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Now that we do a lot of work on school choice at the mixer for Lord Justice or one of the big barriers to school choices made in the states for decades for this issue of if we have a school choice program that allows parents to decide to send their kids whether the voucher tax credit to a private school candidate could also go to a private religious school, going so far to say can go to private religious school, but what about the religious to class and issues like that was recorded really clarified now for the second third time over series of cases this would originate out of main and again this is Carson versus Macon 6 to 3 out of the US Supreme Court. The opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts and it says very clearly, if you're going to have programs that allow parents to choose to said that you usually strike the money to send their children to a private school you cannot exclude religious schools from that parental choice so huge way because it opens the door just in Maine but again clarifies from this report is the second time. Just a few years. Supreme Court is a good clarified that when you do these programs you can't exclude religious schools was interesting about this is Maine had a situation where they did not have secondary schools. A lot of the rural communities which is a large part of Maine. So what they did was a art gave an option of tuition assistance but they said the school had to be nonsectarian and as you said were success of the spring court said that violates with interesting here is the free exercise clause when a speech case it was an establishment clause case was the right to free exercise of religion and the court said as we've explained in other opinions interest in separating church and state more fiercely than the federal Constitution cannot qualify as compelling in the face of an infringement of free exercise for this case elevated the free exercise clause of the Constitution.
That's good. It's also said that you cannot target religious institutions for exclusion from otherwise available programs.
It noted that the state need not subsidize private education. Another requires a state to provide for subsidies for private school, but once the state decides to do so. It cannot disqualify some private school solely because they are religious. Now we've been arguing that the longtime case. I have lock versus debris equipment against is that case is now been severely narrowed almost mirror not narrowed out of existence. Basically overturning in the way that they were now interpreting. So what you got is a big win for parents in this been a big issue for us and parental choice in education that this is a getting it out make sure that when states are crafting school choice laws they they have great that's solid Supreme Court precedent about making sure that they can include the full plate appeal of of of schools and again remember none of this is states saying were to send money to Christian schools. We decide to do that, the parent makes the initial choice that's very important here.
That's what it's about the free exercise clause, a violation of the phrase that this is about the parental choice known forces states have school choice programs we certainly support them at the ACLJ in Maine. It was a necessity because there were just not enough schools and some these rural areas that were close by, and yet they still were trying to exclude parents from being able to make the choice to send their kids to religious schools with that maybe this was.
It was the closest school to them that had the least amount of travel time made the most sense in Supreme Court 63 said note wearing a matching challenge campaign Georgia lead you how to do it makes a big difference on how we can proceed ahead and get it is very easy to get AC LJ.org that's ACLJ.orgy around the homepage very coiffed falling. Have a leak during computer very quick to remind timing here we come back this break easily data made the donation any CLC matching challenge or donate either one of those take you right page put in info. Choose the amount you want to donate.
You can also choose your making of recurring monthly donation that will still be part of the match class that all the time that will be part of the matching the AC LJ.org is a great time to support our December grassroots 25 validation is a big deal for ACLJ Seco. So give it a big victory possible states of religious liberty victory so will say it's a it's really a victory for school choice, because ultimately it's about parents deciding where they want to send their kids to go as we know that these programs have are popping up all over the country summit at that some states of heaven for longtime. Other states are just starting to tinker with with how to set them up or they're always looking to is not having a constitutional crisis setting up the school choice programs so the Supreme Court has again clarified for the second time in two years, first out of I we sought out of Montana now made that if you set up the school choice programs you cannot exclude religious schools from the schools that parents can choose from right.
