Gun Control

All federal officials, except the President, swear to 'support the Constitution,' while the President swears to 'preserve, protect, and defend' it. So why do a large majority of those who ascend to these offices promptly ignore, and in some cases defy, the Constitution? First up this week, we welcome constitutional attorney Mark W. Smith (thefourboxesdiner.com) to the show. After the Supreme Court ruled that New York state can't ban conceal carry permits, state officials are labeling nearly every location a 'sensitive place' in regards to guns. So you can have a permit, you just can't carry anywhere. This is constitutional end running at its worst.

When politicians defy the Constitution, it's traditionally been up to the media to call them out. Our next guest, Dexter Van Zile (meforum.org), Managing Editor at the Middle East Forum, shows how the media are selectively reporting based on ideology. They ignore obvious facts staring them in the face, and twist a story to meet the worldview they've built in their heads. And if you dare challenge them, they will go to great lengths (read: censorship) to silence you.

One such ideological narrative pushed by the media and certain government officials has been the supremacy of covid vaccines. Wrapping up the program this week is Dr. Jane Orient (aapsonline.org), Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. She examines the push to vaccinate teens and even toddlers, despite a statistically unlikely chance they will ever contract covid, let alone suffer from it. She also looks at the almost never discussed adverse reactions to the vaccines.

When most politicians take office, they swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, but all too often it seems they do exactly the opposite. Joining us today is Second Amendment expert and constitutional attorney Mark W. Smith (thefourboxesdiner.com). After the Supreme Court ruled that New York can't ban conceal carry permits, the state is now allowing them but, in an effort to end run the law, they are labeling nearly every location a sensitive place where you can't carry a gun. Once more we see leaders who've sworn to govern according to the Constitution, doing all they can to end run it.

Judicial Activism Takes a Hit

Broadcast Running Time: 01:19:30

The Supreme Court is supposed to determine the constitutionality of laws, not give people what they want. John opens the show this week looking at some of the recent Supreme Court decisions – namely the Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade – and gives a history of judicial activism. The crazy narratives that have been pushed for so many years have now hit reality and the pendulum is starting to swing the other way. People are beginning to see through the Marxist ideology and post-modern thinking that saturates our society today.

An example of a narrative that is still firmly entrenched, at least in California, is that of environmental activism and the state's policy on water. Joining us is Edward Ring (edwardring.com), Senior Fellow at the Center for American Greatness. These activists are adamant that no desalination plants be built in California, even though the process would help the state's water issues. He debunks the 'bad for the environment' talking points and shows how California has become a defacto communist state of crushing bureaucracy.

Finally this week, we look to Ukraine since there's still a war going on there. Reuben Johnson, our Ukraine expert, is back with us to give updates on how ineffective the Russian military has been, mostly from poor leadership. He also addresses rumors about Vladimir Putin's health and comments on the recent attack on a Ukraine shopping center.

The Supreme Court has ruled on a number of cases lately, including the Dobbs case that overruled Roe v. Wade, and most of these decisions have adhered to the Constitution. This has made the judicial activist crowd quite mad. John flies solo today taking a look at some of these cases, examining the history of judicial activism in the court and how narratives that weren't based in reality are losing water and the pendulum of truth is swinging the other way. How did it get so bad originally? Marxism in the schools and post-modernist thought in society today.

Roe v Wade was overturned on Friday and predictably the reaction from the pro-abortion crowd was to rant and rave and riot. Producer Steve flies solo today and examines a number of issues, including judicial activism then and now, the talking points from the Left after the ruling on Friday, violence over the weekend, and the trigger laws going into effect in some states now. He also looks at what the Left may do moving forward and why courts are a more attractive venue to push liberal agendas than legislatures.

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!

Erosion of Truth in Media

Broadcast Running Time: 01:16:42

If narratives coming out of the media seem wildly inconsistent and are flopping around, there's a reason for that. John opens the show this week looking at the outrage and "flippage" seen in stories about both gun control following recent shootings and Nancy Pelosi being denied communion because of her stance on abortion. The media pound away at a narrative, bury facts, and distort the truth in order to shape public perception on a story. That erosion of truth infects people's minds and that's reflected at the polls. It's dangerous to the freedoms that are the foundation of our country.

Another example of the media distorting the truth to advance a narrative can be found in a story about a riot at a funeral in Israel. An Al Jazeera journalist was killed covering a story and at her funeral, violence broke out. Joining us to discuss is Tamar Sternthal (camera.org), Director of the Israel office of CAMERA. She highlights how different press agencies immediately pointed the finger at Israeli troops as the cause for the violence, purposefully overlooking Palestinian instigation – just to bash Israel.

Finally this week, we look at the declining state of public education in this country. Joining us is Dr. Diane Davis (oneroomschooltraining.com), founder of the One-Room Schoolhouse method of teaching. She describes the benefits of parents taking charge of their child's education and the advantages of teaching in a small classroom. If children can learn how to think, not what to think, perhaps public perception will not be influenced by the erosion of truth and the future of our country can be saved.

It's time for John's monthly foray into the guest chair as he chats with Lee Lancaster at KYMS radio. John and Lee discuss the Texas school shooting and related to that, the diminishing presence of morality in the schools and the insistence on gun control laws every time a shooting occurs. They also touched on the latest globalist shindig in Davos, the failure of climate change thinking, and the endgame of our currency. John also asks for prayer for the persecuted church, especially in the countries of Nigeria, Indonesia, China, and Egypt.

Several GOP governors are uniting to fight the Biden administration's failed border security policies. Will it work or is it too little too late? First up this week is Mary Ann Mendoza (angelfamilies.org), Founder of Angel Families. The governors should have united years ago, she contends, because they have more power than they think. She and John discuss several border issues, including remittances, media misinformation, and how jobs and education have been negatively affected. Biden's woke policies are causing all kinds of chaos. As John often says, political correctness is killing us – literally in some cases.

In addition to PC policies literally killing people in the arena of immigration, it's also wreaking havoc in the healthcare system. A girl in Michigan who is in renal failure is being denied access to the transplant list because her parents have a religious objection to the covid vaccine. Joining us today is the girl's mother, Jenna Campau, along with an attorney familiar with the case, Brian Festa of We The Patriots USA (wethepatriotsusa.org). Jenna describes her experience with medical professionals and Brian details the impending court case they are bringing against the doctors. It's a race against time to save the life of a young girl caught in the middle of a politicized and socialized healthcare system.

Finally this week, we take a peek under the hood of Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter that seems to be causing quite the weeping and gnashing of teeth in liberal circles. With us to discuss is columnist and retired entrepreneur Bob Adelmann (thenewamerican.com). He looks at the runup to the Twitter purchase, how the board tried its poison pill strategy to no avail, and the always hyperbolic reactions from the left. Only time will tell if Mr. Musk sticks to his pledge to turn Twitter back to a free speech platform.