judicial activism

Narratives are beginning to fail and what were once considered conspiracy theories by those in government and the media are now emerging as facts. First up this week, we look at our armed forces. Jay Richards (heritage.org), Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, joins us to examine the widespread rejection of religious exemptions for Covid shots in the military. Is there a hatred of religion or are they trying to purge politically incorrect men and women from our armed services? Whatever the case, our military members are fighting back in court. There is no Covid-19 exemption to the First Amendment.

Another failed narrative from the media is the insistence that January 6 was an insurrection. Even the FBI has rejected that. An independent journalist present at the U.S. Capitol a year ago recorded the event on his video camera. That journalist, Steve Baker (thepragmaticconstitutionalist.com), is with us this week. He recounts what he saw that day and how nine months later, federal authorities are charging him with a number of crimes. The purveyors of narrative never like it when anyone challenges them.

Finally, we travel north of the border to look at Canada and the failing narrative of diversity and inclusion – by those who practice neither. Rounding out the show this week is Christine Douglass-Williams (frontpagemag.com), Associate Editor at FrontPage Magazine. She recalls how a difference in ideological opinion surrounding the Israel-Palestinian issue almost got a woman kicked off a school board for “Islamophobic” comments. This points to a larger problem of condoning anti-semitism in the name of diversity and inclusion.

An independent journalist present at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, recorded the event on his video camera. Now, he's being charged by the federal government with a number of crimes, not the least of which is racketeering. That journalist, Steve Baker (thepragmaticconstitutionalist.com), is with us today. He recounts what he saw just over a year ago and discusses what the government is doing to him now and why – they don't like what he has to say about January 6 nor his footage of that day. He also discusses those who have been incarcerated and held for the past year with no trial.

Depersonalization

Broadcast Running Time: 01:15:46

John Loeffler

December 4, 2021

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The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case involving a Mississippi ban on all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. There is more to the abortion debate than the usual topics. Opening the show this week, John highlights the shifting definition of an unborn baby over the years by the pro-abortion crowd. It went from a clump of cells to maybe alive to 'OK, it's a human.' But they also say that while it may be a human, it's still not a person. This gives them the so-called moral justification to perform abortions. It's what the Nazis did – they depersonalized Jews so that they could justify places like Auschwitz.

There is a lot going on around the world so we shift our focus to global geopolitics. Back with us this week is Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson. He and John discuss military aircraft sales in Dubai involving the UAE and Russia, which could indicate Russia's shift away from talks with Iran. Also, Russia is building up their military on the border with Ukraine and the migrant situation at the Belarus-Poland border is heating up. Plus, Covid misinformation is not unique to the U.S. – he shows how other countries are dealing with it.

Finally this week, we dive back into the school boards versus parents issue with Nicole Neily (defendinged.org), Founder and President of Parents Defending Education. She examines how shameless school boards and teachers' unions have been in the education arena and how it has galvanized parents to stand up for their rights. She offers ways that parents can fight back against educrat tyranny and protect their children.

John Loeffler

December 1, 2021

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The Supreme Court will hear arguments today in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization, a case involving a Mississippi ban on all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. The decision in this case is expected much later in the Court's term. John flies solo on today's podcast, diving into the abortion debate, looking at the worldview implications. He highlights the shifting definition by the pro-abortion crowd of the baby in the womb. Human, alive, clump of cells? Maybe the fetus is a human, they state, but it's not a person. Once that definition is set, you've depersonalized the human and can then justify actions toward them. John also looks at how judicial precedence is being corrupted from the original intent of the law to conjure rights that aren't in the Constitution and deny ones that are.

A Biden executive order on gender identity is putting Christian colleges in a predicament.  Joining us today for a Sunday extra podcast is Ryan Bangert (adflegal.org), Vice President for Legal Strategy at Alliance Defending Freedom.  The executive order would force colleges to admit a male who identifies as a female into a female dorm – something most Christian colleges would not allow.  Mr. Bangert discusses the details of the order, his client's (College of the Ozarks) case, and how regardless of the outcome, the process is the punishment.

The House recently voted in favor of the Equality Act, which has now transitioned to the Senate, but does it actually project equality? Joining us today is Dr. Anne Hendershott (franciscan.edu), Professor of Sociology at Franciscan University, who looks at the flaws of the poorly named Equality Act. She examines the impact on faith-based universities and institutions, medical doctors, and female athletes. Rights that have newly been found, that are not in the Constitution, are now superseding the rights and freedoms that are enshrined there. It’s quickly eroding the freedoms that make this a great country. We must contact our legislators and let them know our position on this bill.

In the past couple of days, John has been a guest on two separate radio stations here in the Inland Northwest. We will play both of his interviews today. First, John was featured on KYMS with Lee Lancaster as he is every month. John and Lee discuss leftist legislation and judicial activism, the church during times of trial, and religious persecution – especially against Christians. He then met with local radio legend Tom Read for his personal program 'It Seems to Me.' John chats with Tom about bias in the media.

John Loeffler

February 11, 2021

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The court system in America was set up to be free of politics so that justice could be blind. Well, not only has the blindfold been thrown away, but the judges are all defined by the party of the politician who appointed them. Retired engineer John Green joins us today to discuss the politicization of the court system at all levels in the United States, from activist judges finding things in the Constitution that weren't written there to legislating from the bench to avoid the amendment process. Is there a way to get the blindfold back over the eyes of Lady Justice?

John Loeffler

February 3, 2021

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Kevin Clinesmith, the FBI lawyer who pled guilty to falsifying evidence during the Spygate scandal in 2016, was recently sentenced to probation – effectively a slap on the wrist. Do we have an uneven playing field in the U.S. justice system? Joining us today is Thomas Lifson, Founder and Editor of American Thinker (americanthinker.com). He reviews the case, which involves Carter Page and the Trump campaign, and points out that some people get judicial benefits while others do not. The establishment circles their wagons and always seems to weather the storm while the little guy is firmly entrenched under the judicial bus.

Mike Berry: Packing the Court

Broadcast Running Time: 15:26

John Loeffler

October 30, 2020

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Far leftists want to pack the court or expand the court or their new turn of phrase is balance the court.  Whatever you call it, most people are against the idea.  Joining us today is Mike Berry (firstliberty.org), General Counsel responsible for all legal operations at First Liberty Institute.  He explains what court packing is, why democrats are so up in arms about this right now, and how activist judges torture constitutional language.  Would the Supreme Court morph into another legislature?  It's constitutional warfare – the battle is on and we wait to see who will come out on top.