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The Institute for Principled Policy and Camp American have been jointly sponsoring classes of Institute on the Constitution for over two years now.  One of our goals for this class is to prepare citizens for engaging actively in our governmental structures with a foundation of Biblical and constitutional principles to stand on.

In 2012, our goals became reality as two graduates of Institute on the Constitution, Jim Butler and Scott Cadle, decided to run for public office for the first time.  Each stood for the office of Delegate in the West Virginia state Legislature.  Each man had to win a multiple-candidate primary before moving onto the general election.  On November 6th, Butler and Cadle each won a term in the legislature for their districts.

On Tuesday, December 4th, Delegate Scott Cadle of Letart and Delegate Jim Butler of Gallipolis Ferry were officially sworn in at the West Virginia State Capitol by Judge Thomas Evans. Judge Evans is a judge in the Fifth Judicial Circuit, which includes Mason, Jackson, Roane, and Calhoun Counties.

Delegate Cadle represents Northern Mason County, along with part of Putnam and Jackson Counties. Delegate Butler represents Southern Mason County and part of Putnam County.  The first day of the 2013 Legislative Session will be January 9th, followed by a break until February 13th when the sixty day session begins.

The Institute for Principled Policy, Camp American and Institute on the Constitution wishes to extend our heartfelt congratulations to these two distinguished and determined citizens.

Swearing in ceremony

Institute on the Constitution is a 12-week training course on how to understand and use the Constitution of the United States to protect and promote our fundamental liberties under law. Students will be challenged to look at current events through the lens of the organic law of the land, not through the gimlet eye of the news media or even of many of our elected officials. Students will learn the history behind our founding documents, and the legitimate involvement citizens must engage in our constitutional representative Republic.

Your paid course registration includes 12 weekly 90-minute training classes, a student handbook, and supplemental materials valued at over $75. The course will be taught by Chuck Michaelis, executive director of Camp American, and Barry Sheets, executive director of the Institute for Principled Policy. We are also being sponsored by Oath Keepers.

The cost for this course is $60 per student if registration is made online before July 12, 2011. After this, or at the door, registration will be $75 per student. Students who complete the coursework will be eligible to be part of a graduation ceremony to be held on the last week of classes. There is no cost to class members who have all of their books AND bring a new student.

Classes will begin on July 19, 2011 at the Grace Bible Church 424 Gender Rd. Canal Winchester OH 43110. They will run from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Course materials will be given to paid students on the first evening of classes.

Oath Keepers is sponsoring limited scholarships available for active duty police officers or sheriff’s deputies.

Pre-registration is STRONGLY encouraged. We need to know you’re coming so that we can have enough books. Pre-registration can be done online (click here), by telephone or by email. Contact Chuck Michaelis at 614-893-5986 , Barry Sheets at 614-989-5293 or email [email protected]

This ia a newly re-mastered version of the 2009 Camp American class on the Founders’ Foundations. This is a survey of the philosophy and theology that was being absorbed and worked into the founding era documents of the United States.

Here’s a sample-

This video is available in our store HERE-

Oh, yes. There’s a NEW lower price as well!

Camp American Executive Director Chuck Michaelis will be the guest on the next Gun Owners News Hour Radio show. Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America is the host of the show. The subject of the show is Beware the Con-Con Con Job.

If you want to understand exactly why a “shackled” or “single amendment” convention cannot be called and controlled by the state, federal or any other legislatures then be sure to tune in at noon on Saturday February 5, 2011.

You can hear the program live HERE. You will be able to listen to the archived program after it is live broadcast HERE.

Larry Pratt has been a frequent lecturer at Camp American and we look forward to inviting him again.

Just a quick update– my mistake! Yes, I was on the show but it aired February 12, not the 5th. Listen to the broadcast here.

Institute on the Constitution is a 12-week training course on how to understand and utilize the Constitution of the United States to protect and promote our fundamental liberties under law. Students will be challenged to look at current events through the lens of the organic law of the land, not through the gimlet eye of the news media or even of many of our elected officials. Students will learn the history behind our founding documents, and the legitimate involvement citizens must engage in our constitutional representative Republic.

