Save the date – JULY 17. Location TBD, more informaton to follow.
The Making of America Seminar
Evokes a Spirit of Commitment and Direction
Over the years, we have held seminars in many different places: schools, libraries, business meeting rooms, churches, homes, college campuses, city convention centers, etc. No matter the setting, when good people come together in the spirit of learning—people who sense that something is terribly amiss in America and they are seeking to know if there are better answers—a sense of peace and hope pervades the room as the story of the Founders’ message is unfolded to them.
I have tried to make special note of the reaction of people throughout the years and I can almost predict what will happen. For example:
- In Libby , Montana , we were discussing the Founders’ principle that public officials only have the right to do what the people have legitimately authorized them to do, and the people can only authorize something that they have authority to do themselves. This principle alone, if followed, would eliminate over half of all proposed laws which are swamping our legislative bodies. One man came up to me during the break and said there are about ten state legislators in attendance and this is the first time they had heard such doctrine. It so impressed them that they were talking of having the whole legislature go through this course.
- In Tyler , Texas , an attorney came up to me on the break and enthusiastically said he had learned more about the Constitution today than during all three years of law school.
- A home schooling group in Scottsdale , Arizona suggested this be a regular course of study each year for their older students.
- A Baptist minister in Texas was so impressed with the Founders’ story that he invited us back later and we held the seminar in his church to which every member of the congregation was invited—and many of them came.
- The host for a seminar near Detroit , Michigan , was so impressed that he immediately booked another seminar for a month later and took advantage of the enthusiasm of those who attended the first to fill up the second.
- A Republican Club north of Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , hosed a seminar as part of its education efforts and suggested this seminar to be a regular annual event.
- At a seminar in Boston , Massachusetts , seven different states were represented and from that several seminars were planned to be held in each of the other states.
- At a recent seminar in Mesa, Arizona, a couple flew in from a neighboring state just to be in attendance and have since begun making plans to host us in the country of Latvia, where they will be soon going for several months. They said these people definitely must hear this freedom story.
- A supporter in Las Vegas , Nevada , strongly urges all of his many employees to attend a Saturday seminar which was held in a large beautiful meeting room in his place of business.
Here are some other typical reactions at our seminars which occur at nearly every seminar:
- I wasn’t going to come but I am sure glad I did. I did not realize the answers to America ‘s problems were so simple.
- I have been floundering in my understanding of the events of the day because I did not know where to turn. This has been miraculous for me today.
- I wish I would have made my husband come. I know he would have enjoyed this.
- NCCS has made the Founders’ story so easy to understand and so economical to have in our home. From now on, our family will be into this much more!
What do we do at a Making of America seminar?
Here is the general outline and timing of our one-day Making of America seminar:
|8:30am-12:00 noon – “Developing America ‘s Great Success Formula” This is the exciting exploration which Jefferson, Adams, Franklin , Washington and others made in order to rediscover the key to the creation of the first free nation in modern times. We trace their adventure from 1400 B.C. to A.D. 1787|
12:00-12:45pm – Lunch break
12:45pm-4:30pm – “The Perfect Plan of Liberty ”
A refreshing look at the solid political and economic principles from the preamble through the amendments to the Constitution. You learn perhaps for the first time, how nearly every problem in America today can be solved by restoring these successful concepts.
Each participant is given a 135-page study guide. Here are the notes for entire seminar! Dr. Skousen explained his proven method of teaching a lot of material in a short period of time so that the students can remember it. He said:
“Notice that you have to help write this study guide. Nearly every major point has a word missing. You have to fill in the blank as you go along.
“Did you know that if you just listen to the presentation, you might enjoy it, but when it is all over you will only be able to recall 2 to 3 percent of it. Now you know the reason for the blanks. They keep you alert and help emphasize each point as you fill in the words. If you faithfully follow the outline and fill in each blank as you go along, you will find that you can refresh your memory from this study outline and come out with a total recall of approximately 75 percent! This is called ‘programmed learning.’ It is one of the most efficient ways to study we have found.”