US Constitution 101 with Michael Peroutka
Constitution 101 with Michael Peroutka
by Dominic MacAulay
Our very own, Michael Peroutka, made an appearance on Gun Freedom Radio on June 1st. They invited him to discuss many of the issues surrounding the actions of our national and state leaders with this ensuing crisis. Here is their description and summary of the interview:
We are doing a series called Ameri-CAN. Talking about the CAN-DO spirit that is part of our American DNA. So much about our lives has been turned upside down by this Corona Virus / Covid-19, and we have been hearing a lot about what we CAN’T do and where we CAN’T go, but our guests during this series are going to talk to us about their area of expertise and all of the ways we still CAN learn and grow, train, connect, and expand our freedoms in ways we maybe haven’t thought about before.
Our guest today is Michael Peroutka. Michael is a Maryland lawyer, the founder of the Institute on the Constitution. Michael once held a position in the United States Department of Health and Human Services and was the Constitution Party candidate for president in 2004. He is also the co-host of The American View radio program.
Here are the topic questions:
1) You are currently teaching an online course on the US Constitution. Tell us about the course and why – especially NOW in US History – we need such a study?
2) Executive Orders – we are hearing a lot about people being encouraged to snitch on their neighbors who aren’t “following the law”. Then others tell us that emergency orders are NOT really “laws” because they did not go through the process to become a law. Can you help us weigh this out? Are those “Stay At Home Orders” enforceable law?
3) I recently watched a brief video you made titled “The Constitution is NOT a Self-Enforcing Document”. What do you mean by that?
4) Talk to us about the importance of action on our parts (avoiding paralysis from feeling overwhelmed). What do you see for the future of the US? Do you see a new awakening and hunger for our Founding Principles? Or do you see people falling in line with the groupthink du-jour?