Hillsdale College to Host Constitution Town Hall - Over 30,000 Participating Online

Jan 29, 2010, 11:36 ET from Hillsdale College

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hillsdale College's Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, based in Washington, D.C., will host "Reviving The Constitution," a Constitution Town Hall, in Chantilly, Virginia, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST on January 30, 2010. The event will also be available online.

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"At a time when the Constitution is largely ignored in Washington, it is vital for citizens to remember its enduring principles," said Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry P. Arnn. "This town hall will discuss how those principles have been undermined, and how they can be recovered."

The town hall will consist of a panel of constitutional scholars making brief presentations, followed by questions from both present and online participants. Topics to be covered include:

  • The Declaration of Independence and the Principles of Free Government
  • The American Constitution
  • The Constitution and the Civil War
  • The Progressive Attack on the Constitution
  • American Government Today and What Citizens Can Do to Revive the Constitution

"The Constitution is not just the domain of judges and lawyers," said Kirby Center Director Dr. David J. Bobb. "It's the responsibility of all Americans to understand and uphold it, and our aim with this town hall is to help equip citizens to do so."

This event is open to the media. Further information and registration instructions can be found at constitutiontownhall.com.

Hillsdale College Town Hall Meeting

Saturday, January 30, 2010

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EST

TV Worldwide Studios

4206-F Technology Court

Chantilly, VA 20151

Hillsdale College was founded in 1844 and has built a national reputation through its maintenance of a classical core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept any federal or state taxpayer subsidies. It also conducts a large outreach effort that promotes civil and religious liberty, including a monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a current circulation of 1.8 million.

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