No Democracy? –
The word “democracy” is not in the Constitution at all. Not even once.
That is because The United States is actually a Republic.
Our nation’s founders recognized that all governments have an institutional inclination to seek more power for themselves while increasingly restricting the rights and freedom of their citizens. The founders tried to forestall creation of a new tyranny by devising an ingenious system, codified in the Constitution, to limit the power of government and preserve individual liberties.
We the People have the duty to restrain a government operating outside Constitutional boundaries. The Institute on the Constitution invites you to learn how, by discovering your American heritage and birthright.
Do you know your rights?
Do you know your rights well enough to recite them?
Well enough to teach them to the ones you love?
Well enough to defend them?
Jake MacAulay, CEO Institute on the Constitution
A 12 week lecture series
The classes establish the premises for properly understanding the Constitution, by exposing students to the Biblical Worldview of America’s Founders and the writings that influenced them, as well as to their deliberate design of the federal government.
By gaining an understanding of the foundational principles and the worldview of America’s founders, students will see that currently a worldview revolution has occurred which has caused the Constitution to be widely misinterpreted and misunderstood in today’s world. The course concludes with a road map for restoration of our Constitutional Republic.
Upon completion of this course, Institute on the Constitution will issue a graduation certificate, with the students name. If the student is in high school this certificate may be placed in said student’s high school portfolio and will accommodate the mandatory Civics/American Government credit required for graduation. A great course for homeschoolers.
Thomas Jefferson wrote in a July 11, 1789 letter to Thomas Paine, “I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.”
IN SUITS AT COMMON LAW, BETWEEN MAN AND MAN, THE TRIAL BY JURY, AS ONE OF THE BEST SECURITIES TO THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE, OUGHT TO REMAIN INVIOLATE..... James Madison
What is the job of the jury?
If a jury result makes the media or most of the population mad, does that mean it is not just?
What is the standard for justice?
Where does it come from and how do we know if it is applied properly?
What is the true role and authority of the jury and how would we know if they really did their job?
Here at the IOTC we care about these questions and that is why we present a course of study designed to help citizens understand and appreciate the role and function of the American jury.
The jury plays a vital role to ensure that the civil government remains within the boundaries established by the U.S. and State Constitutions. The duty of the jury is misrepresented by civil authorities and misunderstood by most citizens.
It is essential that all Americans have a foundational understanding of the role, power, and independence of the jury as a check on government.
By studying the history and purpose of juries and jury duty, we all become better, more informed, citizens and, consequently our rights become more secure and our communities become better places to live and to raise our children.
In most cases, due to a lack of knowledge, the jury sits and looks to the judge as the final Authority of law.
This just isn’t so! Learn the proper role as a juror and the God-Given privilege to sit in as a Christian and show your influence.
Do you really have a voice as a juror? YES! The jury has a dual responsibility – to judge the LAW as well as the facts in the case. This dual role is critical in order for the citizens to defend our Constitutional Republic. It is essential that all Americans have a foundational understanding of the role, power, and independence of the jury as a check on government.
This six lecture series to help you learn the proper role as a juror.
Join in the cause of preserving our God-given Liberty & restoring our Constitutional Republic.
Currently this class is only being offered to graduates of the U. S. Constitution course.
Understanding the Duty of the Jury
A 6 Lecture Series