Video: Defending Liberty with Ilya Shapiro

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Better Society, Featured |

In this week’s video, Grassroot President Keli’i Akina sits down with Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, to discuss the defense of liberty. As a constitutional scholar, Mr. Shapiro has closely examined the relationship between law and freedom, and has submitted numerous “friend of the court” briefs to the Supreme Court as the coordinator of Cato’s amicus brief program. As...

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Constitution Under Siege

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Better Government, Featured |

In a televised conversation, Michael Winther, President of Institute for Principle Studies and Dr. Keli’i Akina discuss the Constitution of the United States and how it is under siege from many quarters. Opening with a dialogue on why the Declaration of Independence is crucial to the proper interpretation of the Constitution, Winther and Akina stress the fact that the Constitution does not hold the national government as the highest authority...

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The Big Political Story Of 2016 Will Not Be About Who Replaces Obama

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Better Government |

By Ralph Benko Last Saturday, December 7th, nearly 100 state legislators, many distinguished, representing 32 states, assembled at Mount Vernon. They gathered at the homestead of George Washington, 15 miles from the capital city named for him.  The purpose?   To discuss how, safely, to revive an overlooked, but invaluable, provision in the United States Constitution to allow a supermajority of states to rein in a power-drunk federal...

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Constitution 201: Restoring Constitutional Government

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Better Government, Blog |

By Stephen Zierak This lesson is taught by Dr. Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College.  Under Dr. Arnn’s leadership, Hillsdale established the Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, DC.  At Hillsdale, Dr. Arnn combines administration duties with teaching.  The subjects of his courses include Aristotle, Winston Churchill, and the American Constitution.  Dr. Arnn is on the Board of Directors of both the...

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Constitution 201: Case Study—Religious Liberty in the Administrative State

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Better Government, Blog |

By Stephen Zierak This lesson is taught by Dr. Thomas West, the Paul & Dawn Potter Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College.  Dr. West has taught at Hillsdale since 2011, and from 1974-2011 at the University of Dallas.  His courses on American politics include the U.S. Constitution, civil rights, foreign policy, and the political thought of the American Founding.  He also teaches political philosophy, with a focus on Aquinas, Locke, and...

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