Millennials Support Abortion Limits: We call it Good News Friday because it’s a chance for David and Tim to share some good news from across the nation and around the world. In this episode, we talk about how 70% of Millennials Support Abortion Limits. How Hungary bans gender study at college. And more!
Air Date: 02/01/2019
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Faith And The Culture
Welcome to the intersection of faith and the culture. This is WallBuilders Live! Where we’re talking about today’s hottest topics on policy, faith, and the culture, always doing that from a Biblical, historical, and Constitutional perspective.
We’re here with David Barton, America’s premier historian and the founder of WallBuilders. Also, Tim Barton, national speaker, pastor, and president of WallBuilders. And my name is Rick Green, I’m a former Texas state legislator, national speaker, and author.
David and Tim have been compiling this good news over the last few weeks, and it’s most of the things you don’t hear in the major media. We try to get to that on Fridays and just kind of give you a rapid fire list of good news that’s been happening out there. It’s a good reminder that the system works if we work the system, so there’s a lot of great things happening.
Sometimes you only hear bad news from the media, so we want you to know that the victories are out there and if you get involved, if you do your part as a citizen, there are great opportunities to see a difference made in your community, your state, and our nation. One of the good things that we would encourage you to do is come alongside us here on WallBuilders Live and become a partner of this program. You can do that at our website, WallBuilders.com, by simply making a one time contribution or perhaps a monthly contribution. Come alongside us for the next 12 months or whatever contribution makes sense to you. We would certainly appreciate your support.
We’re a listener support program, so it’s the folks out there across the country that do that who make this possible, and we really, really appreciate that.
Iran: Funding Destabilisation
All right guys, Good News Friday today. So I know you’ve both got a lot of great news. David, I think you get our first piece of good news. Let’s dive in.
It deals with Iran. Internationally, I was talking to some military guys a couple weeks ago, and going back over various deployments they’ve had in Afghanistan, and Iraq, and elsewhere, and we’re talking about how that, over that time, the enemy—the Taliban, and al-Qaeda, and some of the others—became so much more sophisticated with the type of roadside bombs they put out.
They started with cell phones, and then they got the radio transmitters, and then they got the pressure plates, and all these different kinds of things. They were using explosives that were given to them by Iran.
So all these terrorists, they’re killing Americans, and fighting Americans, and killing other people in the country. They get so much of their explosives, so much of their weaponry from Iran.
Iran has really been what’s helped destabilize the area over there, and that’s what they want because that helps the caliphate come in.
They don’t believe that their messiah will come back unless the world is really, really in turmoil, really messed up.
So that’s what they work for, is to be able to mess it up and create conflict and war everywhere because only when there’s war everywhere can the caliphate come back and impose peace, and crush the enemies, et cetera. That’s a theological thing. So Iran is putting all this money into destabilizing the region. They’re part of the reason that ISIS keeps going, because ISIS can get so much from Iran.
Iran’s Economy Getting Crushed
I was really intrigued with this article that came out from Western Journal, and here’s the title of the article: Iran’s Economy Getting Crushed as Trump Sanctions Kick In. Trump put these sanctions on them, Obama gave one hundred and fifty billion dollars and lifted all the sanctions.
Trump got them back and said, “No, we’re going the other way,” and reimposed them.
Looking at what the effect has been since Trump, months ago, reimposed those sanctions, it’s interesting.
The article is really kind of fed by Reuters, and Reuters is a very liberal news service. AP and Reuters are two of the most liberal out there.
It’s interviewing people in Iran, who said, “The condition is getting worse day by day,” and that there’s so much turmoil and unrest with the people. This is what Trump and others have said, the Secretary of State has said, “Hey, we want it rough on the people because then they will throw off that tyrannical government.”
When you give money, like Obama did to them, and America was giving money to the Palestinian Liberation Organization (the group that represents the Palestinians) and Trump cut that off, the reason sanctions never really make an effect on the people, is because all the corrupt leaders keep it for themselves.
If you drive through the Palestinian areas of Israel right now, you can tell where the Palestinian leaders live and where the Palestinian people live. All those tens of millions of dollars that America gives to the Palestinian Liberation Organization stays with their leaders. It doesn’t go to the people, and that’s why polling in Israel shows that the Palestinian people prefer being governed by Israel rather than by their own leaders like Hamas, PLO, etc.
