Do You Think You Know The Constitution?

Joe Legaspi
April 23, 2016

Do You Think You Know The Constitution?

In our humble opinion, the United States Constitution is the greatest document ever written on law and political governance.

When it comes to the Constitution, with few exception among us, we don’t know as much as we think we know.  And among those who are deeply studied, there are very few who are as erudite as Gary Porter.  We were fortunate enough to have Gary on as a guest to discuss the following topics and how they relate to the Constitution:

  1. Reasons to study the constitution.
  2. The Constitution we have now.
  3. the NSA.
  4. The Challenges to Studying the Constitution.
  5. Resources for Studying the Constitution.
  6. The Commerce Clause.
  7. Gary’s Seminars.
  8. The Declaration of Independence.
  9. Role of Government.
  10. The Right to Marry.
  11. The 2nd Amendment.
  12. Nullification.
  13. What is a Constitutional Candidate?
  14. Moral Compass.
  15. Gerrymandering.
  16. Candidates for Congress and the Presidency.

Click on the microphone icon on the upper right of the post to hear this podcast.

Gary is the Executive Director of the Constitution Leadership Initiative (CLI), and here’s the link.

The CLI periodically runs seminars throughout Hampton Roads; they’re explained on the site.  In the near term, Gary plans to teach a one-day seminar on the Constitution in Williamsburg on June 11, 2016, at a location yet to be determined.

Gary also authors weekly email newsletters about the Constitution, called The Constitution Week in Review and Constitution Corner.  To subscribe email Gary at gary@constitutionleadership.org.

Handsome guys rapping on the mike.

Handsome guys rapping on the mike.

The books referred to in the podcast are:

The best book to understand the original meaning of the Constitution.

The best book to understand the original meaning of the Constitution.

The U.S. Constitution, Interpretation and Analysis. This monster is five inches thick and 12 lbs.

The U.S. Constitution, Interpretation and Analysis. This monster is five inches thick and 12 lbs.

The best comprehensive reference on the Constitution.

The best comprehensive reference on the Constitution.

Here's a comparison between the original Constitution (left) and what it is now (right) with all the Supreme Court stuff added to it.  It reflects the growth of the federal government (the insidious creep of tyranny)

Here’s a comparison between the original Constitution (left) and what it is now (right) with all the Supreme Court stuff added to it. It reflects the growth of the federal government (the insidious creep of tyranny).

  • Gary Porter

    Joe, Thanks for helping alert people to what is happening to their liberty. We will soon wake up and discover that none remains. Constitution “junkies” can also tune in to my Friday morning (7-8am) radio show, “We the People, the Constitution Matters” at http://www.1180wfyl.com.