Remember it's not just say were in a fund religious schools is saying the parents to get the voucher to get the tax credit from the government for that, for whatever reason, the state has decide to set up a school choice program that you cannot exclude religious schools or violates the U.S. Constitution and specifically the free exercise of religion which we have seen over time. For many decades meant very little to the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, they would overlook that part of the Constitution can go to other provisions of the Constitution, but for the last 34 years. We sought this new life we breathe into that, to the point where was the liberal justices are taking notice injustice, optimize dissent, she said she wrote in 2017 and 2017. I want to understand what she's talking about here. While the serious issues retail within the country and that this report deals with is a playground case, a play Playground reimbursement program to make playground safer the state of Missouri so what is, of course, was a church playground. She wrote in 2017, I feared that the court was leading us to a place where separation of church and state is a constitutional slogan, not a constitutional commitment. Today, the court leads us to a place where separation of church and state comes a constitutional violation site you see the anger there. I like to put in the context of her anger started because it what the church playground to be at the same level as a public school playground safety, watch what you think the kid playing on the playground or who falls on the playground cares about the doctrine. At that point of their age of where they fell or their parents were really my idea of where it's safe but that's where it starts with the that's how insane they are on the on these issues and in their either commitment to the idea of separation of church and state over actual constitutional protections like the free exercise of religion.
So the court said we have repeatedly held that a state violates the free exercise clause when exclude religious observers from otherwise available public benefits. That does not sound like a difficult concept to grasp. But yet the Supreme Court by we I'm litigating this issue for decades. I think I got it right now and were getting the right framework when you cannot penalize the religious school simply because they have a sectarian base. I think your precisely correct and I think the progressives on the United States Supreme Court are precisely wrong. They failed to understand that this particular decision issued by the United States Supreme Court arguably advances religious freedom why because the money follows the neutral or independent choice of the parent. It is this program at least, as amended by the United States Supreme Court does not advance religion, but the progressives failed to understand that. So if you look at Justice Breyer's dissent. He argues that this particular decision advances religious strife. He is completely wrong. He's got it backwards. It advances the concept of neutrality as opposed to religious strife and I think at the end of the day the American people will agree with it.
Their version of neutrality. Though the dissent is inconsistent with the left side of the court, their view of neutrality is exclude religious participants. That said, it may help you neutralize will treat everybody the same neutral. They believe neutral, as you disqualify the religious advocate. This way the government is neutral as to religion, but here's what the Chief Justice is been used issued by John Robert, signed by all five of the conservative justices while a state may not subsidize private education which can compel state that subsidize private education. Once a state decides to do so. It cannot disqualify some private schools solely because they are religious.
In other words, free exercise clause does not allow a burden to be placed on the religious participant simply because they are religious. That's important point out yet again, this is just it's it's up to the parents here is a hair was talking about this is that the states they were in favor religious schools or even the ideas to really like this way, why is it okay for the non-sick. The nonsectarian private schools to get the money in the Senate.
This is not this is an idea is that the left doesn't like school choice in anything that could be a barrier to school choice programs they support. This was a bear. This idea that if we open this up as a recent constitutional fights with take all the way the US Supreme Court because in some areas. The only choice that people can have is is potentially religious schools or they might shoot want to choose religious schools, and so we just won't have a school choice program. The Supreme Court is make it clear and clear hopefully don't have to have a constitutional crisis whether it striking down the blade amendments with fairness which they have been doing this for a couple of years which which were anti-Catholic amendments put out an 1800s that started. Now we start to see really the opening of school choice a while what the left wants to make it out to the end of this is favoring religion. This is what this is doing is hurting teachers unions exactly right in the major teachers use grief because people say you know that the choice to choose that at best and probably not the public schools, but that what if they have a choice of some other schools, including private schools, it might not be religious about the court also said by conditioning the availability of benefits in that in a manner that the state main Constitution does like the program, finances, and Trinity which is a previous case effectively. This penalizes the free exercise of religion. So another Terry if you exclude the religious institution simply because a sectarian meets all of the other accreditation requirements. The Northeast Association of colleges and schools yes check that box has the significant curriculum that they needed check that block.
But the fact that they were religiously affiliated meant an automatic disqualification.
In my view is here and I know you've written about this.
I have to is that kind of targeted discrimination is exactly with the free exercise clause was designed to prevent. You are precisely correct J. Many progressives claim to support the nondiscrimination principle, but in reality they opposed the nondiscrimination principle when it comes to either religious schools, religious institutions or religious instant individuals. So I think at the end of the day. If you look at this particular decision by the United States Supreme Court upholds the principle of non-discrimination which means that religious institutions, religious parents.
