by Garrett O’Brien, originally published 04-Mar-2015, updated 19-Sep-2022

Even if you do believe you know our Constitution very well, a sharp knife still needs to be honed occasionally – yes?

The Hillsdale College, with a generous sponsorship provided by Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Foundation, provide a free course on the background, basic, as well as principles on our Constitution.

This is not an ordinary course on our Constitution as it is put together by a College that is anything but ordinary.

You can find more of our unique content on Substack as well!

Hillsdale College was founded in 1844 by men and women who proclaimed themselves…

grateful to God for the inestimable blessings resulting from the prevalence of civil and religious liberty and intelligent piety in the land

And who believed that…

the diffusion of sound learning is essential to the perpetuity of these blessings.

Hillsdale was the first American college to prohibit in its charter any discrimination based on race, sex, or national origin.

Associated with the anti-slavery movement from its earliest days, it attracted to its campus anti-slavery leaders such as Frederick Douglass and Edward Everett, who preceded Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg.

Several of the College’s leading men were instrumental in founding the new Republican party up the road in Jackson, Michigan, in 1854.

And Hillsdale sent a larger percentage of its students to fight for the Union in the Civil War than any other American college or university except West Point.

Two of those Hillsdale veterans helped carry Lincoln’s casket to the slain president’s final resting place in Springfield, Illinois.

Hillsdale’s modern rise to national prominence began in the 1970s, when the federal government attempted to impose a host of regulations on the College — including racial quota requirements that violated Hillsdale’s principled policy of nondiscrimination.

When the Supreme Court upheld these regulations in the 1980s on the basis that Hillsdale students received federally funded grants and loans, the College decided to refuse even this indirect form of federal aid, replacing all federal student aid with privately funded grants, loans, and scholarships.

 

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Hillsdale’s Board of Trustees pledged first that the College would continue its long-standing policy of nondiscrimination, and second that it would not accept any encroachments on its independence.

It is a pledge that has been renewed several times in subsequent years and stands to date.

Today an independent, coeducational, residential liberal arts college with a student body of some 1,450 undergraduates, the College continues to carry out its original mission.

With a core curriculum that comprises about one-half of courses a student needs to graduate, Hillsdale maintains its strong fidelity to the liberal arts.

In its outreach, too, the College teaches those same ideas that advance “civil and religious liberty.”

Its many programs include the Center for Constructive Alternatives, one of the largest college lecture series in America; the Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence, which holds seminars for high school teachers of civics and history; the National Leadership Seminars; the Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, in Washington, D.C.; and Imprimis, a monthly newsletter that reaches over two million people.

Opened in the fall of 2012, the Hillsdale College Graduate School of Statesmanship offers an M.A. and a Ph.D. in politics.

For more information about Hillsdale College, please visit their website at Hillsdale.edu.

For the free course, click here the button below for the Constitution 101 — The Meaning and History of the Constitution course and check out their other free online courses as well.

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About Garrett O’Brien

Garrett is the owner of DecisiveLiberty.News. Formerly a Liberal then a Republican, Garrett has seen political parties by default look out for themselves and not the people. Garrett now focuses specifically on our Constitution as it is written. He uses Decisive Liberty as a platform to provide a voice to those that believe neither political party are protecting our Constitution nor our Rights to their fullest as our Founding Fathers wrote them in the First 10 Amendments. For the moment, Garrett resides in Brazil with his wife.


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BANNED DOCUMENTARY: Conspiracy Of Silence (1993)

Conspiracy Of Silence Is a documentary film detailing an alleged child sex scandal that involved many children from a Nebraska Institution, Boys Town, and Lawrence King - or Lawrence "Larry" King.

The organized child sex parties implicated the Reagan and Bush White House during the 1980s.

King was the ringleader of the sex ring which had links to other fellow political conservatives in Washington D.C., including

  • Republican Lobbyist Craig J. Spence
  • Sen. Elizabeth Dole's Staff, along with
  • members of the financial elite of Nebraska

It features former CIA Director William Colby talking about the high-level child kidnap and sex-slave ring.

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