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This site is increasingly being used as a source in research papers and by debate clubs and the like, and in simple Internet disagreements.
As this site's popularity grows, I have often been asked who writes the site, whose opinions are expressed, and what my credentials or qualifications are. I'm happy to provide these here. I have also created a page that details how to cite this site.
Common Name: Steve Mount
Formal Name: Stephen J J Mount
Photo Credit: Copyright (c) 2009 Taz Sidi
Title: Webmaster and researcher for USConstitution.net
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1989, University of Vermont
Other formal learning: Constitutional Law, Community College of Vermont, 1999 (audit)
Reporter, Vermont Cynic, 1986-1987
News Editor, Vermont Cynic, 1987-1988
Managing Editor, Vermont Cynic, 1988-1989
Webmaster/Researcher, USConstitution.net, 1995-Present
Columnist, The Williston Observer, 2007-Present
Vermont Army National Guard 1987-1992; tank loader, driver, gunner (M60A3). Stationed: Det. 1 1/172nd HHQ, Swanton, Vermont; Basic training and AIT at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Honorable Discharge 1992.
All research done for the USConstitution.net site was done by me. All opinions are mine and mine alone, with the exception of messages posted by others in the Message Board. A bibliography is available.
Who I am not
There are several other Steve Mounts in the world. One is a genetics researcher at the University of Maryland; another is a microbiologist in the UK; there is a District Attorney in California; an Internet marketer from Virginia; and a colonel in the Wyoming Air National Guard. None of these Steve Mounts are me. If you need to be specific, please add my middle initials or note that I am from Vermont.