We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights... We all know the words – well, those that don't refer to it as 'you know the thing'. What did the founders mean by unalienable rights? Robert Curry (claremont.org), Board Member at the Claremont Institute, joins us today. He looks at the difference between alienable and unalienable rights and how the latter is under attack today. He and John even dive into the philosophical discussion of the nature of truth in a post-truth world and the loss of common sense to the detriment of everything else. Definitely don't want to miss this one!
There is a new totalitarianism emerging in the West in the form of an oligarchic dictatorship. In order to prepare ourselves for it or even to fight against it, we have to understand what it looks like. John rides solo today, diving into the characteristics of this new totalitarianism. It will be based on an ideology that is a lie but everyone must pledge allegiance to it. It will dictate every facet of our lives. And it will give lip service to the Bill of Rights but there will be so many rules and regulations that you actually won't have access to those rights. John reads an essay from 1978 by the late Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic, that eerily describes what we're seeing today.