Happy Memorial Day everyone! In this special holiday podcast, John gives you a behind the scenes perspective on Steel on Steel and why it is we do what we do. He explains why he puts his heart and soul into the show, highlighting the shifts in economics, politics, and religion throughout history that have influenced his thinking. If you're going to take the time to listen, we're going to take the time to put out something worth listening to. On this Memorial Day (and always), we honor those men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. And we honor the One who sacrificed His life so that we may have eternal freedom.
Is the United States going through a fundamental transformation? If so, what does that look like and what are the underlying factors? Joining us today is Dr. Alex Joffe (besacenter.org), Senior Non-Resident at the BESA Center, who examines how we are following in the footsteps of Europe toward the rabbit hole of Marxism. Those attempting to transform this country are using the moral panic of racism to justify pushing their agenda. Free speech and religion are for the first time in our country's history being seriously challenged. It's not popular which is why dissent to their methods is being shut down.
Radical leftists are trying to fundamentally transform our country. As a result, people are pushing back in several different ways. The first way can be found in turning the left's sanctuary status campaign back around on them. Joining us this week from the Oklahoma State House of Representatives are Speaker Charles McCall and Representative Jay Steagall. They discuss State House Bill 1236, which gives the state the power to review and if needed overrule executive orders from Washington DC that violate the Constitution. States are beginning to fight back by exercising their tenth amendment rights.
Another example of pushing back against the radicals can be seen in the state of Oregon right now. Michael McCarter (greateridaho.org), President of Move Oregon's Border, describes his group's initiative to transfer several eastern counties in Oregon into the state of Idaho, effectively moving the border between each state. There are several steps to make this happen, but the initiative is now on the May 2021 ballot in Oregon. There is a great frustration among many conservatives who are forced to live with terrible policies just because they reside inside a blue state's borders. We'll see if their effort to escape that will be successful.
Finally this week, John and Producer Steve sit down to look at some of the crazier ways that people are pushing back, including conspiracy theories and civil wars. A civil war is being waged in both political parties between the establishment types and those that want change. There are also conspiracy theories surrounding not only the January 6 incident at the Capitol, but also with vaccines. With so much misinformation flowing from politicians and the media, people are finding all sorts of ways to cope and push back against the radicals.
Misinformation, fake news, possible civil wars, conspiracies – they are all swirling out there. How can you make sense of it all? John and Producer Steve sit down today for a round table discussion. There is a civil war occurring in both political parties between the establishment types and those that want change. There are conspiracy theories surrounding not only the January 6 incident at the Capitol, but also with vaccines. And of course, climate change is creating controversy whenever it's mentioned. John and Steve look at all of this and more on today's podcast.
The country needs reform – the question is how will that be accomplished? Joining us today is Larry Klayman (freedomwatchusa.org), Founder and Chairman of Freedom Watch, who shares details from his new book, It Takes a Revolution. The American people can take back this country from the corrupt bureaucrats by rising up and forcing change. He looks at citizen juries and citizen's arrests as good starting points. What we're experiencing now may very closely mirror the days leading up to 1776 – the people are not represented by their leaders.
In this time of intense division, it is easy to see those from the other side of the ideological aisle as being the enemy. But the first step in bridging the divide is to try and have a conversation. John reaches out on today's podcast to Mark Sommer, an award-winning radio and print journalist – and noted progressive – to have that conversation. They use climate change and alternative fuels as their conversation catalyst. Unless people can push aside their differences and come up with realistic solutions that work on the ground, the divide doesn't get bridged and nothing is ever accomplished.
Once a month, John joins Lee Lancaster (www.todayschristiancountry.com) in the KYMS radio studio for a half hour interview covering a wide range of topics. This week, they focus on the history of the church and how oftentimes church leaders have not stood up during times of crises, including today.
John and Lee discuss the brewing controversy over mask mandates, the different civil wars occurring in the U.S., going on the offensive to get back our freedoms, and some alternatives to the constantly censoring tech tyrants. John also gives a persecuted church update.