American Clarion Contributors

American Clarion features dozens of writers from a variety of locations and backgrounds, some syndicated and some exclusive to American Clarion, writing on topics ranging from the international, national, state and local. Their biographical information can be read at the bottom of each of their articles.

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Author Biographies

A.J. Castellitto

A.J. Castellitto

A.J. Castellitto is a freelance writer who resides in NJ with his wife and five children. He holds a B.S. in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton and his writings have been published at The Center for Western Journalism, The Christian Post, Intellectual Conservative and Reformed Perspective Magazine.

Adam Bitely
Adam Bitely

Adam Bitely is the Editor-in-Chief of NetRightDaily.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @AdamBitely.

Anita Staver
Anita Staver

Anita L. Staver is an attorney and serves as President of Liberty Counsel.

Bill Wilson
Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson is a member fo the board of directors of Americans for Limited Government. Americans for Limited Government is dedicated to putting the principles of limited government into action. They work with local groups across the nation to promote freedom, limited government, and the principles of the U.S. Constitution. Their goal is to harness the power of American citizens and grassroots groups in order to put the people back in charge in states across the country.

Billy and Karen Vaughn
Billy and Karen Vaughn

Billy and Karen Vaughn are the parents of fallen Navy SEAL, Aaron Carson Vaughn (SEAL Team VI). The downing of Extortion 17 was the day Aaron’s life ended and the day their lives began again. As Billy and Karen began searching for answers their eyes were opened. They spend a considerable amount of time on Capitol Hill, and have shared their story on hundreds of local, state and national radio outlets including Fox & Friends, The Today Show, Hannity’s America and more.

Bob Ellis
Bob Ellis

Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year veteran of the United States Air Force, a political writer for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for nearly 20 years, including a Tea Party leader and organizer since 2009. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.

Bradlee Dean
Bradlee Dean

Bradlee Dean is talk-show host of The Sons of Liberty Radio, ordained preacher, heavy metal drummer for the international band Junkyard Prophet, and speaks across the country with his ministry reaching both young and old in schools, universities, tea parties, churches, and communities across the nation.

Brian Bosche
Brian Bosche

Brian Bosché, 24, is unfiltered and keenly focused on the obstacles affecting young people. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcasting from Virginia Tech and worked in both national and local media. Brian is a third-year student at Liberty University School of Law, and is Vice President of the Student Bar Association. His sights are set on exposing the federal government’s destruction of opportunity and the American Dream.

Carrie K. Hutchens
Carrie K. Hutchens

Carrie Hutchens is a former law enforcement officer and a freelance writer who is active in fighting against the death culture movement and the injustices within the judicial and law enforcement systems.

David Bozeman
David Bozeman

David Bozeman, former Libertarian Party Chairman, is a Liberty Features Syndicated writer.

David Coughlin
David Coughlin

David Coughlin is a political pundit, editor of the policy action planning web site “Return to Common Sense,” and an active member of the Westchester County Tea Party. He retired from IBM after a short career in the U.S. Army. He currently resides with his wife of 40 years in Hawthorne, NY. He was educated at West Point (Bachelor of Science, 1971) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (Masters, Administrative Science, 1976).

David John Marotta
David John Marotta

David John Marotta CFP®, AIF®, is President of Marotta Wealth Management, Inc. of Charlottesville providing fee-only financial planning and wealth management at www.emarotta.com. Subscribe to his blog at www.marottaonmoney.com. Questions to be answered in the column should be sent to questions at emarotta dot com or Marotta Wealth Management, Inc., One Village Green Circle, Suite 100, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4619.

David Mann
David Mann

David Mann is a Christian who lives in Florida.

David Pepe
David Pepe

David J. Pepe (DJP I.F.) heads up a very small group of writers and staff called The Ignorant Fishermen Blog. Their sole desire in these trying last days is to bring glory to Almighty God and blow the warning trumpet, warning all (American’s and our world) that Almighty God’s Kingdom of Heaven is truly at hand!

David Whitney
David Whitney

Rev. David Whitney has been teaching the Christian heritage and history of our country with Institute on the Constitution for over a decade where he serves as Senior Instructor, and Radio show host on Dr. Stan Monteith’s Radio Liberty. Whitney is an Honors Scholar graduate from Rutgers University with a Masters Degree from Denver Seminary. A minister for 32 years, he is currently the Pastor of Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church of Pasadena, Maryland. As a member of the clergy, an activist and radio personality, Whitney has appeared in Washington Times, on Voice of America, Fox, ABC, NBC, CSPAN, BBC, and more.

Derek Howell
Derek Howell

Derek J. Howell, Esq., is an attorney, former State Trooper, course instructor and Director of Operations for Institute on the Constitution. He also serves as an adjunct professor and adjunct faculty member at two colleges and a seminary in Maryland. Derek earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, both with honors, from the Johns Hopkins University. Derek is currently a State Senate candidate for the Maryland General Assembly.

