• Paul Ryan – AEI Annual Dinner 2013 | ARCHIVES
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    Paul Ryan – AEI Annual Dinner 2013 | ARCHIVES

    ALEX J. POLLOCK: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We’re going to start by singing “America the Beautiful,” two verses. You will see the words up on these big screens. So if we could all stand and join in singing together. O beautiful for spacious skies For amber waves of grain For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain America, America God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea O beautiful for pilgrim feet Whose stern impassioned stress A thoroughfare of freedom beat Across the wilderness America, America God mend thine every flaw Confirm thy soul in self-control Thy liberty in law.…

  • Del Mar College Constitution Day Lecture
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    Del Mar College Constitution Day Lecture

    – This is Constitution Day. And welcome. Why are we here? Well, what is Constitution Day? Pretty obvious question. But it commemorates the formation and signing of the United States Constitution by the Founding Fathers this very day in 1787. And it also is aimed at recognizing those people who are born in the United States and like myself by naturalization who have become citizens. So everyone by themselves celebrate being a citizen. I’m a two-year citizen. So this is almost to the day that I’ve been two years down the road of being a U.S. citizen. Why are we having the event? Well, we can thank the late Senator…

  • Politics Matters: Doug Smith Part 1
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    Politics Matters: Doug Smith Part 1

    JAN PAYNTER: HELLO. I’M JAN PAYNTER AND I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU ONCE AGAIN TO OUR PROGRAM, “POLITICS MATTERS.” TODAY WE ARE PLEASED TO WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM C. DOUGLAS SMITH, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE MONTPELIER FOUNDATION TO DISCUSS THE WORK WHICH HE OVERSEES AT THE ROBERT H. SMITH CENTER FOR THE CONSTITUTION. WELCOME, MR. SMITH. C. DOUGLAS SMITH: THANKS SO MUCH, JAN. THANKS FOR HAVING ME. JAN PAYNTER: DOUGLAS SMITH HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND PUBLIC PROGRAMMING. HE SERVES AS THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE MONTPELIER FOUNDATION OVERSEEING ITS ROBERT H. SMITH CENTER FOR THE CONSTITUTION STRIVING TO BUILD CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY HERE AND ABROAD. HE IS…

  • Jacques Delors on courage | 1989 [HD]
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    Jacques Delors on courage | 1989 [HD]

    And finally, as everyone here has been quick to say, the Community has for many years acted as a centre of gravity, a yardstick for freedom and for prosperity, and no doubt this has played a certain role in the events, which the peoples of Eastern Europe have triggered. If we fail to implement the decisions we have taken, we shall be incapable of making progress beyond 1992. It is said that luck can sometimes help, but that courage does so always. The peoples of Eastern and Central Europe have offered us the opportunity, It is we who must display the courage. My hope is that we shall display great…

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    Dr David Anderson and Herman Bailey – “The 2nd Amendment From A Biblical Perspective” Part 2

    DAVE 2 ♪ MUSIC SFX: THUNDER ♪ MUSIC ♪ MUSIC ♪ MUSIC ♪ MUSIC SFX: THUNDER MUSIC ♪ MUSIC>>HERMAN: I LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. THIS IS DOCTOR DAVE, WITHOUT HIM, IT WOULD NOT BE DOCTOR DAVE AND HERMAN BAILEY>>DAVE: AND I CANNOT ARGUE WITH THAT LOGIC.>>HERMAN: AND IF THE POLITICIAN SAID THAT, THAT WOULD MAKE TOTAL SENSE.>>DAVE: AND IF HE WAS A CONSERVATIVE THEY WOULD RIDICULE HIM.>>HERMAN: AND THEY WOULD SAY HE LOST HIS MIND, AND WERE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE SECOND AMENDMENT, AND I HOPE YOU DID NOT MISS THE FIRST ONE, AND I HOPE YOU RECORDED IT, AND WHATEVER YOU CALL IT…

  • Prairie Pulse 1209: Bruce Pitts; Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party
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    Prairie Pulse 1209: Bruce Pitts; Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party

    (electric guitar music) – Hello, and welcome to Prairie Pulse. On today’s show, Matt Olien had a chance to visit with a very special guest. – Coming up later on Prairie Pulse, we’ll take a look at the beginnings of the Minnesota Farm Labor Party. But first, our guest is Dr. Bruce Pitts. Now retired from Sanford Health. Former Chief Medical Officer there. And we’re going to talk about some other things though, that are interesting to our public TV viewers today. But first off, Dr. Pitts, just kind of tell folks a bit about yourself, your background, where you’re from originally, and what you do now. – Sure, well…

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    The Constitution and Executive Power

    > >>The following program is a production of the Fairfax Network, Fairfax County Public Schools.>>This program was made possible through generous support of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens and by the generous support of Verizon Communications to the Constitutional Sources Project. Additional funding for the Constitutional Sources Project provided by Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLP. The Constitution and Executive Power is a coproduction of the Fairfax Network, George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens, and the Constitutional Sources Project.>>>Good morning. My name is Stewart McLaurin and I’m the Vice President of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study…

  • #EUArchives – Founding fathers of the European Union: Altiero Spinelli
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    #EUArchives – Founding fathers of the European Union: Altiero Spinelli

    Above all, we must keep on increasing Parliament’s level of overall involvement. That is why we are calling for a new parliamentary committee that whatever its title, would focus exclusively on this issue. In due course, it would produce interim reports, urging Parliament to choose between the various options put forward and to build as broad a consensus as possible through open debate. The aim would be to have a reform project adopted, with everyone fully aware of the significance and implications.

  • History Brief: the 19th Amendment
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    History Brief: the 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees that no one shall be denied the right to vote based on gender. Why was this amendment necessary? How long did it take for it to become part of the Constitution? Throughout the early 1870s, the National Woman Suffrage Association attempted multiple legal challenges with the hope of gaining women the right to vote. They argued that women should have this right based on the 15th Amendment, which states that all citizens should have the right to vote. The Supreme Court heard three cases on this matter, the most famous being Minor v. Happersett. Each time they ruled…

  • The Legacy of the Federalist Papers
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    The Legacy of the Federalist Papers

    What is their legacy what were some final thoughts you have on these papers in their achievement and what they mean to america the the the federalist is Justin unmatched explanation what the intentions are the founders were when they designed our Constitution it’s one thing to have the Constitution but it’s another thing entirely to have at a a rationale a coherent well elaborated argument really a book from the people who help to design that document a to to yeah a book explaining what it’s for giving the reasonings up the up the up the delegates at the convention and thats that there’s nothing else like it there’s…