court. REF
  51. 2002/05/05 — HTML Version Text Version A Brief View of the Constitution of the United States, Peter Stephen Du Ponceau (1831) — Introduction to the Constitution for students and foreigners. REF
  52. 2002/04/18 — HTML Version Union Now, Clarence K. Streit (1939) — Classic treatise on international conflict and federalism. REF
  53. 2002/04/14 — HTML Version Text Version Discourse on Voluntary Servitude, Étienne De La Boétie (1548, tr. Harry Kurz 1942) — People are ultimately responsible for their servitude, and non-violent resistance can win their freedom. REF
  54. 2002/04/10 — Submenu A living constitution or fundamental law?, Herman Belz (1998) — American constitutionalism in historical perspective. REF
  55. 2002/03/09 — Submenu Cato (A Tragedy in Five Acts), Joseph Addison (prem. 1713) — Play about Cato the Younger, which inspired the Founders, especially George Washington. REF
  56. 2002/03/04 — HTML Version Text Version The Student Council, Harry C. McKown (1944) — Classic treatise on the subject that the webmaster used to draft a student constitution in high school. REF
  57. 2002/02/16 — HTML Version Criminal Libel and the Duty of Juries, Joseph Towers (1764, 1784), Francis Maseres (1792) — Three essays on the right of defendants, especially in criminal libel cases, to have the jury decide the law as well as the fact issues. REFI
  58. 2002/01/14 — HTML Version The Elements of the Art of Packing, As Applied to Special Juries, Particularly in Cases of Libel Law, Jeremy Bentham (written 1809, published 1821) — Critical treatise on abuses of the English jury system and ways to reform it, which provides a historical background to practices that continue to this day. The first publisher in 1817 of excerpts from this work was prosecuted twice for doing so, and the second three times, but in each attempt, juries acquitted them. REF
  59. 2002/01/07 — HTML Version Sources of the Constitution of the United States, C. Ellis Stevens (1894) — Traces each of the key provisions of the Constitution and Bill of Rights to their historical sources. REF
  60. 2001/12/20 — HTML Version The Law of Treason in the United States, James Willard Hurst (1945, 1971) — The Constitution imposes strict limits on what can be punished and how it can be proven. REF
    1. 2001/12/20 — HTML Version Hurst's Law of Treason, Introduction by Jon Roland, Published in University of West Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 34, 2002. A
  61. 2001/12/15 — HTML Version Conflict of Criminal Laws, Edward S. Stimson (1936) — Jurisdiction for a criminal offense is limited to the territory where the offender is when the offense is committed, not where the effects occur. REFI
  62. 2001/09/16 — HTML Version Text Version The New Organon (Novum Organum), Francis Bacon (1620), tr. Spedding. et al. — Includes The Great Instauration and Preparative toward a Natural and Experimental History REF
  63. 2001/09/14 — HTML Version Discourses Concerning Government, Algernon Sidney (1698) REF
  64. 2001/09/10 — HTML Version Text Version Patriarcha, Robert Filmer (1680) REF
  65. 2001/09/01 — HTML Version The Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution: 1625-1660, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, ed. (1906) REF
  66. 2001/08/28 — HTML Version Text Version New Views of the Constitution of the United States, John Taylor (1823). REF
  67. 2001/08/15 — HTML Version Selected Political Writings of Voltaire, (~1764) — Includes The Philosophy of History and A Treatise on TolerationREF
  68. 2001/08/12 — HTML Version Text Version De Republica Anglorum, Thomas Smith (1565, 1583). REF
  69. 2001/08/07 — Submenu Text Version The American Republic: its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny, O. A. Brownson (1866). REF
  70. 2001/07/24 — Submenu Text Version Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill (1863). REF
  71. 2001/06/24 — HTML Version Text Version Politica, Johannes Althusius (1614, Abr. & tr. Frederick S. Carney) REF
  72. 2001/06/22 — HTML Version Selected Political Works of John Milton — Includes Areopagitica (1644), Tenure of Kings and Magistrates (1649), and Defense of the People of England (1651). REF
  73. 2001/06/11 — HTML Version Sources of English Constitutional History: 600-1937, Carl Stephenson & Frederick George Marcham (1937). REF
  74. 2001/03/22 — HTML Version The Origins of Modern Constitutionalism, Francis D. Wormuth (1949). REF
  75. 2001/02/16 — HTML Version Text Version The Elements of Law Natural and Politic, Thomas Hobbes (1640). REF
  76. 2001/02/15 — HTML Version Text Version The Law of War and Peace, Hugo Grotius (1625). REF
