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John Loeffler: July 5, 2016

Happy Independence Day everyone!  As we celebrate our nation’s 240th birthday this weekend, we look back proudly on our founding documents, including the Constitution, which is today under attack.  In this week’s boralogue, John looks at negative rights, which allow freedom and prosperity, and positive rights, which are vague and can limit our freedoms.  We need to uphold our rights and fight for them or our free country founded in 1776 may be a thing of the past.

Our military has evolved from those early days of militia and minutemen to one of immense power across the globe.  Former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie (www.carlhigbie.com) tells his heroic story of apprehending an international terrorist as well as prevailing over the bureaucracy and political correctness at the highest levels of our armed forces.  In order for the dysfunction to stop, we need to be able to have an honest discussion about our problems and our enemies. 

The world economy is headed for a freefall.  John plays a clip of Jim Puplava from the Financial Sense Newshour regarding low interest rates and its effect on global finances.

Do we need a convention of states as mentioned in Article V of the Constitution?  Joining us for a roundtable discussion are Kyle Maichle (www.heartland.org), Manager for Constitutional Reform at the Heartland Institute, who believes a convention will be successful in steering this country in the right direction; and Richard Fry (www.defendnotamend.com), general counsel for the Patriot Coalition, who believes we must vote in the right personnel to uphold the Constitution we already have.

John’s quote of the week:

“In free societies, the laws are limited and very clear.  In dictatorships, the laws are many and vague, so anyone can be guilty when they have to be.”

We are taking time off to celebrate our nation’s birthday this weekend, so there will be no intelligence brief.  However, Section 6 will return next week.

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