Posted on April 20th, 2015

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Air Date: April 20, 2015

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Guest: Rick Manning

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Rick Manning is President of Americans for Limited Government. They are a non-partisan organization working to identify, expose and work with Congress and state legislatures to prevent the continued expansion of government.

A major trade agreement is being negotiated by the Obama administration, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). It is being described as the most comprehensive trade pact since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

But Mr. Manning sees many problems, not the least of which is that the treaty is being negotiated in secret, so that few details are being released. It is supposed to be a wonderful means of increasing the ability of American companies to do business overseas, and a number of manufacturing and business organizations are promoting its approval. The theory is that if it is "good for business, it is good for America". But if it is that good, why are details of the treaty not being presented as evidence of its benefits?

But others are concerned that it will not be "good" for America. They look at NAFTA, which among other things, resulted in the loss of huge numbers of American jobs to workers in other countries. The concern is this will have a much greater effect, since it will effectively affect trade world-wide, not just in North America. In addition, besides "trade" concerns, it is expected that the treaty will deal with "global warming", environmental concerns, gun control, abortion, the loosening of patent protections, and many other controversial issues being promoted by the Obama administration.

Another concern is that Congress is abrogating their Constitutional authority to debate, modify, and ratify or not ratify treaties. A procedure called "Fast Track Authority" is receiving support from both sides of the aisle, which essentially gives the administration the final say as to what is in the treaty.

Fast Track Authority legally replaces the constitutional requirement that treaties need to be ratified by the Senate with a two-thirds vote. This provides the options of a filibuster by those opposed to the treaty, or even tabling the treaty and not bringing it to a vote, thus exempting the United States from its requirements. Instead the three major parts of Fast Track include:

1. The treaty can be approved by a simple majority vote in both the Senate and the House, and the Senate does not have the filibuster option.
2. The time frame is limited in which it the vote must be taken.
3. The treaty must be voted up or down with no amendments allowed.

If it is passed, essentially it will impose international standards, thus making it impossible to negotiate future agreements. Because it is a treaty, it would negate American law--and even override the Constitution--so that even if Congress wanted to fix any negative effects, they could no longer do so.

Finally, the "Fast Track" approval is itself on a "fast track", with measures to authorize it likely to come to a vote as early as Thursday of this week.

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Posted on April 17th, 2015

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Air Date: April 17, 2015

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Jim Schneider brought listeners up-to-date on the latest activities in the news by presenting the following stories:

--Parents and students show support for former teacher in Lamar, Texas, over
Islamic handout controversy.
--Union Grove High School in Union Grove, Wisconsin, embroiled in controversy over
assignment that required students to write a 5 paragraph essay pretending to be
a Muslim and the daily struggles they would face as a student in the U.S.
--A school in Mason, Ohio, had a 'covered girl challenge' in which the Muslim
Student Association asked female students to wear a hijab to celebrate the
diversity of the school and promote open-mindedness.
--Iowa high school barred from starting a pro-life club on campus because it's
controversial.
--Italian police say 15 African Muslim migrants arrested after witnesses claim the
refugees threw 12 Christians into the Mediterranean after a brawl.
--14 year old Christian boy doused with petroleum and set on fire because of his
faith died Tuesday in Pakistan.
--Islamic State militants in Mosul abduct 120 children from their classrooms to
ship to caliphate training camps.
--Global anti-semitism on the rise. Three-fifths of all religious hate crimes in
America are now committed against Jews.
--Officials at New York high school investigating a report of students wearing
shirts with pro-Nazi artwork/wording.
--21 year old man arrested for allegedly throwing firecrackers at a synagogue
while yelling Allahu Akbar.
--Christians are leaving the U.S. military or discouraged from joining due to a
work environment hostile to Christian beliefs.
--Navy chaplain removed from his post for private counseling advocating against
homosexuality and sex outside of marriage.
--Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institution labels the Bible, the
Constitution and the Declaration of Independence as sexist materials.
--Letters sent to six public universities after the schools receive complaints
from the Freedom From Religion Foundation wrongly stating that having basketball
team chaplains is unconstitutional.
--The words 'under God' stand firm in latest challenge by the American Humanist
Association.
--President Obama wields pen to begin the process of removing Cuba from the list
of state sponsors of terrorism.
--Ferguson, Missouri, riots prompted discussions about the need to demilitarize
police forces but now the trend seems to be going the opposite way.
--A bill from Congress that would enable them to review any nuclear deal with Iran
is coming under fire for allegedly altering the Constitution's requirements for
treaties.
--Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says he would not attend a same-sex wedding.
--Director of I.C.E. tells House Judiciary Committee that agents who do not
enforce the President's immigration priorities outlined in his November 20th
Department of Homeland Security memo could be fired for not following an agency
directive.
--Parents in Spokane, Washington, school district warned that children could be
pulled from classes if they aren't state compliant with vaccinations.
--Colorado officials reject discrimination complaint by man who said some
bakeries refused to make cakes with Bible verses.
--Liberty Counsel files brief before the U.S. Supreme Court to review the 3rd
Circuit's decision in King vs. Christie. This is Liberty Counsel's case on
behalf of licensed mental health professionals who are providing counseling to
reduce or eliminate unwanted same-sex attractions.
--White House decries therapy for homosexuals saying it should be illegal.
--Gay advocacy group releases report claiming that the number of Hollywood films
showing homosexual behavior has risen to a high of nearly 16 percent of films
released in 2014. Activists are not satisfied claiming a lack of leading roles
for homosexuals.

