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About Constitution 101 [free course mentioned by Rush today]
Hillsdale.edu ^ | February 13, 2012 | unknown

Posted on 02/13/2012 1:05:25 PM PST by Daffynition

“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.

In this course, you can:

watch lectures from the same Hillsdale faculty who teach on campus; study the same readings taught in the College course; submit questions for weekly Q&A sessions with the faculty; access a course study guide; test your knowledge through weekly quizzes; and upon completion of the course, receive a certificate from Hillsdale College.

You must register in order to participate in Constitution 101. Even if you have already signed up for a previous Hillsdale webcast or seminar, we ask that you complete the simple registration process for Constitution 101. There is no cost to register for this course, but we ask that you consider a donation to support our efforts to educate millions of Americans about our nation’s Founding documents and principles.

Questions? Email constitution@hillsdale.edu.


TOPICS: Announcements; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; Philosophy; US: Michigan
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Each lecture is pre-recorded and lasts approximately 40 minutes. Lectures and other study materials will be released by noon each Monday according to the schedule. Once released, they are available to view at your convenience.

You will receive an email each week informing you that new material is available.

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1 posted on 02/13/2012 1:05:28 PM PST by Daffynition
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Info about Hillsdale

As some of you already know, Hillsdale College is one of the very few colleges and universities that refuses to accept any funding of any kind from the U.S. Government.

The founding Articles of Association of the Hillsdale College states it is to provide an education of a sort that will perpetuate the blessing of “civil and religious liberty and intelligent piety” of our nation.

This free offer, which will be available for a limited time only. Styled The Constitution Reader, the course commences with an in-depth look at the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and continues on by covering such things as the Founders’ understanding of human nature, the rule of law and the distinctions between a tyrannical and the connection between rights and duties. These and other things pertinent to maintaining the freedoms we enjoy are covered by this free course.

2 posted on 02/13/2012 1:08:04 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition
OBAMA CHIPPING, OBAMA CHIPPING
3 posted on 02/13/2012 1:08:36 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: FrankR

Exactly...all the more reason for those of us who are Constitutional defenders to arm ourselves.

It’s always good to learn. We can be *study-buddies*. You bring the beer, I’ll bring the pretzels. ;)


4 posted on 02/13/2012 1:13:34 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

The start date is February 20, 2012.


5 posted on 02/13/2012 1:58:44 PM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Daffynition; Jim Robinson; SunkenCiv; bamahead

BTTT


6 posted on 02/13/2012 2:03:12 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Daffynition

Signed up last week and posted this on Free Republic, Facebook, and both my homeschool group websites. We need people to understand what is at stake.
Thanks for posting. We need to get the word out!
Someone on Free Republic said we need to send the link to our Congressmen. Great idea!


7 posted on 02/13/2012 2:09:14 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

This would be perfect for home schoolers!


8 posted on 02/13/2012 2:24:22 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL; JenB

Jenb just sent it out to the homeschool ping list.


9 posted on 02/13/2012 2:29:56 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

Oh good it posted, I got a server error :)


10 posted on 02/13/2012 2:31:46 PM PST by JenB
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To: Daffynition

Done, thanks!


11 posted on 02/13/2012 2:45:47 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Daffynition; Jim Robinson; Travis McGee; Squantos; Eaker; joanie-f; betty boop; JohnHuang2; ...
I encourage everyone to sign up for and take this course about the US Constitution.

It is a free, online college level course offered by Hillsdale College (when they ask for a donation, if you are not able to, just elect to click through without donating).

Every American should be deeply aware of what the Constitution says, and then vote accordingly. Encourage your friends to do likewise.

HILLSDALE COLLEGE: CONSTITUTION 101 FREE ONLINE COLLEGE COURSE

Pass the word!

12 posted on 02/13/2012 2:59:47 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

I’m going to recommend it to my liberal friends...because debating them is no fun when they are unarmed.


13 posted on 02/13/2012 3:08:21 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Rudder
One week for FReepers to get their act together, to sign up.


14 posted on 02/13/2012 3:32:45 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Jeff Head
You are a modern day Paul Revere!


15 posted on 02/13/2012 3:36:24 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Jeff Head

Grateful Jeff........ signed up and eager.

I still give away a few hundred of the small Cato Institute DOI, BOR and Constitutions each year to folks around me at work and in town, students, scouts etc ......

Keep the educational effort alive !

Thank You very very much for the link..... Stay safe Jeff !


16 posted on 02/13/2012 3:38:15 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Jeff Head

Grateful Jeff........ signed up and eager.

I still give away a few hundred of the small Cato Institute DOI, BOR and Constitutions each year to folks around me at work and in town, students, scouts etc ......

Keep the educational effort alive !

Thank You very very much for the link..... Stay safe Jeff !


17 posted on 02/13/2012 3:38:55 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Daffynition

Perhaps you get what you pay for, butt...

I signed up for the previous set of four lectures by Larry Ahrn (sp?) and was somewhat disappointed. He spent the entire time talking about the Declaration of Independence and its relation to the Constitution. While that is nice to know, it has little legal bearing on the Constitution and how it is now interpreted and/or how it was meant to be interpreted by our current legislatures and courts.

I signed up for this set and am hoping to get a blow by blow account of each section and the Federalist Papers that explain the intentions of the framers. That is what I try to teach to my students.


