Packing the Supreme Court has been back in the news as Congress is entertaining the idea of increasing the number of judges from nine to 13. Other countries have tried this before. What became of them? Back with us today is Jorge Gomez, Senior Writer and Content Strategist for First Liberty Institute (firstliberty.org). He takes a look at late 20th century Argentina under President Carlos Menem, who increased that country's Supreme Court from five judges to nine. He explores the tactics used to achieve that increase and the devastating fallout that ensued. It's an object lesson for the U.S., but will anyone learn from it?
How does the globalist Great Reset relate to the recent World Economic Forum? John welcomes back long-time friend of the show, researcher and writer Carl Teichrib (gameofgods.ca), who attended the Forum a couple of weeks ago. He looks at common buzzwords like sustainability, worldwide unity, and peace through global government, while also explaining the meaning of stakeholder capitalism. Religious groups are joining the fray as well, making way for what he calls a new gospel for the earth. Just exactly what are we resetting to?
With a return to liberal power in the United States, what does the future of the Second Amendment look like? Joining us is Michael Hammond (gunowners.org), Legislative Counsel for Gun Owners of America. His organization has been successful in pushing back against red flag laws and other legislation antithetical to the Second Amendment. The key to staying successful, he states, is keeping the filibuster.
After John explains the leftist attack of the comma-buts, he welcomes retired engineer John Green to the show to discuss the politicization of the court system in America. It was set up to be free of politics so that justice could be blind, but now the blindfold been thrown away. Activist judges are finding things in the Constitution that weren't written there and are legislating from the bench to avoid the amendment process. Can we get back to a judicial level playing field?
The court system in America was set up to be free of politics so that justice could be blind. Well, not only has the blindfold been thrown away, but the judges are all defined by the party of the politician who appointed them. Retired engineer John Green joins us today to discuss the politicization of the court system at all levels in the United States, from activist judges finding things in the Constitution that weren't written there to legislating from the bench to avoid the amendment process. Is there a way to get the blindfold back over the eyes of Lady Justice?
Caveat emptor: before you fall for a promise, make sure you're not being deceived. In this week's boralogue, John looks at the continued onslaught against the Constitution by those who try to convince us we need a better document, a better country. They want to fundamentally transform America, but transform it into what? The Constitution limits government, so in order for big government to grow, our founding documents must be swept away. Beware of promises to do that; the result will not be a better country.
How are the promises of the Constitution being swept away? Constitutional Law Attorney and conservative speaker Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) joined us after her speech a week ago to examine attempts by leftists to pack the courts with activist judges and constantly obstruct the Trump administration as well as the unorthodox and possibility illegitimate process of impeachment currently underway in the House.
Antisemitism is on the rise in Europe and it's coming from several sources. David Rubin (www.ShilohIsraelChildren.org), Founder and President of Shiloh Israel Children's Fund, discusses how Jews are being attacked in Germany and France in part by far right fringe groups but also by a growing number of Muslims there.
Why, when progressive policies are implemented in a city, do they rarely make things better? Steven Malanga (www.city-journal.org), Senior Editor at City Journal in New York City joins us to look at why these policies fail as well as an emerging shift toward conservatism in places that have become overwhelmingly intolerable.
John's quote of the week:
"If it says you have rights but later on politicians or courts simply define those rights away to the point where if you try to exercise your rights, it's not going to stand up – then does the Constitution mean anything? Does it protect anything? The answer is a resounding 'no.'"
In this week's Extras segment, we travel back 15 years and play an interview with Nancy Pearcey from a September 2004 episode, titled 'Spitting in the Face of Christ' where she and John discuss the need for churches to teach core Christian values in the current worldview battle.