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The Constitution served as the glue that held the United States together for over two hundred years. Unfortunately, over the last century, we have seen a steady erosion of the principles and rules of the game captured in that document. So much so that we now live in a post-constitutional country where the document is all but ignored or it is bastardized to fit the needs of the ruling class.

The sheer size of the federal government and the power it wields far exceeds anything the founding generation could ever have imagined. For those who love the country, this is a sad revelation. For those who love power, control and influence, they can claim victory.

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Back in 2010 conservative talk show host Michael Savage published a book titled, “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder.” Over the years as I digested, dissected and analyzed the political arena and evaluated the policy prescriptions of the Left, I often remembered the title of his book and reflected that Savage might have been on to something.

In this episode, we examine several public policy prescriptions while asking the question, "what else besides politically-induced mental illness explains why people support and endorse these policies?"

We discuss: abortion, gender, energy, the environment, fiat currency, guns, law enforcement, the welfare state, immigration and much more.

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What a month it was! The Georgia Senate run-off, the Trump rally-gone-bad, another impeachment, social media purge of anything not liberal-leaning or anti-establishment, Biden's embarrassing inauguration, his 37 executive orders, Jacob Blake, John Kerry, Dr. Fauci, Andrew Cuomo, Gamestop and more!!!!

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December 2020 was another eventful month with the news dominated by the allegations, testimony and evidence of vote fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Other noteworthy stories include the return of Hunter Biden to the front page, Brexit, the death of Walter E. Williams, a car bomb in Nashville, various Corononavirus stories, and peace in the Middle East.

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Episode #4 - The Truth About Minimum Wage

Episode #118 - The Truth About the Biden Crime Family

Episode #127 - The Truth About Walter E. Williams

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When Walter E. Williams passed away last week, the world lost a giant intellectual, prolific columnist, humorist, economist and preacher of the truth about free markets and the United States Constitution. He was a master communicator with an uncanny ability to make complex topics and theories understandable. Throughout his life, he demonstrated unwavering courage to stand up and tell the truth starting with his challenge of the U.S. Army and President John F. Kennedy over racial discrimination in the military while holding the lowly rank of Private!

He spent decades teaching economics at George Mason University and, along the way, blessed us with volumes of logic and common sense - some of which I share with you in this episode.

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Walter Williams Best Moments

Walter E. Williams: Suffer No Fools

PragerU – Is Capitalism Moral?

Mark Perry - Walter E. Williams RIP

Walter Williams RIP - National Review

I Just Do My Own Thing: Walter Williams RIP

Future Prospects for Economic Liberty - Hillsdale Speech

Leonard Reed - Walter Williams Steadfast Scholar Missionary of Freedom

Walter E. Williams: Up From the Projects -

Wisdom: Walter Williams

How Walter Williams Helped Me Lose Job

Thomas Dilorenzo - Walter E. Williams RIP

WaltereWilliams.com - Amnesty Proclamation

An Evening With Dr. Walter Williams - John W. Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise 

Daniel J. Mitchell

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In order for your average Democrat / Liberal / Trump-hater to reconcile their world view, they must maintain certain beliefs based on inaccurate information, lies or on a series of woke, virtue-signalling platitudes. Unfortunately for them (and the country) much of what they believe tends to be anti-American, anti-capitalism, anti-Constitution and, most importantly (to them) anti-Trump.

But that's only half of the story!

They must protect these beliefs by figuratively putting on blinders that inhibit their vision of the many truths that contradict their world view. Additionally, they end up endorsing character assassination, political persecution and prosecution of their political opponents, which is standard practice from their leaders.

At the end of the day, they are blinded by their political bias.

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October 2020 was an entertaining month. We had Covid-19 in the White House, Vice President and presidential debates, Amy Coney Barrett, evidence of the Biden Crime Family, Big Tech censorship of conservatives and Republicans and much more.

Hope you enjoy!

