Hillsdale College’s new online course, “Constitution 201,” is now available!
Don’t miss your chance to understand the Progressive assault on the Constitution – and the chance of a constitutional revival.
In order to defend the Constitution you must understand it and those who oppose it. And no group has been more hostile to the Constitution and America’s founding principles than the Progressives.
The choice we face is simple: between those who wish to preserve and uphold the U.S. Constitution (those who believe in the principles of liberty and limited government as laid out in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution) on one hand, and Progressives (those who believe government to be the solution to any possible problem) on the other.
Starting on September 4, 2012, distinguished members of the Hillsdale faculty and I will teach ten classes on how America, over time, went from its founding as a constitutional republic to the doorstep of a bureaucratic despotism, under arbitrary rule of the administrative state and the Progressive political agenda.
If you’re wondering how we’ve ended up with so many elected officials who believe government — not the individual — makes success and prosperity possible, this is the course you need to take!
In order to understand the Progressive challenge to the Constitution and America’s founding principles, you must understand how, over time — from early Progressives like Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, to FDR’s “New Deal” and Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society,” and right up to 2012 with those in Congress and in the White House — Progressives have openly rejected America’s founding principles. This has given rise to the ever-growing “4th branch of government,” the massive administrative bureaucracy in Washington, D.C.
Through this new online course, you’ll learn about the origins of Progressive thought after the Civil War, and how we’ve gone from a limited government to one with massive agencies like the Departments of Education and Energy, unaccountable executive agencies like the EPA, and massive, modern regulatory structures created through legislation like the “Dodd-Frank” bill.
Register now for Hillsdale’s new Constitution course: The “Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism” and learn how we must stop — in this important year — the progressive attack on America’s founding principles!