American exceptionalism

The Context of Our Times

Broadcast Running Time: 01:19:33

John Loeffler

April 30, 2022

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After much outrage over CRT, it seemed to have faded into obscurity. But news of a Missouri school district including questions in a math assignment related to sexual activity has raised questions about its return. First up this week, we welcome to the show Andrea Widburg (americanthinker.com), Deputy Editor at American Thinker. She looks at how this one example points to a much bigger problem: school curricula are still rife with woke lies about history along with vivid sexual depictions. Thankfully, most parents – and even a few on the left – are not fooled and are beginning to see the truth. Is wokus pokus in schools finally being drowned out by the truth?

Many in younger generations today rely on Google to look up the truth about history or other issues. The problem with that is: how do you know what you're finding is actually true? John flies solo in this segment, examining how much of what Google purports to be fact is often taken out of context. You need to understand facts in context in order to understand why people behave the way they do. Knowing human nature and applying it to history gives you a much clearer, fact-based look at our past, rather than the wokus pokus version we often see. This will help our children in schools as they wade through the waters of indoctrination.

Finally this week, we take a brief look at one of the latest political scandals: the Hunter Biden laptop. Joining us is Lloyd Billingsley (independent.org), Policy Fellow at the Independent Institute. He discusses the further downfall of the intelligence community after current and former IC members published a letter incorrectly denouncing the laptop story as disinformation. The CIA and FBI have become politicized for one side and while doing so have neglected their real job, which is keeping the nation safe.

A Missouri school district is in hot water with parents after a math assignment was found to include questions related to sexual activity. It's one example in one school district, but it points to a larger problem. Joining us today is Andrea Widburg (americanthinker.com), Deputy Editor at American Thinker. CRT has been so demonized that the use of the acronym has begun to fade, but SEL (social and emotional learning) has taken its place – and it contains the exact same material. History books rife with woke lies about the U.S. are part of most curricula today, but parents and even some on the left are beginning to see the truth. Woke messaging is finally being drowned out by conservative pushback. The question is: will it last?

John Loeffler: Good Friday Variety Show

Broadcast Running Time: 36:16

John Loeffler

April 15, 2022

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Happy Good Friday and prelude to Easter weekend. John flies solo today, tackling a number of topics, including the corruption of science by wokeism, climate alarmism and its relation to religion, and the superiority of the Christian worldview over the secular one. He covers a variety of news stories as well, including a bakery that is owed a lot of money from a woke college and the push for equity in academics and churches fails.

The Biden administration is expected to lift Title 42 restrictions at the U.S. border on May 23, which will trigger more migration than we've ever seen, some predict. Joining us today is Todd Bensman (toddbensman.com), Senior National Security Fellow with the Center for Immigration Studies. He examines the problems with our completely open and collapsing border, how migrant criminals are gaming the system, not just on the southern border but at our northern one as well, and what exactly Title 42 is. Title 42 is not related to immigration, but once it's lifted, our already historic immigration problems will become so much worse.

Daniel Williams: How Politics Has Changed

Broadcast Running Time: 27:12

John Loeffler

April 1, 2022

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A new book is out about how the 1976 election signaled a sea change in American politics.  Joining us today is the author of that book, Daniel Williams (westga.edu), Professor of History at the University of West Georgia.  He describes the shift in electoral maps, party policies, and the thinking of the country in general that began in 1976 that has resulted in what we’re seeing today.  He goes on to chat about the Catholic Church and the changes that have befallen it since the late 1960s.

We can have discussions on immigration but sometimes it is best to hear it directly from someone who experienced it themselves. Giving us her incredible story today is international lawyer and freedom advocate Virginia Prodan (virginiaprodan.com). She describes the hardships she escaped and the journey once she arrived in the U.S. America equals freedom and opportunity to so many people striving to get here. She points out that immigration should be legal and if we don't like the laws surrounding it, they should be changed, not ignored.

Reuben Johnson: Is America a Fallen Giant?

Broadcast Running Time: 22:50

John Loeffler

August 23, 2021

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The fiasco that was our exit from Afghanistan has shone a bright light on America's standing in the world. Are we top dog still or are we a fallen giant? Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson is back with us to discuss a myriad of topics. He looks at what made America great in the first place and how we have abandoned that to the detriment of our standing as a superpower. He examines China's tactics around the world, including in Cuba where they control the Internet and thusly the ability to shut down communication among protestors. He also discusses Russia and their intelligence network in and around Afghanistan – a network that gives them a greater strategic leg up than America's network. Can we find our way back to what made us great? Or will we going forward be known as a fallen giant?

Spiritual Muscle Memory

Broadcast Running Time: 01:18:14

When times of trouble come upon you and you're facing spiritual red lines, you should already have plans in place on how to deal with it. This week, we speak to two gentlemen who are facing these red lines. First up is Artur Pawlowski (streetchurch.ca), the pastor in Calgary, Alberta who defied the authorities during a Passover service this year, telling them to leave, and calling them Nazis. Later, he and his brother were arrested. He describes his current situation including his arrest and goes on to compare it to the tactics of the communist authorities he witnessed growing up in Poland.

Next we visit with a man who has been battling religious persecution for nearly a decade. Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, Colorado, is joined by one his lawyers, Jake Warner (adflegal.org) of Alliance Defending Freedom. They recount the various legal cases Jack has endured and where they are now. Jack also describes his spiritual journey, including his decision to make plans early on as to how to handle the very situation in which he finds himself. These men created spiritual muscle memory in order to endure the hard times.

Finally this week, we welcome someone from across the Pond to analyze America's exceptionalism and the pros and cons that come with it. Joining us from France is Howard Burton (ideas-on-film.com), Founder and Creator of Ideas on Film. He compares and contrasts the perceptions of America from people abroad with those who live here. Few Americans think about their own country's exceptionalism and some even think we're far from outstanding. It's important to know your strengths and weaknesses and do so in truth.

We are told that we are divided and a no-good country. But a lot of times we see ourselves as exceptional compared to the rest of the world. Today, we welcome someone from across the Pond to analyze America's exceptionalism and the pros and cons that come with it. Joining us from France is Howard Burton (ideas-on-film.com), Founder and Creator of Ideas on Film. He points to America's stellar academic institutions and its share of intellectual experts in nearly every field as proof of its exceptionalism. He compares and contrasts the perceptions of America from people abroad with those who live here. Few people here think about their own country's exceptionalism and some Americans even think we're far from outstanding. It's important to know your strengths and weaknesses and do so in truth.