Jul 2, 2016

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Uphold Our Freedom

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160027 07/02/2016 Uphold Our Freedom

Happy Independence Day everyone! As we celebrate our nation’s 240th birthday this weekend, we look back proudly on our founding documents, including the Constitution, which is today under attack. In this week’s boralogue, John looks at negative rights, which allow freedom and prosperity, and positive rights, which are vague and can limit our freedoms. We need to uphold our rights and fight for them or our free country founded in 1776 may be a thing of the past.

Our military has evolved from those early days of militia and minutemen to one of immense power across the globe. Former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie (www.carlhigbie.com) tells his heroic story of apprehending an international terrorist as well as prevailing over the bureaucracy and political correctness at the highest levels of our armed forces. In order for the dysfunction to stop, we need to be able to have an honest discussion about our problems and our enemies.

The world economy is headed for a free fall. John plays a clip of Jim Puplava from the Financial Sense Newshour (www.financialsense.com) regarding low interest rates and its effect on global finances.

Do we need a convention of states as mentioned in Article V of the Constitution? Joining us for a roundtable discussion are Kyle Maichle (www.heartland.org), Manager for Constitutional Reform at the Heartland Institute, who believes a convention will be successful in steering this country in the right direction; and Richard Fry (www.defendnotamend.com), general counsel for the Patriot Coalition, who believes we must vote in the right personnel to uphold the Constitution we already have.

John’s quote of the week:

“In free societies, the laws are limited and very clear. In dictatorships, the laws are many and vague, so anyone can be guilty when they have to be.”

We are taking time off to celebrate our nation’s birthday this weekend, so there will be no intelligence brief. However, Section 6 will return next week.

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  1. Pat Daniels says:

    We need to resist the Con Con agenda at all costs or our Constitution could be lost. Thank you John for hosting this debate. Fry was great. The Constitution is not the problem it is the solution. We need to enforce it as written. To do that we need an educated electorate. There are no shortcuts folks. Let’s get to work stopping a Con Con and preserving our Constitution!

  2. Richard Fry was excellent. I want to thank you for having him on. I hope you will follow up with more speakers of such high caliber who speak for our side of the issue. I am opposed to the Convention of States movement or any other form of Article V convention that is supported at this time in US history.
    Counting on the fact that the current generation of legislators will not know the past, these well-funded special-interest folks come around just about every 20 years with a repackaged, rebranded version of what has traditionally been referred to as a “constitutional convention.” They invent new processes for a convention and claim the processes are constitutional.

    Convention of States and other pro-Article V convention supporters have been unable to state solidly that once a convention convenes it can be controlled. Instead of admitting that the convention cannot be controlled, they hedge their answer with assurances that it would take 38 states to ratify an amendment – that no “crazy” amendments would be able survive that process. What they don’t say is that the current ratification process could be thrown out and replaced by an entirely different ratification process.
    The delegates to the convention represent the sovereign people, NOT state legislatures and NOT Congress. The convention delegates have the structural authority under paragraph two of the Declaration of Independence to discard the 38 states ratification process because an Article V convention is a government-making assembly, NOT a legislative assembly.

    In line with the above, delegates to a convention cannot be controlled by state laws or federal laws! The structural (government-making) authority of the convention is superior to legislative authority. The creature cannot dictate to its creator. But it sure will try!

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