Seminar 2: The Founders’ Charter of Freedom

In the second Healing of America Seminar, called “The Founders’ Charter of Freedom,” will be studying the entire Constitution from the viewpoint of the Founding Fathers. Participants will see that every aspect of the Constitution was based upon the Founders’ understanding of righteousness and timeless principles. It will become evident that the Constitution – as written and as intended by it’s Founders – is as appropriate and relevant today as it was when first implemented. It produces a truly free people who are able to achieve that which all mankind is seeking: FREEDOM, PROSPERITY, and PEACE.

Join with us as we discover the freedom formula embedded in the provisions and clauses of the Constitution.

Seminar topics listed below.

Upcoming Events

The Founders’ Charter of Freedom – 02.27.2020

Session 1: February 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Session 2: March 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Session 3: March 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Session 4: March 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Location: Spark Freedom Building 116 S. Center St. Rexburg, ID 83440

Organization: Benjamin Franklin Center for Constitutional Studies

Facilitator: Jacob Householder

Cost: $40 at the door for the student manual and 8 hours of training

Topics Covered

  • Ratification Process of the Constitution
  • The Preamble
  • Bicameral Legislature
  • Sessions and Terms
  • Parliamentary Procedures
  • Salaries and Benefits
  • Legislative Process
  • Powers Delegated to Congress: Taxation, Borrowing Money, Regulating Commerce, Naturalization, Bankruptcy, Coin and Regulate Money, Counterfeiting, Post Offices and Roads, Copyrights and Patents, Establishing Federal Courts, Punishing International Crimes, Declaring War, Rules on the Sea, Raising and Supporting Armies and a Navy, Militias, Authority over the Capitol, Federal Lands
  • Necessary & Proper Clause
  • Slavery
  • 16th Amendment
  • Restrictions on Congress
  • Restrictions on States
  • Executive Branch
  • Powers of the President
  • Qualifications for President
  • Electoral College
  • Term Limits
  • Presidential Salary
  • Executive Agencies
  • Commander of the Militia
  • Reprieves and Pardons
  • Presidential Powers Regarding Congress
  • Impeachment
  • Judicial Branch
  • Judicial Disputes
  • Federal Court System Levels
  • Circuit Courts
  • Supreme Court
  • Federal Crimes
  • Jury Trials
  • Federal Courts as Guardians of the Constitution
  • Checks and Balances
  • Dred Scott
  • Chisholm vs Georgia
  • Purpose and Design of the Constitution
  • Treason
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Restraints on the Federal Government
  • Interstate Relations
  • Citizenship Among States
  • Creation of New States
  • Amending Process
  • Federal Supremacy
  • Ratification by the States
  • Bill of Rights Issues
  • Suits Against States
  • Electoral College
  • Slavery
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • “Perpetual Union”
  • Naturalization and Citizenship
  • Gitlow Case (1925)
  • Voting Rights and Womens’ Suffrage