So You Want to Learn about the Constitution

You witness what the government is doing now a days, and it doesn’t feel right.  You hear the words, “that’s unConstitutional to pass this law.” But, you honestly don’t know the specific reason a certain law should not be passed. My friend you are not alone.  I would bet good money that most of the congressman, senators, and presidents don’t know their Constitution.

So why should you bother to learn about the documents? The Constitution and the bill of rights are the intellectual soul of the republic of the United States of America.  The documents are meant to be a guiding light to become a better nation.  I am fully aware of the dark side of America, but I still believe in my heart that they are the greatest documents the world has ever seen.  But the POWER of these documents comes from the Citizens of American, not the Politician. If there is no one that remembers them, then there is no one left to defend the Constitution.

Do you know the answer to these questions?

  • Are we a democracy?
  • Can we tell what are forefathers were thinking when they created the Constitution and bill of rights?
  • Is there a difference between a lower case “r” and an upper case ”R”?
  • What is allodial title?
  • What are the federalist papers?
  • Is the Federal Reserve a governmental agency?

Below are some resources that can answer those questions:

Option 1:  Hillsdale College:  They have done an outstanding job of creating a course about the Constitution.

“Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution” is a 10-week online course presented by Hillsdale College.  Featuring an expanded format from the “Introduction to the Constitution” lecture series with Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn, Constitution 101 follows closely the one-semester course required of all Hillsdale College undergraduate students.”  Hillsdale College

This is a must for anyone that wants an in-depth look from behind the scenes of the Constitution.  I would recommend you take their course before watching the video of the other gentleman I recommend.  This course will give you a solid base to build your future understanding of the Constitution.

Option 2:  Michael Badnarik ran for President in 2004 under the libertarian platform.  Now a days he spends most of his time teaching Constitutional classes to state legislators and law enforcement.  The video can be difficult to believe to say the least. He talks about concepts you may have never heard of before.  That is why I recommend him.  If you disagree, then research it on your own.  This is an informal; no hold bars approach to understanding the Constitution.  It is my hope that you will take the plunge and watch the video.

Click here to watch the video.

Additional resources:

Do you have a resource you can recommend to our fellow citizens?

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  1. July 04, 2012 20:12 Reply

    Excellent article, and questions. Since I’ve taken Michael’s class twice and read his book, I’ll refrain from giving the answers away.

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      July 05, 2012 00:09 Reply

      Thank you for your kind words. He blew me away, thanks for connecting me to his video. I think a lot of people will be taken back by him. This is way I recommend Hillsdale first, to ease them into it.

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