Author Archives: THAdmin

David Davenport: The Death Penalty: Who Decides?

Liberals have used the courts for decades to carry out their agenda of social change. From Roe vs. Wade’s constitutional right to abortion to the more recent protection of same-sex marriage, courts have become an engine of social change.

The death penalty seems to be the next target for social change, either through the courts or by governors. When the U.S. Department of Justice recently announced it would resume carrying out the federal death penalty, presidential candidate Kamala Harris attacked it as “immoral and deeply flawed” while Joe Biden reversed yet one more long-held position and said it was wrong.

Meanwhile in California, even though voters twice upheld the death penalty, Governor Gavin Newsom has suspended it.

Questions like the death penalty should be decided by the people and their elected representatives, not by elite courts and lone ranger governors who think they know better.

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Alaska Allows Gender Confused Man into Women’s Shelter: Kate Anderson and Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager talks to Kate Anderson, Senior Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, about  The Downtown Soup Kitchen dba Downtown Hope Center v. Municipality of Anchorage, in which Alaska allows a man who calls himself a woman to sleep in a woman’s homeless center.

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Dan Proft: Trump the Burkean?

In 1774, the father of modern conservatism, Edmund Burke, delivered a speech to the electors of Bristol-the people he would represent in the British Parliament. He said: “Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.”

In other words, a legislator is not supposed to be a human weather vane—simply following the majority opinion at all times.

The same is true for a chief executive.

Whether you think it is out of hubris or philosophical grounding, President Trump is the most Burkean President since Reagan.

Most of our recent presidents have governed from the back of the parade of public opinion rather than choosing to form it at the front.

If President Trump’s example of leading with the judgment he was elected to exercise brings about a renewed understanding of proper governance then Trump will have done our representative republic a great turn.

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Hong Kong Fights for Freedom; U.S. Fights for 355-Ship Navy

Townhall Review – August 24, 2019

Hugh Hewitt and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton examine the turmoil and tension in Hong Kong.

Sebastian Gorka and Liel Leibovitz, senior writer for Tablet Magazine, discuss the two notorious U.S. House “Squad” members, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Mike Allen of Axios about the negative press coverage of President Trump.

Hugh Hewitt and Congressman Mike Gallagher discuss the need for building up our Naval Fleet and the possible Chinese crackdown in Hong Kong.

Brian Whitman and Jennifer Horn from AM870 The Answer, ask Pete Peterson, Dean of Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Public Policy about the California DMV’s bungling of the motor voter program.

Seth Leibsohn talks with Mark Bauerlein, Senior Editor for First Things and consultant to the State of Florida, where he advises on the high school reading curriculum.

Dennis Prager talks with Douglas Carswell, author and former British Member of Parliament about his book, “Progress Vs Parasites: A Brief History of the Conflict that’s Shaped our World.”

Sam Malone of Salem’s AM1070 The Answer in Houston talks about Jill Biden, wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, and her work to convince voters that Joe can beat Trump in 2020.

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