ABOUT THIS EPISODE

In this episode we cover The Declaration of Independence,
Justin Amash’s own declaration of independence from the Republican Party and
News & Notes in DC and here in Poway.

We start off with Congressman Justin Amash (I-MI) and his
statement of leaving the GOP.  Or, did
the GOP actually leave Amash?  We get
into Amash’s record as a bold, principled and transparent congressman and a
staunch defender of the Constitution and individual rights.  We explore Amash’s criticism of the GOP and
the Rep/Dem duopoly.  We discuss Amash’s
brand as a fiscally conservative, free
market, small government, Bill of Rights, non-interventionist, economic
freedom, individual liberty representative and how the GOP has largely
abandoned those values.

Then we take a close look of the Declaration of
Independence and it’s moral and historical significance.  We pay close attention to the Preamble of the
Declaration of Independence, particularly our inalienable or unalienable rights
of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness and why this serves as a higher
purpose for this podcast.

We also discuss various other issues and people including
the Age of Enlightenment, John Locke, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., slavery,
women’s suffrage, civil rights, Donald Trump, Lee Iacocca, Ford, Chrysler,
Fortran 77, Poway Unified School District, Frederica Wilson, Free Speech, Trump
Parade, Concentration camps, immigration, reproductive health, rule of law, Diplomat
Barbie, Ivanka Trump and Ron Paul.

Closing
Quotes:

 “I follow a set of principles; I follow the Constitution. And that’s what I base my votes on. Limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty.” – Congressman
Justin Amash

“As we gather with family and friends to celebrate the July 4th holiday we should remember that we are not celebrating the state, but rather commemorating an act of secession from an oppressive government.” –  Former
Congressman and Presidential Candidate Ron Paul

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Washington Post
Op-Ed with Justin Amash’s Statement:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/justin-amash-our-politics-is-in-a-partisan-death-spiral-thats-why-im-leaving-the-gop/2019/07/04/afbe0480-9e3d-11e9-b27f-ed2942f73d70_story.html?utm_term=.05cac545e399

John Riley Project Info:

English
United States

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