Nov 22, 2014

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Don`t Bank On It

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140047 11/22/2014 Don`t Bank On It

In the boralogue this week, John tackles the Middle East, showing that a religious storm is gathering on the horizon. Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Iran are all factors in a troubling complex equation whose common denominator is Islam.

Switching gears, Craig R. Smith (www.swissamerica.com and www.dontbankonitbook.com), Chairman of Swiss America Trading Corporation and author of the new book Don’t Bank On It!, joins the show to discuss banks’ ownership of your money and how to diversify your funds to avoid the coming banking crisis.

Next, Kathy Fettke (www.realwealthnetwork.com), CEO and Co-Founder of Real Wealth Network, speaks with John about the challenges of qualifying for a home loan, accumulating student loan debt, and where the wealth market is going in the next several months.

Michael Connelly, (michaelconnelly.jigsy.com and www.usjf.net), constitutional attorney and Executive Director of the U.S. Justice Foundation, continues his analysis of the U.S. Constitution this week by examining amendment numbers 22 and 23. Since amendment 21 was a repeal of the 18th amendment and therefore has no other explanation, we are skipping that one.

We then transition to Susie Pierce (www.hslda.org), a West Virginia mother of three and member of the Richie County Home Educators cooperative, who reviews how the local school board members are waging a phone campaign to home school parents, trying to convince them to re-enroll their children in public school. Motive – well, money, of course.

Finally, Joe Baker (www.savethestorks.com), Founder and President of Save the Storks, addresses his organization’s growth over the past year as they reach as many women as possible with the truth about life and abortion.

To our paid subscribers, we continue our weekly intelligence new briefing, Section 6, where John comments on several stories making news around the world.

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Nov 15, 2014

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Behind the Scenes

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140046 11/15/2014 Behind the Scenes

John’s boralogue begins this week’s show with a look at why Washington never seems to change, regardless of who we vote into power, and why reform is harder to find than a simple IRS tax code. When reform is truly needed, you can’t get the status quo gears to change to solve the problem.

With the upcoming anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, John welcomes to the show Judyth Vary Baker (www.jfkconference.com), author of the new book David Ferrie. She reveals first-hand accounts of behind-the-scenes plots in 1963, involving some of the key players in the assassination, including a character not often mentioned, David Ferrie.

Then Arina Grossu (www.frc.org), Director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, examines abortion coverage in the Affordable Care Act, how there is very little to no options for those who are pro-life, and how even if you don’t plan to have an abortion, you are still paying for those that do.

We finish off the show with our weekly look at the amendments to the U.S. Constitution with Michael Connelly, (michaelconnelly.jigsy.com and www.usjf.net), constitutional attorney and Executive Director of the U.S. Justice Foundation. He will analyze amendment numbers 19 and 20.

To our paid subscribers, we continue the Section 6 podcast, our weekly intelligence new briefing, where John comments on several stories making news around the world.

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Nov 8, 2014

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Contradictions

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140045 11/08/2014 Contradictions

Kicking off the show this week, John explains in his boralogue how some laws in this country contradict with others and when that happens, which ones should we choose? When our rights are at stake, it’s up to us to stand up and speak out. Rosa Parks is referenced as a perfect example.

John then examines the pope’s announcement that evolution along with the big bang theory do not compete with faith. He lays it all out on the table: the differences between Catholics and Protestants; the evolution of Catholic doctrine; and how science uses logic and reason to come up with what turns out to be unprovable assumptions.

Jay Seegert (www.cecwisc.org), Co-Founder and speaker for the Creation Education Center, joins the show and discusses the authority of the scriptures for the creation of the world and the true origin of man. He also explores the implications of Pope Francis’s recent comments on evolution.

Michael Connelly (michaelconnelly.jigsy.com and www.usjf.net), constitutional attorney and Executive Director of the U.S. Justice Foundation, resumes his evaluation of Constitutional amendments by analyzing numbers 17 and 18.

Finally, Allan Wall (www.allanwall.info), Spanish teacher and former resident of Mexico, speaks about the tragedy that befell college students in Iguala, Mexico, in September, 2014, as well as the current state of affairs in the country.

We continue John’s latest addition to the program, affectionately called “Section 6,” where he comments on several stories making news around the world.

