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.
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?
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.
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.
Before this week, you probably didn't think 2020 could get any crazier. Now we have a Supreme Court nomination fight on our hands. John opens the show this week looking beyond the news everyone else is talking about and tackling issues like judicial activism, the need for a full court before the post-election legal chaos, and how the making of laws should fall squarely on the shoulders of Congress, not the executive or judicial branches.
With all the craziness going, John checks in with long-time friend of the show, author and futurist James Kunstler (www.kunstler.com). They discuss the current state of affairs including when the democrat party really started going off the rails. He goes on to predict where the United States is going economically as well as where the oil industry is headed and he looks at the fate of our country's urban centers.
Finally, we welcome Russell Berman (www.hoover.org), Humanities Professor at Stanford and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, who examines one of the latest chess pieces in President Trump's foreign policy plan – the agreement between Serbia and Kosovo and their future relationship with Israel. The President was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for this accomplishment. Will he actually win or will political correctness infiltrate another award ceremony?
President Trump is set to announce his nominee for the vacant Supreme Court seat and already there is talk of possible religious interference. John and Producer Steve sit down to discuss the possibility of the pick being Amy Cony Barrett, a devout Catholic. They cover Roe v Wade and gun control among other issues. The Left is OK with pushing forward their values when the situation calls for it but will vehemently oppose anyone who advocates for or simply quietly believes in Christian values. Your beliefs should be rooted in a solid foundation so that you know why you believe what you believe, but the Left is constantly moving their goalposts in search of a purpose they can never find.
John dives into the Supreme Court falderal on today's podcast, looking at a number of issues surrounding the selection and possible confirmation of a new Supreme Court Justice. We cannot allow judicial activism to take over our legal system. We need the full complement of judges – currently set at nine – in order to definitively decide cases, especially those sure to appear following the election. And the making of laws should fall squarely on the shoulders of Congress, not the executive or judicial branches. It's not just one side versus the other like you see in the mainstream media. There's much more going on and John has it for you today.
On today's bonus podcast, John briefly covers the news of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and looks at the single most important issue going forward – the Constitution. Will we have a Court that will rule based on things that are actually in the Constitution? Or will judicial activism flourish, working backward from a desired outcome and torturing the language in the Constitution to get there? The battle ahead will determine whether the Constitution is the law of the land guaranteeing our freedoms, or just another piece of paper.