Doug Carter
Doug Carter

Doug Carter has been studying the contrast between Christianity and the Mystery religions for over fifteen years. He is currently an instructor of Ethics and Old Testament in N. C. His spare time is devoted to his lifelong dream of being a graduate student in theology and philosophy and tracking anti-Christian iconoclasm in America.

Dr. Robert R. Owens
Dr. Robert R. Owens

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2013 Robert R. Owens [email protected]  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

Dr. Theo
Dr. Theo

Once an atheist and mocker of religion in general and Christians in particular, he was saved late in life when Jesus changed his heart. Dr. Theo is a Vietnam vet, combat medic and served with the 101st Airborne Division. Now retired with over 30 years as an emergency room physician, he fills his time with grand kids and teaches at a local university.

Gina Miller
Gina Miller

Gina Miller, a native of Texas and current resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, is a radio/television voice professional.

Gordon Garnos
Gordon Garnos

Gordon Garnos was long-time editor of the Watertown Public Opinion, retiring after 39 years with that newspaper. Garnos, a lifelong resident of South Dakota except for his military service in the U.S. Air Force, was born and raised in Presho.

Guest Author
Guest Author

Guest authors at American Clarion hail from a variety of sources and backgrounds. Their work is featured because we believe they have something important to say that our readers will appreciate. If you’d like to see a guest author become a regular here, please let us know!

Howard Rich
Howard Rich

Howard Rich is the chairman of Americans for Limited Government. Americans for Limited Government is dedicated to putting the principles of limited government into action. They work with local groups across the nation to promote freedom, limited government, and the principles of the U.S. Constitution. Their goal is to harness the power of American citizens and grassroots groups in order to put the people back in charge in states across the country.

J. Matt Barber
J. Matt Barber

Matt Barber is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He is author of the book “The Right Hook – From the Ring to the Culture War” and serves as Director of Cultural Affairs with both Liberty Counsel and Liberty Alliance Action, and Associate Dean with Liberty University School of Law.

JD Longstreet
JD Longstreet

J.D. Longstreet is a conservative Southern American (A native sandlapper and an adopted Tar Heel) with a deep passion for the history, heritage, and culture of the southern states of America. At the same time he is a deeply loyal American believing strongly in “America First”. He is a thirty-year veteran of the broadcasting business, as an “in the field” and “on-air” news reporter (contributing to radio, TV, and newspapers) and a conservative broadcast commentator. Longstreet is a veteran of the US Army and US Army Reserve. He is a member of the American Legion and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. A lifelong Christian, Longstreet subscribes to “old Lutheranism” to express and exercise his faith.

Jennifer L Ferryman
Jennifer L Ferryman

Jennifer L. Ferryman is a full-time observer of all matters political, inspirational, and international.  She is committed to truth, passionate about life, and devoted to family.  A fiery conservative, she aims to expose anything ridiculous with candor and wit, all while maintaining the authority of Christ.  For further commentary and satire, please visit her blog at www.orderinthequart.wordpress.com

Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson is the husband of one wonderful woman and father of four equally wonderful daughters. His has worked in the sales and customer service fields for 30 years and has been active in the Church as a lay-minister for nearly as long. Jim has life-long passion for American Liberty as promulgated by the Founders and is equally passionate about spreading such commitment to others.

Jim Bowman
Jim Bowman

Jim Bowman is a 67 year old drafted Vietnam veteran, and a retired boiler maker with 31 years of service. He has been published in numerous newspapers in Florida and Philadelphia, is the author of This Roar of Ours, and the publisher of the Americanism of our Founders website. He is the proud father of a son and daughter, two grandsons and one granddaughter.

Jim Komaniecki
Jim Komaniecki

Jim Komaniecki is a conservative retired mechanical engineer from Box Elder, SD. In his spare time, he writes occasionally on important topics which should be of concern to all Americans such as moral philosophy, politics, and the importance of virtue in American society. Of current interest is exploring the integral relationship between social issues such as abortion and homosexual marriage and the fiscal economic issues. Jim is also a strong supporter of Constitutional principles, limited government, and individual freedom.

John Jones
John Jones

John Jones is an aspiring writer and artist who temporarily resides in Federal Way. He was born overseas on an Air Force base in Japan, grew up in Louisiana, and spent six years in Alaska before his family finally moved back to the lower 48.

