U.S. bill of rights Protects duties


  • Sheriff Dar Leaf, Barry County, Michigan
  • Brent Allan Winters, Attorney at Law

Course Description

This course will unpack the fundamental meaning of the Bill of Rights. Brent Allan Winters’s book Declaration of '76 and United States Constitution will be provided to participants.

The Course begins 25 July 2024 and is delivered in 12 sessions.

Individual enrollment is $175.


Group Enrollment

This is a limited time offer and subject to change.

Group enrollment applies for 6 or more individuals for a donation of $50 per person plus cost of shipping book. A group contact will communicate all the required information to our staff and make a single donation for members of the group to cover enrollment fee.

The group organizer or contact person shall send an email to [Please enable JavaScript.] with a list of the group participant's names and email addresses. The course books for each participant will be shipped to a single location specified by the group contact person who will be responsible to distribute the books to each of the participants. Group contact person shall fill out and send us the contact spreadsheet provided:

Group Registration Sign Up Sheet

Course Background

Our American Bill of Rights

Our U.S. Constitution, said Patrick Henry, is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people but an instrument for the people to restrain the government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.

Our United States Bill of Rights comprises many fundamental rights formed into the first ten amendments to our United States Constitution. It is the individual man’s job to defend his jurisdiction of these God-bestowed duties from God, his Maker and Lawgiver. (See Romans 13:1–7).

Fashioned after the English Protestants’ Bill of Rights of 1689, our U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights commands and restrains the powers-that-be (general government), not the individual man. The purpose of our Bill of Rights—as all our U.S. Constitution—is not to limit the freedom of the individual man but to confine the general government to its common-law scope of jurisdiction.

Bottom line, our Bill of Rights are not to protect one’s civil rights but to protect one’s fundamental rights. These foundational rights are direct orders from God to the individual man, without any intervening mediator between God and man, except the God-man, Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 2:5).

Civil rights are delegated to the individual man through other men or governments. Fundamental rights are bestowed on the individual man, as John Wyclif put it, direct from God under the open vault of heaven. Thus, for a man to learn them, insist upon them, and defend the jurisdiction God bestows with them, is a Christian act of religious worship.

Our U.S. Constitution and its bill of fundamental rights, from beginning to end, is the enemy of the government’s expedience—the argument for every infringement of a man’s liberty. Indeed, every freedom our Bill of Rights includes is an individual duty arising from God’s law to discern and act. Moreover, the Ratifiers of our United States Constitution had only individual rights in view, because there is no other kind.

Because our U.S. Constitution is a common-law document, it never hints at balancing the public good against any individual fundamental right. In fact, any such balancing destroys the public good because it weakens each individual’s duty to act upon his God-bestowed responsibilities. Thus, our Bill of Rights never mentions public or group rights, but only individual rights.

Americans daily lay claim to the first ten amendments to our United States

 Constitution to stop our General Government’s interference with their individual jurisdiction,

 directly bestowed upon them from God, their maker.

—Brent Winters