Riley J. Hood: Latest Updates from Constitution Party of Wisconsin

Riley J. Hood is the chairman of the Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW). He ran for U.S. Senate in 2012 as a write-in candidate and received 70 votes. The following are three new articles from him on education,  the IRS and the separation of church and state. 

C-Scope, A Race to the Bottom

Published May 17th, 2013

Ever learning and never able
to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
 II Timothy 3:7

By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman

            C-Scope is another, in a long train of federally mandated, State administered experiments in social engineering. C-scope burdens the local taxpayer to pay costs of technology initiatives, additional administrative staff, training, and textbook compliance. Even if the Feds paid for C-scope, it is still our tax money. It isn’t as if Arne Duncan is working a night job, to pay for it.  C-Scope is another un-Constitutional attempt by the federal government to impose national standards. Your children are the guinea pigs in this latest socialist experiment. According to Alan J. Borsuk, “The Common Core got its start well before Obama was elected and is not directly a federal program, although steps the US Department of Education has taken have put the weight of the administration behind the effort.”

C-scope repeats the tired mantra that standardized testing, new textbooks and technology, will result in smarter kids. These things don’t equate to better education, they do equate to a fat government contract for the companies who produce such materials, who also are the usual lobbyists for the latest education bill.

Wisconsin signed on to C-scope; obtain a “No Child Left Behind” waiver. That’s like swallowing the spider to catch the fly. Wisconsin would have been better off not signing on the either. The losers are your local school board and especially your children. C-scope’s one-size-fits-all, assembly line approach severely limits individualized attention to differing learning styles.

C-scope is not merely content to destroy the minds of public-school children, but calls for controlling traditional schools, namely home, private and religious schools. C-scope will also pull on those government strings attached to school choice to impose its “standards” on charter and choice schools. C-scope also represents the continuing invasion of child and family privacy, including data that has nothing to do with education.

C-scope promoters are aping the line that Wisconsin has such low standards. Again, according to Borsuk, “The Common Core movement has swept across the nation in the last five years. It arose largely from among governors, state education chiefs, corporate leaders and education advocates who believed the nation as a whole was not aiming high enough in education and that the wide variation from state to state in defining good achievement and what it takes to get a high school diploma was a problem.” Low standards are a result of 100 years of socialism in education; designed to crank out drones, with no desire to think on their own. C-scope is more dialectic and praxis, the forerunners of C-scope have made a nation of functional illiterates, C-scope will worsen, not solve this condition.  The “higher we aim,” toward the socialist utopia, the lower we will descend. The State of Wisconsin is caught up in C-scope, not only are the Democrats, but the Republicans on the wrong side of the issue, again.

The IRS Must Be Abolished

Published May 14th, 2013

“The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution is a miracle;
their example the hope of liberty throughout the world. Woe to the ambition
that would meditate the destruction of either.”-James Madison

From The Constitution Party of Wisconsin-Riley J. Hood Chairman

            Recent events have brought to light the targeting of Tea Party groups by certain elements of the IRS. Should agents who abuse their powers be punished? Yes. But America needs better than that. The IRS is there to collect a direct tax, the income tax. A federal direct tax was never part of our Nation’s founding, and it took the 16th Amendment passed in 1913, to impose an income tax upon Americans. The IRS may be allowable, but it will always be un-American.

The CPoW position on the IRS and the federal income tax is straight forward, both must be abolished. There is nothing in the 16th Amendment that says we must have an income tax.  As long as we have a confiscatory tax, and a tax code that the average American can never fully comply with, our citizens will continue to be at the mercy of the whims of IRS bureaucrats. When the IRS is abolished, is when the bad behavior will stop, and not before.


Separation of Church and State

Published May 16th, 2013

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people
whom he hath chosen for His own inheritance.” Psalms 33:12

By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman

            When I was first elected State Chairman, I was asked about my views on religious freedom. I was amazed that many in that room were all worked up about the rights of Cultists, Muslims, Atheists and Infidels. I was accused by some of forcing my religion upon them.

