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Jim Condit, Jr.  Catholic political activist and advocate for an honest vote count since 1979.

Husband and father of six children, a 1974 graduate of Xavier University, and business man since 1974.

In 1979 he started the Cincinnatus Political Action Committee and made an unsuccessful run for Cincinnati City Council on a slate with five other pro-lifers on a platform of shutting down abortion mills. Then, in 1981, he warned of the threat to our nation’s future posed by elections “counted” on easily rigged, secret computer programs. Four years later he brought to public attention the only whistleblower who has testified under oath that he was hired on several election nights to set up the connections to rig the election computers – a story that ended up on a segment of “60 Minutes”.

During the 1996 Iowa Presidential Caucuses, Mr. Condit’s team proved vote fraud against Pat Buchanan perpetrated by Voter News Service, the four major TV Networks which then owned it, and the Iowa State Republican Party. This expose propelled Mr. Condit onto 60 major AM Talk Shows, which aired on more than 700 radio stations that year.

In several runs for US Congress since 2002, he has used the “Reasonable Access Law” to force controversial radio ads onto large AM stations. The ads focused on the Ruling Elite agenda to embroil the US in a prolonged series of wars in the middle east, to push an encroaching police state on the citizens of the USA. Some ads also challenged the Big TV Network official cover story about the 2001 terror attacks of 9-11.

Mr. Condit was publisher of All These Things, a periodical which appeared seven times in the 1990s analyzing history and current events in light of the writings of Fr. Denis Fahey, the Kingship of Christ, and the Social Teachings of the Church.

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E. Michael Jones is the editor or Culture Wars magazine and the author of 14 books, most recently BALLET PARKING: PERFORMING THE NUTCRACKER AS COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARY ACT, as well as hundreds of articles. BARREN METAL: A HISTORY OF CAPITALISM AS STATE-SPONSORED USURY is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2013.

He received his Ph.D. in American literature from Temple University in 1979. His dissertation was subsequently published as THE ANGEL AND THE  MACHINE: NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE’S RATIONAL  PSYCHOLOGY. He has taught in both Germany and the United States from fifth grade to the university level.

In addition to his writing and editing, Dr. Jones is a frequent lecturer to civic, corporate, and academic groups on the interface between morals and culture. He has spoken in England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Estonia.

His talk at Harvard University in the Spring of 1992 on how the civil rights movement destroyed the black family was one of the most controversial of that academic year.

In February 2013 he gave a speech on Hollywood in Tehran. In the fall of 2003 he gave a series of lectures in Kenya on African AIDS.

Dr. Jones is the father of five children, grandfather of thirteen, and lives in South Bend, Indiana. He can be reached at jones@culturewars.com.

 

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John F. McManus joined the staff of The John Birch Society in August 1966, serving originally as a field coordinator for several New England states.  In 1968, he was transferred to a position at the Society’s national headquarters.

In 1973, Mr. McManus accepted appointment by Robert Welch, the Society’s Founder, as the organization’s Director of Public Affairs.  In this post, he became and remains the Society’s chief media representative throughout the nation. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, including C-SPAN, the Larry King Show, and the Pat Buchanan Show.  He is one the Society’s few authorized spokesmen.

Mr. McManus has written and produced numerous audiovisual programs.  He is in wide demand as a speaker. Books he has written include Financial Terrorism (1993), Changing Commands: The Betrayal of America’s Military (1995), William F. Buckley, Jr.: Pied Piper for the Establishment (2002), and The Insiders 5th Edition (2004).

In addition to being a regular contributor of articles to The New American magazine, he serves as its Publisher.  He is also the Publisher of the Society’s monthly Bulletin sent to all members and subscribers.  Mr. McManus was named President of The John Birch Society in 1991.

Born in 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, he is a graduate of Holy Cross College in Massachusetts.  He served on active duty as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years.  For six years before accepting a staff position with the Society, he was employed as an electronics engineer.

The father of four and grandparent of several, Mr. McManus has been married to the former Mary Helen O’Reilly of Boston since 1957.

