Professor David Clements: A Lone Voice in the Wilderness

By The Right-Wing Teen

When you describe someone as a voice crying out in the wilderness or a lone voice in the wilderness, what you mean is that they are telling people about the dangers of an important situation or the truth about it, but nobody is paying any attention. This is from the Bible, and refers to John the Baptist who preached the coming of the Messiah but was often ignored. Attorney and former professor David Clements is a self-proclaimed “guy in the desert trying to wake people up.”

Clements actually reminds me of Thomas Paine, the political activist who helped inspire the American Patriots in 1776. The idea of the colonies declaring independence from Great Britain had been unpopular and even unthinkable, until Paine wrote and published a 47-page pamphlet titled Common Sense. It convinced enough people that separation was the best course of action, urging the colonists to actively fight for independence. Paine argued that the longer they waited, the harder it would be, warning that America’s plight would only become all the more dire if they did nothing.

Even though he basically single-handedly started the movement for American independence, Paine himself was an outcast and personally disliked by many of America’s early political leaders. (His prickly personality rubbed people the wrong way and his lack of patience with those he deemed ignorant didn’t help.) Still, his political writings remained popular with readers and Paine’s words still ring true today…

The cause of America is, in a great measure, the cause of all mankind. Many circumstances have, and will arise, which are not local, but universal.

Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions.

Common sense will tell us, that the power which hath endeavoured to subdue us, is of all others the most improper to defend us.

Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)

David Clements’ tweets have contained similarly insightful sentiments:


David Clements received his Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2010. He went to work for From 2014-2018, Clements served as a violent crimes prosecutor supervising the Lincoln County, New Mexico, district attorney’s office. His legal experience ranges from municipal defense in civil litigation, to prosecution of first-degree murder and other high-profile felony cases.

In 2018, Clements joined New Mexico State University full-time as a professor of business law after having been a visiting professor there. His classes included “Legal Environment of Business,” “Consumers and the Law,” and a graduate-level “Business Law” . Clements’ teaching style draws heavily from his experience as a seasoned trial attorney, where he tried over 120 cases before a jury as well as .

While teaching, Professor Clements maintained his ties to the legal profession as an of-counsel attorney for in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He focused on commercial law, municipal and county defense, and employment law. His academic and research interests include free speech in the work place, SLAPP lawsuits, and the legal aspects of propaganda in the entertainment industry.

David Clements’ political experience in grassroots organization led to him being elected as a national presidential delegate, Republican Party county chairman, and appointment as NM State Chairman for the 2016 Johnson-Weld Libertarian Presidential ticket. Clements himself had sought election to the U.S. Senate in 2014, but lost in the Republican primary. He ran as the liberty option, rallying a unique coalition of conservatives, constitutionalists, libertarians, and disenfranchised Kennedy democrats.

Clements is married to his wife of 17 years, Erin, who is a professional civil engineer and often accompanies him when he speaks, and they have three children. Whenever he has time for fun and relaxation, Clements enjoys playing live music and has a deep interest in music, film, and art. He has a website called “The Professor’s Record: A Commentary on Law, Liberty, and Pop Culture.”


The first time I head of Professor Clements was on August 12, 2021, when he went on stage to present “A Vote Trafficking Parable” at Mike Lindell’s Cybersecurity Symposium in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Of all the speeches at the multi-day symposium, this one made the biggest impression on me.

In November 2022, Clements drove from New Mexico to Arizona where he rightly slammed the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for once again certifying questionable election results just like they did in 2020.

This is a national crisis and you’re giving people two minutes to address a national crisis. And the way that you guys can just sit there. You smug, smug people.

There’s nothing trustworthy about this. This is theater. It’s optics.

I was a long-time prosecutor. I went after drug traffickers. This is vote trafficking at its finest. I’ve seen the criminal element. You are vote traffickers.

We’re worried about our voices being stolen and never getting a fair election again… and you’re doing nothing about it.

David Clements, November 28, 2022

Clements does more than just speak his mind at right-wing rallies and public meetings. He travels around the country in an effort to promote election integrity. More specifically, he says, “I organize, equip and train people at the local level to educate the people that certify their elections.” Clements’ political activism has led to his wife and family being threatened, but like radically outspoken Thomas Paine he is willing to take risks and refuses to back down. As Paine wrote,

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.

―Thomas Paine, The Crisis No. I (written 19 December 1776, published 23 December 1776)


It’s really ironic that despite being instrumental in both the founding of the country and the popularity of independence as a concept, Paine was left out of the majority of historical coverage relating to the founding of the country via a propaganda campaign by the establishment. He was falsely dubbed a “filthy little atheist” even though he was none of those things. Even today, Thomas Paine remains the only major figure of the American Revolution to have no monument or memorial anywhere in Washington, D.C.

They’re trying to do the same thing to David Clements, but he’s a step ahead of them. In Clements’ podcast on “The Anatomy of Propaganda,” he teaches us how to recognize propaganda in the media – such as when journalists insert supercharged words and editorial comments into their articles, thereby showing their bias. The example that he uses, which he goes through line by line, is a Reuters hit piece on himself!


Clements invariably has that rumpled look of an academic – and I still can’t help wanting to call him Professor, even though he ended up losing his professorship for taking a public stand against New Mexico State University’s vaccine and masking mandates. NMSU administrators said that he caused “a disruption to the academic environment and public safety” on campus. (Um, no, that would be the vax and mask mandates!) I admire the way Professor Clements stood up for his principles – what other professor on track for tenure would be brave enough to rock the boat like that?

Like Thomas Paine back in his day, David Clements is a true American Patriot, providing an articulate voice of reason in the wilderness as he lays out the case for government tyranny and election fraud. And he’s finally starting to be heard! The majority of Americans now doubt the integrity of our elections and a growing number of people are waking up to the truth of Covid tyranny. A GiveSendGo fundraiser set up by a political ally has raised more than $300,000 to support Clements’ efforts.

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