Bob Menges resides in Summerville, South Carolina with his wife, Patti. They have three grown daughters that they home-schooled all the way through high school and now are enjoying being proud grandparents. Bob is a retired US Air Force veteran with over 20 years service on active duty and now works as a Technical Training Manager.
Bob holds two Associate Degrees from the Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor’s degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, and a Master’s Degree in History from Liberty University. He has served as an Elder, Deacon and Bible teacher for over 30 years. As a Christian his passion has always been to serve his country. He has made it one of his most passionate efforts to teach believers about the Christian Worldview and how to "think like a Christian". He is a constitutional scholar and expert on original intent and has spent hundreds of hours studying Supreme Court cases in order to use them to teach others how our government is supposed to work, as well as how it is not supposed to work. He provides instruction and offers consulting services on the United States Constitution, and the principles of limited government and individual liberty. Over the last 21 years he has taught almost 300 high school students his 9 month course on Constitutional Law and American Government. He has also taught courses on the United States Constitution to large groups of adults and presented in seminars and conferences and other public events in order to equip citizens to be able to hold elected officials accountable to the Rule of Law.
As an expert on the United States Constitution, Bob is also a published author; he is the co author of the "United States Constitution and Christianity" section in the five volume, Encyclopedia of Christianity in The United States published November 2016 by Rowman & Littlefield.
In 2010, he served as a consultant and mentor on the United States Constitution for his friend Tim Scott when he ran successfully for the United States House of Representatives (now United States Senator from SC). Since then, he has served as a Constitutional consultant, advisor, and mentor for four other United States Congressional and Senatorial candidates.
Bob is also responsible for regaining 2nd Amendment liberty in South Carolina. In January of 2013, Bob authored a bill to correct a flaw in South Carolina's Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) statute that prohibited CWP holders from exercising their 2nd Amendment liberties in restaurants that serve alcohol. Bob then worked with his state Senator to introduce and sponsor his bill which the NRA dubbed "Restaurant Carry". After over two years of working with legislators in both the South Carolina Senate and House, Bob's 2nd Amendment Liberty restoring bill (S308) was signed into state law by Governor Nikki Haley on February 14th, 2014.
In September of 2013, at the request of friend and Constitutional mentor Michael Farris (President, CEO, and General Counsel Alliance Defending Freedom), Bob accepted the volunteer position as the South Carolina State Director for the Convention of States (COS) Project to launch the grassroots effort in South Carolina and across the nation. He served in this role through July 2017. The Convention of States Project is a nationwide grassroots effort to call for an Article V Convention of States for the purpose of proposing amendments to the United States Constitution that will limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. In 2015, Bob served for nine months in a full time position on the national staff of the COS Project as a Regional Legislative Director leading and managing the grassroots teams in 12 states assisting them in filing the exact same Article V application for a Convention of States which passed in three of his 12 states (Alabama, Tennessee, and Louisiana).
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signs S308 into law. Bob authored a bill to correct a flaw in South Carolina's Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) statute that prohibited CWP holders from exercising their 2nd Amendment liberties in restaurants that serve alcohol. Bob then convinced his State Senator, Sean Bennett to introduce and sponsor the bill. After over two years of working with legislators in both the SC Senate and the House, Bob's 2nd Amendment liberty restoring bill was signed into state law on February 11, 2014.
On behalf of the Palmetto Gun Club Executive Committee and Membership, I would like to extend our sincerest thanks for your actions to change our South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit law, giving more freedom to carry concealed weapons in the state. Your tireless efforts to write a change to the law, gather support and sponsorship in the legislature for S0308 have ultimately prevailed to allow CWP holders to defend themselves when dining out in restaurants that also serve alcoholic beverages as long as they are not drinking. Your competent and relentless work over three years to provide actual facts and logical debate was instrumental in the final victory when Governor Haley signed the bill into effect on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014. Please accept our most sincere thanks for your support of our Second Amendment rights.
~ Chester A. Cox, President and for the Executive Committee and PGC Membership. February 18, 2014
Bob Menges provides expert testimony in support of H3125 (Convention of States Project Resolution) before South Carolina House of Representatives Study Committee - 13 February 2020.
Bob Menges - Convention of States Interview