/Jake Macaulay

About Jake Macaulay

Jake MacAulay serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Institute on the Constitution (IOTC), an educational outreach 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 America’s founding documents are based. The former co-host of the syndicated talk show, The Sons of Liberty, he is an ordained minister and has spoken to audiences nation-wide, and has established the American Club, a constitutional study group in public and private schools. Jake has been seen on Yahoo News, Fox News, The Blaze, AP, CBS, NBC, The Weekly Standard, and more… Email: Jake@TheAmericanView.com

What We Really Need This Election

This exceptionally rampant state of decay is nothing more than an indication of the loss of the previously shared sets of principles and values America was founded with. Over time, the moral foundation of American life and government has been cast aside and replaced by an age of irresponsibility and convenience.

By |2020-10-31T03:33:35-04:00October 31st, 2020|

What Is the Solution to Abortion?

Following the recent series of debates, the issue of child abortion has once again resurfaced. Continuing the usual trend of conservative rhetoric, the Republican party is, in speech and theory, opposed to abortion, promising to bring a swift end to the practice.

By |2020-10-24T02:17:45-04:00October 24th, 2020|

A President is Not The Solution to the 2020 Dilemma

The year 2020 has been one of great political testing for the American people. We have seen an alleged pandemic give way to the allowance of governmental “divinity.” And, following closely on its heels, is the recurring issue of racial discrimination and hatred.

By |2020-10-03T02:20:04-04:00October 3rd, 2020|

It is Time to Decommission Our Governors

Thomas Jefferson made this defining statement, “Who will govern the governors?  There is only one force in the nation that can be depended upon to keep the government pure and the governors honest, and that is the people themselves.

By |2020-09-26T03:39:05-04:00September 26th, 2020|

During These Times of Crisis, Hold on to the Constitution

Now is the time to, as our founders did, stand against the tyranny surrounding us. But, as we do this, we must remember to appeal to the divine providence our founders did. God is the maker and giver of laws, and if we try to solve these issues without Him, we may not see the same success.

By |2020-09-19T01:17:10-04:00September 19th, 2020|

Our President and the Constitution Share the Same Enemies

I make it a point to weekly pray for my President (along with congress, the supreme court, and all subsequent governing bodies on my state and local levels). I know of no better way to assist our President and work for the healing of our land. I am hoping you will do the same.

By |2020-08-29T02:07:53-04:00August 29th, 2020|

Face Mask Tyranny is Here

In conclusion, any business enforcing these mask requirements claiming them to be law is improperly restricting the freedoms of the citizens of their state with no lawful basis to do so.

By |2020-08-01T01:33:29-04:00August 1st, 2020|

When the Bully Says Shopping Without a Mask is a Crime

This weekend I went shopping for a tank top for my son at a local retailer. I walked in the store like a normal human with shoes, shirt, and pants. While I headed to the men’s department, an employee proclaiming my inconsiderate oversight accosted me. I didn’t wear a mask, a mandate given by the governor of my state. I responded with, “I have a condition,” and continued walking.

By |2020-07-15T01:17:10-04:00July 15th, 2020|

The War on Black Lives in America

Tragically deceived by white establishment political parties, many leaders of black civil-rights organizations today are joined at the hip with abortion-rights proponents such as Planned Parenthood.

By |2020-07-08T01:17:10-04:00July 8th, 2020|

What Makes July 4th Truly Significant?

This Fourth of July, while you celebrate American liberty, let’s not forget the words of Thomas Paine: “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”

By |2020-07-01T01:42:13-04:00July 1st, 2020|

A Message to the Fathers of America

Fathers of America, have you noticed how much attention has been given to shameful current events? Brutal force and murder by corrupt police officers, racism, and riots have been a firestorm throughout America.

By |2020-06-17T01:45:53-04:00June 17th, 2020|

Property and Liberty are Burning

They have proven themselves “unfit” to govern.  They have “un-governored” themselves. And although a few of these executive officials may be well-intended, we must heed the words of Daniel Webster: “The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.”

