Radio Show Featuring the US Constitution Debuts on July 7, 2012
Most Americans have come to take our US Constitution for granted. They know it’s there because they occasionally hear elected and appointed officials swear to preserve, protect, and defend it. And they know that “unconstitutional” in some way means that a government law or action is bad, illegal, or both. But they don’t know, or care to know, much more than that.
Others, including Supreme Court Justices like Ruth Bader Ginsberg, don’t much like the Constitution because it’s so old and because it doesn’t guarantee free goodies like health care, as the more modern constitutions of Europe and South Africa do.
Still others have been mal-educated to believe that the Constitution is mostly irrelevant today because, they are taught, it was written by a gang of aging white males, many of them slave-owners, solely to protect the interests of the rich.
Finally, there are those among the Tea Party and other conservative movements who know things have gone awry in Washington as personal freedoms and property are being siphoned off in the name of “fairness”, “social justice”, “the environment”, “health care”, “anti-terrorism”, and other favored themes from the Left. Thankfully, these Conservatives are growing in number and re-discovering the wisdom, brevity, and beauty of the architecture for self-governance that was bequeathed to us by the Founders.
In particular, there is an experienced trial attorney and teacher in the Phoenix area, Shane Krauser, who has a uniquely interesting and engaging approach to reacquainting Americans with our Constitution. Krauser heads the American Association for Constitutional Education which offers interactive classes and lectures on the Constitution. He has published an eminently readable book titled Your Nation to Save, and on July 7 he launched a radio talk show called on the subject called Liberty Storm. The show airs on KKNT 960, Phoenix, Saturdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm.
The first Liberty Storm show, which can be heard below, focused on the Supreme Court NFIB v. Sebelius (Obamacare) decision of June 28, a discussion of Justice Ginsberg’s astonishing public remarks about our Constitution during her visit to Egypt in February, 2012, and a brief description of the South African constitution that she recommended as a model for others to follow.