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Air Date: 12/19/2019
Guest: Bob McEwen
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Faith and the Culture
Welcome to the intersection of faith and the culture, it’s WallBuilders Live where we’re talking about today’s hottest topics on policy, faith, the culture, all these different areas. My name is Rick Green, I’m a former Texas Legislature and America’s Constitution coach. I’m here with America’s premier historian, David Barton and Tim Barton national speaker and pastor and we’re about to share with you a presentation from congressman Bob McEwen that was given at our ProFamily Legislators Conference. We do it once a year bring in state reps and senators from across the nation and then great speakers like Bob McEwen and come and share with them.
Yesterday, we started his presentation. So if you missed yesterday, you might want to go to the website: wallbuilderslive.com and grab that program and listen first and then tune in to this program for the second half or just enjoy the second half and then go to the website and listen to the first half. You know, it’s fun, you can do it backwards. Anyway, Bob McEwan, we’re going to dive right back in where we left off yesterday. Stay with us, here’s Bob McEwan at the ProFamily Legislators Conference
For the last 16 years, the average median income for eight years under George Bush increased $400. The median income under Barack Obama 8 years increased $1,200. That’s 1,616 years. That’s $100 a year as our money is investing elsewhere. The threats to the freedom of navigation, the Paris peace accord signed by the President of the United States which requires approval by the Senate if one were to abide by the Constitution, but that was of no interest to him.
The Paris Climate Accord
Under the Paris Climate Accord, forgive me, the United States would have to give billions of dollars into a fund that would go to third world countries for them to clean up their environment, but China and India would be exempt. In order to meet the requirements, I’ll just take the president’s comments here if I may. And according to the study, the compliance put in place by the previous administration would cut production for the following sectors. Paper, in order to meet the goals agreed to by the United States under the Paris climate of course, paper production down 12%, cement down 23%, iron and steel 38%, coal and he says and I happen to love coal miners, don”t be surprised down 86%, natural gas down 31%, the cost the economy would be over $3 trillion lost GDP 6.5 million industrial jobs and household income would be diminished. Now, this is all by an International Economic Research Associates. Average household income will reduce $7,000, that’s the average. $7,000 a year, you know what that would be to the rest and then here’s the fun part.
The Paris agreement when they implemented in full, compliance with estimated and cut CO2 production by two-tenths of 1% or 14 days emissions. Now, this is after 20 years of us doing all that and paying all that money into or 14 days of carbon emissions from China alone.
Now, what was the purpose of that? The purpose was to weaken America. And while we’re at it, let me just one more thing. The JPOCA, the agreement with Iran. Every decision was made by Barack Obama and his friends as you know his chief ally was Valerie Jarrett who made the statement that the happiest times of her life was growing up in Iran.
We Gave $170 Billion in Cash
In other words, having lived in America, everything have been downhill and all the decisions were made on behalf of the Shiites. And one of the agreements was that they could continue to produce nuclear research, but they weren’t allowed to have a bomb for 12 years. But in the meantime, they could develop it but then all sanctions that were prevented them so they would have full access to our markets and then just as to jumpstart them, we gave them as you recall $170 billion in cash. Now, no other, there’s not a bank in the world that can do that, there’s no other source in the world that can do that other than the United States of America.
And the United States went around the world collecting cash on pallets to deliver them. That’s a third of their GDP. That’s the same as if somebody gave America $7 trillion. And so what did they do with it? They began to buy the equipment and they charge things from Russia and from elsewhere beginning. And but why do you need cash? You need cash because you cannot write a check to a terrorist. When it goes to the bank of New York to cash it, then the facial-recognition says this guy is bad, so you have to give him cash. And where did they get their cash? Barack Obama, the United States of America gave it to him and around the world people began to sense that America had lost its way.
A Moment from American History
This is Tim Barton from WallBuilders with another moment from American history. Founding fathers, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson originally worked closely together but later became ardent opponents. This troubled Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration who knew both of them very well. In the Bible, second Corinthians 5:18 tells us that God has given each of us the ministry of reconciliation. Dr. Rush believed this and set out to bring the two back together. It took a while but Adams and Jefferson once again became close friends.
And looking back on his role in helping bring about this reconciliation. Dr. Rush stated, “It will give me pleasure as long as I live to reflect that I have been in any degree instrumental and affecting this reunion of two souls destined to be dear to each other and motivated with the same dispositions to serve their country though in different ways.
