March 25th, 2021 3-5PM ET
Thursday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Sacred Fire of Liberty!
It’s that time of the week where we get to explore the political healing that this country needs so desperately! Jonathan Emord is back to help us dissect the latest political news that’s fit to print:
Americans have ‘no right’ to carry guns in public, 9th Circuit Court rules A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that there is no right to carry a gun in public. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a 7-4 ruling rejected a challenge to Hawaii’s requirement that residents must pass an application to have weapons outside the home. Hawaii’s law requires residents to show an urgency or need to carry a firearm, the applicant must have good character, and he or she must be “engaged in the protection of life and property.” George Young applied twice for a firearm carry license, but was denied. He unsuccessfully sued Hawaii officials over the restrictions. “There is no right to carry arms openly in public; nor is any such right within the scope of the Second Amendment,” the court ruled in an “en banc” decision that involved 11 of the panel’s judges. “We can find no general right to carry arms into the public square for self-defense,” the majority wrote, claiming that the Second Amendment applies to the “defense of hearth and home.” “The power of the government to regulate carrying arms in the public square does not infringe in any way on the right of an individual to defend his home or business,” the judges wrote. The court noted that “we have previously held that individuals do not have a Second Amendment right to carry concealed weapons in public,” which means people in the West Coast states the appeals court covers have no right to carry a firearm..
Biden should ban assault people President Biden responded to the Boulder, Colorado, shootings by calling on Congress to pass a ban on assault weapons. Whatever that means. Aren’t all guns to some extent capable of assaulting? It’s the people who are firing those weapons we really need to stop, yes? But therein lies the beauty of the “assault weapons” phrase: It can mean whatever Democrats and anti-Second Amendment types want it to mean. Which is to say: It can mean whatever they can get away with saying it means. Legally speaking, “assault weapon” is not a caliber. “Definition of what’s actually an ‘assault weapon’ is a highly contentious issue,” CNBC wrote in one 2018 headline. Yes. It is. That’s because it’s largely meaningless. It’s hard to define an undefinable. Some say an assault weapon is one that can switch from semi-automatic to automatic in one quick flip. But that would leave out AR-15s. And Democrats don’t want to leave out AR-15s. So Democrats instead focus on slinging about the emotionally charged phrase “assault weapons” and letting the rest go to imaginations — and to all their gun-hating, anti-Second Amendment water carriers in the media. After all, nothing says scary, nothing says “government, do something,” like a repeated “assault weapon” chyron below news feed upon news feed of fleeing victims and survivors. It’s only when facts enter the picture that the whole “assault weapons ban” thing starts to look downright nonsensical. Worthless. Politically motivated, even.
Kamala Harris to hold discussion with Bill Clinton on ’empowering women and girls,’ igniting criticism Vice President Kamala Harris will hold a joint discussion on “empowering women and girls” with former President Bill Clinton, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. The Clinton Foundation announced on Tuesday that the discussion would take place as part of a virtual event with college students from around the world on Friday. Besides Harris, other speakers will include Mayor Muriel Bowser, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her daughter Chelsea and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams. The foundation described the talk as: “A one-on-one conversation with President Clinton and Vice President Kamala Harris on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women, and empowering women and girls in the U.S. and around the world.”The Howard University-hosted talk raised questions about past accusations against Clinton, as well as Harris’ previous advocacy surrounding #MeToo and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. One of those women, Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Clinton of rape, balked at the scheduled event.
Senate Democrats Block Jim Inhofe’s Resolution Calling Influx of Migrants a Border Crisis Senate Democrats blocked a resolution by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) which stated the current influx of migrants at the southern border constitutes a crisis. Though Democrats shot down the resolution, it was an uncontroversial one according to a recent poll finding 76 percent of registered voters believe the surge at the border is a crisis that must be addressed immediately. “It’s obvious to just about everyone outside of Washington that the situation on our southern border is a crisis. I can’t believe that anyone wouldn’t believe that it’s a crisis,” Inhofe began his floor speech. “But there are some who would answer that it isn’t a crisis. President Biden and the DHS Secretary refuse to call it a crisis.” “They [the administration] call it a challenge. This isn’t a challenge. This is a crisis,” Inhofe stated. Twenty-one Republican senators cosponsored Inhofe’s resolution on a day when Republican senators also announced they would travel to the border, drawing attention to what the White House press secretary only called “challenges on the border.” Inhofe’s speech indicated a 173 percent “increase in border apprehensions compared with one year ago,” with February’s apprehensions being “the highest total for February in 14 years.” Despite the increase, the Republican senators willing to examine the “challenges” at the border will not be accompanied by the media, stated Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Wednesday.
