Dear Miss Hansberger,
Americans understand that our government isn’t working as it should. This is reflected in polls going back several years. But why isn’t it working?
Our Constitution gave us a government sufficiently powerful to secure the rights of its citizens, but strictly limited so it would not infringe on those rights. The Constitution’s central feature is the separation of powers: the division of government into three separate but equal branches—the legislative, the executive, and the judicial—each with the power to check the others.
But today, our government doesn’t operate according to the Constitution. This is obvious in the fact that over the past 50 years and more, power has been centralized in a fourth, unconstitutional branch of government—the federal bureaucracy, made up of independent agencies (like the EPA) staffed by unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats.
How and why did this new way of governing come about? And how do we return our government to working as it should—under the Constitution!
On September 17, Constitution Day, Hillsdale College is launching a new free online course that will supply crucial answers to these questions. The course is called “Congress: How It Worked and Why It Doesn’t.” But we need to raise funds to meet the September 13 deadline for promoting this course nationwide.
Because you have supported Hillsdale in the past, I am inviting you to join a group of Hillsdale’s friends who are helping make this course available, for free, to millions of Americans nationwide. You know that Hillsdale College does not accept a single penny from the government—even indirectly in the form of federal or state student grants and loans—which is why I’m writing you today.
Learn more about this course and how you can help launch it here: https://secure.hillsdale.edu/help-launch-congress-course.
Thank you for partnering with Hillsdale College by supporting its educational outreach on behalf of liberty.
Larry P. Arnn
President, Hillsdale College