Pushing the Iranian People Towards Rising Against Tyranny
So same thing with Iran. The article points out that the people now in Iran are really ticked at President Trump, but they’re really, really ticked with their own leaders because their own leaders are making it worse for them day by day. Iranian leaders are gonna be living high, and they’re going to be living good, but this is the kind of stuff that creates the right kind of tension to where they start wanting to throw off tyranny.
So it’s just a good indication that policy is starting to work, that Iran is having less disposable cash and money to be able to keep putting supplies and turmoil into the hands of these insurrectionists, in the hands of these terrorists whether it’s ISIS, or Taliban, or other groups.
So I thought that was really good news, especially since we’ve seen, in recent weeks, some more American soldiers died as a result of these things. The more we can hurt the Iranians, and the more the Iranian people get tired of this, they’ll start rising up against their leaders. And that’s what they’re actually predicting. This article is based on the interviews with the Iranian people.
It looks like they’re getting to the point where they don’t want this kind of nonsense from their leaders anymore, and that’s good news for the world.
More International Good News
Yeah. I knew I should have taken a sneak peek at your list for today, David, because I usually say on Good News Friday, “Good news from across the nation and sometimes around the world.”
I didn’t say that here, and you led with a piece of good news from around the world. So I just wasn’t in sync with you today bro.
All right. Let’s take a quick break. We’ll come back and, Tim do I get a hint? Is it gonna be in the United States? Outside the United States?
This is not in the United States either. This is international.
All right, more good news from around the world. See? I can even go to break with a good tagline there. We’ll be right back with some good news from around the world. Seriously folks, stay with us. More good news when we come back on WallBuilders Live.
Moment From American History
This is Tim Barton from WallBuilders with another moment from American history. In the early seventeen hundreds the Reverend John Wise preached that all men were created equal, that taxation without representation was tyranny, and that God’s preferred form of government was the consent of the governed.
All of which is language recognizable in the Declaration of Independence. Why? Because in 1772 the Sons of Liberty led by Founders Sam Adams and John Hancock reprinted and distributed the Reverend Wise’s sermons.
Four years later, much of the Declaration reflected the language of those sermons by John Wise. In 1926 on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, President Calvin Coolidge affirmed, “The thoughts in the Declaration can very largely be traced back to what John Wise was saying.”
Few today know that the Declaration was so strongly influenced by the Rev. John Wise. For more information on this and other stories go to WallBuilders.com.
The Amazing Story of a Fisherman
Welcome back to WallBuilders Live, it’s Good News Friday today, and as we’ve said, going to break it’s good news today not just from the U.S., but from around the world. We started with a piece of good news out of Iran, and now Tim’s got a piece of good news that you said is also international. Where we headed?
Well, this one is kind of around the ocean a little bit. This one actually starts in Indonesia.
There was a teen in Indonesia—and I am positive I am not going to say his name correctly, but it’s the way it looks to me is Aldy Adelang? I don’t even know the last name is Adelang, but all the while I think I can do that right.
So Aldy, he worked as, more or less, a light operator of a fish trap out in the ocean. They turned on the light to attract the fish the trap. He stayed on a hut, and he would stay there for a week at a time and then a ship would come from shore. They would collect all the fish the trap had caught. They would bring him fresh water and food and he just lived on this site. He had done this for three years.
Well, he’s 19 years old. A storm blows in, and it—somehow his hut is detached from the moorings that are holding it in place. His hut blows out in the ocean, and he doesn’t have a way to contact anybody for help. The hut doesn’t have an engine, he doesn’t have paddles on the hut, he is now out in the ocean.
Filtering Salt Water with a Shirt
He is out there for three days, he runs out of food and water, but he’s able to start trying to catch fish. There’s some wood in this hut that he uses to try to help cook the fish.
He actually drinks saltwater—now guys, for all listeners, we would say, “Don’t drink saltwater.”
How do you think he drank salt water and survived? This is kind of interesting.
You’re asking a science question. That’s not fair. David’s the only one with any science background here.
So what would you do if you’re in a hut, you’re from Indonesia, you’re this 19 year old boy. You have very limited, if any, supplies whatsoever. So what do you do to the saltwater to make it drinkable?
