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This episode is inspired by Paul Harvey's epic segment from 1965 called, "If I Were the Devil", where he outlined what the devil would do if he wanted to take down the United States.

In this episode, I attempt to update his nearly sixty-year-old rant with some specific and recent examples.

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Few obscure, unilateral presidential actions have had more wide-ranging impacts on the United States than Nixon's decision to terminate the Bretton Woods agreement.

In this episode, we walk through a brief history lesson on money, banking and currency in the United States and then examine the impact of Nixon’s fateful and negligent decision that has led the U.S. down a road toward national bankruptcy ever since.

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Typical discussions about monopolies usually revolve around Standard Oil, U.S. Steel, General Motors, AT&T, Microsoft and even Blockbuster Video. The focus tends to be on pricing and lack of consumer choice. However, when you examine modern monopolies, a disturbing realization occurs: government is the only real monopoly!

By its very nature governments are designed to be monopolies in the sense that they are the only permitted providers of certain services: law enforcement, the court system, the DMV, the IRS, etc. The disturbing part of the federal government's monopoly position is how they wield their power.

In this episode we examine the dangers of government's monopoly power through the lens of big tech censorship. The national Democrats have discovered that they can circumvent the First Amendment by bullying Big Tech to restrict speech that does not comport with their agenda.

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Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company Proved That We Needed Anti-Trust Laws to Fight Such Market Monopolies

The Peter Schiff Show - Episode 709

Jen Psaki: White House Openly Giving Censorship Orders to Facebook

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Resident Biden gave a brief address in the Rose Garden in early April, 2021 regarding his Executive Orders on gun control. In that short address, he made at least six clearly false statements or outright lies.

In this episode we focus our attention on one particularly misleading statement about gun show loopholes and use it as a lesson to demonstrate how the Left manipulates their voters and the media through the use of language.

It's the perfect storm! A voter base uninterested in the truth; just searching for bias confirmation. A political party willing to lie and mislead. And a media willing to parrot the narrative.

If you control the language (and the media), you can control the narrative, which explains why the Democrats refuse to debate their policies on their merits. 

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Episode #137- The Truth About Post-Constitutional America

Joe Biden's False Claim Gun Show Background Check

Joe Bidden Lied About Gun Shows

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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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With the election over, Big Tech and the national Democrats are moving quickly to purge social media of dissent. In order to do that, they must control the narrative which requires them to behave like good, old-fashioned totalitarians.

In this episode, we examine:

  • Soft totalitarianism
  • Historical instances of speech censorship
  • How we got to this point
  • Why this is being done
  • The timeline of the purge
  • The tactics employed by the Left as they continue the purge of all things non-liberal, non-progressive, non-Democratic Party talking points including fake news and lies, the use of boogie men, lying by omission and Whataboutism
  • The coming social credit score system

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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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Rush Limbaugh recently uttered the “S” word on his program. . . SECESSION! The usual suspects in the alphabet soup, mainstream, corporate press lost their collective minds. Most of the opposition to secession is born out of ignorance. They called the idea nonsense, dangerous, treasonous, unconstitutional, un-American and racist.

What is really behind the opposition to secession? How are these talking heads and columnists impacted in the slightest if a state leaves the union? Why do they care? Why put up such a fight?

In this episode I uncover the real reasons behind opposition to secession, all of which should lead you to support the idea 100%.

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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 

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This episode is a call to action to prioritize principles over your political party. You know, things like God, family, country, the Constitution, the rule of law and intellectual honesty.

Without this prioritization of principles over party you will invariably stop thinking for yourself; you will stop thinking critically and devolve into dehumanization of your political foes, name-calling, incivility, dismissiveness, hypocrisy, an unwillingness to call out your own team and moral relativism.

At the root of it all is intellectual dishonesty and a willingness to view everyone as made in the image of God regardless of their political persuasions.

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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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How did the Democrats win (steal) Pennsylvania's twenty electoral votes? In this episode I take a look at the numbers and explain how.

Hint: Biden received 200,000 more mail-in and absentee votes than there were Democrat mail-in and absentee votes cast.

