Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.

Edwin Vieira, Jr., holds four degrees from Harvard: A.B. (Harvard College), A.M. and Ph.D. in Chemistry (Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), and J.D. (Harvard Law School).

For more than thirty years he has practiced law, with emphasis on constitutional issues. In the Supreme Court of the United States he successfully argued or briefed the cases leading to the landmark decisions Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, Chicago Teachers Union v. Hudson, and Communications Workers of America v. Beck, which established constitutional and statutory limitations on the uses to which labor unions, in both the private and the public sectors, may apply fees extracted from nonunion workers as a condition of their employment.

Dr. Vieira is the world’s foremost authority about the role of our Constitution as it relates to money and has written numerous monographs and articles in scholarly journals, and lectured throughout the county. His most recent work on money and banking is the two-volume Pieces of Eight: The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United States Constitution (2002), the most comprehensive study in existence of American monetary law and history viewed from a constitutional perspective, available HERE

Dr. Vieira is also the world’s foremost authority about the role of our U.S. Constitution as it relates to constitutional national security and safety (Constitutional Homeland Security). His outstanding scholarship and constitutional knowledge with respect to the protections inherent in the people’s Militia and Second Amendment powers and rights are very well respected and outlined in the following literature: (For the books, see book section below)

Three Rights; Thirteen Words; Constitutional “Homeland Security”: Volume 1 – The Nation In Arms; Constitutional “Homeland Security”: Volume 2 – Sword and Sovereignty: The Constitutional Principles of “the Militia of the Several States; and, By Tyranny Out of Necessity: The Bastardy of Martial Law; Dr. Vieira also has 150+ Articles at http://newswithviews.com/Vieira/edwinA.htm, or http://edwinvieira.com, and his 8-hour, 4-part DVD Series, The Purse and the Sword: Imminent Dangers of U.S. Economic and Homeland Security Policies.

He is also the co-author (under a nom de plume) of the political novel CRA$HMAKER: A Federal Affaire (2000), a not-so-fictional story of an engineered crash of the Federal Reserve System, and the political upheaval it causes. http://www.uscivilflags.org/crashmaker.html

See all of Dr. Vieira’s books (with links to purchase) below,  including: How To Dethrone the Imperial Judiciary   Dr. Vieira may be reached at: 
P.O. Box 3634, 
Manassas, Virginia 20108.

From an article by Dr. Vieira at News With Views

In Article I, Section 8, Clause 16, the Constitution delegates to Congress the power—and, as well, imposes upon it the duty—“[t]o provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia”, so that the Militia will be capable of responding to any exercise of Congress’s power and duty under Article I, Section 8, Clause 15 “[t]o provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”. The Militia to which these provisions refer are “the Militia of the several States”—that is, the multiple institutions of the States, taken separately, as opposed to a single institution of the United States, taken collectively—which the Constitution identifies as such in Article II, Section 2, Clause 1. Plainly enough, such “affirmative words in the Constitution * * * must be construed negatively as to all other cases”. Ex parte Vallandigham, 68 U.S. (1 Wallace) 243, 252 (1864) (emphasis in the original) (footnote omitted). Accord, Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137, 174 (1803); and Cohens v. Virginia, 19 U.S. (6 Wheaton) 264, 394-395 (1821). So, Congress lacks any color of authority to disorganize, disarm, and leave undisciplined the Militia for those three purposes, or to treat the Militia as other than separate institutions of each the fifty States, which for those purposes and those purposes alone “may be employed in the Service of the United States”, pursuant to Article I, Section 8, Clause 16 and Article II, Section 2, Clause 1. And, the Constitution having delegated to Congress no other powers with respect to the Militia, Congress lacks any color of authority to legislate as to them in any other way for any other purpose.

Nonetheless, instead of doing what the Constitution requires (and of not doing what the Constitution prohibits), Congress has purported in 10 U.S.C. § 311 to consign to a chimerical institution which it calls “the unorganized militia” every American citizen or legally aspirant citizen from 17 to 44 years of age who is not a member of the National Guard. This institution is truly chimerical, because no constitutional Militia, by historical legal definition in America, can ever be a “militia” and “unorganized” at the very same time, any more than a circle can ever be a square. (In this same statute Congress calls the National Guard “the organized militia”; but anyone who reads other statutes relevant to the formation and characteristics of the National Guard will conclude that the National Guard actually consists, not of any sort of “militia”, but instead of the “Troops, or Ships of War” which the States may “keep” “in time Peace” “with[ ] the Consent of Congress”, pursuant to Article I, Section 10, Clause 3 of the Constitution.) Even beyond all that, Congress has purported to enact extensive “gun controls” the obvious intent of which is the incremental but inexorable disarmament of all Americans, including those whom it claims to have assigned to “the unorganized militia”—thus, in effect, decreeing that “the unorganized militia” is to be now largely, and eventually entirely, disarmed as well as disorganized. This, too, is fantastical, because no constitutional Militia, by historical legal definition in America, can ever be “disarmed”, any more than a triangle can ever be a rectangle.

