"The point of Hillsdale being in Washington is not to lobby," Mr. Bobb said. "We're not a think tank, but we are standing in the gap for constitutional principles."
"Right now, people are talking about the Constitution, they're talking about it in a new way and, to a certain degree, with a newfound respect," said David J. Bobb, director and lecturer in politics at the school's Washington-based Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies & Citizenship. "I think that we're in a place where Americans still love that document and they love their country, but they can't explain why. The purpose of today is to teach."