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Friday, May 19, 2017

Welcome to our Weekend Edition show. Today, Kerby is joined by Debbie Georgatos  and Jeremy Dys. Together they will look at the top stories in the news and give you a biblical perspective. Want to weigh in on the conversation, give us a call at 800-351-1212.

Friday, May 19, 2017

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Kerby Anderson
Kerby Anderson
Point of View Radio Talk Show Host

Kerby Anderson has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and currently serves as the President of Probe Ministries as well as Host of Point of View Radio Talk Show. He graduated from Oregon State University and holds masters degrees from Yale University (science) and Georgetown University (government). He is the author of thirteen books including Signs of Warning…

Debbie Georgatos
Debbie Georgatos
Lawyer, Political Consultant
Debbie Georgatos is a lawyer, political consultant, conservative activist and author, whose first book, Ladies, Can We Talk? America Needs Our Vote! encourages women to embrace liberty-upholding conservative solutions to the challenges America faces. Her book and book talks inspire women to step up and take a prominent leadership role in the American political conversation, and to recognize that they have tremendous power to shape America’s future.
Jeremy Dys
Senior Counsel - First Liberty Institute
Mr. Dys graduated from Taylor University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, degree in Communication Studies while concentrating his minor study in U.S. History and Philosophy. During his undergraduate career, Dys also studied at the American Studies Program in Washington, D.C. where he interned with the late David Orgon Coolidge as part of the Marriage Law Project of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
Prayer in Texas Courtroom
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked to intervene Wednesday on behalf of a county judge who’s battling to be allowed to open his courtroom with a prayer.

Mr. Paxton said hosting a prayer doesn’t violate the Constitution, so the judge should be allowed to continue.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation is trying to get Justice of the Peace Judge Wayne Mack to stop the prayer practice, in a battle dating back three years.

Originally, Judge Mack would introduce the prayer and guest chaplain, but after the complaint he now has the bailiff introduce the prayer.

But Freedom from Religion says that still violates the Constitution’s Establishment Clause, preventing excessive entanglement between government and religion.
Seven Days in May
In a period of seven days this month, President Donald Trump fired James Comey as director of the FBI and was accused of sharing top-secret intelligence data with the Russian foreign minister and the Russian ambassador to the United States, the latter a known Russian spy.

The Comey firing was clumsy and rude. Comey learned of it from FBI agents in Los Angeles who noticed reports of it on television monitors that they could see while he was speaking to them. The White House initially claimed Comey had been fired because of his poor judgment in the Hillary Clinton email investigation, in which he announced that she would not be indicted even though there was ample evidence to indict her and then reopened the case two weeks before Election Day even though there was no evidence to justify doing so.
Realities of a Special Counsel
The Trump-Russia saga has entered its special-counsel phase. This is strange, given that a special prosecutor is typically reserved for when a crime has been alleged, and not only has no serious penal-law violation been credibly alleged against Donald Trump or any of his associates, but, as we have repeatedly noted, the FBI was engaged in a counterintelligence, not a criminal, investigation as it relates to Russia. A more suitable approach would have been an independent commission, like the one established to investigate the September 11 attacks.

But Trump’s ham-handed firing of FBI director James Comey, the White House’s misleading account of how and why Comey was ousted, and news that Trump personally asked Comey to drop the Flynn probe created enough of a cloud around the FBI investigation that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein felt compelled to act. If Trump had intended to create the conditions for the appointment of a special counsel, he wouldn’t have acted any differently.
Remove Trump With 25th Amendment?
The pleasant surprise of the First 100 Days is over. The action was hectic, heated, often confused, but well within the bounds of normalcy. Policy (e.g., health care) was being hashed out, a Supreme Court nominee confirmed, foreign policy challenges (e.g. North Korea) addressed.

Donald Trump’s character — volatile, impulsive, often self-destructive — had not changed since the campaign. But it seemed as if the guardrails of our democracy — Congress, the courts, the states, the media, the Cabinet — were keeping things within bounds.

Then came the past 10 days. The country is now caught in the internal maelstrom that is the mind of Donald Trump. We are in the realm of the id. Chaos reigns. No guardrails can hold.

Normal activity disappears. North Korea’s launch of an alarming new missile and a problematic visit from the president of Turkey (locus of our most complicated and tortured allied relationship) barely evoke notice. Nothing can escape the black hole of a three-part presidential meltdown.
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