Mark Meckler has begun guest-hosting a nationally syndicated, half-hour television news show, What America Thinks.  

This weekend show airs in 120 markets across the US.  Please check your local listings for the specific times and stations in your area.  If you cannot find it, please contact us at info@self-govern.org and we can help you.

As host of What America Thinks, Mark will be interviewing various experts on the issues of the day.  He will be asking hard questions to ensure that the discussions revolve around the opinions of everyday Americans.

In Mark’s words, “Hosting What American Thinks is a wonderful opportunity to give regular Americans a voice, and I’ll do my best to represent you well.”

In order for him to do this, we are asking that you comment on this posting and/or send us a private email listing topics of interests and/or your reflections on what you view on What America Thinks. Please ask your friends to do this, as well.

As Mark states in a recent interview, “I’m just a regular citizen who, by the grace of God, has been given the opportunity to express our common opinions to a broader audience.”  Let us work together to make our voices heard!

About The Author

Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

26 Responses

  1. Gary Walters

    May I suggest that among the guests you have on to please extend an invitation to Susannah Martinez, the Governor of New Mexico. Also, please extend an invitation to Karen Watson, who recently released her book “Being a Black Conservative Under Obama”. This may help offset some of the mainstream media’s propagndistic political views and draw more minorities to their true political beliefs of conservatism. Thank you. Gary Walters

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    • Pam Wohlschlegel

      Bruce, In order to find it in my area, I had to log onto my cable provider which happens to be Comcast Xfinity. If you tell me cable supplier and zip code, I can possibly help you out. Just email me at info@selfgovern.com.

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  2. Edward Gordon

    With all of information available of his wrongdoings why is Obama still acting as President of the US after breaking so many laws starting with NOT being born an American citizen?

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  3. Norman Baker

    Unfortunatly America does not think today,nor has it for years. The vast majority of American people simply react to the distorted “news” that is fed to them by the left wing sources of news. If people would only use a bit of common sense they would quickly reason the contorted stories they are being told from week to week,month to month,and year to year,are outright lies.
    It is the American public who hold the reins of the country not the “government”. Until people once again use thier own God given brains to make the decisions that we must live by we will continue to be vacuumed into the vortex known as the U.S. Government.

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  4. Dodie Preston

    Mark, what a wonderful opportunity! Please ask why a food stamp program or and EBT card is called a “benefit” while my social security is called an “entitlement”?

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  5. GAIL

    The ruling by the New Mexico supreme court is close to denying us freedom to believe what the Bible teaches – also tells businesses that they must serve anyone even if they believe their customer is doing something immoral. The photographer is not being hateful – the court and the gays that are suing are now FORCING people to approve of a lifestyle that they feel is wrong – a discussion between gays and Christians on this might shed some light on what is really happening. After all a Christian would not force a gay business owner to listen to a sermon on Sodom and Gomorrah against their will – but that is the reverse side of the coin to this.

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  6. Tonchi Weaver

    Most of the parents and taxpayers in our country are unaware of the Common Core Standards being IMPOSED upon public, religious, and home schools based on the promise of Federal money. Parents and local school boards lose local control under these standards, and children will no longer be captains of their own ships, because they will be “assessed” at an early age and place on career pathways determined by the result. This is a national outrage that has been foisted upon parents and taxpayers without so much as a single vote. I’m mad as H-E-double hockey sticks! What Obamacare was to medicine, Common Core is to education!

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    • Deanna May

      Want to get really scared and mad? Just watch a couple youtube videos of people reading Common Core text books and showing them to you. Common Core is Common Communism. Jeb Bush and Bill Gates are making big money and/or donating big money to push this nightmare on our kids. Preaching global warming, social justice, and so much more. Every “Language” book inserts a Socialist/Communist message into the heads of our kids. Kids won’t be Americans anymore, they will be globalists. What about religion? Forget about it! We think our religious rights are disappearing already, but just wait until schools start teaching CC . . . . States accepted money and signed on to CC BEFORE IT WAS EVEN WRITTEN. Isn’t this getting real old? Let us pray that states come to their senses and realize what a vile thing cc is.

