Published on February 16th, 2012 | by Leonard Jackson


Time for Learning

There is an offer being made by one of our favorite institutions, Hillsdale College, that is a must for anyone interested in our country, its future and what we need to know to protect the principles that our Founders established over 200 years ago. If you believe that all my recent writings are just prejudiced rants, you owe it to yourself to check out this unusual opportunity to learn what our Constitution actually says and what the authors of the document meant when they finally hammered out an agreement over weeks of heated debate and reluctant compromise.

Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1844 in rural southern Michigan on a 200-acre campus with a student body of about 1,400. Its four-year curriculum leads to the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree. Adjacent to the campus is the modern primary and secondary school, Hillsdale Academy whose comprehensive Reference Guide is used in hundreds of schools throughout the country.
Hillsdale’ educational mission rests upon two principles: academic excellence and institutional independence. The College does not accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies for any of its operations. We are proud to remain steadfast in this policy at a time when almost every other institution of “higher learning” is increasingly dependent on government support.

One of the many contributions made by this illustrious institution since 1972 is the publication of Imprimis, a free publication sent to over 2 million subscribers each month. The content is drawn from speeches delivered to Hillsdale-hosted events, both on-campus and off-campus.

6860911[1]Today they have announced a series of on-line lessons title “Constitution 101” featuring lectures from members of the school’s faculty in 10 installments of approximately 40 minutes beginning with the first on February 20th and the tenth and last on April 23rd. These lessons are free (obviously a small donation will be solicited) but, if you’re unable to pay anything you can actually enjoy the entire series for free.

Go to and register for a great opportunity to learn about this historic document. We really are down to this today. Do we follow the laws and doctrines that our Founders laid out for us and have served us as we have grown to be the world’s leading nation, or do we fall into the trap of regarding it as out-dated and not appropriate for modern times. If you take the time to examine the full content you will see it is our only hope of slowing down this race to European Marxism we are now being directed to and begin to restore our nation to the glory that we have enjoyed for 200 years. Sign up today – the country needs you.

About the Author

As I prepare my “reentry” into the e-world of blogging, I am advised that I should provide my prospective audience with a brief biographical résumé covering my life’s work and future aspirations so that I, and my work, can be properly categorized and thus judged in the proper venue. Since I will be joining a new group in just a few short months, it came to my attention that for a quick summary I can cover my life span in 20 year segments that pretty well sum up the route that I took to get to where I am today. In December, the Lord willing, I will become a member of that esteemed group known as Octogenarians. . Now that may be a disturbing, even scary, pigeonhole for some folks to find themselves assigned to, but I’m beginning to realize some real benefits from being maturity advantaged. The first 20 years I grew up, was educated and began my married life and my career. Second period was about 20 years in the cotton business in Memphis, TN. Trading this commodity in the world’s largest inland cotton market. Third period was spent in the municipal bond industry in Memphis, Houston TX Chicago and finally to my present home in Kansas City, MO. The fourth 20 years I served as a registered investment adviser to a number of individual clients which I continue to do in a semi-retired capacity. In addition to all this, over all these years, I have been blessed with a loving wife of sixty years, four children, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a menagerie of grand horses, dogs, cats and a donkey. Providentially, none of these, except of course my patient wife, are still living in the family home. And now the fifth period will be consumed in my new career. For the first time in all the years I have an opportunity to share my opinions with the world. I can truly express my thoughts without regard to any extenuating conditions. I can just say how I feel about any subject. How liberating. Let the blogging begin!!!! By the way – what I do in the next period remains to be seen and depends on how well I do in the fifth period.

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