John Kirkwood
John Kirkwood

John Kirkwood is a gun-toting, cigar-smoking, incandescent light bulb-using, 3.2 gallon flushing, fur-wearing, Chinese (MSG) eating, bow-hunting, SUV driving, unhyphenated American man who loves his wife, isn’t ashamed of his country and does not apologize for his Christianity. He Pastors Grace Gospel Fellowship Bensenville, where “we the people” seek to honor “In God we Trust.” He writes a weekly opinion column for Clashdaily.com and he co-hosts UnCommon Sense – the Christian Worldview with a double shot of espresso on UncommonShow.com. He is the proud homeschooling dad of Konnor, Karter and Payton and the “blessed from heaven above” husband of the Righteous and Rowdy Wendymae.

John W. Whitehead
John W. Whitehead

Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His new book The Change Manifesto (Sourcebooks) is available in bookstores and online. He can be contacted at [email protected]. Information about The Rutherford Institute is available atwww.rutherford.org.

Ken Connor
Ken Connor

Ken Connor is an attorney and co-author of “Sinful Silence: When Christians Neglect Their Civic Duty.” He is also the Distinguished Fellow in Law and Human Dignity at the John Jay Institute’s Center for a Just Society.

Kevin Mooney
Kevin Mooney

Kevin Mooney is a contributing editor to Americans for Limited Government. Americans for Limited Government is dedicated to putting the principles of limited government into action. They work with local groups across the nation to promote freedom, limited government, and the principles of the U.S. Constitution. Their goal is to harness the power of American citizens and grassroots groups in order to put the people back in charge in states across the country.

Mary Webster
Mary Webster

Mary E. Webster is a descendant of Noah and Daniel Webster, and traces her ancestry back to the Mayflower. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, College of Business. She has worked as a writer for the Media Research Center, and has authored several books including “The Federalist Papers: In Modern Language.”

Michael Day
Michael Day

Michael Day is a native Californian and a retired mailman, proud of the fact that while most of his friends were protesting the war in Viet Nam, he volunteered for the draft and served in combat with the U.S. Army Infantry. His diverse life experiences range from singing with the San Diego Opera to doing menial labor and being involved in church leadership for twenty five years. His blog, http://retiredday.wordpress.com, is an expression of his deep convictions concerning freedom and Biblical faith.

Michael Peroutka
Michael Peroutka

Michael Anthony Peroutka Esq. is a former Presidential candidate and co-founder of Institute on theConstitution (IOTC) an educational outreach of his law firm that presents the founders “American View” of law and government.  IOTC has produced thousands of graduates in all 50 states with a full understanding of the Biblical principles on which those founding documents are based. Michael is a graduate of Loyola College and the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Nathan Mehrens
Nathan Mehrens

Nathan Mehrens is President for Americans for Limited Government (ALG). He previously served as ALG’s General Counsel. Before that he was Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor. He previously served as Director of Research and General Counsel for several non-profit organizations that monitor and advocate on labor union issues.

Newswire
Newswire

Newswire articles originate from a variety of sources including wire services, press releases and more. Newswire pieces are written by a representative of the person or organization that is the subject or source of the article and are presented as informational statements about the subject discussed.

Paul E. Scates
Paul E. Scates

Formerly a liberal and an atheist, Paul E. Scates served as a Marine in Vietnam and is a lifelong student of American history, politics and culture. A former contributor to national website TooGoodReports.com, he writes his staunchly independent Conservative and informed Christian commentary for his fellow ordinary, working Americans, the “we, the people” who are ultimately responsible for preserving our Constitutional liberties.

Paula Dagnel
Paula Dagnel

Paula Dagnel is a ‘transplanted Texan,’ now residing in NC. A mother of two daughters, and grandmother of five. She writes poetry, and has had her work invited into a book entitled ‘Eyes of the Poet: Love and Passion in Lasting Splendor.” She feels keenly the importance of speaking out now, while the First Amendment still applies.

Publius Huldah
Publius Huldah

Publius Huldah is a retired litigation attorney who now lives in Tennessee. Before getting a law degree, she got a degree in philosophy where she specialized in political philosophy and epistemology (theories of knowledge). She now writes extensively on the U.S. Constitution, using the Federalist Papers to prove its original meaning and intent. She shows how federal judges and politicians have ignored Our Constitution and replaced it with their personal opinions and beliefs. She also shows how The People can, by learning our Founding Principles themselves, restore our Constitutional Republic.

Rebekah Rast
Rebekah Rast

Rebekah Rast is the national correspondent of Americans for Limited Government (ALG) News Bureau. Americans for Limited Government is dedicated to putting the principles of limited government into action. They work with local groups across the nation to promote freedom, limited government, and the principles of the U.S. Constitution. Their goal is to harness the power of American citizens and grassroots groups in order to put the people back in charge in states across the country. You can follow her on Twitter at @RebekahRast.

Richard Rothschild
Richard Rothschild

Commissioner Richard Rothschild was elected to office in 2010.  He ran under the mantra of “Less Government,” and describes himself as a Constitutional Conservative.   He has appeared in the Examiner, Baltimore Sun, ABC News, and has been a guest speaker on radio shows throughout America. Richard was the first elected official in America to officially terminate a government’s membership in Agenda-21 / ICLEI; the first official in Maryland to create a nullification resolution to thwart unconstitutional gun laws, and was also first in Maryland to pass an education choice program for parents that choose private, parochial, or home schooling for their children.

