This is Judge Jim Gray, and I welcome you to this Website! As I often say both in writing and in my talks, I don’t purport to “have all of the answers,” but we should be able to discuss anything! That is what you will find with my Articles, Blogs and Videos. Plus, as you will see and hear with my two musicals “Americans All” and “Convention,” we also have some fun along the way. So please give these issues some thought and discuss them with your family and friends, and join in the fun. And Feedback is always appreciated!

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Becoming America: The Constitutional Convention of 1787

Becoming America: The Constitutional Convention of 1787

My two partners Dr. Jo Ellen Chatham and the Hon. Bijan Kian and I, along with some truly notable guests, have created and are now broadcasting a show entitled Becoming America: America is a Perfect Idea; the United States of America is a Work in Progress” Here is the link:

As was discussed, this show is based upon a musical I wrote with two talented partners, J. Steven Lawless and Joel Henry Stein, entitled Convention: the Birth of America. Becoming America uses each of the 17 songs in the musical as a theme for 17 approximately one-hour YouTube broadcasts and, except for the Introduction, each one has a truly knowledgeable and intelligent guest to provide more details and insights about our Country’s 1787 Constitutional Convention.

In addition, the first enclosure gives a short description of each show, and the second provides some Study Guides for further education and interest.

In these times, we all feel that it would be quite useful for all of us, particularly our students, to appreciate more fully our Great Country’s Constitution, and how it came into being. And we are proud to say that we believe that this show can and will truthfully promote that appreciation. But this will only really happen if you help us by becoming familiar with the shows, and also by you forwarding them on to your network of friends and acquaintances – particularly teachers and school administrators. (And there certainly are no royalties to be paid!)

So please join us in this project, and also please provide any feedback to us both about the shows themselves as well as any suggestions about how to get the widest circulation that we can get.

Featured Blog

Featured Blog


Is Capitalism Immoral?

Is Capitalism Immoral?Dear Jim,  “The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” “It's a zero-sum game, somebody wins, somebody loses.” “If you need a friend, get...

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Verdict : Life Inside Prisons

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Featured Podcast

To our 2 Paragraphs Family,

Just to let you know, on each Tuesday evening this coming September at 7:00 p.m. I will be hosting a podcast on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook entitled “Libertarian Views with Judge James Gray.” The general subjects for the five shows are: Sept. 1: Introduction to Libertarian Views; Sept. 8: School Choice; Sept. 15: Going to War; Sept. 22: Healthcare; and, Sept. 29: Free Markets vs. Entitlements.

Please put these on your calendars if you would like to attend, and there will be an opportunity for questions.

What is a Libertarian? Ask Thomas Jefferson, a prototype Libertarian, who said: “I don’t care if you worship one God, twenty gods or no god: it doesn’t pick my pocket or break my leg.” So, actually, most of you are also Libertarians: financially responsible and socially believe in “Live and Let Live.” “Don’t Tread on Me?” How about “Don’t Tread on Anybody!” If you have more questions, scroll through the articles, blogs and videos in this website for more information. And if you still have questions, contact me directly.

About Jim Gray

Cited on numerous occasions for his work in the areas of both social reform and civic philanthropy, Judge James P. Gray is a retired judge for the Superior Court of Orange County, and is now a mediator, arbitrator and discovery referee in Souther California for ADR Services, inc.

Judge Gray was appointed to the Santa Ana Municipal Court in 1983 by Governor George Deukmejian, and in 1989, Deukmejian elevated Gray to his post with the Superior Court.

Throughout his decades-long career within the legal and judicial community, Jim Gray has not only donated hundreds of hours of volunteer time to existing community service-oriented activities, he also has created and implemented a number of innovative programs of his own, each one a success story in itself.

For instance, it was Jim Gray who introduced Orange County to the Peer Court System, where juvenile defendants travel to a school outside their district to have their actual cases tried by other teenagers.

Gray, who also has worked closely with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, helped form a MADDDUI panel in 1987 whereby defendants were made to listen as victims of drunk driving told their heartbreaking stories. This program is ongoing and has been recognized as one of the most effective within the MADD organization and the court system. Along these lines, as a member of the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Program’s Drinking Driving Program Advisory Committee, he recommended treatment programs to combat the DUI problem. To that end, he helped establish a program whereby youthful offenders of drunk driving laws were sentenced to visit the Western Medical Trauma Center. Still today, these youngsters are made to witness the devastating injuries of drunk driving victims. This program is also cosponsored by the Volunteer Center of Orange County, where Gray has served as a board member.

Other such related efforts include his work as a co-founder of “Drive Alive” — along with the Orange County Health Care Agency and MADD — a promotional publicity campaign for students who were invited to compete in writing Public Service Announcements to deter their fellow teens from drunk driving. Students, who win prizes for their efforts, also produced bumper stickers and other promotional materials aimed at the same theme.

Other civic contributions include his work with the “Stay In School” program at both Willard Intermediate and Santa Ana High Schools. Not long ago, Gray was also lauded for his contributions as a co-founder of BLAST (Bert Bylevens Leagues, After School Time) — a program providing children with after school athletics and recreation through the Garden Grove School District, the Garden Grove Police Department, the Orange County Probation Department, and the ministry of the Crystal Cathedral.

Other organizations Judge Gray has helped to found include: the Association of Former U.S. Attorneys, which is a group that meets yearly to share ideas and present keynote speakers; and the William P. Gray / Legion Lex Inn of Court in conjunction with USC Law School, which was founded to increase ethics, education, and professionalism for judges and lawyers.

The son of a highly regarded federal judge, “Judge William P. Gray“, Gray was raised in the Los Angeles area and attended schools in both La Canada and Pasadena. He received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in 1966 and a Juris Doctor from USC in 1971.