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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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This episode should be a wake-up call.

It should help you better understand the world in which we live.

It should help you recognize "it" when you see "it" and call "it" out for what "it" is.

The "it" is soft totalitarianism.

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One Party Rule: Ideological Nexus of Big Tech Big Media Big Government is Totalitarianism

What's Facism: It's the System We've Been Living Under or Decades

Why the Left Has to Suppress Free Speech

Biden Tosses Trumps Deregulation Orders

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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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A recent Washington Examiner/YouGov poll found that 3 out of 4 registered voters believe social media companies have too much influence over what news the public reads, with a majority also seeing these platforms as politically biased. Who can argue with those results given the amount of censorship being promulgated by Big Tech these days?

In this episode, we examine Big Tech censorship. Along the way, I want you to continually ask the questions: Why can’t The Left allow free speech? What are they afraid of?

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#DELETED: Big Tech's Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election

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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 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 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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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.

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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 America, we do not have definitional socialism where the government owns the means of production BUT we sure as hell have a bunch of socialistic tendencies, leanings, agencies and programs. In this episode, we examine the question, "Just how far toward socialism does America currently lean?"

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The Future of Freedom Foundation

Mises.org

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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.

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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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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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