They are treated the same as other individuals and groups and I think at the end of the day. That is what neutrality means but keep in mind that the progressives on the United States Supreme Court.
They are not neutral. They oppose any form of religion within the public square. They assume that Christianity on one hand is a majority religion but then they rightly point out that there are 100 different religions in the United States.
So in reality there is no majority religion in the United States and some neutrality commands that we treat every single person equally within the meaning of the free exercise clause of the Constitution when you point out the disappearance choice issue, which is totally correct. Your for the court said as noted in neutral benefit program in which public funds flow to religious organizations. The independent choices independent choices that would be the parents of private benefit recipients does not offend the establishment clause, and the court goes on to say that they had in previous cases held that interest in separating church and state. More fiercely than the federal Constitution and not qualify as compelling in the basement free from the free exercise clause of this idea that what they could argue the state constitution gives more church state separation. Thus, you could exclude religious groups disclaim court. Finally, by the way been arguing this for 40 years finally closes at hole and said no no no estate Constitution cannot be use we had this in New York with a number case I litigated some important estate Constitution cannot be used to override the free exercise clause, which again sounds basic. The supremacy clause, but it took this opinion for the court to get their debts and this is discrimination against religion. The main program is very clear by the US regard to Kelly's call very quickly in Arizona online. One hey Kelly, my reading of the Constitution no such thing as separation of church and start the Constitution for big government shall not, what religion a person. So whenever they keep saying separation of church and I do not read that in the competition and I feel entered after the Constitution is the separation of church and state. The idea though judicially is certainly in our last greater matching challenge campaign agility how to do it makes a big difference is very easy to get a C LJ.org that's ACLJ.orgy you'll see matching challenge or donate either one of those take you right page for good ACLJ.org is a great time to support our December grassroots 25,000 nation is a big deal for ACLJ back to secular. We alerted the IRS to our FOIA back in July, 23rd of 20, 21, I can hold that up for people watching the broadcast here that is right here from the ACLJ then we had to take the IRS to court and that began again August 2020, 21, the IRS tried to file a motion to dismiss and that motion to dismiss was denied distant to review portion two from the application of law section. This group.I just want you to understand the extent the federal government, the IRS. These agencies are weapon icing against you.
They wrote this quote, you educate Christians on what the Bible says in areas where they can be instrumental, including areas of sanctity of life. The biblical teachings are typically affiliated with the D party but the deal. Remember in the legend that means Republican is not a lot of biblical teachings now happen to fall between partisan politics, the IRS sees your faith only as political, which is absurd. They don't need to be in the business of getting involved in theology that is not the business of the federal government at all. Certainly not the IRS. And so, because you typically affiliate with the Republican Party and candidate. This disqualifies you from exemption under the IRS 501(c)(3) that this again. The idea that the IRS was started to look into people's theology, secular your theology is too conservative for us.
So it's gonna divert conservative candidates so that your doubt not qualified to be a C3 organization. I do this it's absurd but you have to then put it, the big picture together the big picture is this, do you feel like you work there is an attempt to silence you nestle asking the question a free to call in about 1-800-684-3110 to silence you about speaking out on the issues that you care about and then you get demonized immediately if you care about border security.
You're somehow inhumane even if you talk about the inherent inhumane treatment of the people crossing the border illegally, and how that's creating a humanitarian crisis if you ask questions about where is the baby formula going is a going to the border instead of into the American shelves because of the border crisis that somehow inhumane notes of the question, what, where is the government utilizing its resources. Are we shipping all Ukraine what what is the issue when you gotta take care the idea again that it's bad now to say take care of Americans. First, everyone, and she does a director about humility. This entire case is good that we got a motion we beat the government back on the motion to dismiss what you see here.
Well, I see several things. First of the Biden administration has launched an unmitigated attack on grassroots Americans on Christians on pro-lifers and this is all part of the war on truth and it is also part of the Biden administration's attempt to eviscerate Americans freedom of speech rights and free exercise rights.
