Personal Note: J. Allen English, President and Founder of The Constitutional Council For The 21ST Century, was my father-in-law. He was one of the few men I have known who is worthy of emulation. As his successor I pray that I might fulfill the sacred trust that I received from him as I lead this educational effort to save our divinely established Constitutional Republic through the America For Me ! website.
We intend to remain faithful to the efforts of our predecessors as is outline in the following:
A Brief Historical Account of
The Constitutional Council for the 21st Century
By William J. Dell
The Constitutional Council For the 21st Century had its beginnings in a non-profit corporation known as The United American’s Twenty First Century Club, which was incorporated in the State of Utah on the 4th day of March A.D. 1971. The following four individuals were named on the Articles of Incorporation as the incorporators: J. Allen English, Larry Wilcox, Robert Bowden, and Cloyd Wangsgard.
The purposes for which this club was organized are reported in the following statement:
THE UNITED AMERICAN’S TWENTY FIRST CENTURY CLUB
THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY CLUB is a SERVICE ORGANIZATION to be national in scope, composed of ambitious, loyal Americans who are deeply concerned for the future of themselves, their children and their country.
As we look to the dawn of the twenty first century, we see amazing challenges and great dangers staring us in the face. We are structured in local action groups through a definite plan of action to co-ordinate the power of many to convert these common problems into great opportunities.
Our movement has nothing to do with political parties, churches or creeds, but it is spiritual in nature and purpose. It relies on God’s leadership for guidance by eternal truths, principles and power in our lives.
The CLUB was founded by patriots, and it functions, among other reasons, to accomplish any one or more of the following general purposes:
1. To help its members help both themselves and others, individually and collectively, in every possible way through education and the mutual exchange of service. Object: Survival in our times!
2. To organize a widely based and diversified community of minds and interests in order better to harness and share all the benefits of science, finance and technology that can be used without endangering our personal agency and freedom.
3. To preserve our natural and unalienable rights to life, liberty and happiness, the enjoyment of which cannot be secured or maintained without the possession by the individual of the final right to the personal ownership and control of property.
4. To secure and protect our divinely established CONSTITUTION and LAWS OF LIBERTY, and thus preserve our beloved Republic.
5. To develop a sound, efficient and universally acceptable medium of exchange having a constant value in relationship to goods, service and time.
6. To create, improve and preserve an open market for the voluntary exchange of goods and service in a climate of freedom without resort either to group or government force, or a godless oligarchy.
7. To teach and respect the worth of each human soul equally, and thus, to motivate only by the power of love through kind leadership and the application of true and eternal principles.
The benefits of membership in The Twenty First Century Club cannot be bought or obtained through the payment of money. They are the results of application of true and sound principles of thought and conduct in the lives of the members personally and of their cooperation with the other members and with the organization as a whole to accomplish the purposes for which our movement was founded.
Our whole program is rooted in the concept that a group of people soundly structured and working together effectively in an organized way to accomplish a definite objective can be infinitely more powerful than could be the same persons working separately alone and unaided.
On April 19, 1972, a new non-profit corporation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Utah under the name of THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY COUNCIL, File #56679. The following four individuals were named on the Articles of Incorporation as the incorporators: J. Allen English, Larry Wilcox, Robert Borden, and Horace B. Thompson.
At this filing, a letter from the United American’s Twenty First Century Club was appended to the Articles. This letter was signed by J. Allen English, President. The text was brief and follows:
Concerning the filing of articles of incorporation for a new non-profit organization by the name of
THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY COUNCIL
there is no reason why there should be any conflict of interests between these two organizations and none will exist. This corporation has no objection whatever to this new group using the name having therein the words, “Twenty First Century.”
The birth of this corporation subsequently brought about the demise of the United American’s Twenty First Century Club. This demise was intended by the incorporators. The Twenty First Century Council initiated a direct mail publication known as The Constitutional Broadside. This paper was published monthly initially, but through the years became aperiodic missing a monthly deadline from time to time.