By |2020-06-10T01:45:31-04:00June 10th, 2020|

Unrestrained Power Leads to Murder

During the unconstitutional lockdowns of COVID-19, many in the white communities of America finally started waking up to the drastic and gross measures by which hateful power structures are willing to suppress, oppress, and deny the God-given rights of themselves and their families.

By |2020-06-03T01:13:39-04:00June 3rd, 2020|

The Shadow Cast on Memorial Day 2020

Make NO mistake, these organizations and systems of government are foreign to the American Constitution, American ideals and American principles, including the integrity of the American family and the sanctity of the House of God.

By |2020-05-27T03:21:05-04:00May 27th, 2020|

The New Normal is Not Normal

I realize this appears to disrespect some Americans who stand resolute and determined to willfully give up their own autonomy to the  government, but that is only because many Americans have not been taught to think American and therefore they find the principles that support their liberties, peace and prosperity odious.

By |2020-05-20T01:05:43-04:00May 20th, 2020|

Wake Up America, You are the Last Asylum for Liberty on Earth

As we have said before, any governor’s false imprisonment of the general populace in their homes, the arbitrary declaration of some commerce as non-essential, the misuse of police powers to enforce pretended legislation, is all without constitutional authority and demonstrates a profound disrespect for the rule of law.

By |2020-05-06T01:12:08-04:00May 6th, 2020|

The Virus Agenda is Worse That The Virus

While the state of Pennsylvania was forced to remove hundreds of deaths from its official coronavirus death count after glaring errors in the state's counting methodology were discovered, many across America are growing more skeptical of information regarding the virus agenda.

By |2020-04-29T02:48:22-04:00April 29th, 2020|

There Is A Virus And There Is A Virus Agenda

Despite what you hear from “constitution experts” on the TV, no president or governor or health department official has the authority to suspend the Constitution by ordering people not to congregate, or by closing businesses, or by falsely imprisoning people in their homes.

By |2020-04-22T02:51:53-04:00April 22nd, 2020|

Do We Really Want Government to Be God?

I implore you, Mr. President, Congress, State Legislatures and Governors that have gone rogue. Do not be deceived, the powers you shamefully usurp will be placed in the arsenal of future Governments to be used once again when they feel it convenient to alter the Constitutional landscape of the United States.

By |2020-04-01T02:01:04-04:00April 1st, 2020|

Socialism is the Greater Crisis

I think we can all agree that this has happened very quickly and reactively, and the attitude of government officials is that they must take whatever actions necessary to intervene in the economy, as well as to dictate our comings and goings.

By |2020-03-25T01:43:56-04:00March 25th, 2020|

An American Answer to the Coronavirus

While this global pandemic of COVID-19 is new only in name, the solution remains the same: employ biblical sanitary practices, and pray to our Creator that He would stay this plague and bless His Church so we may help the world through this daunting time.

By |2020-03-18T02:33:58-04:00March 18th, 2020|

To Honor Women is American

Today, more than ever, we are in need of fiercely committed Christian women like Abigail to support our communities, strengthen our country, and preserve the blessings of Almighty God for every American.

By |2020-03-11T00:55:12-04:00March 11th, 2020|

The Deliberate Christianity of Our Founders

In order to marginalize Christianity and the impact that it had on founding and governmental structure of America, my detractors will often assert, “Christianity was just a part of the times but it had no real critical relevance to the founding fathers and their struggle for independence.

By |2020-02-12T00:45:49-05:00February 12th, 2020|

The Senate Duty in Impeachment Trials

We would do well to heed the words of Declaration author Thomas Jefferson, “Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit.”

By |2020-02-05T02:01:48-05:00February 5th, 2020|

Guns Save Lives

This week as we pray for the families and friends of the deceased at West Freeway Church of Christ, please take an additional moment to give thanks for the law-abiding heroes that saved so many lives. May it challenge us all to follow their example of love.

By |2020-01-01T02:38:30-05:00January 1st, 2020|

Celebrating Christmas is Politically Correct

The birth of the Savior is the most significant political event in human history. This bears repeating. The birth of Jesus Christ is the most significant political event in the history of the universe. Why? Well, simply put, it is because liberty does not and cannot exist absent the acknowledgement of the Almighty

By |2019-12-25T01:44:50-05:00December 25th, 2019|

Did the Education of American Seminaries Found America?

