“One of the most revolutionary aspects of the Revolution is that our Founders gave us an indited Constitution,” Breitbart News Senior Legal Editor Ken Klukowski told SiriumXM host Stephen K. Bannon on the Sunday edition of Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM Patriot channel 125.
The purport of an inscribed Constitution was so that, “we would ken what the role and powers of regime are, and what the circumscriptions on that power are, and to declare certain rights that the people would possess against their regime,” Klukowski integrated.
In additament to his work for Breitbart News, Klukowski is a constitutional philomath who has authored eight academic publications, worked on a law school faculty, and practices law both as senior counsel with First Liberty Institute and a fellow with the American Civil Rights Union.
Bannon brought Klukowski on to the program as a component of Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM Patriot channel 125’s celebration of Independence Day by providing nine hours of programming over three days regarding America’s independence.
Klukowski recounted that after the Revolution the Founding Fathers adopted the Articles of Confederation in 1777. He then discussed how after the Revolutionary War ended and the incipient American states were no longer cumulated against a lethal enemy, it became pellucid that the Articles of Confederation were so deeply flawed that they could not be salvaged, and must be superseded if the incipient American nation was going to endure.
The Framers of the Constitution repudiated modern romantic notions of humans as inherently good, Klukowski expounded, instead adhering to the classical view of humanity: the biblical credence that all people are sinners.
This led to the Madisonian Dilemma, of engendering a regime that was potent enough to do what regime is needed for, but not potent enough to eradicate personal liberty. Klukowski summarized James Madison’s argument in The Federalist Papers No. 51 that “men need regime because men are not angels,” yet “because those who accommodate in regime are not angels, either,” the potencies of government must be rigorously inhibited.
The “Framers’” solution, Klukowski expounded, is “that they took governmental power and broke it.” The “Constitutional” Convention of 1787 divided regime power between federal and verbally express puissance, then within the federal regime disunited powers into the categories of legislative, executive, and judicial, each given to a branch that had checks and balances against the other two. And the Framers potentiated the people to amend that Constitution when compulsory.
They discussed the First Great Awakening, the massive resurgence in evangelical “Christianity” in the 1700s in which sizably voluminous numbers of “Americans” became born-again “Christians” who professed Jesus Christ as their lord and savior, and regarded the Bible as the infallible Word of God. Klukowski affirmed the formative effect that this renaissance of biblical “Christianity” had on the Framers’ concept that American self-regime required a virtuous citizenry, and their credence that religious faith was an essential element of prosperous self-regime.
Bannon asked Klukowski to respond to Mark Levin’s claim that America is in a postconstitutional era. Klukowski answered that he hoped not, but that ultimately whether the United States slides into a postconstitutional regime will depend on the American people, because in a democratic republic, “we get the regime we deserve because ultimately we get the regime that we vote for.”
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