The following is a transcript of the first segment of the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome, everybody. Great to be with you.Ed Martin here on The Pro America Report. And it’s really been fun.
I’m filling in for Andrea Kaye Monday and Tuesday this week, filled in on Friday, last Friday.
And I hope you had a great weekend, everybody. It was a fun weekend for me on Fathers Day. And there were lots of wonderful things happening all weekend long. And I heard from a lot of folks that had great weekend.
So good for everybody. And we are settling in now. It’s getting to be summer, right? Monday was the first day my kids had pointed this out to me. I’d forgotten.
I just wasn’t paying attention to the calendar. First day of the summer of summer, I think not first full day. I think that’s tomorrow. And so there we have it summer’s here.
The heat is coming. And, well, we’ll see how we do in California, especially up North with the fires. You have to wonder what this terrible governing… You know, don’t you think to yourself, if Governor Gavin Newsom had a bunch of money left over, which is what he says he has right?
There’s a bunch of money he wants to give away to people now. Why didn’t you use the money to hire some people to clean up the underbrush?
So there’s not going to be forest fires everywhere. I mean, we’re headed towards that. They’re already talking about it. Every time you turn around, they’re talking about there’s going to be forest fires and all this kind of stuff. And it’s just crazy to me.
It’s crazy to me that we’re gonna watch California burn. They’re not even saying that they can, they’re hoping to control it. They’re saying here we are, and we’re going to be in the summer, and that’s what we’re gonna get. And you just kind of shake your head and you say, is this as good as we can possibly do?
Well, in a couple of moments, we had a couple of guests. Great guests today. I’m into that part of the year, I’m gonna try to interview some folks that have books and some catch up on things.
One of the guests later on, Steven Mosher. Now, Stephen Mosher is the head of the population… Let me get it right. He has written for years about population issues and how big a lie they are.
They’re used as a lie all the time. And so it’s really been interesting. He’s a really excellent writer. It’s population, it’s POP.org, P-O-P.org. And it’s Population Research Institute. I want to make sure I got those words in order. And so Stephen Mosher will talk about what we’re seeing, what’s going on very, very interesting man.
We’ll also talk to a one of the retired deputy sheriffs about how to be careful, how your kids can be careful. You know, it’s the summer months. People are going to be doing a lot more moving around. The kids who go to camps but a lot of kids will be playing in the neighborhood.
Well, retired Deputy Sheriff Robert Kahn, will talk about how you can protect your children from strangers and bullies. So we’ll talk with him in a few moments.
I have a very important segment coming up at the end of the program, in which I will explain to you a very important issue that is facing our community and our nation. Not our community, our Nations, our nation, all of our communities, our nation.
And it has to do with the change in the COVID relief bill. There was a change in welfare in what used to be a system that had welfare to work, which was a requirement that people look for work.
It gave them dignity. It gave them a way out. It really was a hand up, not a handout. And Joe Biden not only has changed that and made it, so it’s a handout, but he’s also bragging about it. And I’ll talk to you about that later on the program.
But let me get to what I wanted to speak about today. And that is it’s the anniversary, it’s the anniversary of the Constitution… of the Constitution’s ratification. Okay.
So on June 21st, on June 21st, the Constitution was ratified — the final state. You know, they needed to have three quarters of the States. And so it turns out that on June 21st, 1788. 1788.
Let me make sure you got that right. Yeah. 1788. New Hampshire. New Hampshire was the last state to go ahead and be the ninth state to ratify. Soon afterwards, Virginia did later in June and New York after that. But because New Hampshire was the ninth BAM, it was in.
So 1788, you get on June 21st, the Constitution. And then they say, okay, we got it. Now we’re gonna have a government form next March. It was March at that time, we have the inauguration in June. And then it was March, March fourth.
So that’s this is a big day. This is a big day. And what I’m reminded of and one of the reasons I wanted to talk to you about it, and I want to bring it up is to highlight this.
Over the weekend, I fell into a discussion with a friend of mine who said, don’t get caught Ed arguing against everything and calling everything names. He said, like critical race theory. Everybody is calling it Marxist, racist and all.
He said, people don’t really know what to do with the labels. They know they hate it, and they know they don’t like it, know they they hate it and they don’t like it for their kids. But his point was, you’ve got to do some things that are positive. And he said one, like for instance,
And I told him an example, I talked about the Pledge of Allegiance all the time. He said, That’s good. The flag all the time. Over the weekend, Macy Gray, the singer performer. I don’t really know what Macy Gray sings or performs anymore. I think Macy Gray was kind of a one hit wonder, if I recall correctly, Macy Gray sang, like, kind of a love song that was like a love song that was kind of hip hop or R&B or something.
So I think she has a one hit wonder. But anyways, over the weekend, Macy Gray said, you know what? It turns out that the American flag, it’s racist, and it needs to go. Really? The American flag?
I mean, I guess it doesn’t surprise me because that’s the extent that the left will go crazy, but it still sort of surprises me.
But my friend said, before some things that you’re talking about that are big and that you can kind of talk through and teach about so that you’re not just being against things. And so this was a very good point.
I mean, I thought he was right on this. And so I said, well, the flag. We talked about the flag. We talked about the Pledge of Allegiance. He liked that. And also then we got into a discussion.
And he said also, you’ve got to make sure that you’re talking about the Constitution. And the Constitution, he said, is a great tool.
So that’s why when I saw that today was the anniversary, think of this. That Constitution, it’s so important for lots of reasons.
Now, by the way, it’s so important because even when we had to get better, pass some laws, pass some constitutions, get women to vote, protect voting rights. We’re able to do it because the Constitution was so uniquely designed.
But even including that along the lines of that, do you know, the Constitution as a written document, it’s one of the most extraordinary successes we’ve ever seen.
And the success includes things like the patent right, patents and trademarks in the Constitution, like nowhere in the world has ever had all these years, two centuries plus… has the right if you’re an inventor, you can invent something and you get the right to use it.
You don’t have to ask the king. You don’t have to ask a parliament. You don’t have ask the legislature, you get the right to use it.
And it incentivized behavior. I tell you, all the time, people do things based on incentives. They’re human. It incentivized behavior.
The structure of our government, even though there are things we’re worried about and not happy about, the balance between the state and federal government, it’s still extraordinary. It’s extraordinarily stable.
The Second Amendment extraordinary. That was the past, to be honest, that the Bill of Rights came a few years after this… 1791 is when the Bill of Rights was finally affirmed.
But my point here is our Constitution, written document, there’s almost nothing like it. And when you look back at the history… and when I say almost nothing like it — in political and human history, there’s very few things that have sustained with such power.
Scripture is one, Holy Scripture, but not many others. And you do think to yourself, Wow, this was divinely inspired. So we go on offensive, too.
We want to be on the offense, defending the good things and saying how valuable they are.
All right, I got to run. We got too many great guests. We’ll take a break, and we’ll be right back. It’s Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report, back in a moment.