Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A REPUBLIC WORTHY OF ACTIVISM

History is important.  It serves as a reference point to guide and remind human kind of its glory and vices.  As our Founders created a republic, let us briefly review how our republic stands according to history and original intent.

At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787,  Ben Franklin was queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation. In the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention,  a lady asked Dr. Franklin, “Well Doctor what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”  Franklin replied, 
“A republic, if you can keep it.”
Our Constitution created a limited representative republic.  A republic is different from a democracy.  In a democracy, the majority can directly make laws, while in a republic, elected representatives make laws.  Basically, in a pure democracy, the majority has unlimited power, whereas in a republic, a written constitution limits the majority and provides safeguards for the individual and minorities.
The Founders’ intent at the national level was a representative republic.  The word democracy is not mentioned in the Constitution.   Most of the Founders distrusted pure democracy.  Some had been frightened by Shays Revolt and equated democracy with mob rule.  Others were convinced by Madison that different factions would come together until they formed a majority, and then take advantage of those who were not members of their coalition. In fact, Madison showed that throughout history, this phenomenon had destroyed every experiment in democracy.
James Madison wrote in Federalist 10, “Democracies have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.” The reason pure democracies fail is that majorities learn that they can legally take property and/or liberties away from others. Those subjected to abuse can be anyone outside the majority coalition, and their minority status can be based on race, religion, wealth, political affiliation, or even which city or state they reside in. Demagogic leaders become adept at appealing to the emotions of jealousy, avarice, and entitlement. 
A major difference between a republic and a democracy is immediacy. The Founders wanted laws made by representatives in order to put a buffer between popular passions and legislation. To a great extent, democracies are ruled by feelings, while in a republic, the rule of law governs. In a republic, politicians can take principled actions that go against the will of many of their constituents with the knowledge that they will be judged by all the actions they take during their entire term in office. 


Now in our present day, what is the state of our republic?

The citizens of America have become complacent in their role in government.   Citizens in many regards have abdicated their responsibility to hold government in check.  They have allowed government to act without recourse.  Now years later, federal, state and local elected officials dictate policy and authority down to the citizens. 

Political parties have taken full advantage of this laziness.  Decades of allowing elected officials to serve 10, 20 or 30+ years in office is the new the norm.  Political parties operate in an autonomous fashion without regard to the pleas of their base.  

In many regards, citizens have turned a blind eye to the spectre of big government.  Government has ballooned with spending and duplicitous bureaucracy.  More and more elected officials have become sucked into the institutional cronyism provided by unchecked rule.  Now our government is less responsive to citizens, less concerned about the rule of law, and guilty of generational theft with $18+ Trillion in national debt.

Remember, our Founders minded us of the pitfalls of a democracy versus a republic.  We have a republic, '...if we can keep it'.

America must wake up!  It is time for citizens to hold government accountable.

Do you agree that our republic is worthy of activism?  That Americans must stand strong and take an active role in government?

Fellow Americans, our republic requires your attention.  Too much time has passed without citizens  serving as good stewards of government.

If you care about our country, our heritage, our future, you must take a stand for liberty.

Consider having a sense of urgency for America.  If not you, then who?  If not now, then when will our republic be restored?

Bottom line:  It is time for citizens to wake up, realize the state of the union, and take ownership of our republic.  Citizens, it is time to look inside yourself.  What will you do to be a proper steward of this great republic?

Sunday, March 8, 2015

WHY OBAMA RAILED KEYSTONE XL

As soon as you hear Obama make a decision that seems to go against the grain, many Americans question, what is the real reason?  Well, Barack Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline begs for the truth.  And, the truth is, it's about corporate profits and cronyism by the left.

To be fair, this is old news.  Investigative reporting in 2013, exposed the money behind killing Keystone.  The mainstream press just suppressed the story.  The story was first reported by the Dickinson Press in North Dakota, then select reporting by The Washington Times and Bloomberg.

Obama's delay tactics and veto are all about campaign cash and big profits for a big Democrat donor.  In 2012-13, Obama conducted a series of fundraisers with Democrat high rollers.  He promised to move aggressively on green energy and efforts to interfere with "old" energy technology, like oil pipelines.  What followed was a massive stream of cash to the Democrat National Committee and into Obama's political operations.  Which helped grease Obama's re-election victory.

The question is, did any one Democrat donor profit off of stopping Keystone XL?  Yes, one of America's wealthiest corporatists, Warren Buffett.  According to Federal Election Commission records, Buffett dumped large donations to Obama and numerous other lefty organizations.

So, where is the crony connection to Buffett, Obama and Keystone?  It's all about railroads and who controls the rail lines to transport shale oil from Canada to American ports and refineries.  You see, the Burlington, Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) rail line is operated by a conglomerate of Berkshire Hathaway, which is controlled by Warren Buffett.  This highly profitable, rail line is the primary transporter of Canadian shale oil to the U.S.  In addition, Berkshire Hathaway controls the largest manufacturer of oil tank cars - Union Tank Car.

