November 2019

Freedom is not free. It is a fluke of history. And it must be maintained at all costs. In this week's boralogue, John shows how our Constitution protects our freedoms by restraining government. The Supreme Court just handed down a ruling against civil asset forfeiture, thankfully upholding freedom and protecting citizens from unjust search and seizure. Where power and money goes, trouble grows.

The worldview battle in the West is beginning to affect the Church. Joining us to discuss this are Pastor Steven Grant (www.godsdestiny.com), Senior Pastor of Destiny Christian Center in Colorado, Pastor Brandon Holthaus (www.rockharborchurch.net), Senior Pastor of Rock Harbor Church in California, and Mike LeMay, retired General Manager of Q90FM in Wisconsin and former host of Stand Up For The Truth.

Topics on the roundtable agenda this week: preparing the church for the worldview battle to come, unbiblical messages infiltrating the church as a whole as well as the pulpit specifically, and the need for a group of pastors to pray and encourage one another in these times of trouble in the Church.

Healthcare and insurance are touchy subjects lately and one of the most important topics in the presidential race. Andrew Langer (www.instituteforliberty.org), President of the Institute for Liberty, joins us to discuss the impossibility of price controls and free, free, free stuff for everyone. He also offers solutions to the problem of high prices.

John finishes off the program this week with several stories, including inflation in Venezuela, the history of Marxism in Zimbabwe, and media falsehoods surrounding Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

John's quote of the week:
"The whole idea of rights and freedom is to act as a restriction on government. It's not anti-government. Our founders recognized that we needed government. But they also recognized that unrestrained power and the mischief that is innate in mankind will also produce tyranny. So the power had to be restrained and divided up so that it could be controlled and accountable."

There is no Extras segment for this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We will return next week. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Professors, business owners, social media users, and others have fallen victim to the political correctness police. In this week's boralogue, John gives examples of those who have at best been forced to self-censor or at worst have been fired. Standing up for the truth can cost you but it is our duty to continue to stand. Choosing the right side of truth has important implications later.

John then shines a light on the media and their role in the collusion / impeachment / derangement effort against President Trump. This massive effort, however, just may blow back in the Left's faces as more and more information comes to light. Clips from investigative reporter John Solomon are featured.

Politics does indeed make strange bedfellows. Senior Contributor to the Federalist Ben Weingarten (www.benweingarten.com) joins us to analyze the nexus between the far left in this country and Islam as well as the Soviet Union, showing that their mission is/was to bring down Western civilization. He urges conservatives to wake up and recognize that they are in a worldview windstorm against progressives.

Finally, we welcome author and historian Daniel Mallock (www.danielmallock.com) back to the program to compare the political rancor we see today with that during the time of Lincoln and Reagan and Jefferson. He also explores the disconnect between the Right and the Left today and the need for honest conversations to bridge the gap.

John's quote of the week:
"The truth causes division. It causes division between those who would like to stand on the truth and those who would like to stand on the lie for the sake of their own sin nature. The Bible assures us that right up until the time of the end, there will be both types of people. When the time comes to stand, which side will you be on?"

In this week's Extras segment, we play another double feature from days of Steel yore. First up is Steve Turley from September 2016 where he discusses the topic of media hypocrisy. We then transition to Thomas Lifson from January 2018 where he covers Trump Derangement Syndrome and the media's role in it.

Does the U.S. have a good legacy or a bad legacy? The answer is 'yes.' In this week's boralogue, John asks – was the American experiment actually worth it? We have freedom and rights and prosperity in this country and that has enabled a group of people today to condemn freedom and rights and prosperity. America has been through a lot and that process is the reason why we are the greatest nation in the world today. It's tragic that certain people want to destroy that.

The battle for the future is the battle for free speech, but that battle is being lost in Europe. Free speech activist and author Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff (www.encountertruth.com) joins us to discuss her experience with the politically correct speech police in Europe when she was vilified for speaking actual facts about Islam. She asserts that America must battle to keep freedom, because when it fails here, it fails worldwide.

John takes a moment to give an update on the Middle East, focusing on Iran and the amping up of their nuclear program as well as their strategy to geographically box in Israel, presumably in preparation for a future attack.

Giving a perspective from inside Israel, Avi Abelow, CEO of 12 Tribes Films, (www.israelunwired.com) joins us to defend Israel from untrue attacks from the liberal Left and discuss how supporting Israel is the right thing for peace in the region because Israel sits on the front line of freedom in the Middle East.