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  7. Capt. Karl

    At this juncture of UTTER and TOTAL Contempt FOR THE Rule of our Tenth Amendment Laws, by our elected Republican enemies of our Constitutional laws, which We The People, according to The Constitution, “ordained and established” upon all Republicans and Democrats; ELECTIONS ARE NOT the SOLUTION TO OUR PROBLEM; ELECTIONS ARE THE PROBLEM. Why? ? ? ?

    Because our elected Republican Tenth Amendment Enemies of The Constitution will promise each special interest voting block “under the BIG TENT” that they will usurp EVEN MORE powers and spending, FROM OUR WAGES and Salaries, and from our individual Rights and from our personal property, by way of the IRS Gun Point and threat of jail, which they will transfer to all of their crony special interest voting blocks.

    The Republicans are as much Socialists and Communists as the Democrats, except the Republicans are MUCH better LIARS, with their smoke and mirror rhetoric that they believe in the Constitution, while they smoke our Tenth Amendment laws and get high on power and unlimited spending, by way of unlimited borrowing with INTEREST that We pay for in usury.

    Our usurping Republican and Democrat enemies of our Ninth and Tenth Amendment laws, STEAL our wages, salaries and personal property by way of their jackbooted IRS minions of tyranny and oppression, who are now using NSA secret wiretaps and e-mail seizures to find out who is doing “side jobs” for cash and not reporting it on their Tax Returns. They are profiling, targeting and attacking TEA Party members and supporters, Patriot and Freedom Movement people, returning and retired military who Support and Defend The Constitution, Constitutionalists, and Christians, upon whom they perform NSA searches to pick up on and listen to private telephone conversations and/or read private e-mails to see if YOU have ever done a “side job” for cash, like for your brother, sister, dad, or an Uncle or anybody else. Once they read or listen to your recorded private telephone call/s, that you made a deal to do a job for cash, if you are in the “target group”, they check that against your tax returns.

    They do not use that information to attack you directly in court. They use it to establish an “investigation” where they send out IRS Agents to interview your family members, another company, or whoever you did business with to do the side job, and offer them a deal “they cannot refuse” to rat on you.

    http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/publications/nsa-dea-irs-lie-about-fact-americans-are-routinely-spied-our-government-time-special

    And, all of this is ON TOP of the FACT that The Supreme Court of The United States has stated in SEVERAL cases that Income Taxes are NOT APPLICABLE to American’s labor! For more information and articles on this FACT go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/475778769172927/

    Our elected Republican and Democrat Enemies of our Tenth Amendment laws HAVE to cause the IRS to do this! How else are they going to pay for all of the Federal Reserve cartel usury for all of the “public debt” PLUS unfunded liabilities in the THOUSANDS of spending usurpations they have done in contempt for our Ninth and Tenth Amendment laws, that they PROMISED TO of the people “in the BIG Tent”?

    The ONLY way to restore our Ninth and Tenth Amendment laws upon our elected Republican and Democrat Enemies of The Constitution, is by nullifying ALL unlawful Acts and usurpations by our elected Republican and Democrat enemies of the Tenth Amendment by our home Countries which form “a more perfect Union” of fifty free and sovereign States.

    The Wisconsin TEA Party Committee on State Sovereignty, commissioned by a coalition of approximately 80 Wisconsin TEA Party organizations, has a plan on how we can organize and orchestrate significant political pressure on each and every Assemblyman and State Senator from their ‘PERSONAL’ voting district. The plan was largely devised by four Wisconsin Assemblymen and one State Senator and refined into a step by step action plan by the Committee.