18 posted on 02/13/2012 3:45:56 PM PST by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: rbmillerjr

19 posted on 02/13/2012 6:07:16 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Squantos

20 posted on 02/13/2012 6:08:31 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

21 posted on 02/13/2012 6:09:56 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Jeff Head

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”
~John Quincy Adam


22 posted on 02/13/2012 6:14:27 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: EdReform; 1010RD; grellis; Perdogg

Thanks 1010RD.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2844995/posts


23 posted on 02/13/2012 6:34:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Daffynition

I do !......:o)


24 posted on 02/13/2012 6:40:45 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: EdReform

Dang it! Thanks _ EdReform_!


25 posted on 02/13/2012 6:56:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Squantos

26 posted on 02/13/2012 7:03:43 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Poser

>While that is nice to know, it has little legal bearing on the Constitution and how it is now interpreted and/or how it was meant to be interpreted by our current legislatures and courts.

Actually it should have a LOT of impact on how it is interpreted; the Declaration of Independence is the work order to the design-document of the Constitution.
Furthermore, the Declaration is Organic Law ( http://uscode.house.gov/download/pls/organiclaws.txt ) and that means that there are REAL legal implications here; there’s an interesting read here:
http://adask.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/the-organic-laws-of-the-united-states-of-america/


27 posted on 02/13/2012 7:33:05 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...

If you would like to be added or dropped from the Mitten ping list freepmail me


28 posted on 02/13/2012 8:06:17 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Squantos

You are very welcome my FRiend. God’s best to you and yours, I appreciate all you do and someday, we’ll get back through Armadillo and have another Steak at the Big Texan.

Hopefully, in Novemebr or so we could celebrate a huge turnaround for the good in our nation!

BZ.


29 posted on 02/13/2012 9:21:27 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

That’s a deal Jeff.... Looking forward to that for sure.


30 posted on 02/14/2012 2:53:37 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Rudder
Constitutional bump.


31 posted on 02/14/2012 3:34:43 AM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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BTTT


32 posted on 02/14/2012 5:55:59 AM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Jeff Head; Alamo-Girl
Oh thank you so very much, Jeff, for the link!

I'd heard of this course in Hillsdale's last edition of Imprimis. I'll definitely be "attending." And passing the word.

Thanks again, Jeff!

33 posted on 02/14/2012 8:45:23 AM PST by betty boop (We are led to believe a lie when we see with, and not through the eye. — William Blake)
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To: betty boop

Thanks for the heads up!


34 posted on 02/14/2012 9:00:33 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Jeff Head

“college level course”

Well, honestly, that’s NOT a good reference. College-level today means confused, irrational.

The better reference is that it is Hillsdale, a place that REFUDIATES Federal tit sucking.


35 posted on 02/14/2012 9:09:56 AM PST by bvw
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To: bvw

LOL! Well, as you point out, since it is a Hillsdale college level course, it is real.

I would not bat an eye at a State run college course on the same material except perhaps to see what the enemy is progandizing about our Constitution.

But then, one look at Obama and we already know. They want to fundamentally change (read destroy) it.


36 posted on 02/14/2012 10:13:12 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: betty boop; Alamo-Girl

You are weclome betty...and thanks for pinging A-G...Hello Alamo-Girl, God’s best to both of you and yours!


37 posted on 02/14/2012 10:15:29 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Daffynition
Isn't Hillsdale college associated with Mark Levin? The same Mark Levin who claims obama is a natural born Citizen.

What does this Hillsdale school have to say on Article II, Section I of the Constitution?

38 posted on 02/14/2012 10:40:52 AM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Jeff Head

And may God bless you and your loved ones, dear Jeff Head!


39 posted on 02/14/2012 10:58:44 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Godebert

Why don’t you ask them? :)

I have a very high regard for Mark Levin, b/c he took time to help me through a professional problem I had, pro bono.

I have degrees from three *very* liberal colleges ...I *survived* in tact, b/c I have the courage of my convictions.

If any liberal philosophy sneaks into this curriculum, I plan to be smart enough to recognize it for what it is worth. :)


40 posted on 02/14/2012 11:38:55 AM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition
Let us know what they have to say about Article II, Section I.
41 posted on 02/14/2012 4:13:34 PM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Daffynition

Thanks for the link.


42 posted on 02/14/2012 5:19:39 PM PST by Joe Miner
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To: Godebert
Why don't you sign up and find out for yourself, if you are so curious?

When you were in school did you skip lectures and borrow someone else's class notes?

This may open a whole new set of opportunities for you. Maybe you'll find someone who will be willing to waste time and argue with you. :)


43 posted on 02/14/2012 6:40:47 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Joe Miner

You’re very welcome. Did you take the plunge?


44 posted on 02/14/2012 7:58:57 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Yep, looking forward to it :)


45 posted on 02/14/2012 9:25:23 PM PST by Joe Miner
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To: Daffynition

BTTT


46 posted on 02/15/2012 1:36:29 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: EdReform
THX


47 posted on 02/15/2012 1:52:51 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

You’re welcome! I signed up for the course and made a donation yesterday.


48 posted on 02/15/2012 2:01:41 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: nutmeg

Ping


49 posted on 02/15/2012 2:02:31 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Poser
This course will be different. The earlier series you mention was clear that its subject was the organic link between Declaration and Constitution. This is a special interest to Arne and one he talks about often.
50 posted on 02/15/2012 3:09:56 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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