Texas Senate Bill 8, the state abortion ban, has taken effect and abortions are down in the state. Opponents are frustrated, but could that frustration boomerang back on conservatives? Back with us today is Jacob Sullum (reason.com), Senior Editor at Reason Magazine. Could this bill, which is on its surface great for pro-lifers, be detrimental to other conservative issues in the future? Jacob and John discuss the precedents that could be set, the pros and cons of the bill, and whether it's actually equal representation regardless of what side you're on. It's a reasoned, fair conversation about Texas's abortion ban and its legal consequences.
What are the top terror concerns for the United States? The Taliban? China? Iran? Well, according to the FBI, it's "domestic terrorists," which consists of anyone who disagrees with the official government narrative. Joining us today is Christopher Holton (centerforsecuritypolicy.org), Senior Analyst and Director of State Outreach at the Center for Security Policy. He looks at how the term 'white supremacist' has been used to label dissenters and to launch domestic terror task forces. This rings hollow, though, because how many white supremacists are on the FBI's Most Wanted List? Zero.
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.
Not since District of Columbia v. Heller has there been a more important Second Amendment case than one currently coming out of the state of New York. With us today is Jacob Sullum (reason.com), Senior Editor at Reason Magazine, to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court case and its implications. The question centers around the 'bear arms' portion of the Second Amendment and whether that extends outside of the home. He looks at the history of 2A and the precedents that could be looked at in this case. He and John also examines gun control measures and the battle between states and the federal government as far as jurisdiction is concerned.
Once a month, John is a guest on local radio station KYMS here in the Inland Northwest with host Lee Lancaster. This month, John and Lee discuss how the mainstream media insists on reporting that America is severely divided, despite the fact that most people don't feel that way. They also cover the shooting in Boulder, Colorado and the false assumption narratives perpetuated by the media and politicians before any of the facts came out. John also gives a sobering report on persecution in Nigeria, Myanmar, Mozambique, and China.
How does the globalist Great Reset relate to the recent World Economic Forum? John welcomes back long-time friend of the show, researcher and writer Carl Teichrib (gameofgods.ca), who attended the Forum a couple of weeks ago. He looks at common buzzwords like sustainability, worldwide unity, and peace through global government, while also explaining the meaning of stakeholder capitalism. Religious groups are joining the fray as well, making way for what he calls a new gospel for the earth. Just exactly what are we resetting to?
With a return to liberal power in the United States, what does the future of the Second Amendment look like? Joining us is Michael Hammond (gunowners.org), Legislative Counsel for Gun Owners of America. His organization has been successful in pushing back against red flag laws and other legislation antithetical to the Second Amendment. The key to staying successful, he states, is keeping the filibuster.
After John explains the leftist attack of the comma-buts, he welcomes retired engineer John Green to the show to discuss the politicization of the court system in America. It was set up to be free of politics so that justice could be blind, but now the blindfold been thrown away. Activist judges are finding things in the Constitution that weren't written there and are legislating from the bench to avoid the amendment process. Can we get back to a judicial level playing field?
With a liberal administration returning to power in the United States, what does that mean for the future of the Second Amendment? Joining us today is Michael Hammond (gunowners.org), Legislative Counsel for Gun Owners of America. His organization has been successful in pushing back against red flag laws and other legislation hurtful to the Second Amendment. The key to staying successful, he states, is keeping the filibuster. How successful will this battle be to preserve the right of the people to keep and bear arms?
John finishes up today's podcast analyzing the phenomenon known as "the attack of the comma, buts" and the end-running of the rule of law and the Constitution.
Economics, politics, and religion are the three primary topics discussed on Steel on Steel. This week, we open the show with an extended conversation featuring all three topics. Joining John are David McAlvany and Kevin Orrick (www.mcalvanyweeklycommentary.com), co-hosts of the McAlvany Weekly Commentary, which you can find on our Steel Podcast Network. They examine the economy possibility of another Cold War, this time with China, and how the global economy is affected by the U.S. election cycle. Marxism is now playing a greater role in global economics and politics. They also discuss Christianity's threat to communism and relying on God during times of crises. Finishing up the show this week, we welcome Dr. John Lott, Founder and President of the Crime Prevention Research Center (www.crimeresearch.org). He looks at several gun control myths and how the media misrepresent the facts surrounding shootings and completely ignore the ‘good guy with a gun saves the day' stories. He also paints a picture as to what this country would look like should all guns be outlawed.
In order to prove a myth false, you need facts on your side. On today's podcast, we welcome Dr. John Lott, Founder and President of the Crime Prevention Research Center (www.crimeresearch.org), who discusses his new book on gun control myths. The greatest purveyor of these myths are the media, who misrepresent the facts surrounding shootings and completely ignore the ‘good guy with a gun saves the day' stories.
Dr. Lott looks at whether the violence related to current rioting will affect the gun control debate. He also paints a picture as to what this country would look like should all guns be outlawed.