    Using this plan N.B.C.R.! No Budget Cuts Required ! Our free and sovereign home Countries will do all of the cutting necessary, by way of State nullification of all unlawful Acts and usurpations since 1913, to bring our elected Republican and Democrat enemies of our Constitutional laws, into compliance with the eighteen enumerated powers and spending clauses required under the RULE OF LAW, as written under Article I Section 8.

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  8. Capt. Karl

    Our committee, after hours of deliberations, has come to the conclusion that if Wisconsin is successful in compelling our Assemblymen and State Senators and Governor to pass our State of Wisconsin Joint Sovereignty Resolution, which has been augmented with an Arrest Provision, otherwise a reasonable facsimile of the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798, as drafted by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, and which is strictly Constitutionally crafted and uses strictly Constitutional terms, specifically for States to nullify any and all laws which are unlawful usurpations in excess of Article I Section 8 as subject to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, and its VITAL companion legislation which will all ‘lead up to’ nullification of all unlawful Acts since 1913, then the balance of the Union, due to the vast public debt and unfunded liabilities, will decide for themselves that they have no choice but to join us.

    Don’t worry, if we are successful in getting our highly organized and orchestrated “framework of communications nodes” in every State Assembly voting district, and use the political pressure from each Assemblyman and State Senator’s own voters to provide that pressure to pass these measures, as advised by the Assemblymen and Senators provided to our Wisconsin TEA Party Coalition a few months ago, to restore the Rule of our Ninth and Tenth Amendment laws within the borders of Wisconsin, it will be National news. And, we believe, this will cause people and TEA Parties from around the Union to use our plan to restore the rule of law upon our elected Republican and Democrat enemies of our Ninth and Tenth Amendment laws.

    Then N.B.C.R. !

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  9. Capt. Karl

    I know that many of our population, who understand The Constitution and the freedoms that were intended for us by our Founding Fathers and the Patriots who shed their blood to fight against our first tyrannical despotic World Super Power Empire Government, are angry at what has happened to our Constitution and our entire American population at the hands of our elected Republican and Democrat enemies of our Ninth and Tenth Amendment laws.

    But listen, some are calling us the “Sovereign Citizen” Movement to mock The Constitution and us. No matter how angry we are, no matter how wrong the enemies of Our Constitutional laws are, no matter how wrong the enemies of Freedom by way of OUR laws on our elected and non-elected Federal public servants in all three branches of Government are, it matters not to the point that any of us do anything stupid in violence which our enemies will use to make us look bad using their accomplices in the main stream media.

    I have PLEDGED not to ‘INITIATE’ ANY FORM of violence. And, I will keep to that pledge. And, you all should and MUST too. If we are to restore the rule of our Ninth and Tenth Amendment laws, without bloodshed, it is as vital as the Constitution itself!

    Fox News just had a report that a husband and wife in the “Sovereign Citizen” movement shot a police officer. The report made it sound like these two setup the officers for a kidnapping which, is sounds to me got botched and they ended up shooting a policeman.

    Listen, let’s try our last option to restore the Rule of our Ninth and Tenth Amendment laws by the peaceful resolve of:

    1.) State Sovereignty Resolutions with Arrest Provisions.

    2.) Companion State legislation to provide a Constitution Course for all Sheriff Departments, all State and Local Police Departments, and all State National Guard members; so that they have a comprehensive and perspicacious understanding of what and to whom they have sworn an Oath to Support and Defend (The Constitution, especially but not limited to Our Ninth and Tenth Amendment laws) against all enemies; both foreign and our elected Republican and Democrat enemies of our Ninth and Tenth Amendment laws, and to protect us from their jackbooted minions of tyranny and oppression in the IRS, DHS, DOJ, EPA, HHS, FBI, ATF, DEA, DOE, and Big Brother NSA using secret stored information to profile, target and attack us.

    3.) Once personnel from all of these Law Enforcement/State military entities have successfully passed the course they shall be presented with a plaque of congratulations, from a thankful people of the State, and they shall all join http://www.CountySheriffProject.org and http://www.Oathkeepers.org.