I would think that you create some condensation where you can drip condensation off because that’ll filter the salt out.
Not a bad thought.
Condensation would do it. If you had heat, you could cook it out.
Yeah. Heat would also work. So he used his shirt, and folded it up, and he used it to try to catch as much salt as possible so the water would drip through the shirt.
Right. Still not the best way to do this. Although, if you’re in the middle of the ocean and no other possibilities, at least well done trying to make this happen. Well, he’s out here now. It’s been more than a week, and he’s beginning to contemplate suicide because conditions are miserable. He’s not having fun, obviously.
He says when he was starting to contemplate suicide, he remembered his parents had told him that he needed to remember to pray in situations. So he said that he turned to God.
He also remembered he had a Bible in the hut, so he went and got his Bible out. He says the Bible and prayer is what got him through this.
Now he had multiple ships that passed by.
Guess how many days he had to live in this hut on the ocean?
Oh my. The way you asked that question means it’s going to be a long time.
Yeah, I’m thinking like Louis Zamperini style here.
Forty nine days.
Oh my gosh. Wow.
Forty nine days he’s out there. He had ten ships that had sailed past him, and he easily waved at them. But but I guess the hut was too small. They didn’t see him, they didn’t come to him.
The Power of Prayer
Finally, a ship came. He was waving rags in the air, he was doing everything he could. He says the ship circled him several times. I guess they weren’t sure what he was or what he was doing. He jumped off the hut and swam to the ship. They threw him a rope, he got on, he gets back to Japan. Japan contacts the Indonesian consulate.
“Hey we have somebody, we think he needs help. Can you help him?”
So Japan helped get this kid back home.
What’s so cool though is he says, “What saved my life was prayer and the Bible. If I had not prayed, if I hadn’t found the Bible, I would have committed suicide. I wouldn’t have made it, so prayer and the Bible is what helped me survive those forty nine days.”
So absolutely incredible story again. I’m sure I butchering his name, but Aldy, just awesome. God bless that young man and all that he went through. But man, what a story.
All I know is, based on David’s answers to your questions, if we ever do like a survivor kind of show for WallBuilders where somebody drops us off on an island somewhere, I want David on my team.
Yeah but I don’t know about 49 days, bro.
Yeah you might get voted off the island. I’m not sure how that works.
We’ll see. Quick break we’ll be right back. More good news. Stay with us. You’re listening to WallBuilders Live.
This Precarious Moment Book
This is David Barton. I want to let about a brand new book we have called This Precarious Moment: Six Urgent Steps That Will Save You, Your family, and Our Country. Jim Garlow and I have co-authored this book and we take six issues that are hot in the culture right now.
Issues that we’re dealing with, issues such as immigration, race relations, our relationship with Israel, the rising generation Millennials, and the absence of the church in the culture wars, and where American heritage is, our godly heritage. We look at all six of those issues right now that are under attack and we give you both Biblical and historical perspective on those issues that provide solutions on what each of us can do right now to make a difference.
These are all problems that are solvable if we’ll get involved. So you can grab the book This Precarious Moment and find out what you can do to make a difference. This Precarious Moment is available at WallBuilders.com.
Global Compact for Migration
We’re back with WallBuilders Live on this Good News Friday. We’re getting some good news, so far from around the world. Guys, more around the world, or are we coming back to the U.S. yet?
No, we’re going to stay going around the world for a while and we’re going to go…. well, I guess New York, is that around the world? It’s not part of the United States is it?
It’s a confused world and other planet.
That’s right. Yeah that’s what it is. We’re going to interstellar now, we’re good. I guess it really is interstellar, cause we’re going to the United Nations. So the United Nations—do you guys know what the Global Compact for Migration is?
Global Compact for Migration? I do not.
I have. So the world has agreed that ducks can’t migrate in the summer.
No, don’t thinks so. Not from the U.N. It’s actually another one of these treaty kind of things, where they want all the nations to sign on.
And it really is kind of like international immigration. It’s standards that every nation will use, and, “We’re all going to use the same standards.”
And you know in Europe there’s so much open immigration, there is no limitation on immigration, et cetera, which turns out to be a real problem for a lot of the nations there. So you have this U.N. Global Compact for Migration.