Many ministers of the original Congress went on to serve in Congress like Rev. Abiel Foster, Rev. Benjamin Contee, Rev. Abraham Baldwin, Rev. Paine Wingate, Rev. John Peter Muhlenberg, and his brother Rev. Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg who later became the first Speaker of the House of Representatives.

By |2019-12-11T01:31:38-05:00December 11th, 2019|

Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving to God

This Thanksgiving let us give thanks to the God of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for America’s incredible founding and pray that our government would never relinquish its God-given duty to preserve our rights.

By |2019-11-27T02:05:43-05:00November 27th, 2019|

Happy Veterans Month, Here is to Patriotism

God Bless every American soldier, veteran, and citizen who exercises this Patriotism. As President Trump reflected, “Each warrior who fights for our Nation, along with their families, has earned our eternal gratitude, and I ask that all Americans thank and support them.”

By |2019-11-13T01:49:53-05:00November 13th, 2019|

What is American Law?

As we define the source of American Law, we can understand why the Ten Commandments were placed in our courthouses and schools. They serve as a memorial and reminder of the foundation of our laws. Failing to uphold the foundational Laws of the Creator is to say that liberty no longer matters.

By |2019-11-06T01:42:57-05:00November 6th, 2019|

Why Are We Still in Syria, Mr. President?

Last week President Donald Trump made the unequivocal statement that the United States was pulling its troops out of Syria. “Bring soldiers home,” he said. “Let someone else fight over this long-bloodstained sand.”

By |2019-10-30T01:16:37-04:00October 30th, 2019|

If Troops are Needed in Syria, Then Congress Should Act

Our Founding Fathers made it very difficult for Americans to be sent to war. They had witnessed centuries of tyranny strengthening itself in countries where kings and parliaments used their own people as pawns and slaves in self-serving wars for more power and self-aggrandizements.

By |2019-10-26T01:27:29-04:00October 26th, 2019|

Chicken Little is Telling Us, “We Need to Eat the Babies”

It was like a Saturday Night Live skit. Chicken Little is telling us we need to “eat the babies,” taking this ridiculous climate change jargon to the next level. It had every earmark of being a spoof, but no one openly condemned her statements, leaving us unsure about whether proponents of climate change think this insane philosophy is agreeable.

By |2019-10-16T01:26:48-04:00October 16th, 2019|

Some Say Impeachment, What Does the Constitution Require?

I must explain that the government of America is not a democracy, but a Republic; “an empire of Laws, and not of men,” as Founding Father John Adams put it.  Despite the fact that the authority of law does not come from the majority of unelected people, I do believe that all Americans should rightly understand that no public servant is above the law.

By |2019-10-02T03:16:12-04:00October 2nd, 2019|

Kavanaugh and the Crime of Bearing False Witness

It’s now been over a week since The New York Times correctly retracted its slanderous libel against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. It turns out the “new allegation” isn’t supported by the victim, a fact many believed was purposely left omitted from their the story.

By |2019-09-25T01:38:02-04:00September 25th, 2019|

Presidential Candidates Playing Make-Believe

As I watch the unfolding of un-American Political parties where we are actually considering Atheist, anti-Christian, sexually perverted, Muslim, and even Socialist candidates in America, I can’t help but think that this is the result of man’s sinful desire to make up his own rights.

By |2019-09-18T03:02:14-04:00September 18th, 2019|

Who Made the Rules for the Struggle of Liberty?

Are you distressed that many in America are rapidly digressing from the principled, honorable standard of morality we once held? This standard produced an example of biblical morality that constructed one of the greatest civil documents of liberty the world has ever seen: the Declaration of Independence.

By |2019-08-21T02:06:22-04:00August 21st, 2019|

Democratic Socialists Are Absurd

What we are witnessing in the current political arena, mainstream media, and public education has become nonsensical. It is the intentional validation of absurdity, and it is not reality.

By |2019-08-07T00:33:07-04:00August 7th, 2019|

This Leftist Gave Me A Piece Of His Mind

In response to my column, I received a long, exhaustive email in support of The Squad while excoriating my supposed hateful, narrow-mindedness. This week I want to take you into the mind of a leftist as I share his Un-American view.

