Constitution Under Siege

Constitution Under Siege

Is a one day, six hour seminar on the United States Constitution taught from a strict constructionist and original intent perspective. This seminar explains the biblical background, ingrained concepts, framework, misunderstood clauses, and purpose of the U.S. Constitution.


Americans (even conservatives and constitutionalists) are not properly prepared to defend the Constitution today. First, many don’t know—let alone understand—what it says. They struggle to answer the person who claims that the “General Welfare” clause grants Congress nearly unlimited additional power. Or they have a hard time explaining the proper meaning of the “Necessary and Proper” clause or the “Interstate Commerce” clause.

Second, many don’t understand the principles upon which the Constitution was built. It is not enough to defend the original intent of the founders in the document they created. We must also be able to defend the foundations upon which the founder’s intent was based.

To remedy these issues, this seminar presents some of the important principles of good government that influenced the thinking at the Constitutional Convention. Additionally, the seminar covers constitutional questions about who should be the ultimate interpreter of the Constitution, the proper view of states’ rights, and many other current issues. Participants leave walking away with the true understanding of the government America’s founding fathers intended to create.

Featured Speaker:

Mike Winther, President of the Institute for Principle Studies

Mr. Winther holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Idaho and has worked as a professional campaign consultant in Washington and California. Since then, Mike has been teaching government and economics and he founded the Institute for Principle Studies in 2005. Mr. Winther frequently speaks at conferences and conventions across the nation and is a member of the Mackinac Center Board of Scholars.