Is It Really that Bad?
The leftist US media are doing their best to paint President Bush’s
war in Iraq as another Vietnam quagmire, although it’s getting
harder to do so. Observers on the ground report a vastly different
situation from the media portrayals. Dr. Anis Shorrosh is our guest.
As a Nazareth-born Arab, fluent in Arabic, and a Baptist
evangelist, Dr. Shorrosh is author of the book “Islam Revealed.”
(www.islam-in-focus.com) He travels the globe debating the Bible
vs. the Koran with Muslims. His life has been threatened on
several occasions and at least one assassination attempt occurred.
Having just returned from Baghdad and Tikrit in Iraq, Dr.
Shorrosh’s background and perspective are unique among the
politically correct polarizations the media normally portray.
A recent poll demonstrated that only 4% of Christians actually understand a
Christian worldview. Moreover Christians as a group demonstrate woeful ignorance
of their own history. Dr. Ted Byfield of the Christian History Project (www.christianhistoryproject.com)
seeks to remedy that problem.
Craig Smith (www.swissamerica.com)
is alarmed at provisions in House Bill HR2417 that sneaked through Congress
and allows widespread snooping on your financial information with no judicial
Then we go prophetic with Sal Smario (www.prophecyofdaniel.com)
and ask whether or not the interpretation of Europe as the 10-nation confederation
is wrong and perhaps there’s another possibility no one has been looking at.
John’s boralogue says, “We caught Saddam. So what?”
Despite decades of intense persecution, Christianity is growing
dramatically at a rate that can’t be controlled by the communist
government. This is changing the social and political fabric of
China. Former Time Magazine Beijing Bureau Chief, David Aikman,
When former Secretary of the Treasury, Paul O’Neill, came into
office, he commissioned two economists to find out if the nation
could pay its future liabilities. The resulting study was so
shocking the Bush administration spiked it and O’Neill was fired.
Why? There is an impossible $44 trillion abyss between the
government’s income and its unfunded liabilities, which grows by more than $1.5 trillion a year. No politician wants to handle this short-fused
time bomb, which will explode when the baby boomers retire
in less than five years. Economist Larry Kotlikoff of Boston
University is crying “foul” and says Americans need to know what
the real financial condition of the government is, especially as regards retirement and Medicare. John does an analysis of the Geneva Accord and the latest proposals
for peace in the Middle East.
With the much-publicized threat of terrorists penetrating the
country’s defenses, why is it the US can’t control its borders?
Perhaps corruption inside U.S. Customs is so bad that there is a
vested interest in not getting the borders under control. Former
senior customs inspector, John Carman, (www.customscorruption.com)
details the threat to national security that lax border controls
John’s boralogue asks why liberals are whining about
the Bush administration’s policies on civil rights, when liberal
policies of the last thirty years laid the groundwork for the
current administration to do what it does.
How Liberals Paved the Way for the Ashcroft Civil Rights Assault
by John Loeffler, Steel on Steel
(c) 2003 All Rights Reserved
December 2, 2003
This week’s letter from the ACLU appeared in the business mail, alarmed at the assault Attorney General John Ashcroft is waging on civil rights and hinting that if I kick some money into the pot they could prosecute an effective defense to this clear and present danger. Sigh. Give ‘em enough time and they’ll eventually catch on, sort of.
Strange times do indeed make for strange bedfellows and while I have consistently attributed credit to liberals for clearly identifying the current civil rights crisis, my liberal friends just don’t seem to understand that their policies of the last three decades carefully laid the groundwork for such a situation to arise.
Three decades ago liberalism went off the rails, embraced a philosophy of relative, constantly-changing values as it morphed into an eclectic party of self-contradicting special interests. And so it’s always amusing when liberals talk about the “rule of law,” because the core belief of most liberals is that no values (or laws) are absolute and no one should push their values on anyone else unless of course they’re liberal values (a party of contradictions
Indeed, liberals have always preached the rule of law when in power but when forced to abide by laws they themselves find unpalatable, they consistently find some way to torture laws and the judiciary into getting around it or simply assume a glassy transcendent look and say, “oh but we have a higher moral purpose and are not obliged to obey immoral laws.” Heaven forbid one of their conservative adversaries should ever say such a thing, such as Judge Roy Moore.