The Biden administration sinks to seeks to entangle religion with government policy. Contrary to the United States Constitution, and so if you subscribe to certain religious or political views, then the Biden administration seeks to use the entire weight of government to deny you your rights within the meaning of both the law and the Constitution. Elbert Einstein has said, a clever person solves problems while a wise person avoids them. The Biden administration shows that it is neither wise nor clever. Instead, it invites problems leaving the courts to solve problems. The IRS unnecessarily causes this idiocy must.will follow up on what you just said with the unnecessary causes not here.
There are noticeably the IRS. I mean they've been on notice that you can't do this targeted viewpoint discrimination we don't allow that in the United States if they did it anyways. They did it because they are political ideologues.
They believe in ideology over the Constitution and so they see the Constitution merely as a steppingstone to power so they will utilize the Constitution when it serves their interests, but they will deny opponents the rights to deploy the Constitution to protect their interest. We have done this in court now with beating back the IRS is motion to dismiss, but we also went to the halls of Congress were there was a hearing and assess at Best Buy. I did this the question from representative and representative Deborah Nunez now that is true, social, and my response. Take a listen.
What should Americans be looking for what should Congress be looking for and I look forward to you just answer that providing information for us, but they are all for being there. So Congress lent the problem is not just the individual agent.
I do not believe for a moment that an individual agent wrote a letter to Christians United not reviewed with the legend, including M equals the word of God in a deep, both Republican and first of all, just think about that for a moment, the idea that they would even do that to me, that still is the issue. The fact that the IRS they could do this. That's what's so absurd to protect the liberal interest groups.
I can imagine a liberal group getting a letter like this, a liberal religious group. I getting into their theology and say well you know your help. Ours too much with our means Democrat and getting deep into allow your kids go to a progressive school like they they put at the homeschool mom and the letter so if they get a progressive school that must mean that your progressive group so you not to be eligible for C3 status at the idea is political control, so the silencing of your free speech rights as political control and they silence your free speech rights there silencing your right to organize your right to petition the government for redress agreed grievances there. They are silencing your religious freedom rights of free exercise of religion. These are all the free press all are based on the idea that we had the freedom of speech and that the government very very rarely gets involved in says this kind of speech is not going to be allowed and in those situations, the government even when it's criminal.
Even when it's really vile speech.
The government and that the courts have been very weary of condemning that speech. That's why would they start saying awful, but lawful speech.
They have a very different view of what they think. They think we should be the Europeans who don't have real freedom of speech rely on Parliament and laws to say what you can and can't say that year was interesting here of course is that the IRS I keep going back to start.
They actually could do this in here. I think the dangerous thing here and I'm glad that we were able to file this lawsuit and when you find out if this was a national campaign. I want to shut it down, but the fact that they did shows the hubris shows the fact that despite a consent decree saying you can't do it, filed in Washington DC by a federal judge, they still did it anyways, that's correct. And so many of the bureaucrats in government. Many of the individuals who were part and parcel of the deep state believe that free speech is a luxury which we can no longer afford elites in America like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Canada. They admire China's social credit system and they seek political control is Jordan suggest it's all part and parcel, I would argue of the world economic forum's attempt to control rank and file Americans and I think the American people should not stand for it. Wearing a matching challenge campaign, Georgia let you how to do it makes a big difference on how we can proceed ahead and get it is very easy to get ACLJ.org that's ACLJ.org around the homepage there you go. If Foley can tell your tablet during computer very quick to Eileen by time we hear we come back this break easily data made the donation any CLC matching challenge or donate either one of those take you right page put in info.
Choose the amount you want to donate messages you are making of recurring monthly donation that will still be part of the match class that all the time that will be part of the matching the ACLJ.org is a great time to support our December grassroots 25. Donation is a big deal for ACLJ at the American Center for Law and Justice were engaged in critical issues at home and abroad for limited time you can participate in the ACLJ matching challenge for every dollar you donate will be managed $10 gift becomes $20, $50 gift becomes 100 could make a difference in the world who knew protecting the constitutional and religious freedoms most to you and your family. Give a gift today online LJ keeping you informed and now is Jordan secular secularity to take your photos to 1-800-684-3110. This idea, I just want to get a sense from you. You feel like the by administration is trying to silence you. I mean, it looks like by all efforts to try to scare you away from political organizing, leading up to and we have elections going on all the time.