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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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In this episode we examine the American experiment through the lens of the Tenth Amendment which Thomas Jefferson called the foundation of the Constitution.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

That means, the federal government is only authorized to do those few things that have been delegated to it. It is my contention that, if the federal government was still in its tiny, little sandbox created for it by the Constitution, this country would thrive. Unfortunately the federal leviathan has not only outgrown its sandbox but has taken over the entire yard, neighborhood, state, country!

The consequences of the overreach are largely unseen yet substantial. The corruption, the failure of one-size-fits-all policies, the influence peddling - all of it acts as a restraint on the American system of free markets, entrepreneurism, freedom and liberty. Instead we allow a handful of powerful people in D.C. and the media to divide us into a series of special interest groups who fight and bicker with each other. All the while the leviathan continues to grow and grow and grow with the only end in sight being the collapse of the U.S. dollar and the U.S. economy, which come to think of it, might have been the plan all along.

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The Tenth Amendment Center

Podcast: The Tenth Amendment’s Original Intent

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If you get your news from the numerous alphabet soup news outlets and any number of other mainstream, pro-Democratic Party sources, you are likely unaware of the recent bombshell stories that depict Joe Biden, not only as a liar, but a corrupt, influence-peddler-for-hire, mob boss. 

In addition to exposing Biden's corruption and his general lack of fitness for office, these stories provide us with more evidence of the media's double-standard, the general lack of principles in the Democratic Party and the existence of a dual justice system whereby Republicans get canceled, investigated, indicted, arrested and impeached for NOT committing a crime while Democrats, who actually break the law walk away scot-free.

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Episode #91 – The Truth About Joe Biden

Episode #111 - The Truth About Kamala Harris

Hunter Biden's Firm Received $3.5 Million from One of Russia's Most Powerful Oligarchs

Emails: Hunter Biden Strives for Lasting and Lucrative Arrangement with Chinese Nationals

China Emails Reveal Hunter Biden's Associates Helped Communist Aligned Chinese Elites Secure White House Meetings

Senate Report Says Joe Biden Allowed Family to Enrich Themselves Abroad While He Was VP

Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Burisma and Giuliani

Joe Biden Never Talked Ukraine with Son Trump Needs Investigated

Smoking Gun Emails Show Hunter Biden Introduced VP Dad Burisma Executive

Hunter Biden Raised Counterintelligence and Extortion Concerns

Twitter Facebook Go Full Tilt Protecting Biden Just Weeks After Execs Join Transition Team

I Wanted It Out of My Shop: Computer Repairman Shares Why He Gave Laptop with Hunter Bidens Emails

Latest Cache Emails Detail How Hunter Biden Earned Millions China Introductions

Why Truth Behind Hunter Biden's Actions Ukraine Matters to Us All

Mainstream Media Ignores Downplays New York Post Bombshell on Hunter Biden

Texts Show Raw Intimate Exchange Between Joe and Hunter Biden

Hunter Biden Email Pics Reveal Wild Life; Pained Soul

Email Reveals How Hunter Biden Introduced Ukrainian Biz Man to Dad

Senate Committee Investigating Hunter Biden Hard Drive Email

October Surprise Giuliani Reveals Texts from Hunter Saying Biden Got Half of His Contracts

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There is a consistent theme throughout this episode; most of these stories were covered up, breezed over or totally ignored by most mainstream media outlets. If you get your news from one of the alphabet soup news outlets, you likely have not heard about some of these stories or you were fed a skewed version of the truth. Consider: Nancy Pelosi's trip to the hair salon, the declassification of Russia collusion documents, the first presidential debate, Trump's Nobel Peace Prize nominations, RBG, the NFL and more.

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Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg died recently. Let the fawning begin!

While her work ethic and career as an attorney demonstrates many laudable traits and accomplishments, her record on the highest court in the land leaves anyone with the least bit of respect for the Constitution unimpressed and, quite frankly, angry. The bottom line is she did not do her job and should have impeached years ago, perhaps decades ago. 

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Have you seen the latest virtue-signaling craze? The yard sign that reads: “In this house, we believe: Black Lives Matter; No Human is Illegal; Love is Love; Women’s Rights Are Human Rights; Science is Real; Water is Life; Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere."

