Sunday, September 12, 2010

Episode 35. Tom Baugh on restoring the Constitution

Is the USA like a dilapidated old house we can restore to greatness by returning to Constitutional principles? Is the Constitution a document about individual liberty? How did the Constitution actually come together, and what did it accomplish in the eyes of some of the key people involved in its construction?

Tom Baugh, author of Starving the Monkeys (the number one book on the Shrugging Out reading list), explores these and other questions in his second visit to The Shrugging Out podcast.

Tom cites research documented in Boston T. Party's (aka Kenneth Royce) book, "Hologram of Liberty", another book sure to appear soon on the Shrugging Out reading list.

Tom also describes a number of projects he is working on to help people prepare for the coming crash.

An eye-opening show for me, and I hope for many of you too.

P.S. Listenership of The Shrugging Out Podcast continues to grow, and I have to say that I am both inspired and humbled by that. Thank you so much for taking time to listen. I also greatly appreciate the e-mails I've received that have encouraged me to continue, provided me interesting information for the show, and have challenged me to consider alternative ideas. Very smart and very independent thinkers listen to The Shrugging Out Podcast, that's for sure!

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  1. Hey E5A: The link in your comment doesn't seem to go to the Rothbard essay. Would you be talking about "The Ethics of Liberty"?

  2. Odd. It seems to have changed somewhere. It was supposed to link to a article about those who consent to tyranny. Let's try just putting the url out there, and people can copy and paste it to their browser.

  3. Pete,
    I got curious and went looking for a story that corresponded to the example Tom Baugh used, wherein a seven year old girl was shot by police in her bed. Several links were returned on the search term "seven year old shot during raid" e.g.