The founders of our country understood why past attempts at self government had failed. They anticipated problems like the "tyranny of the majority" and the "destabilizing effects of factions" and struggled with finding the proper balance between a government that was too weak and one that was too powerful. Their debates read as if they were commenting on current events. Their solutions are as relevant today as when originally written.

Our featured site dealing with these core principles is The Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship.

Established at Hillsdale College, the site includes a library of articles, videos and interactive exhibits on a variety of topics. One of the current offerings is Constitution 201: The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism. This is an online course consisting of 10 lectures, suggested readings and study guides.