The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed last year contain provisions that allow indefinite detention of United States citizens by the military – without a trial. These provisions violate due process rights protected by the Bill of Rights: the right to a speedy and fair trial and the presumption of innocence. Shahid Buttar Executive Director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee speaks with Michael about transpartisan efforts to stop these unconstitutional trespasses on our liberty. Congressman Ron Paul has introduced HR 3785 to repeal Section 1021 of the NDAA. Learn more at www.bordc.org/ndaa.
There are over 20 active lawsuits, including one filed by AAPS, challenging the PPACA. In this podcast, Michael Ostrolenk speaks with Constitutional scholar and best selling author Ken Klukowski about what’s next in the Florida and Virginia Constitutional challenges against the individual mandate to purchase government approved health insurance. They also discuss the inevitable U.S. Supreme Court review of ObamaCare and implications of the acts lack of a severability clause. In addition to authoring an amicus brief quoted in the Florida decision of Judge Roger Vinson, Mr. Klukowski wrote briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme court in two recent 2nd Amendment cases, D.C. vs. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago. Michael and Mr. Klukowski touch briefly on future court action to further strengthen individuals’ rights to keep and bear arms. See more of Mr. Klukowski’s writings at Townhall.com.
Jim Babka, President of www.DownsizeDC.org speaks with Michael Ostrolenk about the mission of his organization to educate the public and politicians on the virtues of a small and constitutionally limited federal government. DownSizeDC is working towards the passage of several bills in Congress to help accomplish this goal. The “Read The Bills Act” would make Congress read their bills before voting on them. The “One Subject at a Time Act” would stop Congress from combining unrelated bills.
This question is one that many across party lines are thinking about and one that Mark Lerner of the Constitutional Alliance and author of Your Body is Your ID discusses with Michael Ostrolenk in this edition of the Take Back Medicine podcast. Are concerns about the implementation of REAL ID fictional Orwellian fears or legitimate current threats to our liberties? Are there consequences in REAL ID for physicians and patients? What are free market alternatives for protecting our country from true foreign or domestic terrorist dangers? Listen to the podcast and learn about Mr. Lerner’s efforts to find soultions to protect our valued rights.