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Protecting Our Republic from the Uninformed – An Interview with Pete Hegseth – Episode 420

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark are joined by Pete Hegseth. Pete is the co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend and the host of the documentary Battle in the Holy City. Pete joins us to talk about current politics and his push for a Convention of the States.

They start by discussing the rhetoric of Democratic candidates running for president in 2020 and their constant attacks on our founding principles. Pete explains how our individual values are under attack in the left’s goal of expanding power.

Chuck and Mark hear more about Pete’s background and his service with our military. Pete shares about his deployment to Afghanistan and his continued involvements with the military. He also shares what led up to landing a job with Fox News.

They also explore problems with our public education system. Chuck, Mark and Pete discuss the core curriculum being taught in our public schools and the similar issues seen in the private institutes. They explain how understanding the goals of the left is critical to stopping the spread of progressivism.

They finish up by discussing Pete’s push for a Convention of States. He explains what it would entail and the safeguards that would protect our Constitution. They also discuss why the left is against the movement and how it will weaken the welfare state created over 90 years ago.

More about Pete Hegseth:

Pete Hegseth is co-host of FOX & FRIENDS WEEKEND and a frequent guest co-host for the weekday edition of FOX & FRIENDS – the highest rated cable morning show in America. He is also a FOX NEWS Senior Political Analyst, providing analysis and commentary across all FOX NEWS and FOX BUSINESS programs. Pete Hegseth is also the author of the highly-acclaimed book, In the Arena, which was published by Threshold Editions of Simon & Schuster in May of 2016.

Pete is an Army veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was also a guard at Guantanamo Bay. He holds two Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his time in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2012, Captain Hegseth deployed to Afghanistan with the Minnesota Army National Guard where he was the senior counterinsurgency instructor at the Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul. Before that, First Lieutenant Hegseth deployed to Iraq with the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division for their 2005-2006 tour, serving as an Infantry Platoon Leader in Baghdad in 2005, and as a Civil-Military Operations officer in Samarra in 2006. A year before that, Second Lieutenant Hegseth served in Guantanamo Bay (JTF-GTMO) with his New Jersey Army National Guard unit from 2004-2005. Pete was recently promoted to the rank of Major and is currently in the Individual Ready Reserve.

Pete is the former CEO of Concerned Veterans for America (2012-2015), where he built the largest conservative veterans advocacy organization in America and led the charge for real reform at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Before that, Pete was the Executive Director of Vets for Freedom (2007-2010), leading the “ground truth” charge for success on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is also a member of the National Rifle Association.

Pete graduated from Princeton University in 2003 with an undergraduate degree in Politics. While at Princeton, Pete was also a member of the varsity basketball team, an Army ROTC cadet, and the publisher of the campus conservative publication –The Princeton Tory. A decade later, Pete completed a Masters in Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, graduating in 2013.

Connect with Pete Hegseth:

Twitter: @PeteHegseth

Instagram: @PeteHegseth


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