Category Archives: State Legislation

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 3/25/2017- Obamacare And An Article V Convention; The Never Ending Stories

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday March 25, 2017. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis begin by looking at the radical Islamic attack on the Parliament building at Westminster in London England. We then discuss both the failure of the unspeakably bad attempt at federal health care “reform” and yet another attempt to get Ohio to call an Article V convention.

Article links- 3Rd Rail Politics continues its outstanding work in exposing the corruption of the Fordham Foundation and Ohio Senator Peggy Lehner regarding the funding of charter schools

A blissfully clueless Wall Street Journal pot calls the Donald Trump kettle “black” regarding “credibility” (warning: suicidal pay wall at WSJ.com)

Rep. Devin Nunes makes a Kafkaesque statement regarding Trump campaign surveillance and “incidental” information collection

More on Rep. Nunes ridiculous assertions

Is the odious James Comey the most powerful man in Washington at the moment?

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 2/4/2017- John Kasich Continues His Long, Excruciatingly Slow Political Suicide

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday February 4, 2017. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis discuss John Kasich’s last budget as Ohio governor and his attempt to garner favor for a future run for national office by writing a book about “tolerance.” We also analyze reports of President Trump’s alleged threats to the President of Mexico that he would send troops to handle “bad hombres” and Democratic Vice-presidential candidate and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine’s call for riots in the streets

Article links- 3rd Rail Politics on Kasich’s Budget

Mexico denies fake news about a Mexican incursion to handle “bad Hombres”

Tim Kaine calls for “fighting in the streets”

 

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 12/24/2016- Merry Christmas Greetings, The Electoral College, The Campus Conceal Carry Bill

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday December 24, 2016. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis say “Merry Christmas!” We also discuss the Electoral College, and why John Kasich felt he had to sign the Campus Concealed Carry Bill.

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 12/17/2016- Of The Electoral College, Constitutional Conventions, Russian “Tampering,” And Gubernatorial Vetoes

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday December 17, 2016. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis discuss man-made global warming, the Electoral College, faithless electors, Russian “election tampering,” a call for a Constitutional Convention and pro bono faithless elector legal services from supporter Lawrence Lessig, and John Kasich’s veto of the Heartbeat Bill.

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 12/3/2016- The Rapidly Changing Political Landscape

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday December 3, 2016. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis breakdown some of the events that are part and parcel of the sea change currently happening both the Republican Party and in society in general, both in the US and worldwide.

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 9/24/2016- Mark Meckler, Glenn Beck, And Constitutional Convention Double-Talk

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday September 24, 2016. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis deconstruct a presentation by Mark Meckler on the Convention of States Project (COSP) on attempts to call a new Constitutional Convention (disguised as a so-called “amendments convention) by supposedly “conservative” groups like COSP. There is a great deal of smoke generated in this interview but not much light. We supply the light.

Links- The Institute’s position on an Article V convention

What the state resolutions calling for the 1787 Constitutional Convention actually say with commentary

No, the founders did not monolithically agree that Article V was a “gift” to reign in federal power, nor did they agree what it all meant

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 9/10/2016- Blasts From The Past And What It Means For The Future

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday September 10, 2016. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis demonstrate that the more things change the more they remain the same, especially in the media and politics. We also discuss the Faustian bargain made by Ohio Right To Life lobbyist and Ohio Medical Board head, not to mention lobbyist, Mike Gonidakis with marijuana marketers.

Article links- How conservative pundits helped break reality

Marijuana exposes supposed “pro-life” head of Ohio Right To Life head and medical board head

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 2/13/2016- What Else? Election Campaign Tactics Analysis

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday February 13, 2016. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis begin by discussing the upcoming Relationships Under Construction banquet and the organization behind the banquet. We also discuss bills that would serve to de-fund Planned Parenthood and it’s (literal) “chop shop” human spare parts operation. We analyze the Ohio legislature’s political gymnastics designed to give John Kasich “plausible deniability” on this pending legislation to make him more attractive to the political left.

Article links- Planned Parenthood slashes John Kasich despite his efforts to run interference for them

New Hampshire Democrat tells John Kasich “If I weren’t a Democrat I would vote for you.”

John Kasich claims (and none believes) that he isn’t “establishment”

Presidential candidate Vermin Supreme explains his economic agenda. It makes more sense than many of the other candidates.

Principles and Policies Podcast for 7/4/2015- Making Biblical And Constitutional Public Policy

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday July 4, 2015. Chuck Michaelis hosts a class from the 2014 Camp American taught by Director of the Institute For Principled Policy, owner of Principled Policy Consulting and Principles and Policies co-host Barry Sheets. The class is making biblical and constitutional public policy
This presentation will soon be available as a video presentation.

Principles and Policies Podcast for 4/18/2015- The Constitution, Divided Sovereignty, And Who Owns “Federal” Land

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday April 18, 2015. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis dissect the recent act passed by the Alaska legislature which demands that lands held by the federal government in violation of Article I, §8 of the US Constitution. We discuss some of the history and nuances of what the Constitution says about the federal government’s power to “own” (we also discuss why the word “own” is in quotes) land within state boundaries.

Article links- Alaska demands that the federal government turn over millions of acres held in violation of agreement with the state and in violation of the Constitution