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Albert Mohler: The Provocative Act of the House

The House of Representatives has just passed a new rule—and, no, it has nothing to do with impeachment.

The new rule—championed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi—establishes guidelines for language related to gender for the 177th Congress.

I’m going to read a portion exactly as it is found in the House Resolution: “In clause 8(c)(3) of rule XXIII, strike, ‘father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law ….” And the list goes on and on.

What you just heard is a disaster—an assault upon creation and an assault on the English language, and yet it’s now the rule of the United States House of Representatives.

There will be no more brothers and sisters, only “siblings.” There will be no more mothers and fathers, only “parents.”

Christians have to understand that complicity in this kind of intentional confusion will come with consequences. It’s not merely a word game.

The House cannot change nature, but it can—and has—set our nation’s official discourse at war with nature.

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Hugh Hewitt: Joe Biden’s Opportunity

President Elect Joe Biden has a historic opportunity to meet the moment with his inaugural address. All Americans should be praying he delivers the speech of his life, and it will need to be, given the deeply divided nation he will be facing.

He will need to have an eye on the disaster of last week, the lost lives and the deep disgrace brought upon the nation. But he will also need to summon Americans to return to the politics of the postwar years, when bipartisan debate turned on how best to defend the country so that all could enjoy its blessings.

Moderation is not easy to argue for after the savage attack on the Capitol by the mob.

But it is moderation that we need now.

Partisan dangers and sweeping condemnation will not help the new president achieve what is needed. Appeals to reason and civility could help him—in Lincoln’s words—“bind up the nation’s wounds.”

… And healing is what the nation needs.

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Trump Impeached a Second Time


Townhall Review for January 16, 2021

Hugh Hewitt and Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse talk about the latest effort by Democrats to impeach the President.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw about the second effort to impeach President Donald Trump.

Bob Frantz and Peter Kirsanow, member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, talk about the actions by social media to eliminate Parler.

Mike Gallagher talks about the how and why big tech moved so quickly against Parler.

Hugh Hewitt and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talk about the dangers the Chinese Communist Party pose for the new President.

Dennis Prager talks with restaurant owner Angela Marsden about the banning of outdoor dining at her restaurant while Hollywood filming crews were allowed to dine outdoors in the same parking lot.

Mike Gallagher examines how President-elect Biden missed a prime opportunity to help bring some sanity to the volatile situation in the nation’s capitol.

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Albert Mohler: The Tech Giants Embrace Cancel Culture

Many of you tracked with the fact that both Facebook and Twitter have banned or suspended President Trump.

You’re also likely aware that the Parler app has been suspended by both Google and Apple. We’re looking at a major change in the entire landscape of social media, and we’re looking at unprecedented territory.

What does it mean? First, of course, it means that President Trump is likely to have a great deal of difficulty reaching his base.

But, the second issue is not really about President Trump at all. It’s about the power of these social media giants—and the rise of cancel culture.

We should be first to point out that there is never an excuse for inciting violence through social media or any other form of media. We should also understand that something far short of inciting violence could incite these kinds of policies.

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Hugh Hewitt: Against Fast-Track Impeachment

A fast-track impeachment of President Trump would not be justice. It would be pointless revenge, a very anti-American sentiment in action.

The so-called “Roman revolution” began around 60 B.C. and continued for 75 years, by the count of British historian Sir Ronald Syme—whose work remains the go-to source on how republics—including the greatest one until ours, Rome—collapsed. Republics do so when opposing parties within them continually raise the stakes, the rhetoric, then the violence, and finally the arsenal of political weaponry.

President Trump did a deeply reckless thing when he spoke before his supporters as they assembled.

But I do not believe there is conclusive evidence that Trump intended the storming of the Capitol, or any sort of sedition.

An impeachment now would leave no time for the president to present evidence of his contrary intent or any mitigating factors.

What ought to drive discussions at this moment is what’s best for the country—now and hereafter.

Passions are running high—which is why this is exactly the moment to allow them to cool.

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Albert Mohler: Renewing Our Commitment to Ordered Liberty

The American experiment is founded upon a presupposition, a prior commitment to an ordered liberty—an established order. That means policies, it means a covenant, in our case, it means a Constitution. As of right now, the U.S. Constitution is the longest surviving written constitution in human history.

It’s a remarkable document.

All of that came to the fore this past week in the violent events that interrupted the joint session of Congress to count the votes of the Electoral College.

At the end of the day on Wednesday, our constitutional order proved itself, once again, resilient. But that doesn’t take away any of the tragedy and the horror of what took place.

It was an enormous stress test on ordered liberty—a stress test brought on by the President of the United States.

It’s an opportunity for the right, the left, conservatives, liberals, all Americans, to repudiate political violence and reaffirm—once again—our commitment to ordered liberty.

It’s the American way.

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