49 episodes

Necessary & Proper is the official podcast of the Federalist Society's Article I Initiative. The Framers of the Constitution intended the legislature to be the most powerful branch of government. In its present state, as the government operates on a day to day basis, it is not. Were the Founders simply wrong about the inherent powers of the legislative branch? Has the institution of Congress developed practices that are not compatible with the text of the Constitution? Why are current Congressional leaders unable or unwilling to act as an effective check on the presidency? Why is Congress unable to pass a budget? Why has Congress ceded much of its authority to the executive branch and to administrative agencies? What does it mean to serve productively as a member of the House or Senate? These and other important questions are the focus of the Article I Initiative. Periodic releases from Necessary & Proper will feature experts who can shed light on what the Framers envisioned for the legislative branch and how it can be restored to its proper place in the constitutional order.

Necessary & Proper Podcast The Federalist Society

    • News
    • 4.7, 24 Ratings

Necessary & Proper is the official podcast of the Federalist Society's Article I Initiative. The Framers of the Constitution intended the legislature to be the most powerful branch of government. In its present state, as the government operates on a day to day basis, it is not. Were the Founders simply wrong about the inherent powers of the legislative branch? Has the institution of Congress developed practices that are not compatible with the text of the Constitution? Why are current Congressional leaders unable or unwilling to act as an effective check on the presidency? Why is Congress unable to pass a budget? Why has Congress ceded much of its authority to the executive branch and to administrative agencies? What does it mean to serve productively as a member of the House or Senate? These and other important questions are the focus of the Article I Initiative. Periodic releases from Necessary & Proper will feature experts who can shed light on what the Framers envisioned for the legislative branch and how it can be restored to its proper place in the constitutional order.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Drew1790 ,

Wonderfully Informative and Engaging

I've thouroughly enjoyed getting to learn more about the many dynamics of the government through this podcast. Nate, the host, does a great job as an interviewer and not only asks thought provoking questions, but keeps listeners' attention by helping topics to move along. I also appreciate the balanced approach of this podcast, and look forward to hearing more of them in the future.

snsimpson ,

High Quality, Informative, and Enterntaining

This is an exceptional podcast with impressive depth and insight. The listener is in good hands with Nathan Kaczmarek deftly leading them through timely subjects. Highly recommend it.

skeefer77 ,

Hooked on New Podcast

Amazing start to this timely and relevant topic. Both informative and entertaining Nate K and the Federalist Society keep churning out excellent material. I am hooked!

Top Podcasts In News

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by The Federalist Society