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Why We're Losing Liberty

Why We’re Losing Liberty

Was the Constitution composed in a manner in which was made to safeguard flexibility and also restrict the federal government’s dimension? Has it worked in doing that? And what’s the Supreme Court’s document when it pertains to shielding our civil liberties? Robert George, Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, responses these concerns and also even more. Donate today to Prager U! Joining Prager U is cost-free! Sign up currently to obtain all our video clips as quickly as they’re launched. Download Pragerpedia on your apple iphone or Android! Thousands of resources and also realities within your reaches. apple iphone: Android: Join Prager United to obtain brand-new boodle every quarter, special very early accessibility to our video clips, and also a yearly TownHall telephone call with Dennis Prager! Join Prager U’s message listing to have these video clips, cost-free goods free gifts and also damaging news sent out straight to your phone! Do you go shopping on Amazon? Click and also a percent of every Amazon acquisition will certainly be given away to Prager U. Same wonderful items. Same affordable price. Shopping made purposeful. BROWSE THROUGH Prager U! FOLLOW us! Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Prager U gets on Snapchat! SIGN UP WITH Prager REQUIRE! For Students: SgPaX. JOIN our Educators Network! Script:. How did the of the Constitution of the United States look for to protect freedom and also protect against tyranny? Pretty standard concern. Here’s the solution I typically receive from my trainees. “Well, Professor, to safeguard the private and also minorities versus the tyranny of the bulk, they included the Bill of Rights; and also they provided the power to impose those civil liberties to the Supreme Court.”. Are my trainees fix? The content boards of the New York Times or the Washington Post and also numerous participants of the UNITED STATE Congress would certainly state yes. Unfortunately, the solution is incorrect. I state “however” due to the fact that it mirrors an usual misconception of theConstitution And that misconception has actually caused a significant disintegration of our flexibility. Let me discuss. Both the Bill of Rights and also judicial testimonial– the suggestion that the courts can choose if a regulation is Constitutional or otherwise– were fiercely discussed things when the Constitution was being prepared in1789 The Federalists, the team led by Alexander Hamilton that desired a nationwide constitution, opposed consisting of a Bill ofRights They feared it would in fact threaten what the Federalists considered as the primary defenses versus tyranny in the file– the restricted nature of the nationwide federal government itself. The Constitution did not picture a nationwide federal government of basic territory– suggesting a federal government that can do whatever it desired– however instead, a federal government of specified and also entrusted powers– a federal government that commanded over just certain locations of American life. All various other powers were to be past the range of the nationwide federal government and also booked to the States or to the American individuals themselves. That’s why, when political requirement required the Federalists to accept needs for a Bill of Rights, they made sure to include 2 crucial changes– the 9th and also tenth:. “The list in the Constitution, of particular civil liberties, will not be interpreted to refute or defame others maintained by the individuals,” and also “The powers not entrusted to the United States by the Constitution, neither forbidden by it to the States, are booked to the States specifically, or to individuals.”. These changes strengthened the suggestion that the nationwide federal government could not simply presume powers it had actually not been especially approved by theConstitution Unfortunately, these changes have actually not obstructed the development of the nationwide authority. The power get the Federalists been afraid– the nationwide federal government taking a growing number of control over a growing number of locations of American life– happened. Not promptly, however gradually, and also specifically starting in the 2nd fifty percent of the 20 th century. That very same period has actually seen a comparable focus of power in the judiciary, specifically in the Supreme Court– to ensure that currently, most Americans think about the Supreme Court as the supreme moderator of nearly every social and also political disagreement. The Founders never ever visualized the court in this duty. For the full manuscript, see
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Jasper Gamble - posted on September 20, 2019 11:50 am


rredhawk - posted on September 21, 2019 12:47 pm

I could definitely see us losing our liberty soon if the many ignoramus's I see in so many man-on-the-street interviews these days are of any significant number (majority?) in this country.

D. E. - posted on September 24, 2019 11:00 pm

"The tree oof liberty must be watered from time time to time with the blood of Patriots and tyrants."

~Thomas Jefferson

D. E. - posted on September 24, 2019 11:03 pm

The civil war didn't help much.

