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for something great.  This course offered for FREE from Hillsdale College is a not to be missed opportunity for something we all should have been taught in High School.  Unfortunately, the people who need it most, those at the White House, in our State Houses, and, of course, our courts, won’t be bothered, but to be armed is to be prepared, and this is what our country is supposed to be all about!  (In other alarming news: “The Obama Administration vs. The Constitution“)

Last Chance - Register for Constitution 101 and receive a booklet

Constitution 101:
“The Meaning and History of the Constitution”

  Register for Hillsdale's Constitution course and receive a booklet

From its founding in 1844, Hillsdale College has been devoted to civil and religious freedom, the same principles underlying the founding of America, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

There is no document more important — as a guarantee of our liberty — than the U.S. Constitution. Yet, like many patriotic Americans, you might not own a personal copy of this timeless treasure.

Furthermore, I think it is crucial that all Americans learn more about the meaning and history of the Constitution in order to defend the timeless principles of liberty upon which our nation was founded.

MY OFFER TO YOU First, I would like to send you a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

You can take this pocket-sized copy wherever you go… so you can pull it out and talk about the Constitution and Declaration of Independence with your friends and relatives.

AND, I invite you to register for Hillsdale College’s no-cost
10-week online Constitution course,
based on the course Hillsdale College students must complete in order to graduate.

I am proud to be teaching part of our Constitution 101 course and hope YOU will be one of my students!

Many in our country, particularly our elected officials, have strayed from the principles of individual liberty and limited government that the Constitution upholds.

That’s why Hillsdale College launched one of its most ambitious undertakings yet…

“Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution”

This course on the U.S. Constitution is offered online at no charge to anyone who wants to understand and defend the timeless principles of liberty upon which our nation was founded.

This is part of a major national educational campaign Hillsdale College has launched…

Dr Larry Arnn Teaching Constitution 101 …because we want restoring the Constitution as the supreme law of the land to be what 2012 is all about.

“Constitution 101” began on February 20, 2012, but BUT THE REGISTRATION PERIOD WILL BE CLOSING SOON! Because it is archived online, you can view each lecture and the readings as you have time. The course covers such topics as the Declaration of Independence and its connection to the Constitution, how the Constitution is structured to protect individual liberty and ensure good government, the crisis of constitutional government faced by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, and modern challenges to the Constitution during the “Progressive” era.

It was my honor to teach the first class, “The American Mind,” and the final class, “The Recovery of the Constitution.” All of the classes are taught by Hillsdale College professors — the top teachers in their field and the same ones who educate our students here on Hillsdale’s campus.


Constitution 101 Schedule
  1. Introduction: The
    American Mind

    Larry P. Arnn
  2. The Declaration of

    Thomas G. West
  3. The Problem of
    Majority Tyranny

    David Bobb
  4. Separation of Powers:
    Preventing Tyranny

    Kevin Portteus
  5. Separation of Powers:
    Ensuring Good Government

    Will Morrisey
  1. Religion, Morality,
    and Property

    David Bobb
  2. Crisis of Constitutional

    Will Morrisey
  3. Abraham Lincoln
    and the Constitution

    Kevin Portteus
  4. The Progressive Rejection
    of the Founding

    Ronald J. Pestritto
  5. The Recovery of
    the Constitution

    Larry P. Arnn

LAST CHANCE – Register for “Constitution 101” AND receive a pocket copy of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution
As Hillsdale’s President, I have devoted my life to education, helping students understand the meaning and history of the American founding. Here at Hillsdale, we know that can only come about through a close reading and study of our nation’s founding documents, particularly the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

In recent years, Hillsdale has worked hard to expand its educational outreach, teaching citizens and policy makers (including members of Congress and their staffs) about the timeless truths contained in our nation’s founding documents. This is a direct response to the way the Constitution is being ignored and violated by our government.

After all, the Constitution is the supreme law of our nation, the framework by which our country should be governed. Its principles and structures are responsible for the greatest government in human history.

Like you, I see the coming months as pivotal in the history of our country. And I am deeply concerned about the future.

Will we as a nation succumb to bureaucratic despotism, or will we take a stand for liberty?

The century-old attack on the Constitution that continues today has threatened to undermine our hard-won liberties, and is reducing Americans to subservience to an ever-expanding federal bureaucracy.

Please go here to enroll in “Constitution 101”
AND receive your Constitution booklet
Our choice of whether to recover the principles of liberty and limited government under the Constitution will determine if we will remain self-governing citizens or become dependent subjects ruled by unelected bureaucrats.

That’s why Hillsdale College is committed to restoring and reviving the public’s understanding of the Constitution, once again making it the central focus of American government.

Over the years, many Hillsdale friends, even those who never attended college here, have commented to me: “Dr. Arnn, I wish I could take Hillsdale’s Constitution course.”

In response to these requests, this past year for the first time ever, Hillsdale College offered – at no charge – a condensed “Introduction to the Constitution” online lecture series. Frankly, I wasn’t sure what sort of a response a course like this would have.

However, more than 180,000 people from all over the United States registered for this program.