In this episode we unpack this type of semantically overloaded political sloganeering and ask quite a few relevant questions. 

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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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August 2020 was rather tame when compared to recent months but it still had plenty to offer including: the DNC and RNC national conventions, George Floyd, Trump executive orders, Coronavirus, and continued riots in Democrat-run cities.

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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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June 2020 was another eventful month most notably because the radical left-wing and fascists jumped the shark by utilizing the claim of systemic racism to, not only attempt to unseat President Trump, but to essentially tear down America as we know it.

Out with reason, conversations and debate! In with virtue signaling, wokeness and censoring anyone who dares to have an opinion outside the 3x5 card of allowable opinion!

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Keith Ellison Elevating Charges on Derek Chauvin Charging Other Officers in George Floyd's Death

Minneapolis Police Rendered 44 People Unconscious with Neck Restraints in Last Five Years

Seattle Protests Armed Guards Local Business Extortion

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Seattle Mayor and Governor Inslee over CHOP

Watch Live Barack Obama to Discuss Police Violence in Online Town Hall

Supreme Court Adds Transgender to Sex Discrimination

Bostock v. Clayton County

U.S.. Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Clinic Restrictions

We Rig the Game: Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Bias Against Conservatives; Latest Project Veritas

BET Founder Says Black People Laugh at White People Toppling Statues

Rod Rosenstein Admits I'm Not Surre I Read Every Word of FISA Application

Drew Brees Apologizes for Insensitive Comments About Anthem Protests

Trump Tulsa Oklahoma Rally

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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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In Episode #98, we focused on the most common myths about Lincoln. In this episode, we take a deeper look at the man, his motivations, his actions and consider what his true legacy should be. Specifically we examine how he destroyed states' rights, his dictatorial actions during the war, his real agenda and we make a strong case that he should have been charged as a war criminal had he lived.

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The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and and Unnecessary War, Thomas DiLorenzo

Brion McClannahan - Episode #163 - Lincoln and Trump

Was the Civil War Necessary

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When you think of Abe Lincoln what do you think? "Honest Abe?" A great orator? The Gettysburg Address? The five dollar bill? Mount Rushmore? He saved America? His assassination by John Wilkes Booth? His Zeus-like monument in Washington, D.C. He always ranks at or near the top of every list of “the greatest Presidents.”

But what is the truth about Abraham Lincoln?

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The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and and Unnecessary War, Thomas DiLorenzo

Brion McClannahan - Episode #163 - Lincoln and Trump

Was the Civil War Necessary

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Despite the fact that April 2020 was dominated by the Coronavirus - shelter-in-place orders, social distancing, mask-wearing, economy-killing, stimulus spending and daily news conferences with the White House Coronavirus task force, there were a number of other noteworthy news items.

Show Notes

Drug Overdose, Head Trauma Deaths Added to Coronavirus Death Toll 

Fauci Admits U.S. was Given Incorrect Information 

Real COVID-19 Mortality Rate 25-60x Less

Over 30 Million Americans Have Lost Their Jobs in the Last Six Weeks 

Fed's Balance Sheet Skyrockets

Biden Sexual Assault Accuser Files Criminal Complaint Report

Biden Accuser Tara Reade's Mother Called Larry King CNN Program to Discuss Allegations

CNN Clip of Biden's Accuser's Mother Calling Larry King Vanishes from GooglePlay Catalog

Tara Reade's Former Neighbor Says They Discussed Alleged Biden Sex Assault in the Mid-1990's

Top Female Democrats Calling Biden Accuser a Liar

Fed Can't Print Gold BofA Calls Gold Ultimate Store of Value, Raises Price Target to $3,000

The World Health Organization's Swedish Flip Flop

Full Explanation Behind Oil's Unprecendented Negative Price

Two Weeks Later Most Small Businesses Still Haven't Gotten PPP Bailout Money

Small Business Owners Sue Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Over Virus Loan Debacle

Stimulus Intended to Help Coronavirus Ravaged Small Business Instead Rewarding Hedge Funds and Brokerages

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Jerry Nadler Want Four Billion Coronavirus Funding for Museums

Trump Suspends Immigration

Inject Disinfectant: Trump's Medical Claims Baffle National Experts

Don't Close Razor: Flynn FBI Setup Continue to Unravel

Something Seems Rotten in Flynn's Case

Small Business Bailout Demand So High SBA Portal Crashes Four Minutes After Second Round

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In the last episode, we covered some of the lighter side issues like the importance of slowing down, enjoying our families, nature and the simple things in life. We also discussed the impact the crisis will have on future attendance at traditional four-year colleges and the continued failings of socialized medical systems.

