Constitution: Fact or Fiction Electronic Edition
by Dr. Eugene Schroder with Micki Nellis
ISBN 1-885534-10-8
Replaces the hardcopy edition which is sold out. How war and emergency powers,
meant to be used only in time of enemy attack or rebellion, have been used
to set aside the Constitution for the last 65 years.
Electronic edition is completely searchable by word or phrase, and printable.
Uses the free Adobe Acrobat Reader from http://www.adobe.com.

About the Authors

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Brief Biography - Dr. Eugene Schroder

Gene Schroder grew up farming and ranching in Campo, Colorado, graduating from Colorado State University in 1971 with a doctorate in veterinary medicine.

He realized that family farmers were quickly being eliminated, due in part to the total control over agriculture exerted by the federal government. He questioned why he and other farmers had to ask government agencies what they could plant, how much they could plant, and what they would be paid for their products. Each year farmers went into debt a little deeper until finally many lost their farms.

Gene and others founded the American Agriculture Movement in 1977 in an effort to save the family farm. After several years of struggle, farmers were broke, tired, and discouraged. The movement finally waned, but Gene Schroder continued to question and investigate.

Five years ago he and other researchers uncovered the use of emergency powers as a way to set aside the constitution. The Agricultural Adjustment Act, a curse to farmers for so many years, was a key piece of legislation in these emergency powers, for it took the power to coin and regulate money away from congress (as provided in the Constitution) and gave it to the president.

The results of this extensive research are contained in the book Constitution: Fact or Fiction.

Dr. Schroder still lives in Campo with his wife Laurie, near his parents' farm. Two daughters have made him the proud grandfather of three. It is for his children's and grandchildren's heritage in America that he continues to fight.

Brief Biography - Micki Nellis

Micki Nellis grew up on a farm in southeastern Oklahoma. Starved off the farm and driven by a desire for the children to attend college, her parents moved the family to Oklahoma City where her father supported them as a common laborer.

Micki started working for the Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times while still in high school. Even then she wrote award-winning features.

She received a B. S. with Distinction from the University of Oklahoma in 1965 with a triple major in microbiology, chemistry, and zoology. She worked in this profession for 10 years, including jobs in tuberculosis diagnosis, oilfield chemistry, medical research, medical manufacturing, and food processing.

When the family moved to the tiny town of Iredell, Texas, she again turned to writing. She started the first newspaper the town had had in 38 years, and began to cover the American Agriculture Movement activities in her area. This led to publishing the national American Agriculture News for six years. During this time she wrote Makin' It on the Farm: Alcohol Fuel is the Road to Independence, a how-to book on making fuel alcohol that sold over 35,000 copies.

When the American Agriculture Movement faded, she and her husband started a computer business.

When Gene Schroder looked for someone to turn his research into a book, she was a natural choice. Though their paths hadn't crossed for ten years, when he phoned and asked her to take on the project, it took her only 30 seconds to say yes. Eight months later, the hardcopy version of Constitution: Fact or Fiction rolled off the press.

Micki and husband Alden have two sons and two grandchildren.

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