Constitution Society

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The Constitution Society is a nonprofit educational[1] organization headquartered at San Antonio, Texas, U.S., and founded in 1994 by Jon Roland, an author and computer specialist who has run for public office as a Libertarian Party candidate on a "Constitutionalist Platform".[2][3] The society publishes online a large selection of works on constitutional history, law, and government.

Web site[edit]

The society’s web site features digital library resources including the online Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics, launched for the purpose of hosting complete, annotated, and cross-linked copies of most of the major works written or read by the American Founders, or by persons whose writings can enable one to understand their writings.[4][5][6][7] As of April 2011, it had an Alexa Traffic Rank of 78,617, with 2943 links in.[8] It also has documents from other countries.[9]

The ideological orientation of the site ranges from libertarian to militia support.

According to a 2010 Southern Poverty Law Center report, the site also links to conspiracy-theory sites "questioning the Oklahoma City bombing and the role of researchers in creating the HIV virus", and carries "a section on mind-control technology". Roland himself has stated that "The Feds... have actually been engaging in warlike activity against the American people." Roland also reportedly advocates the abolition of paper money in favor of gold or silver coin. Since at least 1996, Roland has held that "U.S. citizens have the right to resist an unlawful arrest", a claim assessed by Snopes as "Mostly False".[2][10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Constitution Teaching Theme, Teach-nology
  2. ^ a b "Meet the 'Patriots'". Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved 27 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "Jon Roland - Ballotpedia". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 27 April 2018. 
  4. ^ Weblaw Gateway to Australian Legal Resources. Link Archived 2009-09-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Calvin Johnson, Really Cool Stuff: Digital Searches into the Constitutional Period, 25 Const. Commentary 51 (Spring 2008). Link
  6. ^ Cited as a research source in Robert Churchill, To Shake Their Guns in the Tyrant's Face, U. Michigan Press, 2009. ISBN 0472116827
  7. ^ Discussion of nullification proposal of Jon Roland on the site by Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Nullification, Regnery, 2010, pp. 139-142. ISBN 9781596981492
  8. ^ http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/constitution.org
  9. ^ The Higher Education Academy. Link
  10. ^ "FACT CHECK: Do U.S. Citizens Have the Right to Resist 'Unlawful Arrest'?". Snopes.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018. 

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