We started the show off with the news of NC House Majority Leader Mike Hager’s resignation, NC House Majority Leader, resigning from office. Hager has been onf the most consistent, conservative voices in the NC House, a likely replacement at this point is unknown. Lots of speculation, well founded, that it will be Rep. John Bell.
In the first hour, we discussed Erin Brockovich’s attempt to change the EPA regulations on Chromium 6 levels in drinking water. Brockovich will be visiting NC, which highlights the recent well water dispute involving Ken Rudo. Sadly, the media has completely missed the distinction between airborne Chromium-6 and ingested Chromium-6. Ingested Chromium-6 mostly becomes Chromium-3 (safe) when exposed to the acid in your stomach. The media has been misleading the public on this entire issue, nothing new.
We often talk about charter schools on the program. Today we discussed the new resolution by the NAACP to stop the expansion of charter schools across the country. NAACP members claim charter schools increase segregation, hindering diversity in education. Their claims, not surprisingly, are inconsistent with the facts. Charter schools have proven to be a positive alternative to public education, especially in low income neighborhoods. The NAACP wants those it represents to be completely dependent on government on every front and opposes freedom.
Dr. Roy Cordato, with the John Locke Foundation, joined us during our second hour to discuss the role the government in promoting a healthy economy. Since the start of the 20th century, students have been educated in Keynesian economics, which encourages government spending. In contrast, Dr. Cordato emphasized the need for less government spending and more protection of property rights. Government spending is a popular solution because it generates power for politicians, but hasn’t been proven to stimulate the economy.
Closing out the show, we discussed the media’s misconception of Trump supporters. The media and political elites like to characterize Trump supporters as stupid and uneducated, mostly because they are ignoring the highly educated opinion of the Washington Establishment. And from Real Clear Science, an article about a serious health risk that’s common, but isn’t smoking, might not be what you think.