So in complaining about the civil rights abuses of the current administration, consider dear liberal that when you bludgeoned the Second Amendment to death by creating so many laws and regulations it is difficult to exercise the right to bear arms, you proved that a right enshrined in the Bill of Rights could be destroyed without actually repealing it. Thus you opened the door for other amendments to suffer a similar fate. So stop complaining about violations of freedom of speech, or habeas corpus, or speedy trial, or privacy, etc. You made it all possible to legislate them out of existence.
When you ignored the Tenth Amendment and systematically forged a bloated, sprawling, out-of-control government to manage virtually everything in our lives in the name of helping the little guy or the environment, you made it possible for that same government to snoop on everything we are, control everything we do and take everything we own to do it. So stop complaining when that government invades your life.
When you seated activist judges in the courts, who cavalierly ignored laws that existed and contrived laws where there were none just to forward liberal agendas, you made it possible for successive judges of other philosophical persuasions to do the same thing, while ignoring your rights and rationalizing their way around legal protections, especially those protecting you. So stop complaining about rights violations.
When you said it was acceptable for President Clinton to commit perjury, you simultaneously gave consent for President Bush to lie about the war in Iraq. So stop complaining if he did it.
When liberals taught school children that the Constitution was the product “of long-dead white slave owners,” you laid the foundation for its unimportance and abolition in the minds of youth. So stop complaining when someone else doesn’t want to honor your rights written down by those very same long-dead racist slave owners.
When you said the Constitution was a “living breathing document,” you destroyed the foundation that it means what it says and enabled successive administrations to ignore it. So stop complaining when it doesn’t live and breathe the way you want it to. You created that monster in the first place.
When you ignored the Fourth Amendment and created civil forfeiture laws in the name of the War on Drugs, which created a stream of free booty for government agencies while doing little to stop the drug flow, you made it possible for your property to be seized for any frivolous reason. So stop complaining when they take your possessions on being accused as an enemy of the state.
When you inverted the first amendment from freedom of religion to freedom from religion, you forgot that freedom of speech is part of the same amendment. So stop complaining when someone inverts your right to express yourself.
When you created so many laws, regulations, fines and penalties, you made it possible for all of us to be guilty when we have to be, for dissenters and whistleblowers to be harassed by an inhuman machine with endless resources to do so. So stop complaining when these laws and regulations backfire and devour you and they are chewing up liberals as well. Did you think this machine would only eat conservatives?
When President Clinton said it was wrong to criticize our government, by agreeing to this outrageous statement or failing to object, you lost the right to criticize our government’s actions in Iraq or anywhere else for that matter. So stop complaining about what they’re doing.
When President Clinton illegally used 800 FBI files to get “dirt” on his enemies, you gave consent for conservative presidents to do the same to you. So stop complaining when government invades your privacy.
When liberal-controlled colleges actively suppressed the free speech rights of conservatives and libertarians on college campuses in the name of tolerance and diversity, which was neither tolerant nor diverse from anything that didn’t agree with it, you set the stage for people to ignore your free speech rights. So stop complaining when they tell you to shut up.
I have consistently argued to both liberals and conservatives that we must have a level playing field in civil rights and that the Constitution must be strictly constructed in this area. Otherwise everyone’s rights are endangered because they can simply be defined away as the current political need requires.
Unfortunately this concept of a level field and strict constructionism is a particularly hard sell to liberals with a philosophically incoherent belief system, comprised of floating, non-absolute, frequently-contradicting values that can be morphed into getting what they want at any given moment to satisfy any political agenda.
Thus, my liberal friends, if you are upset by the current administration, you must realize you set the stage for the current problem by torturing and ignoring law until you got what you wanted. It was a monster you promised could be kept under control but you failed do it. So stop complaining if John Ashcroft and George Bush want to play with the monster for a while. When it’s tired of playing with them, it will eat us all alive in the end anyway.Read More
Thanksgiving week is traditionally one of the slowest news weeks in the year. Nevertheless, this weekend’s program moves rapidly through a series of topics.
John’s boralogue covers a “prophetic” book written 50 years ago. Congress wants drug prescription benefits but everyone ignores the fact that Medicare and Social Security are bankrupt. What is the real face of Islam and why did the European Union spike an report on Anti-Semitism in Europe?
