• The Opioid Epidemic is a Lie – Medical Freedom
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    The Opioid Epidemic is a Lie – Medical Freedom

    I am sitting in a stick Hut in the park. Today, I’d like to talk with you a bit about medical freedom. I do a radio show called medical freedom and I’m asked sometimes, well, what is medical freedom? And it’s really a right that we don’t have, but we should. One of our founding fathers, signer of the Declaration of Independence, was Dr. Benjamin Rush, and he urged for a provision to be made for medical freedom just as there was being made a provision for religious freedom. He wasn’t heeded and today we live in a world of: forced vaccination, pain patients being stripped of their pain medicine,…

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    The incredible history of the 2nd Amendment and America’s gun violence problem | Jill Lepore

    One of the more interesting theories about the nature of gun violence in the United States and the quite high homicide rate in the United States, both of which distinguish the United States from other similar nations, has to do with at what moment in time the United States became independent and why the Second Amendment ends up in the Bill of Rights, which is written by Madison. In the theory it is that most states, that is nation states, pursued a historical course that led to the state having a monopoly on violence before the state became fully democratized, that is to say the government essentially seizes the weapons…

  • Why the Articles of Confederation Were Actually a Success
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    Why the Articles of Confederation Were Actually a Success

    [ Music ]>>Paul A. Gilje: First lecture today I’m going to talk to you about — it’s really a question. Actually, both lectures are set up as sort of questions. So the first question is, “The Articles of Confederation: Success or Failure?” Let me begin by reminding you what the Articles of Confederation are; or were. The Articles of Confederation were — well I should change that phrase, have been considered sort of the first form of government of the United States. They were written in 1776, and that year is extremely important for lots of reasons. They were written in 1776, and have often been criticized as being —…

  • Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration
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    Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration

    Halfway across the globe, and we’re standing on new ground. Screaming across the waves you can’t hear a sound. There’s no fair trials, no trade, no liberties. No tea! We’ve colonized America. We won’t stand for tyranny! O king: and it’s too late to apologize. It’s too late! I said it’s too late to apologize. It’s too late! We’ve paid your foolish tax, read the acts, and they just won’t do. We want to make it clear, we believe this much is true: all men were created with certain unalienable rights! Among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! It’s too late to apologize! It’s too late! I…

  • Brutus v. Publius: The Fight Over the Judiciary
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    Brutus v. Publius: The Fight Over the Judiciary

    By 1787, a crisis seemed on the horizon. The existing government of the Union was not working well. The Articles of Confederation was an alliance between pre-existing states. The Articles relied on one state, one vote, one branch of government, which meant it wasn’t really a government. Both the advocates of the Constitution and their opponents were dissatisfied with the Articles. The difference between them was the opponents of the new Constitution thought the Articles could cure themselves; they could pass a series of amendments that would empower the national government. And the Federalists concluded that what we had to do was start over. “Instead of confining themselves to the…

  • Michael Waldman: The Founders on Impeachment and Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections
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    Michael Waldman: The Founders on Impeachment and Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections

    – Impeachment is a core constitutional power and responsibility. It’s one of those things in our American system that’s actually worked very well. It has not been overused. It hasn’t generally been something that each party does to the other whenever they get a chance. Only three times in American history has it ever really been seriously considered to impeach the president by Congress. The framers of the Constitution included impeachment because they wanted to make sure that the president wouldn’t be somebody who would abuse their power or break the law. There’s a lot of echoes in that in what Donald Trump is being accused of: using the power…

  • What to know about the founding fathers | theSkimm
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    What to know about the founding fathers | theSkimm

    The founding fathers were the great men who laid the foundation for our country. There’s no official list of the founding fathers. But there are a lot of great names you’ve probably already heard And some you might not know so well. He was our first president And also the leader of the troops for the American revolution. He was our second president. And served as vice president under George Washington. His closest advisor was his dear wife Abigail. And here’s the thing, she was a lot cooler than him. The third president. And he wrote the Declaration of Independence. He also organized the Louisiana Purchase. Which doubled the size…