Episode 20

The Immigration Red Herring

January 6th, 2019

53 mins 44 secs

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In this week's episode we will be talking about why so much of what is being talked about in the news regarding immigration, the border wall, and the governemnt shutdown is little more than a bunch of red herrings. We do our best to explin why the real discussion should not be about the wall or immigration but about national sovereignty and why it matters. If you are looking for a passionate and engaging look at politics with a side order of not taking ourselves to seriously you are gonna love The Schmidt Show.

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  • Why Does Sovereignty Matter to America? | The Heritage Foundation — The Founding Fathers understood that if America does not have sovereignty, it does not have independence. If a foreign power can tell America “what we shall do, and what we shall not do,” George Washington once wrote to Alexander Hamilton, “we have Independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little.”
  • Border Walls Work - American Renaissance — Border walls are surprisingly common. Two-thirds of the world’s people live in countries that protect their borders with a wall or fence. Governments build these barriers because they are an effective way to keep people out.
  • Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 — When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
  • Farewell Address to the Continental Congress — After eight years of service, and more than two years after Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown, George Washington traveled to Annapolis, Maryland, where he formally resigned his commission as commander in chief of the Armies of the nascent United States of America; he delivered these remarks to the Continental Congress on December 23, 1783.
  • The Case for Sovereignty - Jeremy A. Rabkin — This book goes beyond slogans and catchphrases to engage one of the most contested concepts in contemporary international politics: the sovereign rights of nation-states.
  • The Coming War on Sovereignty — While the term “sovereignty” has acquired many, often inconsistent, definitions, Americans have historically understood it to mean our collective right to govern ourselves within our Constitutional framework.