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Albert Mohler: Dramatic Changes in the American Religious Landscape

The Pew Research Center is out with a sobering new report revealing dramatic changes in the American religious landscape.

The survey from 2018 and 2019 found 65 percent of American adults described themselves as Christians when asked about their religious affiliation. That figure, however, is down 12 percentage points just over the last decade. The share of the population identified as religiously unaffiliated, the nones—n-o-n-e-s—are now at 26 percent. That’s up 17 percent just over the last 10 years.

That’s a tremendous change in just one decade.

Even more alarming is the generational breakdown of the pattern.

The growth of the religiously unaffiliated, “is most pronounced among young adults.” That fact, above all, should have our attention.

We’re witnessing the rapid and accelerating secularization of America.

And the data would indicate no sign that these trends will be slowed, much less reversed.

For the Christian world, the mission field is getting ever closer to home.

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Dan Proft: Trump Values vs. Chicago Values

“You don’t hear it enough. You do an incredible job. The people of this country know it. And the people of this country love you.”

That was President Trump’s message to police officers in his recent address to police chiefs from across America.

He used the backdrop of Chicago, the most violent big city in America and perhaps its most anti-Trump, to contrast his values with those of Leftist enclaves like Chicago.

Trump recognized a Chicago police officer recently injured in the line of duty declaring, “An attack on law enforcement is an attack on all Americans.”

He also took direct aim at Chicago’s sanctuary city dogmatism announcing, “I will never put the needs of illegal immigrant criminals before I put the needs of law-abiding citizens. It’s very simple to me.”

His message was very simple indeed. Trump stands with law enforcement and the law-abiding. His detractors do not.

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Is Common Sense Gone in America?

Townhall Review – November 2, 2019

Seth Leibsohn talks with U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy about the Democrats’ plan for public hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Mike Gallagher offers his thoughts on the long-running effort to impeach President Trump.

Kevin McCullough talks with retired four-star general Jack Keane about recent attacks against ISIS leaders overseas.

Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla offer a hilarious take on their new documentary, “No Safe Spaces.”

Seth Leibsohn talks with Dennis Prager about some of the most interesting parts of “No Safe Spaces.”

Larry Elder looks at the latest extreme statement by Beto O’Rourke.

Dennis Prager invites Robert Curry to discusses his new book, “Reclaiming Common Sense: Finding Truth on a Post-Truth World,”

Mike Gallagher discusses the recent quarter-billion-dollar opioid settlement against drug companies.

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Jerry Bowyer: Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax Folly

Recently, candidate Elizabeth Warren proposed a wealth tax, which is a tax on wealth that has already been earned, taxed and saved.

This sounded historically familiar to me, so I talked to my friend Amity Shlaes, a renowned economic historian and author of “The Forgotten Man,” a history of the Great Depression. She confirmed to me that under the New Deal there were, indeed, several wealth taxes.

The result of this general war on business and war on wealth was what she labeled “the Depression within the Depression”—that brutal period from 1937-1938 when unemployment, still over ten percent, shot back up even higher. The anti-business attitude of the New Deal prolonged and, she said, “put the ‘great’ in Great Depression, no doubt about it.”

A wealth tax? We’ve been there. Done that. Crashed the economy. This is one experiment that we’d be fools to try again.

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