Frequently Asked Questions
1. What information is covered in the first-year Constitution 101 LearnTheConstitutionInOneYear.com membership course (Quarters 1-4)?
The LearnTheConstitutionInOneYear.com membership course is designed to go through the originally-ratifed U.S. Constitution (Preamble - Article VII) in one year.
The course content of the first-year program is divided into four Quarters: Q1, Q2, Q3, & Q4. Each of the 12-week Quarters last three months. Quarters begin anew every three months, in January, April, July, and October, with another Class of students (of all ages) available to take Constitution 101.
Lessons are released every other Friday morning, and twice-monthly live Discussion Sessions and Question & Answer Segments help provide continuous progress. Note that Q & A sessions will be taped, for later review, as desired.
There are 24 Lessons in the entire Constitution 101 Membership Course, within a one-year timeframe, from the date the membership course began.
With 52 calendar weeks per year, there will be a one-week break between Quarters, during which there will be a quiz. Upon completion of the Fourth Quarter, there will be a final test and graduation celebration.
At the end of 12 months, the Class will have gone through all of the originally-ratified U.S. Constitution (Preamble - Article VII).
The Patriot Corps highly recommends students continue their studies with our LearnTheAmendmentsInSixMonths.com membership course (see FAQ #2 for more details).
Premium Courses are also recommended, for those best wanting to learn what we face, especially those wanting to know the Path forward, and are interested in sharing that information with others, to really help make a difference (see FAQ #3 for more details).
See the "Course Outline," (before FAQ #1, above) for the topic of each Lesson of Constitution 101.
2. What information is covered in the Constitution 201 LearnTheAmendmentsInSixMonths.com membership course (Quarters 5-6)?
The Patriot Corps Constitution 201 membership course is our LearnTheAmendmentsInSixMonths.com program. The 27 ratified amendments are studied in the 5th and 6th Quarters.
The Constitution 101 and 201 Membership Course examine history to learn the "normal" case of allowable governing powers.
3. What about the Premium Courses and Restoration Course?
1. SNIFF (Seek New Information First & Foremost);
2. BARK (Build Awareness of Republican Knowledge);
3. GROWL (Go Restore Our Waning Liberty)
The Premium Courses examine history to learn the "abnormal" case, of how those who swear an oath to support the Constitution have cleverly been able to bypass or ignore their normal constitutional parameters, with impunity.
ROAR (Restore Our American Republic). The Patriot Corps ROAR-Path, discusses the pathway forward to Restore Our American Republic, Once and For All and perhaps even Happily-Ever-After.
The Patriot Corps Restorative Course looks to the future, to reveal the path forward, to cast off The Make-Believe Rule of Paper Tyrants, outside the election process.
The hour is late and time is running out. Therefore, the Patriot Corps intends to run stand-alone premium courses that highlight and expose the important information of how scoundrels succeed, in varying depth and intensity.
Students may take the Premium and Restoration Courses before, during, or after the Constitution 101 and 201 membership courses (ROAR may make the most sense after Constitution 101 and 201 membership courses). Of course, all Memberships, Premium Courses, and Restoration Courses, once taken in full, may be reviewed or retaken at any time thereafter, as Patriots desire, at no additional charge.
4. What is the cost of the Constitution 101 membership course?
The cost of the LearnTheConstitutionInOneYear.com membership course is $25/month or $60/quarter.
5. How long do I have access to the membership course?
Each Quarter of the membership may be viewed time and again, as often as desired, for as long as the Membership Course is offered, as long as it was paid in full.
As long as the Premium Courses are also paid in full, they too may be viewed time and again, for as long as the Premium Courses are offered.
And, past Discussion Sessions and Q & A Segments may be viewed again, whether live or taped.
6. Who else may have access to my membership course?
The entire household of the person buying the Membership Courses, Premium Courses, or Restorations Courses has full access, and may take the course at the same time, or at differing times.
That means if the family has children living under the same roof (or dependents living under another roof), for instance, paying the Membership Course fee for the oldest child means that when younger children come of the appropriate age, they may also take the course, without additional cost or fees. And, of course, parents have full and reoccurring access at any time. Full-time college students still being claimed as tax deductions by their parents may also take the membership classes under their parents' membership. Children of split families may take the classes provided at least one household is or was a member and payment is current (or completely paid for).
