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Sign Up for Hillsdale College’s Constitution 201

Sign Up for Hillsdale College’s Constitution 201

Constitution 201:  “The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism”   Hillsdale’s Constitution 101 “The Meaning and History of the Constitution” was a superb,educational course, and now Hillsdale is taking registration for Constitution 201, which will begin September 4th, 2012. The 10 week, weekly video classes will be taught by Hillsdale President, Larry Arnn, Ronald J. Pestritto, Thomas G. West, William Morrisey, Kevin Portteus, and John Grant. The course description: “This new 10-week online course taught by Hillsdale College professors will examine American progressivism: its historical roots and principles; its rejection of America’s founding principles and Constitution; its political successes in the New Deal, the Great Society, and in recent years; the ongoing political debate between progressives and conservatives; and the chance of a constitutional revival. Important: Even if you did not have time to finish our first course, you can still sign up for Constitution 201. Constitution 201 is available free of charge to all who wish to sign up, although there is a suggested donation of $50 to...

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Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Politics | 0 comments

Mitt Romney’s Grand Slam

Mitt Romney’s Grand Slam

  As the Republican Convention closes, it’s time to gear up because the general election has now begun. Mitt Romney did a great job rallying the troops. His speech not only followed up a great biography started by his lovely wife, Ann, on Tuesday night, he went to work, taking apart President Obama. And he started it off with this, “You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him.” He hit Obama on his lack of understanding of business, his apology tour, his soaring rhetoric, and his broken promises. He then talked about something that many hoped he would start talking about: his record at Bain Capital. He talked about the successes, the failures, and how hard it was in the beginning. He talks about the genuine success story that resulted, all the jobs, all the thriving businesses, and yes, even a line about Episcopal priests. Gov. Romney delivered a sterling...

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Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Featured, Politics | 1 comment

Post-Convention Thoughts

Post-Convention Thoughts

  I spent Thursday evening watching my beloved Green Bay Packers have their way with the Kansas City Chiefs in their final pre-season game.  On another screen I was watching the final night of the Republican convention.  So forgive me if I throw out some football analogies here. I won’t rehash the speeches or highlight the best lines of the night.  That is all being done by smarter people elsewhere.  We now have a slate of candidates and it’s full steam ahead to November.  I’m pleased with our choice of candidates and I think we are going to do very well.  In some cases I would have preferred another candidate.  But like the Stones used to sing, “You can’t always get what you want.  But if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.”  That may be true for us this year. Primary season began over a year ago.  Back then, we all had a list of things we wanted in a candidate.  We chose our...

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