Jun 20, 2020

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Case Dismissed: Qualified Immunity

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What can we learn from the occupation of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle? In this week’s boralogue, John points out glaring contradictions with the new autonomous enclave, including their border wall, border guards with guns, and the need for an ID – all things leftists and this group has fought against for years. The reason these things work is because we have learned from history, but it’s the same history these folks want to tear down.

Has qualified immunity, created with good intentions, been abused like civil asset forfeiture? Mark Miller (www.pacificlegal.org), Senior Attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation, joins us to give the pros and cons of qualified immunity and discuss the balance between holding law enforcement accountable and allowing them to do their work without fear of being prosecuted.

John then wades into the issue of all lives mattering, showing that in order to claim that any life matters, there must be a moral foundation behind it.

Antifa has reared its ugly head during recent rioting and looting, but what is the history of this group? Kyle Shideler (www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org), Director for Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism at the Center for Security Policy, examines the background of Antifa, their tactics in hijacking a movement, and what their real aim is for this country.

Finally we welcome another attorney from Pacific Legal Foundation, Daniel Ortner (www.pacificlegal.org), who shows that allowing bureaucrats to determine what content is allowed online could lead to speech suppression, regardless of who is in power. People should be allowed to hear both sides of an issue and then decide for themselves what to believe.

 

06/20/2020 Case Dismissed: Qualified Immunity

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1 – Boralogue – Contradictions of Seattle’s New Enclave (1:43)
2 – Mark Miller – True History of Qualified Immunity & Subsequent Abuses (13:29)

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3 – Mark Miller – Examples of Government Abuses (26:23)
      John Loeffler – Consequences of Not Addressing Abuses (35:31)
4 – John Loeffler – Why All Lives Matter (38:54)
5 – Kyle Shideler – Background and Tactics of Antifa (51:48)
6 – John Loeffler – Housekeeping Issues (1:04:41)
      Daniel Ortner – First Amendment & Censorship Online (1:06:14)

      End of Show (1:18:03)

 

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Mar 3, 2018

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Ship of Fools: Part 2

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180009 03/03/2018

What can we learn from tragedies like the Florida shooting? The media will always play the same old gun control script, for one. In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the arguments made by gun control advocates and points out their logical fallacies. Doing the same failing thing each time won’t work. We need to change the moral foundation of society, not do away with guns.

In the wake of the FISA scandal as well as the missed red flags in Florida, what is happening to our intelligence community? Clare Lopez (www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org), Vice President for Research at the Center for Security Policy – and a former CIA agent – discusses the lack of proper training within intelligence agencies and the willful blindness due to a PC worldview.

Can an American town enact an ordinance that stifles religious freedom? Mike LeMay (www.standupforthetruth.com), General Manager of Q90 FM radio near Green Bay, recounts how the city of De Pere, Wisconsin has done just that, potentially requiring churches to engage in practices against their religious beliefs. He and others are filing a lawsuit to stop it.

We welcome Paul Van Noy (www.candlelight.org), Pastor at Candlelight Fellowship in northern Idaho, who recounts his trip to Thailand to visit Pastor X, touring the immigration detention centers, and seeing firsthand how donation moneys are being spent.

After analyzing comments from economist Lawrence Kotlikoff, who discusses the reality of social spending debt and offers a possible solution to the problem, John chats with Dr. Myles Schneider (www.mylesofhealth.com), a foot and ankle doctor in Virginia, about alternatives to Obamacare popping up in some states and healthy solutions to lower costs.

John’s quote of the week:
“Foolish people double down on bad arguments and they implement double the number of bad ideas in law, which of course do nothing to make future situations safer and oftentimes make them worse while tangling other people up in the law of unintended consequences. This is called putting lipstick on a pig.

In this week’s Section 6, John and Producer Steve discuss the lead up to the school shooting in Florida. John then goes on to look at news from the Middle East including the U.S. and Israel on one side and Iran and Syria on the other. Some schools in the Middle East are teaching students to hate and become martyrs. John asks the hard questions no one else seems to want to pose.

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Jan 14, 2012

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The Media’s Pitching Deck of Conflicting Standards

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120002 01/14/2012

It’s time to revisit the National Defense Authorization Act, which allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens without due process or respect for habeas corpus. This is a provision that must be repealed as soon as possible or simply declared unconstitutional. Jim Babka from www.downsizedc.org joins us.

Mid-show John reports a number of significant news stories unfolding this week.

Then we’re on to issues of free speech with a look at the growing effort to penalize criticism of Islam by preventing a definition of the relationship between Islam and terrorism. Former CIA officer Claire Lopez at the Center for Security Policy (www.csp.org) guests on the program.

John’s boralogue frames the show for today with a breakdown of how the media’s constant double standard woks, including rule changes when circumstances don’t suit them.

 

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