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Albert Mohler: The Central Sacrament of the American Political Left

On January 22nd last week—on the day marking the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade—the new president of the United States, in office just a matter of a few days, posted this tweet, “As we mark the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, now is the time to rededicate ourselves to the work ahead. From codifying Roe to eliminating maternal and infant health disparities, our Administration is committed to ensuring everyone has access to the health care they need.”

By codifying Roe, let me explain briefly: President Biden wants to take the essential findings of Roe v. Wade, as abhorrent as they are, and make them lasting national legislative reality.

Any American who is shocked by that doesn’t deserve to be. Then-candidate Joe Biden made very clear that if he were to be elected president, he would move to legislate Roe v. Wade.

He basically supports abortion without restriction—any meaningful restriction—all the way up until the moment of birth.

All this reminds us that abortion has become the central sacrament of the political left in the United States.

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Albert Mohler: Our Task Today Is to Pray

As a nation, we have commemorated 58 presidential inaugurations. This week, we mark the 59th. On Wednesday, standing at the West Front of the United States Capitol, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will take the oath of office as the 46th president of the United States. Even after the events of the past few weeks—especially after the events of past weeks—Americans will witness the peaceful transition of power.

A constitutional form of self-government, a government that exists by the consent of the governed, an elected chief executive, require solemnity and dignity with the transfer of power. Our Constitution requires an oath of office, and that oath is made in public, before the nation and the watching world.

All Americans, those who voted for Joe Biden and those who did not, must respect the majesty of our constitutional order and the virtues of citizenship that make it possible.

Our task today is to pray for our nation, and for our new President. May God bless the United States of America.

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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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Hugh Hewitt: Every U.S. Citizen Will Be Impacted by Georgia’s Vote

January 5th, 2021 marks a decisive day in this new year, one that will resonate throughout all of ’21 and indeed 2022.

This is because Georgia votes today in runoffs for two United States Senate seats. It’s an election of enormous consequence for the other 49 states because the results will determine whether Republicans or Democrats control the Senate—and thus greatly impacting every U.S. citizen.

Salem is supporting David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler—and encouraging Georgians to turnout to return these two incumbents to office. Their opponents—John Ossoff and Raphael Warnock—are both very left wing. The Rev. Warnock may, in fact, be the most radical major party candidate of the era.

A GOP majority will ensure a check on President-elect Biden. They’ll refuse to confirm radical judicial appointments while continuing robust spending on the American military.

Georgians, please vote! And if you know anyone in Georgia, please call them and urge them to vote today.

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Albert Mohler: A Win for Religious Liberty Coast to Coast

An extremely important ruling and defense of religious liberty was handed down the day before Thanksgiving by the Supreme Court of the United States. It was a five-four ruling in defense of the Roman Catholic diocese of Brooklyn, and also a Jewish congregation, but it’s not just a win for those two religious bodies. It’s a win for religious liberty coast to coast.

For the first time in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court of the United States by that five-four majority said, this has gone on too long and government has overstepped. It’s gone too far. And in defense of religious liberty, the court handed down a preliminary injunction. This is very different than how the Supreme Court has handled these issues since the beginning of the pandemic and this will send a very clear signal.

But just do the math, five-four. And note this, three of the five justices in defense of religious liberty, three of the five were nominated to the court by President Donald Trump. And they were confirmed by a Senate with a Republican majority. Elections have consequences. And right now our focus, even as we celebrate this win for religious liberty, has to be on that special election in Georgia on the 5th of January. Elections have consequences. Yes. And just remember, that when for religious liberty was one of the consequences of previous elections. Now we understand what’s at stake.

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Jerry Bowyer: A Vacancy on the Court and a Spending Pattern We Cannot Afford

Democrats and the media are attacking Republicans for pushing ahead with a new Supreme Court nominee while, allegedly, dragging their feet on a coronavirus relief bill.

There’s just one problem: the coronavirus bill put forward by Democrats is a dangerous expansion of the federal government that puts our economy at even more risk of fiscal collapse.

Though we don’t hear about it much anymore, the United States’ debt-to-GDP ratio has increased dramatically in the 21st century. When George W. Bush took office, we had a debt ratio of under 60 percent. Today, we have a debt ratio of over 100 percent—107 percent to be precise.

In simple English, that means our government owes more than our entire economy produces in a year. America simply cannot afford more of these immense spending bills.

Republicans are right to reject the Democrat’s short-sighted, ridiculous proposal. Imagine the spending binge if Democrats gain the presidency too.

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Albert Mohler: We Need Judge Barrett

What happens now? President Trump made history by nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. That is fantastic news. But now the scene shifts to the United States Senate. The rules of the Senate call for hearings before the Judiciary Committee. Watch for those in coming weeks—and expect a political blockbuster.

Then, the committee votes to move the nomination to the floor of the Senate. That, too, will be a fight. Then Senate debate and the big event—the vote. It will be a battle at every turn, and Democrats will try their best to slow it down. Republicans must keep up the heat, and see it through to the end—the future of the Supreme Court is at stake.

We need Judge Barrett on the Supreme Court now.

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