Category Archives: Founding Fathers

Jordahl, Ledbetter, Strohm Interview – Podcast October 28, 2019

The Impeachment Of Donald J. Trump. Democratic Perspective welcomes attorneys Mikkel “Mik” Jordahl, Jim Ledbetter and Richard “Rick” Strohm to discuss the constitutional underpinnings of impeachment and the charges that could potentially lead to Trump’s removal from office. In this … Continue reading

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Bordewich Interview – Podcast May 6, 2019

What Were The Founders Thinking? Democratic Perspective welcomes constitutional scholar and author Fergus Bordewich. To understand how we got to where we are, he says it’s important to understand the historical context of the constitutional convention and the First Congress. … Continue reading

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Jeff Biggers Interview – Podcast July 2, 2018

Resistance, Reclaiming an American Tradition. That’s the title of a new book written by this week’s guest. Jeff Biggers is an author, journalist, historian and playwright. During a conversation with Democratic Perspective co-hosts, Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino, he explains … Continue reading

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A Not-So-Magnificent Obsession: The History, Psychology, and Politics of Gun Ownership in America — Podcast November 9, 2015

Unfinished Business: The Second Amendment, the NRA, the Arms Industry, and 30,000+ Shooting Deaths per Year in the U.S.: Is Anyone EVER Going to Connect These Dots?  Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson try to make some sense of the controversy over … Continue reading

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Michael Austin Interview — Podcast July 21, 2014

The U.S. Constitution: Holy Writ, Or a Framework for Democratic Governance? Professor Michael Austin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas, returns to Democratic Perspective to continue his earlier discussions with Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson on … Continue reading

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Arizona LD6: Are Republicans Really Getting What They Voted For? — Podcast August 19, 2013

Conservative Extremism in Arizona’s Legislative District 6: Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson examine the legislative records and public statements of the Republican state legislators representing LD6: State Senator Chester Crandell, and State Representatives Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe. … Continue reading

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Agenda 21: A Look Under The Tinfoil Hats.

Over the past 40 years, the right wing has created a variety of conspiracy theories as proof that the federal government is out to get you. Many in the Tea Party believe that the Freemasons, beginning with our Founding Fathers, … Continue reading

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Michael Austin Interview — Podcast April 1, 2013

The Second Amendment Doesn’t Mean What the Right Wing Thinks It Does: Professor Michael Austin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas, returns to Democratic Perspective to discuss the national controversy surrounding the Second Amendment. In his … Continue reading

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The Founding Fathers, Revisited.

April 1, 2013, Democratic Perspective once again hosted Michael Austin, Provost, VP for Academic Affairs, Professor at Newman University and author of That’s Not What They Meant! Reclaiming The Founding Fathers from America’s Right Wing. Austin explains that, far from … Continue reading

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The Founderstein Monster: Misusing Quotes Of The Founding Fathers.

For several years, right wing activists have turned to the Founding Fathers to justify their extreme political positions. The most popular is a quote from Thomas Jefferson that has been taken out of context, “The tree of liberty must be … Continue reading

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