On the show for Thursday in the first half hour I will be joined by Jim Gibson, Executive Vice President and Media Liaison for the Texas Border Volunteers. The current push for amnesty for all illegal aliens ignores a very key component. The security of our borders. It is imperative that we have secure borders before we start once again granting “amnesty”. The amnesty pill has been tried so many times before and the net result is more illegal immigrants crossing the border, putting themselves and others at risk. With our own economy in duress and the job market shrinking for those here legally, why would we want to strain it even further? This issue is not going to be simply solved and the focus of the show for today is not amnesty programs but rather the true threat we face at our borders. What are we not being told and how severe is the problem? Most of us have been led to believe that the issue is illegal mexican immigration but what about others? Ranchers are under fire and the murder rates at our borders has made living with the reality that today may be your last, a common daily issue at our texas borders. Should Texas bear the brunt of this issue and should our borders continue to be a war zone because this administration is tying our hands. Tune in as Jim Gibson shares with us the truth about the border.
On the second half of the program we turn our attention towards those who have given their lives to defend our freedoms. Those who served this country through wars and police actions and times of peace. Those who knew that at a moments notice this could be their last day as they were whisked off to their next assignment. Now having given this nation their service and their lives and subjected their families to these types of uncertainties they are being rewarded by having their pay cut, their benefits stripped and their access to memorials, the burial places of their friends and loved ones blocked. This administration has done more to create a hostile environment for our veterans than we have seen in many, many years. Pete Hegseth will join me to discuss these issues.
Pete Hegseth serves as Chief Executive Officer for Concerned Veterans for America, overseeing strategic direction of the organization. Prior to joining CVA, Hegseth was Executive Director for Vets for Freedom from 2007-2011, where he grew the organization to over 95,000 members.
An infantry officer in the Army National Guard, Hegseth recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan, where he was the senior counterinsurgency instructor at the Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul. Pete previously served in Iraq with the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division for their 2005-2006 deployment, serving as an infantry Platoon Leader in Baghdad in 2005, and as a Civil-Military Operations officer in Samara in 2006. He also served in Guantanamo Bay for a year with his National Guard unit. Pete holds two Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his time in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Hegseth appears weekly on Fox News Channel, and has appeared on numerous CNN, MSNBC, The Blaze, and C-SPAN programs. He has written multiple columns in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Post, and Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Hegseth is also a frequent contributor to National Review Online. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center of the American Experiment and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Pete graduated from Princeton University in 2003 and is currently finishing a master’s program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Thank you for tuning in and thank you for your support. I want to thank those who have made contributions to the show and those who continue to pray for me and my family. Next week on the program my guests will include the President of the Tea Parties of Texas and a policy representative from Freedom works. Michael Farris will be back with us before the end of the month to discuss the Convention of States and answer some questions that critics have raised as well. The battle continues to rage on and needs our attention. In San Antonio this morning the argument that Texas constitutional amendment, passed legally by a constitutional process and the vote of the people, should be over turned by a federal court. The 14th amendment has been used to justify striking down similar constitutional amendments in states across the country. This argument is filled with peril. The 14th Amendment does not grant equal protection to arbitrary groups. It grants equal protection to equal groups. In the Virginia case that is so often quoted the issue was were a man and a woman who were married being given the same protection under the law if they were both the same ethnicity as if they were each if a different ethnicity? The answer was that they were not and since marriage was recognized as being between a MAN and a WOMAN, both parts being the same, ethnicity should not restrict equal standing. The issue in the same sex debate is a redefining of marriage from specific parts to an ideology. The courts are missing a key step to this argument, however the supreme court in over turning DOMA has opened the door to redefinition and this is the danger. In order for the “equal protection” law to apply it is necessary to first adjudicate that these two relationships are the same or to change the very historical definition of marriage. This is why you read the arguments that this redefining would open the door to bestiality, polygamy, pedophilia and assorted other relationships. Because in order to create the “equal protection” argument you have to consider the relationships as the same and when the two parts are not the same IE, MAN and WOMAN versus MAN and MAN or WOMAN and WOMAN, you do not have interchangeable parts, thus you must redefine the “marriage relationship” to be more inclusive to meet the “equal protection” standard. Thus marriage becomes all about the feelings associated with the relationship and not the structure of the relationship. The idea of “loving relationship” takes the place of the specific elements of the relationship. How could this not then open the door for these other forms of perversion. Now if you redefine the terms of marriage to be as ambiguous as a “love relationship” then you do not and can not restrict what that looks like. This is why the step towards “age of consent” is the next level of assault, and even the very definition of consent will be legally challenged. As you can see this is a slippery slope and we are on it. Here is the actual 14th Amendment Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
There is a reason that the recognition of marriage has from its inception been a biblical concept. There is no “constitutional” amendment that gives that right. It has been granted in fact by the church and by the states. History is being rewritten and the dangers associated with this are very real. This is why I am engaged in this particular battle because family is the foundation of our society and our nation and to redefine it is to destroy that foundation. Without a foundation we can not stand . That is why the enemy of our souls is so committed to its destruction. I hope this helps in explaining the seriousness of this issue. God bless you as you pray for our city, county, state and nation.