The James Madison Institute Campus Representatives

Campus Reps are dedicated to advancing the mission of JMI.

JMI's Campus Representatives are on college campuses around the state of Florida and work to organize lectures, discussions, and events, and build relationships with students and professors.

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Timeline photos 12/15/2021

As we continue our Bill of Rights Day celebration, here's what FAU campus rep Brandon Dellinger has to say about his favorite amendment:

"The second amendment continues to hold the top spot as my favorite amendment because it grants both a great power, and a great responsibility to all Americans. 'The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.' I take pride in responsibly exercising my second amendment right everyday knowing my other constitutional rights are protected. My goal is to make as many people as possible comfortable with fi****ms through education and experience. An armed society is a polite society, and to get to that point once again people need to become accustomed to fi****ms in their everyday life. I love to look to our founding fathers to find quotes that describe their reasoning for including the Second Amendment:
• 'A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined...' - George Washington.
• 'They that give up essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither Liberty nor safety.' - Benjamin Franklin.
• 'The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.' - Samuel Adams. "

Timeline photos 12/15/2021

Happy Bill of Rights Day! Today we featured some of our campus representatives with their favorite amendment in the Bill of Rights.

Here's what JMI campus representative Vincent Cortellessa from the University of Miami had to say:

"The Bill of Rights are the source of our most fundamental liberties that we hold dear as Americans. As a law student, I would be remiss to not highlight the 4th Amendment and why it is so essential to preserving our rights. As the founders wisely understood, unreasonable searches and seizures are the foundation of a tyrannical government as constables consistently broke into colonists homes and seized their belongings with a general warrant that existed until the death of the King. John Adams considered these writs of assistance, as provoking “the seeds of the American Revolution” and helped to later inspire the 4th Amendment. Therefore, unreasonable searches and seizures were prohibited and a search warrant would only be issued upon probable cause by a neutral and detached magistrate. While all of the Bill of Rights are critical, for the reasons addressed above, the 4th Amendment is the cornerstone of our country."

Timeline photos 12/15/2021

Happy Bill of Rights Day! Today we featured some of our campus representatives with their favorite amendment in the Bill of Rights.

Here's what JMI campus representative Corey Adamyk from Florida State University had to say:

"The Tenth Amendment will always be the most important Amendment to me. Although it is difficult to choose one amongst them all, the Tenth was foundational to establishing the system of federalism that defined the American experiment. It has been essential in ensuring the vision of America and each state as a "laboratory of Democracy" is continued and protected from expansive federal overreach. Different policies and laws in different states allow for the best ideas to win out and help every citizen."

How Well Do You Know the Bill of Rights? 12/15/2021

Happy Bill of Rights Day! Former FSU Campus Rep, Luke Strickland, asks his peers on campus just how much they know about the Bill of Rights.

Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulq_MYweYlk

How Well Do You Know the Bill of Rights? Luke Strickland, Campus Representative for The James Madison Institute at Florida State University, asks his fellow classmates how much they know about the B...

Timeline photos 12/15/2021

Happy Bill of Rights Day! Today we featured some of our campus representatives with their favorite amendment in the Bill of Rights.
Here's what JMI campus representative Thomas Gilmore from Ave Maria University had to say:

“While they are all essential to the fabric of our nation, my favorite amendment of the Bill of Right is the 1st. I believe that our freedom of speech and freedom to exercise religion are the cornerstones upon which our most vital civil and cultural institutions have been built. America would not be the nation it is today without our ability to come together and share our beliefs and principles with one another freely and openly."

Timeline photos 12/16/2020

Happy Bill of Rights Day! Today we featured some of our campus representatives and interns with their favorite amendment in the Bill of Rights.

Here's what JMI campus representative Brayden Lacefield had to say: "Although they’re all important, my favorite amendment from the Bill of Rights is the Tenth Amendment. More rights left to the States means more power and closer governance to the People, and states can serve as microcosms for future federal policy." Brayden Lacefield, Florida Southern College

Timeline photos 12/15/2020

Happy Bill of Rights Day! Throughout the day, we will be featuring our campus representatives and interns with their favorite amendment in the Bill of Rights.

Here's what JMI campus representative Andrew Jamison had to say: "My favorite section of the Bill of Rights would be the First Amendment. To me, our country’s freedom of speech, press, assembly, religion, and protest is one of the most important factors that makes our country so great. Without those freedoms, America wouldn’t be the country it is, nor would it be a safe haven for people of all creeds and backgrounds who can always fight for what is right." Andrew Jamison, University of Florida

Timeline photos 12/15/2020

Happy Bill of Rights Day! Throughout the day, we will be featuring our campus representatives and interns with their favorite amendment in the Bill of Rights.