Bill introduced to allow SC businesses to publicly promote and display percentage of fully vaccinated employees On Tuesday, a state lawmaker introduced a bill that would allow businesses to publicly promote and display the number of their employee who have been fully vaccinated. Senator Marlon Kimpson proposed the legislation to allow businesses to display a sign, decal, or other media on the their premises with the percentage of employees who have been fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus. The bill would also require businesses to disclose that percentage if requested by patrons. Kimpson said, “Whether those businesses choose to advocate for their employees to get vaccinated, or require masks, or create a safe environment is up to them, but this puts the power of informed choice back in the hands of customers.” In response to the legislation, Governor Henry McMaster’s office said the bill is an “ill-conceived, unconstitutional attempt to put government squarely in the middle of the relationship between a business and its customers. It threatens personal liberty and places a ludicrous burden on business owners”.
Cuomo directed NY health officials to prioritize COVID-19 testing for his relatives: Report New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker directed health officials to prioritize the governor’s own family and figures with ties to his administration in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report Wednesday. Family members who allegedly received preferential testing included Cuomo’s brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, as well as his mother and at least one of his sisters, the Albany Times-Union reported, citing sources with direct knowledge of the matter. Some family members reportedly received multiple tests. Chris Cuomo was reportedly tested at his home on Long Island. One source told the Times-Union that tests administered to Cuomo’s family members or associates were referred to as “critical samples” and processed ahead of others. Well-known figures who received tests in the early days of the pandemic included Rick Cotton, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and his wife; and Patrick Foye, head of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authorities, and his wife. Some unnamed media members and state legislators were also tested. Cuomo administration officials denied that anyone received preferential treatment. Richard Azzopardi, a top adviser to Cuomo, said the allegations were “insincere efforts to rewrite the past.”
The Authoritarians: Their Assault on Individual Liberty, the Constitution, and Free Enterprise from the 19th Century to the Present
Jonathan W. Emord is one of the nation’s foremost experts on constitutional and administrative law and has practiced before the federal courts and agencies for thirty-five years. In The Authoritarians, Emord reveals the untold story and largely hidden practices of Authoritarians who have worked inside the United States government to undermine the Constitution and override rights protections since the earliest days of the Progressive Era.Emord traces the intellectual origins of Authoritarianism to its Hegelian roots in Germany. He shows how legions of academics, trained to hate the American system of government, became predominant in the major universities of America, entered government as top advisors, and successfully orchestrated an overthrow of the Constitution’s limits on power which put the rights of individuals in jeopardy from the Progressive Era through the New Deal to today. In The Authoritarians, readers learn how Authoritarians endorsed forced sterilization of 60,000 American citizens whom they deemed “undesirable” and “unfit”. Readers also learn how Authoritarians selectively created monopolies and overcame the constitutional limits on government power the Founding Fathers put in the Constitution to prevent tyranny, thus ushering in the foundation for a socialist state.
In The Authoritarians, Emord reveals the lies told by advocates of the Black Lives Matter organization, Antifa, and the 1619 Project. He presents the startling fact that the first slaves in the Jamestown Colony in 1619 were not blacks, but whites and that in the antebellum South slave owners were not only white, but black. Readers also learn the inherent failings of socialism; the tremendous cost it imposes on human lives; and the grave threat to the survival and success of liberty and justice in America posed by Authoritarians such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Ed Markey, Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris. The Authoritarians unveils a detailed strategy for restoring constitutional protection for individual rights and fending off the horrors of a socialist tidal wave now drenching America.
Hour 2 – Special Guest Judy Masters
Judy Masters is a former high school teacher and college adjunct instructor, with undergraduate and graduate degrees in English, Theatre and Secondary Education. Prior to her involvement in natural health, she worked nearly 15 years as a systems engineer with a Fortune 500 automotive company. At the urging of a store patron and CNHP graduate, Judy enrolled in her first Certified Natural Health Professional seminar. She completed her certification in 2000 and is now a doctor of natural health and board-certified doctor of natural medicine. She has completed Bach Education’s level 3 and is working on her registration requirements. Judy began teaching for Certified Natural Health Professionals, in 2007, in Bach Flowers. She also taught Body Systems and the Business of Natural Health. In 2014, she became one of the core instructors in Trinity School of Natural Health’s live division. She specializes in Bach Flowers, herbology, naturopathic history and legalities, as well as business education.
Dr. Wendell Whitman was a tireless advocate for health freedom and a pioneer in the field of natural health. In 1991, recognizing the inadequacy of formal health education outside of the traditional medical field, he founded Trinity School of Natural Health.