I was thrilled, not only by the reaction, but at what it indicates: Americans are willing and eager to study and defend the founding principles that made our country so free and so prosperous!

This re-awakening of national interest in the Constitution comes not a minute too soon.

My Request to You
Register for Hillsdale's Constitution course and receive a bookletACTION STEP #1: LAST CHANCE – Please sign up for “Constitution 101” by completing the course REGISTRATION form and receive a complimentary pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

ACTION STEP #2: Please include the best donation you can make to help Hillsdale College fund this vital project.

The course, available at no charge to the public, is not without cost to Hillsdale. The College has already invested much to make this landmark course a reality. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been committed to create and prepare the course for one of the most far-reaching webcasts in our history . . . and to mount a massive email, radio, and mail marketing campaign to enroll an initial ONE MILLION course registrants.

To make “Constitution 101” available nationwide costs nearly $1,000,000. While a monumental expenditure for Hillsdale College, it must be made if we are to reach as many Americans as possible during 2012.

ACTION STEP #3: Please forward this email to friends and family and encourage them to enroll in “Constitution 101.”

OUR CHALLENGEWith your help, Hillsdale College is dedicated to returning the U. S. Constitution to its rightful place at the center of American political life.

If our republic does not reverse course, we may not be able to reclaim the liberty that has been lost, and we will lose the liberty we still have.

Hillsdale College has accepted this challenge, and our commitment to making “Constitution 101” available to citizens nationwide is proof. But we need your help to make this possible. . .

You know, before coming to Hillsdale, I often wondered how a small liberal arts college in rural southern Michigan could, as Ronald Reagan once described it, “cast such a long shadow.”

The answer is simple. It can be found in adherence to our motto: Pursuing Truth and Defending Liberty since 1844. This phrase defines the purpose of the College, and gives life to the education we provide our students – which can now include you!

Our mission and principles make it possible for Hillsdale to accomplish what many would consider unachievable for a school of our size, including:

  • Proudly publishing Imprimis, a no-cost monthly speech digest that promotes liberty, for 40 consecutive years—now with a circulation of over 2.4 million subscribers;
  • Educating our students independent of any and all government taxpayer subsidy—even in the form of grants and loans; and
  • Establishing our Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in the heart of Washington, D.C. One of its chief purposes is educational outreach to our elected officials and their staffs on the principles of American constitutionalism.

Hillsdale College has worked tirelessly to safeguard the principles of liberty by educating citizens about the Constitution.

Go here to register and donate

And Hillsdale has done it all without a dime of taxpayer subsidy. In order to protect the integrity of its mission and prevent intrusive government regulation, Hillsdale College accepts no taxpayer funding whatsoever. We are proud to remain steadfast in this policy at a time when almost every other institution of “higher learning” is increasingly dependent on government support.

We are also proud that Forbes Magazine now ranks Hillsdale the 60th best college in America, the 7th best college in the Midwest, and the #1 college in Michigan.

In fact, The Princeton Review ranks Hillsdale as the #1 conservative college in America.

Thank you for supporting the mission of Hillsdale College. Before I close, I would like to ask you please to consider honoring Hillsdale with a special gift to support our vital work at such an important time in our nation’s history.

Your generosity at this critical time will not just help underwrite the cost of making “Constitution 101” available nationwide. It will also support all the other ways that Hillsdale College educates Americans to be defenders of liberty and self-government.


In appreciation of your donationof $100 or more, I will send you a complimentary copy of my new hardbound book. Its title is:


In this book I explain the unique connection between America’s two most important documents, how that connection has been severed today, and why we must repair it for the sake of freedom.

If your gift is $500 or more, you become eligible to have your name (or the name of a loved one you would like recognized) engraved on a brick on the Liberty Walk located on the Hillsdale campus.

But even a gift of $25 will help ensure that Hillsdale can continue to reach millions with the message of liberty via Imprimis. . . educate our elected officials and their staffs at our Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship . . . run Hillsdale-sponsored events and lectures in cities all across America . . . and continue to educate the next generation of leaders without federal or state government subsidy, even indirectly in the form of student grants and loans.

Your gift will help make it all possible. And for that I am grateful.

Please go here to donate For liberty to prevail, Americans must come to understand and defend the Constitution.

And they must do so urgently.

Please help Hillsdale College educate citizens on how to revive the Constitution and preserve America’s tradition of individual liberty and limited government.

Thank you for supporting Hillsdale College.

Yours for liberty,

Dr. Larry P Arnn - signatureDr. Larry P. Arnn
Hillsdale College

P.S. PLEASE REMEMBER to do these three important things:

  1. Enroll NOW in “Constitution 101: the Meaning and History of the Constitution” online course and receive a complimentary pocket copy of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

    The registration period is closing soon – SIGN UP NOW to reserve your place!

  2. Make the most generous tax-deductible contribution you can afford. And remember, as thanks for your gift of $100 or more, you will receive a copy of my new book, The Founders’ Key.
  3. Forward this email to any of your friends or family who you think would enjoy Constitution 101.

Thank you so much for standing with Hillsdale and the Constitution . . . and for doing everything in your power to defend liberty in America in 2012.

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