Here is what campus rep Daniel Elliot had to say: "Although they’re all important, my favorite amendment from the Bill of Rights is the Tenth Amendment. More rights left to the States means more power and closer governance to the People, and states can serve as microcosms for future federal policy." Daniel Elliot, Rollins College

Timeline photos 12/15/2020

Happy Bill of Rights Day! Throughout the day we will be featuring our campus representatives and interns with their favorite amendment in the Bill of Rights.

Here's what JMI campus representative Ian Keller had to say: "We were an armed citizenry willing to fight for our beliefs. Without weapons, we would have had no recourse but to be subjected to England's rule." Imagine how different the world would be if we stayed under England's control, and the United States was never free. I truly believe without the 2nd amendment; the world wouldn't be as accessible and prosperous as it is today. That is exactly why the 2nd amendment is my favorite."

- Ian Keller, Jacksonville University

Timeline photos 12/15/2020

Check out JMI Campus Rep, Corey Adamyk, on his favorite Amendment in The Bill of Rights! "My favorite Amendment in the Bill of Rights is the Tenth Amendment. Even though it is the last amendment, it is just as important as all the others. Not only does it establish limitations on the power of the federal government, it established the system of federalism that has helped the United States become the most prosperous nation in history."

Timeline photos 12/15/2020

Happy Bill of Rights Day! Throughout the day, we will be featuring our campus representatives and interns with their favorite amendment in the Bill of Rights.

Here's what JMI intern David Geller had to say: "My favorite right is freedom of speech. It’s the one everybody knows and for good reason. It has the most implications for everyday life: what we can say about ourselves, about others, about our elected officials, and many more. Without this right, we’ve lost our ability to defend all other rights."
- David Geller, Florida State University

Timeline photos 12/15/2020

Happy Bill of Rights Day! Throughout the day, we will be featuring our campus representatives and interns with their favorite amendment in the Bill of Rights.

Here's what JMI campus representative Brandon Dellinger had to say: "The second amendment has always been my favorite amendment because it protects our first amendment rights. 'The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.' I take pride in responsibly exercising my second amendment right knowing that all my first amendment rights are protected and guaranteed. I love to look to our founding fathers to find quotes that describe their reasoning:
'A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined...'
- George Washington.

'They that give up essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither Liberty nor safety.' - Benjamin Franklin.

'I ask who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people...'- George Mason. "
Brandon Dellinger, Florida Atlantic University

Timeline photos 12/15/2020

Happy Bill of Rights Day! Throughout the day, we will be featuring our campus representatives and interns with their favorite amendment in the Bill of Rights.

Here's what JMI campus representative Max Bodach had to say: "The First Amendment is my favorite amendment in the Bill of Rights because the freedoms protected therein help keep America a free, safe, and diverse country that honors free thought, freedom of religion, and a limited government." - Max Bodach, Ave Maria University

Timeline photos 12/15/2020

Happy Bill of Rights Day! Today we will be featuring some of our campus representatives and interns along with their favorite amendment in the Bill of Rights!

Timeline photos 11/10/2020

Happening now! JMI's Campus Rep Zoom Webinar featuring Jeffery Deskovic, founder of talking about criminal justice and sentencing reform! Thanks to all who have joined us!

Timeline photos 11/03/2020

Before you head to the polls this election, be sure you know what a "yes" and a "no" would mean for each amendment on the 2020 Florida Ballot. To read JMI's full 2020 Amendment Guide, click the link below.



https://www.jamesmadison.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020_Amendment_Guide_SP_v01_web.pdf

11/02/2020

“To layer this Ballot Amendment 2 on top of COVID will devastate an industry that is so important to the state of Florida.” To hear more from Lisa Lombardo of HDG Hotels on why Ballot Amendment 2 would hurt Florida's economy, watch the clip below!

Timeline photos 11/02/2020

What would a "yes" vote for Amendment 2 on the 2020 Florida ballot mean for the Sunshine State? To learn more and to read JMI's full 2020 Amendment Guide, click the link below!



https://www.jamesmadison.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020_Amendment_Guide_SP_v01_web.pdf

Timeline photos 11/02/2020

With the election just one day away, be sure to check out JMI's 2020 Amendment Guide to understand what your "yes" or "no" vote for each amendment would mean for Florida. Click the link below to read the full PDF.

https://www.jamesmadison.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020_Amendment_Guide_v04_web.pdf

Timeline photos 10/30/2020

The 2020 Florida election is just a few days away! To learn how your votes for each amendment on the ballot would impact our state, click the link below for JMI's Amendment Guide.


http://bit.ly/2020AmendmentGuide

Timeline photos 10/30/2020

Amendment 2 on the Florida ballot, raising the minimum wage, sounds practical in theory, but how would this truly affect Floridians? To understand this and more, check out JMI's 2020 Amendment Guide by clicking the link below.

https://www.jamesmadison.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020_Amendment_Guide_v04_web.pdf

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