The first part of the military oath, to support and defend the Constitution, is fairly straightforward. But the second part – to obey the orders of the President and superior officers – is beginning to interfere with the first part. Joining us today is Mike Berry (firstliberty.org), General Counsel for First Liberty Institute and member of the U.S. Marine Corps. He draws on his experience in the military to show the woke policies being put in place, including snitch lines. Also, if military personnel hold certain beliefs, they are now being labeled as extremist and anti-civil rights – beliefs such pro-life, traditional marriage, etc. If we continue down this line, our military enemies may not have to fire a shot to defeat us.
There is a stark contrast between how the Chinese Communist Party is handling geopolitics and what the American public knows about it. Joining us today is Seth Cropsey (hudson.org), Director of the Center for American Seapower at the Hudson Institute. He discusses how China's leader, Xi Jinping, is laying out in detail his country's plans in regards to Taiwan, the U.S., and the world. No one in our military, though, seems to be listening. Our military is focusing on trivial things and the media is choosing to air segments meant to divide us further. China's path to world domination won't be easy, as has been indicated in speeches by Xi, but the U.S. turning a blind eye to reality will not hinder them. Eventually reality becomes real. Will we face a knockout punch or will we wake up before that happens?
There are two ideological sides in our divided country. But these two sides are coming at any issue from two very different foundations. Back with us today is Wesley Smith (discovery.org), Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute's Center on Human Exceptionalism. He examines the differences in debating today, including how each side has a different lexicon - different meanings for the same words – and a different mindset. Fundamentally, there is a different moral frame of reference which makes trying to discuss or debate any issue virtually impossible. There are those on either side who are still operating under the old paradigm, refusing to accept that the debate arena will never be what it once was.
We have two guests for you today. First, the moniker of 'racist' or 'white supremacist' is beginning to lose its effectiveness as many people are beginning to realize the tactics of the Left. AJ Swinson (newjourneypac.org), Chief of Staff of the New Journey Political Action Committee, joins us to explore the real history of racism in this country. She also explains why black voters choose democrats even though that party doesn’t seem to reflect their values.
We then move to our second interview. The erroneously named "For the People Act" – the bill that would have federalized elections – was killed in the Senate, but it threatens to pop up again if the filibuster is removed. Here today is Tara Ross (saveourstates.com), Advisor at Save Our States. She discusses the checks and balances that keep absolute power from any one branch of government, 2020 election-related procedures that did not go through the proper channels, and egregious overreach by governors during the pandemic.
Critical race theory and its toxic message is very much in the news but few people know the real impact that it's having. First up this week is Anna Miller (idahofreedom.org), Education Policy Director at the Idaho Freedom Foundation. She explains exactly what CRT looks like when it's implemented and it's worse than you think. In an Idaho school system, officials have introduced an equity toolkit to promote social justice and label students and teachers as inherently racist. This is the latest in a long line of totalitarian theories that have pushed into schools to indoctrinate children, but parents are beginning to wake up and push back.
Where power and money goes, trouble grows. And nowhere is there more power, money, and trouble than the U.S. government. We welcome back to the program this week Matt Welch (reason.com), Editor-at-Large at Reason Magazine. He focuses on the IRS and their current ploy to go after back accounts of U.S. citizens living abroad, which would include snooping on financial records. This would set a dangerous precedent. Governments could wield an immense amount of power and influence over anyone at any time.
Maybe the primary example of government trouble is the Council on Foreign Relations, which is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. Rounding out the show this week is Bill Jasper (thenewamerican.com), Senior Editor at The New American magazine. He chronicles the history of influence the CFR has had in the U.S. government, as well as universities, think tanks, and the media. If you look at the major crises over the past century, the CFR has had their hands all over most of them.
We've heard a lot about critical race theory and how it's infiltrating our schools. But what does it look like and is it in even the smallest of schools? Joining us today is Anna Miller (idahofreedom.org), Education Policy Director at the Idaho Freedom Foundation. She looks at a school in Steel on Steel's backyard, the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho school system, where officials have introduced an equity toolkit to promote social justice and see racism as inherent in students and teachers. She explains exactly what it looks like when it's implemented and it's worse than you think. CRT is the latest in a long line of totalitarian theories that have pushed into schools to indoctrinate children. Parents, though, are starting to wake up to what's going on and are pushing back.
Critical race theory and the 1619 Project have set up shop in America's schools, but more and more parents are starting to realize that their children are being fed a steady diet of hate and incorrect history. April Few (uspie.org), Communications Director at U.S. Parents Involved in Education (U.S. PIE), describes how her organization has been involved in the fight against critical race theory and offers some solutions for parents who are facing this in their child's school. Critical race theory teaches children to hate our country and to hate each other. And April correctly identifies the ultimate goal behind CRT.