Barry Sheets, CEO of Principled Consulting, LLC and Director of the Institute For Principled Policy, teaches both the theory and practice of analyzing legislation from the bill phase to the implementation of law phase.
In a 100+ minute DVD Barry, with great care, shows the important mechanics, nuances and subtleties of analyzing legislation. Part I is the basics while part II is a workshop so that students get a practical application of what they learn.
Charlie Smith, a political consultant, speaker, former newspaper editor and publisher and historical researcher, teaches students how to ask the important questions of lawmakers.
Charlie shows how to avoid increasing SCRAP- Size, Cost, Reach, and Power of government.
Have you gotten the emails? You know the ones that say things like “Only the states can call and be in complete control of a a “single-issue” convention to amend the Constitution? The groups sending these out are many- 10 Amendments For Freedom, Citizen’s Initiative, etc., etc.
The arguments they present all look ironclad and irrefutable, don’t they? But are they really?
Chuck Michaelis, Executive Director of Camp American and Vice-chairman of the Institute For Principled Policy looks behind the self-confidant facade presented by proponents and finds flimsy support for the arguments they present. In a one-hour presentation he demonstrates, using historical, legal and procedural evidence, that once called by Congress a new constitutional convention will definitely NOT result in a federal balanced budget amendment, a state negation of unpopular law amendment, a personhood for the unborn amendment, or any of the other of the dozen or so of the proposed candidate issues for a “shackled” or “controlled” amendment convention completely controlled by the states. The result will be a “runaway” convention and a re-written constitution in which completely divorces the federal government from the Declaration of Independence and from the limits on federal power contained in the current Constitution.
Chuck also explains why the ratification procedure of Article V of the current Constitution, referred to as an absolute safeguard against wholesale changes to the Constitution by proponents, can be bypassed by a new convention. He explains that there is already an existing model for a new constitution that does all of these things.
The complete set of Camp American 2008 videos featuring The Rights and Responsibilities of a Fully Informed Jury, with Pastor David Whitney; The Founders’ Foundations with Barry Sheets; Effective Lobbying with Barry Sheets; Property Rights, Globalism and Global Warming with Dr. Michael Coffman;The Electoral College: Original Intent, How It Has Changed and Why It Still Works with Chuck Michaelis; The Growth of Government with Charlie Smith.
Includes the Camp American 2008 lecture notes.
The complete set of Camp American 2009 videos featuring The 10 Commandments As the Basis for Civil Law, with Pastor David Whitney; The Foundations of the Founders with Barry Sheets; Tom DeWeese with three classes: The Necessity of Private Property in a Free Society, Our Emerging Surveillance Society and Founding Documents and the Danger of a New Constitutional Convention, ; Constitutions, Crises and Coups with Chuck Michaelis; Pro-Life 101 with Mark Harrington; Thinking Fast On Your Feet About Important Issues with Dr. Charles Rice; God’s Health Plan with Ricki Pepin: The Growth of Government with Charlie Smith.
Includes the Camp American 2009 lecture notes.
Crises, Coups and Constitutional Conventions 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.
This is a 2-volume set and has been Newly Re-Mastered!
There is a movement in the United Sates that is gaining momentum. The movement is being steered towards convincing the states that a new constitutional convention should be called. There are several well-funded and seemingly well-informed groups trying to sell the idea of “single issue” calls for a new convention.
In virtually every case the impetus is some crisis either governmental, economic, or both. Some of these include illegal immigration, a balanced budget, state sovereignty, health care…the list goes on and on.
How well equipped are you to deal with the questions raised by these new Con-Con advocates? Do you know the history of the first Constitutional Convention and how we got it? Did you know that that convention was the result of a single issue call to modify the Articles of Confederation, not to throw it out and re-write it? Do you know what the philosophical framework of both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution are? Do you know what dangers we face with a new convention?
If not you should consider getting your own copy of this 4-video set. Chuck Michaelis of the Institute for Principled Policy and Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center work together to give a two-hour history of the calling of the first Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, a one-hour discussion of the legal and historical precedents created by the convention and the dangers for another convention created by the first one and a one-hour exposition of the philosophy of the Articles and the Constitution and the new and dangerous philosophical approaches to basic rights that threaten to replace the current ones.
This may be one of the most important videos you’ll ever see!
This is a video package combining the Camp American 4-video set on the “Danger Of A New Constitutional Convention” with a video of Camp American Executive Director Chuck Michaelis giving a one-hour presentation at an Institute On The Constitution “First Friday” event called “Beware The Con-Con Con Job”.
Five hours of teaching on why a new constitutional convention would mean the end of our republic. An excellent resoource.
In this two-part video presentation, Barry Sheets, Director of the Institute For Principled Policy, teaches students how to effectively analyze and understand issues and proposed legislation, contact representatives and lobby them and work within grass roots organizations to bring principled legislation to fruition.
Included is the complete set of Camp American 2008 lecture notes.