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Nov 1, 2014

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State vs. Church vs. Marriage

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140044 11/01/2014 State vs. Church vs. Marriage

John is back from the Strategic Perspectives Conference which brings about the return of the boralogue. This week John brings up the age-old question atheists ask about how a benevolent God could allow bad things to happen. It revolves around the definition of “good” and “bad” and what authority is used for that. In answering this question, he provides a brief history of God’s plan through Jesus Christ, who overcame a world full of evil, and recalls the tragic story of the Spaffords, and their well-known hymn It is Well.

Civil forfeiture abuse is back on the table, this time in major publications such as the Washington Post and Forbes magazine. It only took 20 years! After a brief review of this issue, John welcomes his first guest, Philip Hamburger (www.law.columbia.edu), Professor at Columbia University Law School, and author of the book Is Administrative Law Unlawful. It seems Congress is becoming more and more irrelevant as the administrative branch is making law on its own.

Back this week, Michael Connelly (michaelconnelly.jigsy.com and www.usjf.net), constitutional attorney and Executive Director of the U.S. Justice Foundation, continues his analysis of the U.S. Constitution by examining amendment numbers 15 and 16.

John then interviews Avi Lipkin (www.vicmord.com), author of Is Fanatic Islam a Global Threat, about the relations between Israel, Palestine, and Iran, and the role of United States foreign policy in the Middle East.

Think state and church collisions over marriage are bad now? What about in the 19th Century? Leslie Harris (www.baylorpress.com) is Associate Professor of Communications at the University of Wisconsin, and author of the new book, State of the Marital Union. She addresses marriage controversies from the 1800s and how marriage is used a metric of public morality.

We are launching a brand new series today featuring an extended segment where John comments on several stories making news around the world. Also, remember to join us on Facebook at Praying for Persecuted Christians for the latest stories of persecuted Christians around the world.

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Oct 25, 2014

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Big Trouble in Little Chapel

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140043 10/25/2014 Big Trouble in Little Chapel

We will skip the boralogue this week as John is busy preparing to speak this weekend at the Strategic Perspectives Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

The program begins with our continuing series on the Amendments to the United States Constitution. Michael Connelly (michaelconnelly.jigsy.com and www.usjf.net), constitutional attorney and Executive Director of the U.S. Justice Foundation, will analyze amendments number 13 and 14.

We then transition to the topic of Eugenio Pacelli, or as he’s better known in history, Pope Pius XII, the pope during WWII. Francisco Gil-White (www.hirhome.com), Anthropology Professor at the Autonomous Institute of Technology in Mexico City, and Ron Rychlak (www.pius-xii.com), Law Professor at the University of Mississippi, participate in a roundtable debate about Pope Pius XII and the Catholic Church’s position on the Holocaust as well as its relevance to today.

Finally, the show closes with a discussion about religious freedom and same-sex marriage. Jeremy Tedesco (www.alliancedefendingfreedom.org), Senior Legal Counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, discusses how one ministry couple in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, could face stiff penalties from the city if they adhere to their Christian convictions and refuse to perform same-sex weddings at the local chapel they operate.

As a post script, John provides an update on the death sentence blasphemy case of Pakistani Christian mother Asia Bibi, currently in prison in Lahore.

 

 

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Oct 18, 2014

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Houston, We Have a Problem.

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140042 10/18/2014 Houston, We Have a Problem.

John’s boralogue leads off today’s program by revealing the danger that free speech finds itself in today. He shows that the same people who espoused the right of free speech on campuses in the 1960s are the same people who are trying to quash the free speech rights of students at today’s colleges.

That will lead us to our first guest, Pastor Greg Young (www.pastorgregyoung.org), host of the radio show “Chosen Generations,” who discusses the decision of Houston’s mayor to subpoena any sermon notes or correspondences of local pastors who speak on the issue of homosexuality and the church.

We then close out our thread on the geopolitical relationship between Russia and China with Andrew Kuchins (csis.org/expert/andrew-c-kuchins), Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at CSIS, who speaks about the recent gas deal between the two countries as well as the shift of the world’s economic balance of power to the East.

Back by popular demand, Michael Connelly (michaelconnelly.jigsy.com/), Constitutional attorney and Executive Director of the U.S. Justice Foundation, goes beyond the Bill of Rights to begin examining the rest of the Constitutional amendments. Today’s topic: Amendment numbers 11 and 12.

