Rich, Charlie, Michael, and Luke engage in a ‘principled critique of the Senate,’ discuss the Bill of Rights, and consider various other parts of the American system.

Editors’ picks:
• Rich: Calvin Coolidge Speech on the 150 Anniversary of the Declaration
• Luke: In the Event of Moon Disaster
• Charlie: Calvin Coolidge Gardner Letter  (scroll for letter)
• MBD: Frederick Douglass Decoration Day 1871 Speech

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  1. George Townsend Inactive

    Wonderful podcast. The Editors always makes one think.

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    • July 3, 2018, at 9:04 AM PDT
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  2. HeavyWater Coolidge

    Excellent podcast. You discussed the US Senate. How about discussing the secession of California to give the Left a consolation prize?

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    • July 3, 2018, at 4:51 PM PDT
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  3. George Townsend Inactive

    I’ve been thinking about the question Rich asked, about what was more important: The Declaration or the Constitution? Everyone said the Constitution. And, while I respect that view, it sounded to lawyerly to me. I think that, without the Declaration, our country might not be here. Maybe we would. But the Declaration gave what it said it would: “…a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” It gave to the world the thoughts of what a properly constituted government should be. For that reason, I think it more important.

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    • July 4, 2018, at 3:22 AM PDT
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