  • The term “religion” during the founding era, still had its normal meaning, as opposed to the slang that Billy Graham popularized, “It’s not a religion, it’s a relationship.” The normal meaning is the public expression of your inward Christian faith. False religions were labeled after their founders Islam was called Mohamadism, the JW’s were called Russellites, and so forth. The Masonic view of religion is based on their liberal credo: “the Father of God and the Brotherhood of Man,” and that whatever you believe about Him are all equally valid, came into popularity much later.
  • Separation of Church and State appears nowhere in the US Constitution, and the First Amendment begins with “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” By the way, monuments and memorials are not laws, if you can’t handle looking at the 10 commandments, there are no thought police to throw you jail. The only thought police in America right now are the ACLU, who are busy imposing their Atheism on the majority of this nation, through their perversions of our Law system.
  • During the 2012 campaign, I received a piece of mail from a wag who said we needed separation of Church and State to protect the State from the Church. This unstable soul cited Islamic Terrorists. I informed him, Churches are Christian, Mosques are Islamic; he was confusing the two. Our founding fathers weren’t confused about this: “Probably at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, and of the [first] Amendment to it now under consideration, the general, if not universal sentiment in America was, that Christianity ought to receive encouragement from the State so far as was not incompatible with the private rights of conscience and freedom of religious worship. Any attempt to level all religions, and to make it a matter of state policy to hold all in utter indifference, would have created universal disapprobation, if not universal indignation.” Joseph Story-1840 (Americas God and Country Encyclopedia. of Quotations by William J. Federer)  The thought of having to protect heavily armed policemen, FBI agents, and our Armed Forces from a memorial in the shape of the Cross is ridiculous in the extreme. Communists take such measures seriously. Lenin who said “millions of dead are to be preferred to the notion of God.”

So as you could guess, I’m concerned about the people whose religious freedom made America, namely Christians. For example, Roger Sherman wrote, “Admiring and thankfully acknowledging the riches of redeeming love, and earnestly imploring that Divine assistance which may enable us to live no more to ourselves, but to him who loved us and gave himself to die for us.”(Americas God and Country Encyclopedia. of Quotations by William J. Federer) Patrick Henry wrote, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been supplied a place of safety, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”

Yes, I do believe in rights of conscious, but never to the point where shrill voices come into CPoW and dismantle our Party, and tear it down to the level of their liking, such as attacking our Preamble. I also take the same view of America; religious freedom is not a charter for “national suicide” or a license for domestic enemies such as Muslims and Atheists, who have been forcing their will on America, to destroy us. They may have rights to freedom of conscious; they do not have rights to takeover America, and replace it with an alien form of government, such as Communism, or Sharia Law. So I don’t put any energy into securing the religious freedom of America’s enemies. Their “rights” are well secured in these days of political correctness. I put my energy into securing the rights of Christians, and then Patriotic Americans, whose freedoms are being suppressed. These people are in need, not America’s enemies.

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36 thoughts on “Riley J. Hood: Latest Updates from Constitution Party of Wisconsin

  1. Cody Quirk

    And Mr. Stufflebeam actually gave praise and support to this man, especially at the last Wisconsin CP State Convention.

    It’s people like Mr. Hood that poison the definition of Constitutionalism and inhibit further political success for the party.

  2. Christian Identity Patriotic Conservative

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  3. Cody Quirk


    Then if you want to reach out and try to include Mr. Hood with your efforts, by all means, go for it; since both of your views are somewhat similar anyways.

  4. Christian Identity Patriotic Conservative

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  5. Don J. Grundmann, D.C.

    Mr. ” CIPC ” of #’s 6 and 8 – While appreciation and defense of caucasian genetic differences/identity can have its valuable points; in comparison to having NAACP, La Raza, etc. with no similar caucasian organization allowed without its being instantly smeared as racist; I must very strenuously object to the idea of ” White Supremicism ” and most especially with any connection between this and Christianity.

    As a quick summation the idea of racial supremacy is an anti-Christian religious belief which has been promoted by the enemies of humanity; i.e; enemies of God; through many different forums; most commonly via ” Social Darwinism,” as justification for the murder of countless people. Its most well known expression is via its creation known as Planned Parenthood; which itself is an enemy of humanity to this day.