President of the consulting firm Rail Theory Forecasts LL, Toby Kolstad, comments about the high demand for rail lines and rail cars for Canadian crude transport, 
"People who want to ship oil can't get them (rail cars).  They're desperate to get anything to move crude oil."
Bottom line:  When we connect the dots, we realize that without Keystone XL, Buffett continues to rake in massive rail profits, and Obama enjoys a second term in the White House.  And, now we know why Warren Buffett is obsessed with railroads.  

Friday, March 6, 2015

NICK FREITAS - SUNDAY ON THE AMERICAN MAVERICK SHOW

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Listen in to this week's American Maverick Show, Sunday 8:00pm EDT on WCHV.  Host Flint Engleman provides unbridled conservative commentary, dynamic guests and news beyond the mainstream media.  

Featured Guest:
Republican Nick Freitas

Nick Freitas.  Republican candidate for Virginia's 30th District for the House of Delegates.  We'll talk with Nick about key policy positions and check in on how his campaign is quickly moving forward with grassroots support.  Freitas campaign website:  nickjfreitas.com

"Education Spotlight" segment co-host, Montana State Delegate Debra Lamm, talks about defeating Common Core and successful efforts by state legislatures to stop its implementation.

Connect with The American Maverick!  Check out our acclaimed blog TheAmericanMaverick.com.  Like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter @AmericanMav.

The American Maverick Show is a production of Maverick Media.  We are a national Top 5 affiliate of Red State Talk Radio Network.  Our broadcast originates from the studios of WCHV in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AMERICAN MAVERICK CELEBRATES 3 YEARS ON-AIR

(Charlottesville, Virginia) - Statement from Maverick Media Founder and Host of "The American Maverick Show", Flint Engleman:
Maverick Media's Flint Engleman
"Maverick Media thanks all of our listeners for three years of conservative broadcasting.  In addition, we thank our national affiliate Red State Talk Radio Network and our flagship station WCHV."
"From the start, my intent was not for me to be the focus of the show. It's the content of the show and how we go beyond the hype to talk about free market principles and a future of opportunity for all. That's why it is not called the Flint Show."
"The American Maverick Show was inspired by the conservative movement.  Following Team Maverick's blog coverage of 2012 CPAC and our fortunate interaction with Andrew Breitbart, we recognized the importance of taking the conservative message to the air."
"Our show focuses on the issues and provides commentary to assure the truth is told. There is no better way to trump the liberal media than with the truth behind a conservative microphone.   In addition, we hold elected officials accountable on all sides of the political spectrum."
"The show has evolved to bring a team concept to the  show.  Our segment co-hosts
provide on the mark commentary on a wide range of topics.  Thanks to our co-hosts:  Montana Delegate Debra Lamm, Nikki Lewis and Phillip Stucky.  And, not to forget our dynamic Media Producer, Catherine Engleman."
"We look forward to continuing our work on-air and on location.  We have been blessed with a great team and far reaching audience.  And, with numerous opportunities to take our show on the national stage with remote broadcasts at CPAC, AFP Dream Summit, FAIR Immigration Radio Row, and more." 
"Again, thanks to all of our listeners in the Charlottesville area and throughout the country on Red State Talk Radio Network."
The American Maverick Show is a production of Maverick Media.  We are a Top 5 national affiliate of Red State Talk Radio Network.  Our show airs every Sunday at 8:00 PM Eastern from the studios of News Talk 107.5 FM WCHV.  

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Monday, March 2, 2015

CYBER TERROR GROUP HACKS VA 6TH DISTRICT GOP WEBSITE

Actual March 2nd Screen Print from GOP Website
Exclusive Report by The American Maverick

Many think terrorism is far away.  In the Middle East or elsewhere outside of America's borders.  What many were astonished to see is a recent cyber attack right here in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

As of today, a group called Middle East Cyber Army (MECA) has hacked the Republican website of Virginia's Sixth Congressional District.  Several images were seen on the site claiming credit for the hack.  And, an image appeared with explicit message to Israel and the West.  Actual screen prints from the GOP site on March 2nd are shown above and below.

What Virginians quickly discovered is terrorism has no borders.  With technology and know how, terrorists can advance their message of fear without regard to authority.

Currently, the Virginia 6th District site diverts to their Facebook site.  There is no indication when the 6th district site would be restored to regular content.  http://www.sixthdistrictgop.org/


Friday, February 27, 2015

TODAY LIVE FROM CPAC: THE AMERICAN MAVERICK SHOW

Listen in LIVE to The American Maverick Show broadcasting from 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference.  Host Flint Engleman will be on-air with Co-host Phillip Stucky providing on location commentary and guest interviews.

Catch our broadcast:  Friday, February 27th 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern

Our special online broadcast comes to you directly form CPAC's famed Radio Row.  We will be in the middle of all of the action with thousands of conservatives from all over this great country.


Connect with The American Maverick!  Check out our acclaimed blog TheAmericanMaverick.com and Follow @AmericanMav on Twitter,

The American Maverick Show is a production of Maverick Media.  Our weekly broadcast originates from the studios of News Talk 107.5 FM WCHV.  We are a national affiliate of Red State Talk Radio Network. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BOLTON, MINITER ON THE AMERICAN MAV SHOW FRIDAY AT CPAC

Tune into The American Maverick Show this Friday live from CPAC!  We have a great line-up of guest interviews along with on-location commentary of all the exciting action.