Because the Militia are “the Militia of the several States”—that is, permanent governmental establishments of, in, and for each of the individual States—the Constitution requires that each State organize, arm, and discipline her own Militia for all purposes other than the three it assigns to Congress (and for those three as well, to the extent that Congress fails in its constitutional responsibilities in that particular). Yet, following the faulty Congressional pattern, the States have dumped into “the unorganized militia” those of their citizens who are not members of the National Guard and its related State “defense forces”. And all too many of the States, such as “the people’s republics” of New York and Connecticut, are aggressively disarming their citizens, including those within “the unorganized militia”.


Updating October 12 2020_Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., new website:  https://constitutionalmilitia.org/

Dr. Edwin Vieira’s Archives:  http://edwinvieira.com/

Dr. Vieira’s Video Classic, “The Purse And The Sword”,  AT AMAZON

Dr. Vieira’s Essay on “The Bastardy of Martial Law


Nelson Hultberg’s Review of Dr. Vieira’s The Sword And Sovereignty

Additional Videos Featuring Dr. Vieira — https://thementalmilitia.net/2016/01/16/edwin-vieira-videos/


Whatever else one does, TMM highly recommends that the very next thing one does is…

Buy This Book and Read It Twice!

THREE RIGHTS by Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.; copyright 2013 by Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.; printed by BookMasters, Inc., Ashland, Ohio; ISBN: (10) 0-9671759-6-8; ISBN: (13) 978-0-9671759-6-6

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Constitutional “Homeland Security”:

Volume 1: The Nation In Arms

Edwin Const Homeland Security

Copyright 2007 by Edwin Vieira, Jr.; Bookmasters, Inc., 30 Amberwood Parkway, Ashland, Ohio 44805; International Standard Book Number (10): 0-9671759-2-5; International Standard Book Number (13): 978-0-9671759-2-8.

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The Sword and Sovereignty: The Constitutional Principles of “the Militia of the Several States”

(Constitutional Homeland Security, Volume 2)

Edwin Sword and Sovereignty

Multimedia CD – 2012; by Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.; copyright 2012 by Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr. (This is a pdf on a disc; it has not been printed as a book yet because of length.) Purchase at Amazon <

By Tyranny Out Of Necessity: The Bastardy Of ‘Martial Law’ (Constitutional Homeland Security, Volume 3)

Edwin By Tyranny

Copyright 2014 by Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.; printed in the United States of America by BookMasters, Inc., 30 Amberwood Parkway, Ashland, Ohio 44805; ISBN (10): 0-9671759-7-6; ISBN (13): 978-0-9671759-7-3

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Thirteen Words

Edwin Thirteen Words

Copyright 2013 by Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.; printed in USA by BookMasters, Inc., Ashland, Ohio; ISBN (10): 0-9671759-5-X; ISBN (13): 978-0-9671759-5-9.

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How To Dethrone The Imperial Judiciary

Edwin Dethrone Imperial

Copyright 2004-2005 Vision Forum Ministries; Content Copyright 2004-2005 The Conservative Caucus Research, Analysis, and Education Foundation and Dr. Edwin Vieira; Vision Forum Ministries, 4719 Blanco Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78212, www.visionforum.org
ISBN: 10 0-9755264-1-3; ISBN: 13 078-0-9755264-1-5.

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Pieces Of Eight: The Monetary Powers And Disabilities Of The United States Constitution, Volumes One and Two

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Copyright 2002 by Edwin Vieira, Jr.; GoldMoney Foundation Special Edition 2011; printed in USA by RR Donnelley & Sons, Inc., Chicago, Illinois; ISBN: 0-9671759-1-7; LCCCN: 2001126515. (Vol. 1 and 2 combined total 1,722 pages in hard-cover.)

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Power of the Purse, Power of the Sword  In Ten Parts


Part Two


Part Three


Part Four


Part Five


Part Six


Part Seven


Part Eight


Part Nine


Part Ten


More Videos Featuring Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.

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  1. Additional videos to link from Landing Page –

    On the CongressmanRonPaul YouTube page, this quoted passage:
    Uploaded on Nov 18, 2011

    Rep. Ron Paul sponsored this Congressional lecture on “What is Constitutional Money?”, part two of a three part series on the basic principles of money for Congressional staff. As a continuing educational tool this lecture was filmed and is provided to the public. The lecture was delivered by Edwin Vieira, Jr., J.D., Ph.D, the author of the definitive work on Constitutional money, Pieces of Eight: The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United States Constitution. Dr. Vieira’s lecture explores the development of the American monetary system from colonial times through the creation of the Federal Reserve System, explaining the constitutional underpinnings of our money and the erosion of that legal framework over 200+ years of monetary history. He also explains his plan to return to sound money, outlining the grim ramifications of continuing on a fiat money standard.

    Pt. 1: “What is Money” — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vowbrq

    Pt. 3: “What About Money Causes Economic Crises?” — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npJ0CU

    “What is Constitutional Money?” with Edwin Vieira — Ron Paul Money Lecture Series, Pt 2/3


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