CALLER: Hi, Glenn, how are you?
GLENN: Good. Go ahead.
CALLER: Well, you inspired me to start learning my history and I started with the Constitution and I'm reading the book The Politically incorrect Guide to the Constitution. And the one thing that jumped out at me when I read this is that there was a debate by our founders on whether to have a national government which is top down, you know, based on the British model or a bottom up version of the government called a federal government where the states gave the rights, you know, bottom up to the federal government. We have and they agreed to have a federal government where the states retained the rights and gave the federal government very limited rights. In fact, the Bill of Rights was first rejected by the founders because they said the federal government has no power anyway. You know, we wrote out a couple of detailed powers that the federal government has. So you don't need a Bill of Rights. It's limited in the first place. But thankfully they said, no, no, that's not good enough. The cleanest form of government is the government that is closest to the people. That's what the founders wanted. So the local government, the state government was where all the power was because the people could control it. At the federal level you no longer can control the power because it's not close to the people, hence we have morphed into a national government. Where I say, Glenn, you are not radical enough because we're not finding the next president that will give the power out of Washington back to the states. Everybody we're talking about still wants to take control of the federal government or the national government I should say now and say what to do.
GLENN: Okay. Steve, hang on just a second. America, the reason why I took Steve's call is because I knew, my phone screener just up above here says, Glenn, you're not radical enough. So I knew he was going to get to that point. But Steve, did you know this about the federal government, how long ago? When did you start learning this?
CALLER: Couple of days ago?
CALLER: I mean, I had a general idea, but
GLENN: Steve, did you think that I was radical enough two days ago?
CALLER: Yeah, I did.
GLENN: Yeah, okay. But now that you're learning history, you are like, whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a minute! We are way behind!
GLENN: Steve, what you do with your history, what you do with the things that you, you know, that you learn is up to you because there shouldn't be a giant control. I'm not a leader. I'm not a guy who's out here saying, hey, vote for me or anything like that. I'm a guy who is just like you. I just happened to start earlier than two weeks ago. I'm discovering a lot of this stuff for the first time as well. And what I learned last year, what I really came when I figured it out and I knew what was happening in Washington, that's when I knew you'll never beat this. If you try to beat it through politicians and through parties. You will only beat this if you educate the American people. Because then these things become self evident. We have to restore, restore. Well, how do you restore something? I want to explain that at the top of next hour because up on one of the windows in my office is a whole thing that I wrote, when was it, in June, July? I wrote this whole thing out. I came in one day and I wanted to be able to see it all the time and I don't have a blackboard in my office. I just have windows, and there's a lot of writing on my windows. And so I took an erasable marker and I started writing down restoration. It's what led me to say we must do 8/28. And I want to share that with you at the top of the hour because you will see how simple it becomes and how everybody else is going to take you right down the same path that we keep going over and over again and nothing will change. There must be a fundamental restoration to avoid a fundamental transformation.