Feb 18, 2017

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Hands Off My Assets!

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President Trump recently met with sheriffs from around the country to discuss, among other things, civil asset forfeiture. In this week’s boralogue, John shows why the President’s decision to endorse forfeiture is wrong, looking at its history from good idea to money-grabbing corruption. Upholding the Constitution must return to policing.

How does newly appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions link to civil asset forfeiture? Prominent forfeiture attorney Brenda Grantland (www.brendagrantland.com) points out that despite the increase of thousands of cases each year, made possible by Sessions’ proposals in the Senate, drugs and crime have not decreased.

A whistle-blower has revealed that the NOAA manipulated statistics in an attempt to assure climate conference attendees that the earth’s temperature is increasing. Rejoining the program is Dr. Matt Briggs (www.wmbriggs.com), Adjunct Professor at Cornell University, who points out that taking the earth’s temperature is quite difficult and climate alarmists will use whatever data best fits their narrative.

After President Trump’s press conference with Benjamin Netanyahu this week, mainstream news outlets cried foul when he didn’t call on them for questions. Curtis Houck (www.newsbusters.org), Managing Editor of NewsBusters refutes the media’s claim that not calling on them is an attack on free speech as well as their attempt to equate new democrat town halls with the Tea Party movement in 2009.

The hard Left seems content on being apologists for Islamic jihadists, but why? Richard Landes (www.seconddraft.org), History Professor at Boston University explains that the Left and jihadists have similar goals in combating supposed Western imperialism. The Left doesn’t realize, though, that they will be discarded when the mission is finished.

John’s quote of the week:
“If you expect us to support law enforcement when people say that police lives don’t count – and we have and we do support you in that – then we expect you to support your oath to protect and defend the Constitution, not your cash flow.”

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Feb 11, 2017

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Will the Real Fascist Please Stand Up?

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President Trump’s inaugural speech was labeled dark and his recent executive order on immigration is considered by many as unconstitutional. In this week’s boralogue, John looks back at FDR’s ‘dark times’ speech and Bill Clinton’s 1995 speech advocating for tighter immigration and stronger borders. Was there a constitutional crisis then? No. Is there a crisis now? No. It’s all hyperbolic rhetoric.

Those who frame the debate and control definitions, control the information. Thomas Lifson (www.americanthinker.com), Editor and Founder of American Thinker discusses Google’s attempt to influence the masses by redefining ‘fascism’ as a right wing movement as well as the loss in credibility of the mainstream media.

What does the word ‘fascism’ actually mean? William Watkins (www.independent.org), Research Fellow at the Independent Institute examines the true definition and points out that redefining terms, falsely accusing others of hate speech, and assaulting people in order to silence opposition is actual fascist behavior.

January 27 marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire that killed three astronauts on a launch pad at Cape Kennedy, Florida. Joining us is Vern Westgate (www.vernwrites.com), retired Air Force veteran and NASA engineer who describes his work with Apollo 1, the engineering needed to make space travel safe, and the bureaucratic shuffling before and after the accident.

John’s quote of the week:
“Many people have forgotten the history of the country, why we are where we are, why the Constitution is written the way it is, and why it’s important to observe that. They have maybe not forgotten, but many never knew. That’s due to the politically correct history which is taught in the American education system and it’s leading us to wreckage.”

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Feb 4, 2017

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Postmodernism Circling the Drain

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Can fake news, alternative facts, and postmodern relative truths all exist simultaneously? Of course not. In this week’s boralogue, John shows that postmodernists for years have denied absolute truth but are now proclaiming the reality of alternative facts and fake news. Alternative facts could be flagged as lies but if truth is relative, who gets to determine what’s true? It’s a rickety narrative that threatens to torpedo the postmodernist ideal.

Why are we seeing postmodern thought take such a hit following Brexit and Trump’s election as President? David Ernst (www.thefederalist.com), Board Member of the Robertson Foundation for Government examines the contradictions and hypocrisy behind postmodern views and points out that the ideology is crumbling because people are not content swimming in a sea of relative truths.

Multiculturalism grows directly out of postmodern thought. We welcome back John Zmirak (www.stream.org), Senior Editor at The Stream who shows that secularism in Europe and multicultural ideologies around the world have been popular of late but Europeans and Americans are beginning to notice the bankruptcy behind the narrative.

For years, many people labeled as right wing extremists have embraced the prepper lifestyle, but now that Donald Trump has taken office, those on the left are following suit. Shane Kavanaugh (www.vocativ.com), West Coast Bureau Chief at Vocativ Magazine joins us to discuss various reactions to the impending so-called Trumpocalypse.

John’s quote of the week:
“Why is it that postmodernists don’t like strict constructionists (like Judge Neil Gorsuch)? Because they make confident assertions about what the Constitution says. Postmodernists want it to be a living breathing document so they can change it whenever they feel like it needs to be changed.”

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Jan 28, 2017

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Break the Narrative

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A half century ago, liberals espoused many ideals that today are found among conservatives. In this week’s boralogue, John shows how socialist progressives have successfully infiltrated the Democrat Party, allowing in part American values to shift far to the left. Their narrative is falling apart and in order to break it, liberals of old and conservatives of today need to speak out while there’s still time.

