John is taking a well-deserved day off after a long road trip, so Producer Steve takes over the microphone today – yes, John will be back! What do calling everything racist and forced mandates have in common? Steve looks at what the progressives are really saying when they claim things are racist and what elites are really telling all of us when they force mandates on us. Hint: it's not a flattering message. And because it's not flattering, they get the media outlets to gaslight us into believing it's true. We can – and must – fight against it.
John is on the road today but that doesn't stop him from being a guest on KYMS radio with Lee Lancaster. John and Lee discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine as well as the impact on Christians in that country. As always John gives a sobering account of the persecuted church around the world, including in Nigeria and surrounding countries as well as in Iran, China, and India. There was also an incident in Australia, believe it or not, where police interrupted a Catholic mass to force parishioners to wear masks.
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.
The Pennsbury School Board, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania north of Philadelphia, recently became the latest flashpoint for angry parents – and the Board's attempts to shut them up. One parent is fighting back by taking the school board to court. Joining us today is a plaintiff in that suit, free speech activist Simon Campbell. Simon, a former Pennsbury School Board member himself, explains what led up to his fiery appearance before the board in June and the subsequent lawsuit. He discusses the rules of the board and how they counteract the U.S. Constitution. He also looks at ways to improve education, including diminishing teachers unions and advocating for merit-based teacher pay. He's the very embodiment of John's axiom: I will not sit down; I will not shut up!
The Left seems to have cornered the market on protests. What is the best way for the Right to organize demonstrations? Author, media dynamo, and radio talk show host Wayne Allyn Root (rootforamerica.com), is with us today for a brief Sunday extra podcast. He discusses his new book about how to protest and boycott – all peacefully – against woke companies. John also asks him why Jews largely vote for a party that doesn't seem to respect them.
In the constant battle for free speech between the left and the right in this country, very few people tackle the argument from the middle of the field. Joining us today is, as John calls him, the man in the middle of the row boat trying to stop it from toppling over. That man is Matt Welch (reason.com), Libertarian and Editor at Large at Reason Magazine. He looks at the state of free speech today and the difference between the cultural value and the legal value of free speech in society. He also covers the history of journalism and how media is now coming out against free speech in some areas. Will the war on our constitutional freedoms continue to get uglier?
With a liberal administration returning to power in the United States, what does that mean for the future of the Second Amendment? Joining us today 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 hurtful to the Second Amendment. The key to staying successful, he states, is keeping the filibuster. How successful will this battle be to preserve the right of the people to keep and bear arms?
John finishes up today's podcast analyzing the phenomenon known as "the attack of the comma, buts" and the end-running of the rule of law and the Constitution.
We have protections built into our Constitution's Bill of Rights that limit government's interference in our freedom. In this week's boralogue, John looks at how many of those protections are being violated in this impeachment process, focusing on the fourth and fifth amendments. These protections don't necessarily apply in the impeachment process, but it highlights how the House is currently violating the spirit of the Constitution in order to persecute the President.
Opposing Christianity is secularism and it has become its own religion. America's Rabbi Daniel Lapin (www.rabbidaniellapin.com) is back with us after a long absence to discuss the differences between Judeo-Christian and secular societies and what America needs to do to not only retain its religious roots but also strengthen them moving forward.
Evolution is often considered by those in the scientific and academic arenas as being clear cut fact. Emergency Physician John Dale Dunn (www.heartland.org) joins us to bust that myth, showing that the probability of evolution creating even a single cell is astronomical given the time frame needed to do so and the immense complexity of the cell.
John's quote of the week:
"With unreasonable searches and seizures, if you're going to seize something that might be involved in criminal activity, you have to have a clear idea that there is a criminal activity afoot. With this impeachment, they didn't start out knowing there was criminal activity; they started out wanting to impeach. You have to have probable cause that something is wrong. They did not have that."
In this week's Extras segment, we play an interview from November 2012 with Dr. Jeffrey Russell, who discusses his book on fighting back against myths and lies about Christianity. When the interview is over, John briefly covers extremism and the battle for the future - the battle for freedom.