The reason for this new filing was an effort on the part of the incorporators to obtain a 501(c)3 exemption from the Internal Revenue Service. The effort over obtaining this status ensued for over six years and necessitated the forming of yet another corporation to bring the Articles of Incorporation into line with what the IRS wanted.
THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY COUNCIL was involuntarily dissolved on 29 December 1979 for failure to file an annual report.
On the 26th day of May A. D. 1978, THE CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, File #77390, was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the State of Utah. The following three individuals were named on the Articles of Incorporation as the original incorporators: Ward A. Reed, Bryant Olsen, and G. Robert Murdock. None of these individuals currently hold any position in the corporation.
With the formation of this last non-profit corporation and a filing of an amendment to the Articles of Incorporation, May 1979, an IRS 501(c)3 exemption was finally granted on June 28, 1979 as defined under the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. With this the Federal Government recognized the COUNCIL as a religious educational organization. The COUNCIL; however, is not a church in any sense of the word and is not subject to the leaders of any church. Its Governing Members alone select its leaders and control its policies.
The religious purpose of The COUNCIL is to assist Americans to preserve their God given personal liberty and freedom under the Constitution. It is our view that this is a spiritual duty.
The educational purpose of The COUNCIL is to assist its members – and all citizens generally – to understand and obey the laws of liberty as they are expressed in Holy Scripture and in the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed by the Constitution of The United States. The Constitutional Broadside then became the official publication of this new corporation as indicated by the masthead.
Together these define the prime purpose of the Constitutional Council which is to preserve a base of liberty in The United States. It is only from such a political foundation that the Good News of the Kingdom of God can be taken to the world.
God’s message for the earth is the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its fulness. A fundamental concept of that gospel is that all people everywhere have an inherent and unalienable right to be free to mind their own business.
God has appointed Special Witnesses to preserve, preside over, and to administer the affairs of his Church, the Kingdom of God on the earth. These unique people seem to concentrate their attention mainly in the areas of the spiritual affairs of the Kingdom. They tend to avoid involvement in the business and duties of civil government. Their primary concern and assignment is to teach repentance and to help individuals to live the kind of life which our Heavenly Father lives.
Nothing in the conduct of these spiritual administrators implies that God has no interest in the daily affairs of our government. On the contrary, the whole history of mankind reveals that Divine Intelligence is not only aware that civil governments are necessary, but that God rules in his own way in the affairs of earthly governments. A prime example of his involvement was the establishment by divine intervention and power in the formation of our government. He supervised the establishment of our inspired Constitution of the United States.
True, Satan is loose in the world. He freely instructs his minions to seize political power. His servants attempt to rule with blood and horror on the earth. The millions of people who have been murdered by evil government agents in the 20th century proves the great danger besetting us all today.
If we are free to mind our own business as children of the Kingdom, we must have spiritual and religious people involved in the campaign to preserve constitutional government in our nation. Our objective is to bring such people together in a religious effort to preserve our personal liberty.
Since The COUNCIL’s inception, it has held the view stated many years ago by the Prophet Hosea in the Bible: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6) to combat this lack of knowledge, The COUNCIL published The Constitutional Broadside to educate its readers on constitutional issues and the unalienable rights of man to life, liberty, and property.
Simply stated the purpose of The Constitutional Broadside was to provide an effective interchange of information to educate its readers as the Founding Fathers did during their struggle for independence from Great Britain. They used Committees of Correspondence to exchange ideas and coordinate their efforts. The COUNCIL did likewise through The Constitutional Broadside by printing and exchanging ideas.
It is hoped that the reprint and their posting on the America For Me ! website will help preserve our liberties by providing our readers with information on organizations and resources that support their interests and views. In doing this it is hoped that all of us may preserve our divinely endowed freedoms for our families and our nation. It must always be remembered that our Christian and patriotic heritage is a gift from God and that He raised up the Founding Fathers to establish the Constitution and the freedom of the land. Therefore it is our sacred duty to be actively engaged in upholding and preserving our liberties and the God given Christian principles upon which our families and nation were established.