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Dr. Alan Keyes is a highly respected statesman who is held in high regard by many political figures. He has demonstrated a love for our country and a desire to see it return to its original intent with an emphasis on our Christian roots and a strong understanding of Liberty. President Ronald Reagan described Dr. Keyes by saying “I’ve never known a more stout-hearted defender of a strong America than Alan Keyes.”. This statement is a reflection of his work in the US State Department Foreign Service, as Ambassador to the UN Economic and Social Council, and as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs.
Dr. Keyes graduated from Harvard with a doctoral degree in government studies in 1979. A year before graduating he joined the US State Department as a foreign service officer. He went on to serve in various positions in the United Nations and became an Ambassador to the UN Economic and Social Council; holding posts in Mumbai, India, and Zimbabwe. His love for his country, desire to see its foundings preserved and values restored, led him to run for the Republican candidacy for president in 1996, 2000, and 2004.
Dr. Keyes knowledge and perspective are needed all the more today as we are constantly seeing an increase in the dismantling of our very foundation. There is a deliberate effort to erase the intent and origins of our country and change our very way of life. It is time we turn our attention to those, like Dr. Keyes, who can lead us back to where we are intended to be.
Dr. Keyes knowledge and perspective are needed all the more today as we are constantly seeing an increase in the dismantling of our very foundation. Alan Keyes is IAMtv!
Grammy Award Winner and 13 Time Dove Award Winner
As a Christian music artist, Michael English sold a tremendous amount of records, had an array of number one hits on the radio charts and won nearly every Dove Award known to man, including “Artist of the Year” and “Best Male Vocalist” during the course of his career.
But 16 years ago, Michael English fell from the pinnacle of the Christian music world. Public shame, divorce, broken relationships, drug addiction, an affair and homelessness took his career to a screeching halt. Soon enough, his addiction to painkillers led to the demise of all things Christian in his life.
In Michael’s autobiography, The Prodigal Comes Home: My Story of Failure and God’s Story of Redemption (Thomas Nelson, Inc), he gives readers an honest look at the painful path that led him away from God and his family, but more importantly, he shows how God, with grace and mercy, rescued Michael and redeemed his shattered life.
“When the lowest thing that could possibly happen happens; don’t give up, because you might be missing a blessing down the road,” says English. “When I started driving my own life, as though God were like some kind of global positioning system that I could choose to follow or ignore, I turned down dead ends and dark alleys, thinking they were going to lead me somewhere.”
In 2009, Michael’s life came full circle as he returned to the Gaither Vocal Band as their lead singer. After a successful five year run with the GVB, Michael felt called to return to a full time solo career at the end of 2013.
This move will give Michael more time to dedicate to his solo tour, sharing his testimony, recording and producing.
Michael’s personal journey is one that encourages people in their Christian walk and inspires many as they find their way home.
Mr. Frank Gaffney was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Arms Control Policy during the Reagan administration from 1983 to 1987. We was nominated by Ronald Reagan for the position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, of which he held for seven months. In this position, he had responsibilities vital to our security including policies dealing with the the USSR, nuclear and arms control and US-Europen defense ties. During this time, he also worked as Chairman on NATO’s senior politico-military committee and represented the Secretary of Defense in key US-Soviet negotiations. Mr. Gaffney is now the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy.
He is also determined to bring to light the violence that Christians around the world are facing. It is his mission to not only save lives of those persecuted but to also save souls by providing strong incentives for bad actors to embrace peace, repent of their violent misdeeds, ad look with kindness on their neighbors. It is also his hope that the testimonies of the faith, born in the midst of adversity and shared by those persecuted, will inspire and strengthen the faith of believers in the here in the West. Mr. Gaffney does this through his foundation Save the Persecuted Christians.
Publius Huldah (Joanna Martin), a former member JAG corps, holds both degrees in law and philosophy with a specialization in political philosophy and epistemology. She has extensive knowledge of the Constitution and the important role the Federalist Papers have in understanding the intent of its authors, our forefathers. She is passionate about returning our country to its constitutional intent and the vital importance of avoiding Congress calling an Article V convention.
Tom is a seasoned national conservative political activist, writer, publisher, organizer, and consultant. He is known primarily for his pro-life work and his defense of traditional marriage. He has also been a long-time fierce advocate for the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, private property rights, economic liberty, fundamental tax reform, secure borders, and the maintenance of American sovereignty and security through a Reaganite peace-through-strength foreign policy.
He was closely associated politically for many years with former Reagan administration official and U.N. Ambassador Dr. Alan Keyes.
Tom is the primary author of the Equal Protection for Posterity Resolution, which is revolutionizing how Americans look at what must be done to stop the abortion holocaust.
He is among the few American political leaders who is rated by American Right to Life as a Tier One Personhood Pro-Lifer.
In November of 2015, Tom Hoefling was listed by Newsmax as one of America’s “100 Most Influential Pro-Life Advocates.”
Dave Racer is an Air Force veteran, teacher, campaign manager, talk radio host and author of forty-nine books and curriculum. Mr Racer is an Oxford graduate who went on to develop a deep understanding of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. He developed a great interest in the US healthcare system that has become of great interest and area of study. He has written many books on the subject and is a board member of the Minnesota Physician-Patient Alliance, of the MN Independent Practice Association, as well as a member of the Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters where he sits on the Legislative Committee. His other political associations would be that of his time as the campaign manager for Dr. Alan Keyes, multiple GOP endorsed candidate for the Minnesota State legislature and serving one term as the Minnesota State Chair of the Reform Party. As a teacher, Mr Racer has developed a curriculum, Amerian Government For Real!, teaching high school students about our government. He has also written and conducted more than a dozen continuing education courses about the U.S. Health Care system for professional insurance brokers and consultants.
Stacey Campfield, a native of Vestal, New York, has served the people of Tennessee in both the State House and Senate. He is not afraid to address the tough issues we as a nation are facing. He is a strong advocate for the unborn child. In the Tennessee House 2007, he sponsored a bill giving birth certificates to those who were aborted in hopes to bring to light just how many were losing their lives to abortion. While serving in the Tennessee State Senate in 2012, he made a budget amendment having state funding removed from Planned Parenthood and those funds given to the health department instead.
Campfield has been apart of other proposed legislation to allow teachers the right to protect themselves and their students should the need arise. He has worked to allow homeschool students the right to try out and play with school teams. He also worked to put stipulations on government assistance, requiring parents to be active in their child’s education.
We are glad to have him on our team!