  77. 2001/02/14 — HTML Version Text Version Against Writs of Assistance, James Otis, 1761 February 24. REF
  78. 2001/02/13 — W HTML Version Disquisition on Government, John C. Calhoun (1831). REFI
  79. 2001/01/31 — HTML Version Text Version Constitutionalism: Ancient and Modern, Charles Howard McIlwain (1947). REF
  80. 2000/11/18 — HTML Version Text Version The Principles of Morals and Legislation, Jeremy Bentham (1781). REF
  81. 2000/11/09 — HTML Version Text Version Of Crimes and Punishments, Cesare Beccaria (1764). EF
  82. 2000/10/13 — HTML Version Selected Works, Harvey Wheeler. F
  83. 2000/09/24 — HTML Version Text Version Intent of the Fourteenth Amendment was to Protect All Rights, Jon Roland. A 
  84. 2000/09/08 — HTML Version Text Version The Revival of Natural Law Concepts, Charles Grove Haines (1930). REF
  85. 2000/08/31 — HTML Version Text Version The Principles of Natural and Politic Law, J. Burlamaqui (1748, tr. Thomas Nugent 1752). REF
  86. 2000/07/02 — HTML Version Text Version Points of Rebellion, by William O. Douglas. REF
  87. 2000/06/14 — HTML Version or Menu Text Version Zipped WordPerfect MS Word Version Public Safety or Bills of Attainder?, Jon Roland. Published in University of West Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 34, 2002, and republished in Vol. 35, 2003. A 
  88. 2000/06/05 — HTML Version Text Version Man the Reformer, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1841). REF
  89. 2000/03/30 — HTML Version Text Version On the Duty of Man and Citizen According to Natural Law, Samuel Pufendorf (1673, 1682 tr. Frank Gardner Moore). REF
  90. 2000/03/25 — HTML Version Text Version Art of War, Sun Tzu (475-221 BC). EF
  91. 2000/03/24 — HTML Version Text Version Plato Redivivus, Henry Neville (1681). REF
  92. 2000/03/15 — Submenu Selected Works of Thomas Jefferson — Includes complete Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Albert Ellery Bergh, ed., 19 vol. (1905). REF
  93. 2000/03/14 — Submenu Selected Works of Walter Moyle, (~1696-1721, pub. 1796). REF
  94. 2000/03/07 — HTML Version or Menu Second Amendment Law LibraryF
  95. 2000/03/03 — W HTML Version Selected Works of the Levellers (1645-9) — Includes An Agreement of the Free People of EnglandREFI
  96. 2000/02/24 — HTML Version Text Version Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (1848). REF
  97. 2000/02/24 — HTML Version Text Version The Man versus the State, Herbert Spencer (1884). EF
  98. 2000/02/24 — HTML Version Text Version The Doctrine of Fascism, Benito Mussolini (1932). REF
  99. 2000/02/23 — HTML Version Text Version Utopia, Thomas More (1516). REF
  100. 2000/02/23 — HTML Version Text Version The Moral Equivalent of War, William James (1906). REF
  101. 2000/01/19 — HTML Version Text Version Selected Political Works of Richard Price — Includes Civil Liberty (1776) and Importance of the American Revolution (1784). REF
  102. 2000/01/17 — HTML Version Text Version Six Books of the Commonwealth, Jean Bodin (~1590 tr. Richard Knolles 1606, tr. & abr. M.J. Tooley 1955). REF
  103. 2000/01/13 — HTML Version Text Version Relectiones, Franciscus de Victoria (lect. 1532, first pub. 1557) — Includes De Indis and De iure belliREF
  104. 1999/12/13 — HTML Version Text Version Undermining the Constitution, Thomas James Norton (1950). REF
  105. 1999/11/05 — HTML Version The Virginia Report, J.W. Randolph, ed. (1850) — Includes the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 and 1799 and the Virginia Resolution of 1798. REFI
  106. 1999/10/18 — HTML Version Text Version The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli (1513). EF
  107. 1999/10/13 — HTML Version Text Version Art of War, Niccolò Machiavelli (1520). REF
  108. 1999/10/12 — HTML Version Text Version Discourses on Livy, Niccolò Machiavelli (1517). REF
  109. 1999/10/03 — HTML Version LaRosa Reports, by Benedict D. LaRosa (1994, 95). REF
  110. 1999/09/27 — HTML Version Text Version Votescam, by James & Kenneth Collier. REFI
  111. 1999/09/17 — Submenu Documentary History of the Bill of Rights, Jon Roland. REF
  112. 1999/09/11 — HTML Version Militia Treatises, James B. Whisker — Includes The Militia (1992) and The American Colonial Militia (1997). EF
  113. 1999/08/27 — W HTML Version A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, John Adams (1787-89). REF
  114. 1999/08/25 — HTML Version Text Version Perpetual Peace, Immanual Kant (1795). REF
  115. 1999/08/08 — HTML Version Text Version Questions of Public Law, Cornelius van Bynkershoek (1737). RE
  116. 1999/08/06 — HTML Version Text Version Federal Usurpation, Franklin Pierce (1908). REF
