Hillsdale College today announced that registration is open for a new online course, “Introduction to the Constitution.” The free, not-for-credit course gives virtual students a seat at the table with Dr. Larry P. Arnn as he explores the political origins of our nation. Filmed in an entirely new style, the course provides students with a classroom experience that looks and feels as though they were joining the discussion in person. The course will be released May 15.
“Students will want to binge watch ‘Introduction to the Constitution’ the way they do the latest hit Netflix series,” commented Jon Lewis, online course director at Hillsdale College. “By increasing the production value and shortening the lectures, we’ve put together a truly engaging experience.”
“Introduction to the Constitution” is taught entirely by Dr. Arnn and is divided into twelve lessons:
Lesson One: The Declaration of Independence – Universals and Particulars
Lesson Two: The Declaration of Independence – The Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God
Lesson Three: The Declaration of Independence – All Men Are Created Equal
Lesson Four: The Consent of the Governed
Lesson Five: Representation of the People
Lesson Six: Sovereignty and Power
Lesson Seven: Reason and Passion
Lesson Eight: The Separation of Powers
Lesson Nine: The Necessity of Virtue
Lesson Ten: Ballots Rather Than Bullets
Lesson Eleven: The Problem with Big Government
Lesson Twelve: The Problem with Progressivism
Hillsdale College offers a catalog of free, online courses taught by its faculty in subjects ranging from the Constitution to Winston S. Churchill, education, economics, and public policy. More than 1.3 million students have generated more than 2 million unique course enrollments since the program launched in fall 2011.
Venitism is a new paradigm in economics and politics.
Black Hole: Taxation is armed robbery that feeds the black hole of political corruption; it’s the perfect index of corruption and tyranny.
Constitution: The only purpose of a constitution is to protect citizens from government abuse. Reform treaties of a confederation, such as the Lisbon Treaty of EU, not voted by the citizens are null and void.
Corruption: Political corruption is proportional to the square of the size of the government.
Democracy: Every democracy is eventually hijacked by rabblerousers, pullpeddlers, clans of kleptocrats, bumptious bugaboos, busybodies, butterbabies, nabobs of nepotism, cranks of cronyism, pusillanimous pussyfooters, riffraffs of rascals, socialist sophists, and Machiavellian mafiosi. Democracy tends to kleptocracy. Anarchy should replace democracy.
Depression: Only governments can cause economic depressions and funny money. Lower tax rates, a reduction in the burden of government, and elimination of kleptocracy and VAT are the only way to boost growth.
Education: There is no direct relationship between education and schooling. You might be schooled but uneducated, and you might be educated but unschooled. Schools are concentration camps for the drones of society. Unschooling is much better than schooling. Internet is the best source of knowledge and information, replacing schools, libraries, media, parliaments, and postoffice.
Environment: The best way to save the environment is vasectomy. Deadly viruses are Gaia’s antibiotics against the cancer of overpopulation.
Equality: Death is the only equalizer. Egalitarianism brings death to society, transforming citizens to zombies.
Government: The only purpose of government is to protect citizens from criminals. Public services, central banks, and fiat money should be abolished.
Heroism: Entrepreneurs, innovators, anarchists, and heretics are the real heroes.
Insurance: Citizens with proper individual retirement accounts and health savings accounts should be allowed to opt out of State Insurance.
Intervention: Any government intervention deteriorates an existing trend. Laissez-faire is the only progressive policy.
Laws: All laws that citizens are required to know should not exceed 300 pages. When a new law is born, another law must die.
Legislature: Parliaments should be abolished, because they continuously create laws that enslave citizens, constrain economic activity, loot producers, reward drones, and encourage political corruption.
Misery: Throwing money to misery brings more misery.
Money: A deluge of fiat money brings financial plague and haemorrhage of economy. Real money is tied up to precious metals and strategic metals.
Privacy: Nobody, including your government, has the right to break into your home, your land, your accounts, your computer, your files, and your secrets. You have the natural right to protect your privacy from intruders. Molon Labe!
Property: Governments should not own or regulate any property, including electromagnetic waves. The first individual who improves or cultivates any unclaimed property is entitled to that property. Governments cannot own, allocate, regulate, or manipulate frequency fields and media. Eminent domain is null and void.
Religion: God delusion is a neurosis of hoi polloi and escape from reality. Faith is retarded thinking, opposite of reason.
Selfownership: You own your body and your soul, and nobody should dictate what you take in and what you take out. Speech, education, heresy, habeas corpus, military service, mating, healthcare, food, abortion, cloning, drugs, guns, and euthanasia should be personal choices.
Style: Your soul needs to resonate with mighty words and unique acts that express your style and destiny. Your government cannot dictate your language, your words, and your culture. Resonate now and sing your song!
System: The most efficient political system is anarchy, where everything is private, there are no taxes at all, there is no government, and there is no parliament. Government has deteriorated to a racket that benefits the political elite by taking money from all people.
Taxes: Taxes destroy the economy. Raising tax rates is masochism. Smart stimulus is to cut tax rates. Stupidus stimulus is to increase spending, which stimulates the cancer of statism!