In his speech before a sparse joint session of Congress, Joe Biden uttered the following unscripted words on climate change, "If we do everything perfectly, it's not going to ultimately matter." Well, if that is the case, why are we spending trillions of dollars in taxpayer money to try and fix it? Joining us today is Steve Milloy, Founder of the climate information website JunkScience.com. He points out that even though apparently their solutions won't matter, they are still pushing forward with them to the point where instead of Covid lockdowns, we will have climate lockdowns. So if it won't work, why do it? The answer just may be about ultimate control over everything.
We have three parts to today's show. John opens up with a brief analysis of an upcoming PBS documentary that purposefully misrepresents former President Trump's words when it came to Israel and the West Bank. They deceptively edited press conference footage to make it seem like Trump said things he really didn't say. Will they correct it before it is scheduled to air this weekend or will they broadcast it anyway?
We then transition to two separate interviews focusing on the collision of established First Amendment rights and those that have been newly created. First up is Kate Anderson (adflegal.org), Senior Counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, who gives us an update on the seemingly never-ending legal battles of Colorado cake baker Jack Phillips.
We wrap up the show with Lathan Watts (firstliberty.org), Director of Public Affairs at First Liberty Institute. He looks at the issue of government officials treating churches differently and unfairly when it comes to the pandemic and the lockdowns. The Constitution doesn't take a break just because there's an emergency.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…" Thus begins the First Amendment. Jeremy Dys (www.firstliberty.org), Special Counsel for First Liberty, joins us to show examples of how government has chosen to ignore the free exercise part of that amendment. There weren't many examples of having to defend our rights until the early 1940s when the number of religious liberty cases increased dramatically.
Jeremy discusses how the government is demanding that the public do things instead of giving them important information and trusting the public to make the right decision. And when it comes to religion, it is being treated more like an infecting virus than COVID-19.
Some new rules and mandates, infringing on our freedom, have popped up but are they legal? Twila Brase (www.cchfreedom.org), President and Co-Founder of Citizens' Council for Health Freedom joins us to discuss the case of a Kentucky couple who tested positive for the virus but didn't want to sign an agreement forcing them to self-quarantine – so the authorities fitted them with ankle monitors. These controversial rights-impeding acts are excitedly written up but then politicians shelve them until a crisis happens and then it's introduced at the precise moment when people are scared enough to accept it. John finishes out today's podcast looking at government criteria for future vaccine use and the ethical and legal implications in vaccine development and implementation.
If there's one thing you don't want politicized, it's life-saving drugs and the science behind them. Research writer Dennis Behreandt (www.thenewamerican.com) is back with us to look at the science behind hydroxychloroquine as well as the bad publicity it has received simply because President Trump lauded its use. Politically correct thinking is slowly taking over the world of science and it's to the detriment of not only the people it could help but also the scientists who are tasked with helping them.
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.
There are rules for thee, but not for me. Seems to be the woke battle cry today. In this week's boralogue, John looks at the outrage against people and companies for thoughts and policies that were completely reasonable five minutes ago. He breaks down several logical fallacies wrapped up in progressive narratives. When words are weaponized in pursuit of those narratives, truth becomes a casualty.
Joining John in the studio is his wife, Carol, a homeschool and tutoring pro, along with Rachael Grant, who has homeschooled her kids for the last nine years. All three discuss the realities of teaching your children at home, the difference between homeschooling and public schooling at home, and the importance of a values-based curriculum.
We then welcome Ginny Gentles (www.iwf.org), Visiting Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum, who discusses how educational funding in the time of virus lockdowns should follow the child, and one way to do that is through educational savings accounts.
Finally this week, Twila Brase (www.cchfreedom.org), President and Co-Founder of Citizens' Council for Health Freedom, joins us to examine the potential realities of contact tracing and the broad redefinition of the term ‘case' which has led to a skyrocketing – and possibly misleading – number of new coronavirus ‘cases.'
07/18/2020 At Home in the Classroom
Podcast Episode Chapters - (Segment start time)
1 - John's Boralogue - Logical Fallacies of Woke-ism (2:16)
2 - Education Round Table - Homeschool vs Public School at Home (19:23)
3 - Ginny Gentles - Funding for the Child (46:54)
4 - Twila Brase - Behind Contact Tracing (1:02:17)
End of Show (1:17:22)
Starting out the week, we welcome Ginny Gentles (www.iwf.org), Visiting Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum, who discusses how educational funding in the time of virus lock-downs (as well as under normal circumstances) should follow the child. Education savings accounts are a great way to do that.
When dealing with the teacher's unions and the educrats, which group of people do you think they favor – the children who are there to learn or the adults who run everything? No hint needed except to say that it's all about power, money, and control.