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  • 00:28

    Madison's View of a "Convention for Proposing Amendments" (6)

    in US Government

    The concluding part (6) of our multi-part series examining the view with which James Madison, considered the father of the Constitution, regarded the State amending convention provision in Article V.


    Various interpretations of Madison's views have been presented over many years, in support of multiple positions in regard to the utility, and even the safety, of the Article V provision to the States to hold a "convention for proposing amendments".  We are going to walk through this man's life, through his written record, to construct his position, and the continued consistency of his position, and provide the most accurate representation we can of his thoughts.  We're going to take as many episodes as necessary to thoroughly flesh out his view.


    Today, we discuss James Madison's response (the Virginia Resolution) to the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, instituted by Founding Father, and Second President, John Adams.  What was Madison's initial goal, what was the response, and what did Madison conclude after the passage of the resolution?


    As always, we'll present the latest news in the Convention of the States.  And, we'll allow time for your phone calls.

  • Madison's View of a "Convention for Proposing Amendments" (5)

    in US Government

    Part 5 of our multi-part series examining the view with which James Madison, considered the father of the Constitution, regarded the State amending convention provision in Article V.


    Various interpretations of Madison's views have been presented over many years, in support of multiple positions in regard to the utility, and even the safety, of the Article V provision to the States to hold a "convention for proposing amendments".  We are going to walk through this man's life, through his written record, to construct his position, and the continued consistency of his position, and provide the most accurate representation we can of his thoughts.  We're going to take as many episodes as necessary to thoroughly flesh out his view.


    Today, we discuss the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, instituted by Founding Father, and Second President, John Adams, which led Madison to write the Virginia Resolution (and Jefferson the Kentucky Resolution).  What is the historical context for these acts, and what is the final outcome of the two State resolutions.


    As always, we'll present the latest news in the Convention of the States.  And, we'll allow time for your phone calls.

  • 00:21

    Madison's View of a "Convention for Proposing Amendments" (4)

    in US Government

    Part 4 of our multi-part series examining the view with which James Madison, considered the father of the Constitution, regarded the State amending convention provision in Article V.


    Various interpretations of Madison's views have been presented over many years, in support of multiple positions in regard to the utility, and even the safety, of the Article V provision to the States to hold a "convention for proposing amendments".  We are going to walk through this man's life, through his written record, to construct his position, and the continued consistency of his position, and provide the most accurate representation we can of his thoughts.  We're going to take as many episodes as necessary to thoroughly flesh out his view.


    Today, we'll just introduce the historical context of the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, which led Madison to write the Virginia Resolution (and Jefferson the Kentucky Resolution).  We'll especially remind ourselves how even our founders, such as John Adams, can easily forget the freedom and form of government for which they fought only 10-20 years earlier.


    As always, we'll present the latest news in the Convention of the States.  And, we'll allow time for your phone calls.

  • 00:49

    The Constitution and its Amendments, pt. 10

    in Education

    The concept of "Citizenship", and the nationalist propaganda which accompanies it, are as old as the hills. The fear-stricken are the most likely to give up freedom for a sense of security -- the high priests of even the most "uncivilized" peoples understand this principle and utilize it to this day. Citizens are those who have given up a freeman's sovereignty for the sake of virtual anonymity in the collective, even in a so-called "capitalist" or "democratic" society.


    The Constitution for the United States is one of the most idolized documents in recent history, but why? What does it even have to say? What does it have to do with your life? Does it protect you from your own personal boogeyman?


    Join Burt, Greg, Casey, and guests as we discuss these ideas and more!


    We'll be taking callers throughout the show tonight at (347) 637-3632 -- feel free to give us a shout!

  • 01:30

    The Constitution and its Amendments, pt. 9

    in Education

    The concept of "Citizenship", and the nationalist propaganda which accompanies it, are as old as the hills. The fear-stricken are the most likely to give up freedom for a sense of security -- the high priests of even the most "uncivilized" peoples understand this principle and utilize it to this day. Citizens are those who have given up a freeman's sovereignty for the sake of virtual anonymity in the collective, even in a so-called "capitalist" or "democratic" society.


    The Constitution for the United States is one of the most idolized documents in recent history, but why? What does it even have to say? What does it have to do with your life? Does it protect you from your own personal boogeyman?


    Join Burt, Greg, Casey, and guests as we discuss these ideas and more!


    We'll be taking callers throughout the show tonight at (347) 637-3632 -- feel free to give us a shout!

  • 01:57

    State Sovereignty: 5 Amendments

    in Politics Conservative

    One more weekend to make your case for any of the 5 amendments proposed to the Missouri Constitution. There has been enough propoganda and projection. We will read each of the underlying bills and discuss the proposed amendments on their merit. Farm Bill, Second Amendment, Veteran's Lottery, Communications Privacy, and the MODOT tax are all on this week's ballot. Dave and Mike welcome your input, discussion, and debate. Call and participate at 347-677-1835. Join us live at 7PM Missouri time Friday and Saturday night. And VOTE on Tuesday.