    Christianity recognized man made in the image of God; i.e; his created being which inherently is given an EQUAL value among all which cannot be taken away by outside force(s); such as by arbitrary killing via the crime of abortion.

    Bottom Line – All of humanity needs defense. The ” fault line ” among humans lies not along their color/skin line but among those who align themselves with God or His Enemy.

    The KKK were hence – 1) chumps in service to the enemy of God via their belief in the anti-Christian religion of Social Darwinism; and 2) a diversion to draw attention away from the organization which has promoted their beliefs and killed far more ( by millions ) of their claimed enemies than they could, or would, ever dream of – Planned Parenthood.

    The Constitution Party promoted and fights for the defense of ALL people regardless of skin color. We DO stand against the enemies of The Creator who wish to attack all citizens in service to their master, the Enemy of God.

    True Christianity has NO differentiation regarding skin color but opposes any and all who wish to promote the Enemy of God and his/its principles, beliefs, and causes.

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. Founder and 1st Chairman of the Constitution Party of California, the last truly Christian party in the nation

  6. Cody Quirk

    At least the CP doesn’t support racial prejudice.

    Religious prejudice, on the other hand…

  7. Jill Pyeatt

    I was out of town on a family emergency, and only checked in on my cell phone. Besides, why bother to moderate if we’re going to make the comment available with the rot-thing? The troll still wins.

  8. Mark Seidenberg

    I note that on May 19, 2013 at 6:14 PM Dr. Don Grundmann asseverates he is the “Founder and
    !st Chairman of the Constitution Party of California”. This information will be past on to the Alameda County Eletion Official.

    It would be hrlpful if someone would popst the CP By-LAWs for California.

    Thank You.

    Sincerely, Mark Seidenberg, Vice Chairman,
    American Independent Party of California


  9. Brian Holtz

    rot13-ing preserves numbering, undercuts censorship complaints, can be applied to deliberately-borderline comments, publicly shames the troll, and preserves content for editors and readers to independently evaluate moderation decisions.

    The troll wins when he can break a thread’s numbering, or claim censorship martyrdom. The troll loses with rot13, because most readers will never bother decoding more than a couple moderated comments.

    And if we hear that readers find the moderated comments interesting enough to regularly decode them, that would be good feedback that we’re moderating too much.

  10. Mark Seidenberg

    Brian Holltz

    Currently, California Seretary of State Debra Bowen asserts that Dr. Don Grundmann is the
    Chairman of the “Political body” known as the
    Constitution Party of California. N. Johnson has no recognation by her. The first registration count was 72 electors the last registration count
    was at 304 Electors. It needs 102,700 more
    eletors to get on the ballot in California.

    Does any one know what CP REGISTRATION in the sEVERAL STATES?

  11. Cody Quirk

    Mark, IMO, you should focus on other things, including building up the AIP further.

    Btw, did you know your buddy Gary is back in California?

  12. Don J. Grundmann, D.C.

    Mr. Quirk – I note that you do not have the simple amount of courage that it would take to articulate the ” religious prejudice ” that you accuse the CP of having. Always easy to smear without ever backing it up – something that can always be expected of you.

    But your commentary certainly pleases Mark Seidenberg, your fellow CP attacker, with whom you share one very notable quality – you both destroy things ( attacking the CP for you and Mark ) and are totally incapable of building anything.

    Birds of a feather.

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. Founder and 1st Chairman of the California Constitution Party; the only conservative/constitutional/patriotic and Christian party in California

  13. Mark Seidenberg

    Cody Quirk

    On March 20, 2013, the California Secrtarry of
    State Debra Bowen, posted that the Constitution
    Party of California changed its name to the
    “Constitution Party”. Notice came in the form of a CCROV Memo # 13032.

    Therefore that party is now called the “Constitution Party”. It is headed by Don Grundmann and N. Johnson was side stepped.

