The Constitution Club
The Constitution Club is an online journal of discerning thought and conservative excellence that presents an array of perspectives on society, politics, public policy, culture, and current events. We espouse the concepts of ordered liberty, free enterprise, conservative principles, and constitutional governance while exposing the hypocrisy and failed policies of the Left. The work of our writers has been referenced by instapundit.com, Fox Nation, The G. Gordan Liddy program, and the Rush Limbaugh show as well as numerous other media and online outlets. Visit us daily for commentary that will inflame, inform, and enlighten.
Origins of The Constitution Club:
First, the name Constitution Club doesn’t actually have anything to do with the Constitution, directly. It has to do with a place – a street to be precise – where the original members first began to hash out the ideas that have since spilled over onto your computer screen.
The year was 1993 and for a group of friends at Colorado State University, an apartment on Constitution Avenue in Ft. Collins, CO was our home base. There, we would often convene on the back porch balcony and debate various issues of the day with cheap cigars and the beverage of one’s choice, which was usually a selection of Diet Pepsi Big Gulps, single malt Scotch, or Coors Light.
On that balcony, as we watched the traffic buzz past on Constitution Avenue, the various levels of intellect, anger, and sobriety would wax and wane — often, but not always, in proportion with one other. The debates were often heated, but only the very best arguments led to actual fisticuffs. These sessions came to be known as the Constitution Club.
Over the years, the home base would change its address, and eventually the gang graduated. But thereafter, whenever and wherever we met to drink, smoke, and tackle the issues of the day, it was known by all as the Constitution Club.
Several years ago, we started a website so that our divergent paths could once again cross, and of course it was christened Constitution Club. Back in the day, anyone invited to join us on the balcony considered it a privilege to participate in ConClub, and more than a few requested the invite in vain. Since then, most of the original members have moved on and many others have joined.
At the beginning of 2010 the staff, design, and purpose of the site underwent a major overhaul. Today, The Constitution Club is a journal of conservative thought featuring many different, talented, and experienced bloggers, writers, and authors from all over the country with the last original member of the college crew serving as the site administrator. But the core spirit of its origin and the mutual respect of its founders continues to this day.
We invite you out back, to crack open a cold one, smoke ‘em if you got ‘em, and fire away with your best shot.
You’ll probably find a few of us with whom you agree most of the time, some others who occasionally catch your eye, and some whom you think are complete morons, threats to all that is good in the world, or a sinister combination of both.