Seminar 3: Attacks on the Charter of Freedom

The third Seminar is entitled the “Attacks on the Charter of Freedom.” In this seminar we will study the people, the organizations, and the groups who have been using their time, resources, and talents to change the direction of America in order to serve their own special interests. This has allowed emotionalism and private interests to become the standard of measurement in the enacting of most recent laws.

The information in this seminar is not designed to spread despair or fear about the future of America, but will be an eye-opener to let us see how far our country has been allowed to go towards the destructive paths of Socialism.

Modern society will never be able to heal America without knowing what is causing it to be sick in the first place. It is interesting to note that the Constitution is seldom quoted or used anymore as a standard by which to measure proposed legislation. This has come about because, as Americans, too many have ceased to study the Founding Fathers’ formula for success.

Seminar topics listed below.

Upcoming Events

Attacks on the Charter of Freedom – 03.26.2020

Session 1: March 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Session 3: April 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Session 4: April 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


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

***UPDATE: Given the recent guidance to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, this seminar will be held online via Zoom – click here for the link.

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

  • Education is Key
  • Two Cycles of American Education
  • Parental Influence
  • Home Education
  • McGuffey Readers
  • Religious and Moral Influence
  • Noah Webster
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
  • Virtues and Morals
  • Early American Educational Success
  • Charity in America
  • Emphasis on Civics and Constitutional Studies
  • Horace Mann
  • Secular Humanism and Atheism
  • Socialism
  • John Dewey
  • Sputnik and the Second Red Scare
  • Social Issues of the 1960s
  • Modern Education Ranking and Failures
  • Recent Constitutional Deterioration
  • Northwest Ordinance
  • Karl Marx
  • Frederick Engels
  • Communism
  • Plato
  • Roaring Twenties
  • Vladimir Lenin
  • Petrovich Pavlov, A. R. Luria, and Nerve-Jamming Music
  • Pablo Picasso and Modern Art
  • Effects of WWII
  • McCollum vs Board of Education
  • Everson vs Board of Education
  • Cold War
  • Sputnik & STEM Education
  • Progressive Social Policies of the 1960s
  • Vietnam War
  • Engel vs Vitale
  • School District Abington vs Schempp
  • Agency
  • Violence in Schools
  • Trends in Immorality & Crime
  • Our Civic Responsibility
  • Populous Movement
  • 16th Amendment & Direct Taxation
  • 17th Amendment & States Rights
  • Federal Reserve & Central Banking
  • Social Security
  • Foreign Wars
  • Textualism
  • Separation of Powers
  • Concentration of Power in the President
  • Progressivism
  • Expansionism
  • Judicial Review
  • Marshall Court, Taney Era, & Judicial Supremacy
  • Relevance of the Constitution
  • Attacks on the Founding Fathers
  • Reece Report on Tax Exempt Foundations
  • Destruction of the Senate
  • Civil War & State Sovereignty
  • Reconstruction Era
  • State Legislature Scandals
  • General Welfare vs Specific Welfare
  • Executive Orders
  • Executive Agencies
  • Fiscal & Monetary Policy
  • Gold/Silver Standard
  • Interstate Commerce
  • Manifest Destiny
  • City on a Hill
  • Foreign Relations, Separatism, & Monroe Doctrine
  • Democratic Socialism
  • “Master Planners”
  • New World Order
  • Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, & John D. Rockefeller
  • Tragedy and Hope & The Naked Capitalist
  • The Naked Communist
  • The Freemen Digest (Reece Committee Report)
  • Socialism
  • Depression of 1921
  • WWI, WWII, & Internationalism
  • Infiltration in Media, Education, and Churches
  • United Nations
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Royal Institute of International Affairs
  • Trilateral Commission
  • The Bilderberg Group
  • Club of Rome
  • Round Table Group
  • Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies
  • Pugwash Conferences
  • League of Nations
  • Yalta Conference
  • Panama Canal Treaty
  • NATO