The past 100 years of Progressive ideology have almost destroyed the U.S. Constitution. This generation must restore the Constitution's original intent of limited, federal government based on the rule of law.

We at the John Locke Foundation and the North Carolina History Project offer today's patriots the intellectual tools to restore original intent and repair the damage done.

We provide Constitutional Workshops for organizations at locations all across the state. Currently we offer two workshops.

We also offer constitutional public lectures and other special programs, including living history events and online publications.

Our programs explore the original intent of the Founders, the Constitution's meaning, how the Progressive movement has destroyed many essential parts of the Constitution, and what can be done today to restore the original intent of the Founders.

In addition, the information below provides a variety of materials, videos, web links and resources that will be useful in the difficult work ahead:

How to host a Constitutional Workshop

Want to host a workshop, lecture, or special program? Please contact Dr. Troy Kickler or Dr. Michael Sanera.

Scheduled workshops

Go to the John Locke Foundation events page to find the dates of scheduled workshops.


Videos by the workshop presenters discussing the Constitution and its history

  1. "North Carolina's Role in a Limited Revolution," Dr. Troy Kickler (1 of 4)
  2. "Defenders of Liberty," Dr. Troy Kickler (2 of 4)
  3. "Is the Constitution Dead and Buried?" Dr. Michael Sanera (3 of 4)
  4. "Who Destroyed the Constitution, and How Do We Re-establish It?" Dr. Michael Sanera (4 of 4)

Videos used in the workshops

Biographies of the Workshop Presenters

Dr. Michael Sanera

Dr. Troy Kickler

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Founding Documents

Declaration of Independence

The U.S. Constitution

Federalist Papers

Anti-Federalist Papers

Articles of Confederation

Petition from Regulators of North Carolina

North Carolina Delegates to Governor Richard Caswell September 18, 1787

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Online resources

There are numerous websites and blogs to help you learn more about the U.S. Constitution.

Recommended Reading

For further study, here's a lengthy bibliography of readings about the U.S. Constitution.


Read what leading constitutional experts are saying about our workshops.

Learn more about North Carolina's role in the Founding

If you want to learn more about North Carolina history in general and it's role in the founding of our nation, go to, an expanding encyclopedia and research resource.