Patriot Lessons: American History and Civics

By Michael Warren

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Learn about American history and the Constitution; our founding First Principles; founding fathers and other great patriots; key documents and speeches; and flags and other symbols. Nonpartisan podcast of Patriot Week hosted by Judge Michael Warren.

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Time for Revolution - When a Long Train Abuses Invariably Evinces a Design of Absolute Despotism
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The Founders believed that Prudence would prevent revolutions so long as evils were sufferable - until the government engaged in a long train of abuses and usurpations revealing a plan to impose absolute despotism on the people. Explore these key long neglected phrases of Declaration of Independence introducing the grievances justifying the American Revolution. Plus The Rolling Stones, Devil Woman, the Lord of the Rings and Dana Carvey!
Sep 20, 2020
Labor Day - Origins, Purpose & Corruption of a True American Holiday - and Beer!
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When and why did Labor Day start? What’s its purpose? How is it different from May Day? Starting with the Agricultural and Industrial Age, learn about the labor and union movement, and Labor Day’s origins and evolution. Listen in to FDR and President Reagan. And enjoy a beer! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Sep 06, 2020
Revolution! The right to alter or abolish government.
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The Declaration of Independence holds as a First Principle that the people have the right to alter or abolish an oppressive government. In fact, we have a God given duty to do so if necessary. Explore the thinking of John Locke, Joseph Warren, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and others. Review Henry’s Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death! speech, the Suffolk Resolves, several sermons, and other primary sources key to America’s understanding of Revolution. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Aug 30, 2020
Limited Government, Absolute Power, & Democratic Tyranny
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Why is limited government vital to liberty? Explore unlimited power as revealed by Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, 1984, ancient Egypt, the French Revolution, and the Trial of Socrates. Learn how tyranny can arise from democracy, and how the Declaration of Independence includes the First Principle of limited government as a key freedom. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Aug 17, 2020
The Social Compact - Key to a Just Government
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Why do we have government? Learn about Force Theory, Family Theory, Divine Right, Marxism, Jordan B. Peterson’s theory, Divine Right and Anarchy. Learn why the Founders believed that the consent of the governed and the Social Compact was the key to a just government. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Aug 02, 2020
The Pursuit of Happiness - An Unalienable Right
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What is the pursuit of happiness? How did the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, and the Founders establish the first nation to recognize the pursuit of happiness as an unalienable right? Explore the oppressive societies of apartheid, caste systems, and North Korea and how they deny that right to their people. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jul 19, 2020
July 4th, 1776 & the Declaration of Independence
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Why do we celebrate July 4 as Independence Day when we really became a new nation on July 2, 1776? Besides Thomas Jefferson, who drafted the Declaration of Independence? What role did Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Richard Henry Lee play? What does the Declaration of Independence actually say? Listen to the entire Declaration. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jul 03, 2020
Liberty! An Unalienable Right
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What is liberty? Why is it so rare in history? Learn how liberty is key to understanding America, the Constitution, and American History. Explore Greece, Rome, fascist Italy, the Khmer Rouge, and ISIS/Islamic State. Learn the development of liberty in England through the Magna Carta, Bill of Rights, and Habeas Corpus Act, as well as how it was embraced in the colonies. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jun 21, 2020
Riots, Protests, and Mobs! An American tradition.
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The Boston Tea Party, New York Draft Riots, Bloody Sunday, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination Riots, Rodney King, and more have played an indispensable role in shaping American History. Discover the fascinating background and effects - for good and ill - that have helped define America. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jun 07, 2020
Memorial Day
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Why do celebrate Memorial Day? What are its origins? How can we give it meaning? What did Pericles, Lincoln, Reagan, Douglass, and others say? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 24, 2020
Unalienable Right to Life
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Learn about how the unalienable right to life has been violated in most of human history, and how America took a different path in 1776. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 17, 2020
Unalienable Rights
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Do we have rights? Where do they come from? Can we give them away? Learn about the Declaration of Independence’s embrace of unalienable rights and what that means for all of us. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 03, 2020
COVID-19 Addendum: Michigan - Center of the Storm
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An addendum to Episode 10 - Can They Really Do That? Just what is MIchigan doing? Is it constituitonal under the federal and State Constitutions? Is it authorized by law? This special episode takes a deep dive into these issues and more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Apr 19, 2020
COVID-19 - Can they really do that?
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Do the federal and State governments really have the constitutional power to enact what they have been doing in reaction to the pandemic? And just what exactly have they been doing? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Apr 05, 2020
Equality
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“All men are created equal” was a revolutionary concept in 1776. The Founders tore down or rejected the systems based on inequality l, such as the divine right of kings, the Ancient Regime, serfdom, castes, Nazis, and communism. Instead, they embraced the ideal that the Creator made all of us equal, and that we should be citizens, not subjects. Everyone should have equal protection of the laws and equal access to political power. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Mar 29, 2020
Self-Evident Truths
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What is truth? Did the Founders really believe in it? Explore Truth from Genesis to Multiculturalism, Plato and Protagoras, Adams and Relativists, Christ and Pilate. And what makes some truths self-evident? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Mar 16, 2020
Nature and Nature’s Law
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Continuing our review of the Declaration of Independence, learn about the Founders’ belief in the Creator and Natural Law --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Mar 01, 2020
George Washington
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On this Presidents Day special episode learn about George Washington’s remarkable life and contribution to the American Revolution, Constitutional Convention, and Presidency - with highlights of his writings --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Feb 16, 2020
When in the course of human events
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Explore the meaning of the “American People,” the necessity of Revolution, time, and other foundations of the Declaration of Independence --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Feb 02, 2020
The introductory sentence of the Declaration of Independence - “The Unanimous Declaration . . . .”
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Learn how we really became independent on July 2. How “unanimous” was a sleight of hand. What does “in Congress mean”? Who was the Colossus of Independence? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jan 20, 2020
Declaration of Independence - a full reading of the text - July 4th & Independence Day
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Whether you have never read the Declaration of Independence or need a refresher (and we all need a refresher), listen to the most profound words in the English language --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jan 06, 2020
Impeachment! History & Today
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Is President Trump’s impeachment supported by the Constitution and history? How does it work? Join us to learn about the historical and constitutional basis of impeachment. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Dec 22, 2019
Welcome to our Preview Episode!
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Learn about host Judge Michael Warren and the purpose and format of the show. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Dec 19, 2019
Patriot Lessons: American History and Civics (Trailer)
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Nov 26, 2019