Politically correct narratives still run rampant on college campuses, stifling free speech and discouraging dissent. Robert Oscar Lopez (www.cogwatchpodcast.blogspot.com), Humanities Professor at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary describes his time at Cal State Northridge where, after learning of his conservative opinions, the powers that be on campus waged a sinister campaign against him. He had to choose between tenure and his faith.

Agendas exist in secondary education as well. Drew and Robin Patterson (www.massresistance.org), parents of a middle school girl in Denver, Colorado discuss how they discovered links to pornographic materials on their daughter’s online school account and how they are speaking out and standing up to a stubborn and resistant school system.

How did political correctness become so prevalent in academia and other areas of society? Essayist and former intelligence analyst Stella Morabito (www.stellamorabito.net) examines PC and consensus thinking and how it infects the mind through fear of rejection or of being considered a bigot or racist. In order to combat the Left’s PC think, we need to start having meaningful conversations and work toward breaking the narrative.

John’s quote of the week:
“We can’t have a discourse in this country about hard questions that need to be asked if the very definitions of political correctness put the hard questions outside of the realm of what can be asked and discussed.”

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Jan 21, 2017

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Patching Things Up

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A feeling of unease swept through the economic forum in Davos, Switzerland this week – populism is on the rise! In this week’s boralogue, John shows how the middle class is burdened from Keynesian economics, how we got to this point, and President Trump’s daunting task to try and patch things up. Brexit, the Italian referendum, and the Trump election are big indicators at how the world feels. The elites in Davos, though, continue to be surprised.

After a second boralogue on now-former president Obama’s failing Middle East policies, John welcomes back Bill Koenig (www.watch.org), Head of World Watch Daily who further analyzes both Obama’s anti-Israel legacy that began with his 2009 speech in Cairo and the media bias that helped perpetuate it.

Part of Obama’s 2009 speech included praising Islam and claiming that it helped to shape America. Samuel Gregg (www.acton.org), Research Director at the Acton Institute, looks at many examples of how Christianity, not Islam, helped to establish Western society, values, and institutions.

John’s quote of the week:
“Populists are tired of not being heard, shouted down or ridiculed when they speak. So for all you people in Davos, Switzerland, why is it that this all (Brexit, Trump, etc.) caught you by surprise? Let me tell you: You’re not listening, stupid!”

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Jan 14, 2017

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Legacy

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Middle East peace talks begin this weekend in Paris while neither Israel nor any Palestinian group has been invited. In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the history of the term Palestinian, who actually occupied the West Bank and Gaza before 1967, and the most likely outcome of the talks: a plan for a two-state solution. How will this affect the area’s future?

A bill was recently signed into law that would establish a government office to disseminate U.S. foreign policy and to combat fake news. In other words, we may soon have an official Ministry of Truth. We welcome back Alex Newman (www.thenewamerican.com), Correspondent for The New American, who points out that certain journalists could be labeled as illegitimate just for disagreeing with the government.

As we air our final show of the Obama administration era, we are taking a look at the president’s legacy. Fox News Strategic Analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (www.foxnews.com) examines the weakened status and poor morale in our military and what Trump can do to improve it. He also analyzes foreign policy issues concerning Russia, China, and Iran.

President Obama has touted his legacy as positive in nearly every respect, however the truth lies far below that. Jeffery Tucker (www.fee.org), Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education discusses the president’s poor handling of the economy, including implementing both Obamacare and oppressive business regulations.

Leftists have been operating from the Alinsky playbook for decades, but now President-elect Trump is using those same methods against them. Dr. Tome Borelli (www.conservativereview.com), Contributor at Conservative Review contrasts how Trump is using companies to lobby for tax reform versus how Obama used drug companies to lobby for Obamacare and bigger government.

John’s quote of the week:
“I’m sure people would like to see peace in the Middle East but you have to ask on what terms and at what cost. Given the current biases present in the United Nations against Israel, those are very sobering questions.”

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Jan 7, 2017

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Information Control

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Happy New Year! We begin 2017 with a look at the fake news phenomenon. In this week’s boralogue, John points out the hypocrisy of those who believe in relative truth but are outraged by fake news and shows how Martin Luther, the Renaissance, and the last 500 years have led to better access and control of information.

Dutch politician Geert Wilders was recently found guilty of violating his country’s hate speech laws. William Watkins (www.independent.org), Research Fellow at the Independence Institute, shows that hate speech laws are purposefully vague and references the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to show that it has happened in the U.S. before.

Will the Trump administration stick to its campaign promises in regards to education? Alex Newman (www.thenewamerican.com), Correspondent for The New American, looks at the need for education reform, including an overhaul of Common Core, and how Trump’s pick of Becky Devos for Education Secretary most likely means reform is out for now.

Will the United States be ready should an EMP destroy our electric grid. Bill Forstchen (www.onesecondafter.com), History Professor at Montreat College, discusses the threat of EMP, preparedness by not only individuals but also government, and his belief that the Trump administration will take the threat seriously.

Finally, is it worth trying to evangelize to people who are militantly atheist, especially on the internet? London-based Baptist Minister Mark Woods (www.christiantoday.com), advises that while trolls can discourage, there is always someone out there who gets the message. Time management and self-discipline are key elements when engaging others.

John’s quote of the week:
“The idea of the Christian humanists was that every human being has inherent dignity before God and being personally responsible before God for his or her conduct. That caused radical changes in western civilization; the idea of individual ability and individual responsibility.”

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