Douglas W. Phillips, Esq.
Doug Phillips is the director of Vision Forum Ministries, a discipleship and training ministry that emphasizes Christian apologetics, worldview training, multi-generational faithfulness, and creative solutions whereby fathers can play a maximum role in family discipleship. Doug is the founder and one of the featured speakers at the Witherspoon School of Law and Public Policy. A constitutional attorney, Doug served with the Home School Legal Defense Association for six years. He serves as Adjunct Professor of Apologetics for the Institute for Creation Research, and co-authored the book, Weapons of Our Warfare with ICR’s president Dr. John Morris. He is the author/editor of Robert Louis Dabney: The Prophet Speaks, Poems for Patriarchs, The Birkenhead Drill, and The Letters & Lessons of Teddy Roosevelt for His Sons among other works. His writings have appeared in numerous publications including WORLD magazine, Acts and Facts, The Houston Chronicle, Education Reporter, Quit You Like Men, The Home School Court Report, The Teaching Home, Home School Digest, Home Schooling Today, Citizen Magazine, and Patriarch magazine. A strong advocate of mentorship, Phillips has taught from his home intensive college-level, independent courses on apologetics, law, theology, and government to home school students and graduates. Doug and his wife, Beall, live with their eight children, Joshua, Justice, Liberty, Jubilee, Faith Evangeline, Honor, Providence and new arrival Virginia, in San Antonio, Texas.
The Honorable Howard Phillips
During the Nixon Administration, Mr. Phillips headed two Federal agencies, ending his executive branch career as director of the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity in the Executive Office of the President, a position from which he resigned when President Nixon reneged on his commitment to veto further funding for “Great Society” programs. Since 1974, Mr. Phillips has been Chairman of The Conservative Caucus, a non-partisan, nationwide grassroots public policy advocacy group which has been in the thick of battles, in opposition to the Panama Canal and Carter-Brezhnev SALT II treaties in the 1970s, in support of SDI and major tax reductions during the 1980s, and in the vanguard of efforts to terminate Federal subsidies to ideological activist groups under the banner of “defunding the Left.” A 1962 graduate of Harvard College (where he was twice elected president of the Student Council), Phillips is president of Policy Analysis, Inc., a public policy research organization which publishes the bimonthly Issues and Strategy Bulletin. He has published three books: The New Right at Harvard (1983), Moscow’s Challenge to U.S. Vital Interests in Sub-Saharan Africa (1987), and The Next Four Years (1992). Phillips, his wife, Peggy, and their immediate family reside in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Colonel John Eidsmoe
John Eidsmoe is a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel and Judge Advocate and an Alabama State Defense Force Colonel and Chaplain. He currently teaches Constitutional Law at the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama, where his students have twice given him the Outstanding Professor Award. He is an ordained pastor in the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations and an adjunct professor at Birmingham School of Theology. As a constitutional attorney, Colonel Eidsmoe has defended home schools and Christian schools, debated ACLU attorneys on radio and television, and served on the Ten Commandments Legal Defense Team in the recent Alabama litigation. He has authored thirteen books and produced numerous audio and video lecture series, and holds five academic degrees in law, theology, and political science, as well as graduating from the Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College. A Third Degree Black Belt with the American Taekwondo Foundation, Colonel Eidsmoe served as a Regional Representative for the Gospel Martial Arts Union, is an avid horseman and skier, and tries to get eight hours of sleep every week. He and his wife Marlene have been married since 1970, have three children (David, Kirsten, and Justin), and live in rural Pike Road, Alabama.
Larry Pratt is the President of Gun Owners of America (GOA) a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. He has appeared on numerous national radio and TV programs such as NBC’s Today show, CBS’ Good Morning America, CNN’s Crossfire and Larry King Live, Fox’s Hannity & Colmes, MSNBC’s Phil Donahue show and many others. Mr. Pratt is the author of Armed People Victorious (1990), Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution and Citizen Militias (1995) and On the Firing Line: Essays in the Defense of Liberty (2001).
Roy S. Moore is married to Kayla, and they have four children: Heather, Ory, Caleb, and Micah. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor of science degree in 1969 and completed his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1977. Captain Roy Moore served in the U.S. Army as a company commander with the Military Police Corp in Vietnam. During his professional career, he became the first full-time Deputy District Attorney in Etowah County and served in this position from 1977 until 1982. In 1984, Chief Justice Moore undertook private practice of law in Gadsden. He became a judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama in 1992, and served until his election as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2000. In 2003, Chief Justice Moore was removed from his position for standing up for the inalienable right to acknowledge God. The former chief justice lectures throughout the United States, teaching about America’s history and our right to acknowledge God, and he serves as the chairman of the Foundation for Moral Law in Montgomery, Alabama. Chief Justice Moore has authored “So Help Me God,” as well as numerous publications, including “Religion in the Public Square,” published by Cumberland Law Review, Cumberland School of Law, Volume 29, No. 2, 1998-1999, “Putting God Back in the Public Square,” Imprimis, Hillsdale College, Volume 28, No. 8, August, 1999, “Courts Out of Control: Understanding the Rule of Law in America,” Liberty Forum, Institute on the Constitution, Volume 2, Issue 2, Spring 2006, and Our Legal Heritage. In addition, Judge Moore writes a weekly Wednesday column, Our Moral Foundation, for WorldNetDaily.com.