Today we are going to look at this topic more from a public policy and economics’ perspective. We examine why the United States' federal government and all centralized political bodies are too big to succeed. In the shadow of the Coronavirus crisis, we look at the dramatic need for deregulation at all levels of government.

We end the episode with an examination of the crisis from a constitutional and economic angle: fiat currency, the importance of savings, and the stock market bubble pricked by the Coronavirus.

Show Notes:

Timeline: The Regulations—and Regulators—That Delayed Coronavirus Testing 

U.S. Needs Billions of New Masks to Combat Coronavirus. Feds Say It'll Take Up To 90 Days to Approve New Mask-Making Facilities. 

Critical Medical Supply Shortage: The Moment US Woke Up To Disaster Of Always Outsourcing To China 

The 4 Key Reasons the U.S. Is So Behind on Coronavirus Testing 

Small Regulatory Reforms That Can Help People During the COVID Pandemic 

COVID-19 Exposes Americans' Financial Irresponsibility 

Only One Way Out of the Coronavirus Crisis 

Republicans Want You to Be Terrified of Ebola—So You'll Vote for Them

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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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Bernie Sanders has been leading the charge toward socialism his entire life. Within a few weeks of this podcast's publication (at the most a few months), Bernie will be a two-time loser of the Democratic Party's nomination to be President. Despite his failure to secure the nomination, he has laid the foundation for more radical candidates in the future. In this episode, we examine the life of Sanders and the foundation on which he has built his movement.

Show Notes:

Britannica.com - Bernie Sanders

Former Prisoner Recalls Sanders Saying I Don't Know What's So Wrong with Cuba

Bernie Sanders Praised Communist Cuba and the Soviet Union in the 1980s.

60 Minutes Interview with Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Praising Bread Lines and Food Rationing

Why Bernie Sanders' Communist Misadventures Still Matter

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In Episode #87, I introduced you to the concept of secession. We reviewed current and past secession movements and offered three reasons it is necessary AND good - decentralization, self-determination and competition. In this episode, I discuss the fourth reason secession is desirable - the idea that smaller is better. After that, we will discuss how secession is justified and dispel the most common objections to the concept of secession.

Show Notes:

American Secession: The Looming Threat of a National Breakup, F.H. Buckley

Mises Institute:

Tom Woods Podcast:

The Brion McClanhan Show:

Secession is for Morons

Secession is a Solution for Deep Political Division

Ron Paul: Thoughts on Secession

Credit Suisse: The Success of Small Countries

Greater Idaho Conservatives Oregon want 22 Rural Counties Secede and Become Part Idaho

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The “S” word - secession - seems to be brought up with more and more frequency lately. Most recently we have seen counties in rural Virginia exploring the possibility of seceding from the state and joining West Virginia. We are seeing similar movements in Northern California and rural counties in Oregon. While those are wonderful developments, the larger question regarding secession is the idea of entire states seceding from the United States and essentially establish their own nation.

The idea of state secession picks up steam with every passing year as the federal government - the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches AND the federal bureaucracy - continues to enlarge its power base well beyond its enumerated powers in the Constitution.

In this episode, I will introduce you to the concept of secession, discuss some of the current and past secession movements and walk you through three reasons why secession is not only desirable but necessary. In Episode #88 we will discuss how secession is justified and rebut most of the arguments against it.

Show Notes:

American Secession: The Looming Threat of a National Breakup, F.H. Buckley

Mises Institute:

Tom Woods Podcast:

The Brion McClanhan Show:

Secession is for Morons

Secession is a Solution for Deep Political Division

Ron Paul: Thoughts on Secession

Credit Suisse: The Success of Small Countries

Greater Idaho Conservatives Oregon want 22 Rural Counties Secede and Become Part Idaho

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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?

