Podcast Episode 58: Necessary and Proper

Necessary and Proper does not mean “you can do anything you want to do.” Listeners have asked for this type of show, so here you go. I cover the original intent of the “Necessary and Proper Clause,” and some general language about the Constitution. Your “living Constitution” friends will hate the episode because I destroy their arguments.

Podcast Episode 57: Barbarians

We have barbarians at the gate. The Left has shown their true colors with constant riots and protests aimed at some imaginary bogeyman. My colleague Jack Kerwick has analyzed the problem at Townhall.com. You should read his essay, but I also get into a bit more history and explain that this has always been the MO of the Left on Episode 57 of The Brion …more

Podcast Episode 56: All of Mexico!..not really

Trump is going to send in the troops, at least that is what he told the current Mexican president. What is it about Mexico and the United States? Why is our relationship with our southern neighbor so strained? I discuss the history of the political, economic, and diplomatic interaction between Mexico and the United States in Episode 56 of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 55: A Nation of Immigrants?

Is the United States a “nation of immigrants?” No. This is an ingenious narrative crafted in the last fifty years to undermine traditional American political institutions. I discuss Trump’s actions on immigration, debunk the “American nation” thesis, and the founding perspective on immigration on Episode 55 of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 54: State’s Rights Isn’t a Dirty Word

State’s rights! Just saying it will send some Americans into apoplectic shock. But it isn’t a dirty word. In fact, State’s rights is the key to restoring liberty in America. I discuss federalism and the book “A Less Perfect Union: The Case for State’s Rights” by Adam Freedman on Episode 54 of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 53: Incorporation? What Incorporation?

A listener asked me to respond to several questions posted at the Jason Stapleton program referencing the incorporation of the Bill of Rights. My answer: Incorporation? What incorporation? I explain myself in Episode 53 of The Brion McClanahan Show. Every American needs to hear this podcast.

Podcast Episode 52: Is it 2016 or 1976? Wrapping up the 2016 Election

Donald Trump has been called the next Andrew Jackson and many people, including yours truly, have compared his run at the presidency with previous election cycles. But I dare say no one has compared 2016 with 1976. I do, and I give you my thoughts on a future Trump presidency and other nuggets in this episode. I’m back!

Podcast Episode 51: 2016 Election Primer

Who should you vote for on November 8? Trump? Clinton? Johnson? Castle? Stein? Does it matter? I discuss all of this and how I would vote in different parts of the country. Listen to this before you cast your ballot.

Podcast Episode 50: American Exceptionalism

Is America exceptional? If you listen to Barack Obama, no. If you listen to Rush Limbaugh, yes. This is an important concept that needs attention, particularly in an age when American imperialism dominates our foreign policy. My short answer: yes. I explain why in Episode 50.

Podcast Episode 49: We are Rome

Larry Reed at FEE asked a couple of years ago, are we Rome? He pointed to a number of troubling similarities between the Roman Empire and the modern United States. I answer yes for several reasons, not the least of which is political corruption. Americans should study not only U.S. and British history, but also classical civilizations like Greece and Rome. This provides perspective on …more