    3.) Another State legislation encouraging all County Sheriff Departments to facilitate and train a “Constitutional Militia” in each corner and center of each County for a minimum of five units each. See: http://youtu.be/bH9yrSpk-No

    4.) When ALL of the above State legislative measures have been fully passed into law and well underway, in terms of execution in the field, then and only then will the State/s, independently, start to engage the highly contemplated, organized, and orchestrated “step down”, nullification of ALL UNLAWFUL ACTS and USURPATIONS of Congress and the Executive branch, since 1913, which exceed Article I Section 8 of The Constitution as subject to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.

    In the meantime; PLEASE do not ‘INITIATE’ any form of violence because the media will just use it to make us out to be dangerous movements and that is the very last thing we need right now. We urgently need a critical mass of our fellow countrymen, the average common American to join our cause to restore the Rule of our Ninth and Tenth Amendment laws, the balance of The Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Independence and its inseparable dovetail document of OUR LAWs on our elected Republican and Democrat enemies of The Constitution and their jackbooted minions of tyranny and oppression who profile, target and attack us, our businesses and our families on a daily basis, using NSA BIG Brother secret information from our private conversations. But if you let the media make Freedom and Patriot Movement organizations and members out to be dangerous kooks, you will be destroying everything we are working for. Please think about this.

    In fact, I wouldn’t doubt, in light of “Fast and Furious” that the DHS, and the DOJ and their sub-agencies might even plan a “black flag” sovereign citizen event to make all Constitutionalists look like dangerous murderers or something. Make sure you record everything and make sure you are in the right with ANY contact with Police or the jackbooted minions of our elected Republican and Democrat Ninth and Tenth Amendment enemies.

    I have to say the Fox News report was the most poorly made and ‘rushed along’ Fox Report I have ever heard from them. It was really poorly produced and hard to fully understand. I don’t know if that means anything but it is just an observation.

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  10. Carlyn

    Is it just me or do a lot of Americans believe mainstream media and federal govt are heading the wrong way? I was reading of a case in California school district where a judge ruled in favor of yoga for gym class! A parent concerned with yoga being religion promoting filed suit. Now if this situation were turned around to some mode of talking about Christianity that judge will be all over it, against it and would have ruled for the parents. This attitude is wrong.

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  11. Daryn Kent-Duncan

    Since the Tea Party voices support for the Constitution, I would like discussion of (1) the Income Tax Amendment #16, (2) entitlements. Private property is a fundamental right. The money we earn is our private property. The government has no money except what it takes by force. It has NO right to take our money by force to support programs that are unconstitutional to begin with. (3) Function of government. Its function is NOT to take care of people. It is solely to secure our rights, defense of the country, and the Courts to adjudicate contractual disputes. I am very tired of hearing about how this group and that one are going to protect our social security, medicare, and on and on. Why can’t we be responsible for our own lives and if someone needs help, leave it to those in their family and community to care for them — as once upon a time — we did.

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  12. Rocky Venti

    I suggest all you people with good educations and money start heading for Red States (run by republicans) if you wish to survive and retain your wealth. If you stay in a blue state obama is coming for your funds to give to the parasites that make it a blue state…

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  13. Karen Schoen

    We say we want America back. Are you willing to commit to do that, or are you just talking? For those willing to commit, turn to your neighborhood. Low information voters are taught that conservatives hate them and are racists.
    They will not come to us. We must go to them but How?

    Crisis: Americans can’t read. Americans do not trust or respect people who have been demonized as a group. End the group stereotype and become an individual.

    Offer to teach cursive writing. Why? It is well known that cursive is not taught. No stigma attached. If your club or you as an individual offers, you will be well received and you will be able to start a relationship that will end in respect and trust. Imagine if you became the trusted individual answering the question, “Who should I vote for?”

