Declaration of Independence: A Blueprint for Reform #FeinWisdom

declOstrolenk speaks with Constitutional Scholar Bruce Fein on the Declaration of Independence and its relevance today. Fein comments that in the rights-centered universe created by the Declaration, the purpose of the government is to secure the rights of the people, and the power to do so is given through the peoples’ consent. However, as transparency in government is largely absent, citizens today lack adequate information to give consent to govern. A liberty-centered universe no longer exists and America is no longer governed by the consent of the people. In this context, the relevance of the Declaration of Independence today is to act as a blueprint for government reform.

To learn more about Bruce Fein and his work, go to www.brucefein.com.

Independence from our Empire #FeinWisdom

white-house (1)Ostrolenk speaks with Constitutional Scholar Bruce Fein, in the context of America’s Independence Day, on the meaning of liberty. Bruce notes that in many ways we as a country have made enormous strides in ensuring equality. However, the core protection of our liberty – the separation of powers – is being destroyed. Bruce concludes that while we have been able to ensure greater equality in access to power, we’ve failed to guarantee that this power safeguards our liberty.

Second Amendement Limitations #FeinWisdom

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Ostrolenk speaks with Constitutional Scholar Bruce Fein on the balance between gun control and the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Bruce notes that the Second Amendment, like every right in the Bill of Rights, has limitations to ensure overall protection of society. Most important, he continues, is focusing on the location, mental stability, and training of individuals, rather than the type of weapons available to citizens.

#FeinWisdom: The Inevitable War with China

chinaOstrolenk speaks with Bruce Fein on US-China relations following a spokesman for the Defense Ministry in China stating that war is inevitable if the US insists on preventing China from expanding its presence in the South China Islands. Under the guise of preventing China from “destabilizing the region,” the United States is again seeking to fight another country’s war. The United States should, Bruce insists, ask itself if it is truly in our national interest to risk our men and women for Japan’s interests.

To learn more about Bruce and his work, check out his website at: www.brucefeinlaw.com, and his books: American Empire Before the Fall; Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy, or follow him on Twitter: @BruceFeinEsq

#FeinWisdom: Abolishing the Federal Reserve

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 11.07.47 AMOstrolenk speaks with Constitutional Scholar Bruce Fein on the establishment, current role, and practicality of the Federal Reserve. Contrasting the real-life consequences of the Fed’s actions with that of free market outcomes, Fein elaborates on how a central bank can actually be disruptive to an economy’s growth. Ultimately, Bruce concludes, the Federal Reserve should be abolished.

To learn more about Bruce and his work, check out his website at:  www.brucefeinlaw.com, and his books: American Empire Before the FallConstitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy, or follow him on Twitter: @BruceFein

#FeinWisdom: Using the Criminal Model to Fight Terrorism

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 11.02.12 AM (1)Ostrolenk talks to Constitutional Scholar Bruce Fein on the recent rising of the US security threat level, and why America should be using a criminal model, rather than a war model, to fight terrorism. While the criminal model is not flawless, and issues of state sovereignty must be acknowledged, it is far superior to the war model. The war model, in contrast, seeks to scorch the earth as a means of protection, yet Fein argues this ultimately breeds resentment and make us less safe.

To learn more about Bruce and his work, check out his website at:  www.brucefeinlaw.com, and his books: American Empire Before the FallConstitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy, or follow him on Twitter: @BruceFeinEsq

#FeinWisdom: The GOP’s Failure to Uphold the Constitution

law-2Ostrolenk speaks with Constitutional Scholar Bruce Fein about the counter-revolution that is taking place within the GOP, one specifically against the United States Constitution. This ideological shift can be seen in the comments of GOP presidential candidates, including Carson and Huckabee. Fein further explains how the failure to uphold and protect the Constitution, apparent through their words, presents a clear danger to the rule of law in the United States.

To learn more about Bruce and his work, check out his website at:  www.brucefeinlaw.com, and his books: American Empire Before the FallConstitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy, or follow him on Twitter: @BruceFeinEsq

#FeinWisdom: A Professional Politician for President

01/01  -  SLUG: HM/OVAL OFFICE  CAPTION: The Clinton's re-decorated the oval office.  These are filers from 1993, as per Alice Kresse request. BILL O'LEARY/TWP.Ostrolenk speaks to Constitutional Scholar Bruce Fein on the characteristics that should qualify an individual to become President of the United States. Contrary to popular opinion, Bruce argues it is imperative to elect a president who is a professional politician, meaning he or she has a long career of evaluating power, leadership, and politics. Without said skills and scholarship, the leader of American will not fully comprehend the responsibilities of the office.

To learn more about Bruce and his work, check out his website at:  www.brucefeinlaw.com, and his books: American Empire Before the FallConstitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy, or follow him on Twitter: @BruceFeinEsq

#FeinWisdom: What Qualifies as Cyber Warfare?

cyber_securityOstrolenk speaks with Constitutional Scholar Bruce Fein on the debate over what qualifies as cyber warfare, versus what qualifies as a cyber criminal attack. Bruce suggests a definition of his own, and further advocates that congress, rather than the president, should have the authority to create the criteria of, and response to, both categories.

Further information on Bruce Fein, and his publications, can be found at: www.brucefeinlaw.com

American Empire Before the Fall (http://www.amazon.com/American-Empire-Before-Fall-Bruce/dp/1452829535)

Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy (http://www.amazon.com/Constitutional-Peril-Struggle-Constitution-Democracy/dp/0230617611/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424925282&sr=1-1&keywords=bruce+fein+constitutional)

#FeinWisdom: Creating Greater Insecurity

predator-firing-missile4Ostrolenk speaks with Constitutional Scholar Bruce Fein on why predator drone strikes must be eliminated to increase America’s safety. Predator drone strikes, Fein argues, are often carried out on faulty intelligence, leading to more civilian deaths, and becoming a symbol of American’s indifference to the killing of Muslims. This, in turn, fosters resentment and ultimately breeds more anti-American terrorists. In continuing predator drone strikes, America is hurting itself more than its enemies.