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info_outline 270 - Oregon Counties Vote to Secede Into Idaho 06/21/2021
270 - Oregon Counties Vote to Secede Into Idaho By now most of you have probably heard the reports of counties that have voted to break away from Oregon and become part of Idaho. While this type of vote is not unheard of, and many pundits have claimed there is precedent, should these counties get their wish, it would be a first time event in American history. Let's cut through the political positioning, wishful thinking, and questionable constitutional analysis to see what it would take for these counties to move between states.
info_outline 269 - If Liberty in America Falls 06/14/2021
269 - If Liberty in America Falls Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
info_outline 268 - Two Cases About Illegal Arrests 06/07/2021
268 - Two Cases About Illegal Arrests What does a 2020 Georgia Supreme Court case have to do with a 1900 case about a dead officer? Plenty. A report about a case decided by the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia this past December highlights the importance of knowing your rights. In the 1900 case the justices used in their opinion, we see that this knowledge can have life or death consequences. Both cases show the importance of knowing your rights and being prepared to assert them, especially in the face of government actors.
info_outline 267 - Memorial Day 05/31/2021
267 - Memorial Day Today is a day the American people set aside to honor those who gave their lives fighting for us. Whether you plan to go to a parade, place flowers on graves, or simply enjoy a cookout, every American should take some time to honor the fallen and what they fell for.
info_outline 266 - History of Government Overreach 05/24/2021
266 - History of Government Overreach If there are two actions that can best describe the first months of the Biden administration, they would be executive orders and spending. Federal spending on anything they find popular is not a 21st century phenomenon, it's not even a 20th century one. James Madison dealt with Congress' spending habits all the way back in 1817. How he dealt with them is something the American people need to learn today if we are to ever rein in an out of control federal government.
info_outline 265 - Federalism 05/17/2021
265 - Federalism Why do we call the government of the United States the federal government, when the Constitution doesn't refer to it that way? What is this idea of federalism and why is it important to the health of the republic? And how can we use federalism to protect our rights?
info_outline 264 - Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Liberty in California 05/10/2021
264 - Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Liberty in California What happens when courts serve neither the law nor justice? You may have heard about the California church that recently received an injunction from the Supreme Court against Governor Newsom's tyrannical restrictions against churches in California. But just as the magician distracts his audience while performing the trick out of sight, this injunction is not a win for liberty in the Golden State, it is a knife in the back to the rights of all Americans .
info_outline 262 - Constitutional Exceptions 04/26/2021
262 - Constitutional Exceptions A recent case argued before the Supreme Court revolved around what is called the "caretaker exception" to the Fourth Amendment. This is an excellent example of how constitutional law, which is nothing more than the opinion of judges, is being used to circumvent the Constituiton of the United States.
info_outline 261 - Battle of Lexington 04/19/2021
261 - Battle of Lexington On the morning of April 19th, 1775 the actions of a few would have an impact that would resound throughout history. Most of us were taught about "The shot heard 'round the world", but have you learned what led up to that event? Let's take the 246th anniversary of this famous event to remind ourselves how we got here.
info_outline 259 - The Zombie Amendment 04/05/2021
259 - The Zombie Amendment Ronald Reagan said "a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth." Apparently that is no longer true, as a dead proposed amendment simply will not go away. Sounding like Dr. Frankenstein, the House of Representatives is crying "It's alive!", but it is still dead.
info_outline 257 - Ignorance is Not Bliss 03/29/2021
257 - Ignorance is Not Bliss I recently saw the body cam video of a Galveston, TX police officer arresting a woman for not wearing a mask in a local bank. While many seem to be appalled by the actions of the officer, I see this as an excellent example of how ignorance of our rights has led to the situation this woman was in.
info_outline 255 - Is the Fox guarding the Henhouse? 03/22/2021
255 - Is the Fox guarding the Henhouse? It seems we forget that courts are part of their government. Several groups petitioned the government, in the form of the federal courts, for a redress of the grievances what state actors other than their legislature changed the manner of appointed electors for President. When the supreme Court denied to hear these cases, it reminded me why we should not blindly trust the courts to protect our rights. Why? Because in many cases, they are the fox guarding the henhouse.
info_outline 254 - CDC Eviction Ban Follow-up 03/18/2021
254 - CDC Eviction Ban Follow-up I recorded a video back in September about the CDC's "order" banning evictions. Well a U.S. District judge in Texas agreed that the CDC's order is unconstitutional. So let's ponder the judges opinion, next on The Constitution Study.
info_outline 253 - Congressional Speech Police 03/15/2021
253 - Congressional Speech Police Did you hear about the representatives who pressured cable providers to stop hosting news outlets they don't like? No, that isn't the straight line to a joke, it's real life. And if we aren't careful, it's free speech in America that will become a joke.
info_outline 252 - Ruled by Fear 03/12/2021
252 - Ruled by Fear There's an old saying when it comes to the news media, "If it bleeds, it leads!" Taken to the extreme, we see Americans being ruled not so much by laws but by fear. Tonight I want to discuss how people have used COVID to rule by fear, and it's not just the politicians who are doing it.
info_outline 251 - Is a federal Minimum Wage law Constitutional? 03/08/2021
251 - Is a federal Minimum Wage law Constitutional? With all the talk of a new federal minimum wage, I thought this would be a good tie not only to ask the question, is it legal, but to look at a case about it from our history.
info_outline 250 - Does government rule the people? 03/04/2021
250 - Does government rule the people? This country was formed with a radical idea, that the people rule the government rather than the government ruling the people. That idea has been eroded almost since the beginning. But the rate at which the people have voluntarily given up their sovereignty to become servants of government has exploded over the last few decades. So today I want to ponder the power structure the Framers created, compare it to how we live today, and consider some ideas to preserve rights and liberties in America.
info_outline 249 - H.R. 1 - The Corruption of Future Elections Act 03/01/2021
249 - H.R. 1 - The Corruption of Future Elections Act After the fiasco of the 2020 election, I was not surprised when a bill claiming to fix the problem was introduced in Congress. H.R. 1, titled the “For the People Act of 2021” is actually an attempt to remove the states from controlling the voting process, centralize power in Washington, D.C., and open even more opportunities for fraud and malfeasance in future elections. In other words, if there was truth in legislative advertising this bill would be called the "Corruption of Future Elections Act of 202
info_outline 248 - More Examples of State's Infringing on Rights and Liberties 02/26/2021
248 - More Examples of State's Infringing on Rights and Liberties When it comes to rights and liberty, 2020 was a dumpster fire. Tonight, I want to look at some of the more recent examples of states infringing on the rights of their people, and discuss what the American people have taught their governments.
info_outline 246 - Is Free Speech Worth More Than $1? 02/18/2021
246 - Is Free Speech Worth More Than $1? What is Free Speech worth? In the case of Uzuegbunam v Preczewski the supreme Court is not only considering the ability of public universities to regulate speech on their campuses, but the value of that speech.
info_outline 245 - Is the Second Trump Impeachment Constitutional? 02/15/2021
245 - Is the Second Trump Impeachment Constitutional? There's been a lot of chatter about the second Trump impeachment. Some claim it is constitutional, others say no. The word "unprecedented" seems to be in just about every article about the topic. I think it's time we look at this subject and see what the Constitution says about the topic.