John's quote of the week:
"What made our experiment in the West different than everywhere else? We began to see value in each individual human being as a creature of God. That we have certain unalienable rights granted to us by God. That the purpose of government is to defend those rights, to protect those rights, and to not violate them."

In this week's Extras segment, it's a double feature showing the worldview battle we find ourselves in today. From September 2013, we play an interview with Jim Simpson on the Left's Cloward-Piven strategy. Then we transition to a June 2012 interview with Darrow Miller on the need to get back to our Judeo-Christian foundation if we are going to win this battle in the West.

Economics is one leg of the geopolitical stool. In this week's boralogue, John looks at financial indicators and raises a red flag watch on our economy. David McAlvany and Kevin Orrick from McAlvany Weekly Commentary discuss how we are overdue for a recession, and though the economy continues to hum along, indicators are pointing to a likely recession in 2020. How will it affect the election? We'll have to wait and see.

In our continuing series on the Constitution and the founding freedoms of America, we welcome to the program Myron Magnet (www.city-journal.org), Editor-at-Large at City Journal, who examines Clarence Thomas' efforts in establishing reform in the U.S. judiciary, and looks at the battle between originalists and those who believe in a living, breathing document in interpreting the Constitution. Read Myron Magnet's Imprimis article 'Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution' at Hillsdale College.

It's time for a Middle East Update and who better to give it than Ken Timmerman (www.iran.org), President of Foundation for Democracy in Iran? He discusses the geopolitical link between Syria, Iran, and Israel as well as tense NATO allies Turkey and the U.S. Is the stage being set for an end times battle against Israel?

John and Producer Steve round out the show covering the Deep State and the latest impeachment effort. Reform is needed and government should be pared down. The President has control of foreign policy, but those in Congress and the Deep State who disagree with that policy are attempting to oust the President via impeachment.

John's quote of the week:
"Economically, are we healthy or are we not? Yes, the economy is buzzing along, but if you look at the underlying fundamentals, there are serious structural problems with the global financial system. It, like our government, is going to have to be reformed at some point."

In this week's Extras segment, we play John's most recent appearance on KYMS, a local north Idaho radio station, and his monthly martyred church update. He and host Lee Lancaster discuss other topics, including freedom of speech, who gets to determine what hate speech is, and the tendency to compromise parts of the Constitution. They also look at important tidbits such as where on the globe Burkina Faso is located!

In this week's boralogue, John tackles two very important topics. First up, there is a battle of worldviews happening in Western civilization because society has drifted away from its founding ideals. Reform, then, must occur, but the fight against entrenched swamp critters will be long and it will be tough. Second topic: this weekend marks the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, and John relates stories of several persecuted Christians to pray for.

What is the difference between impeachment inquiries in the Watergate era and those occurring now? John O'Connor (www.joclaw.com), Attorney and Owner of O'Connor and Associates, joins us to discuss the contrast between 1973 and 2019 regarding impeachment and how the current media are purposefully lying to further a narrative. He also covers how intelligence agencies and Hillary Clinton's campaign spied on candidate Trump in 2016.

There's a knock at the Church's door and it's socialism that is busting in. Steven Grant (www.godsdestiny.com), Senior Pastor of Destiny Christian Center in Colorado, examines the invading secular worldview that is slowly but definitely usurping the Gospel in the Church, and asserts that church leaders need to be prepared to stand in the faith before it's too late.

A western Canadian professor was recently fired for going against the climate change narrative and claiming – through documented research – that polar bears are thriving. Dr. Bonner Cohen (www.cfact.org), Senior Policy Analyst with the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), joins us to show how climate alarmists are stifling the speech of those who don't tow the green line.

John's quote of the week:
"In reform, we have two problems: getting back to our foundations, and fighting off those swamp critters that not only don't want to see us go back to our foundations, but also want to see the whole thing destroyed. We have to keep bearing witness to the truth because truth is our ally in this entire worldview battle."

In this week's Extras segment, Producer Steve takes over and plays an excerpt from an early October episode of his podcast, War on Stupid. Steve enumerates an exhaustive and entertaining laundry list of controversies against President Trump from Inauguration Day to the Ukraine phone call. Steve covers why this keeps happening and why, after all the so-called wrongdoings, impeachment is happening now.