    Americans MUST start talking to other Americans or divide and conquer will continue to destroy America. What better project for us to work on than America Reads Cursive. Let’s become friends, neighbors. Remember, one conversation based on respect and trust will lead to more conversations which will lead to friendship. 70-80% of the people are unhappy with the direction of America. Best they turn to you for answers. The last activity can be reading the original Constitution, when you read the founding documents you get to explain them.

    The best solution to any plan must be the simplest solution. I would like to talk to anyone who can help me with this marketing plan. As long as Americans can’t read they will continue to be slaves. Fredrick Douglass. Let’s stop waiting for someone to lead and become the leader in your community, block, church, group. What a way to connect people.

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  14. Laura L.

    23 MILLION AMERICANS ARE UNEMPLOYED. WE ARE 16 TRILLION (I HEAR IT IS A LOT MORE THAN THAT!) IN DEBT. BUT WE HAVE 40-60 MILLION (NOT 11 AS WE ARE BEING TOLD) ILLEGAL ALIENS (THEY ARE IN NO WAY “IMMIGRANTS” – IMMIGRANTS ARE PEOPLE WHO COME LEGALLY; ILLEGALS SNEAK IN AND ALLOW TERRORISTS AND FOREIGN CRIMINALS IN AMONGST THE JOB THIEVES) WHO ARE WORKING (THEY WOULD NOT BE HERE OTHERWISE) AND HAVE STOLEN MILLIONS OF AMERICANS’ JOBS. THEY HAVE NO RESPECT FOR LAW AND AMERICANS “ONLY” WANT LEGAL IMMIGRANTS HERE NOT ILLEGAL FOREIGN LAWBREAKERS WHO BY THE WAY ARE ALL “FELONS” AS THEY ALL HAVE PHONY DOCUMENTS (OR STOLEN AMERICANS’ ID’S!) WHICH IS A FELONY (CALLED “FRAUD”). “AMNESTY” (LEGALIZING THAT WHICH IS ILLEGAL) WILL DESTROY OUR NATION. AND MEXICO HAS AN AGENDA KNOWN AS “AZTLAN” AND THEY WANT TO TAKE OVER LAND THEY ONLY OWNED FOR 24 YEARS BUT TELL THEIR KIDS IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS (UNDER MEXICAN-AMERICAN ETHNIC STUDIES) THAT THEY OWNED IT FOR 40,000 YEARS (A LIE – AMERICAN INDIANS OWNED IT FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, NOT MEXICO WHO ONLY WERE HERE FOR 24. THERE WERE EVEN PEOPLE HERE BEFORE THE AMERICAN INDIANS!) NO AMNESTY!!!

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  15. Laura L.

    AND, BY THE WAY, 57% OF ILLEGALS ARE ON WELFARE AND WE ARE PAYING FOR THIS AND THEIR “FREE” MEDICAL AND A LOT MORE ALL SO THAT THESE GOVERNMENTS WE HAVE HAD CAN GET CHEAP LABOR AND VOTES BUT DON’T CARE ABOUT AMERICANS!

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  16. Christine

    I am so happy to say that I found the show on my local CBS station next weekend (8/31/13) – I am wondering if I missed the first broadcast? If so will CSG site have those available at sometime? Thanks So Much – I know people are facing changing illnesses – I think that the Convention of States Is Probably The Most Important Thing We Will Do In Our Life For Our Future!

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  17. John Putnam

    Jefferson told us how to restore our country in his 1816 letter to Samuel Kercheval: “… should they (America’s leaders) become corrupt and perverted, the division into wards constituting the people…, enables them by that organization to crush, regularly and peaceably, the usurpations of their unfaithful agents, and rescues them from the dreadful necessity of doing it insurrectionally. In this way, we shall… secure the continuance of purity in our government by the salutary, peaceable, and regular control of the people.” – Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:70
    Please make this information a topic on your show. We can guide people to election in these important positions.

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