emergency powers

Emergency: Truckers as Terrorists

Broadcast Running Time: 01:18:39

John Loeffler

February 19, 2022

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Canada has enacted emergency measures, labeling the truckers as terrorists and their protest as illegal, simply because they disagree with the official government narrative. John opens the program this week asking how temporary will these emergency powers be and when will they be used in the future. He shows that the same people who for years praised the art of protesting and occupying are now insisting that the Freedom Convoy is a threat and must be stopped. It becomes nearly impossible to march in lockstep with a group of people that keeps changing directions and doesn't bother to tell you.

Meanwhile, in this country, the Senate is looking at Senate Bill 673, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act. What is it and how will the media benefit? Back with us to discuss is Pat Wood (citizensforfreespeech.org), Executive Director of Citizens for Free Speech and Editor of Technocracy News. Failing mainstream media outlets will use this bill to poach profits from social media companies because their content is being posted online. Their business plans have failed so this is an effort to siphon off others to stay afloat. And it could end up affecting independent news.

Finally this week, we take a look at two cases of constitutional end running. First we welcome JD Tuccille (reason.com) to the program to discuss how San Jose, California is trying to get around the Second Amendment by requiring gun owners to have insurance, using private companies to do what government cannot. Then we are joined by Stephanie Taub (firstliberty.org), Senior Counsel at the First Liberty Institute, who gives an update on how Oregon is still violating Aaron and Melissa Klein's religious freedom.

Temporary Infringement

Broadcast Running Time: 2:04:27

John Loeffler

April 4, 2020

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Closing down churches in a time of pandemic: is it prudent or is it a violation of rights? In this week’s boralogue, John gives his thoughts on the question, using Biblical references to prove his point. It’s important to adhere to the Constitution when it comes to our rights, but do we have an obligation to temporarily suspend that for the betterment of society?

Weighing in on the legal side of the question is Jenna Ellis (Twitter: @JennaEllisEsq), constitutional law attorney and legal advisor to the 2020 Trump campaign. She looks at whether state governments are making these declarations in a time of emergency by the least restrictive means.

We turn to the nation of Israel and its now finally unified government. Joining us from Jerusalem is Jonathan Spyer (www.mideastcenter.org), Founder and Executive Director of the Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis. He discusses how the Knesset works, the indictments against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and how the coronavirus is affecting the country.

John then gives a succinct timeline of how the Trump administration has handled the coronavirus crisis versus what the liberal establishment was doing at the same time.

We then return to the topic of temporary infringement of rights with John O’Connor (www.joclaw.com), Attorney and Owner of O’Connor & Associates who analyzes the historical precedents for suspending the Constitution in times of emergency and goes into the history of the media’s lies over the past several years.

John's quote of the week:
On Covid-19 testing: "The government said do what you need to do, we’ll be here to support you but we’re not going to block you. That was a critical move. Getting rid of a bureaucracy is significant. A bureaucracy is a large lumbering organization. You have to get rid of it in order to get action.”

On this week's extra segment, John returns to the program Stand Up For The Truth on Q90FM out of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Host David Fiorazo interviews John on several different aspects of the Covid-19 virus. Watch the YouTube documentary on the 1918 Spanish Flu that John mentioned, here.