Episode-2308- How Close is the Original US Government to an Anarchy — 7 Comments

  1. Shows just how far we’ve fallen. All the ‘anti-government’ types that preach about the Constitution today would have been seen as the imperialist/monarchists in the 18th century. In fact, the formation of our government was so controversial that the anti-federalists were afraid of using their real names when writing their thesis, which gave rise to the legends of ‘Brutus’, ‘Publius’, and ‘Cato’ who wrote those anti-constitution rants so long ago.

    Either way, it’s clear the Madisons and Hamiltons certainly won, while the Jeffersonians have taken quite the beating. Now we all bow in the name of ‘unitary executive authority’. The Emperor doesn’t need clothes when he has access to 3d printers, sound cannons and cloning pods.

    My education in all of this started in my 8th grade Civics class. Do they even teach Civics any more in public school?



  2. I wonder if some states quit taking bribes from the Federal Government if they could just thumb the Federal laws provided they become self sufficient and resilient with state functions. If each state that cared could start working in that direction could it send a message?

    • Could but likely won’t.  One problem is both funded and unfunded mandates by the Fed.  ie, you will do this, we don’t care if you don’t want to, you shall do this.

      Sometimes they say and we are going to pay for it/part of it. Sometimes they say you pay for it.

      But even when they say you pay for it they also say if you don’t we will withhold this other money for this other thing.  It is a lot like farmers if you take the first subsidy it is very hard to get off.  Except in this case they can make you take it.

  3. There was some interesting academic stuff on the amendments and how they apply to the federal government. I didn’t listen to the whole show

    A lot of what seems relevant today is nationalism versus globalism. We can have a giant discussion on the constitution without ever touching that topic. Some libertarians sound as though friendly to globalism on some level. The idea of tariffs however seems to go back to the founding fathers. From what I read George Washington favored tariffs for the same reasons that Trump does and GW said a great deal on the topic.

    • Libertarians are open to global trade, not globalism.  Note someone who says they are a leftist libertarian is not a libertarian, that is like saying you have dry water.  You can believe it but it just means your an idiot.

  4. Great show, Jack.
    I think this one deserves being a stand alone on youtube like you’ve done with some of your other stuff.

  5. I am behind on my shows, this was an awesome show and I am glad to hear your take on Chris LeDoux, I found him in the 80’s at Rodeos in Wy and Co.  Now you should check out his son Ned LeDoux following in the same footsteps.