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Trump Saw What China Was Doing
Something happens in 2016. And there was only one person by the way, this is why we need to pray. There aren’t two of these guys. Out of the 15 Republicans and now you had what, 115 Democrats running for president. Whatever the numbers were, there’s only one, there was only one that said, see what China has been doing to us, has been ripping us off, enough already, we’re not going to do that anymore. We’re not going to allow them, in fact, and so he get he wins the presidency and he takes pictures of all of these thousands of acres in Mexico where the Chinese are bringing in these products and they’re the repackaging them and sending them to America under the NAFTA agreement, so there’s no tariff on them. And he takes the pictures of it and sends it to the President of Mexico, he said you got 90 days to clean that thing up. And he sends the pictures back 90 days later and it’s completely clean.
He goes to the European Union and he says, you folks are, you car 22% for every American car that comes to Europe. I think that’s a good number. I think we’ll use that. And so we were in, Liz and I were in Brussels a few months back and let’s just talk about Germany, Germany talks about a strong industry. Germany makes cars. Cars are very profitable. If you get the steel and you get the glass and you get the rubber and get the electronics and things. But basically, it makes BMWs, it makes Audis, it makes Volkswagens, it makes Mercedes. And you put 22% on the cost of every BMW and that country comes apart.
German Auto Manufacturers and the European Union
And so the tires were screeching in Brussels when the German Automobile Manufacturers Association went to the European Union and said, oh by the way, we think there ought to be zero tariffs on American cars coming to Europe. To which I asked the question, did they do that because George Bush send them a Christmas card? Did they do it because Barack Obama went all over Europe saying, this is really a nasty country and we’re just sorry that we spent so much blood and toil keeping you safe?
No, they did it because a New York businessman said, if you want to do that to us, we can do that to you and so a few months ago, they came to the United States, to the White House and they said we would like to sign an agreement with zero-zero, that is you don’t charge us any, but so we won’t charge you anymore either. And Donald Trump said, let me think about that. Because he knows he’s got him by the throat and he knows the second he gives that to them when it comes to medical equipment or anything else, they’re going to stick it to us and it just so happens. But let’s still stay on our topic and still to go back to China.
So he goes to China and he points out to these folks, you understand in the supply chain that you all are dependent upon it. You understand that that when Hazel O’Leary was Secretary of Energy under Bill Clinton that when they had the”¦ I would call them spies, but they call them scientists.
At Los Alamos in places, that they had a different car, they had a different collar tag. And she said why are we doing that? He said, well, because they’re not Americans and they”re United States. Well, that’s discriminatory, everybody should have the same sort of tag.
Shortly, thereafter they stole all of our nuclear secrets. The reason the United States doesn’t have to test the [inaudible 09:45] because we have these programs of how we can test as what would happen after a certain time. They stole all of it, also stole all of our future programs. Now, that means they have all of our Defense Forces, but they have what we were going to and they’re beginning to make because they have a quicker procurement program, they’re developing what we had hoped to have in the next 10 years, they’re developing them now. But their targeting was bad. And so in order to get the targeting, George Bush had to sign a presidential waiver so that they could get the targeting mechanism. And then as they began to supply the chips for the computers, it took another presidential waiver so that now all of our F-16s and all of our F-18s have chips in them that were come from China along with every drone that’s made in the world and the list goes on and on and on until this guy shows up and said this is silly. Put a stop to this. We’re not giving you any more money and we’re not going to buy your garbage and everybody began to wake up.
And so Mercedes began, all of these supply chains are all now rapidly changing. America is flat line in production, they were growing at 6%, 9%, 12%. Suddenly, what has happened in the last two-and-a-half years, the stock market in America from George Washington until Donald Trump has increased 50% in just the last two and a half years and the stock market in China as they were all talking about 2025 because in 2025, they were going to be the number one nation on earth.
They’ve been planning on it economically, military and politically, they were going to overtake us, now they are have gone down a third has been totally wiped out as people see what they’re up to and we have an American to which they can snuggle up against and the entire world is a different place. China has changed their dates to 2049 because that would be the 100th anniversary of when they stole the country under Truman. But I submit that they won’t even be able to do that then.
Corporate taxes, we were number one in the world, number one in the world, two and a half years ago, now we’re in the bottom four as the growth the economy has begun to take place. We recognize what has been done in Israel. The energy independence, I’ve said this for 30 years, America could be energy independent whenever we got a leader that wanted to be.
In this country as I recall, I’ve mentioned to you that when I was in the state legislature, Jimmy Carter came along explained to us that we’re running out of natural gas next Tuesday a week and we had to pass emergency legislation, you couldn’t take a week or 30 days, emergency legislation to cut off natural gas to anything other than residences, because those corporations, those dirty corporations and the decorative lighting, you couldn’t waste it on that because we’re just going to run out a day from tomorrow.
The number one producer of natural gas in the entire world and we have an unlimited supply, we don’t know as you know you have 0-25-25 to 50-50 to 100, 100 plus, after 100, you don’t know what. We have 100 plus supply of natural gas.
