It is a hot, beautiful Monday here in North Carolina. We started the show with a discussion yet another extreme leftist unsigned editorial from WRAL. With nothing but scant facts, the editorial discusses Senate Bill 2, not to be confused with HB2, which is being challenged by the leftist advocates as well. Religious liberty, which is the cornerstone of our nation, is under attack once again by the so called “tolerant” left.” While barely 5% of NC magistrates/register of deeds have refused to personally issue marriages licenses to homosexual couples, without 100% compliance, the left will never be satisfied. They will stop at nothing to force everyone to accept their version of the world.
Another controversial topic we discussed in the first hour was, the Black Lives Matter movement. Reading from an article at PJ Media, it seems the BLM movement is missing the underlining issues which have lead many in the Black Community to feel they don’t matter. Andrew Klavan points out the facts with respect to homicides committed by blacks again blacks and the degree to which excusing such behavior only hurts society.
During the second hour Drew Elliot and Ray Nothstine joined us from the North State Journal. Both covered national issues in their respective weekly editorials. First, we discussed Ray’s observations on the Olympics, particularly in regards to Lilly King comments on Russian swimmer, Efimova. Next, we discussed Drew’s editorial, focusing on the release of e-mails from the State Department in connection with Hillary Clinton. During our discussion we all agreed that while most Americans are afraid of what Trump will do in front of the cameras, we also fear what Hillary has already done away from them.
Wrapping up the show, we looked at an article by Robert Samuelson at RCP, which picked apart the belief that the slow economic recovery is due to a lack of government spending. To the contrary, more government spending would only have prolonged it as it has done in China.
As we quickly looked at our failing education system, the more money mantra drowns out all other possible solutions, such as charter schools, which have proven to raise student test scores in inner cities and impoverished populations.