  117. 1999/08/04 — HTML Version or Menu Text Version The Constitution of the United States: Its History, Application, and Construction, Chapter 5: Legislative Powers, Chapter 25: Police Power, David K. Watson (1910). REF
  118. 1999/07/29 — HTML Version Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos (Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants), "Junius Brutus" (Orig. Fr. 1581, Eng. tr. 1622, 1689)REF
  119. 1999/07/28 — Text Version Introduction to the Metaphysics of Morals, Immanual Kant (1785), tr. W. Hastie (1785). EF
  120. 1999/07/28 — Text Version Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, Immanual Kant (1785), tr. Thomas Kingsmill Abbott (1785). EF
  121. 1999/07/27 — HTML Version Selected Writings of Thomas Paine — Includes Common Sense (1776) and Rights of Man (1792).. REF
  122. 1999/07/26 — HTML Version Selected Works of Edmund BurkeREF
  123. 1999/07/24 — HTML Version Text Version The Law of Nations, Emmerich de Vattel (1758). REF
  124. 1999/07/20 — HTML Version Text Version The Grand Jury, George J. Edwards (1906). REFI
  125. 1999/07/08 — HTML Version Text Version The New Atlantis, Francis Bacon (1626). REF
  126. 1999/07/04 — HTML Version Text Version Constitutional Conventions, Roger Sherman Hoar (1917). REFI
  127. 1999/06/17 — HTML Version Text Version A Discourse of Government with Relation to Militias, Andrew Fletcher (1698). EF
  128. 1999/06/05 — HTML Version Text Version Recent Changes in American Constitutional Theory, John W. Burgess (1923). REF
  129. 1999/03/05 — HTML Version Text Version A Vindication of the Rights of Women, Mary Wollstonecraft (1792). REF
  130. 1999/02/20 — HTML Version Text Version An Essay on the History of Civil Society, Adam Ferguson (1767). REF
  131. 1999/02/08 — HTML Version Text Version The Subjection of Women, John Stuart Mill (1869). REF
  132. 1999/02/06 — HTML Version Text Version MS Word Version | A David Hoffman, The Oklahoma City Bombing and the Politics of Terror, 1998, Feral House Pr. EF
  133. 1999/02/03 —   Manual of Parliamentary Practice, Thomas Jefferson (1811). REF
  134. 1998/11/20 — HTML Version Text Version How to render documents, Jon Roland. A 
  135. 1998/10/12 — HTML Version Text Version The Spirit of Laws, Charles de Montesquieu, (1748, tr. Thomas Nugent 1752). REF
  136. 1998/09/03 — HTML Version The Commonwealth of Oceana, James Harrington (1656). EF
  137. 1998/08/26 — HTML Version Text Version The Social Contract, Jean Jacques Rousseau (1762). REF
  138. 1998/08/25 — HTML Version Text Version A Discourse on Political Economy, Jean Jacques Rousseau (1755). REF
  139. 1998/08/25 — HTML Version Text Version A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Jean Jacques Rousseau (1754). REF
  140. 1998/07/28 — HTML Version Text Version Political Treatise, Baruch de Spinoza (1677). EF
  141. 1998/02/08 — HTML Version or Menu Text Version A View of the Constitution, William Rawle (1829). REF
  142. 1997/12/26 — HTML Version Text Version Code of Hammurabi (~1700 BCE). EF
  143. 1997/09/05 — W HTML Version The Debates in the Several Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Jonathan Elliot (1836). REF
  144. 1997/09/03 — HTML Version Text Version Of the Original Contract, David Hume (1748). REF
  145. 1997/08/27 — HTML Version Politics, Aristotle (350 BC). EF
  146. 1997/08/04 — W HTML Version Commentaries on American Law, by James Kent (1826). REF
  147. 1997/07/22 —  HTML Version Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story (1833). E
  148. 1997/05/20 — HTML Version Text Version Madison's Notes on the Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787REF
  149. 1996/09/29 — HTML Version Text Version Zipped WordPerfect Freedom's Frontier — Atlantic Union Now, by Clarence K. Streit. REFI
  150. 1996/09/03 — HTML Version Text Version Zipped WordPerfect Robert's Rules of Order Revised (1915). REFI
  151. 1996/08/04 — HTML Version Bouvier Law DictionaryEF
  152. 1996/07/02 — HTML Version Text Version Let's Revive Private Prosecutions, Jon Roland. A 
  153. 1996/07/02 — HTML Version Text Version Brief on Private Prosecutions, Jon Roland. A 
  154. 1996/05/12 — HTML Version Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions — Selected decisions with commentaties.
  155. 1996/05/03 — HTML Version U.S. State Constitutions and Web Sites — Directory of links to all 50 Web sites, some local copies of state constitutions.
  156. 1996/04/24 — HTML Version National Constitutions — Collection of links to national constitutions, both remote and local.
  157. 1995/09/20 — Created Constitution Society web site, later added Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics.

