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.
There are many people in this country who are standing up against the woke, against the totalitarians, against the Marxists. One of those folks is here to lead off the show this week, free speech activist Simon Campbell. He details how a school board in Pennsylvania – one he once served on – has denied some parents the right to speak out against the board members. Three of those parents, together with Simon, are taking the board to court. He also looks at ways to improve education. He embodies John's axiom: I will not sit down; I will not shut up!
Another fighter who is standing up and doing something is best-selling author and feminist leader Dr. Phyllis Chesler (phyllis-chesler.com). She is spearheading efforts to help some Afghan women who don't feel safe in their own country escape what would almost assuredly be a terrible fate. She and John also discuss the sticky and complex issues surrounding immigration, especially the concern regarding assimilation to Western culture.
John has often said that if what is logical does not seem to be happening, then some other agenda is afoot. There's nothing logical in the opposition to voter ID, so the question is: what's the other agenda? Rounding out the show this week is Dr. John Lott (crimeresearch.org), Founder and President of the Crime Prevention Research Center. He shows what other countries do with voter ID and asks why democrats here oppose it. We all know why. We just need politicians to stand up and do something about it.
When the Taliban took over control of Afghanistan, there were some Afghan women who did not feel safe in their own country. One woman is spearheading efforts to help get them out. That woman, best-selling author and feminist leader Dr. Phyllis Chesler (phyllis-chesler.com), is with us today. She describes her efforts at rescuing any Afghan woman who is educated and has a career from a terrible fate. She and John also dive into the topic of immigration – the sticky issues and questions, especially surrounding Muslim immigrants and assimilation into Western culture.
Sometimes genuine liberals follow the facts, have an awakening, and/or reject woke ideology. Only then can you have a real, substantive conversation. Joining us today for that real conversation is a genuine liberal, Neil Kiernan (v-radio.us), host of the V-Radio podcast. In an extended chat, he and John discuss the toxic nature of biased journalism, the best ways to reach people from the other side of the ideological aisle, and their individual experiences battling the globalist agenda. More and more people – on both sides – are getting sick of the craziness and moving to more rational and sane conversations.
What is the best way to eradicate critical race theory from our schools? The answer may surprise you. Rounding out our show this week is attorney and writer ME Boyd (missconstitution.com), known as Miss Constitution. After recounting the history of education before and after the 1962 decision to outlaw prayer in schools, she posits that CRT is a religion itself and should, based on precedent, be banned from education. It is far more coercive in its religious-like fervor to rid our schools of morality, honor, and faith and replace it with hatred and division. So it should be removed.
Yesterday we played part 1 of our 2-part interview with Neil Kiernan (v-radio.us), host of the V-Radio podcast. Once the interview was over, the discussion kept going. Today's podcast features a casual post-interview conversation between John and Neil where they chat about their various experiences dealing with politicians and fighting the globalist mindset. They mention Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Ayn Rand, immigrant labor, conspiracy theories, and even the late George Carlin.
With immigration, the Christian heart wants to let everyone in to the country, be kind, and minister to their needs. But the reality can be quite different. So what's the best approach? Joining us today to hash things out is Doug Stuart (libertarianchristians.org), CEO of the Libertarian Christian Institute. He and John look at how open the border should be weighing compassion against the possibility of criminals entering. They also discuss the wisdom of integrating into a culture once a person moves into a country. Is it fair to ask? Is it needed? Interesting discussion on today's show.
When it comes to declaring sanctuary status, one side of the political aisle says one thing while the other side says the opposite – but it all depends on the issue. First up this week with an even-handed conversation is Jacob Sullum (reason.com), Senior Editor at Reason Magazine. He looks at the questions: what does sanctuary status mean? Should federal laws apply in states? If so, how would that work? Where have the courts stood on these issues? If the rules are good for one side, they should be just as good for the other. The trick is getting both sides to agree to abide by these rules.
It takes someone who grew up under communism to see what's truly happening to America today. Paul Dragu (thenewamerican.com), Communications Director for the John Birch Society, grew up in communist Romania and recognizes many facets from the Communist Manifesto playing out here right now. The Deep State has gradually and intentionally infiltrated academia and other institutions to enact their agenda. But after years of ignoring the warning signs, people are beginning to wake up.
To be called an Uncle Tom today if you're black has a connotation of negativity and of being a sellout. But for those who actually read the book, that doesn't make any sense. Our last guest this week is Derrick Wilburn (poccinterns.com), Founder and Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives. He discusses the essence of Uncle Tom, the man, as well as the book. The ignorance by those who use Uncle Tom as a slur is a product of the radical policies in today's schools that either teach untruths about history and literature or outright forbid teaching them altogether.
John finishes up today's show, analyzing the toxic phenomenon of Wokeism, the new American orthodoxy, a topic written by Larry Eubank in The New English Review.
When it comes to sanctuary cities, whether in regards to immigration or guns or marijuana, one side says one thing and the other side says another. What's the whole story? Back with us today for an even-handed conversation is Jacob Sullum (reason.com), Senior Editor at Reason Magazine. He examines the specifics of what sanctuary status means in regards to state versus federal, who can do what, and what cities and states are actually saying when they declare sanctuary status. Should federal laws apply in states? If so, how would that work? Who has jurisdiction and why? Where have the courts stood on these issues? We look at all of that and more on today's show.
When times of trouble come upon you and you're facing spiritual red lines, you should already have plans in place on how to deal with it. This week, we speak to two gentlemen who are facing these red lines. First up is Artur Pawlowski (streetchurch.ca), the pastor in Calgary, Alberta who defied the authorities during a Passover service this year, telling them to leave, and calling them Nazis. Later, he and his brother were arrested. He describes his current situation including his arrest and goes on to compare it to the tactics of the communist authorities he witnessed growing up in Poland.
Next we visit with a man who has been battling religious persecution for nearly a decade. Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, Colorado, is joined by one his lawyers, Jake Warner (adflegal.org) of Alliance Defending Freedom. They recount the various legal cases Jack has endured and where they are now. Jack also describes his spiritual journey, including his decision to make plans early on as to how to handle the very situation in which he finds himself. These men created spiritual muscle memory in order to endure the hard times.
Finally this week, we welcome someone from across the Pond to analyze America's exceptionalism and the pros and cons that come with it. Joining us from France is Howard Burton (ideas-on-film.com), Founder and Creator of Ideas on Film. He compares and contrasts the perceptions of America from people abroad with those who live here. Few Americans think about their own country's exceptionalism and some even think we're far from outstanding. It's important to know your strengths and weaknesses and do so in truth.
We are told that we are divided and a no-good country. But a lot of times we see ourselves as exceptional compared to the rest of the world. Today, we welcome someone from across the Pond to analyze America's exceptionalism and the pros and cons that come with it. Joining us from France is Howard Burton (ideas-on-film.com), Founder and Creator of Ideas on Film. He points to America's stellar academic institutions and its share of intellectual experts in nearly every field as proof of its exceptionalism. He compares and contrasts the perceptions of America from people abroad with those who live here. Few people here think about their own country's exceptionalism and some Americans even think we're far from outstanding. It's important to know your strengths and weaknesses and do so in truth.