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Abusing the First Amendment

Alfonzo Rachel reminds us again that our first amendment is under heavy attack. Pro-abortion activists are forcing Christian-owned businesses to give up their religious freedom. In addition, they continue to use the Girl Scouts of America as a front to fund Planned Parenthood. We all have religious freedom, as long as those freedoms don’t infringe on our right to life, liberty, pursuit of happiness and property. Says Rachel in this episode of “Zonation” on PJTV, “Liberals like to say freedom from religion. That’s not what the Constitution says. But I understand that liberals like to twist the Constitution to suit their selfish world view. OK, fine. You can have freedom from religion, if that’s what you want the Constitution to say. But what goes for freedom of religion, also goes for freedom from religion. Because just as freedom from religion cannot be exercised as depriving others of their rights, freedom from religion cannot be exercised of depriving others of their rights.” Check out the episode as Rachel explains.

Big Government Not the Answer

Since the beginning of time, it’s a proven fact that the bigger government grows, human freedom and happiness shrinks. In this edition of Prager University, best-selling author Dennis Prager puts it succinctly: “The more government, the more rules. The more rules, the less liberty.” Prager explains that this is not what our founding fathers had in mind.

Destination: Russia

With the world’s eyes on Russia, host of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the faults of a socialist-based society are more visible than ever. Although liberals hold Mother Russia as the model for a utopian society, mistakes and failures abound. In this edition of “Afterburner” on PJTV, Bill Whittle spells out the differences of the totalitarian state of Russia and the liberty, choice and personal responsibility of the USA. But, Whittle warns, are the policies and tendencies of the current administration driving us toward the Russian way of life?

Beck: Stop Saying No

As Americans across this great nation struggle to keep their New Year’s resolutions, Glenn Beck says it’s time we all became better people. In this edition of The Blaze, Beck urges us to release the miracles from within. “We all have a story to tell,” he says. “We all have a reason to be here. We all have a job to do, and too many of us, unfortunately, are telling ourselves, are telling others, ‘No, that’s stupid, that’s foolish, don’t do it.”

Onward and Upward

Advancing liberal agendas continue to discourage many Americans. But don’t fret, says Wild Bill, our fight for faith and freedom will prevail. “I see great things for us in the new year,” he says in this edition of Wild Bill for America. “God gave us a warrior spirit for a reason–to do battle against the forces of evil. And there’s nothing that fires the heart of a warrior like carrying the banner of God and country right into enemy territory.”

Economic Reboot Coming

Yaron Brook, president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, tells Glenn Beck that ominous economic clouds lay ahead for the United States. “Over the next 20 plus-minus years, we’re in deep, deep economic trouble,” Brook says. “It might be sooner. It might be three years, but at some point this country goes bankrupt.” Listen to the full discussion in this edition of “The Blaze.”

Compliance Can Be Costly

Host Nick Gillespie and TV personality Mike Rowe discuss the “Hidden Cost of Compliance” in this edition of Reason TV. Says Rowe, who is best known as the longtime host of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” “There are an army of angry acronyms out there and they each have a very specific agenda. None of them are there to make your life easier. They are there to make you more compliant.”

Glenn Beck Defends Redskins

The controversy surrounding the nickname of the Washington Redskins has drawn the ire of conservative commentator Glenn Beck. Most of the fuss, says Beck, is coming from non-Native Americans, such as President Obama, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and reporter Peter King, who believe they know more than the Native people themselves. “Ninety percent of Native Americans feel that the name isn’t offensive and shouldn’t be changed,” Beck says, citing a poll taken by the Annenberg Public Policy Center. “Students primarily at Native American schools all across America wear the name with pride and now say, they might lose the name.” In this edition of “The Blaze,” Beck explains the history of the nickname “Redskins” and how it relates to today.

Don’t Mess With Texas

Bill Whittle’s Thanksgiving visit to his native Texas reminded him how much we are blessed to live in a free country. But the same can’t really be said about California, where the bureaucrats are destroying any sense of liberty. “The entire state (of California) is a Fun Free Zone, and violators will be prosecuted,” says Whittle, who says he’s lived a third of his life in the Golden State. Now, he says, the Peoples Republic of California is awash in permits and ordinances and resolutions, making it awfully difficult to enjoy your freedom. Check out the rest of Whittle’s take in the edition of “Afterburner” on PJTV.

Freedom of Speech in Peril

In the first of a three-part series, PJ Media’s “Trifecta” gang takes a look at the assault on the first amendment. Hosts Bill Whittle Tammy Bruce and Steve Green discuss what the Obama Administration has planned for our right to speak, worship and assemble freely.

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