Politicians will applaud a law when it benefits their narrative, but will speak out against the same law if it’s used against them. In this week’s boralogue, John shows how the culture wars have spawned this dichotomy and how new rights are declared constitutional and begin crowding out well-established freedoms actually found in the Constitution. It shifts the culture and sooner or later we find we are running in the wrong direction.
Documents have revealed that the U.S. government covered up Iran’s involvement in the September 2012 attack in Benghazi. Ken Timmerman (www.kentimmerman.com), President of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran discusses Iran’s participation in the raid, cover-up at the highest ranks, and the true motivations behind Islamic jihad.
President Obama’s legacies both in the Middle East and at home have largely failed. Shoshana Bryen (www.jewishpolicycenter.org), Senior Director of the Jewish Policy Center joins us to examine the call once again for an Israel-Palestine peace process and the foreign policy strategies of not only the current president, but also the candidates vying to be the next.
We have established that we are running in the wrong direction in every way, but what can we do to change the course? Clare Lopez (www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org), Vice President at the Center for Security Policy offers her solutions, including a coherent and strong national security policy, staying out of the Sunni-Shia fight, and knowing who you’re up against and having the courage to say it.
Finally, John plays a clip of financial expert Jim Rickards, who explains the inner workings of the Fed balance sheet and disproves the notion that the Fed is actually in trouble when it comes to insolvency.
John’s quote of the week:
“If you don’t believe in a fixed morality and a fixed Constitution and values which really mean something, then anything can be anything when it needs to be or ignored when it needs to be.”
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