  • Madison's View of a "Convention for Proposing Amendments" (2)

    in US Government

    Part 2 of our multi-part series eamining the view with which James Madison, considered the father of the Constitution, regarded the State amending convention provision in Article V.


    Various interpretations of Madison's views have been presented over many years, in support of multiple positions in regard to the utility, and even the safety, of the Article V provision to the States to hold a "convention for proposing amendments".  We are going to walk through this man's life, through his written record, to construct his position, and the continued consistency of his position, and provide the most accurate representation we can of his thoughts.  We're going to take as many episodes as necessary to thoroughly flesh out his view.


    Today, we'll review the year plus after the Constitutional Convention, and look at Madison's writings not only in the Federalist Papers, but also his personal correspondence, where much has been made of his concerns about the States holding another convention.  To what was he referring?  What role do the State Ratification Conventions play in understanding his writings?


    As always, we'll present the latest news in the Convention of the States.  I'll keep the presentation a bit shorter, to allow time for calls

  • Madison's View of a "Convention for Proposing Amendments" (3)

    in US Government

    Part 3 of our multi-part series examining the view with which James Madison, considered the father of the Constitution, regarded the State amending convention provision in Article V.


    Various interpretations of Madison's views have been presented over many years, in support of multiple positions in regard to the utility, and even the safety, of the Article V provision to the States to hold a "convention for proposing amendments".  We are going to walk through this man's life, through his written record, to construct his position, and the continued consistency of his position, and provide the most accurate representation we can of his thoughts.  We're going to take as many episodes as necessary to thoroughly flesh out his view.


    Today, we'll analyze the Madison's correspondence with George Lee Turberville in 1788, which includes one of the most oft quoted phrases used by opponents of the Article V "convention for proposing amendments".  We'll include a brief biography of the man George Lee Turberville, of which very little is known.  We'll examine the correspondence in the context of the political activity of the time - the State ratification conventions.


    As always, we'll present the latest news in the Convention of the States.  And, we'll allow time for your phone calls.

  • 01:30

    The Constitution and its Amendments, pt. 8

    in Education

    The concept of "Citizenship", and the nationalist propaganda which accompanies it, are as old as the hills. The fear-stricken are the most likely to give up freedom for a sense of security -- the high priests of even the most "uncivilized" peoples understand this principle and utilize it to this day. Citizens are those who have given up a freeman's sovereignty for the sake of virtual anonymity in the collective, even in a so-called "capitalist" or "democratic" society.


    The Constitution for the United States is one of the most idolized documents in recent history, but why? What does it even have to say? What does it have to do with your life? Does it protect you from your own personal boogeyman?


    Join Burt, Greg, Casey, and guests as we discuss these ideas and more!


    We'll be taking callers throughout the show tonight at (347) 637-3632 -- feel free to give us a shout!

  • 01:30

    The Constitution and its Amendments

    in Education

    The concept of "Citizenship", and the nationalist propaganda which accompanies it, are as old as the hills. The fear-stricken are the most likely to give up freedom for a sense of security -- the high priests of even the most "uncivilized" peoples understand this principle and utilize it to this day. Citizens are those who have given up a freeman's sovereignty for the sake of virtual anonymity in the collective, even in a so-called "capitalist" or "democratic" society.


    The Constitution for the United States is one of the most idolized documents in recent history, but why? What does it even have to say? What does it have to do with your life? Does it protect you from your own personal boogeyman?


    Join Burt, Greg, Casey, and our special guest Susan (ghostwriter of Beyond the National Myth:Waking up in the Land of the Free, and author of The Quality Life Plan: 7 Steps to Uncommon Financial Security) as we discuss these ideas and more.


    We'll be taking callers throughout the show tonight at (347) 637-3632 -- feel free to give us a shout!

  • 01:30

    The Constitution and its Amendments, pt. 4

    in Education

    The concept of "Citizenship", and the nationalist propaganda which accompanies it, are as old as the hills. The fear-stricken are the most likely to give up freedom for a sense of security -- the high priests of even the most "uncivilized" peoples understand this principle and utilize it to this day. Citizens are those who have given up a freeman's sovereignty for the sake of virtual anonymity in the collective, even in a so-called "capitalist" or "democratic" society.


     


    The Constitution for the United States is one of the most idolized documents in recent history, but why? What does it even have to say? What does it have to do with your life? Does it protect you from your own personal boogeyman?


     


    Join Burt, Greg, Casey, and guests as we discuss these ideas and more!


     


    We'll be taking callers throughout the show tonight at (347) 637-3632 -- feel free to give us a shout!