In an Ideal America

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Better Society |

By Mark Monoscalco Every person should be free… to pursue his ambition to the full extent of his abilities, regardless of race or creed or family background. to associate with whom he pleases for any reason he pleases, even if someone else thinks it’s a stupid reason. to worship God in his own way, even if it isn’t “orthodox.” to choose his own trade and to apply for any job he wants — and to quit his job if he...

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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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A New Year for All: Special Thoughts on Liberty and Happiness

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

By Richard Rowland On January first and for a few days thereafter every year the conventional greeting will be “Happy New Year”. It seems to me that such a greeting is a bit vacant of meaning. To many it is simply a way to fill uncomfortable silence. Like the check-out person at the grocery store who always says to you, “Have a Good Day” after she finishes the transaction and you are leaving. Strange as it may seem to...

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Constitution 201: The Transformation of America’s Political Institutions

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Better Government, Blog |

By Stephen Zierak This lesson is taught by Dr. Kevin Portteus, Associate Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, and faculty advisor for Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program.  Dr. Portteus teaches courses in American political thought, and American political institutions.  He is also a visiting graduate faculty member at Ashland University.  Dr. Portteus’ book, Executive Details:  Public Administration and American...

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