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Too big to jail

Too big to jail

If it wasn’t clear before, the rule of law is dead in this country. Oh, there are still laws, and you can still be arrested for them, but if you’re part of the political elite, they just don’t apply to you anymore. And there are so many of them, and they are so complex, that you probably break the law many times a day without even noticing it.

“I have nothing to hide”, you might say, and it may be true. But if someone wants to find something, they easily can. But, depending on who you are, it doesn’t matter if they find something; they can shout your guilt to the world, but you will not pay the price.

Yes, this is something of a downer episode, but it needs to be said.

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Quote / CounterQuote

The Federalist No. 62

FBI boss Comey’s 7 most damning lines on Clinton

Comey challenges truthfulness of Clinton’s email defenses

Clinton Is Above The Law, So The Law Is Dead (Matt Walsh)

Here Are 35 Email Lies Hillary Is Still Telling On Her Campaign Website

“A Republic, if You Can Keep It”

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Out from under the thumb

Out from under the thumb

I’ve been on vacation for a few weeks, and one of the things that happened in my absence is that the British voted to leave the European Union. It was a historic vote, and its effects will be felt for quite some time, but in essence it was a victory for small(er) government over yet another layer of massive, unthinking bureaucracy. I’ll explain why.

And I’ll touch on a few of the other events of the recent past, as well.

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TheReligionOfPeace.com

At least 4 killed in suicide blast near one of Islam’s holiest sites in Medina

From Orlando to Bangladesh, A Blood-Soaked Ramadan

‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, Firearms Licensing Did Not Stop Terrorist with AK-47 in Istanbul Airport

What Brexit IS and IS NOT About

Media Pushes ‘Ban’ On Old People Voting After Brexit

EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration

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"We can fight for ourselves, thank you."

“We can fight for ourselves, thank you.”

If ObamaCare is trying to emulate the European style of health care, perhaps we should look at those systems to see how well they’re doing in providing quality health care. It’s easy to give access to it, but how good is it?

And it may be that the controversy over the Washington Redskins football team name might be going out with a whimper. That is, if the Social Justice Warriors fighting for the cause will listen to those whom they are ostensibly fighting for. (But hold not thy breath.)

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NHS: UK now has one of the worst healthcare systems in the developed world, according to OECD report

Poll: Native Americans’ attitudes toward the Washington Redskins team name

I’m dropping my protest of Washington’s football team name

Activists criticize recent poll on offensiveness of Redskins’ name

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Can we get out from under our debt?

Can we get out from under our debt?

Sure, the US has a lot of debt, but if we really worked at it, paying it off a little at a time, couldn’t we pay it off and be debt-free, avoiding a Dave Ramsey intervention? Actually, the answer is, “No”. It is mathematically impossible, given the size of the debt, how much money there is in the country, and how we can’t possibly get the budget under control. Confused? You won’t be after listening to this episode.

And charter school; we know what the political parties think of them, but what do parents think? Actually, they love them, or they want them. And if you’re Hispanic, Black, or poor, you really want them. Find out in this episode just how badly they want them.

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It Is Mathematically Impossible To Pay Off All Of Our Debt

What are parents thinking about charter schools?

Charters Score in Cities

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What causes the high cost of college?

What causes the high cost of college?

In a new segment called “Reconsider This”, I’m revisiting the Flint, Michigan water crisis. There have been some good developments regarding accountability over this. While journalists are obsessing over the sole Republican in the chain of command (the governor), others are getting charged or at least looked at, including the Obama administration EPA.

Why is college tuition so high? The colleges would say that funding for grants and loans have been “cut” (even though government spending on education grants have skyrocketed). No, they real reason has more to do with colleges gaming the government-money system.

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Criminal charges today in Flint water crisis

‘There will be more to come,’ attorney general vows after criminal charges filed in Flint water crisis

Lawyers file $220 million damage claim against EPA in Flint water crisis

The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much

Evan Sayet

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What are the implications?

What are the implications?

The Georgia State Legislature passed something of a Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the latest session of the  General Assembly. Now, in spite of what you may have heard in the news, or in press releases from critics, this bill was quite modest. Nonetheless, the cry of “Discrimination!” went up from the hallowed halls of the state capitol in Atlanta.