Finally, we will speak with Georges Houssney (www.engagingislam.org), Founder and Director of Horizons International and author of the book, “Engaging Islam.” He examines the history of Christian-Muslim relations, and how Christians are called to engage them in love and speak to them about Jesus.

 

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Oct 11, 2014

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Balance of Power in the Western Pacific: U.S. or China?

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140041 10/10/2014 Balance of Power in the Western Pacific: U.S. or China?

After a one-week hiatus, the boralogue is back! This week John explores the Catholic Church’s stance on many polarizing issues, how proponents on both sides of these issues are responding, and the delicate tightrope that Pope Francis is walking in a balance between position and relationship.

We then continue our thread on the geopolitical paradigm shifts occurring right now in Asia. Robert Haddick (www.socom.mil) is a special contractor with U.S. Special Operations Command and author of the new book, Fire on the Water. He joins us to discuss Chinese economic expansion and the increase in their military capabilities.

Next we pick up the issue of book-banning in libraries after one California school removed all books with a Christian message from their shelves. Brad Dacus with the Pacific Justice Institute (www.pacificjustice.org) rejoins the program to examine the constitutionality of this case.

Finally, we ask whether or not touch democracies can survive. We’ll delve into that and the democracy, tyranny, and the rights of the people in an interesting conversation with Rev. James Schall, S.J., (www.thecatholicthing.org & faculty.georgetown.edu/schallj), a Jesuit priest and Professor Emeritus in Political Science at Georgetown University.

 

 

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Oct 4, 2014

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Replacement Theology and Modern Antisemitism

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140040 10/04/2014 Replacement Theology and Modern Antisemitism

Much to do so we’ll skip the boralogue today.

With the issue of Ebola on everyone’s mind, the subject of emergency preparedness in a time of pandemic is important to revisit briefly. Dr. Paul Williams, M.D., (www.whenallplansfail.com), author of the emergency preparedness series, When All Plans Fail, joins us to talk about what we can do.

Then we’ll pick up a thread of church history by examining the historic roots of replacement theology in the ancient church, how it has flowed to modern times, and left havoc in its wake. Dr. Daniel Juster (www.tikkunministries.org) premiers on the program from Jerusalem.

Listeners have asked how to solve the dilemma of supporting freedom of religion but at the same time recognizing the possibility that some form of stealth jihad is underway in Europe and the U.S. We’ll address that as Dr. Mark Christian, M.D, (globalfaithinstitute.org) is our next guest.

Finally, there’s a new highly-rated Ken Burns documentary on PBS about the Roosevelts, both Teddy and Franklin. Unfortunately, despite being a quality production, the documentary repeats some of the myths about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration and its effects on the Great Depression. Stephen Moore from the Heritage Foundation (www.heritage.org) joins us to set some records straight.

 

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Sep 27, 2014

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The Russia-China Axis

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140039 09/27/2014 The Russia-China Axis

John’s boralogue kicks off today’s show by tying together listener comments about two different but related subjects from previous shows: the necessity of understanding church history and how replacement theology from the fourth century led to the modern form of anti-Semitism and persecution of the Jewish people, even having its effect on anti-Israelis in mainline Christian denominations.

Then we’ll move to constitutional issues and the case of a Christian Tulsa police officer who was punished for raising objections about forced Islamic proselytizing at a Muslim mosque as part of the department’s public relations program. Robert Muise from the American Freedom Law Center (www.americanfreedomlawcenter.org) is a constitutional attorney handling the civil rights case of Police Captain Paul Fields.

Then onto the last in a series of weekly visits by constitutional attorney Michael Connelly from the United States Justice Foundation (www.usjf.net). This week we’ll focus on the 9th and 10th Amendments to the Bill of Rights.

Finally we’ll continue the thread we began last week examining the new geopolitical paradigm changes and growing international tensions. Melik Kaylan (Twitter: @melkaylan) is co-author of The Russia-China Axis: The New Cold War and America’s Crisis of Leadership.

 

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Sep 20, 2014

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China and the New Global Paradigm – Part1

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140038 09/20/2014 China and the New Global Paradigm – Part1

John’s boralogue maps out the borders and details of the new emerging global paradigm, setting it in contrast to those early on “world orders” through which we have already passed.

Senator Ted Cruz created a row when speaking at an “In Defense of Christians” conference last week, targeting support for persecuted Christians in the Middle East. The senator made his statement that Israel is the Christian’s greatest friend in that part of the world, for which he was booed. Why that happened can be understood by examining the organization sponsoring this conference. Dexter van Zile (www.camera.org) from the committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting joins the program.

