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    Hillsdale College’s Free Online Constitution Course

    We the people of the United States, in order to more form a more perfect union… Next to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution is the most important document in U.S. history and affects each of us every single day. But today many of us are unaware of how and why our freedom depends on it. Hillsdale College, America’s uniquely independent, classical liberal arts college, is offering a free online course, Constitution 101, for a limited time. You actually have to study some very fundamental things to learn the meaning of America and the causes of its Constitution. Without the Constitution and without a knowledge of the Constitution, we don’t…

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    Constitution 101: Definitions Don’t Change Over Time

    Don’t rely on a modern dictionary to understand the words of the Constitution. Like any legal document, the words of the Constitution have the same meaning today as they were understood to mean the day it was ratified. While some of those words mean the same today as they did back then, some of them are totally different than what you’d expect. For example, in Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the Constitution, Congress is delegated a power to “establish Post Offices and post Roads.” Some people make the logical conclusion that a “post Road,” in support of “Post Offices,” is any road over which the mail might travel.…