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Do you understand the Progressive movement?

From: Michael P.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 11:14 PM
 
Hillsdale College -- Pursuing Truth, Defending Liberty since 1844

Hillsdale's New FREE Online Course, Constitution 201:
The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism


Available to you, your family, your friends,
and all Americans.

Begins September 4, 2012Sign Up TODAY!


Dear Michael,

Register now for Hillsdale's online Constitution course I am guessing that you are as alarmed as we are that liberty in America is now on the brink of exhaustion.

That's why Hillsdale College has launched one of its most ambitious undertakings yet --- a brand-new online course --- just in time for this year's election --- called:

Constitution 201: The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism

Because you are a friend of Hillsdale College, I'm inviting you to be the first to register to learn -- at no cost!

This NEW course starts on Tuesday, September 4 and runs for 10 weeks, with the final lecture on Monday, November 5. Please sign up now!

As I said, 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!

I hope you'll be my student! I will teach the first and final sessions of this brand new, no-cost, 10-week course. The title of the first class is "The Founders' Constitution and the Challenge of Progressivism."

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.

Register now for our 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!

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.

And remember: this course is offered at no-cost to any and all who want to learn about the Progressive threat to the Constitution. But Hillsdale is only able to offer our Constitution courses at no cost because of the generosity of those, like you, who want to help educate all citizens willing and eager to learn more about the principles of liberty our Founding Fathers understood. And that's why we need your help today.


Hillsdale College -- Pursuing Truth, Defending Liberty since 1844

Constitution 201
The Progressive Rejection of the Founding

and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism
  1. The Founders' Constitution and the Challenge of Progressivism
    Larry P. Arnn, Tuesday, September 4

  2. Woodrow Wilson and the Rejection of the Founders' Principles, Part 1
    Ronald J. Pestritto, Monday, September 10

  3. Woodrow Wilson and the Rejection of the Founders' Principles, Part 2
    Ronald J. Pestritto, Monday, September 17

  4. Overview: Founders vs. Progressives
    Thomas G. West, Monday, September 24

  5. FDR's New Bill of Rights
    Will Morrisey, Monday, October 1

  6. Total Regulation: LBJ's Great Society
    Kevin Portteus, Monday, October 8

  7. The Transformation of America's Political Institutions
    Kevin Portteus, Monday, October 15

  8. Post-1960s Progressivism
    John Grant, Monday, October 22

  9. Case Study: Religious Liberty in the Administrative State
    Thomas G. West, Monday, October 29

  10. Restoring Constitutional Government
    Larry P. Arnn, Monday, November 5

As with previous online courses, we will archive the entire course, including the lectures, so you can watch them all at your convenience.

But it is important that you register right now so you can access the lectures as soon as they become available.

Register now for our NEW ONLINE CONSTITUION COURSE:
"The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism" beginning on Tuesday, September 4 and ending on Monday, November 5. 
     
  
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