Our primary stiletto primaries tonight additive in the news that there's we primaries often leading up to, then there's actual midterm elections in November and the idea of silencing you are making you feel demonized by being part of a movement that they are this government disagrees that with the weight even saying that I the words, but they are demonizing up the idea that we would put baby formula 1st for Americans if we can figure out where those supply chains are they not giving us information about how much is going to the border. How much is going overseas instead of what we can even fill our own shelves in many states across the country where that's becoming a crisis you think about these crisis gas price crisis baby formula crisis.
Do you think there's a reason why they want to shut you up and want to make sure you don't get involved in politics that I read that the foreign policies been a disaster. To say the least. I mean, we seen Russia invade Ukraine and become this kind of stalemate horrible war arena. Some of that later. Other countries trying to join NATO now because they're worried about Russia invading them. This is this is real world issues, but they don't want you engaging on is a lot of domestic issues at play here. The schools curriculum as the IRS is worrying about whether you're using the word of God and coming up with legends were D equals T equals Republican, I mean this is our date, they think, what would they think we'd have no idea what they're doing here to find out who did this and that party could well end up being a target of a lawsuit kindly because he isn't here. The truth is that a 501(c)(3) organization fine with me that they exist, are called religious coalition for reproductive choice.
They were in question 40 years ago for having views related closely to the art which would mean the Democrat party and they even signed on to a letter from media matters sits into big tech advertise on Twitter to try to force Twitter to keep their current content moderation standards or face a boycott. So again, the IRS has no problem with these groups if they treated everyone the same. We have no problem with the IRS but they are treating everyone the same. It's a bureaucracy present from time to drain the swamp. It's a bureaucracy filled of left-wing Democrats that you controls Washington DC and their powerful because they remain politicians come and go, and when they get when they think they're getting signals like they got from Pres. Biden that you know peep this is the most extreme political movement in America is an area that is their signal to go after conservative groups. That's what all of our head of antennas went up we said you know what this is exactly how it started with Lois Lerner.
She thought she was following the what Barack Obama wanted the IRS to do as well as members of Congress who were Democrats sitting the IRS letters saying go after these groups, what happens is they get nervous they they see the polls so they tip a scorched earth political strategy in the scorched earth is Republicans had we disband them. How do we get them on unified. How do we get them to stop speaking out how to get him afraid to put the side in the yard afraid to talk to their neighbor, afraid to show up at a meeting or or attend an event, how do we get there, afraid to express their view. His interview and by the way when they do express their view on social media platforms. The new public square.
We will try to shut it down.
We will either the plat for them will put them in Facebook jail and all these new terms of, part it is a full on assault on your freedom of speech rights to try and silence you before an election so they can hope they are hoping to maintain some power. Specifically the US it I will tell you like were not like a lot of organizations and that we don't have, you know, we'll get a get some were appreciative of everything were not, we'll get regularly $10 million grants and million-dollar grants. It's very rare for us, but it's because of people like you. Lots of people like you. Thank you. Without your support. It doesn't happen. And as we said, wearing a matching challenge campaign.
George let you how to do it makes a big difference is very easy to get ACLJ.org that's ACLJ.org you'll see matching challenge or donate either one of those taken right page 2 for the ACLJ.org is a great time to support our December grassroots 25 down to nation is a big deal for ACLJ secular spelling that is with that situation were in Ukraine when I called the war in Eastern Europe. You have now Finland who is not requested membership in NATO before who has the longest border with Russia and Eastern Europe in Europe saying they want NATO membership. They want a session tornado and you ask yourself what does that mean and why now and does that escalate the situation.