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The purpose of this episode is, not only to summarize Ben Shapiro's book, How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps, but to help you recognize the agenda and tactics used by the Disintegrationists - as Shapiro calls those who wish to tear down America.

Going forward, I hope that you consume the news with this information in mind. Identify the schemes deployed by these folks for what they are and understand their motivations.

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How to Kill America in Three Easy Steps, Ben Shapiro

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If you asked 100 people if they think America is healthy culturally, financially, spiritually, educationally, racially, or constitutionally, I am willing to bet a large majority would respond in the negative.

America is broken and the only thing that can save it (from itself) is state secession.

In this episode I build the case for secession:

  • The reasons it is necessary
  • Why secession is good
  • Refute most of the common objections to secession
  • Address how it could be accomplished in the 21st century

Please comment below and help build the secession movement.

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In the wake of the death of George Floyd - the protests, riots, looting, arson and murdering - it has become readily apparent to anyone paying attention that we have now entered a new era of forced conformity. You either go along with the party line, repeat after them word-for-word, or you risk being canceled, de-platformed, fired and/or charged with political blasphemy and heresy.

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We covered a lot of ground in the first 100 episodes - the Constitution, economics, abortion, social issues, healthcare, socialism and Christian apologetics to name a few. In this episode, I take a brief look at some of the myths we busted and review lessons learned.

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Joe Biden has spent almost 50 years in Washington, D.C. and, prior to that, a handful of years practicing law. He is the personification of a career politician. Personally I find him unimpressive, uninspiring and unaccomplished despite his longevity in D.C.

In this episode we will examine his voting record, his ideas, his propensity to be a bully, a compulsive liar and a gaffe machine. We also review the history of corruption among the Biden family and discuss the obvious lapse in his mental health.  

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Joe Biden's Sister Valerie Sent Millions of Joe's Campaign Dollars to her own Consulting Firm

Eight Things Biden Family's Culture of Corruption

Joe Biden Gaffes, Quotes 2020 Election

James Biden Healthcare Ventures

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What does the spectacle known as the State of the Union Address reveal?

In the first part of this episode, we examine President Trump's 2020 State of the Union Address through the eyes of someone who has been off the grid for several decades - an unbiased, casual observer. What did he notice? What were his impressions? What questions did he have?

The last part of the episode is an assessment of what the SOTU address reveals about the state of our nation, the state of our federal government and the state of the Constitution.

Show Notes:

President Trump's State of the Union Address

The 31 Times Republicans Applauded Obama During SOTU

All of the Things Paul Ryan Didn't Clap for at the State of the Union

Obama State of the Union: Republicans Enraged

Democrats refuse to stand for Trump at State of the Union

Resistance: Here's What Democrats Refused to Applaud During Trump's SOTU Address

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You are likely familiar with the caricature of capitalism. You know the one - capitalism is some nefarious monster that does nothing but squash the little guy like bugs while the billionaires laugh, smoke cigars and sip the finest cognac.

The criticisms of capitalism are well-known. Capitalism is based on greed and selfishness. It is immoral. It exploits workers. It is a zero sum game. Under capitalism, giant corporations have too much power. And capitalism is based on competition rather than cooperation.

But have you ever examined these claims in any detail? Have you ever considered the alternatives to capitalism?

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Only Capitalism Will Save Millenials

Freedom of Choice is What Sets Capitalism Apart, Not Competition 

Anti-Capitalism: Trendy But Wrong

Why Socialism Failed

Capitalism Wins

The Immorality of Socialism

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Is it just me or is anyone else bothered when you hear politicians and talking heads refer to America as democracy? The “D-word” is thrown around so often by so many that I don’t think many people bat an eye when they hear it.  

What is the truth about democracy in America?

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A Republic If You Can Keep It

Why Americas Founders Didn't Want a Democracy

Why It Matters That the United States is Supposed to be a Republic Not a Democracy

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You've likely heard all the critics complaints about Walmart: The company underpays its employees, does not offer employee benefits, squeezes its suppliers which, in turn, kills domestic manufacturing jobs and leads to sweatshop labor in less-developed countries. The list continues: Walmart kills Mom and Pop shops, resists the unionization of their workforce, and destroys rural America.

