Tag: Dave Cort

Convention of the States

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Today on Home Front I bring you a little more of a discussion I had with my friends, Dave Cort and Lloyd Sloan.

Instead if me interviewing them, they are interviewing me on Dave Cort’s show. We get into the some deeper discussions on the proposal going around this country pertaining to having a convention of the states.

Even though a lot of people are not paying attention to our constitution, most people want to keep it. There is an idea being peddled in the halls of state capitols trying to have the states open up the constitution for debate.

I am against this because I have seen plenty of shenanigans happen at the state level. It is ridiculous to think that the state legislators are morally superior to the legislators in Washington DC. Maybe it’s a smaller cesspool, but it’s still a cesspool.

I’m not saying that all the politicians are bad people. There are some good ones. It’s just that there are not enough of the good ones to get a good result.

The proof for me was in looking at my own state. We have a supermajority of Republicans and they are still passing bad laws every year they are in session.

How could we possibly expect a better result if they were in charge of modifying the Constitution?

I don’t want to sit on the sidelines while our Constitution is being altered and then hear people say later, “How could we have been so stupid. “ I don’t want to hear people say “I told you so.” By then it will be too late.

Let’s just open our eyes and make a proper assessment of what we can do to fix the problems we have by electing better people.

ALEC – Who Writes the New Laws?

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Have you ever wondered about who starts the idea for a new law? Today on Home Front I bring you a discussion I had with political pundits, Dave Cort and Lloyd Sloan.

Instead if me interviewing them, they are interviewing me on Dave Cort’s show.

You will hear the answer to the question you’ve been wondering about concerning how legislation is cultivated by the lobbyists and the inside story on ALEC .

Few people follow or understand how much influence the lobbyists have on legislators, but there is a definite connection.

Big corporations wouldn’t be spending millions of dollars if they weren’t getting a return on their money. Recently, there have been several news articles about how bad it is out there.

A.L.E.C. stands for the American Legislative Exchange Council. On today’s edition of Home Front I let you in on a little conversation where I unpack for you what is right and what is wrong about the process of lobbyists influencing legislation.

Curiously, a big part of the media outrage is because this organization is having an affect on free market legislation, but we don’t hear that it is also happening with left-wing legislation being pushed by other organizations.

Ultimately we have to ask, are the legislators merely puppets? Who is in charge of the asylum?