The Presidency and the Constitution
Before I tell you about Hillsdale’s newest no-cost online course, I’d like to give you a quick one-question quiz (yes, it’s related to our new course). Here goes:
QUESTION: Which President said the following? (HINT: It was during his Second Inaugural Address.)
“. . . each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.
“What makes us exceptional, what makes us America is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration . . . We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
“The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few, or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a republic, a government of, and by, and for the people. Entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed . . .”
Beautiful words, aren’t they? Who comes to mind: Abraham Lincoln? Teddy Roosevelt? Ronald Reagan?
Actually, it’s none of the above.
ANSWER: Barack Obama.
Surprised? I was too.
You may be wondering how a President of the United States can use phrases like “unalienable rights” and government “of, by, and for the people,” when all of his actions point away from a republic of liberty, and toward bureaucratic despotism. Or more troubling, why so many Americans either don’t notice, or don’t care.
I am convinced the reason is that too many Americans — especially young people — have not been educated about our Constitution.
And if we allow that to continue, this nation you and I love will become less free and less prosperous, while our national government will become larger and more despotic.
To turn our nation in the right direction, Americans must once again be educated for liberty, based on our Constitution and its founding principles.
That is why Hillsdale College produces our popular series of free online courses on the Constitution, American Heritage, Free Market Economics, and more — with over 900,000 enrollments so far!
And why we’ve just added our newest course . . . “The Presidency and the Constitution.”
It couldn’t be easier to enroll . . . it’s no cost to you . . . and it will teach you—all Americans—what they need to know now in order to preserve and pass on our heritage of liberty to future generations.
Then mark your calendar for Monday, September 29! That’s when the first lecture, which I present, will be available.
A new lecture will be released each Monday, ten total, at about 35 minutes each. All lectures are available on-demand, so you can learn at your convenience any time after their release.
You’ll enjoy having top Hillsdale professors teach you:
- How the Founders limited presidential (and all government) power to ensure the greatest liberty for all;
- How and why Progressives expanded the power of the presidency beyond the limits of the constitution;
- Whether America has moved from electing a chief executive, to an administrator of a massive unaccountable bureaucracy;
- How Americans can begin to restore constitutional limits on federal executive power;
- . . . and much, much more!
Best of all, you will be equipped to understand and defend the timeless principles of liberty upon which America was founded . . . the same principles that were once commonly taught in our schools, but rarely are today. (Which is why Mark Levin says, “If Hillsdale doesn’t do it, who else will?”)
Just imagine yourself being well-informed about the Constitution . . . comfortable talking with friends and neighbors . . . capable of answering questions . . . confident writing letters to the editor, or questioning political candidates and elected officials at town halls!
2 STEPS FOR YOU:
STEP #1: Enroll in “The American Presidency and the Constitution” and receive your FREE Hillsdale Pocket Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
STEP #2: Support Hillsdale College — even though the course is 100% free — by including a tax-deductible donation after you sign up for this no-cost course so that we can reach our goal of educating 50 million Americans on the Constitution and its founding principles.
Hillsdale is one of America’s only colleges that refuses all government funding, even in the form of student grants and loans. So your donation really makes a difference.
No other college does more to educate Americans for liberty!
Again, you are under no obligation to make a donation for taking this online course — it is free. But please know that your tax-deductible gift of any amount will boost Hillsdale’s success with the largest educational outreach for liberty in history to 50 Million Americans.
Every American should understand our Constitution, as well as the proper role of the Executive branch under the Constitution. By doing so, they will learn how to defend and restore liberty in America.
So sign up today to have Hillsdale College teach you about the Presidency and the Constitution, which will enable you to defend the Constitution and restore liberty in America.
I look forward to welcoming you in class as our newest student for this outstanding online course!
Dr. Larry P. Arnn
P.S. Please Enroll in our new “The American Presidency and the Constitution” free online course now, so I have time to send you your free Hillsdale Pocket Constitution and Declaration before the course begins on Monday, September 29.
We live in a time where our own government routinely ignores and violates the Constitution its officials swore to uphold. A big reason is that our founding principles are being forgotten by “We the People.” Most of America’s schools no longer teach them. That’s why Hillsdale College has launched programs to educate 50 Million Americans — including elected officials and their staffs –– about our Constitution and its founding principles.
I hope you will join Hillsdale today by signing up for this new course.