Hi Jim, so good to hear that someone wants to start a Teen Eagle Group. I don't know if there is one in Ohio yet, but if you don't know of one in your area that sounds like a good reason to get one going! You may not have heard anything back from Eagle Forum if they are on vacation this week with the holiday. I sent an email to someone from there for another reason and have not heard back yet either, so don't give up hope. But just in case, let me give you a contact. Ruth Carlson is the Teen Eagle administrator and helps new groups get going. She is a great resource and can tell you what is going on in Ohio and how to get started or involved if there is a group in place. Her phone number is 314 721-1213. The really great thing is that TE is what you make it. It can be strictly educational or more hands-on. And there is no reason why you can't get something going this school year! Don't be intimidated. Stay in touch with me if you need help. And contact Ruth on Monday. She'll be glad to hear from you!
My undergraduate degree is in philosophy - I specialized in political philosophy & epistemology (theories of knowledge). Logic, too!
Then got Law degree (about 40 years ago), did criminal trial defense; then civil litigation (trial & appellate).
Started out in JAG (not Marine Corps - I was 15 pounds under the weight limit).
Traveled extensively in communist E. Europe & the former Soviet Union during the cold war. Also studied Marxism as an undergraduate. So, I know the theory and the practice of Marxism.
Zero has set up the structure for a totalitarian dictatorship here. We must get him defeated in the next election. The ron paul supporters and the christian bigots needs to get off their morally self-righteous high horses and vote for Romney. With Romney elected, we will have 4 years to educate THE PEOPLE. Romney will give us the TIME we need.
Our problem is not the people in the federal government. Our problem is the ignorant morally blind American people who elect them & who elect the people who go along with it. It is the lazy Americans who refuse to take the trouble to learn our Founding Principles; and the ignorant know-it-alls who just want to show off what they think they know, and so go around spreading misinformation.
I'm working on my book now - I'll be publishing the first chapter or two on line very soon - plus, I'm developing some charts!
All my years as a litigation attorney have taught me how to PROVE what I say. My papers are thus "self-proving" - I cite the provisions from The Federalist Papers which prove what I say. People ought to be able to read one of my papers, look up the citations and see for themselves that what I say is pure Truth.
Please read the Rules posted at the top of the page and then, "1. FOR NEW MEMBERS & OTHERS", in the Discussion Forum on our Page. [Click on "view all" to see all the Discussions].
Then, please do this: On the Main Page of Our Constitution Study Group just under the photos of the members, you will see: "We must WALK before we run; LEARN before we teach, and UNDERSTAND before we advise". Please click on that and read the materials. This will get you started with a solid foundation of Knowledge.
There is also good stuff on the "Wall" as you get time.