Next we’ll open a new thread on the global goals of China and Russia. Both countries along with the United States and European Union find themselves on a monetary time clock, allowing only a limited window of opportunity for doing whatever it is they intend to do. Gordon Chang (www.gordonchang.com) writes for Forbes and other publications. First question: Will Hong Kong survive as a Switzerland of the Far East?

Then on to the weekly visit with constitutional attorney Michael Connelly (www.usjf.net) from the United States Justice Foundation. This week’s subject is the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

Finally, ideas do have consequences. Evolutionists like to dodge the ultimate moral and philosophical implications raised by Darwinism when it comes to human rights. Both World Wars I and II were driven by Social Darwinistic ideas of inferior races. Dr. Richard Weikart, Ph.D., is a fellow at the Discovery Institute and professor of history at California State University Stanislaus.

 

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Sep 13, 2014 | Member Only

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Disorienting College Students During Orientation

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140037 09/13/2014 Disorienting College Students During Orientation

We’ve often said that political correctness is killing us and it is. Recall that PC doesn’t care whether something is true or not; it just tests to see if what is being said or done matches PC orthodoxy. John’s boralogue details how political correctness in Great Britain allowed the rapes of 1,400 young women to go unstopped for over a decade. It’s a major scandal in that country but our media have ignored it.

Speaking of political correctness, with fall “falling” on the nation again, new students are flooding onto college campuses, where orientation sessions should actually be designated indoctrination courses. Jennifer Kabbany from (www.thecollegefix.com) debuts to describe some of the nonsense roaring around colleges today.

Then Mark Nestmann (www.assetprotection2014.com) explains how U.S. FACTA laws which went into effect on July 1, 2014, are seriously crippling the ability of U.S. citizens to live or work abroad. We’re the only country in the world to impose this kind of onerous regulation on foreign banks.

Constitutional attorney Michael Connelly from the United States Justice Foundation (www.usjf.net) provides his weekly commentary on the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, focusing on Amendment #7 this week.

As the Internal Revenue Service continues to “lose” more emails related to a scandal where it allegedly targeted conservative organizations to harass them, it seems an even greater scandal has been underway in Wisconsin, where prosecutors are accused of trumping up charges against conservative politicians in order to defame them and defeat them in elections. Professor William Jacobson is a law professor at Cornell University and publisher of The Legal Insurrection blog.

Finally we’ll shift gears. Oftentimes Christians and pastors say very silly things when discussing theological issues because they are ignorant of church history and the decisions of previous generations. We’ll have an interesting conversation with church history professor Dr. Robert Rea, Ph.D., about this subject as he delineates themes from his new book, Why Church History Matters – An Invitation to Love and Learn from Our Past.

 

 

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Sep 6, 2014

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The New-Old Antisemitism in France and Europe

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140036 09/06/2014 The New-Old Antisemitism in France and Europe

We’re back from vacation. Hope your summer went well (winter for those in the southern hemisphere.)

John’s boralogue analyzes some characteristics of the global paradigm shift through which we’re passing right and then explains how President Obama’s actions in geopolitics are consistent with his background as a community organizer.

We’ve discussed collapsing narratives a lot. Rising antisemitism in Europe is at the crux of several bankrupt narratives: Islam is a religion of peace, Europe shed the antisemitism of World War II and the biggest social problem in Europe is Islamophobia. Michel Gurfinkiel (www.michelgurfinkiel.com) from the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute in Paris premiers to explain how the new antisemitism is a dangerous mix of the old right, the new left and Islamic immigrant hatred of Jews and Israel.

Since 9-11 it seems to be common for government agencies to justify end-running liberty protections in the constitution by saying we need to do it for national security. The real question is rising as to whether some agencies are so cloaked in secrecy now that they are poised to go rogue, running out of control and oversight. Dr. Ivan Eland, Ph.D., from the Independent Institute (www.independent.org) returns for a conversation on this important issue.

Finally, the Ebola epidemic in Africa is worse than many think with shortages of supplies and medicines. Emergency preparedness guru and medical missionary Dr. Paul Williams, M.D., (www.whenallplansfail.com) from the International Healthcare Network rejoins the program for a requesting to listeners to consider helping him get supplies to where they’re needed.

 

 

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