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December 19, 2022 78 mins

The government is a body that is supposed to represent the people. It is supposed to be a fair and just institution that works for the common good. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. 

Several agencies and institutions within the government are illegitimate and do not have the people’s best interests at heart. Sometimes, these departments and agencies are created to further the agendas of special interest groups rather than serving the American people. Other times, they are simply unconstitutional, ineffective, and waste our tax dollars.

In this episode, Jim and Dan are again joined by author and speaker Paul Engel. As an advocate of the Constitution, Paul talks about how much of the government is illegitimate. He also speaks about the government’s departments and agencies that are illegal to exist, the disturbing truths about these agencies, and what it takes to fix the government.

Frustrated by Americans' general lack of knowledge about their Constitution, Paul founded The Constitutional Study to encourage others to read, study and understand the Constitution for themselves.


In This Episode

02:23 - A percentage of the US government that disappears overnight if the original Constitution is restored.

05:26 - Why most people don't realize the majority of federal actions are illegal.

08:27 - Is the Bureau of Land Management allowed to exist?

13:33 - Why no one opposes the government's taking over state lands.

18:12 - The disturbing truth about government agencies.

24:11 - The agencies that are allowed to exist and those that are not.

34:39 - The impact of power and influence on a government.

48:29 - What it takes to fix the government.

58:24 - Why people shouldn't trust political parties.

1:07:55 - Why it is time to repeal the 17th Amendment.

Favorite Quotes

06:24 - "Most people don't know what the Constitution says. Most people who think they know what it says have been told what some other person thinks it says." - Paul Engel

20:59 - "90% of the US departments and agencies do not and cannot exercise the power delegated to the United States by the Constitution." - Paul Engel

29:15 - "60% of budgetary spending goes to departments and agencies that don't legally exist." - Paul Engel

33:08 - "Don't leave your education in the hands of the government. They screw everything they touch." - Paul Engel

1:03:32 - "You show up in so-and-so's office. Nice to meet you. Thank you. Have a nice day. You show up with a dozen people, and maybe you get some attention. You show up with a hundred people. Okay. You show up with a thousand people, 10,000 people, a hundred thousand people. That's how these things change." - Paul Engel

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