AMBASSADOR JOHN BOLTON
Listen in 1:00-3:00pm Eastern Friday to our special on-line broadcast:
http://www.spreaker.com/show/the-american-maverick-show_1

Headlining our guest list is former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton.  Ambassador Bolton is known for his straight talking analysis of America's foreign policy and national security.  Bolton is a contributor with Fox News and a scholar with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).  He also has hinted at considering a 2016 run for the Presidency.

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST RICHARD MINITER
In addition, we will have investigative journalist and author Richard Miniter.  Miniter is known forLeading from Behind.
his work to expose national security threats and provide spot on commentary about world events.  He is a regular analyst on Fox News, CNN and other networks.  His latest NY Times best seller is

The American Maverick Show is a production of Maverick Media.  Host Flint Engleman broadcasts every Sunday on our flagship station News Talk 107.5 FM WCHV.  Our show is a top 5 national affiliate of Red State Talk Radio Network.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

AMERICAN MAVERICK'S "CONSPIRACY" SHOW

Ever whisper to your spouse or a close friend about government surveillance?  Wonder why the federal government has so many fully armed bureaucracies?

Then tune in Sunday at 8:00pm Eastern for a new, annual "Government Conspiracy" special on The American Maverick Show.  Host Flint Engleman and Co-host Nikki Lewis will dive into the darker side of government and politics.  We'll debate the validity of many occurrences you may have questioned too.

Listen 8pm Eastern on News Talk 107.5 FM WCHV or WCHV.com.

Connect with The American Maverick!  Check out our acclaimed blog TheAmericanMaverick.com and Follow @AmericanMav on Twitter.

The American Maverick Show is a production of Maverick Media.  We are a national affiliate of Red State Talk Radio Network.  Our broadcast originates from our flagship station WCHV in Charlottesville, Virginia.

RNC ANNOUNCES PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES

The Republican National Committee recently announced nine debates for those seeking the Republican nomination for President in 2016.  Three additional debates were also proposed.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus stated this was a course correction from the seemingly marathon debates in 2012.  In 2012, Republican candidates had 20 debates.  This created limited preparation time for most candidates, scheduling conflicts while campaigning, and diverted messaging away from the record of the Democrats. The new schedule and format will provide adequate time for candidates to hit the campaign trail, improved media coverage, and time to be ready for the debate.

The RNC has taken measures to assure candidates are positioned for success.  The RNC has scheduled debates on several different television networks.  Each network is in agreement with the format and expectations of the party.  Debates will be on several networks, yet more debates will be on networks in which more Republican voters watch.  For instance, Fox network will carry three debates.  While ABC will carry only one, and MSNBC will not air a GOP debate.

As mentioned, there are nine confirmed Republican debates.  There are three additional debates which have yet to be sanctioned by the RNC.

2015-16 Republican Presidential Candidate Debates
August, 2015 | Fox News in Ohio
September, 2015 | CNN in California
October, 2015 |  CNBC in Colorado
November, 2015 | Fox Business in Wisconsin
December, 2015 | CNN in Nevada
January, 2016 | Fox News in Iowa
February, 2016 | ABC in New Hampshire
February, 2016 | CBS in South Carolina
February, 2016 | NBC in Florida

Pending 2016 GOP Debates
March, 2016 | Fox News 
March, 2016 | CNN
Conservative media debate to be announced 

Friday, February 20, 2015

AMERICAN MAVERICK SHOW NOMINATED FOR BLOG BASH

Maverick Media announces The American Maverick Show has been nominated for Blog Bash's "Best in Show for Podcast of the Year Award".  The annual awards are presented at the annual gathering of conservative bloggers and new media moguls during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Conservative talk host Flint Engleman is thrilled,
"No one is more plugged into the conservative mindset than the movers and shakers of the national bloggers at Blog Bash.  Their nomination is an honor to the work our show produced in 2014 to confront Common Core, expose illegal immigration and hold elected officials accountable."  
In 2014, The American Maverick Show was on the forefront of political coverage.  Host Flint Engleman was the first podcast to interview Dave Brat prior to his primary triumph over Eric Cantor for Congress.  Also, his October, 2014, interview with Ed Gillespie put the U.S. Senate candidate on the record to oppose amnesty for immigration reform before any other media source.

The American Maverick Show will be on-air live for CPAC 2015.  We'll be on CPAC Radio Row for the third straight year with lively conservative commentary and a full line-up of guests.  Also, our co-host Phillip Stucky will be there with a young conservative's perspective of CPAC.

For more about The American Maverick, check out the acclaimed blog site TheAmericanMaverick.com.

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The commentary provided on TheAmericanMaverick.com and "The American Maverick Radio Show" are the remarks on behalf of Maverick Media and personal expression of Flint Engleman. In no way, are these statements on behalf of any other organization or political entity.

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