Christian Schopp - posted on September 27, 2019 10:27 pm

Im really sad that i dont how money to donate

Hans Oak - posted on September 30, 2019 3:36 am

Thank you! I've been trying to get this across to people, including attorneys and judges, for over 40 years. Even today, people just don't seem to get it or don't want to.

Roberto Lewis - posted on September 30, 2019 5:25 am

I honestly did not know that about #9 & 10. And I never really understood what was wrong with Obamacare.

Young Kekistani - posted on October 1, 2019 3:04 am

I can't stand the term "constitutional rights". My rights are not derived from a piece of paper or granted by government. Another is when a law "violates my (# of) Admenment. We all have an inalienable Right to protect ourselves and property. Legitimately possession of property can only be illegal or prohibited if its not yours. Now if you own an attack helicopter you also liable for what you do in that attract helicopter. So if you shoot-up a bunch of Iraqis childern, oh wait that's the United States government. In other words you have a right to own something not to initiate harm to a person or property.

Jessica Van Vugt - posted on October 5, 2019 5:32 am

well spoken!

1flungdung - posted on October 20, 2019 5:02 pm

Great video

Trucker Nick - posted on October 21, 2019 7:44 pm

Time to raise an army

Arctic Fox Gaming - posted on October 21, 2019 11:52 pm

This is why I chose to become Libertarian. The government has taken away power from the people which violates what the Constitution was made for. No US citizen should take responsibility for other people's irresponsibilities.

Choco Pudding - posted on October 23, 2019 11:29 pm

How we should keep liberty is basically through evolution

extranolugar - posted on October 25, 2019 10:18 am

Very clear and sobering – thank you for this video. I recommend everybody buy a copy of "The Federalist Papers." The essays are short, packed with philosophy and information, and give a very clear view of the founder's intentions.

David Bump - posted on October 26, 2019 4:25 pm

The answer is not politics. We're not losing our liberties due to political reasons, we're losing them because we don't deserve them. We started to become undeserving when our churches started abandoning faith in their founding document (God's Word, the Bible) and trusting in the opinions of men — first about the origins of the Earth, life, and ourselves, and then about what is "good" concerning … well, pretty much everything.

This movement included and supported the move from having the Family as the core of society (within and guided by the body of believers), and education as the responsibility of the family and church. Government schools meant to help those who really needed it became bloated and eventually overrun by secularists, and then outright "progressives" and Leftists. But this was just part of a broader culture that was rejecting traditional values along with faith in the Bible — once we started sliding off that foundation, we started moving away from other good things.

It's an oversimplification to quote de Toqueville as saying "America is great because America is good," but that sums up one of the things he said about America's greatness at the time, and I believe it was the true secret, insofar as it was true despite the real-world inevitable failings of any country at that time, and I believe that drifting from that is what will bring us to ruin if we do not have a great revival.

R. Lara-Moore - posted on November 1, 2019 4:23 pm

Can you PLease come teach this to our children along with the ABCs?
( …and instead of teaching them intolerant "tolerance" and "inclusion" that excludes.)

greg chaney - posted on November 12, 2019 6:21 am

We the people need to take our country back to a constitutional republic NOW and by any means necessary. The evil ones are not going to be leaving peacefully and that's just fine with us. Iyts time

Henry Tumbusch - posted on November 13, 2019 1:28 pm

I think this video may be one of the most interesting yet

Wesley Hite - posted on November 23, 2019 12:16 pm

'WE are always only one generation away from losing our freedom'!

David Mullin - posted on November 28, 2019 10:57 am

In the 1920's the Incorporation Doctrine was passed. It opened the door for the Supreme's to override the Bill of Rights from the bench. Start here to end this Unconstitutional power grab by the Left. Wilson was no friend to the Constitution.

Nayan Mipun - posted on December 2, 2019 9:48 pm

No use if citizens cannot enforce, please do not surrender your 2 nd amendment

John McMahan - posted on December 5, 2019 2:23 pm

Dennis Prager for president!

Uriah Graves - posted on December 7, 2019 2:36 am


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