• Hillsdale College’s Free Online Constitution Course
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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…

  • “Our Embattled Constitution” – Harry V. Jaffa
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    “Our Embattled Constitution” – Harry V. Jaffa

    Larry Arnn: It is a student who introduces our speaker today. This man is my teacher. I wanted to introduce him because of that, and because any introduction or dealing with him presents certain pitfalls that a grownup can best handle, if anyone can handle them. Professor Jaffa is a famous conservative who is often critical of other conservatives. I am perhaps the most experienced man on earth in dealing with that problem, and I deal with it the best way possible, which is badly. But on the other hand, it happens that in those respects I am on his side, and I’ll explain that just for a minute. To…

  • Del Mar College Constitution Day Lecture
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    Del Mar College Constitution Day Lecture

    – This is Constitution Day. And welcome. Why are we here? Well, what is Constitution Day? Pretty obvious question. But it commemorates the formation and signing of the United States Constitution by the Founding Fathers this very day in 1787. And it also is aimed at recognizing those people who are born in the United States and like myself by naturalization who have become citizens. So everyone by themselves celebrate being a citizen. I’m a two-year citizen. So this is almost to the day that I’ve been two years down the road of being a U.S. citizen. Why are we having the event? Well, we can thank the late Senator…

  • Eminent Domain – Main Video Preview
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    Eminent Domain – Main Video Preview

    (Music) CARRA: “A man’s home is his castle.” Okay, I know it sounds kind of cliché, but for anyone who actually owns a home, it really is true. Homeowners take great pride in the fact that they can do whatever they want with their homes without interference from anyone else, including the government. But are they right? In fact, there’s something in the constitution called eminent domain that gives governments the power to take your property even if you don’t want to sell. (Music) PERSON ON STREET: Eminent Domain? PERSON ON STREET: Define Eminent Domain? PERSON ON STREET: Eminent Domain? PERSON ON STREET: I’m going to let him speak first.…

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    Obama Violates the Fundamental Doctrine of the Constitution

    On July 4th, 1776, a small band of patriots declared that we were a people created equal — free to think and worship and live as we please.  It was a declaration heard around the world — that we were no longer colonists, we were Americans, and our destiny would not be determined for us; it would be determined by us. It was a bold and tremendously brave thing to do.  It was also nearly unthinkable.  At that time, kings and princes and emperors ruled the world.  But those patriots were certain that a better way was possible.  And this tyrant has robbed us of that better way, structured in…

  • The Constitution Of The United States (Article 7)
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    The Constitution Of The United States (Article 7)

    Article 7 – Ratification The ratification of the conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the same. Done in convention by the unanimous consent of the States present the 17th day of September in the Year of our Lord 1787 and of the Independence of the United States of America the 12th. In witness whereof we have here unto subscribed our names. George Washington president and deputy from Virginia New Hampshire – John Langton, Nicholas Tillman Massachusetts – Nathaniel Gorham, Rufus King Connecticut – William Samuel Johnson, Roger Sherman New York – Alexander Hamilton New Jersey – William Livingston,…

  • Restoring the USS Constitution
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    Restoring the USS Constitution

    My earliest memory of going to the Constitution was during the nation’s bicentennial in 1976, and I distinctly remember coming to the ship and being enamored by the crew, and their cool uniforms and the stories. My family, when they found out I was coming to this job, was like “You’ve got to be kidding me,” because they know that I’ve really loved the ship for a long time. Our mission here is, we kind of neatly sum it up as, “To preserve and protect the ship and to keep her as close we can to her original material condition.” This current restoration we’re in is what I would call…

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    A Constitution’s Road Trip

    [poignant music] [camera shutter clicking] – How does the Constitution affect my life? – Where should we start? [camera shutter clicking] – I wish I knew more about the Constitution. – I don’t know what it is. I can’t figure it out. – Uh… – I don’t know. – I don’t know anything about it. – The U.S. Constitution is providing freedom. – Freedom and boundaries. – Freedom and equality under the law. – Just the basis for freedom. – How can you go beyond free? – It protects me overall, general. – It protects us and protects others. – So to protect the citizens. – From an overweening government.…

  • The Constitution Of The United States (Article 3)
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    The Constitution Of The United States (Article 3)

    Article III. – The Judicial Branch Section 1 – Judicial powers The Judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services a compensation which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office. Section 2 The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in Law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be made,…

  • Bill of Rights by Shmoop
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    Bill of Rights by Shmoop

    The Bill of Rights, a la Shmoop: If the Bill is wrong, I don’t want to be Right. The first ten amendments to the US Constitution are commonly referred to as the Bill of Rights. This is a bill that actually won’t give your parents a headache. Things like “Freedom of Speech,” “The Right to Bear Arms,” “Freedom from Cruel and Unusual Punishment”… …were considered among the ten most important rights we could have. Little known fact: the right to arm bears just missed the cut. But a whole lot has changed since the late 1700s. We have rights for women and minorities, overpopulation, pollution, and reality TV. If you…