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.
- 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.