Category Archives: Education

FREE 10 wk. Constitution 101Course from Hillsdale College Begins 2/20/12

Click on the link for the previous Hillsdale lecture series on the Constitution.

Register for Hillsdale College’s “Constitution 101”

Dear Friend of Liberty,

As a leader in your local Tea Party organization, you are invited, along with other members of your group, to participate in an exciting educational opportunity from Hillsdale College – our free online course, “Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution.” You may already know of Hillsdale College for its principled refusal to accept even a penny in federal or state taxpayer subsidies, its rigorous core curriculum that includes courses on the American heritage and the Constitution, and its many outreach programs promoting liberty. You may also receive its free monthly speech digest, Imprimis. Our free online course, “Constitution 101,” will be taught by the same professors who teach Hillsdale’s one-semester course on the Constitution to our students. This 10-week program begins on February 20, 2012. Registration and information, including the course schedule, is available here:

The course will include:

  • ten lectures by members of the Hillsdale College Politics Department faculty; • provided readings that are used in the Hillsdale College Constitution course;
  • weekly online Q&A sessions with faculty;
  • a course study guide for use by individuals or groups;
  • weekly quizzes for those who wish to test their knowledge; and
  • a certificate from Hillsdale College for those who complete the course.

And again, this course is free to all who wish to participate. We encourage you to sign up for this course on the meaning and history of the Constitution, and to share this program with everyone in your group. In this regard, we invite you to view and share this promotional video for “Constitution 101.” “Constitution 101” is part of a major national educational campaign by Hillsdale College. Please join us in studying the greatest charter of civil and religious liberty in human history during this very important year for our country.

Am Spectator – Peter Ferrar on Cain-Gingrich Debate

A very good review of the Cain-Gingrich debate put on by our friends at Texas Tea Party Patriots PAC.

Introduction to the Constitution – Hillsdale College

Introduction to the Constitution – Hillsdale College.

Links to Hillsdale’s great video classes on the Constitution that Rush recommended!

Scroll to bottom of webpage for The first video. Study Guide with questions is available as a .PDF file in small print immediately below each video.

Must Read: Reclaim the Constitution Pamphlet

 For Download: Reclaim the Constitution (Large file alert; please be patient during download.)

MUST READ/PRINT – Revenues & Tax Rates: An Historical View from Heritage

Time for Lower Income Tax Rates: The Historical Case for Supply Side Economics is a 13-pg document (Heritage Executive Summary).

The first 2 pages are a summary; the final 11 pages contain historical data from the 1920’s and the Kennedy years which illustrate that low taxes brings more money into play in the economy and tax revenues go up. It ends with a great summary of why everyone benefits when the economy is freed of government intervention and theft.

I will be printing this out and keeping mine handy!

Washington Could Learn a Lot from a Drug Addict

Junkie TV Ad Fact Sheet  (from

Eat the Rich: Bill Whittle & Walter Williams

Eat the Rich Video by Bill Whittle [discussed in Walter Williams article, also entitled Eat the Rich.]

MARCH 3, 10, 17, & 31: 4-session CONSTITUTION CLASS at Spring Creek BBQ-Atascocita

Join us for our final class next Thursday, March 31 ! We’ll be taking a look at the Bill of Rights–the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.

If you’ve ever wondered what the Constitution REALLY says–here’s your chance to refresh  your memory or learn for the first time! Join us as we review our Founding history and delve into the U.S. Constitution and why our Founding Fathers wrote it the way they did.

Spring Creek BBQ-Atascocita [MAP]
Thursdays, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, & 3/31/2011
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$25 /adult, $10/Students/children (for entire class)

Please RSVP.

Presented by Gus Faris (our wonderful emcee on the We’re Watching You Bus to Austin) and Larry Lane ( our wonderful local political guru) using Making of America materials from .Cost is $25 /adult, $10/Student or Child. We will have many of the National Center for Constitutional Studies books from the available for sale.

For the class syllabus and some online resources, click on “more.”

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REMINDER: No Constitution Class Tonight Thurs. 3/24 – Will Finish Next Thursday

Just a reminder that the Constitution Class will not meet tonight, Thursday, March 24, but will meet for our final class next Thursday, March 31 at Spring Creek BBQ in Atascocita.

MUST READ: After Red Tide in Texas, Tea Party Still Making Waves