Ellis Washington is a former staff editor of the Michigan Law Review and law clerk at the Rutherford Institute. He is a professor of Constitutional Law, Legal Ethics, and Contracts at the National Paralegal College, a counselor at the American College of Education, and a founding board member of Salt and Light Global. Washington is a co-host of "Joshua's Trial," a radio show of Christian conservative thought. A graduate of JohnMore ↓Less ↑
When I look at the political careers of a Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, the political hacks of Democratic Socialist Party, the Country Club Republican Party and the millions of liberals, socialists and Marxists who are thriving throughout Hollywood, academia, labor, sports, entertainment and society by bringing America to her knees while systematically deconstructing everything good this country has done for her citizens and for the whole world, then all I can say is …
Nice guys do finish last.
Exhibit A: Barack Hussein Obama (1961 - ) It’s amazing how far a person can get in America with a little help at key times in their life from powerful and influential people who lift you up as the Manchurian Candidate by directing your life to deconstruct and undermine everything that America’s Founding Fathers gave their lives and sacred honor to uphold: freedom of religion, rule of law, liberty, culture, society, American exceptionalism, constitutionalism, capitalism, Natural Law.
Exhibit B: Ellis Washington (1961 - ) I have been a conservative for 30 years. I wrote my first published essays for our school newspaper on culture and politics in 1982 during Christmas break my senior year in college at DePauw University, where I warned the university faculty and my fellow students of the dangers of liberalism, progressivism and socialism. For 30 years, I wrote books nobody bought or read extolling the virtues of a country I thought stood for God, liberty and truth.
Nice guys do finish last.
Letter to Phyllis Schlafly
In a recent correspondence to one of my intellectual mentors, the legendary anti-feminist foe, attorney Phyllis Schlafly, I wrote the following:
Dear Ms. Schlafly,
Outstanding interview last Saturday on Joshua’s Trial radio show … I will be sure to buy your latest book, “No Higher Power” and let my 15-year-old son read your excellent opus as well.
Thank you for your yeoman’s work in positively affecting the marketplace of ideas. If I can ever be of service to you in the future, please don’t hesitate to contact me my friend.
Ms. Schlafly, please pray for me. For at least 20 years or more I have been blacklisted by liberals and conservatives alike and I don’t know why. Perhaps because I am a doctrinaire conservative Christian intellectual and a legal scholar whose resume has transcended the slave chains of affirmative-action?
For several years I interviewed for law faculty positions at the annual Law Faculty Conference sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools in Washington, D.C., and naively believed that I would be given good faith interviews with these schools. Yet as soon as the interviewers deduced that I was a conservative and after several years of this Sisyphus experience and after participating in about two dozen interviews with various law schools, I was faced with the crushing reality that it was all for nothing!
I’ve been a published writer for 30 years and have three degrees including a law degree and post-graduate studies in law and history at Harvard; furthermore, I have published seven books, over two dozen law review articles and over 500 original essays, articles and dialectical works published in five languages on three continents.
Additionally, for over 25 years I’ve been the executive editor at the Michigan Music Research Center,where we’ve just published a four-volume, 3,000-page biographical dictionary titled “International Dictionary of Musicians of Color from Antiquity to the end of the Nineteenth Century” (1969-2012) by my history teacher, professor Arthur R. LaBrew (1930 – ), a matchless magnum opus I’ve worked with him on for 25 years and which he has worked on for over 50 years, yet to this day I can’t obtain a tenured faculty position at any college or law school or even get an interview as a fellow at one of the conservative think-tanks?!
By God’s grace I have done intellectual feats that no other liberal intellectual, legal scholar, judge, justice, academic lawyer or PhD I am aware of has achieved. For example, before I completed my first semester in law school (September – December 1991), I had already achieved the following:
Staff editor at the Michigan Law Review(more than two years before I attended law school; outperforming all top-tier second and third-year law students);
Clerked for The 60-Plus Elder Law Clinic(outperforming all top-tier second and third-year law students);
Clerk for The Rutherford Institute(outperforming all top-tier second and third-year law students);
Wrote the manuscripts to two law review articles in 1989 and 1990, which later became five book chapters of my first book, “The Devil is in the Details: Essays on Law, Race, Politics & Religion” (Vantage Press, 1999);
As executive editor, I edited about a dozen books, scholarly journal articles and monographs by historian extraordinaire, professor Arthur R. LaBrew, president of the Michigan Music Research Center.
Finally, I have letters in my files from members of the Supreme Court representing all three jurisprudence and ideological factions on the High Court – liberal-moderate-conservative – who have accepted several of my books and law review articles into their Chambers Library, including two law review articles of mine Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg accepted into her private Brown v. Board of Education archives.
Ellis Washington, J.D.
America, look at how far a shameless, Marxist demagogue like Obama got with just a little help from some key powerful allies. I was born six weeks after Obama and attended Harvard for a year with him and earned my chair on the law review two years before it was handed to him on a silver platter as the first affirmative-action president of the Harvard Law Review (a “legal scholar” with no published scholarly record). None of my seven books or 24+ law review articles had ghostwriters. Just think, America, how far I could have gotten with just 10 influential conservatives helping my career? Perhaps we wouldn’t be collectively witnessing America devolve into the abyss of a European-style socialist state before our very eyes?
Nice guys do finish last.
Postlude: Phyllis Schlafly
Ellis: You are blacklisted because you are a conservative. The law schools have been taken over by the liberals and feminists. I think it’s hopeless. I would like my son, Andy (Harvard Law School graduate), to have a law school faculty position, but I know he is blacklisted, too.