Your paid course registration includes 12 weekly 90-minute training classes, a student handbook, and supplemental materials valued at over $75. The course will be taught by Chuck Michaelis, executive director of  Camp American, and Barry Sheets, executive director of the Institute for Principled Policy. We are also being sponsored by Oath Keepers.

The cost for this course is $60 per student if registration is made online before March 5th. After this, or at the door, registration will be $75 per student. Students who complete the coursework will be eligible to be part of a graduation ceremony to be held on the last week of classes.

Classes will begin on March 7, 2011 at the Grace Bible Church 424 Gender Rd. Canal Winchester OH 43110. They will run from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Course materials will be given to paid students on the first evening of classes.

Oath Keepers is sponsoring limited scholarships available for active duty police officers or sheriff’s deputies.

Pre-registration is STRONGLY encouraged. We need to know you’re coming so that we can have enough books. Pre-registration can be done online, by telephone or by email. Contact Chuck Michaelis at 614-893-5986 , Barry Sheets at 614-989-5293 or email [email protected]

Camp American on the Radio!

January 25, 2011

Camp American Executive Director Chuck Michaelis appeared on Linda Harvey’s Mission America radio program on Tuesday January 18, 2011. The program is carried on WRFD in Columbus, OH.

The subject was Beware The Con-Con Con JobWhy a New Constitutional Convention Would Be Disastrous to the United States. Barry Sheets, the Director of the Institute For Principled Policy, of which Chuck is also the Vice-chairman, was guest host and conducted the interview.

You can hear this interview here

Chuck Michaelis, Executive Director of Camp American, will deliver a talk entitled “Beware The Con-Con Con Job” at the Institute On the Constitution’s ‘First Friday’ event on Friday November 5, 2010 at 7:00pm. The event is being held at Heritage Community Church: 8146 Quarterfield Rd., Severn, MD 21144.

Chuck will discuss the current push for new constitutional conventions at the federal and several state levels. Chuck will discuss the tactics being used to maneuver the public into demanding a new convention, analyze and refute the arguments in favor and discuss the new constitutional model that is already and waiting to be adopted at the federal level.

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Freedom Action Conference

Please join us at what will certainly be THE most important conference of the year, the 2010 Freedom Action Conference. Veteran Camp American teachers, Tom DeWeese (American Policy Center), Larry Pratt (Gun Owners of America), Dr. Michael Coffman (Environmental Perspectives, Inc), Barry Sheets (Principled Consulting) and Chuck Michaelis (Executive Director of Camp American and Vice-chairman of the Institute For Principled Policy) are all teaching sessions on their various areas of expertise.

Camp American Executive Director Chuck Michaelis will be joining with Larry Greenley of the John Birch Society to give a presentation on “Why We Must Stop The Con Con.”

There are several levels of registration including a “Student” registration at a fraction of the cost and discounts for couples attending the conference together.

Get all of the details at FreedomActionConference.com and join us August 12, 13 and 14 2010!

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This is an 8 minute segment of a 110-minute class taught by Chuck Michaelis, Executive Director of Camp American and the Vice-chairman of the Institute For Principled Policy.

The class, taught at 2009’s Camp American, is entitled Crises, Coups and Constitutional Conventions. It details how a series of crises, both real and manufactured were used by men who wanted to eliminate the state governments (Nationalists) to call a constitutional convention in 1787 and how the men who wanted to preserve the authority of the individual states (Republicans) only by a hairsbreadth saved the United States from that fate and created the delegated powers and limited authority of that is the United States Constitution.

This class is a warning about crises are often created or made into something they are not in order to give the federal government more power.

Questions, comments or want to attend? Send an e-mail to [email protected]

You can buy a copy of this video in its entirety by clicking HERE

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Last year Tom DeWeese, CEO of the American Policy Center, taught 3 classes. This is a 10 minute excerpt of his 55 minute class on “The Founding Documents and the Dangers of a New Constitutional Convention

Questions or comments?

Write to director @campamerican.com

To purchase the entire video click HERE

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