Few people know how bad our southern border really is. Joining us today is Mary Ann Mendoza (angelfamilies.org), Founder of Angel Families. Her son was killed in 2014 by an illegal criminal who slammed into his car while drunk and high on meth. She and John discuss how the media and politicos are misleading the American people about what's going on at the border. Several GOP governors are uniting to fight the Biden administration's immigration policy, but she contends this should have happened years ago as the governors have more power than they think. She covers several border issues, including remittances and how jobs and education have been negatively affected.
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.
Just yesterday, John made his once-a-month appearance on KYMS, a local station here in the Inland Northwest, with host Lee Lancaster. The two discuss a variety of topics, including the so-called Haitians being whipped story on the border, the overall crisis on the border, and why the news is so distorted now. They also look at the new globalist buzzword – interdependence, which translates into an erosion of sovereignty and more crises. John finishes up with a persecution update, including a harrowing story about aid workers delivering supplies in Pakistan to Christian families who had just escaped neighboring Afghanistan.
With immigration, the Christian heart wants to let everyone in to the country, be kind, and minister to their needs. But the reality can be quite different. So what's the best approach? Joining us today to hash things out is Doug Stuart (libertarianchristians.org), CEO of the Libertarian Christian Institute. He and John look at how open the border should be weighing compassion against the possibility of criminals entering. They also discuss the wisdom of integrating into a culture once a person moves into a country. Is it fair to ask? Is it needed? Interesting discussion on today's show.
Before giving an update on the martyred church, John and Lee discuss the border crisis and the real reason behind the Biden administration's strategy there, the history of Marxism and the lead-up to critical race theory, and the media's continued false narrative about January 6. Whatever the 'for public consumption' narrative is, the reality is almost assuredly about power and control.
When it comes to declaring sanctuary status, one side of the political aisle says one thing while the other side says the opposite – but it all depends on the issue. First up this week with an even-handed conversation is Jacob Sullum (reason.com), Senior Editor at Reason Magazine. He looks at the questions: what does sanctuary status mean? Should federal laws apply in states? If so, how would that work? Where have the courts stood on these issues? If the rules are good for one side, they should be just as good for the other. The trick is getting both sides to agree to abide by these rules.
It takes someone who grew up under communism to see what's truly happening to America today. Paul Dragu (thenewamerican.com), Communications Director for the John Birch Society, grew up in communist Romania and recognizes many facets from the Communist Manifesto playing out here right now. The Deep State has gradually and intentionally infiltrated academia and other institutions to enact their agenda. But after years of ignoring the warning signs, people are beginning to wake up.
To be called an Uncle Tom today if you're black has a connotation of negativity and of being a sellout. But for those who actually read the book, that doesn't make any sense. Our last guest this week is Derrick Wilburn (poccinterns.com), Founder and Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives. He discusses the essence of Uncle Tom, the man, as well as the book. The ignorance by those who use Uncle Tom as a slur is a product of the radical policies in today's schools that either teach untruths about history and literature or outright forbid teaching them altogether.
John finishes up today's show, analyzing the toxic phenomenon of Wokeism, the new American orthodoxy, a topic written by Larry Eubank in The New English Review.
When it comes to sanctuary cities, whether in regards to immigration or guns or marijuana, one side says one thing and the other side says another. What's the whole story? Back with us today for an even-handed conversation is Jacob Sullum (reason.com), Senior Editor at Reason Magazine. He examines the specifics of what sanctuary status means in regards to state versus federal, who can do what, and what cities and states are actually saying when they declare sanctuary status. Should federal laws apply in states? If so, how would that work? Who has jurisdiction and why? Where have the courts stood on these issues? We look at all of that and more on today's show.
A lot of focus on immigration security surrounds the border with Mexico, but with the current administration's proposed policies, should the focus be elsewhere? Back with us after a long hiatus is former U.S. immigration Senior Special Agent Michael Cutler (michaelcutler.net). Many people are being let through the border now, few with any interview or investigation, and are then bused off to parts of the country's interior. Mr. Cutler looks at the need to beef up interior enforcement. He also explains how these new policies could lead to even more people coming across the border through family petitions. But with no investigation, fraud and even worse crimes could increase.
How did we ever get to a point where we have such rampant cancel culture in Western civilization? Opening the show this week, John looks at the change in education over the past three decades from logical thinking to consensus thinking. As a result, people have built safe spaces when they are faced with facts antithetical to their worldview. Shaming us isn't working anymore so they have moved on the next step – cancel culture.
What are the consequences of unfettered immigration and the reluctance to identify problems due to political correctness? Christine Douglass-Williams (www.frontpagemag.com), Associate Editor at FrontPage Magazine, joins us to discuss open immigration in her home country of Canada, how certain organizations are able to take advantage of leftist policies, and the possibility of terrorists entering the U.S. along the border with Canada.
John finishes up this week examining two important topics. First, he tackles the economic reality facing the U.S. and the world along with the traps and pitfalls that mark the leadup to a socialist takeover of an economy. Finally, he covers how the climate change narrative is failing after emissions were lowered this year, but at the cost of lives and the economy. It doesn't stop die-hard climate alarmists, though, from doing anything they can to keep the narrative alive.
What are the consequences of unfettered immigration and the reluctance to identify problems due to political correctness? Christine Douglass-Williams (www.frontpagemag.com), Associate Editor at FrontPage Magazine, joins us today. She covers open immigration in her home country of Canada, how certain organizations are able to take advantage of leftist policies, and possible terrorism trouble on the U.S.-Canada border.