Each Country Must Look After Its Own People, Not the Whole World
Well, fortunately, President Trump said, “No, we’re not doing that. We’re protecting the United States. We’re not protecting the world. We have different standards because we want it to be what’s best for America, because Americans live here. Every nation needs to do what’s best for that nation, not what’s best for every other nation. If every nation looks after itself, and seeks its own good, and seeks the best of its citizens, then you get the right result, but you don’t get globally.”
So the U.S. announced that it was not going to do so. What I have here in my hand is an article saying the Polish government jumps on board, so they’re not doing it either, which is not surprising.
We’ve talked before about a lot of those younger Eastern European nations, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, et cetera. They’re very Christian oriented, they’re trying to do things in a very Christian manner. They’ve been very good on this.
Tim and I were with the Deputy Prime Minister in Poland—the guy that’s over the interior affairs and education—and he was telling us that he is so bummed and so angry over what’s happening with the universities in Poland, because he said, “They’re starting to act like America. They’re giving you degrees and things you can’t get a job in, and it’s useless education.”
Many Other Nations are Backing Us Up
And anybody that doesn’t know, right now only one out of four graduates of college in the United States are able to get a job in their career field. They come out with degrees utterly useless. It’s a waste of time and they’re in debt.
So Poland said, “We love America, we love all the good things. But man, where education’s heading…”
So now they’ve jumped on board with President Trump and said, “No, we’re not doing this open border immigration stuff.”
And guess who else? The Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Austria, Australia, and Israel. All these other nations that are really good nations are trying to do the right thing.
It really is good to see so many nations jumping on the right position with immigration saying, “We’re not doing global immigration. We do believe that there are separate distinct nations. We’re told that God is the one who draws the boundaries of nations. He makes nations.”
This is recognition of sovereignty of nations, so it’s a really healthy deal coming out of Poland.
Hungary Bans Gender Studies in Universities
One other one I’ll throw in with that: we talked about how Hungary is really trying to do the right thing here. Well, this article with Hungary’s Prime Minister, and in fact Tim and I are part of a delegation that’s been invited to go meet with the Prime minister, but he now bans gender studies at colleges, and is saying that people are either born male or female.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, sir! What science do you base it on? Oh, all of science? Oh. Ok that’s fine.
You mean you’re actually going to teach truth and science at your universities in Hungary? OK. So this is good news coming from elsewhere.
There are really good things happening across the world and they’re joining with America in so many ways and trying to do the right thing. That’s just good news, literally.
More good news from around the world. All right, quick break then we’ll be right back with our final segment of good news. I’m anxious to see if it’s all going to be around the world. Our listeners may know I don’t get to see the list, so all the good news is a surprise to me every week. I’m anxious to see how we’re wrapping this one up.
Stay with us folks. Final segment of good news when we come back on WallBuilders Live.
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Good News from Millenials
Welcome back to WallBuilders Live on this Good News Friday, and some good news from David and Tim Barton, stories from around the nation and around the world, so far all around the world.
David, Tim, where we headed next on our Good News Friday?
Well, this one, Rick, is actually in the U.S., and this is dealing with millennials. One of the things that we’ve talked about before is, if you want to measure the political parties, the platforms is a great way to do it.
Certainly there are individuals in political parties who don’t necessarily reflect the platform completely. Generally, if you want to see where parties are coming from, if you want to understand what the Republicans generally believe, what is their platform, what do they stand for? You can read the platform and you can see what it says about life, what it says about limited government, what it says about marriage, what it says about genders, and you can get a feel for that.
Well, you also can read the Democratic platform and you can get a feel for that. You read the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, the Constitution Party, and however many dozens or hundreds of parties there are, you can read the party platform and get a feel for it.
North Korea, China, Vietnam… America?!
Well, the Democratic Party platform says that they support abortion up to the birth of the child, and they think that taxpayers ought to pay for people to have abortions in America. That is a fairly well-known position, in fact. Many Democrat leaders support partial birth abortion, the things that are very barbaric and and we’ve talked about on the program before.
There are only four nations in the world that allow partial birth abortion. Vietnam, North Korea, China, and America. Every other nation says you cannot do third trimester partial birth abortions. Those things are illegal.
Third trimester abortions are banned everywhere in the world except for those four nations. And this is where, certainly, we seem a little behind the times, at least in understanding science and the fact that it is a human child.
