Monday, September 26, 2016

The Final Authority on the Constitution

Many today think of the Supreme Court as the final authority on the Constitution. This was not the intention of those who wrote it. All three branches were to be responsible for upholding the Constitution, and the ultimate responsibility was to lie in the hands of those who established it – “We the People.”
If we are to do our duty as a people, we need to understand how our Constitution has been undermined and how the judicial branch of government has played a role in that. To this purpose, I invite you to enroll in Hillsdale College’s new free online course, “The U.S. Supreme Court.”
This course will look at several of the most important cases in the Court’s history—cases that have had a dramatic effect on our politics and our society today. We will also look at the intended role of the Supreme Court, how that role has changed, and the ways in which that change has undermined our Constitution and our freedom.
I will deliver two of the course’s ten lectures, and the others by my colleagues on Hillsdale’s faculty. We will also have Q&A sessions after each lecture. The first lecture was released today—so you can start your course now.
Again, there is no cost to take the course and you can watch the lectures at your leisure.
Warm regards,
Larry P. Arnn
President, Hillsdale College
Pursuing Truth—Defending Liberty since 1844