Col. West Smith is with this first was your reaction to this turkey. By the way, we'll get into this in a moment, who is a NATO member and is supplied Ukraine with tactical weapons including very powerful drones is very hesitant on this. They are Sweden and Finland both feel threatened by by pollutant and that's that's put in some fault for invading Ukraine. Finland also has bad blood with Russia because Stalin invaded Finland in 1939 and slaughtered thousands and thousands of fence so they for their own national security. Both Sweden and Finland want to join Finland in particular is a strong candidate. They have a huge military, they have the largest artillery units of the largest amount of artillery in all of Europe. They just bought 60 4F 35 fighter jets from America and that 830 mile boarding are mentioned, Finland has such a large military, they will not require any NATO troops to replace their border there already policing it themselves.
They also already spend 2% of their GDP on national defense, which is technically required in the NATO alliance. Although many of the nations don't do it, so both of these countries are strong candidates. Pollutant said that his reason for vein.
Ukraine was he was afraid of NATO. He didn't want to get any larger more powerful it is back Park native implementing ideas enmeshed in the house because this is on the play contrary here just for a moment, it would seem to me that what you're trying to figure out the world try to figure out how to de-escalate this war and Eastern Europe and the granite hasn't gone well for the Russians but is doing is born up before the Russians have something allow these other countries don't have nuclear weapons, many of which are pointed at the United States exact okay so you asked this question does membership and ascension to NATO right now in the middle of all of this message is that the inflamed. The Russians give them more reason to do something unorthodox and dangerous, like using a tactical nuclear weapon and that's a legitimate concern. I'd I don't think you can really base national defense policy or defense of Europe based on whether or not. Will be provoked at but that is a legitimate concern he want to be on this planet advocate and why what you what you have to play nine dimensional Chester. You would think that you would think that if you're going to make a minute and believe me I think with what Russia did. Ukraine is, I think that committed war crimes are. I think they are violated international norms and an end with no justification for them going into Ukraine. Having said that tens of thousands of people are dead. Yes, children displaced from their homes. It's horrible. Why wouldn't you look at as a military analyst in the Pentagon are you thinking okay if we say yes to Finland now versus three months from now.
Maybe this is calm down. Maybe that's a better time.
Is it sending the wrong signal from the United States because were still the big driver of NATO.
I do this now and again. That's legitimate concern.
I think part of the thinking, though, is that we we we really waited to arm the Ukrainians were very hesitant to do that because we did not want to provoke pollutant.
He invaded anyway and so I think were a little bit gun shy in the West of trying to avoid provoking food because he is so unpredictable and the fear is that if we don't let Finland and Sweden joined at some point he he will probably invade one of those countries.
Another interesting dynamic all this Jordan.
You mentioned that his is a $40 billion request right now for money from United States to go to Ukraine and it is not gotten universal support don't know, it is still stalling in Congress and ethically. The idea there is because there's questions about one how long it takes the money to get there. Are our own economy to an end when a lot of elected officials are saying session, the Republican side is it's not that they don't want it to assist Ukraine against this Russian aggression others pretty much unified support for that but it's like we can't throughout the United States and our interest for that. I gotta take care of your own people first. So when they're hurting at the pump when their mortgages are going up. When prices for everything arising extreme levels. When you can't buy baby formula in the United States of America. Do you send money to Ukraine. We can do more than one thing when you're present. So you'd secure the border. So you would be sending so much the supplies the baby formula. There can also figure out how to get more European engagement in Ukraine, so you aren't the only country sending billions and billions and billions and billions of dollars to to fight this war, which is the approach raises the next question which is are the Europeans engage in human monitoring this for weeks now. Are they engaged the level financially to make they made the commitments they need to be making less for the most part are major players have with the thing about giving this 40 be in dollars. Jordan alluded to is that inflation is so high and in federal spending you know actually increases inflation, but the other thing to and Rand Paul brought this up about Ukraine and that is they have a long history of corruption. We can't just shove cash infusion reined in. So what Rand Paul is suggested is we have an Inspector General who will actually oversee where Ukraine spends this cash, but for the most part, I would be shocked. The Ukrainians object that I would be shocked of the object agree is intricate. You got Americans involved in their internal governance. However, I don't think grandpa is wrong. I understand exactly uncertain exactly.
I think this is another issue, every thinker, because this is about 164 3110 because these are issues that affect America greatly been we are number one supporter of Ukraine that this is not seem like something is can it be ending anytime soon. Unfortunately is very unfortunate for the people of Ukraine of the isolation of Russia. But are we forgetting China's well.