Well, the Democratic Party is still supporting that position. The good news is that, when it comes to millennials, millennials recognize that’s not a good position. In fact, 70 percent of Millennials think that there should be limitations on abortion and that you shouldn’t be able to have an abortion past five months of pregnancy.
They don’t think that taxpayer money, that the government, should be able to fund that. In fact, it goes even further, a little interesting that they have all kinds of breakdown in this study.
Very Few Millennials Support Late Term Abortion
But 48 percent of millennials said that they think their money should go to a federally qualified health center rather than Planned Parenthood. Only 17 percent of Millennials thought that it was OK to take their taxpayer dollars and give them to fund Planned Parenthood.
So very, very positive things. In fact, only 7 percent of Millennials polled said that they supported or believed in the Democratic position, or the Democratic Party position on abortion. So only seven percent of Millennials hold the same position on abortion that the Democratic Party platform does.
That’s really bad news for them, but that’s good news for the life issue.
It’s very good news. And one of the things that too often we don’t do a good job of politically, is prioritizing issues. Although it is bad for the Democratic Party, still so many millennials are in favor of Democratic policies. They disagree with this one, which is very good, but a lot of people put this rather low on the totem pole. If you go back to the declaration, it starts with that the first of the unalienable rights is the right to life, and then liberty, and then the pursuit of happiness.
If you don’t have life, nothing else matters. So it’s got to start with life. I don’t think that most Millennials have that same perspective, but at least they’re recognizing the value of life and their position on life does not line up with the Democratic platform. So that is very good.
An Expired Federal Appointment
Yeah, very good news, Tim. I always love it when we have good news about Millennials, because that means generationally going into the future, that we can have hope for the ones we’re passing the torch to, that they’re actually getting it on these very, very important issues.
Rick, I’ve got one that deals with the expiration of a federal appointment. Back under President—
Good news by itself, by the way. Any time we are expiring something federally—granted it could be expired something wonderful—but generally speaking that just sounds like good news.
It is in this case particularly. Back under President Obama, the EEOC which is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, they’re the ones you go to if you’ve got a federal contract. You say, “They’re discriminated against me for this or that or whatever.”
And this has moved even into the realm of religious conscience—whether it be, “I’ve been fired because I won’t do abortions at a hospital,” or, “I’ve been fired from my job because I refused to bake a cake for homosexuals who wanted me to use my creative talents,” or whatever.
The person that President Obama put on the EEOC—he did it in a recess appointment, had a very unconstitutional manner because the Senate had not recessed, but he couldn’t get them to confirm this radical. It’s a very radical LGBTQ lady named Chai Feldblum, and she says, “Sexual liberty must always triumph over religious conscience.” So when those issues come to her, every time no matter what happens, religious conscience will lose if it comes up against LGBTQ issues.
Trump Listened and Withdrew his Nomination
Now there’s a lot of fault with that, right? How can we say that pedophilia is wrong? How can you say that rape is wrong? Because of that sexual preference. How can you say, “Well, no, conscience says we shouldn’t do those things.”
That’s a very flawed position.
It’s a very flawed position. And her term was running out just a few weeks ago, and President Trump renominated her back to that position and people sounded off and said, “No! You don’t know what she stands for!”
And he has withdrawn the renomination.
So she has now retired. And that’s, by the way, that’s multiple times that President Trump has nominated someone that was really pretty radical, and when people pointed that out he pulled the nomination.
I’ve seen that even on some people that he was looking at for judges, and ambassadors, et cetera. He’s been very, very quick to pull the nomination once it was pointed out how radical they are.
So that’s a piece of good news, that’s a good victory for religious liberties in America that still does get to trump other areas because it is a constitutional freedom.
Millennials Support Abortion Limits and More on Good News Friday!
Very good news. Thanks guys for so much good news, both here in the U.S. and around the world.
If our listeners would like more good news, we have a ton of it right there at WallBuildersLive.com. There’s a little button you can click that says archives. You go to that archives section and go back to any of our past Friday programs. Get more of that good news.
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We mostly appreciate you for just listening today, and special thanks for all the good news that David and Tim were able to share today.
It encourages me, I hope it encourages you as well going into the weekend. God bless you. Thanks for listening to WallBuilders Live.