24 Apr April 24, 2016
The First Five
Debbie takes a look at Earth Day—it’s origin, history, positives and negatives. When it started in 1970, the ‘scientific’ ‘experts’ made predictions that have proven to be not only wrong, but ridiculously wrong. There’s a mindset behind radical environmentalism that is truly not about preserving clean air and clean water; it is about government control of individual liberty and about forcing there distribution of resources from economically advanced countries to less advanced countries.
Robert Henneke of the Texas Public Policy Foundation called in to talk about the climate ‘deal’ signed at the UN this past week. It is an international agreement that by the express terms of the Constitution is a ‘treaty’ that must be ratified by the Senate in order to be binding on the US. But Obama is utterly ignoring the Constitution because he knows the Senate would not ratify this agreement. Another extraordinary abuse of Presidential power.
The details of the agreement are extremely hurtful to the poor—remember that!
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called in to talk about his argument before the US Supreme Court on the authority of the President to unilaterally change law. Though the issue was framed around the topic of immigration, the real guts of the case is about the power of the President vs. the power of the legislature to make law.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe acted to restore voting rights to approximately 200,000 convicted felons who have served their sentences. New Democrat voters for a swing state?
And one more item: what about the new trend of nationalism in America? Without ideas to back it up, isn’t it just tribalism? It’s right to resist globalism and the surrender of national sovereignty, but we need to get back to supporting the ideas that America was founded upon.
In the second hour…
Leading ladies Cari Kelemen and Jeni McGarry join Debbie for the second hour roundtable.
Chelsey Youman of First Liberty called in to talk about a recent case in Georgia, where a Dr. Walsh was fired as a Georgia state employee for his comments about marriage in a lay sermon in his church–in California! The leftist assault on Christianity in America goes on, and government bureaucrat cowards go right along with it…
The leading ladies take up the case of Target, which made a big deal out of a new policy to allow transgendered individuals to use whatever bathroom they feel like using. After a huge public backlash, Target appears to be reconsidering. But the issue continues to percolate around the country. Boycotts deserve some consideration.
The Whole Foods ‘fake cake’ case gets a thorough review. A pastor set up anti-gay hoax, but was exposed as the perpetrator by the security cameras of Whole Foods. This is of a piece of many similar ‘hate crime’ hoaxes going on throughout the country. But there’s evidence of healthy pushback. America is not a hateful, bigoted place; it is a good and decent place filled with good and decent people. There needs to be discussion rebuking these frauds.
The Harriet Tubman $20 bill gets the last review.
Links to articles reviewed in preparation for our April 24th show:
1970 Earth Day predictions that never came true
Ditch tree hugging for free markets
Earth day anti-fossil fuels could plunge millions into poverty
Executive amnesty case at SCOTUS
Ten slam dunk issues for conservatives in 2016
VA Gov restores 200,000 felons’ voting rights
First Liberty case on behalf of Dr. Eric Walsh of Georgia who was fired for things he said in a sermon
Daily Signal article about Dr. Eric Walsh
Curt Schilling ESPN host fired for comments on his FB page about the transgender bathroom issue
Federal court rules that schools may not provide separate bathrooms based on biology … based on Title IX
Target’s decision on bathroom use
Other hoaxes…on college campuses
University of Albany black female students create fake race crime and face criminal charges
Blogger Sha La says her life in America as a black woman is equivalent to what the American student who was arrested in North Korea and sentenced to 15 years hard labor