See also FAQ #11, regarding Affiliate commissions and Household Members.
7. I would like to sign up for the course, but I can't fit the cost into my budget. Is there anything I can do to lower the cost?
While the cost of the membership doesn't change, all Patriot Corps members automatically become eligible to become Patriot Corps Recruiters, although they must specifically opt in and agree to be bound by the Patriot Corps Recruiter Agreement Terms and Conditions.
Referrals of new members through our Affiliate link program, by the Patriot Corps Recruiter who is current in their Patriot Corps Membership, will receive credit in their Affiliate account to the extent of 25% of the program cost for every person they refer who becomes a member, while they aslo maintain a Patriot Corps Membership (or takes any Premium Course or Restoration Course). This is a reoccurring affiliate commission on all on-going Patriot Corps Memberships, Premium Courses, and Restoration Course, meaning every month (or quarter) the referred member maintains his or her membership, the Recruiter current in their own Patriot Corps Membership is again credited a 25% commission of that new member's charge.
Meaning, if the Recruiter refers just one person (who maintains their membership), the Recruiter's monthly cost of membership effectively drops 25% of the referred member's fee. So, at $25/month, the Recruiter's monthly cost effectively drops by $6.25. Meaning, if the Recruiter refers just four new monthly members, the Recruiter's monthly cost for their membership course just effectively dropped to $0. And, if they find a fifth member, then we're effectively paying that Recruiter--you--to take the course.
Please note that we pay out all Affiliate commissions through PayPal, which means in order for the Recruiter to get payments or credit for the referrals, that Recruiter will have to become a PayPal member and conform to PayPal's requirements. Sorry, but the Patriot Corps is not able to manually track or pay out commissions, outside of PayPal.
8. Course Advancement and Affiliate commissions
The Patriot Corps advances its mission by creating the content and providing the structure, while Patriot Corps Recruiters refer their contacts, to extend the available content within the member's sphere of influence, to build up a corps of men and women working individually and together to Restore Our American Republic.
While 25% Affiliate commission are great, that's just the starting point. Finish the Constitution 101 course after 12 months, and you are able to earn another 10% in commissions on new sales! *
Finish our Constitution 201 LearnTheAmendmentsInSixMonths.com course (Quarters 5 & 6) and earn another 5% yet!
And, also earn another 5% commission for completing our BARK Premium Course and 10% additional for completing our GROWL Premium Course.
And, finally, complete our Patriot Corps ROAR-Path Restoration Course and earn another 5% in affiliate commissions.
That amounts to 60% possible affiliate commissions, on all future sales referred, once you've completed all of our memberships and premium courses!
The Patriot Corps is willing to split with you the lion's share of all sales you refer, using your Affiliate link, if you just stick to referring our program, to help spread the word, and build up a corps of Patriots who learn what they need to know, to turn our country around.
Patriots don't even need to create anything, or invest in anything more than our courses (and, if you do it right, you could be putting money in your pocket even that first month of your membership (ending any further commitment of money).
* See Patriot Corps Recruiter Agreement Terms and Conditions for full details.
9. How can the Patriot Corps provide such generous Recruiter commissions?
The Patriot Corps Founder and President Matt Erickson spent many tens of thousands of dollars, and many tens of thousands of hours (all while working his full-time "paying job," over a 33-year period), before he started this LearnTheConstitutionInOneYear.com membership course, reading, researching and writing about Restoring Our American Republic.
So, he knows the roadblocks associated with deep commitments, knowing that there has to be a better way to bring others up to speed that is quicker, easier, and cheaper, and if not, make that better way.
Because we Americans don't have the luxury of waiting decades for more patriots to get up to speed, to learn how clever scoundrels use the highly-unusual exception to all the normal rules of the Constitution, to do as they please, with impunity.
We have to put some plan in place, right now, and get all hands on deck, as soon as possible, and up to speed, to cast off The Make-Believe Rule of Paper Tyrants.
Matt Erickson believes it is crucial that we develop the means and a path for patriots not only to learn the lost principles of our American Republic, but also a way to earn money while they learn and especially afterwards, as they push towards liberty.
The Patriot Corps Recruiter Program to "Learn and Earn" is the direct result of that belief and effort.
The Patriot Corps can advance its primary mission; Patriot Corps Recruiters earn money promoting Patriot Corps content that Matt Erickson has spent his adult life accumulating and refining; and new prospects increase the likelihood of being found and brought into the fold.
