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Building Blocks for Liberty

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Why does

the US Constitution Matter?

What We Do

Building Blocks for Liberty is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the U.S. Constitution by teaching the importance of this historical document that governs our nation.

Our Mission

Teach people how to read and understand the Constitution for themselves with many of the tools the founders provided.

Our Passion

Host Constitution Boot Camps that give people the ability to understand and apply the US Constitution to all facets of government.

Our Target Market

Our target market is young people from middle-school age through college. We believe providing these tools to young people is critical.

Join Us

We are always looking for volunteers to help organize or staff events. All those passionate about the Constitution are welcome.

Who Founded this Org?

Marines Jim Lewis and John Hindery combined their love of history and education of the US Constitution to form Building Blocks for Liberty.

Who Goes to Bootcamp?

Students, teachers, law enforcement officials, government officials and anyone who wants a refresher on the US Constitution.

Your Support Is Needed

We operate on donations from those who believe the Constitution and founding principles are worth preserving. We hope you’ll consider a tax-deductible donation to our 501(c)(3). Without your support, we wouldn’t exist.

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Events

We are pleased to announce the following events in which you can participate.

Founding Timeline

Explore some of the key moments and events that have helped shape the course of US political and constitutional development.

September 1787

A Constitutional Republic

At a Constitutional Convention in 1787, delegates devised a plan for a federal government with three branches—executive, legislative and judicial—along with a system of checks and balances to ensure no single branch would have too much power. The Bill of Rights added 10 amendments which specifically listed protections for things such as freedom of speech, religion, bearing arms and variety of other potential government over-reaches. In a most revolutionary way, this document formed a Republic which fundamentally limited government’s power and protected our natural rights.

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October 1781

The War for Independence

Skirmishes between British troops and colonial militiamen in April 1775 kicked off the conflict in Massachusetts. By the following summer, the rebels were waging a full-scale war for their independence across most of the Eastern seaboard. At a disadvantage in every strategic sense, George Washington and his Generals were forced to retreat a number of times, surviving just long enough to earn a few key victories and secure much needed French assistance.

After years of hard fought battles, starvation and even disease, Washington and the Continental Army forced the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781. Americans had effectively won their independence, though fighting would not formally end until 1783.

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July 1776

Declaration of Independence

After years of Britain violating a variety of individual rights, representatives of the 13 colonies in America decided they’d had enough. They drafted a document to clarify reasons the American colonies were seceding from Britain and publicly announced the separation. With this Declaration, the founders committed treason and incited war with the world’s dominant super power.

Most importantly, the Declaration of Independence summarized a philosophical approach to life and government rooted in the defense of individual rights. It was an incredibly radical statement for any group to make, and it became the inspiration for the American War for Independence, Constitution and the United States that followed after years of battle.

Here is that world-changing text.

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Start of Constitutional Convention

1787

Delegates at the Convention

55

Year All States Ratified

1790

Latest Posts

News, headlines and great articles from a variety of sources.

Why the States must Nullify the National Voter Registration Act Now!

By Publius Huldah From the earliest days of our Republic, 1 some years before our federal Constitution of 1787 was ratified; 2 the Citizens of the States determined the qualifications f

Michigan Bill Would Ban Unconstitutional National Guard Deployments

By: Michael Boldin LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 11, 2019) – A bill introduced in the Michigan House would prohibit unconstitutional foreign combat deployments of the state’s national guard

The Road to Hell: Good Intentions in Politics

By: Rep. Tony Lovasco (MO-64) Election season is here, and with it comes bold talk from new politicians aspiring to hold office and incumbents looking to retain their seats. Both groups

Don’t Trust Politicians: Advice from the Founding Fathers

By: Michael Boldin While this should be totally obvious by now, a lot of people seem to only distrust politicians they don’t like. That’s easy. But where the Constitution and libert

Where were all the Constitution’s defenders when the feds raised the smoking age?

By: Rob Natelson On December 20, President Trump signed legislation purporting to impose a single national age of 21 for selling tobacco products. Obviously, the measure reduces the fre

Thomas Jefferson vs the Barbary Pirates

By: Michael Boldin Many people who support unconstitutional executive war powers like to claim that Thomas Jefferson took the same approach in the early 1800s against the Barbary pirate

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