Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., holds four degrees from Harvard: A.B. (Harvard College), A.M. and Ph.D. (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. He has written numerous monographs and articles in scholarly journals, and lectured throughout the country.
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 country. His two volume work on money and banking is 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.
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. See the books referenced below.
Books and Lectures
• CRA$HMAKER: A Federal Affaire (2000)
A not-so-fictional story of an engineered crash of the Federal Reserve System, and the political upheaval it causes. CRA$HMAKER is more than an exciting story about an engineered crash of the Federal Reserve System and the markets that could actually happen. It also offers a stimulating education in the philosophy and practice of limited, constitutional government, and in the free-market economics of money and banking.
You may love what you read in CRA$HMAKER—or hate it—but when you are finished you will understand contemporary American government, and the forces behind it, as never before. And you will know why America is no longer “the land of the free”, who is responsible, and what needs to be done before Americans forfeit forever the “Blessings of Liberty” that the Founding Fathers bequeathed to them in the Constitution of 1787. Dr. Vieira is the co-author (under the nom de plume Alvaro Almeida) with Victor Sperandeo.
• Pieces of Eight: The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United States Constitution (Chicago, Illinois: R R Donnelley & Sons, Inc., GoldMoney Foundation Special Edition  of the Second Revised Edition of 2002). Two Volumes.
The most comprehensive study in existence of the monetary powers and disabilities of the United States Constitution. The most comprehensive study in existence of American monetary law and history viewed from a constitutional perspective. This seminal work is a two volume, 1,700+ page, meticulously footnoted treatment of the monetary powers and disabilities of the United States Constitution.
• “How To Dethrone the Imperial Judiciary” (San Antonio, Texas: Vision Forum Ministries, 2004)
In this brilliant, accessible, and documented work, Dr. Edwin Vieira offers us the best researched and clearest over view to date of the power of the people to control a runaway judiciary.
• Constitutional “Homeland Security“, Volume One, The Nation in Arms: A Call for Americans to Revitalize “the Militia of the several States” (Ashland, Ohio: Bookmasters, Inc., 2007)
“Homeland security” is the most serious issue challenging Americans today. How they deal with this problem will determine whether the United States will preserve individual liberty and economic prosperity, or degenerate into a centralized bureaucratic police state. This book explains why “the Militia of the several States” are the only establishments the Constitution explicitly empowers to provide the crucial elements of homeland security. And it describes the practical steps Americans should take to revitalize the constitutional Militia in each of the States.
• “The Purse and the Sword: Imminent Dangers of U.S. Economic and Homeland Security Policies” (Metamora, Michigan: DVD produced by the Heritage Research Institute, 2010).
An 8 hour, four DVD disk set lecture series. Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr. uses his “Visual Constitution” to address two of the most pressing issues in our nation: The Purse: America’s Economic Crisis…what can and should the government do? Few Americans understand our economic system and its complexities. Hear Dr. Vieira explain, in easy to understand language, the lawful Constitutional powers the government possesses for dealing with money and the economy. Hear the common sense application of those powers, the abuses and unlawful expansions of those powers, as well as the only logical way through which we can return sanity to our economic policies. The Sword: Homeland Security…how the Militia provides our only true security. Today an unending series of “crisis” are being used to rationalize the continual loss of liberty and expansion of government in size and scope. After years of research, Dr. Vieira presents the lawful and Constitutional remedies for threats to our “Homeland Security”. Hear how “the Militia of the several States” are the ultimate security against all threats – both foreign and domestic. Learn what you can do to help with Homeland Security in your community and State!
• Constitutional “Homeland Security“, Volume Two, The Sword and Sovereignty: Constitutional Principles of “the Militia of the several States”, Constitutional “Homeland Security,” Volume II (Front Royal, Virginia: CD-ROM Edition 2012)
The Sword and Sovereignty: The Constitutional Principles of “the Militia of the several States” is a comprehensive CD-ROM study-2,304 pages in length, with 6,544 footnotes and endnotes-of the constitutional and statutory history of Americas Militia, which gives special emphasis to the unique and indispensable rôle of the Militia as the institutions through which WE THE PEOPLE themselves ultimately provide, or withhold, the consent of the governed upon which this country’s form of government depends for its legitimacy. The Sword and Sovereignty derives the basic legal and practical principles of the Militia from a detailed study of the pre-constitutional Militia statutes of Rhode Island and Virginia selected, for reasons the book makes clear, as exemplars of what happened throughout America in that era. It explains how these principles are embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and how they should be applied in the operation of Americas true federal system of government-indeed, why it is Congress’s and every States duty to see to the organization of, and every Americans personal duty to participate in, the Militia, more imperatively now than ever before. It exposes the dangerous fallacy in the contemporary individual-rights misinterpretation of the Second Amendment, and explains how the Supreme Courts Heller decision reduced Americans right * * * to keep and bear Arms to a level far below what their forebears enjoyed when the Constitution and Bill of Rights were ratified. And it examines ways in which revitalized Militia of the several States could, should, and if they were properly revitalized would deal with many of the most pressing contemporary problems this country faces-such as the correction of rogue public officials the supervision of the the military-industrial complex the conduct of honest elections the provision of an alternative currency, etc.
• Thirteen Words (Ashland, Ohio: Bookmasters, Inc., 2013)
A masterful study of the first thirteen words of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and their significance.
• Three Rights (Ashland, Ohio: Bookmasters, Inc., 2013)
Dr. Vieira elucidates the three indispensable rights of popular sovereignty, popular self-government and popular resistance to usurpation and tyranny that lie at the heart of the Declaration of Independence, the original Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights.
• Constitutional “Homeland Security”, Volume Three, By Tyranny Out of Necessity: The Bastardy of “Martial Law” (Ashland, Ohio: Bookmasters, Inc., 2014)
In this latest work, Dr. Vieira explores a critical situation confronting average Americans today—“martial law”. The misbegotten “war on terrorism” (which is constitutionally impossible to be declared in the first place) has become the excuse for rogue government officials to arrogate to themselves new and unheard of powers WE THE PEOPLE withheld from them in the Constitution. Under camouflage and color of law, American’s own representatives are erecting a para-military police state across the United States in the name of “homeland security”.
In signature style, Dr. Vieira explores the history of “martial law” in America’s founding era, and chronicles how time and again, patriots denounced “standing armies” and “martial law”. That aversion to “martial law” was memorialized then and remains embodied in America’s founding documents. A more contemporary historical analysis of “martial law” in America is examined during the Civil War period and under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration. Also examined are some surprising and unsettling opinions by the Supreme Court with respect to the constitutionality of “martial law”.