"We" are the people of this great country who know it's worth fighting for. We are the liberty fighters who don't just hear an idea and jump in without doing our due diligence. We are the movement that knows who the enemy is and who refuses to let them destroy our Constitutional Republic. We will battle tyrants even when they pretend to be one of us. We are strong on principle yet loyal to no party, nor politician. We recognize that the Rule of Law has been lost but We continue fighting to get back to it because we value the Constitutional Republic we have been given. We understand our duty of allegiance and protection to the Constitution and to our fellow citizens. We accept the blame for the mess the Republic is in because we know the gift we were given when Benjamin Franklin gave us, "a Republic, if you can keep it."
This website and coalition was launched by two liberty fighters that volunteer their time, everyday, to save the Republic.
Judy Spady is a Co-founder of Defend Not Amend and launched this website, herself. Judy is a Liberty activist who is on the Board of Directors of Constitution First. Judy, also, attended the 2012 Republican National Convention for Ron Paul. She is the Colorado Director for the Patriot Coalition and served on the Board of Directors and created the website for Guardians for Liberty. Judy organized the launch of "Citizens Homeland Security Association-Colorado" as part of the overall strategy of Revitalizing the 2nd Amendment.
Judy has been doing Constitutional studies for about 5 years and is always learning about the founding era. She is amazed by the dedication and passion of these great leaders in our history and she enjoys reading and talking about the founding documents and their importance, today.
Judy is a genealogy buff and has connections in her family back to the Civil War, the American Revolution and the Mayflower.
In 2009, Judy first woke up to the problems our nation faces and she volunteered with Tea Party Patriots (TPP) and became the Colorado Coordinator after attending their first convention, in Phoenix. Judy resigned in 2011 when she realized that the national organization was operating as another arm of the establishment GOP and that it is not the grassroots organization they claim to be. When Jenny Beth Martin flew to Durango, Colorado to meet up with Judy to try and calm her voice about Ron Paul, she knew it was co-opted.
Judy was part of the "Grassroots Caucus" in Colorado (2011) and visited the capitol to work with other liberty people after being invited by the Republican party. The caucus only met with the party twice before disbanding because they knew that effort was co-opted, as well. She learned how to lobby as a citizen while at the capitol.
Judy ran for a school board position in 2013 but lost to a socialist who embraces Common Core. Judy holds a Masters Degree in Psychology and home schools her two sons in SW Colorado. She, also, teaches Liberty Kids' classes on the founding documents to kids as an after school class.
Richard D. Fry, Esquire, is the other Co-founders of Defend Not Amend and serves as the General Counsel for the organization. Richard is a 25-year attorney, a Constitutional attorney, and has served as a civil litigation attorney for 15 years.
Richard lives in Olathe, Kansas, and is active in his church, community, state, and country. Richard has served as a Legislative intern, a financial analyst for a Fortune 100 company and as a member of C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team), which is part of the National Emergency Preparedness Program. Richard also was elected as Kansas delegate to the Continental Congress in 2009, served as chairman of both the Constitutional Governance and Administrative Processes Committees, and co-authored, the “Articles of Freedom.”
Richard is the founder of November Patriots. His efforts were instrumental in the introduction and adoption of the Kansas 10th Amendment Resolution 2009-2010. As co-founder of the Stop Obama Care in Kansas Initiative, Richard’s work resulted in Governor Brownback returning the Early Innovative Grant (EIG) monies ($31.5 million) in August, 2011. Richard has testified before multiple state legislative committees, conducted briefings for state legislators and Members of Congress, spoken at press conferences and in briefings on Capitol Hill, consulted and advised Members of Congress, their staff, state legislators, and presidential candidates.
In February, 2011, Richard spoke at a Congressional briefing on Restoring Constitutional Governance sponsored by the Patriot Coalition and the offices of Congressmen Michelle Bachman of Michigan and Steve King of Iowa. Richard currently serves as general counsel for the FIRE Coalition, the nation’s largest immigration law enforcement group; as general counsel for the Patriot Coalition; on the Legal Team for The Intolerable Acts Action Center a national project of the Patriot Coalition and Oath Keepers against the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act), and has co-authored a series of NDAA resolutions that have been introduced in multiple state legislatures, county commissions, and by county sheriffs. Richard is lead counsel for the Citizens’ Constitutional Caucus. Richard, also, serves as general counsel for Revitalizing the Second Amendment.