For shorter writings see Roland Articles.

For information on how the above work was done see:

  • HTML Version Text Version How to render documents — Short manual on scanning printed documents and converting them into web pages.

Electoral

  • 2010 — Candidate for Texas Attorney General, Libertarian Party.
  • 2006 — Candidate for Texas Attorney General, Libertarian Party.
  • 2002 — Candidate for Texas Attorney General, Libertarian Party.
  • Feb.-May, 1974 — Ran for Democrat nomination to U.S. House of Representatives in the Texas 23rd District against incumbent Abraham "Chick" Kazen, Jr., in which corruption of the incumbent was the main issue. Got about 37% of the vote.
  • Jun.-November, 1972 — Write-in campaign for U.S. House of Representatives from Texas 23rd Congressional District.

Lobbying, Organizing

  • Aug. 24, 2001 — Resurrected Lancasterian Society.
  • Apr. 1, 1994 — Founded Constitution Society and Constitution Foundation.
  • Mar. 1972 — Attended organizing conference of International Association for Federal Union at Ditchley Conference Center, England, as one of the five founders. After conference, visited supporting members of parliaments of 13 democratic member nations of NATO.
  • Nov. 1971-Mar. 1972 — Organized what was to become International Association for Federal Union, with sponsorship of about 22% of the members of the U.S. Congress and similar percentages of members of the parliaments of 13 democratic NATO nations.
  • Mar. 1970-Jul. 1972 — Lobbied in Washington, DC, for various public interest causes, including Atlantic Union and ecological conservation.

Military Service

  • 1967-70 — U.S. Air Force, Air Traffic Control Officer. Stationed mainly at Ft. Campbell, Ky.

Education

  • Jun. 1967 — Graduated U. of Chicago, Chicago, IL, B.S. in mathematics, with minors in physics and philosophy. National Merit Scholar.
  • Jun. 1962 — Graduated Seguin High School. High-ranking male student. Organized student movement to reform student government and student newspaper.

A bio showing Roland's political development can be found here.

For a sample of pithy pronouncements, see Quotations of Chairman Roland.

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Original date: 1999/09/10 —