Common Core Summit “Curriculum Matters”

On July 10th the Ohio School Boards Leadership Council ( will present a summit on the diverse curriculum options available outside of Common Core. Most importantly the summit will address the question of “Do public schools really have a choice?”

This free event features a lineup of top speakers on the subject of education, including Dr Peg Luksik. Dr. Luksik has 35 years of experience as an educator, and is former consultant for the US […]

By |July 6th, 2014|Common Core|

Will Ohio’s Political Speech Laws Hold Up In Court?

On Tuesday morning, April 22nd, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments concerning whether or not the Ohio Elections Commission violates the free speech of Ohioans. On the surface, the OEC often acts on behalf of political incumbents and well-financed campaigns to shut down political rivals and dissenters.

On behalf of Ohio’s citizens, The 1851 Center For Constitutional Law has filed an amicus brief maintaining that the Ohio political class uses the electoral […]

By |April 21st, 2014|News, Ohio Politics|Comments Off on Will Ohio’s Political Speech Laws Hold Up In Court?

New Jersey Law Threatens Ohio Concealed Carry

Ohio has joined in a 19 state coalition being led by the Wyoming Attorney General’s office to challenge a provision in New Jersey’s concealed carry law. The provision prevents citizens from obtaining a concealed carry permit unless they can prove a need to carry a firearm. Last year the provision was upheld in a ruling by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals after New Jersey resident John M. Drake sued the state over the […]

By |February 14th, 2014|2nd Amendment, All Posts|

Federal Court Rules SB 47 Unconstitutional

Federal Court: SB 47 Restrictions on Petition Circulation Unconstitutional

Columbus, OH – A federal court enjoined the state from enforcing Senate Bill 47’s new limits on Ohioans’ Initiative and Referendum rights. Specifically, the Court held that Ohio’s new ban on Ohioans contracting with non-Ohioans to circulate initiative petitions violates Ohioans’ First Amendment Rights.

The ruling, made by Judge Watson of the Columbus division of the Southern District of Ohio, paves the way for Ohioans advancing the […]

By |November 17th, 2013|News, Ohio Politics|

Ohio State University Now Has an Armored Fighting Vehicle

The war against being tardy to class has a new weapon. The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety has added an Armored Fighting Vehicle to its arsenal. Why would a college Public Safety department need an Armored Fighting Vehicle? Apparently they don’t, but since it was free from the Federal Government they took it. Sadly the vehicle was not free to American Taxpayers.

The Director of Media Relations at OSU, Gary Lewis, claims that […]

By |September 26th, 2013|News, U.S. Politics|

Common Core Event in Medina County

Kelly Kohls, President of The Ohio School Boards Leadership Council will be leading an informational meeting on Common Core June 6th in Medina Ohio. The event will answer critical questions about Common Core such as:

What is Common Core?
Are schools required to implement it?
Can we say “No!”?
Does it only affect public schools?
What about private, Christian, & homeschoolers?

When: Thursday, June 6 7:00 p.m.
Where: Connection Church 2524 Medina Road Medina, OH

If you would like further information […]

By |June 4th, 2013|Common Core|Comments Off on Common Core Event in Medina County

Your Property Rights Are At Risk

With the ever expanding reach of the government into our communities, it is increasingly becoming inconvenient for them to allow private citizens to own property. Under the guise of Sustainable Development your property rights may become a thing of the past.

Prepare yourself now by considering these points

The Government has plans for your property
Are the Government plans a risk to your property rights?
What does “Sustainable” mean for your property?

These questions and more will be discussed […]

By |May 28th, 2013|Events|

IRS Targeting of 1851 Center in May of 2010 Demonstrates Broader Corruption


May 16, 2013

Maurice A . Thompson

IRS harassment was not limited to “tea party” organizations, and began earlier than many believe

Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today emphasized that Internal Revenue Service harassment of groups advocating for limited government extends as far back as early 2010, and includes organizations exclusively dedicated to protecting constitutional rights, including the 1851 Center.

In its May 20, 2010 response to the 1851 […]

Senate Democrats Block Sen. Paul’s Resolution Condemning IRS

We wrote Tuesday about Senator Rand Paul’s resolution condemning the IRS for attacking tea party groups. In a not so shocking partisan move, Senate Democrats have blocked Sen. Paul’s resolution. Apparently Senate Democrats do not feel that the IRS’ actions are concerning enough for the resolution.

Paul is quoted as saying “This resolution is not about Republican vs. Democrat or conservative vs. liberal. It is about arrogant and unrestrained government vs. the rule of law. […]

By |May 16th, 2013|News, Press Releases|Comments Off on Senate Democrats Block Sen. Paul’s Resolution Condemning IRS

Sen. Paul Proposes Resolution Condemning IRS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Rand Paul today proposed a resolution condemning the targeting of Tea Party groups by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and calling for an investigation.

“The IRS has been using taxing power as a political tool to bully these conservative groups and this type of intimidation is a major violation of our U.S. Constitution,” Sen. Paul said. “This act of discrimination should not be tolerated and I demand a formal […]


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