Public Policy from a Constitutional Viewpoint

Discover constitutional solutions to today's most important public policy questions.

For more than a century, the people’s representatives have abdicated their constitutional legislative power to executive agencies, agencies which now exercise all three functions of government. Although this trend indicates America has moved away from the Founders’ understanding of constitutionally limited government, self-government can be restored through a revival of a constitutional understanding of public policy.

In this free, 12-lecture course, “Public Policy from a Constitutional Viewpoint,” you will learn how the American Founders wrote a Constitution that established a government limited in size and scope, whose central purpose was to secure the natural rights of all Americans, and, by contrast, how early Progressives rejected the notion of fixed limits on government. Taught by Hillsdale College faculty, topics in this online course include:  freedom of speech and religion, immigration, regulation, marriage and family, foreign policy, health care, taxes, education, and more.

Join us today in this fundamental study of how a proper understanding of contemporary public policy issues may help to restore free and constitutional government in America.

Enroll in this free online course on public policy today!

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What students say

Takes the student through the full context of the course subject matter. Wonderful insight into how we strayed and its consequences and offers a solution.

– Don

It's refreshing listening to ideas and thoughts that would be discussed in a classroom setting.  It's been quite a few years since I have been in that type of setting.  It's nice to be back.  It gets the creative juices running in the brain again.

– Susan

Content is well presented; the students are stellar in their responses and questions. Prof. Arnn does a fabulous job balancing teaching and allowing students to participate. Above all he makes complex ideas easy to understand.

– Hope