The Patriot Corps will seek to provide the content and structure, while Patriot Corps Recruiters provide their contacts to extend that content within their sphere of influence.
10. Affiliate commissions--How do they work?
Affiliated Patriot Corps Recruiters earn 25% affiliate commissions on all members they personally sign up as Members of the LearnTheConstitutionInOneYear.com membership course, AND on all Premium Courses their referred Member(s) purchase(s), that are purchased THROUGH and using THE RECRUITER'S PRIVATE ELECTRONIC REFERRAL KEY.
1. Recruiters MUST absolutely use their private electronic referral key provided by Patriot Corps, LLC for automatically tracking all referrals (each link is active for 30 days [meaning the Affiliate will need to send another link afterwards, if the potential member doesn't join within 30 days of receiving the link]). The Patriot Corps does NOT use discounts or coupons and is wholly unable to track referrals manually.
Neither can the Patriot Corps, LLC retroactively award affiliate commissions where either the Recruiter either did not properly link the offer or where the referred new member did not use the Recruiter-provided link to sign up and become a member.
Members refusing to agree to abide by Patriot Corps final determinations involving Recruiter commissions will be dropped from the membership, which effectively ends their Recruiter status, leading to a forfeiture of all undistributed commissions (see Requirement #2).
2. Members remain commission-earning Recruiters for as long as they maintain their membership in the LearnTheConstitutionInOneYear.com program, LearnTheAmendmentsInSixMonths.com program, Premium SNIFF, BARK, or GROWL courses, or our Patriot Corps ROAR-Path Restoration Course, or are a member in good standing in our Monthly Membership.
Ending all Membership Courses, Premium Courses, Restoration Courses, and/or Monthly Memberships completely ends the Recruiter status, and all undistributed commissions cease and terminate upon lapsed membership following a 30-day grace period and two extensions (which extensions involve paying additional fees). See Patriot Corps Recruiter Agreement Terms and Conditions for more information.
3. All monetary payouts will be paid out to Patriot Corps Recruiters through PayPal. Therefore, all Recruiters desiring payouts will have to become PayPal members and provide the information PayPal requires in order to send out payments, including Social Security numbers or Federal Employer Identification Numbers.
11. Affiliate commissions--Households
When a family member signs up for any Patriot Corps Memberships, all directly-related (dependent) family members of that household are entitled to take that Membership Course, Premium Course, or Restorative Course, at that time, or at any time thereafter. Also, any of them can retake the courses at any later time, without additional cost, for a refresher.
Together with that shared experience, however, comes shared affiliate commissions, being credited towards the primary family contact (the individual who signed up to the Membership/Recruiter status).
At this time, at least, the Patriot Corps doesn't have the means or ability to attribute shared commissions individually, except as individuals individually sign up.
12. Is there a proceed-at-your-own-pace program available for students wanting to make quicker progress through the course material?
Sorry, not at this time, but we may revisit this issue in 2025.
For Patriots who desire to proceed at a faster pace right now, the Patriot Corps recommends reading and studying Matt Erickson's 12 books and dozens of newsletter issues that are in the public domain and freely available electronically at the PatriotCorps.org website.
13. Why isn't the Patriot Corps an IRS 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt Charitable Organization?
First of all, Patriot Corps Founder and President Matt Erickson did start (in 2004) and continues yet to run the Foundation For Liberty, which is an IRS 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt charity (www.FoundationForLiberty.org).
So, there is a non-profit organization already pursuing the same end, although through differing means, as the for-profit Patriot Corps, for those who prefer to use that structure and tax-deductible contributions (please know that the Foundation does NOT pay out affiliate commissions to any affiliates for donations received by the Foundation secured with help of the affiliate [or any other purpose, either]).
Again, Matt Erickson specifically sought to establish the for-profit Patriot Corps to provide patriots the means to earn money while they work to spread the vital message of pulling back the curtain on the deception federal scoundrels use to bypass and ignore their normal constitutional parameters with impunity.
The Patriot Corps Recruiter Program is central to Erickson's plans to establish the Patriot Corps as a growing corps of men, women and even children, who pursue individual liberty and limited government, outside the election process, to create a win-win-win situation, for the Patriot Corps, Recruiters, and new members who find out about the Patriot Corps' offerings from more people.