Maryland has a state constitution, which acknowledges the supremacy of the U.S. Constitution and defines additional limitations and duties for Maryland’s state government. Created in 1776, the first version of the Maryland Constitution influenced the text of our U.S. Constitution.

Classroom Rates: Each Student @ $99.00

Course fee includes a student manual, containing course content and assignments.

Purchase the MD Constitution Basic Student Course Kit here.

This course provides the student with a working knowledge of the Maryland State Constitution. Pastor David Whitney presents the lecture content.

During this course, we examine the 47 articles of the Declaration of Rights (Maryland’s Bill of Rights) and the voluminous content of the Maryland Constitution’s 19 Articles. As the student becomes familiar with the content of our State Constitution, it is our belief that the student will gain an understanding of the foundational principles and Biblical worldview of Maryland’s founders.

The course content demonstrates that a worldview revolution has occurred, which has caused the Maryland Constitution to be widely misinterpreted and misunderstood, and today most often completely ignored. The first step to restoring the Maryland Republic is understanding the Supreme Law of the State of Maryland, our Constitution. As Marylanders become more familiar with our State Constitution, we the People will be better equipped to hold our State Legislature in check, and to expose its overreach into the Liberties of Maryland’s citizens through unlawful policies and activities.

If you would like to host an accelerated course in your area, and wish to recruit others to take the course at your event, please contact Pastor David Whitney, Senior Instructor at IOTC, at 866-730-9796 to discuss that possibility.

The twelve lectures of the Maryland Constitution classes cover the following topics:
  • Foundations, History, and Preamble of the Maryland Constitution 
  • The Declaration of Rights:

    Article 1: The Origins and Limitations of Government
    Article 2: The Supreme Law of the Land
    Article 3: Common Language with the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
    Article 4: Internal State Government
    Article 5: Common Law and the Right to a Trial by Jury
    Article 6: The Right to Overthrow Government
    Article 7: Elections and Voting
    Article 8: Exercising Government Power
    Article 9: Who May Suspend Laws
    Article 10: Legislators’ Freedom of Debate
    Article 11: Where the Legislature Will Meet
    Article 12: Redress of Grievances
    Article 13: The Right to Petition the Government
    Article 14: The Legislature Only Imposes Taxes
    Article 15: Rights regarding Taxes
    Article 16: Sanguinary Laws
    Article 17: Ex Post Facto Laws
    Article 18: Laws to Attaint
    Article 19: Justice for Wrongs
    Article 20: Trial of Facts
    Article 21: Maryland’s Version of the 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
    Article 22: Witnessing against Oneself
    Article 23: Juries
    Article 24: Maryland’s Due Process Clause
    Article 25: Maryland’s Version of the 8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
    Article 26: Unwarranted Search and Seizures
    Article 27: Corruption of Blood, Forfeiture of Estate
    Article 28: Necessity of Militia
    Article 29: Standing Armies
    Article 30: Military Is Under Civil Control
    Article 31: Quartering Troops
    Article 32: Only Military Subject to Martial law
    Article 33: Judges
    Article 34: Power Corrupts
    Article 35: No Multiple Offices of Profit
    Article 36: Freedom of Religion
    Article 37: The Missing Right
    Article 38: Oaths of Office
    Article 40: Freedom of Press and Speech
    Article 41: Monopolies
    Article 42: Titles of Nobility, Etc.
    Article 43: Education and Farming
    Article 44: Constitution Applicable in Peace and War
    Article 45: Maryland’s Version of the 9th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
    Article 46: The “Equal Rights” Amendment
    Article 47: Treatment of Violent Crime

  • Articles I – XIX of the Maryland Constitution (describing the Elective Franchise; Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches; various offices and departments; Military Affairs; Baltimore City and the Counties; Public Works; Amendments to the Maryland Constitution; The Referendum; Video Lottery Terminals; and more.