--Researchers in Hawaii recruiting girls as young as 14 to participate in second
trimester abortions in order to test whether a certain drug can reduce bleeding
during and after an abortion.


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Posted on April 16th, 2015

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Air Date: April 16, 2015

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Jim began this edition of Crosstalk with a warning to parents that tomorrow, many schools will be participating in the Day of Silence. This day is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. It urges young people to practice activism within and for the homosexual cause in the public classroom.

On Monday, April 20th some will be celebrating national 'Get High Day.' It's a day when young adults seek to get 'high' which makes it an introduction to drug use for others.

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have joined the list of candidates competing for the Republican nomination for the presidency. Others that may be joining them include former U.N. ambassador John Bolton, former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida, Dr. Ben Carson, New Jersey Governor Chris Christy, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Governor John Kasich of Ohio and Governor Mike Pence of Indiana.

On the Democrat side, former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is the only one actively campaigning although other names being touted include Vice President Joe Biden, former Governor Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, former Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Virginia Senator Jim Webb.

Jim pointed to some interesting facts concerning the current front runners:

--Marco Rubio, a practicing Catholic, says he accepts the challenge to make values a core message. He supports the Religious Freedom Restoration Act concept but notes a distinction between not providing services to a person because of who they are and saying you're not going to participate in an event such as a same-sex wedding that violates someone's religious beliefs.

--Hillary Clinton compares her personal political ambitions to big events in the lives of everyday Americans. Interestingly, a large number of her Twitter followers (15%) are said to be fake while at least 7% of her Facebook fans allegedly list their home as Baghdad, Iraq.

She has obtained a major endorsement from the nation's largest lesbian political action committee. LPAC launched Lesbians4Hillary.com to support Clinton's effort to become the first female president. On the other hand, there is also a political action committee dedicated to stopping her from getting to the White House. It' called the Stop Hillary PAC.

--Ted Cruz has said that the Bill of Rights is not controlled by public opinion polls, that our rights do not come from government but from God himself and the Second Amendment exists for self-protection and as a fundamental check on government tyranny.

Cruz has been challenged regarding eligibility because his mother gave birth to him while she was in Canada.

--Rand Paul believes in leaving marriage up to the states while also allowing for a parallel situation where we allow for contracts that individuals of the same sex can enter into.

Paul is 100% pro-life on abortion.

Jim took calls from listeners who considered the following questions:

--Do any of the announced candidates excite you? Do any concern you?
--Is there a candidate or candidates that you are anxious about who has/have not
entered the race yet?
--What is the most important issue you'll be considering as you seek to choose a
candidate?

Posted on April 15th, 2015

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Air Date: April 15, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: Jim Kouri

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Jim Kouri writes the Law Enforcement Examiner. He is the 5th vice president and public information officer of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and has served on the National Drug Task Force. He has trained police and security officers around the country.

For the past 6 years, Kouri believes there's been an increase in the number of people who are joining militias and getting more involved politically in their community. He cited examples such as a militia that went to Oregon to stop the Bureau of Land Management from removing people from their property due to environmental concerns over fish. In another example he described the blocking of trucks attempting to bring illegal aliens into a California township when local law enforcement wouldn't do anything.

Kouri noted that the government has ordered billions of rounds of ammunition for agencies that he never realized had SWAT teams such as the EPA and the IRS. Could this be a response to what the government sees as push-back by American citizens?

This raises other questions. For example, why are IRS employees having access to shotguns? Was Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal right to accuse the President and some Democrats of waging war against religious liberty and to claim that a rebellion is brewing and that there could be a hostile takeover of the Capitol? Is there validity to the claim that the government is actually provoking a rebellion?

Kouri indicated that Americans are seeing their way of life and their religious and political beliefs under attack by a consortium of left-wing radicals, Islamists and their apologists and one-world government supporters. This has people believing that their freedoms are in danger.

