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John guests on Stand up for the Truth with Dave Fiorazo at Q90FM (q90fm.com) in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  They discuss the changes John has seen in news reporting over 50 years, as well as the most recent news events, and what this means especially for the freedom of religion.  Included is an examination of the failures of churches to counteract indoctrination present in public schools for decades, and what actions should be taken now to prevent large numbers of youth from being siphoned from the faith.

John Loeffler: You Can’t Ask That!

Broadcast Running Time: 08:18

John Loeffler

August 1, 2022

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Today John addresses the latest Wokus Pocus tactic being used to suppress truth claims by asserting that certain questions are off-limits because they are "racist" or "phobic." In reality, this poisoning-the-well tactic is simply an effort to avoid having to answer hard questions because the Wokies know they are losing the moral arguments. It dovetails with declaring logic and reason to be racist, double standards applied in issues of race, and the outright censorship of views they don't like. The bottom line? We need to keep asking the hard questions.

All good things must come to an end. After nearly 32 years on the air, this week marks the final radio broadcast of the Steel on Steel program. John kicks off the show by pulling together all we've learned in three decades about how the world works, how we got to where we are today, and where we can expect to head in the future. He leaves a lasting legacy to you, our loyal listeners.

To help John make sense of the changes in America over the last 30 years, he welcomes one of the show's earliest friends, Rabbi Burt Yellin of Messianic Congregation Roeh Israel in Denver, Colorado (roehisrael.org). Past mistakes are coming home to roost and those in power now haven't learned from them because they're proposing the same failed solutions today.

John finishes out the show with one more review, documenting the fellow travelers on the globalist train over the last century and how it affects us today. He then says goodbye to you, the listener.

On behalf of John; his incredible wife Carol who has been the glue that holds us all together; Brad, who solves every problem that comes across his path and keeps us relevant online; Producer Steve, who has had the privilege of occasionally joining John on the microphone for the last quarter of the show's tenure; and from everyone else involved in the show – thanks to all of you for your prayers, your kindness, and your loyalty over the years!

Rabbi Burt Yellin of Messianic Congregation Roeh Israel in Denver, Colorado was a friend of Steel on Steel from its beginning in 1990. His keen insights provide some sense to the changes America has experienced during that time. This is true especially now that we are plowing into a period when the effects of past mistakes come home to roost and even greater mistakes of the past will be proposed once more as a solution.

Happy Independence Day everyone! We have a special abbreviated podcast today where we chat with Lea Patterson (firstliberty.org), Counsel with First Liberty Institute. She looks at one of the many recent landmark cases decided by the Supreme Court; namely the religious liberty case in Maine. She describes the history in Maine that led up to First Liberty bringing the case and, now that they are victorious, she examines ways that the state would try to get around the ruling.

If at first you don't succeed – at thwarting the Constitution – try end running it instead. Several examples on the show this week of globalists end running the law in order to continue fundamentally transforming this country. First up we welcome Stefano Gennarini (c-fam.org), Vice President for Legal Studies at the Center for Family and Human Rights. He looks at how the United Nations is considering making abortion a fundamental human right, poised to declare it an established customary right under international law. This could undo the overturn of Roe v Wade that is expected soon from the Supreme Court.

We had a successful economy in the U.S., largely due to a thriving energy industry. Somehow that was all quickly undone. Next up this week is Daniel Turner (powerthefuture.com), Founder and CEO of Power the Future. He discusses how the current administration is trying to gaslight the public with truly unbelievable mixed messages on energy. He reminds us how fossil fuels keep the world running and how renewables aren't yet ready for prime time. Ultimately, the misleading narratives and their related policies weakened a very prosperous economy.

A capitalist economy runs on competition and fair business practices – or at least it's supposed to. Big Tech companies are getting around that by unfairly undercutting the little guy. Here to chat about that is Christopher Bedford (rightforge.com), Chief Communications Officer at RightForge. There's a new act in Congress that aims to curtail these unethical practices, much like antitrust acts used to do. Big Tech, though, is fighting tooth and nail to defeat it.

Finally this week, we welcome Justin Butterfield (firstliberty.org), Deputy General Counsel at First Liberty Institute. He looks at the case of an Oakland University student who was evicted from campus housing. What did she do wrong? She shared online how to apply for a religious exemption to the covid vaccine. Once again, we see an example of elitists end running the Constitution and violating, in this case, religious freedom.

The American Innovation and Choice Online Act is a proposed piece of legislation that would theoretically prevent a monopoly by big tech giants online. Back with us today is Christopher Bedford (rightforge.com), Chief Communications Officer at RightForge. He examines the unfair business practices by big companies like Google and Amazon that undercut small businesses and drive them under. This new act in Congress should curtail that significantly – in the style of the old antitrust acts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He also looks at the full court press by big tech lobbyists to try and kill this bill.

The Biden administration announced that they are suspending the Disinformation Governance Board. But is the desire to control information really gone from our government? First up this week, we welcome writer and scientist Dr. Matt Briggs (wmbriggs.com) to the program. He shows that even though the disinformation board is on hiatus, other similar offices still exist, like the Office of Environment Justice. Government, in establishing what disinformation is supposed to be, is also establishing what truth is supposed to be.

The need to create a disinformation board in the first place is still prevalent and, according to our next guest, is more about being afraid of dissent rather than disinformation. Back with us today is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. The left has evolved from supporting all free speech no matter what to now demonizing free speech – especially if it goes against their narrative.

We finish up this week with a report out of Canada that the Trudeau administration may soon require journalists to obtain a license if they want to keep doing business. Joining us is freelance writer and software engineer Michael Tennant (thenewamerican.com). Journalists are not yet required to get a license in Canada, but subsidies and preferential treatment tend to go to those who have one. With freedom of speech under attack in the U.S., how long before we see a similar requirement for our press?

This Memorial Day, we take time to honor, reflect, and remember those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our country so we can keep those freedoms we often talk about.

The disinformation board has been paused, but the need to create it in the first place is more about being afraid of dissent, not disinformation. Back with us today is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. He shows us how the natural evolution of the left seems to have gone from supporting all free speech no matter what to now demonizing free speech – especially if it goes against their narrative. He looks at what the endgame is for those on the left and on the right.

If you put your kids in secular, atheist, Marxist seminaries (aka public schools), don't be surprised when you get secular, atheist, Marxists out. What is the best alternative? First up this week, we welcome Chaplain E. Ray Moore (exodusmandate.org), Co-Founder of Frontline Ministries. He describes what his organization is doing to get children out of public education and into private, Christian schools. He reveals his opinions on vouchers, charter schools, and running for school boards. He also urges pastors to get off the sidelines and defend the truth and biblical education.

What would America's founding fathers say about the state of not only education, but our entire country today? Joining us is author Steven Rabb (thefoundersspeech.com), who just wrote a book describing how everything the founders warned us against is now happening. There is a constant end running of the Constitution by those in the swamp who strenuously fight against reform. This has resulted in the chaos we're now seeing. How do we stop it? Return to the founders' idea of what the United States should be.

Finally this week, we dive into the future of the world's economy. Will it be full of digital currency and the problems that come with it? Joining us to chat about that is Chris Brady (chrisbrady.com), Founder and CEO of Life Platform. He looks at the future of Bitcoin, the plans of the world's central banks and the inevitable rollout of debt to create digital currencies. He also examines the dangers of going with a digital currency, especially the tracking aspect and the programmability standards.