Constitution 101: Know Your Rights

Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution is a free, online, self-paced lecture series offered by Hillsdale College.

I recommend this course for two reasons:

  1. The CCP Virus (COVID-19) emergency gave politicians the excuse they needed to grow, spend, and forgo individual rights without legislation.
  2. Our inalienable rights are in peril.

Police are harassing people worshiping together, playing in the park, and not following every CCP Virus health rule. The media is urging President Trump to assume more power and trod on states’ rights.

We must understand how the Founders protected individual citizens from the government.

This suspension of the first amendment’s right to assemble should be reevaluated every week or allowed to expire. It’s that important. Assembling is how we learn, play, organize, and worship. Outlawing it is how a government controls the people, weakens them. Don’t get used to it.

Without our vigilance and civic education, American freedoms and rights could rapidly vanish, like they did in 1933 Germany and modern Venezuela. Australia, Canada, and the UK have not had freedom of speech for years.

The country we grew up in may not be the country our children inherit.

Fight for it. Keep it. Learn how it should work.

Hillsdale College was founded in 1844 by abolitionists. It offers free online classes, a well-written Imprimis newsletter containing timely speeches and book excerpts, and in-person college classes at its campus in Hillsdale, Michigan.


Malave, Andres. “How Socialism Failed Venezuela.” U.S. News, 6 June 2016,

Panico, Rebecca. “Stop and disperse! N.J. city will use drones to yell at people not social distancing.” True Jersey, 7 April 2020,

Image by Wynn Pointaux from Pixabay

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