Most of us really don’t know what America is supposed to be about.
We are too far removed from the ideas of America’s Founding Fathers. Most folks have been conditioned to believe we are a Democracy instead of a Republic; and really don’t know the difference.
Are you confused and want to know why America was created? Would you like to know what the original intent of the Founders was? You now have a chance to find out from an expert source. You can learn in the comfort of your own easy chair.
How can that be, you ask?
It’s a gift from Hillsdale College. Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College has a reputation for being one of the top independent colleges in the world. It is not influenced by any political fad or government edict. I believe you are more likely find truth there instead of political correctness – uncontaminated information.
Hillsdale has never accepted money from the federal government or any state government. It does not have to “comply” to retain government funding. It is truly independent. It currently offers five free online courses; two on our American heritage, two on America’s Constitution and one on the free market economy.
You can take more than one course at the same time. I don’t think that’s a bad idea. If you take Constitution 101 and Economics 101, you will be able to relate the organization of our government to a citizen’s opportunity to succeed in a Free Market Economy.
All course materials are available online at no cost. You can start on any of these noncredit courses at any time and study at your own pace. They cost nothing and provide information most of us have always wanted to know.
If you are like me you never could find a convenient way to block out the time to “go to school” then nothing could be more convenient than this. And, you cannot fail. You learn what you want to learn and can repeat parts if you wish.Because there is no credit you don’t have to pass a test unless you want to.
Did I say that you can start anytime; no schedule. All the classes except Economics 101 are “archived” so they are always available. If you miss a lecture, do it later.
I am going to take the online courses .
I have other experience with Hillsdale. For years I have been getting their publication called Imprimis, which features articles by renowned authorities on subjects of current interest. I have never been disappointed. Imprimis is also free. You can subscribe at the Hillsdale College website, www.hillsdale.edu.
In a way, the Hillsdale free online courses are related to the citizenship program of the nonprofit I head, Tools of Learning for Children. We provide personal pocket-size copies of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution to about 10,000 students each year.
If you think it would be helpful to have your own personal copy, let me know and I will send it to you.
I hope many of you take advantage of the Hillsdale offer. It is a opportuity to discover the America that the Founders intended America to be.
Let me know what you think,
Murray Bass can be reached at 427-0744 or [email protected]