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Blame the Grievance Industry

Whether it’s Black Lives Matter directing its hatred at law enforcement or the Reverend Al Sharpton spewing vitriol, our disadvantaged neighborhoods continue to wallow in the self-pity and victimization culture that has swallowed up these communities. Celebrated economist, social theorist and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Professor Thomas Sowell, blames this very grievance industry for promoting the prevalent self-defeating welfare state vision. Sowell explains in this interview with host Peter Robinson on Liberty Pen’s “Uncommon Knowledge.”

One Nation Under God

Speaking to a men’s breakfast at a prominent church in Daytona, Florida, Wild Bill issued a challenge to a typical American church in light of the country’s fall from moral grace. “I challenged the men to be men of God, to do their duty as ambassadors of Christ,” he says. “The Christian church withdrew from the American culture, and guess what took over. I told the men that Ronald Reagan once said that, ‘If we ever forget that we are a nation under God, we will be a nation gone under.”

A Textbook For the Ages

Wild Bill shows off the New England Primer, aka the Little Blue Book, that taught colonial Americans how to read for 200 years. The public schools textbook also showed how vitally important the Christian faith was to early Americans.

Are We Really the Best?

Are we really an exceptional nation, or do we just think we are? The general concensus is that outsiders are the best judges of our country. Best-selling Australian author and political commentator Nick Adams takes a stab at answering this question in this edition of Prager University.

A Heavy Dose of Inspiration

As we struggle through the presidency of Barack Obama, a community organizer who has sold our country down the river, who cowtows to our enemy, who spits on American exceptionalism, it’s refreshing to shine a light on the greatness of President Ronald Reagan. In the following video, titled “A Soldier’s Pledge,” listen to the inspiration that Reagan exudes, the parlance of what an American president should sound like. Pay attention to his passion and compassion for the great nation we love, then sit back and remember who we are in these troubled times.

A College Speech For the Ages

Most of us attend a small percentage of thousands of college commencement speeches given every year. But it’s certain they all have one theme in common, says nationally syndicated and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will. “They’re often collections of bromides and boring advice. Just once a commencement speaker should puncture the smug complacency and cloyne self-congratulation on campuses.” In this edition of Prager University, Will renders a funny, truthful and witty speech that every graduate should here.

What Drives Extremists?

There’s a false narrative circulating that poverty and ignorance are the leading factors driving individuals to become violent Islamic extremists. Not true, says Haroon Ullah, senior State Department advisor and foreign policy professor at Georgetown University. Check out what Haroon discovered while living in Pakistan in this edition of Prager University.

Should U.S. Police the World?

When the topic of America policing the world comes up, progressives are quick to react. They point to American arrogance, or ask themselves, “Who made the U.S. the boss of the world?” Conservatives, especially those with libertarian leanings, proclaim, “What other countries do to to their neighbors is of no concern of ours.” But what is the alternative, asks Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and foreign affairs expert Bret Stephens. In his book, America in Retreat, Stephens writes, “The order that the U.S. has provided has not only had enormous security benefits for all the world, it has also produced phenomenal economic advantages.” Stephens weighs in some more in this edition of Prager University.

An Empire of Lies

Bill Whittle says that if you have to manufacture evidence to prove your case, there’s no case at all. And that’s exactly what progressives do. Take the rape culture at the University of Virginia, Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, refusing to serve gay people, the Treyvon Martin and Michael Brown assassinations and Tea Party racism. Only problem is, there is no truth in any of these cases. They are the products of progressivism at its best–an empire of lies. Join Whittle as he explains in this edition of Truth Revolt Originals.

Black Power Misdirected

Alfonzo Rachel opines that the Baltimore riots don’t have anything to do with Black Power and everything to do with the disgrace of those partaking in looting and crime. “Weakness is destructive without any means to restore and make improvements,” Rachel says. “Power is being applied in being constructive.” Tune in as Rachel makes his case for the real meaning of Black Power in this edition of “Zonation” on PJTV.

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