Finally how is the war on terror going and why are more controls
being put on American citizens? P.S. Don’t forget to queue up to have your chip injected. It’s being touted as the cure for losing your ATM card. Hmmm….where have we heard about this before?
You’ve got questions? We do too.
Demoralization sets in among coalition forces in Iraq, which can’t understand why they aren’t permitted to do their jobs but suffer micromanagement undermining their publicly-stated purpose. Surprise! It’s the consensus process in action with a different end-goal than the dedicated men and women of the coalition suspect.
Meanwhile, media blackout: Europe’s Foreign Minister Javier Solana has announced the US will turn its forces over to an international coalition shortly but nothing was reported in the US media. Today we’ll go to the cutting edge with SOS regulars Dr. Dennis Cuddy and Constance Cumbey.
John’s boralogue looks at the contradictions between
Martin Luther King and Judge Roy Moore.
Both liberals and conservatives think the "problem" is the opposite
party. What neither side realizes is that the Neo-cons have conned them into
fighting each other as the ship of state is steered into their worst nightmare.
There’s an unsuspected third destination on the horizon. Dr. Stan Monteith of
Radio Liberty (www.radioliberty.com)
joins John for some musing about where this is all going.
Well horrors, there was another scandal on Wall Street (yawn). Who could have
imagined? (Hint: anyone who was watching). Steve Selengut (Brainwashing of the
American Investor — www.sancoservices.com)
does a post mortem on the mutual fund debacle. Keep in mind we are in for hit
after hit and scandal after scandal as the financial world deteriorates. Wait
until derivatives unravel.
John’s boralogue deals with church growth programs and the inability of American
Christians to think critically due to the prevalence of dialectical thought
in the culture.
There is a disturbing trend among revisionist historians to deny the evils
committed under communism or when undeniable to defend them. Harvey Klehr, co-author
of In Denial, Historians, Communism and Espionage guests. Speaking of trends,
a November Spectator magazine article says it’s becoming trendy to question
Darwinism. Recently 50 scientists met in Texas to examine the increasing problems
with the Darwinist model. Dt. Steven Meyer of the Discover Institute (www.discover.org)
in Seattle guests. John’s boralogue examines the fact versus fantasy in public
policy that caused the southern California wildfires.
The US Dollar is facing heavy challenge from four newcomers: the
Euro, the Chinese Yuan, a Russian ruble backed by gold, and the
Islamic gold Dinar, all of which threaten to devalue the dollar.
Our new colored twenty dollar bills (brought out early and backed
by an unprecedented PR campaign) could be a forerunner of a two-
tier currency designed to lock old dollars offshore as the value of
the dollar falls. Craig Smith from Swiss America
Security at the national laboratories is a virtual sieve, which threatens
national security. So why did Los Alamos re-hire the head of security they fired
months ago? Steve Doran guests.
Finally, Carl Teichcrib examines an upcoming meeting in Mexico
designed to further the economic unification of Mexico, the United
States and Canada.
Do you believe your religious faith is better than other faiths? According
to the new definitions of mental health, you’re mentally ill. As a matter of
fact, anyone who believes anything too much, especially if it’s not PC, is a
mentally-ill extremist. We’re dedicating the program to examining the rapidly
changing definitions of mental health. This isn’t idle speculation. The new
definitions are flooding through public institutions from politics, to schools
to the job place and being foisted on those in them. Berit Kjos (www.crossroad.to)
Busy today. First we examine eminent domain abuse running rampant around the
country where governments are seizing property and giving it to other private
parties. Attorney Bert Gall from the Institute for Justice (www.ij.org)
is on deck for that.
The Russians have rejected the Kyoto treaty but does that mean it’s dead? Dr.
Fred Singer of the Science and Environmental Policy Project (www.sepp.org)
says no. Expect the Son of Kyoto because too many jobs are tied up keeping the
myth of global warming alive. Finally New York Post reporter examines the life
and death of FBI terrorism expert John O’Neill.
John’s boralogue today examines the uncceptable statement that people "don’t
have any choice" when confronted with immoral laws. He also examines the
fact that universities are not centers of intolerance: dissenting students and
professors need not apply.