Dr. Corsi received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Political Science in 1972. He has written many books and articles, including co-authoring the #1 New York Times best seller, Unfit for Command - Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry (Regnery Publishing Inc., 2004) with swift boat veteran John O’Neill. As well as most recent book, entitled The Late Great USA: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada which was released on July 4, 2007. Dr. Corsi is an expert on political violence and terrorism. In 1981, he received a Top Secret clearance from the Agency for International Development, where he assisted in providing anti-terrorism training to embassy personnel. Over the past twenty years, Dr. Corsi has developed financial services companies with a leading expertise in the sales of insurance and securities products and services in the bank marketplace, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Corsi is a staff reporter for WorldNetDaily.com. His commentary columns currently appear on WorldNetDaily.com and occasionally on other sites including NewsWithViews.com and HumanEventsonLine.com. He lives with his family in New Jersey, where he is a full-time writer.
Joshua Carden is currently an attorney with a practice in Weatherford, Texas, where he focuses on civil litigation, mineral interests, estate planning, and business formation. Joshua is also part owner of a Liberty Tax Service franchise in Weatherford. Prior to this, Carden was an associate at King & King, P.C. in Weatherford from 2005 to 2006. He worked for Phil King, a Christian, homeschooling, State Representative from District 61 (Parker and Wise Counties). He has also served in the past as litigation staff attorney for the Alliance Defense Fund, a national legal alliance dedicated to preserving our first liberty. Carden also worked for a season with Mike Farris at the Home School Legal Defense Association, and in 1999 graduated from the Witherspoon School of Law and Public Policy. In 2000, Joshua became a Fellow in the inaugural class of the Blackstone Fellowship at the Alliance Defense Fund. In 2002, he received his J.D. magna cum laude from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, VA. Joshua is licensed to practice law in Arizona and Texas, has appeared in federal courts in California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, and Washington, and has co-authored amicus briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court.
William O. Einwechter
Mr. Einwechter is a teaching elder at Immanuel Free Reformed Church in Ephrata, PA. He is a graduate of Washington Bible College (B.A.) and Capital Bible Seminary (Th.M.) and was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1982. He is the former vice president of the National Reform Association and former editor of the periodical “The Christian Statesman.” He is the author of “Ethics and God’s Law” and “English Bible Translations: By What Standard?” and editor of the book “Explicitly Christian Politics.” His writings have appeared in “The Christian Statesman,” “Chalcedon Report,” and “Vision Forum Ministries.” He and his wife Linda home educate their ten children.
Robert J. Renaud
Bob Renaud is a third year Juris Doctor candidate at the Oak Brook School of Law and Public Policy. He is the co-author of the law review article Spheres of Sovereignty: Church Autonomy Doctrine and the Theological Heritage of the Separation of Church and State. Forthcoming, 35 N. Ky. L. Rev. (Issue 1, May 2008) as well as other articles on the subject of Church Autonomy. He has been published in the Christian Statesman, Counsel of Chalcedon and Vision Forum Ministries. Bob also serves as the youngest board member with The Conservative Caucus a non-partisan, nationwide grassroots public policy advocacy group founded and directed by the Hon. Howard Phillips. Bob first graduated from the Witherspoon School of Law and Public Policy in 1999 and has attended the Witherspoon School of Law and Public Policy each successive year. In the summer of 2000, Bob organized a national pro-life event in St. Louis, Missouri with Flip Benham and Operation Rescue. In the fall of 2003, during the battle for the Ten Commandments with Chief Justice Roy Moore, Bob served as a special assistant to Chief Justice Moore during his historic trial. Bob is a member of the Federalist Society and has served in the office of the president for Vision Forum Ministries for the last eight years.
A graduate of Stanford University, Jordan Lorence earned his juris doctor at the University of Minnesota Law School. After graduation from law school, Mr. Lorence served as a staff attorney for the Minnesota State Senate. He began practicing law in 1981, specializing in constitutional law. He spent several years working with public interest organizations such as Concerned Women for America and Home School Legal Defense Association and now serves as a litigation attorney for the Alliance Defense Fund. Mr. Lorence has had extensive trial experience, especially in the area of First Amendment litigation. He is a Professor of constitutional law at the Oak Brook College of Law and Public Policy.Mr. Lorence also serves as the chairman of the Oak Brook College Board of Trustees. Professor Lorence and his wife, Marilyn, have six children and live in Northern, Virginia.