Constitution as Intended

The Founding Fathers gave Americans a new republic with clear-sighted hope for religious liberty and unlimited opportunities. Today, as our faith, hope, and opportunities dwindle, we experience turmoil. Why? Our Constitution has been changed. Conference seminars show you what our Founders put into our Constitution to Protect the People through States’ Rights. Learn how their blueprint for success has been dismantled and what the states can do to restore strong states and limit the national government to its enumerated powers. Learn the simple but imperative steps you can take to restore America to a protected land of virtue, liberty, prosperity,and peace.

  • Val A. Arbon

    Promises of the Founding Fathers • Business owner for 35+ years, Val’s expertise is in data storage and internet software solutions. An engineer, he holds seven US data storage patents, creates software for vertical market business, and consults on software solutions. Val’s enduring love for his country led him to a deep study of the creation of America, the Founding Fathers’ principles, and their Free Market economics. He began an earnest study of the Founding Fathers’ principles after the 2009 economic down turn and now teaches their economic and political prinicples. The Founding Fathers’ principles frame his part of the seminar Promises of the Founding Fathers.

  • Pamela Romney Openshaw

    Promises of the Founding Fathers • Pam is an avid student of the Constitution and a dedicated patriot. She served as Nebraska’s elected delegate to President Carter’s White House Conference on Families in 1980. She is a co-founder of the Constitution-based James Madison Institute. A professional teacher, Pam has been a speaker for National Right to Life. She has owned and operated several businesses, including her own construction firm. Her first book, Promises of the Constitution, is due for immediate release. She lives in Provo, Utah, with her husband, Bob, a retired Air Force officer. They are parents of eight children, grandparents of twenty-eight.

Constitution fundamentals

Constitution Fundamentals will explore the genius of the American Constitution. The discussion will include writings on the Federalist Papers, the rule of law, as well as the meaning of a republic and what makes it different from a democracy. To protect this nation’s sacred rights, citizens must have a clear knowledge and understanding of the principles of the constitution and how these principles work together to guarantee the life, liberty, prosperity, and peace of the American people.

This workshop will feature representatives of exceptional national organizations whose purpose is to educate American citizens, and liberty-minded people worldwide, in the principles of the Framers of the U.S. Constitution, the National Center for Constitutional Studies, the American Heritage School & Family Education Center, and the John Birch Society's Freedom Project Education. Moderated by Dr. Anthony Peacock, Utah State University, this workshop will offer education resources to parents, teachers, homeschoolers, students K-12, and higher education, in order to understand and teach the fundamentals of the Constitution to themselves and their families.

  • DR. Anthony A. Peacock

    Moderator and Panel Member of the Constitution Fundamentals Panel, Dr. Anthony Peacock teaches courses in the Political Science Department at Utah State University, where he is also the director of The Project on Liberty & American Constitutionalism ( Dr. Peacock teaches courses on constitutional law, constitutional theory, law and policy, as well as law, politics, and war.

    He is the author or editor of numerous books, including How to Read The Federalist Papers (The Heritage Foundation, 2010), Freedom and the Rule of Law (Lexington Books, 2010), Deconstructing the Republic: Voting Rights, the Supreme Court, and the Founders’ Republicanism Reconsidered (The AEI Press, 2008).

  • Leah Southwell

    This year, Leah Southwell graduated from her role as a home school mom for the past 15 years. Her focus was to raise up liberty loving, future statesmen who could think for themselves and challenge the status quo. Her passion was for the truth. Her determination was to restore America to its former greatness. These led her to political involvement and eventually to the John Birch Society. Now the John Birch Society Field Coordinator for much of the Inland Northwest, Leah’s goal as a leader is to influence families to learn their role as citizens to protect our sacred rights and also to hold elected representatives to their limited jurisdiction as the protectors of our rights and liberties. She will share information about a new K–12 curriculum called Freedom Project Education, where students are taught how to think, not what to think. No political correctness here and no federal funding!

  • Zeldon A. Nelson

    A stalwart in the cause of liberty and America, Zeldon Nelson will speak on Constitution Fundamentals. As one of the directors of the National Center for Constitutional Studies (NCCS), Zeldon was in charge of Distribution from 199–95 as well as the Publisher and President of Nelson Books, 1991–present, which publishes The Making of America and The 5000 Year Leap. Since 1995, he has acted as Chairman of the Board and CEO for NCCS. Today, he still manages the family farm in Juniper, Idaho with his wife, Marylynne. They are the parents of 6 children and 25 grandchildren. Zeldon graduated from Utah State University with his B.S. degree in plant science, then graduated the following year with his Master of Science degree. He completed graduate studies at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 1972–74. A man of great faith as well as scholastic achievement, Zeldon has earned honors which include: the Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Achievement Award, 1970; the Danford Foundation Summer Fellowship Award, 1970; the Kiwanis Achievement Award, Outstanding Student Agriculture, 1971; the Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degree, George Wythe College, 1997; and the Freedom’s Call Award, Constitution Commemoration Foundation, 2003.


    Love, Understanding, and Appreciation for America, The Founding Fathers, and The US Constitution Through K-12 Online Educational Resources • Responsible citizens help succeeding generations understand and appreciate the foundations of freedom. Relevant, high-quality K-12 online educational resources are increasingly available to support such education. This presentation introduces attendees to K-12 online educational resources that individuals and families can use to develop their understanding and appreciation for America, the Founding Fathers, and the US Constitution. Attendees will view samples of curriculum and learn practical methods for how they can access resources to expand their knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of American government, the Founding Fathers, and the US Constitution.

    Leland Anderson is Principal of Grades 7-12 and Director of Home and Distance Education at American Heritage School. He graduated from Harvard University with an Ed.M. in School Leadership and was a Visiting Fellow at Innosight Institute in 2008-2009. Prior, he taught English at Oak Canyon Junior High School (Utah) and Provo High School (Utah) and earned a B.A. cum laude with University Honors in English Teaching from Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Gina, have four daughters and two sons. They enjoy family reunions, reading, gardening, baking, hiking, and camping.