U.S. To Withdraw From Nuclear Weapons Treaty, 7th Congressional District Candidate Ken Driessen, A President’s — And Dutiful Citizen’s — Guide To The Constitution

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The Trump administration plans to withdraw from a 31-year-old nuclear weapons treaty with Russia after saying the country has violated the agreement. We discuss the significance of the move. Then, each time we elect a president, part of the inaugural process requires the president to vow to uphold and protect the Constitution. We talk to the author who created a guide for committed citizens and future presidential candidates that explains what to know about our country’s system of laws to prepare. We also hear from 7th Congressional District candidate Ken Driessen.

Featured in this Show

  • A Look At Trump's Plan To Withdraw From Nuke Treaty With Russia

    President Donald Trump says because Russia has violated a decades-old nuclear weapons agreement, there’s no point in the United States remaining in it. We discuss the administration’s plans to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and what the move could mean for nuclear weapons proliferation.

  • Seventh Congressional District Candidate Interview: Ken Driessen

    In our series of interviews with candidates for the Seventh Congressional seat, we speak with union steward Ken Driessen. He is running as an Independent in the November 6 general election against incumbent Congressman Sean Duffy, a Republican, and US military veteran Margaret Engebretson, a Democrat.

  • What Presidents Should Know About The Constitution

    Whenever a President is sworn into office, they vow to uphold and protect the Constitution. In Corey Brettschneider’s book, The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents, he takes us through what the President–and all U.S. citizens–should know about our system of laws.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Alexandra Bell Guest
  • Ken Driessen Guest
  • Corey Brettschneider Guest

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