The Constitution: What it Really Means
IN NO COUNTRY is its constitution so respected and revered — and disregarded — as in the United States. Many Americans, encouraged by public figures such as Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Ron Paul believe that a major solution to our nation’s ills is to restore the “constitutional republic” and return this country to its constitutional principles. This radio interview with Mark Weber of the Institute for Historical Review will show you what both political factions don’t want you to know about our nation’s founding document and supposed supreme law. He will tackle such questions as these: What do those who call for a “constitutional republic” really want? How realistic is this goal? Just what would a return to constitutional principles mean? How important is a constitution in defining a society?
The US Constitution is widely revered but little understood, says historian Mark Weber in this hour-long interview. Few Americans realize that many familiar federal government programs are, strictly speaking, not constitutional, or that the government laid out in the original Constitution was remarkably undemocratic. What’s decisive in any society is not a country’s constitution, says Weber, but rather the character, basic values and customs of its people.