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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non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the U.S. Constitution by teaching the importance of this historical document that governs our nation.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.

Principle over Party: We Were Warned About “Factions”

By: Michael Boldin “I would quarrel with both parties, and with every individual of each,” John Adams wrote in 1763, “before I would subjugate my understanding, or prostitute my t

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By: Michael Boldin Politicians in a growing number of local governments are claiming to have created “2nd Amendment Sanctuaries.” But, so far they’ve missed the mark by a wide mar

Restoring Fiscal Conflict

by James Wallner Near the end of Ayn Rand’s dystopian novel, Atlas Shrugged, the discredited regime representing the United States Government announces the “John Galt Plan for Peace

Sentence First, Crime Later?

By: Ron Paul Attorney General William Barr recently sent a memo to law enforcement officials announcing a new federal initiative that would use techniques and tools developed in the war

Samuel Adams: The Truth is All Might be Free

By: Michael Boldin “The truth is,” Samuel Adams once wrote, “all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought.” The more I reflect on this great quote fro

Federal Reserve: Enemy of Liberty and Prosperity

By: Ron Paul Lost in the media’s obsession with the impeachment circus was Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s recent testimony on the state of the economy before the Joint Eco