In 1987, we tried to build a liquefied national gas port in Louisiana, the environments are held it up until this President came along. And as you saw him a few weeks ago, he was in Louisiana cutting the ribbon as America now is the number one producer of oil and gas. And instead of sending trillions of dollars out of our pocket to them to then attack us, now that money is coming into here and when they have their little jumps in whatever fight they’re going to have, it doesn’t even affect this, the oil market because we don’t need them.
Let me conclude with this thought. What I’m about to say is not hyperbole, it’s what I actually believe. I have never been as optimistic about my country in my entire life as I am at this moment. In my opinion, my personal opinion is that virtually everything that’s wrong with America has come through the courts.
Out of Control Courts
For 200 years, we never had people laying around on the sidewalk. Sheriff come along and say, son, you don’t have a place to sleep, I got one for you. And the court said, no, no, if he’s not threat to society, you can’t do that. So we’re just letting slobber and blank all over the place and harass people and defecate on themselves because the compassionate thing is to do is just leave them there to die. School prayer, that would have never passed the legislature, let alone City Council.
Bring a Speaker to Your Area
Hey, this is Tim Barton with WallBuilders. And as you’ve had the opportunity to listen to WallBuilders Live, you’ve probably heard the wealth of information about our nation, about our spiritual heritage, about the religious liberties, about all the things that makes America exceptional and you might be thinking as incredible as this information is. I wish there was a way that I could get one of the WallBuilders guys to come to my area and share with my group, whether it be a church, whether it be a Christian school or public school or some political event or activity.
If you’re interested in having a WallBuilders speaker come to your area, you can get on our website at www.wallbuilders.com and there’s a tab for scheduling. And if you’ll click on that tab, you’ll notice there’s a list of information from speakers BIOS to events that are already going on and there’s a section where you can request an event to bring this information about who we are, where we came from our religious liberties and freedoms.
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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
God gave us rights to life and Thomas Jefferson in a memorial, but like the God who gave us life, gave us Liberty at the same time. They’re all three in sequence. Our opponents had to do away with God first and so they went after God and they got the courts to take God out of classroom. That’s step number one.
Then they went after life and they are dead-set opposed to life. You can’t be a Democrat precinct committeemen if you’re in favor of protecting life. And then the next step is, of course, they do liberty, but when they took away God, they did on the wall. That is the court said, it’s against the Constitution to say thou shalt not steal. I’ve never owned a bicycle lock. When I came out of school, there was 250 bicycles, everyplace you can see, none of us had locks. Why? Because was on there every day, thou shalt not steal.
My wife tells about walking down the hall, her high school, one of her friends coming up the hall with two rifles on his shoulder. As he’s walking up the hall, a principal says, John, where are you going with those? He said I got a new [inaudible 16:34] and mister so-and-so wanted to see it. He said, well, when you’re finished, come by, I’d like to see it too. It never dawned on them that they would have to because I didn’t needed magnetometers, he’d never dawned on them to kill why because they said thou shalt not kill. So what went haywire? The courts went haywire and then we trained these lawyers to believe that the courts make the law and we got people in Congress and the presidency that succumbed to it. Put that aside just for a second.
Three Great American Turnings
America has made three great turnings in its history. When America was founded, it went to get rid of slavery. Did you understand in the compromise of the Constitution, it said that it would have to end in 20 years, that would be 1787, 1797, 1807. In the Act of Congress signed by President Jefferson March of 1807, the importation of slaves ended on January 1st 1808, the first nation on earth to do so. That’s the end of slavery.
Now, you’ve [inaudible 17:33], can’t go anyplace until Andrew Jackson our first genuine slave trader purchase slaves in New Orleans come up, [inaudible 17:40] along the Tennessee River, defeats the person who hated slavery more than anybody in the history of mankind, John Quincy Adams. He then in the compromise of 1830 brings in a slave trade, rips it open and then we have the destruction that goes on between 1830 and 1860 which is called the Jacksonian era. And because of the chaos and pro-slavery to this day in every county in America, Democrats have a Jackson Day dinner in celebration of what he did.
But then in 1857, the Supreme Court written by Roger Tawny, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who had been Attorney General under Andrew Jackson and Andrew Jackson’s campaign manager, he finally wrote the Dred Scott decision that said that black people are not people, they are chairs that can be bought and sold like furniture, they are chattel. And with that, all of the John Banners and John Kasich’s of the world said, well, the court has spoken, it’s time to move on.
The Second Great Turning
We just got picked up aside and they’ve got, I don”t know, if we could have the slavery, we could just move on. And all the Whigs said, the leadership said, we don’t need to fight this anymore, it’s all been settled, the court has spoken. And the American people said, oh no, no, no.