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Hugh R. Miller is a consulting chemist and a coordinator for a group of research scientists and fossil hunters called The Paleo Group. Miller earned a chemistry degree from Ohio State University in 1953 with post grad courses in Nuclear Physics and radiochemistry. He served two years in the US army at Ft Devens MA and Army Chemical Center MD, 18 years at Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus OH, as a research chemist, and 19 years as a technical sales representative with CP Chemicals. Hugh and his wife of 55 years, Peggy, have seven children and 16 grand children.

The Paleo Group performs field excavations and laboratory testing which has shown that there is no conflict between true scientific observations and a straight forward reading of Genesis, Christ’s teachings, and that of the Church fathers and councils of the Catholic Church regarding origins and time. Hugh has helped organize 14 field expeditions dealing with dinosaur-human coexistence over the past 30 years, and authored or coauthored 15 technical articles for scientific journals and conferences including: “Direct Dating of Cretaceous-Jurassic Fossils” and “More Failures for Long Age Potassium Argon Dating”. Miller notes that the Paleo Group is just one of many research groups and scientists world-wide that have concluded that evolution theory with its long ages is more of a fairy tale for students of all ages than a legitimate scientific theory of life’s origin.

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Dr. Anthony Santelli, II is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AES Capital, a venture capital style hedge fund.  Dr. Santelli is an entrepreneur who has started or helped finance various micro-cap publicly traded companies.  He is a founder and Board Member of the Catholic Finance Association, a member of the Committee for Monetary Research & Education, and a member of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists.

Dr. Santelli received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University and has a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University.  He had taught economics and finance at Union College.

He has been a fellow of the Public Interest Institute, the Ludwig von Mises Institute, the Center for the Study of Market Processes, and the Center for Economic Personalism, a branch of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.  He has been published in the Journal of Markets and Morality and in Culture Wars Magazine, among other places.  Dr. Santelli is considered one of the world’s leading scholars on the subject of usury.

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Hugh Owen is the convert son of Sir David Owen, a former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Secretary General of International Planned Parenthood Federation.  Hugh attended Princeton University where, at the age of 18, he was baptized, confirmed and made his first Holy Communion in the Princeton University Chapel on the Easter Vigil, in 1972. Hugh’s wife Maria was a member of the first class of women at Princeton.  She and Hugh were married in 1973 and Maria made her profession of faith in the Catholic Church in 1975.Hugh received a B.A. in honors in history from New York University, and a M.S. in education in supervision and administration from Bank Street College of Education in New York City.  He also received a permanent license to be a principal or superintendent of schools in the state of New York.  Between 1977 and 1991, Hugh worked as a teacher and administrator of several independent schools and served as a school evaluator for the Middle States Association and as a member of the executive committee of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.For the past 15 years, Hugh has dedicated his life to the service of the Church as a writer, editor, teacher, and lecturer.  Hugh has written numerous books and articles on Catholic and secular topics.  His books and articles have been published by the Catholic Distance University, Human Life International, Seton Home School, The Apostolate for Family Consecration, Latin Mass Magazine, and many other publications.  For thirteen years, Hugh served as the director of religious education for St. John Bosco Parish in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia.  He is currently the director of the John Paul II Institute of Christian Spirituality and the founder and director of the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation in Mt. Jackson, Virginia.

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John Sharpe is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree with honors in English and was commissioned as a naval officer in 1993. Following graduation and advanced training in submarines and nuclear power, he made three major Atlantic deployments and numerous shorter, submerged underways aboard the Los Angeles class nuclear-powered submarine USS Atlanta (SSN 712). He was certificated as a Nuclear Engineer Officer in 1996, and completed tours of duty in Italy, at the Pentagon, and in other major naval and joint headquarters in subsequent years.

In 2001, he co-founded IHS Press, the only publisher dedicated exclusively to the social teachings of the Catholic Church. As Managing Director and editor at the Press, he has re-issued, edited, and annotated works of many of the English social writers of the twentieth-century Catholic renaissance, including Hilaire Belloc, G. K. Chesterton, Arthur Penty, and Fr. Vincent McNabb.

Sharpe returned to academic work in 2007, became a University of Delaware Hagley Fellow in 2009, and completed an M.A. in History at Old Dominion University in 2010. In May 2011, he was advanced to doctoral candidacy at Delaware, and is currently engaged in research and writing for a dissertation on small-proprietorship activism and advocacy in the English-speaking world from 1800 to 1940.