American Policy Center teams up with Constitutional Alliance to Award the “Badge of Honor”

Michigan Representative Gary Glenn along with Michigan Representative Tim Kelly have each been awarded the Constitutional Alliance’s Badge of Honor. In addition, legislative aide Nancy Bareham is the first staff member of a legislator awarded a Badge of Honor. Each of the honorees received their plaques in October. The Badge of Honor is not about opposing smart meters or any other technology. As you read this short essay, you will learn the real issue is representation; the very issue that led to our founding fathers fighting against the British monarchy.

Rep. Glenn and Rep. Kelly demonstrated their commitment to listening and acting on the voice of the people rather than the powerful energy providers and their lobbyists in Michigan. Rep. Glenn introduced HB4916, meter choice legislation that allows people to choose a conventional analog meter, and opt out of having a smart meter. Nancy Bareham took on the responsibility of being a conduit between the lawmakers and the many groups of people in Michigan who oppose smart meters for health, safety, and privacy reasons. For more information about meter choice in Michigan call David Shelton at (248) 604-7545.

In order for a person to be nominated for a Badge of Honor, or a Badge of Dishonor, a state lawmaker or legislative aide must be nominated by 1,000 or more people in a state. A Badge of Dishonor is given to a state lawmaker that refuses to allow legislation that has bi-partisan support, on a non-partisan issue to be heard and voted on in committee.

The Constitutional Alliance has identified several issues as being non-partisan. Those issues include smart meters, the Real ID Act, mandated biometric (fingerprints, digital facial image mapping using computer analysis, iris scan, and DNA) enrollment of all citizens, and U.N. Agenda 21/Sustainable Development. The Constitutional Alliance will review any request the people may have in any state to add to what are non-partisan issues.

Tom DeWeese, the President and founder of the American Policy Center has spent decades sounding the alarm about Agenda 21 and now Agenda 2030, both of which are also referred to by many as Sustainable Development. Mr. DeWeese has educated citizens and lawmakers about the threat these initiatives orchestrated by the United Nations and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) present to our sovereignty and right to representation. The Constitutional Alliance has the logo of the American Policy Center on the homepage of our web-site. If you click on the logo you will be linked to the American Policy Center web-site.

The reason the American Policy Center and the Constitutional Alliance are working together is because U.N. Agenda 21 and now U.N. Agenda 2030 require a system of control over people that threaten the very freedom our brave men and women of our military have died or been injured to defend.  The control manifests itself in the form of biometric surveillance. Biometrics is the linchpin of a surveillance state.  You may not realize it but you are being enrolled into a global system of identification and financial control. I know it sounds radical or unbelievable, but it is a fact. Read “Real ID Exposed” on the homepage of the Constitutional Alliance web site.

The Constitutional Alliance appreciates local, state, and federal law enforcement, and intelligence people, working diligently every day to protect each of us from real threats such as Islamic extremists and drug cartels. We must never forget we have responsibilities as citizens. We must remain vigilant. Most importantly, we must pass on to the children of today and tomorrow, the rights we inherited at such great sacrifice of previous generations.

When we face an imminent threat, we expect our military and law enforcement people to act immediately. They key word in the previous sentence is not threat; it is imminent. Anything short of an imminent threat must be addressed in a constitutional manner. As citizens, we have a responsibility to demand transparency in government. Unfortunately, some in government believe government can operate outside of the constitution. This is not a Republican or Democrat issue; both Democrats and Republicans have at times abused the power they have been given. When the elected leaders of our country either directly abuse power themselves, or are complicit in appointed leaders and bureaucrats abusing power, a culture of corruption filters down to state and local officials.

Many of us from both sides of the aisle are angry at the dysfunction of congress. One of the primary responsibilities of congress is to provide oversight over federal agencies and departments. While congress is figuring out how to become a functional branch of government, we all lose. There has been little to no oversight of agencies and departments of the federal government.

The Constitutional Alliance cannot fix the problem of a lack of oversight but we can shed light on over 150 abuses of power that have taken place over the last two years or so. We have documented these abuses in an essay on our homepage titled “Information is power and power equates to control.” There is no other essay available anywhere that details and documents the abuses of power by government as “Information is power and power equates to control” does.

Whether you are a Republican, Independent, or a Republican you will be equally appalled at the documented abuses of power. These abuses have and some still are taking place at the federal, state, and local level. These abuses are not insignificant unless you consider the CIA spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee a non-issue. How do you feel about law enforcement lying to judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys about how evidence was obtained? How do you feel with a federal agency is aware of a computer virus, but decides to exploit the virus or malware for its own purposes rather than warn the public?

This brings me back full circle to the Constitutional Alliance’s Badge of Honor. Citizens in states across the country citizens are becoming as frustrated with their state lawmakers as they are with congress. Red states, blue states, purple states it does not matter. There is one big advantage that citizens have with state government that they do not have with the federal government. State lawmakers are much more accessible. In most states, people can drive to their state capitol and back home in less than a day’s time. State lawmakers spend much more time in their districts with their constituents than congressional delegations do.

The Constitutional Alliance recognizes that state lawmakers have a responsibility to be the buffer between an overreaching federal government and citizens. If state lawmakers fail at this responsibility, they become no more than surrogates of the federal government. I am not suggesting the federal government does not have legitimate constitutional responsibilities, it does. One of the legitimate enumerated powers of the federal government is not spying on citizens without probable cause and a warrant. Poll after poll, survey after survey have been clear; citizens are opposed to the depth and scope of domestic spying taking place today.

When the Constitutional Alliance was asked by lawmakers and groups/organizations to provide information about smart meters, we were already aware of the potential privacy issues. After reviewing hundreds of documents including studies that addressed the health and safety implications of smart meter deployment we realized that energy providers were being far less than forthright about the impact smart meters have on health of people. In Michigan during an Oversight Committee hearing professionals in the medical community provided written testimony. The written testimony stated some people had developed symptoms that are attributed to smart meter electromagnetic radiation emissions.

Rep. Glenn, Rep. Kelly, and staffer Nancy Bareham acted on behalf of the people of Michigan. The Constitutional Alliance heard directly or indirectly from over 1,000 people asking that Rep. Glenn, Rep. Kelly, and staffer Nancy Bareham each receive a Badge of Honor. The people who contacted the Constitutional Alliance are representative of our country’s population. There were Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. There were people that are financially well off and others that are not. Some people are people of faith and others are not. The legislation introduced in Michigan has a dozen co-sponsors of which some are Republicans and others are Democrats.

In the interest of full disclosure, the Constitutional Alliance asked for contributions to cover the cost of the plaques. Any funds received above the cost of the plaques is used for the day-to-day operations of the Constitutional Alliance.

If you would like to nominate a person in the state legislature in your state, you can contact the Constitutional Alliance by visiting our web site,

Mark Lerner

Co-Founder Constitutional Alliance

Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.