We talked about that with Sec. Pompeo recruit now every time thereon is, don't pull your eye off what's going on around the rest of the world, especially with China and Taiwan and in the situation there.
The genocide going on inside China. I mean the these issues are huge. Our administration currently the bite of his fish just seems to play them all down its equity. When you see him give a speech. It's it's a horrendous speech and it's on that such is to be mean it's it's it's Gail VP Harris saying 14 times were to work together in the same 330 60 seconds and she could prepare for these moments, she is a huge staff prepare her for the statements that's all they've got to say I meet you when you go to try to figure out the answer on the baby formulate the blame one plant, why not be working on opening up another plate getting think cut the red tape. Make sure it's safe to cut the red tape and fill the that that the shelves this is this is absurd in the United States of America when I'm on my Facebook page and ECP families who had the money to buy it, who were saying you all pay double if you could pick it up for me.
If you see at the grocery store, big money. The money and pick it up from your house will do everything in a patent on Amber what's Artie very expensive. This is to keep their child alive lesson I will remember this, you were not even born yet. This is the Jimmy Carter era all over again.
I feel like were the same thing can get gas can get you and put heat on. Remember in Europe because of the shortages. This is unreal. It is very unreal. The American people have not struggled like this since the presidency of Jimmy Carter, both of them happened did the Democrats and it seems like the bite demonstration is a bit tone deaf. I don't think they understand the depth of the struggle or the depth of the American people's dissatisfaction 75%.
In a recent poll, Americans in the country is going in the wrong direction. Less question. Col. Smith, where do you see the next what happens next in Ukraine you think. I think there needs to be a compromised and hopefully there will be I think the Don Bass region were going to have to consider that a loss.
Ukraine is and that Russians keep it. Hopefully that will give Pruden an exit ramp.
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You can also choose your making of recurring monthly donation that will still be part of the match class that all the time that will be part of the matching the ACLJ.org is a great time support mortgages that were grassroots 25,000 nation is a big deal for ACLJ to second over to your photos again. What hundred 64 3110 at 2000 684-3110. This is a very interesting comment from Josh on YouTube is what Josh says about the IRS denial letter. Clearly they named it D to equal Republican to try and throw up. Anyone reading your thinking depots, Democrats, the pulling of sleight-of-hand, deception, right misinformation, disinformation, what is there possible excuse for saying D equals Republican other than that it's it's ridiculous absurd. I mean it. It is there is no other explanation except to throw people off with her doing document searches yes to what they are what they are now what they're preparing the documents to make it tougher for groups like us to find the information exactly by using absurd legends like the ledges. What is this letter stand for what this acronym mean absurd legends that wouldn't show up in a basic search of the cell.
Nothing came up in your search about that. That is to try and give an sensitive tip to deception and to deceive it to keep you from the information I did to me that this again. It's the biggest issue we face right now is an attempt to silence the opposition voices in the United States and especially right now. Yes. Was going take a culture bill in Montana online what he built. My question is what is adopting the US government from eliminating FOIA request altogether.
That's a great question. So here in the federal statute that authorizes stream of information act request came in the in the in the kind of the shadows of Watergate.
