Saturday, April 21, 2012

Back to Basics

Since February, Hillsdale College has been offering a free, 10-lecture online course in the U.S. Constitution. It's an excellent learning experience I recommend to any American who cares about why the Constitution still matters today. There are suggested reading assignments and even a quiz at the conclusion of each lecture. I've watched four of the lectures so far, and I can attest that this is a first class academic offering. Hillsdale is to be commended for extending such a valuable online opportunity to all.

This week the tenth and final lecture will be released, so sign up while registration is still open. You'll get the education that, sadly, most of today's college students don't receive. The course explains the nuts and bolts of our government, as the Founders meant it to function for "the unborn millions," as George Washington referred to future generations. With a crucial election only months away, it's an important time for all concerned citizens to get back to basics.