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, 2012 – Sign Up TODAY!
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:
Because you are a friend of Hillsdale College, I’m inviting you to be the first to register to learn — at no cost!
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.
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 costbecause 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.
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.
“The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism” beginning on Tuesday, September 4 and ending on Monday, November 5.
Please renew your support of Hillsdale with a tax-deductible gift of $50 (or more if you can) to promote this new online course to millions of Americans.
Will we as a nation succumb to bureaucratic despotism or will we take a stand for liberty?
As a student in our new Constitution online course, you’ll delve deeply into the century-old attack by the Progressives – threatening to undermine our hard-won liberties. Failure to stem this Progressive tide will further reduce American citizens to subservience to an ever-expanding federal bureaucracy.
As you may have heard — especially if you listen toRush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or Mark Levin on the radio — Hillsdale College is one of the few colleges or universities in America requiring all of its students to complete a course on the U.S. Constitution.
Because this course and others are only possible because of our generous donors like you, in appreciation for your tax-deductible gift of $100 or more, you’ll receive a copy of Hillsdale’s publication, The U.S. Constitution: A Reader. This reader is an indispensible collection of documents related to the meaning and history of the Constitution, and the same reader used in Hillsdale’s on-campus undergraduate course on the Constitution.
In appreciation for your $50 gift, you’ll receive a copy of my latest book, The Founders’ Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and The Constitution and What We Risk By Losing It. In this book I describe the deep connection between the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the structures of the Constitution.
And, when you sign up for Hillsdale’s new Constitution course and donate $25, we will send you a custom-engraved blue and silver Hillsdale pen as a token of our appreciation for your support.
ACTION STEP #1: Be among the first to register for our new online course on the Constitution starting September 4 — Constitution 201: “The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism.”
ACTION STEP #3: Please forward this email to any family members or friends you think want to learn more about how the Progressives and the threat they pose to America’s legacy of liberty and limited government …and how we can turn the tide back!
With your continued help — both your participation in the course and your financial support — Hillsdale can remain dedicated to educating students (of all ages) about the crucial need to return the Constitution to its rightful place as the supreme law of the land.
Hillsdale College is committed to making our new Constitution course and our other educational tools available to citizens nationwide.
But we need your help to make it possible!
I want to thank you for supporting the mission of Hillsdale College. Before I close, I would like to ask you please consider honoring Hillsdale with another special gift to support our important online Constitution courses — specifically our new Constitution online course “The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism.” This comes at such an important time in our nation’s history — won’t you help us make it available free to millions of Americans?
In appreciation for your tax-deductible gift of $50 or more, I will send you a complimentary copy of my new hardbound book, The Founders’ Key.
This book will serve as a perfect complement to our online Constitution courses on our founding principles.
To thank you for a gift of $100 or more, I would like to send you Hillsdale’s very own collection, our 790 page volume, The U.S. Constitution: A Reader.
If you can give a gift of $500 or more today, you will have your name, or the named of a loved one, inscribed on a brick on Hillsdale’s Liberty Walk.
But a gift of any amount will help ensure Hillsdale can continue to reach millions with the message of liberty through these exciting outreach programs.
Most importantly, your gift will help keep Hillsdale independent of federal and state taxpayer support — free from intrusive government regulation, and free to continue educating our students (on-campus and around the country) about the Constitution and the principles of liberty.
So please register for Constitution 201: “The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism” and make the most generous contribution you can to help Hillsdale educate millions of Americans about the urgent need to restore constitutional liberty and limited government.
Thank you for participating in our online Constitution courses and for your support of Hillsdale College.
Yours for Liberty,
Dr. Larry P. Arnn
P.S. Make no mistake…there is a serious choice to make — between a return to the Constitution or moving further down the road of bureaucratic despotism! Either we return to government guided by the Constitution or accept the Progressives’ rejection of our founding principles. So, PLEASE REMEMBER to take these three important steps right now:
ACTION STEP #1: Be among the first to register for our new online course starting September 4 — Constitution 201: “The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism.”
ACTION STEP #2: After registering, please make a tax-deductible donation to help fund this vital course on the Constitution, as well as future online courses.
In appreciation for your tax-deductible gift of $50 or more, I will send you a complimentary copy of my new hardbound book…The Founders’ Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and The Constitution and What We Risk By Losing It.
ACTION STEP #3: Please forward this email to any family members or friends who you think would benefit from learning more about the Progressives rejection of the Founding…and how we can turn the tide back.
Thanks again for your help at this critical moment in America’s history!