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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.

Putting the Whole Puzzle Together

Broadcast Running Time: 01:16:13

John Loeffler

March 12, 2022

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John often tackles the question: how did we get to where we are today? That's an important question, but so is: where are we heading? To lead off the show this week, John combines the two questions, looking at all the puzzle pieces affecting us today. He tackles the situation with Russia and Ukraine as well as inflation, oil prices, climate change, the push to discontinue fossil fuels, and the state of U.S. currency as it relates to the world. He shows how we got to where we are today and where we could end up tomorrow.

To better understand the bigger picture, today's millennials and gen-zees need to shed the progressive ideology they're taught in schools and adopt a facts over feelings approach to thinking. Joining us today is Jason Hill (jasondamianhill.com), Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago. He discusses politics, education, and culture and gives us hope in the face of the discouragement we see every day. He relates his experience with students and how many of them are beginning to wake up to the fact that something is wrong and maybe the truth really is more important than feelings.

John finishes up recapping the current situation we find ourselves in, once again putting the puzzle pieces together with the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the global economy, and the always pervasive climate change narrative. We are flying into a perfect storm; a storm caused by decades of insane policies. But God is our anchor and our hope and we should always pray for His guidance in our lives.

The signs pointing to where we are now have been out there for quite a while, but now that we're seeing severe worldwide issues, it's important to piece everything together. John flies solo today, analyzing a number of geopolitical chess pieces to produce an understandable picture. He looks at the situation with Russia and Ukraine as well as inflation, oil prices, climate change, the push to discontinue fossil fuels, and the state of U.S. currency as it relates to the world. All of these things are interrelated and shows us not only how we got to where we are, but also gives a clear picture of where we're heading..

Battlefronts

Broadcast Running Time: 01:18:17

John Loeffler

March 5, 2022

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There are multiple battlefronts happening in the world today, both in the physical sense and ideologically. We open today's show looking at a physical battlefront, with John tackling the latest on the Ukraine-Russia conflict. He incorporates a lot of principles covered on Steel on Steel over the last few decades into what we're seeing today, including how reality becomes real, the value of international guarantees is not high, and never elect someone to get you out of situation who got you into it in the first place. There are many lessons to be learned watching the physical battlefront in Ukraine, but that can also be applied to the ideological field.

And, like fighting in the physical world, with ideological enemies, it's important to understand both how your enemy thinks and how best to arm yourself on the battlefront of ideas. Joining the show this week is freelance writer Selwyn Duke (selywnduke.com), who looks at the nature of morality and where both ideological sides are coming from. Each side says their morality is best, so you have to anchor yourself in the truth in order to move forward intelligently. And as far as battle plans are concerned, adopting the Left's Alinsky tactics may just work in our favor.

Finishing off the program this week, John gives his thoughts on a variety of topics, including education reform, competing narratives, the need for nuanced information instead of package deals, and how insane it is that leftists consider hiring someone based on skin color rather than qualifications.

There are many learning opportunities to be gained from Russia's assault on Ukraine and from other political situations in the world today.  John flies solo today, looking at many principles we've discussed on the show over the years that are playing out now.  Reality becomes real, but not before utopians cause the loss of life and property.  The value of international guarantees is not too high.  Never choose someone to get you out of a situation when they were the one that got you into it.  An armed populace is a prepared populous.  There are many more Steel-isms included today.  A concerted effort is being waged to erode everything associated with Western civilization, including sovereignty, so beware the globalists who wish to bring it about.

John is on the road today but that doesn't stop him from being a guest on KYMS radio with Lee Lancaster. John and Lee discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine as well as the impact on Christians in that country. As always John gives a sobering account of the persecuted church around the world, including in Nigeria and surrounding countries as well as in Iran, China, and India. There was also an incident in Australia, believe it or not, where police interrupted a Catholic mass to force parishioners to wear masks.

Reuben Johnson: On the Ground in Kyiv

Broadcast Running Time: 24:22

John Loeffler

February 25, 2022

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Russia has invaded Ukraine.  John managed to contact Reuben Johnson, our source on the ground in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv.  Reuben discusses the reality of the situation there: the backed up roadways, the nightly curfews, the military vehicles grinding their way through town.  He and John have a casual, non-interview-type conversation between two friends about the real-life conditions in a country being invaded by a superpower.  Please pray for Reuben and the people of Ukraine as they endure this military onslaught.

Reuben Johnson: Ukraine in the Spotlight

Broadcast Running Time: 21:42

John Loeffler

February 10, 2022

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There are many facets of the current Russia-Ukraine issue that are not being reported on, so we contacted our man on the ground in Kiev, Reuben Johnson, who agreed to take a few minutes today to fill us in on what's really going on over there.  He examines the debate about whether the U.S. should even get involved in the conflict, Article 5 of NATO's charter, and the Budapest agreement of 1994 – all in advocation of defending Ukraine from Russian advance.  He also looks at China and the controversy surrounding their hosting of the Olympics.

Reuben Johnson: Minor Incursion

Broadcast Running Time: 26:12

John Loeffler

January 24, 2022

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Lot of rumbling lately about Russia and incursions – minor or otherwise – into Ukraine. There's no better resource for the latest updates on this than our man in Ukraine, Reuben Johnson. He looks at a number of topics today, including hastily scheduled and ultimately unproductive negotiations between Russia and the U.S. regarding Ukraine, Biden's press conference last week and the implications from that, and the true state of Putin's government and the rest of Russia. He also discusses the pervasive surveillance state in China and what journalists will have to face during the upcoming Olympic games.

Russia is mounting troops on Ukraine's border and the U.S. may or may not be concerned about it, depending on the day. But one man has written a proposal to mediate the issue. Joining us today is the author of that proposal, David Pyne (emptaskforce.us), Deputy Director of National Operations for the EMP Task Force. He details his proposal, which contains what many may consider controversial solutions to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Ultimately whatever proposal is out there should be to America's benefit strategically, and that's what his proposal tries to do, he asserts. He and John also talk about U.S. leaders refusing to harden our grid against EMP attacks and reducing our nuclear arsenal.