6.29 – Turkey, California, Constitutional Sound Bites, & Heritage’s Ted Bromund on #Brexit

I described this video of the helicopter pilot chasing down a suspect to open the show, because (as you’ll see) it’s the visual aspect of it that’s amazing:

Listen to the entire show here (where it’s ALL audio and every second is FANTASTIC):

Constitutional Sound Bites with David Shestokas

David and I started with a follow-up on a topic previously discussed – South Carolina’s REQUIRING the teaching of the Constitution:Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 9.08.37 AM

Then we referenced appellate court moron judge Richard Posner’s dismissal of the document:Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 9.12.41 AM

Getting to the book itself (buy it HERE), we discussed the meaning of “the Law of nature and of Nature’s God…” and the fact that the Constitution does NOT grant inalienable rights. These are rights that exist INDEPENDENT of the Constitution and that the government secures those rights.

Here’s the isolated Constitutional Sound Bites segment:

HausGuest – Ted Bromund of The Heritage Foundation

Ted is an expert on UK/US relations and we filled the entire segment talking about #Brexit.

We started off talking about the implications and meanings for the EU and #Brexit from this statement by Martin Schulz, the President of the union:

“The British have violated the rules. It is not the EU philosophy that the crowd can decide its fate”

He then discussed a HUGE number of historical and current issues and facts related to the EU and the UK. Here is a summary of some of the key points:

  • The EU’s history dates to the 1950s as a way to avoid war and offset the “problems” of democracy
  • A basic problem from the outset: there aren’t Europeans, there are Germans, French, Italians, etc.
  • The U.K. has always been a difficult fit (it is more classical liberal in mindset and politics and the EU is very France/Germany focused)
  • It’s NOT a free-trade organization
  • It’s POSSIBLE that there will be a 2nd UK referendum, but not likely (more likely, a upper-tier effort at the EU to undo the results)
  • UK Prime Minister guess: unlikely to be Boris Johnson, but maybe Priti Patel (dark horses tend to get this job)

I was TOTALLY BUMMED to have ran out of time, as Ted was SO full of information and insight!

Other Topics

  1. Chris Matthews just CANNOT come up with what the various terrorist attacks have had in common:
  2. California MAY come to its senses and bail on the SF to LA high-speed rail boondoggle:Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 9.28.48 AM

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