Sounds like a horrible company but what is the truth about Walmart?

Show Notes:

Sam Walton: Made in America

Demonizing Wal-Mart

Fortuune 500 Company's Conservatives and Liberals Love to Hate

Mises.org:

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When I evaluated the wealth tax I found that, besides the fact that they have been proven to be ineffective, ignore the laws of economics, require us to ignore the track record of the federal government and besides the fact that they are immoral and unconstitutional and their implementation would be stupid, short-cited, punitive, impractical, unnecessary, and a violation of privacy, I see no problem with them.

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Fair Comprehensive Tax Reform is the Right Path - Larry Summers

The Destructive Economics of Wealth Taxation

Warren Wealth Tax Weighs on Democrats

Why a Wealth Tax Can't Solve Our Problems

Peter Schiff Show - Episode #439

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It bothers me immensely when politicians and talking heads propose intellectually lazy and dishonest policies that they know will do more harm than good. Then your friends, family and the faceless, and often nameless, folks on social media jump on the bandwagon. Their prescriptions are not based on principles (or so I thought) rather, they appear to be based on party (or group think).

I am no longer willing to cut these folks any slack because they can easily spend a few minutes on an Internet search and read multiple sides of any argument or policy. They can easily spend a few minutes trying to determine what the truth is.

Why then does this phenomenon exist? Why do those who subscribe to this form of public policy advocacy resort to low-ball tactics when it comes to the treatment of their ideological foes? You know: name-calling, violence, vilification, shutting down the speech of dissenters, mocking, de-platforming, boycotting, and censorship!

After much reflection and study, I believe these people are, indeed, principle-driven. That principle is winning - - - winning at all costs. Nothing else explains this behavior.

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William Watkins – The New Absolutes

Pritical Thinking - Amazon

Pritical Thinking - eBooks

Michael Malice - The New Right

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In this episode we examine the historical record of the national Democratic Party and then fast-forward to present day and uncover the real motivations behind their radical agenda.

Why do they take such hard line positions on policies like abortion, illegal immigration, welfare, gay marriage, socialized medicine, guns control, climate change, minimum wage and higher taxes? Why do they advocate for socialism? None of these policies have the support of the majority of Americans yet they are all a prominent fixture in the platform that the national Democratic Party.

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PragerU – The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party

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Do you ever question the amount of time and energy spent fretting about the politics coming out of Washington D.C.? The Founding Fathers never thought that the average American would spend much time pondering the goings-on in D.C. After all, the federal government's power was constitutionally restricted. In this brief episode, I suggest an alternative to our seemingly unending focus on all things D.C.

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Every year the country waits with bated breath over the latest Supreme Court opinions. If we were living true to the Constitution, this would never happen because the Supreme Court is not supreme when it comes to deciding the constitutionality of a law! Think you disagree? Listen to learn the truth about the Supreme Court.

Show Notes:

Tenth Amendment Center published Episode #16

Books:

The Tenth Amendment Center:

The Supreme Court's Job is to Protect Americans from Democracy

Thomas Sowell Explains Wickard v. Filburn

Mises.org:

Why We're Losing Freedom - Prager University

Kris Anne Hall

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We are going to tackle the minimum wage issue with facts, figures, economic laws, and logic rather than, what we usually get - emotional calls for the wage rate increase using illogical arguments that are in direct opposition to economic law.

I want to start with a quote by Thomas Sowell from his epic book, Basic Economics that really lays the foundation for this discussion. On page 237 he said:

By the simplest and most basic economics, a price artificially raised tends to cause more to be supplied and less to be demanded than when prices are left to be determined by supply and demand in a free market. The result is a surplus, whether the price that is set artificially high is that of farm produce or labor.”

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