Show Notes

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

PragerU

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Following the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani (as discussed in the previous Episode #81), national Democrats insisted that Trump violated the War Powers Act of 1973 and passed a non-binding resolution in the House condemning the strike. 

In that episode I spent a lot of time examining America’s penchant for perpetual war. As discussed, the list of American intervention overseas is quite remarkable: Hawaii, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Grenada, Panama, Yugoslavia, the Korean Peninsula, the Philippines, Vietnam, Chile, Egypt, Kosovo, Somalia, Congo, currently we are involved in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen. 

In this episode, I want to turn our attention away from WHERE the U.S. military has been (or are currently) to focus on the HOW.  How is the United States war-making capabilities supposed to be carried out or applied?

You may be surprised (or not) to know that the Constitution's dictates around the involvement of our military has largely been ignored for the last 78 years.  

Show Notes:

Is the War Powers Act Constitutional 

David Rivkin and Lee Casey on the House War Powers Resolution

The Constitution - Article II

Is the Presidency too Attractive

Obama Admits Libya was his Worst Mistake but for all the Wrong Reasons

The Useless War Powers Act

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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?

Show Notes:

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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If you pay the slightest bit of attention to the news – nationally or locally – you’ve likely noticed a movement to squash free speech. Sometimes it’s subtle such as a gentle reminder from your spouse not to bring up a particular topic at the family gathering lest you offend Uncle Pete. However, what is happening with more frequency is mass censorship of speech under the guise of calling it “hate speech.” 

What is the truth about hate speech?

Show Notes

Why America Needs Hate Speech Law

UC Berkeley Students Try to Ban Hate Speech From Campus

Cornell Students Move to Ban Hate Speech

Europe Policies Hate Speech; Time for U.S. to do so, too

Freedom for the Speech We Hate

Howard Dean's Wrong Tweet

Hate Speech is Free Speech Governor Dean

Connecticut: Where Ridicule Is A Crime - Alan Dershowitz

Poll: Majority of College Students Support Punishment for Offensive Holloween Costumes

Hate Speech Doesn't Exist

Op-Ed: Actually, hate speech is protected speech

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When you hear discussions about the Constitution and the Founding Fathers, you are likely hearing about the majority group who supported the new Constitution called the Federalists. However, there was another group of prophetic founders who opposed the Constitution as written for a variety of reasons who were equally important. They are called the Anti-Federalists. These forgotten founders warned about the inevitable growth in size, scope and power of the federal government - especially the judiciary - all at the expense of the individual states.

Evidence of their accurate predictions can be seen virtually everyday in the national news.

Show Notes

The Anti-Federalists Were Right

Prophetic Anti-Federalists

The Anti-Federalists Were Eerily Prophetic

The Letters of Centinel Attacks on the U.S. Constitution 1787-1788 by Samuel Brya

Brion McClanahan Podcast Episode 63

Anti-Federalists: Federalists and State Sovereignty

The Complete Anti-Federalist edited by Herbert J. Storing

Brion McClanahan Episode 281 - The Anti-Federalist

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If you ask the average American their impression of Edward Snowden, you are likely to hear him portrayed as a villain; he is a traitor to the country and should be tried for treason. A growing minority, however, view him as a hero for exposing the illegal and unconstitutional mass surveillance program which was implemented shortly after the terrorist attack on September 11.

In this episode, we examine the Snowden saga with an eye toward what it teaches us about the Constitution.

Show Notes:

My Life as a NewYork Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror

Presidents Surveillance Program Worked with Private Sector to Collect Data After Sept 11

Edward Snowden and Turnkey Tyranny

Edward Snowden on the Joe Rogan podcast

Permanent Record, by Edward Snowden

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Impeachment is a constitutional tool whose responsibility is granted solely to the House of Representatives. As outlined in the Constitution, the rules of impeachment are both specific (treason and bribery) and general (high crimes and misdemeanors). Besides the president and vice president, all "civil officers" are subject to impeachment. That means all federal employees whether appointed or hired.