Is government militarizing of various departments an attempt to protect society or is there something else going on? You decide when you review this vital edition of Crosstalk.


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Posted on April 14th, 2015

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Air Date: April 14, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: Mike Gendron

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For over 30 years Mike Gendron was a devout Roman Catholic and was taught to rely upon the authority of the church. He followed the priests, the sacraments and was depending upon his own good works for salvation. However, in 1981 after attending an apologetics seminar called, 'Evidence for the Christian Faith' the Bible became his sole authority in all matters of faith. As he searched the Scriptures he was amazed to see how often the Bible contradicts the teaching and tradition of the church he had been a part of for so long. Mike placed his trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and the Bible became his sole authority in all matters of faith. He founded a ministry, Proclaiming the Gospel that points people to Jesus Christ as the all-sufficient Savior.

The document known as Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT) was signed by various prominent Catholics and Evangelicals just over 20 years ago. It was touted as the most significant development in Protestant and Catholic relations since the dawn of the Reformation.

ECT came about due to the persecution of Protestant missionaries in Latin America who were leading Roman Catholics out of bondage and deception along with the political power the Catholic church was using to suppress such evangelistic efforts.

In response, Chuck Colson and bishops in Latin America initiated a unity accord in order to stop the mass exodus of Catholics that were leaving to join various Protestant sects. To quote the accord: '...it condemned the practice of recruiting people from another community for the purpose of denominational aggrandizement.' Unfortunately, this one condemnation put the largest mission field (Roman Catholics) off limits to reception of the Gospel.

The ECT document contains a Statement of Common Faith talking about the inspiration and infallibility of Scripture; it identifies Christ as the one sent by God to be Lord and Savior of all; it affirms the Apostles' Creed and it even affirms that we are justified by grace through faith because of Christ.

What difficulty could anyone have with that? Mike showed that the problem lies not so much with what's in the Statement of Common Faith but rather what's left out. It's one important word: 'Alone.' Catholics do believe they are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, however, they also add Mary and the Church. In other words, it's grace plus merit and Scripture plus tradition that saves them.

Subsequent accords have come out such as the Manhattan Declaration in 2009, a document that has signatures of over 600,000 Evangelicals. Fortunately some of the signers are having second thoughts and are asking to have their names removed. Christians need to watch out for such efforts because we live in times of great deception.


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To obtain a copy of Mike's book, 'Preparing for Eternity' for a donation of $17 or 3 copies for a donation of $39 go to www.vcyamerica.org or by calling 1-800-729-9829.

To obtain a DVD copy containing, 'Evangelicals and Catholics: Reversing the Reformation' and 'Which Gospel Will You Believe' along with the Gospel tract called 'Rome vs. The Bible' all for a donation of $12 go to www.proclaimingthegospel.org Click on 'Store' and then 'Video Messages.' You can also order by calling 1-972-495-0485

Posted on April 13th, 2015

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Air Date: April 13, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: John Guandolo

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As Islam makes great advances off our shores via it's well documented pattern of violence, here in the United States it's making inroads in more subversive ways beginning at the highest levels of our government. One example of this is today's Muslim Advocacy Day taking place in Washington, D.C.

Joining Jim Schneider to discuss this was John Guandolo. John is a former FBI agent and a counter-terrorism expert. He created and implemented the FBI's first counter-terrorism and education program. He is founder of UnderstandingTheThreat.com, co-author of 'Shariah: the Threat to America' and author of 'Raising a Jihadi Generation.'

Jim began by noting that according to a press release from CAIR (Council on American/Islamic Relations), starting today there are more than 200 delegates from 22 states taking part in what they call the first National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill sponsored by the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations.

John described this council as being made up of about a dozen Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood organizations. Other groups involved are either supportive of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood or part of their movement which involves eventually getting shariah law implemented in the United States and establishing a global Islamic state/caliphate. So basically we have terrorists in suits on Capitol Hill who are hostile to our constitution and rule of law.

Isn't this a religious issue? It might seem that way until you realize that the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations has identified itself as a political organization as well as the fact that all of the organizations that make up this umbrella group have also identified themselves as entities that want shariah law under an Islamic state.

CAIR's news release indicated that they will be urging elected representatives to support issues that address the domestic priorities of the American Muslim community such as their desire to see laws at the local, state and federal levels to deal with profiling. John believes this is nothing more than an attempt to cease all real investigation into Muslims who are jihadis.

Another priority involves encouraging after school youth programs to prevent youth violence. Once again, on the surface this sounds like an admirable desire, however, John believes they will be the ones who will want to do the training as they train youth, not in the correct history of our nation, but instead in revisionist history such as telling our youth that Muslims were the first people in America.


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