In this section I try to provide Solutions the problems I pose in Our God Given Fundamental Rights to regain the Founders vision for the country and Constitution.
Patrick Bohan for Congress
In this session, I describe techniques the government uses to mitigate our fundamental rights which include fearmongering, changing the meaning of constitutional clauses, inventing constitutional doctrines, changing the meaning of words, failing to apply fundamental rights equally, defining new or alternate fundamental rights, expanding federal government power, and expanding the mission of federal enforcement agencies.
This session explains how the government violates the right to pursue health, property, fair and equal taxes, profit rights, and how the government unfairly treats businesses.
The next installment of my new book, Our God-Given Fundamental Rights covers Constitutional principles enshrined by the Founders that have been mitigated over the past two centuries.
Below is my first Political interview at 2-Minute America:
The fourth installment previewing my new book includes listing Our God-Given Fundamental Rights.
This is the 3rd installment of an overview for my new book "Our God-Given Fundamental Rights". This section defines what is a fundamental right and what should be the criteria used to provide them Constitutional protections.
This is the 2nd installment of an overview of my new book that will be published later this year. This is a brief video covering the thesis for the book.
I have decided to do a few videos about my new book: Our God-Given Fundamental Rights which will be released later this year. The videos are not the greatest since I do not have great equipment and I am not a very good orator. Ever since my accident and head trauma I struggle to find words. Nevertheless, I do these videos in one take with only a few notes - so they are from the heart. I will post more every so often. The YouTube Link is listed below:
The 2023 election process for Speaker of the House was very intriguing. Although I believe that the 20 republicans stalling the effort did not have a united voice and some of their motivations may have been disingenuous, the principle of trying to wrestle away power from a few leaders has merits. The founders did not want a select few in the House to hold all the power. In other words, separation of powers is also important not just between the branches of government but within the branches of government to prevent tyranny. There are 435 House members, and the power should not be concentrated in a few leaders and a select few who head important committees. The founder’s intention was clear, they disliked power and therefore, they felt power should be shared by as many people as possible to take the corrupt tendencies of humans out of the equation of government. [i]
Based on polling and demographic data for early voting in several states, I can make some predictions for statewide senator and governor races. I evaluate trends between 2018 midterm voting compared to 2022 data. It is certainly not an exact science:
The early vote for the upcoming election is usually a good indicator of how the results may shake up. Early voting has historically favored democrats and thus far this year, it is not much different. The key is to compare this year with the early vote results from 2018. Only states that provide demographic statistics such as party affiliation, gender, ethnicity, and age show enough data to prognosticate how races are shaping up. Unfortunately, fewer than half the state offers this data and most states that provide this data do not have any highly contested statewide races. Up to this point, I would say democrats have an advantage in most states that have hotly contested statewide elections. That said, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida favor the republicans. Each passing day seems to be showing progress towards the GOP, but things look good for democrats in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico, and Oregon. Of note, the few states that provide the age of voters shows that younger voters are not showing up. In 2018, 27% of the early vote electorate was from people under 40. This year, in the same four states, the under 40 electorate is comprised of less than 12% of the turnout. This can still change, but the younger electorate is one of the democrats best voting bloc. Gender and ethnicity turnout is about the same between 2018 and 2022. With a week to go in the early vote, a lot can change. Stay tuned.
Trial by jury is a good example of a check and balance marginalized in modern America. In early American history, juries had the power to determine if a law was reasonable and they were also privy to all the information regarding a case. That is no longer the situation. Judges dictate to juries what information they need and are instructed they must apply the case to the law as it is written. For instance, juries in the Nebbia v. New York case could not find the grocer innocent for selling milk for under nine cents a quart because they viewed the law as an obvious infringement on the grocer’s right to contract or to work. [i] In other words, sovereignty has been wrestled away from “We the people” at the expense of more judiciary and legislative power. Furthermore, a vital check and balance against the judicial and legislative branches have been rescinded.