Contrary to popular belief, impeachment does not mean removal from office. It is essentially an indictment. The Constitution grants the Senate the responsibility of holding a trial based on the evidence presented by the House. If convicted, the defendant can be removed from office and banned from future service in the federal government.

The power of impeachment has been used sparingly with only 19 instances in the nation's history.

You may be surprised by what we uncover when we dive into the language from the Constitution about impeachment, read the words of the Founding Fathers on the topic and study the history of its practice. How many Presidents, Supreme Court Justices and federal employees should have been impeached if the Constitution was followed? 

Show Notes:

KrisAnne Show: Episode 281 - Impeachment Yesterday, Today and the Future

House.gov - Impeachment List

Founders Constitution

Legal Dictionary: High Crimes and Misdemeanors

Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States

Brion McClanahan Episode 261

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What would you say if I told you the federal income tax is unconstitutional? You most likely would say, "How can that be? I thought we have a constitutional amendment that covers the income tax?"

In this episode we are going to examine a perspective that you’ve likely never heard before and look at the truth about the federal income tax and the Sixteenth Amendment. You may be surprised to know that the manner in which the federal income tax is levied may not be in compliance with the Sixteenth Amendment nor with Supreme Court opinions on income tax cases.

Show Notes

The Great Income Tax Hoax – Irvin Schiff

Two Negative Consequences of the Income Tax – Daniel J. Mitchell

Is Today the Anniversary of the Income Tax the Worse Day in American History

Prior to 1913 No One Paid Income Tax - Why Now?

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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.

Show Notes:

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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Most people are aware of inflation. They expect the cost of products and services to go up every year. What these same people may not be aware of is the fact that this perpetual inflation is completely unnecessary.

If the United States had a sound money policy, meaning the U.S. Dollar was pegged to gold (on a gold standard) most of the angst around monetary policy, interest rates, the national debt, out of control government spending, inverted yield curve, negative interest rates, and cryptocurrencies would be nothing but noise.

In this episode we examine the history of a gold standard. We scrutinize actions taken by FDR, Nixon, the Federal Reserve and their impact on the worldwide economy. The bottom line is, because the gold standard constrains the spending of our overlords in Washington, D.C., they will never willingly revert back to that standard. Unfortunately the United States is in for a rude awakening as other countries have started accumulating gold reserves as a way to diversify away from the U.S. Dollar's reserve currency status.

Show Notes:

Think Bitcoin is the New Gold 2.0 - Think Again

The Gold Standard 

Your Move Gold Critics, Please Explain What Money Is

In Dismissing the Gold Standard, John Cochrane Channels Tina Fey

Central Banks of Gold Buying Spree Over Dollar Worries

Central Banks are Buying Gold Fastest Pace in Six Years

Russia, China Continue Massive Substitution of Dollar Assets into Gold

In Money We Trust: Documentary

Funding the Monster State: FDR, Nixon versus the Gold Standard

Alan Greenspan: Ron Paul Was Right About the Gold Standard

Ron Paul's Appearance on Judge Napolitano's Fox Show 

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Following the two most recent mass shootings, the usual cries of DO SOMETHING have resurfaced as they always do following attacks or a crisis. After the Las Vegas shooting, we heard cries for a ban on bump stocks; today it's calls for red flag legislation. These laws, also known as Gun-Violence Restraining Orders, or Extreme Risk Protection Orders allow family members and mental health professionals to petition a court for an order enabling legal authorities to temporarily remove guns from those who are deemed to be a significant danger to themselves or others.

As is often the case with these DO SOMETHING solutions, it sounds good on the surface but what is the truth? Listen to find out.