  14. Cody Quirk

    Obviously some here have poor memories when it comes toward the anti-Mormon and theocractic attitudes that were more prevalent in the CP many years ago when people like John Lofton, Scott Whiteman, and Angela Wittman were then involved with the CP, and yet those attitudes obviously linger on with people like Riley Hood in command up in Wisconsin.

  15. paulie

    theocractic attitudes

    Probably the #1 think defining the CP.

    Btw, did you know your buddy Gary is back in California?


  16. Mark Seidenberg

    Which side is Odem on in the power play between Grundmann and Johnson?

  17. Mark Seidenberg

    Cody Quirk

    Are you sure he is not staying with his mother?

    Is he stay with his son? I too what to see Johnson win over Grundmann. However,
    Debra Bowen is recognazing GRundmann and not Johnson.

  18. Riley J. Hood

    You must like to smear people you don’t know. I’m not a NAZI or involved with Christian identity, I reject them both. I wrote an article last year called, “CPoW Rejects the Identity Movement.” If you want to smear me for being a Christian, and what I said; that is one thing. Smearing me for what I didn’t say is entirely different. I hope you grow up.
    For Christ, not man, is King–Riley J. Hood

  19. Don J. Grundmann, D.C.

    Riley – A) Don’t hold your breath waiting for Quirk to stop attacking you. If I may term your beliefs, as I do mine, under a term of ” Evangelical Christian ” then you are/will be permanently on his ( under his cover scam of being ” Joe Unity ” ) hit list. His ” religious tolerance ” has declared you to be ” religiously intolerant.”

    B) Thanks for your excellent work with the CPoW. I greatly appreciate your stands.

    Best to you,

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. a fellow fighter in the war out in the California front lines

  20. Cody Quirk

    Don’t worry Mr. Hood; I know you are no racist at all, whatsoever.

    A religious bigot, yes, but no racist.

  21. Riley J. Hood

    Wanting to stand up for my fellow Christians doesn’t make a me a bigot. Wanting to protect the Church from the State, the original Baptist and Free Church view doesn’t make a bigot either, neither does wanting to keep the Constitution Party of Wisconsin true to its platform. For an American Independant Party man, you sure sound politically correct.–
    Riley J. Hood

  22. Don J. Grundmann, D.C.

    Riley – It’s a lot worse with Quirk than simply groveling to political correctness; something which he does to protect his ” image ” which is the most important thing in his existence.

    It is far worse than even his carnival show of accusing you of religious bigotry when he is a champion of such bigotry himself; i.e.; a religious bigot accusing everyone else of being a religious bigot.

    And while he may still be in the IAP in Nevada, despite being a backstabber of the national and California CP’s in particular, he is only there to glorify himself in the titles of ” youth director ” or anything else which polishes him ” image.”

    Behind the ” image ” he is in harmony with the attackers of the California CP who are themselves conscienceless chameleons who will profess any belief as long as it gets them close enough to stab their next target in the back.

    You are a target simply for standing up as an evangelical Christian and as a representative of the core beliefs of the CP – something which the controllers/masters/handlers of the SPLC/ADL/Republican attackers of the California AIP and national CP are working to sterilize/neutralize from our culture, society, and nation and this via both their agents/moles in California and those, such as Quirk, whom they recruit to join/support their Crime Syndicate.

    May our Creator bless your work.

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. fighting the same fight in one of the political armpits of our nation

  23. Cody Quirk

    Your choice, Mr. Hood, but this Christian does not prescribe to your warped Pharisee viewpoints. However, if you want to spread your ideology among the whole National CP, by all means go for it; I won’t stop you at all.

  24. Don J. Grundmann, D.C.

    Riley – What Quirk is referring to includes any opposition to homosexuality among many other things as he is referencing what may be referred to as ” Christianity Lite; ” no such thing as sin, God ” loves ” you exactly the way you are and no matter how rotten you are, you tell God what to do and not the reverse, God made homosexuals, and on and on.

    If you don’t believe any of such nonsense then you are, according to Quirk and any other C.L. practitioner ( and there are tons of them including here at IPR ), a ” Pharisee.”

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. an evangelical Christian, very happy about it ( actually thanking my Creator every day for such blessing ), and totally unconcerned with my ” image ” as such.

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