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Before we get to debunking reports and theories rooted more in narratives than truth, we begin the show this week with a very real update on the rate hike announced Wednesday by the Federal Reserve. John explains why we're seeing huge inflation numbers and why the Fed did what they did.

The first report we need to look at is the recently released study on supposed right-wing violence from the Anti-Defamation League. We welcome to the program Mike Hill (jbs.org), retired U.S. Air Force Captain and former member of the Florida House of Representatives. He shows how data in politically charged reports like this are often skewed and/or taken out of context. It is done to push forth a narrative – in this case the push for more gun control. Mr. Hill gives the real reason for the shootings we've seen lately, and it has nothing to do with the solutions proposed by “need to do something” politicians.

Another topic that needs serious discussion is the level of education being offered to minority children. Apparently now, teaching minorities to understand correct grammar is considered racist! Joining us to debunk that sentiment is Kay Hymowitz (city-journal.org), Editor at the City Journal and Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. She and John discuss how all of the freedoms, laws, and advancements that we have in the West are all possible because of a proper education. Elites are denying everyone – of all racial groups – a positive step forward by making assertions like this.

Finally this week, John looks at the long-predicted day of reckoning caused by severe government mismanagement. It's not on the horizon folks, it's here. There is a perfect storm of energy policy inflation and monetary inflation coupled with several concerning geopolitical events. The current administration is doing nothing to help and in many cases is pushing narratives that make things worse. People are starting to realize that things are very wrong. The battle we're in right now is between those who want to uphold the Constitution and those who want to destroy it.

The Anti-Defamation League just released a report on right-wing violence, painting a large swath of people as white supremacists.  Joining us today is Mike Hill (jbs.org), former U.S. Air Force Captain and member of the Florida House of Representatives.  He and John looks at how data in politically charged reports like these are often skewed and/or taken out of context.  They also examine how, after shootings like we've seen lately, politicians on both sides feel the need to "do something," but it's often at the expense of freedoms.  Mike dives into the real reasons for shootings like these and also tackles the true sinister nature of communism.  Lot of truth bombs on today's podcast!

Producer Steve: Gaslighting the Narrative

Broadcast Running Time: 21:11

John Loeffler

March 7, 2022

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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.

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.

Dan Fisher: Black Robed Regiment

Broadcast Running Time: 17:40

John Loeffler

September 30, 2021

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When danger reared its ugly head, the pastors turned and bravely fled. That could be used to describe today's church. But has it always been that way in America? Here with us today is Dan Fisher (danfisherbrr.com), Co-Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. He goes through his presentation titled "Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment," remembering the pastors from the late 18th century who bravely led their flock in battle to birth our Republic. It's a far cry from many of today's pastors who turn and flee from conflict. He offers solutions to turn the tide today.

Fanning the Flames in Israel

Broadcast Running Time: 01:17:18

It's time we had an honest discussion about how the media are fanning the flames of violence in Israel. John and Producer Steve open the program this week by looking at the events that have led up to the current violence. They discuss how Hamas uses civilians as human shields, but Israel's forces do all they can to minimize civilian casualties when they retaliate. But the media unilaterally condemns Israel and favors Palestinians. It's all part of Hamas's strategy to diminish Israel in the eyes of the world. It's working only because the media play their part.

Not since the famous Heller decision has there been a more important Second Amendment case than one currently coming out of the state of New York. Jacob Sullum (reason.com), Senior Editor at Reason Magazine, joins us to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court case centering around whether the 'bear arms' portion of the Second Amendment can extend outside of the home. He examines the history of 2A and the precedents that could be looked at in this case. SCOTUS will hear arguments in October so stay tuned.

One reason our education system is failing is that children are being told what to think, not how to think. They are being taught critical race theory, not critical thinking. Closing out the show this week is Steven Pearlman (thecriticalthinkinginitiative.org), Founder of the Critical Thinking Initiative. His studies show that students are free thinkers when they interact socially, but in the classroom, they shut down and are told what to think by educators. He describes what other countries are doing to fix their education problems and offers solutions for the U.S. He also gives parents some logical exercises to help their children think and reason better.

Children are being told what to think, not how to think; they are being taught critical race theory, not critical thinking. Joining us today is Steven Pearlman (thecriticalthinkinginitiative.org), Founder of the Critical Thinking Initiative. He shows that students are active and free thinkers a lot of times when they interact, but in the classroom, that thought process goes away and they are told what to think by educators. He shows what other countries are doing to fix that problem and offers solutions for the U.S. education system. He also points out simple, logical exercises parents can do with their children to help them think and reason better.