Tag: Legislative

Deep Dive on the Declaration of Independence and Its Relevance Today

 

In honor of Independence Day, for this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast I take a deep dive into the Declaration of Independence, discussing:

  • Its unique place in human history and the cause of freedom
  • The link between natural law and natural rights, faith and freedom
  • The Founders’ emphasis on virtue and morality to sustain a free system of limited government
  • Parallels between the charges laid out against King George III in the Declaration and modern America from the administrative state to sanctuary cities
  • The Founders’ views on slavery, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and failing to live up to the values and principles of the Declaration
  • The imperative to defend liberty against tyranny
  • And much more

You can find the episode on iTunes, everywhere else podcasts are found or download the episode directly here.

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An interesting phenomenon may have arisen out of the unusual relationship President Trump has with the Republican Party.  Fundamentally and Constitutionally, there is nothing in the framework of the US federal government that relies upon political parties.  The tensions built into the US government were established to exist between the Executive, the Legislative and the […]

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People like to talk about favoring a small, efficient, streamlined government. Yet, when an opportunity arises to begin that process, we move in a completely different direction. We continue to ask the question, “What will the government do about this, that, or the other thing?” We seem to shy away from asking, “How can we […]

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