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Patriot Lessons: American History and Civics

25 EpisodesProduced by Michael WarrenWebsite

Learn about American history and the Constitution; our founding First Principles; founding fathers and other great patriots; key documents and speeches; and flags and other symbols. Nonpartisan podcast of Patriot Week hosted by Judge Michael Warren.

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Time for Revolution - When a Long Train of Abuses Invariably Evinces a Design of Absolute Despotism

September 20th, 2020


The Founders believed that Prudence would prevent revolutions so long as evils were sufferable - until the government engaged in a long train of …

Labor Day - Origins, Purpose & Corruption of a True American Holiday - and Beer!

September 6th, 2020


When and why did Labor Day start? What’s its purpose? How is it different from May Day? Starting with the Agricultural and Industrial Age, learn …

Revolution! The right to alter or abolish government.

August 30th, 2020


The Declaration of Independence holds as a First Principle that the people have the right to alter or abolish an oppressive government. In fact, we …

Limited Government, Absolute Power, & Democratic Tyranny

August 17th, 2020


Why is limited government vital to liberty? Explore unlimited power as revealed by Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, 1984, ancient Egypt, the French …

The Social Compact - Key to a Just Government

August 2nd, 2020


Why do we have government? Learn about Force Theory, Family Theory, Divine Right, Marxism, Jordan B. Peterson’s theory, Divine Rule and Anarchy. …

The Pursuit of Happiness - An Unalienable Right

July 19th, 2020


What is the pursuit of happiness? How did the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, and the Founders establish the first nation to recognize the pursuit of happiness as an unalienable right? Explore the …

July 4th, 1776 & the Declaration of Independence

July 3rd, 2020


Why do we celebrate July 4 as Independence Day when we really became a new nation on July 2, 1776? Besides Thomas Jefferson, who drafted the …

Liberty! An Unalienable Right

June 21st, 2020


What is liberty? Why is it so rare in history? Learn how liberty is key to understanding America, the Constitution, and American History. Explore Greece, Rome, fascist Italy, the Khmer Rouge, and ISIS/Islamic State. …

Riots, Protests, and Mobs! An American tradition.

June 7th, 2020


The Boston Tea Party, New York Draft Riots, Bloody Sunday, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination Riots, Rodney King, and more have played an …

Memorial Day

May 24th, 2020


Why do celebrate Memorial Day? What are its origins? How can we give it meaning? What did Pericles, Lincoln, Reagan, Douglass, and others say?

Unalienable Right to Life

May 17th, 2020


Learn about how the unalienable right to life has been violated in most of human history, and how America took a different path in 1776.

Unalienable Rights

May 3rd, 2020


Do we have rights? Where do they come from? Can we give them away? Learn about the Declaration of Independence’s embrace of unalienable rights and what that means for all of us.

COVID-19 Addendum: Michigan - Center of the Storm

April 19th, 2020


An addendum to Episode 10 - Can They Really Do That? Just what is MIchigan doing? Is it constituitonal under the federal and State Constitutions? Is it authorized by law? This special episode takes a deep dive into …

COVID-19 - Can they really do that?

April 5th, 2020


Do the federal and State governments really have the constitutional power to enact what they have been doing in reaction to the pandemic? And just what exactly have they been doing?


March 29th, 2020


“All men are created equal” was a revolutionary concept in 1776. The Founders tore down or rejected the systems based on inequality l, such as the …

Self-Evident Truths

March 16th, 2020


What is truth? Did the Founders really believe in it? Explore Truth from Genesis to Multiculturalism, Plato and Protagoras, Adams and Relativists, …

Nature and Nature’s Law

March 1st, 2020


Continuing our review of the Declaration of Independence, learn about the Founders’ belief in the Creator and Natural Law

George Washington

February 16th, 2020


On this Presidents Day special episode learn about George Washington’s remarkable life and contribution to the American Revolution, Constitutional …

When in the course of human events

February 2nd, 2020


Explore the meaning of the “American People,” the necessity of Revolution, time, and other foundations of the Declaration of Independence

The introductory sentence of the Declaration of Independence - “The Unanimous Declaration . . . .”

January 20th, 2020


Learn how we really became independent on July 2. How “unanimous” was a sleight of hand. What does “in Congress mean”? Who was the Colossus of …

Declaration of Independence - a full reading of the text - July 4th & Independence Day

January 6th, 2020


Whether you have never read the July 4 Declaration of Independence or need a refresher (and we all need a refresher), listen to the most profound …

Impeachment! History & Today

December 22nd, 2019


Is President Trump’s impeachment supported by the Constitution and history? How does it work? Join us to learn about the historical and constitutional basis of impeachment.

Welcome to our Preview Episode!

December 19th, 2019


Learn about host Judge Michael Warren and the purpose and format of the show.

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