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Exposing Faux CapitalismOn the June 23, 2013 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb on Truth Frequency Radio, I interviewed social activist Julian Ichim in the first hour and Pastor David Whitney of the Institute on the Constitution in the second hour.

Hour 1: Interview with social activist, Julian Ichim, about local initiatives to provide solutions to unrepresentative government, with specific reference to my local community, and his — Waterloo Region.

We discussed the plans for a casino in the region, the Light Rail Transit fiasco, Waterloo’s extraction of taxes to go to wealthy developers to “develop” Northdale, and his activism.

Hour 2: Interview with Pastor David Whitney of the Institute on the Constitution at theamericanview.com on the U.S. Constitution, the types of government, the limited role of civil government and the U.S. federal government.

When the types of government are discussed, one often thinks of municipal, state and federal, but those are all types of civil government, which is supposed to be relatively limited compared to self government, family government and religious government, which we also discussed, and the distinct purpose and limits of each.

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Logo of the Institute on the Constitution.

After being a regular listener to Radio Liberty with Dr. Stan Monteith, and often hearing David Whitney and Michael Peroutka of the Institute on the Constitution, I decided to buy a host kit after finding out from Michael Peroutka’s June 8th appearance that it only costs $149 USD.

Once I’m set up, I’ll see what I can arrange for teaching the course to Americans in the Toronto area, and whether there is enough interest from fellow Canadians, as I can offer the added perspective of how the U.S. Constitution compares to Canada’s Constitution.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that they carry a 9/11 Truth DVD, September 11 Revisited: Were Explosives Used to Bring Down the Buildings?, as I never heard David Whitney or Michael Peroutka question the official story of 9/11 in their appearances.

For my views on 9/11, see my article, What didn’t happen on 9/11.

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My email to Pastor David Whitney of the Institute on the Constitution after his June 9, 2010 appearance on Radio Liberty with Dr. Stan Monteith:

Pastor Whitney,

I heard your very educational presentation of the Fifth Amendment on today’s show with Dr. Stan.

You said that you read an opinion by Justice Scalia, who you say has written many good opinions in keeping with the Constitution, and that in it, he argued that Grand Juries are independent of the three branches of government.

You later said that those Justices who found in favor of the city of New London in Kelo v. New London (2005), finding that private property could be taken for non-public use, should be impeached for violating their oath to uphold the Constitution, specifically the Fifth Amendment in this case. I agree wholeheartedly with you on that.

Now, consider the case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006), where Justice Scalia upheld President Bush’s denial of the writ of habeas corpus to Mr. Hamdan.

Article I Section 9 of the Constitution includes:

“The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.”

Given that:
1) The Constitution grants powers to, and limits powers of, the federal and state governments;
2) The privilege in question makes no mention of applying only to U.S. citizens, nor does the Bill of Rights;
3) There was no rebellion or invasion at the time;
4) Congress didn’t suspend the writ of habeas corpus through that provision;
5) The President takes a constitutional oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”;
6) Justice Scalia is a self-avowed “originalist;”

Do you agree that Justice Scalia should be impeached for his decision in that case, as you argued for those Justices who found in favor of the city of New London?

Regards,

Jason Erb

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