Constitution Thursday – 2015


Episode 1 – America on the Brink



Captain Daniel Shays

Captain Daniel Shays

By 1786, the United States were on the brink of utter destruction as a nation. The government had no way to raise money, no way to defend the borders and no way to protect individual rights. Armed insurrection was a real threat, and armed invaders stood ready to pounce on whatever was left. The Philadelphia Convention was more than just “fixing” the government. It was, quite literally, the last chance for the American dream. In the Preamble, we see how the Convention proposed to save the nation, what it would accomplish and it took a direct aim at those who would support the fatally flawed government already in place.

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(Editors note: We apologize for the excessive background noise. Ben was home from school today, and he was just wound up and wasn’t going to calm down for anything. This 45 minute podcast took nearly six hours to record, but we powered through it and got it done as best we could…)

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Posted on February 19, 2015, in News & Notes and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Wow Dave. This is so very inspirational. Thanks for the lead-in about and from Ed Nelson.

    I am so thankful that you are doing the Constitution Thursday’s. Looking forward to them and to all your other posts.

    Bill
    Served on USS Independence, CV-62

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  2. Thanks for getting these going again. It is much appreciated along with being an excellent show, and I agree, very inspirational.

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