“We The People”
BES member Stuart Hirsch will explain what he perceives the role and limits of government power as envisioned by the constitution and federalist papers. He will explain that he believes that the constitution needs to be a dynamic document that promotes real social justice, personal and political freedom and equality, such as the 13th, 14th 15th, and 19th amendments do. He believes the intent of the constitution was to severely restrict the federal government’s power to tax and redistribute wealth. He will argue that programs such as social security, medicare, medicaid, student loans, and most welfare programs were not envisioned by the framers of the constitution, but the antithesis of the society they wished to create, and that we must transition to a more capitalistic economy if we are to have true freedom, social justice, and prosperity, and fulfill their vision.