Rick Manning
Rick Manning

Rick Manningis the Vice President of Public Policy and Communications for Americans for Limited Government and the former Public Affairs Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Labor. Americans for Limited Governmentis dedicated to putting the principles of limited government into action. They work with local groups across the nation to promote freedom, limited government, and the principles of the U.S. Constitution. Their goal is to harness the power of American citizens and grassroots groups in order to put the people back in charge in states across the country.

Robert Broadus
Robert Broadus

Robert Broadus (aka Brutus) is a writer and course instructor for Institute on the Constitution, an educational outreach that presents the Founders’ American View of Law and Government. Broadus is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and as Navy Veteran he is not a Republican or a Democrat — he is an Anti-Federalist. Broadus hosted the East-Coast Anti-Federalist radio show on Liberty Works Radio, and was a candidate for the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives from the state of Maryland. Robert has contributed to Fox News, AOL News, The New York Times, CBS, Rush Limbaugh Show, Washington Times, and more

Robert Romano
Robert Romano

Robert Romano is the Senior Editor of Americans for Limited Government (ALG) News Bureau. Americans for Limited Government is a non- partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms,private property rights and core American liberties.

S. Michael Craven
S. Michael Craven

S. Michael Craven is the President of the Center for Christ & Culture. Michael is the author of Uncompromised Faith (Navpress).The Center for Christ & Culture is dedicated to renewal within the Church and works to equip Christians with an intelligent and thoroughly Christian approach to matters of culture in order to demonstrate the relevance of Christianity to all of life. For more information on the Center for Christ & Culture, the teaching ministry of S. Michael Craven, visit the Center for Christ & Culture.
Star Parker
Star Parker

Star Parker is president of the Coalition on Urban Renewal & Education and author of the new book White Ghetto: How Middle Class America Reflects Inner City Decay. Prior to her involvement in social activism, Star Parker was a single welfare mother in Los Angeles, California. After receiving Christ, Star returned to college, received a BS degree in marketing and launched an urban Christian magazine.

Tom Toth
Tom Toth

Tom Toth is the Social Media Director for Americans for Limited Government. A communications and public policy professional, Tom is a regular contributor and webmaster for NetRightDaily.com and he manages the social media presence for ALG. Tom is a graduate of Liberty University and lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife.

Victor Sharpe
Victor Sharpe

Victor Sharpe is a freelance writer, contributing editor of Family Security Matters, regular contributor toAmerican ThinkerCanada Free PressRenew America and many other conservative websites. He is also the author of Politicide: The Attempted Murder of the Jewish State.

Wayne Lela
Wayne Lela

Wayne Lela is a freelance writer who has been published in the New Oxford Review and other publications. Lela is a founder of Heterosexuals Organized for a Moral Environment (HOME). Lela and his associates visit college campuses, engaging students and faculty about the scientific and moral pitfalls of homosexual behavior.
William J. Federer
William J. Federer

William J. Federer is a nationally recognized author, speaker, and president of Amerisearch, Inc, which is dedicated to researching our American heritage. The American Minute radio feature looks back at events in American history on the dates they occurred, is broadcast daily across the country and read by thousands on the internet.

William R. Mann
William R. Mann

William R. Mann is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel. He is currently a political observer, analyst, activist and writer for conservative causes. He received his Bachelor of Science at West Point and a Masters in National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. He currently resides with his wife in Pensacola, Florida.

Willie Deutsch
Willie Deutsch

Willie Deutsch is Editor-in-Chief for NetRightDaily.com, and Social Media Director for Americans for Limited Government.

Woodrow Wilcox
Woodrow Wilcox

Woodrow Wilcox is the senior medical bill problem solver at Senior Care Insurance Services in Merrillville, Indiana. That is the largest senior citizen oriented insurance agency in the Midwest. For over six years, Woodrow Wilcox has helped senior citizens with medical bill problems with Medicare and VA clinics. He has saved senior citizens over $1 million in wrongful charges. For more health care articles by Wilcox, visitwww.medicareproblems.net or www.woodrowwilcox.com. © 2013 Woodrow Wilcox. Re-published here with the permission of the author.

Zorek Richards
Zorek Richards

Zorek Richards is a former resident of Rapid City, South Dakota. He started out as a Democrat and was won over to the Republican Party by Ronald Reagan. Today he considers himself a conservative independent, a Mississippi transplant, and a bit of a cultural watchman, with special interest in The First Amendment (specifically, the media and the impact of Christianity). He has a website at www.zoreks.com and twitter @Z__Notes.