Why all the hoopla over the Georgia bill? It certainly is not, as I will demonstrate, a discriminatory piece of legislation, nothing like the LGBT groups said it was. The threatened boycotts don’t demonstrate any sort of closely-held principles of the corporations that said they would leave. The entire opposition to the bill was based on lies and misinformation. What was the point?

Listen in and find out what I think was happening.

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Nathan Deal vetoes Georgia’s ‘religious liberty’ bill

Strict Scrutiny [TheFreeDictionary.com]

Georgia 2015-2016 Regular Session – HB 757

Disney Demands Georgia Let Go of Religious Freedom

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Choose wisely

Choose wisely

In this episode, I’m thrilled and honored to be interviewing Erick Erickson, conservative blogger, radio talk show host, and author of the book “You Will Be Made to Care: The war on faith, family, and your freedom to believe”. I talk with him about the book and the loss of religious liberty we’re seeing in the US, about who this affects, what the underlying cause is, and where the solution starts.

Questions include:

  • Does this just affect people on the Right? Don’t most people believe in religious liberty?
  • What is the core problem that is causing this erosion of religious liberty? Is it primarily a political issue, or not?
  • Would Jesus bake a cake for a same-sex wedding? Shouldn’t Christians?
  • If the courts can take away our freedom with just 5 votes, how do we reclaim control of our freedom?

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The Resurgent

The Erick Erickson Show on WSB radio, Atlanta, GA

Buy “You Will Be Made to Care”

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The Blame Game is on tap

The Blame Game is on tap

When the problem with the Flint, Michigan drinking water was discovered, the blame game got started. It is fair to just blame on person for all of this, or are there others who need to be held accountable? And isn’t it interesting that political party seems to play a role in deciding who to blame?

Caitlyn Jenner is getting a lot of “flak” for coming out, but coming out as what and getting flak from whom might surprise you. I come to Jenner’s defense in this episode.

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Flint Is Not a Republican Scandal

List of mayors of Flint, Michigan

Darnell Earley

Flint City Council Members

Flint, Michigan City, Elects 2 Felons To City Council, Including A Convicted Murderer

Caitlyn Jenner: I get more ‘flak’ for being a Republican than being a transgender woman

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youwill_300x300There’s a woman in Norway who insists she’s a cat trapped in a woman’s body. She purrs, meows, hisses at dogs, and insists that she has better hearing than humans. But though she makes those claims, and has the cat ears and tail she wears, is she silly or serious? But here’s the rub; if Caitlyn Jenner is a woman, why isn’t this woman a cat?

Religious liberty is being eroded in this country, and if that goes, how much of the rest of the Bill of Rights is really secure? Talk show host Erick Erickson makes the case in his new book, “You Will Be Made to Care”. If you pre-order, you will get access to many other books, as well as interviews with people who have felt that erosion of religious liberty personally. In this episode, I excerpt one of those interviews with former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran. He had the audacity to publish a book that included his Christian beliefs, and for doing so, he was fired. The full 30-minute interview can be heard if you pre-order the book, which comes out February 22nd.

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Book website for “You Will Be Made to Care”

Norwegian woman believes she is a cat trapped in a human’s body

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Yes, he said that.

Yes, he said that.

First, I’ll ask you to “Name That Quote”. Can you do it? “There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up building. I am not aware of any Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major Christian denomination that believes the penalty for apostasy is death. I have mixed feelings about the decline of Christianity, in so far as Christianity might be a bulwark against something worse.”

Second, we’ll try to accurately describe criminal suspects without mentioning their ethnicity, nationality, skin color and height. (Height? Really?)

Third, we’ll put the love of multiculturalism into practice.

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Ari Mendelson’s book, “Bias Incident: The World’s Most Politically Incorrect Novel”

Professional Atheist Dawkins Says Christianity ‘Bulwark Against Something Worse’

Swedish police banned from describing criminals anymore in case they sound racist

Consider This, episode 66

Cologne Sexual Assault Victim Called a Racist and Harassed After Identifying Her Attackers

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