What the government does and there's exemptions were some things are exempt. But what they do is when you filing it starts with the letter so we send in a premium information act letter and then usually the government doesn't respond and this was calm holding him. This was the FOIA letter we sent in and they don't respond and then we got a go to court. We file this a federal lawsuit and then they try to dismiss it so your and not always the case, but I would say 75% of the time we end up in federal court over this. So what the government even though there's a statute to Harry that says get this information the public in the idea of government transparency. The reality is they don't want to see any of this. I think that is correct because in my mind that what happened I think that is correct, but it's also important to keep in mind that the deep state leaders have a low opinion of the American people and they are quite willing to engage in behavior which insults the intelligence of rank and file American's but it's also important to note that organizations like the ACLJ are equipped with lawyers who actually read and litigated the statute and hence we are prepared to fight them at least on equal terms, and to the extent that we have competent jurors who are basically reviewing these requests more likely than not, we will prevail in the end, but I think it's also important to keep in mind that the government objected beyond attempting to block us from gaining necessary information. They are also engaged in a somewhat successful campaign to delay the disclosure of offending information and I think that to some extent, is what's going on here and that I think is a central issue with respect to FOIA. I keep on coming back to this for the entire audience. Somebody, the Internal Revenue Service sat down at the keyboard or somebody up above bended and typed all this out. Put Dick Deas Democrat. The M is word of God, your ear, you believe in the Bible. Your pro-Israel you are pro-life, your hopes will monitor homeschool mom they put that in a document thinking that was never to see the light of day that their hope, their hope is that you seek your denial and you say you know what I cost money. I can find attorneys to appeal this that I had a fight this and seems pretty bad when you get a denial from the IRS. It is a multipage denial was like a one pager that the unit you filed something wrong fix that resubmit this was this was like we really looked into you. We know who you are than it gets people thinking do I want the IRS involved in my life any more deeply than they already are. At this point even though I did voluntarily submit this information are going and looking at how I educate my kids deciding if my group is getting it up like IRS C3 status because I happen to decide homeschool your kids or what sex if you scuttle Christian school, so it again. They would never do this. If you see your kids over to some liberal private school is no way that letter exist. I guarantee the letter does not exist is never gone out, but this come from Joe I think is really important piece of good work. ACLJ.
The problem is and this is true cost lots of money to sue the government while the government has it seemingly they do endless money pit an incredible amount of largely they do have entire Department of Justice, but they also have a list resources that so you have to be committed. If you go to fight these battles not just talk about yet be committed to the long-term fight give depth does it support what you understand that it's not only in the summer this very question. He talks about this endless. An incredible amount of lawyers. It's not just department treasury of lawyers.
The Department of Justice has lawyers there is a FOIA division of lawyers inside the Department of Justice where when you talk about deep state activists. It's deep both in the legal part and in the compliance area and the fact of the matters were Jordan's right that means we have two be committed.
I knew what it is correct because if you look at the deep state they have been unleashed to go after.
For instance moms for liberty. They been unleashed to go after individuals who believe in the Constitution, who believe that the United States, for instance, is a Republican form of government. So if you believe in the Constitution. It's very possible that the Atty. Gen. but the Department of Justice will come after you, under the leadership of Atty. Gen. Marit Garland, who basically suggested that parents were engaged in domestic terrorism by showing up at school board meetings and basically contesting the right of school boards to insist that kids wear mask or that skids kids of study.
Critical race theory, you name it we have to be very vigilant because at the end of the day, the government particularly in Washington does not have the best interest of the American people in mind and nine years ago as May 10, 2013 when Lois later admitted in that law school classroom while at the IRS was doing just as a flashback to remind you that there could be back at the were getting ahead of it this time I 20. They use names like tea party or patriots and they selected cases, simply because the application had those names in the time that was wrong. The IRS would like to apologize for that. That was wrong. The IRS would like to apologize for that. I want to think about that one for a moment when you're audited. You leave out a receipt that was wrong. I apologize for that but here's what bothers me. This is what she says they use names like tea party. They selected cases, simply because the application had those names and it that was wrong and then she said the IRS would like to pop. She was the head of the tax-exempt division of the Internal Revenue Service stamping her name onto those questionnaires that we know then originated actually from Washington DC tray that was November. She was still initially tried to blame Cincinnati I regional office for this problem in the targeting.
Again, I think, what, where, it's a reminder, is when you put all these agencies together and you got a administration facing bad poll numbers they start freaking out. They start doing things that are wrong to try and save themselves politically and are willing to do things the Republicans never would be willing to do and they shouldn't because it's it's wrong and it's really illegal to what denies these branches of government. Without your support. It doesn't happen. And as we said, wearing a matching challenge campaign, Georgia let you how to do it makes a big difference is very easy to get ACLJ.org that's ACLJ.orgy you'll see matching challenge or donate either one of those take you right page for good ACLJ.org is a great time to support our December grassroots, you know, at 25,000 nation is a big deal for ACLJ