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If at first you don't succeed – at thwarting the Constitution – try end running it instead. Several examples on the show this week of globalists end running the law in order to continue fundamentally transforming this country. First up we welcome Stefano Gennarini (c-fam.org), Vice President for Legal Studies at the Center for Family and Human Rights. He looks at how the United Nations is considering making abortion a fundamental human right, poised to declare it an established customary right under international law. This could undo the overturn of Roe v Wade that is expected soon from the Supreme Court.

We had a successful economy in the U.S., largely due to a thriving energy industry. Somehow that was all quickly undone. Next up this week is Daniel Turner (powerthefuture.com), Founder and CEO of Power the Future. He discusses how the current administration is trying to gaslight the public with truly unbelievable mixed messages on energy. He reminds us how fossil fuels keep the world running and how renewables aren't yet ready for prime time. Ultimately, the misleading narratives and their related policies weakened a very prosperous economy.

A capitalist economy runs on competition and fair business practices – or at least it's supposed to. Big Tech companies are getting around that by unfairly undercutting the little guy. Here to chat about that is Christopher Bedford (rightforge.com), Chief Communications Officer at RightForge. There's a new act in Congress that aims to curtail these unethical practices, much like antitrust acts used to do. Big Tech, though, is fighting tooth and nail to defeat it.

Finally this week, we welcome Justin Butterfield (firstliberty.org), Deputy General Counsel at First Liberty Institute. He looks at the case of an Oakland University student who was evicted from campus housing. What did she do wrong? She shared online how to apply for a religious exemption to the covid vaccine. Once again, we see an example of elitists end running the Constitution and violating, in this case, religious freedom.

The American Innovation and Choice Online Act is a proposed piece of legislation that would theoretically prevent a monopoly by big tech giants online. Back with us today is Christopher Bedford (rightforge.com), Chief Communications Officer at RightForge. He examines the unfair business practices by big companies like Google and Amazon that undercut small businesses and drive them under. This new act in Congress should curtail that significantly – in the style of the old antitrust acts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He also looks at the full court press by big tech lobbyists to try and kill this bill.

Pat Wood: Media Cartel Monopoly

Broadcast Running Time: 27:57

John Loeffler

February 16, 2022

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is looking at Senate Bill 673, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act. How can the media cartel use this to their advantage? Back with us to discuss is Pat Wood (citizensforfreespeech.org), Executive Director of Citizens for Free Speech and Editor of Technocracy News. The bill offers immunity from antitrust laws to big media companies and allows them to go after social media companies for shares of profit. The old school mainstream news outlets want this legislation to pass so they can siphon off others to stay afloat. Their business plans have failed so they've resorted to this.

Double feature on today's podcast. First up, we've seen the showdown coming for some time – Big Tech versus Free Speech. Will the Constitution's First Amendment protection survive or will Silicon Valley become the center for speech in the U.S.? Freelance writer Michael Tennant (thenewamerican.com) joins us today to tackle this issue. He and John look at Section 230, manipulation of search results, and the government's plan to use Big Tech firms to do what they cannot.

Next up is Lea Patterson (firstliberty.org), Counsel with First Liberty. She discusses the religious freedom case in Maine that was argued before the Supreme Court yesterday. Parents should not be excluded from providing their children with opportunities just because they choose to enroll them in a religious school.