The 2013 Episodes

11597_1372361089The year 2013 would see two major events for Constitution Thursday. First, the decision was made for Dave & John to start over at the beginning and with the first episode return to the start of the Preamble. By the end of September, Dave & John would work their way through the entirety of the seven Articles, with a couple of Bonus episodes along the way.

Secondly, 2013 would also see the end of Constitution Thursday as a broadcast segment of Afternoons Live, followed just four days later by the replacement of the show with The Dave Bowman Show. Management had decided that Constitution Thursday was not “what listeners want to hear on Conservative Talk radio,” and it was shelved for a more traditional talk radio format. It was promised that the files would be available on the station web site, but that did not happen for a variety of technical reasons which were not the fault of the local station.

Here then are the 2013 Constitution Thursday Episodes in their entirety, as originally broadcast on Afternoons Live with Dave & John on KFIV and KWSX Modesto/Stockton.


WAITING FOR VEZINNI

Dave & John go back to the beginning of the Constitution


THE CARGO OF THE BRIG AURORA

In February of 1810, the British cargo brig, Aurora, found herself impounded and her cargo seized in New Orleans as a consequence of a Congressional action that made sense, but like so much of what Congress did (and does) contained more than it seemed at face value.


THE PRINCIPLES OF ’98

It doesn’t take long for the new Country to head down the wrong road. The Political Party which gains control of Congress decides to try and make their opponents into criminals.


THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The Constitution defines how the House of representatives should be comprised and operate.


3/5th’s OF THE WAY TO FREEDOM

The 3/5th Compromise maintains slavery in some states, but it isn’t the complete surrender to slavery that many have made it out to be.


EACH HOUSE SHALL BE THE JUDGE

The rules and reasons for the two separate Houses of Congress


THE PENTAGON PAPERS

The publishing of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 set Congressmen against the military-industrial complex and brought Article 1 Section 6 into play


BONUS EPISODE: TURN IN YOUR FRIENDS!

The 1st Amendment and a government trying to get you to rat out your friends


I’M JUST A BILL

Article I section 7 – How a Bill becomes a law


TAXES, REPRESENTATION & DEPENDENCE

Article I Section 8 Part 1


McCULLOCH v MARYLAND

Article 1 Section 8 Part 2


THE HEART OF ATLANTA

Article I Section 8 Part 3


JOHN VAN ZANDT

The Importation of Slaves and Article 1 Section 9


HEROD THE GREAT

Habeus Corpus and Ex Post Facto – Article 1 Section 9


BONUS EPISODE: THE CASE OF THE BONG SUCKING LESBIAN KISSING REPUBLICAN

The 1st Amendment and the case of a State Legislator in a bit of hot water


CISPA & DIRECT TAXES

Direct Taxes under the original Constitution


THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR

Article 1 Section 9 – Export Duties, Port Preferences and Appropriations


THE CORNERSTONE OF REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT

The Emoluments Clause


THE HANGING OF CAPTAIN HENRY GALE

Shay’s Rebellion scares the nation and influences Article 1 Section 10


AS POWERFUL AS LOUIS XIV

Nixon’s cover-up and Article 2 Section 1, Executive Vesting


LET’S ELECT A PRESIDENT


The Electoral System


WINSTON GUEST FOR PRESIDENT?

Citizenship requirements for becoming President


BONUS: YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT

5th Amendment


MAKE WAR, NOT LOVE

The President as Commander in Chief


OPINIONS & PARDONS

The President can issue pardons


THE SINO-AMERICAN DEFENSE TREATY

Article 2 Section 2 and Treaties


NO, THE OTHER NIXON

Article 2 Sections 3 and 4


THE JUDICIARY

Article III


THE $1 MILLION STRIPPER

Article III


OUR GREAT FRIENDS AT THE CA FRANCHISE TAX BOARD

Article IV and relations between the States


IRENE MORGAN’S RIDE

Years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, Irene Morgan went all the way to the Supreme Court for the right to sit on a bus


WEST “BY-GAWD” VIRGINIA

West Virginia becomes a State… but how?


A TEXAS SIZED MESS

Can a State secede from the Union?


THE SUPREME LAW

Article VI means that the Constitution becomes the Supreme Law of the Land


UNION

Article VII – The real mission of the Constitution is to maintain the Union


THE ANTI-FEDERALIST ARGUMENT

Not everybody agreed with the new Constitution


THE GRAND FINALE

In the final broadcast episode of Constitution Thursday, Dave wraps up the whole enchilada


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