Trinity School of Natural Health was founded for the purpose of presenting alternative natural health education to everyone. Today, the Trinity repertoire of programs and courses has evolved into a powerful, educational process that enables students to improve their own health, enhance the good health of their families, friends and communities, and their own professional practices.
Our philosophy is that we are intrinsically holistic and should therefore continually pursue true health through the development of the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the whole person. Our vision is to become the global leader in natural health education by creating a community of individuals who are committed to sharing their knowledge of the power and purpose of holistic health. As we strive to create an exceptional student experience, we will treat each person who chooses Trinity with respect and dignity. Every decision made, every single day, will be focused solely on what is best for our students.
Family- Parts One & Two: A Special Series by Judy Masters When last we left 61-year-old me, I was staring, slack-jawed, at my adoption papers. I had always known they existed… never imagined actually reading them. And yet, here they were. It was fantastic because I recognized the last name. I knew that name. Now, I should clarify that I didn’t know the name because I was acquainted with the woman. I knew the last name because I knew the last name. As I stood there, staring at the paper, I saw the name, “Orbison.” And, yes, the VERY first freakin’ thing I said was, “I’m an ORBISON!” *The mind boggles* “I wonder if I’m related to Roy?!” At least I had my priorities straight. This set off a search for my biological mother, Letitia Orbison. I learned that she had passed in the mid-1990s. While I felt a tinge of sadness to know that I could never meet her, I wasn’t surprised. I had no reason to believe that she had pursued finding me and I never felt it was my place to hunt her down and re-enter her life. Many don’t understand my position, but it always made sense to me. My belief is, and had always been, that I was very carefully placed with an excellent adoption agency. This seemed to me a deliberate and loving act by my biological mother (and likely her family.) It made perfect sense that I would have been placed with an agency in Evanston, Illinois, roughly 80+ miles from Rockford, where I learned that Letitia was from. Never one to let things go, I tried in vain to connect Letitia to Roy. Again… priorities… but I could only find that he had played a couple of concerts there, and that there seemed to be a few other Orbisons in Rockford. I don’t give up easily.
Senior Takes Hundreds of Thank-you Cards to Truck Stops During Pandemic to Show Drivers Her Gratitude A little kindness can go along way, and that’s certainly true for one Canadian senior who’s getting a lot of mileage by handing out personalized thank-you cards to long-haul truckers. When the pandemic hit in 2020, supply shortages quickly followed. Caught in the middle were the men and women responsible for transporting the goods in their big rigs. After viewing several news stories in which drivers detailed some of the harsh realities of trucking in the age of COVID-19—like not being allowed to use restrooms or being forced to stay in their cabs for hours at a time after crossing the border—Beverly Perrin decided these unsung essential workers deserved some kudos. Last April, Perrin and her husband, Dick, began delivering batches of between 75 to 100 personalized thank-you cards every three to four weeks to a truck-stop near their Chatham home in Ontario. To date, they’re up to a grand total of about 1,000 cards.
Contestant Wins $145,000 On Wheel Of Fortune, Donates It All To The Less Fortunate Scott Kolbrenner of Encino, California, was a contestant on Thursday night’s Wheel of Fortune. Kolbrenner had won $45,000 in cash and prizes during the regular rounds of play before correctly guessing the bonus puzzle and collecting the $100,000 Grand Prize. He donated his $145,000 in prize money to be split between Uplift Family Services and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. “While I hoped I would do okay on the show, I never thought that anything like this could happen,” Kolbrenner said, reacting to his big win. “I got lucky that day and knew right away that I wanted to share my good fortune. So, I decided to contribute all of my winnings to Uplift Family Services and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, whose services support thousands of families. The fun and memories from the day will stay with me forever, but the urgent need in our community cannot wait.”
Teacher is building thousands of desks after seeing kids don’t have work spaces at home An Iowa teacher is building desks for students who are learning remotely during the pandemic. In the fall, Nate Evans, a 7th grade literacy teacher from Ankeny, launched the project he calls Woodworking with a Purpose. He and 50-plus volunteers have built roughly 600 desks for kids after Evans noticed some were logged into virtual classes while sitting at kitchen tables or on their beds. “It’s for kids who have absolutely nothing to kids who have everything they’ve wanted but don’t have this space because it wasn’t available,” Evans told “Good Morning America.” “Somebody had to provide it and I thought, ‘Why not me?'” Evans first paid for the supplies to build desks using money from his own pocket. But after posting his idea to Facebook, community donations started flooding in. Evans and his team have a goal to make 2,020 desks (representing the year 2020) by the end of this school year. They’re now trying to raise an additional $30,000 for materials.