Show Notes:

Bipartisan Red Flag Gun Laws Plan Has Support in Congress

Red Flag Laws; Second Amendment Advocates Warn Trump About Support for Gun Reform Measures

Red Flag Laws or How to Repeal the Second Amendment Soviet Style Without a Pesky Vote

Rhode Island ACLU Analysis of Red Flag Legislation

Maryland Officers Serving Red Flag Gun Removal Order Fatally Shoot Armed Man

Chinese Social Credit Score Prevents 2.5 Million Discredited Entities from Buying Plan Tickets

Red Flag Laws: Oppose the Disease at Its Beginning

Brief History of the Income Tax

Cornell Law - The Presumption of Innocence

Debunking the Patriot Act as It Turns 15

The Enforcement Problems with Gun Grabbing Red Flag Laws Are Even Worse Than You Think

Revealing the Truth About Gun Control, Red Flag Laws and the Second Amendment

Red Flag: The Dangerous Urge to Do Something

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Episode #59 – The Truth About What We Agree On

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I don't know about you but sometimes I get tired of discussing all the areas where we disagree politically or on public policy issues. In this episode I attempt to focus on things that most of us agree on such as government spending, right-to-try laws, the surveillance state, sound money, war, tort reform, term limits, the War on Drugs and the War on Poverty.

Does it not make sense to first focus on the few things in which we agree and then circle back to the numerous head-butting issues that divide us?

Show Notes:

Little Public Support for Reductions in Federal Spending

Will Trump's Backing Revive Moribund Term Limits Movement?

Study Shows Police Lying about Asset Forfeiture

Poverty in the U.S. Was Plummeting—Until Lyndon Johnson Declared War On It

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As I record this episode, we are living through the aftermath of two mass shootings – one at a Wal-Mart in El Paso, Texas and one in the entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio. The reaction from the Left is as expected. Blame the NRA, blame rhetoric, blame guns, blame a perceived bias in society, blame everyone and everything except the shooters.

The Left has, yet again demonstrated themselves to be political opportunists disguised as compassionate onlookers. Their condemnation discrimination exposes their glaringly obvious double standard as they direct unfounded blame, condemnation and vitriol at their political opponents while ignoring the fact that many of these mass murderers are self-proclaimed liberals, socialists and communists.

They ignore mass shootings in Chicago, death and destruction in wars all over the world, and glorify and celebrate the murder of innocent babies in the womb while laying the blame of these mass shootings at the foot of Trump, the NRA and/or anyone who supports the Second Amendment.

Finding a solution is not their objective. Their objective is gun confiscation through liberty-limiting restrictions on gun ownership. The best long-term solution is a return of God to the public square. Short of that other solutions include law enforcement stepping up their game, reforming our mental health system, exploring red flag laws and eliminating gun-free zones.

We discuss all of this and more in this episode.

Show Notes:

Media Focus on Mass Shootings Shows a Disconnect from Actual Crime Trends

FBI Crime Statistics

Babylon Bee: Gun Violence

Mass Shootings Are Not Becoming More Common 

Seven Reasons to Oppose Red Flag Gun Laws

'We Have To Do Something!' Okay, Here Are Some Things We Can Do To Minimize Mass Shootings.

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Facebook’s recent congressional testimony before the House Financial Services Committee regarding their proposed cryptocurrency, Libra, caught my attention. It got me wondering: where in the Constitution does it grant the federal government the power to regulate a cryptocurrency or a social media platform? I posed that question on the Truth Quest Facebook Fan Page and immediately started researching this episode.

The truth is that cryptocurrencies in general and the Libra specifically pose a threat to many entities - central banks, power hungry government officials, and too-big-to-fail banks.

In this episode I explain what Libra is and examine the threat posed by it and other cryptocurrencies. Along the way we discuss the benefits of cryptocurrencies, congressional overreach, sound money, central banks and the concept of private money.

Show Notes:

Libra White Paper

Libra House Hearing

G7 Urges Strict Libra Regime, Eyes Minimum Tax

Alternative Currencies Such as Bitcoin are a Valuable Insurance Policy Against Feckless Government

Does Libra Threaten Monetary Sovereignty?

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Recently the Supreme Court issued an opinion regarding the Trump Administration’s effort to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census. We've been told by leading Democrats that the inclusion of the question is an effort to marginalize minorities, scare immigrants and, as Nancy Pelosi said, “making America white again.”

But what is the truth (and history) of this question and the census?

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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.

Show Notes:

William Watkins – The New Absolutes

Pritical Thinking - Amazon

Pritical Thinking - eBooks

Michael Malice - The New Right

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