And in 24 months, the Whig Party collapsed, the Republican Party erupted. For the purpose of ending slavery, they fought a battle to do so. And then in the second great turning, it then for the next 10 presidencies. 8 of them were Republican, America grew into the strongest most powerful nation on earth, the highest standard of living in the history of mankind. It goes until 1929 with the collapse of the of the stock market, and next election they choose a pro-socialist President, Franklin Roosevelt who says we need to have more government and the size that government grows from 13% of GDP, it continues to grow to 20 and 30 and now it’s up to 43 approaching 50% and we’ve been on that same tack until now.
And suddenly, there’s a possibility that we are entering the 4th great turning because we have a president that understands what the problem is. And when liberals lose a court battle, they don’t throw in the towel and give up. They just keep on fighting. And so there’s nothing in the Constitution that says a teacher can”t have a Bible on her desk, so why don’t we relitigate it? Well, we’re going to need some Judges to do that. And so we have a president that gives us tranches of 25 judges at a time and they’re all dynamite.
If it was George W, there’d be 3 good ones and 18 excuses. This guy, first of all, he’s not a politician. He’s not going to play those games, he doesn’t know what they are. He doesn’t understand the game. Let me give you an aside.
I was on the Veterans Affairs Committee and Ronald Reagan said, there are places where veterans have to drive 7 or 8 hours to the nearest VA hospital. And when they get there, they treat them like garbage, they got to spend 2 or 3 nights even to get hurt and they don’t have the money to do that. So Ronald Reagan said, why don’t we take that money and if you live more than 40 or 50 miles away, you can go to any other local hospital. And the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the AM Vets and all of them just came and went out to every veteran, Reagan wants to destroy the VA, you fought for that, you’re entitled to the VA and Reagan wants to destroy the VA and they inundated Congress. A guy comes along being Donald Trump and said, you know, those people out in Montana, they shouldn’t have to drive 8 hours to get to a hospital. By the time they get there, and they’re too ill, then they ought to be able to go look”¦ He said, that’s a good idea, let’s do it. He doesn’t know that the American Legion doesn’t like that. It makes sense to him and so he does it and he did it within the first three months that he was here. So he keeps going along and these Judges.
I was at a dinner, there”re about 12 officer at the table. He’s going around, he gets the Leonard Leo, he said, Leonard, how we come along the Judges? And he says, how many vacancies we got? He said, 141 as of this morning. He said, well, stay on it, stay on it. You know what I want? What does he want? He wants constitutionalists, they”re pro-life. He doesn’t care about all this other stuff and who’s the cousin of the Democrat mayor from three years ago up. None of that enters into his picture and so he’s doing all of these folks and is a consequence. That was the Achilles heel. We haven’t been really changing that for all of these times.
Front Sight Firearms Training Institute
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Elect a Dynamic Leader
What is necessary for a great turning? Two things. The re-election of the dynamic leader. There are people who love and hate Andrew Jackson to this day. There are people who love and hate Abraham Lincoln to this day. There are people who love and hate FDR to this day. And this president is no shrinking violet. He’s got some people who aren’t enthusiastic about his being there, but he is a change agent. In order to do that, you have to have that president has to be elected twice followed by a president that supports his position. Reagan could have done it, but he wasn’t followed, it fell apart. And just like it did during the Jacksonian area, it went back and forth and it couldn’t really change until finally Lincoln and then Ulysses Grant and Rutherford Behe’s and Garfield and the rest. They were able to change the direction.
Now, we have in our hands the possibility to do great things for America more so than anything I’ve ever seen in our country. The world recognizes America is got its act together. All through Southeast Asia, she mentioned that I’m good friends with Mike and Karen Pence. He is in relationships with all those people that are on the southern periphery of China, they’ve been waiting for America to assert themselves. They want to be our friends. We have a military now that”s reasserted. What had happened was that that all those countries were abandoned in the South Pacific.
Bob McEwen at the ProFamily Legislators Conference
Even Australia was moving close to China to get while the getting is good. Now that we’ve done it, the first thing the president did was take the 7th fleet and send it up the 100 mile stretch between Taiwan and China, just to say, look, we’re back, we’re here, don’t mess with us. And as a consequence, the world is starting to write itself. And I believe, now let’s conclude the way I began. It’s never going to be easy. It never has been. It wasn’t easy for the Lord, wasn’t easy for Paul, it’s not going to be easy for us, but I am of the opinion that we are in the process winning like we’ve never won before.
Well, friends that was Congressman Bob McEwen at the ProFamily Legislators Conference sharing with those legislators and now sharing with you our radio audience here at wallbuilderslive.com. We sure appreciate you listening today. Be sure to visit our website, wallbuilderslive.com today, that’s where you can make a contribution, it’s where you can listen to archives of the program and get all kinds of great information. We appreciate you listening. You’ve been listening to WallBuilders Live.