By |2019-07-31T03:45:38-04:00July 31st, 2019|

This Squad Certainly Doesn’t Play For America

They desire to abolish the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). They advocate policies that will eliminate private health insurance and force Americans to pay for healthcare of undocumented immigrants.

By |2019-07-24T02:42:16-04:00July 24th, 2019|

What Was Missing At The World Cup?

My prayer is that before the tremendous opportunity to win next year’s title, our unified belief in this eternal Truth will be made apparent to the world. This would be right. This would be American.

By |2019-07-10T02:29:24-04:00July 10th, 2019|

Understanding Independence

The King of England has persisted in continual wrongdoing against the rights of the people of the American colonies and the dissolution of the previous relationship between Great Britain and the American colonies is the reasonable and sensible remedy for that continual wrongdoing.

By |2019-07-06T02:37:12-04:00July 6th, 2019|

A Thirteen-Year-Old Is Threatened While Standing For Life In The Womb

In reaction to the middle schooler’s oration regarding the protection of the pre-born, shouting progressively became louder until her voice was drowned out altogether. Despite looking understandably frightened, Addison Woosley wrapped up her speech confidently and walked alone back to her seat where the thirteen-year-old girl was berated and jeered at by adults in the crowd.

By |2019-06-15T03:57:24-04:00June 15th, 2019|

Can You Read, Do You Read?

Part of my work here at the Institute on the Constitution involves making presentations across the country about matters of law and government and the Constitution. Sometimes, I’ll ask the members of the audience to raise their hand if they have ever read a Supreme Court opinion.

By |2019-06-05T00:58:57-04:00June 5th, 2019|

Did We Forget About Memorial Day Already?

We are reminded every year during Memorial Day to honor these men and women, and I do. It is a holy act for any individual to lay down his life in sacrifice for his neighbor.  It is what Christ Himself did for you and me.  Our children should be taught to honor and have respect for those individuals who practice this sacrifice as a way of life.

By |2019-06-01T01:32:44-04:00June 1st, 2019|

An Open Letter To Rep. Steve Cohen: Your Denial of God In The Oath Disqualifies You From Office

This feeble display of intellect shows your shallowness, Mr. Cohen. You are an inch deep regarding the constitutional and theological underpinnings of America. Our founding documents declare that our Creator endowed every individual with their rights and it is the government’s duty given by the Creator and His creation to secure those rights.

By |2019-05-22T02:32:46-04:00May 22nd, 2019|

The Make-Believe World Of A Transgender Powerlifter

If our country continues on a path of denying the fixed, moral laws of the universe, this is a clear indication that we are no longer acting in accordance with reality. It is not real to think that a person, or a people, can do these things without disastrous consequences.

By |2019-05-18T01:15:59-04:00May 18th, 2019|

Is The Electoral College Worth Keeping?

The Electoral College was to be a wholly separate body for choosing the president. Developed at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, it was a compromise among plans for a national popular vote and to have Congress choose the president. It also acts as a State check on Federal power, thus protecting smaller States.

By |2019-05-08T02:06:13-04:00May 8th, 2019|

Obstruction Of Injustice Is Not A Crime – It’s A Duty

But this presumes that the judicial system is functioning in the public interest and functioning with integrity. What if government agents or even whole agencies are not pursuing justice but are themselves acting in a corrupt manner designed to serve a private or a corrupt purpose?

By |2019-05-01T01:32:31-04:00May 1st, 2019|

Is Christianity The Religion Of American?

I received a message from a reader, who I believe to be sincere, stating, “The Founders NEVER intended to favor Christianity over any other religion… None of the founders were explicitly Christian except the couple who were ministers.

By |2019-04-12T01:21:19-04:00April 12th, 2019|

Can Liberty Survive In American Public Education?

During the years of 1776-1835 in America, various educational choices were established that brought about a 70-100% literacy rate in the colonies, much higher than what existed in Europe, which had many more universities. During the founding era, churches (NOT the government) became involved and established charity schools for the poor in the community who could not afford to pay teachers

By |2019-03-27T01:07:25-04:00March 27th, 2019|