Hillsdale Constitution Study in Fort Wayne
The Constitution, Fully Understood
THE INDIANA POLICY REVIEW FOUNDATION in cooperation with Hillsdale College is sponsoring the first of what we hope will be a statewide series of Constitution Study Groups. This first session will be held June 19-20 in Fort Wayne. The group, meeting at The Chapel, 2505 West Hamilton Road South, is organized in conjunction with the foundation’s “Foothold” project and is free to its membership, meals included. Registration will be on a first-come basis, so to save your seat please send an email to “Constitution,” firstname.lastname@example.org, with your full name, home address and phone number.
If you cannot attend these first free sessions, please consider a new or extended membership to the foundation HERE as a way of helping us offer these study groups to as many in Indiana as possible.
“The purpose of the group is to create a network of Fort Wayne citizens knowledgeable about the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence,” said James Riley, Ph.D., the project coordinator and a Hillsdale associate.
The group will meet in two sessions, the first on June 19 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., and the second session the next day, June 20 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., both at The Chapel. Participants, prior to discussion, will view selected DVD short lectures from the Hillsdale Constitution 101 course presented by the Hillsdale College faculty.
“This faculty includes the foremost authorities in the country on the Constitution,” said Craig Ladwig of the Foundation. “I expect the discussion to bring out practical applications of the Founder’s wisdom to local decision-making.” An additional feature will be a review of tools for citizen participation in local government as recommended in the foundation’s “Footholds” workshops, Ladwig said.
The Constitution Study Group topics listed below represent the content presented in the Hillsdale College formal degree program. Participants have the option of going on-line and taking the Constitution 101 lecture quizzes at their convenience to qualify for a Hillsdale Certificate of Completion.
The Meaning and History of the Constitution (DVD)
June 19 and 20, The Chapel, Fort Wayne, Indiana
- The Theory of the Declaration and the Constitution (Larry Arnn, President, Hilldale College)
- Natural Rights and the American Revolution (Professor Thomas West)
- Majority Tyranny and the Necessity of the Union (Professor Ronald Pestritto)
- Consent of the Governed and the Separation of Powers (Professor Pestritto)
- ‘To Secure These Rights’: Property, Morality and Religion (Professo West)
- Slavery and the Roots of the Secession Crisis (Professor Kevin Portteus)
- Secession and Civil War (Professor Portteus)
- The Progressive Rejection of the Founding (Professor Pestritto)
- The New Deal and the Rise of the Administrative State (Professor Portteus)
- The Administrative State Today (Professor Portteus)
- Post-Sixties Liberalism and Contemporary Politics (Professor John Grant)
- A Path to Restoration (President and Professor Arnn)