October 26 2009 show notes

  • Guests:
  • Topics:
    • Why is it so hard to start over in America?
    • Is everything you learned in school a lie?
    • Labor news update - why are thousands of protestors expected to descend on Chicago tomorrow? Hint..."greed & irresponsibility!"
    • “Did an innocent man die in the Texas death chamber?” Is capital punishment being used for political purposes… isn’t it time we throw out the death penalty?
  • Bumper Music:
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  • Quote: "I know something about killing. I don't like killing. And I don't think a state honors life by turning around and sanctioning killing. Now, that's just a personal belief that I have." -- Senator John Kerry.
  • "The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; ...

    To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

    Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4 of the US Constitution.
  • Article: The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison.

    "The clause in the Report "To establish uniform laws on the subject of Bankruptcies" being taken up.

    Mr. SHERMAN observed that Bankruptcies were in some cases punishable with death by the laws of England, & He did not chuse to grant a power by which that might be done here.

    Mr. GOVr. MORRIS said this was an extensive & delicate subject. He would agree to it because he saw no danger of abuse of the power by the Legislature of the U. S."

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