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Speaker 1 (00:01):
So yesterday I was on a plane and headed to
New York and my phone started to messages sort of
blow up with people asking me and also celebrating the
headline that the state of Louisiana became the first state
to require the Ten Commandments to be displayed in public classrooms. Now,

there were a lot of people that were sending me
messages that were just straight up and its celebrating, saying
we should do this, or I want to do this,
or we need to do this, or demand to do
this in my state. Right whether the messages were coming
from people in California or New York or Tennessee, it
didn't really matter.

Speaker 2 (00:43):
It was all over with its excitement.

Speaker 1 (00:47):
Let me start by dialing back the excitement and be
a realist. There's two options when I come on this show.
I can either lie to you and sell you a
bill of goods about something that's so excited in a
great step forward, or I can be honest with you
about the reality of what is happening. I think the
majority of you listen because you want not a cheerleader.

You want someone to explain is this going to work?
And what are the other side of this? That's what
I'm always going to do. I'm never gonna come on
here and I call it cheap radio, cheap talk where
you come on here and I get you all fired
up over something and I know that it's pretty much
a waste of time and worthless and isn't going to

actually happen. That is called cheerleading shows. I'm never going
to do that to you. I'm gonna be honest. So
let me just start with a reality check here. This
is not going to stand. This will be overturned. This
will come down to the separation of church and state,
and it will be overturned. Do I like that it's
going to be overturned? Let me also clarify that, of

course not. I would love to return to a time
in this country where we have prayer in school. I
wish we would go back in time where we had
a safe country where your kids could play outside and
you didn't have to worry about them being abducted.

Speaker 2 (02:06):
I would love to live in a country.

Speaker 1 (02:08):
Where we didn't have twenty plus million illegal immigrants flooding
this country. I would love to I would love to
have the safety of communities. I'd love to go back
to time we actually used the death ponally appropriately in
this country. We so have it, but we never use
it anymore. It's pretty much worthless this country. There are
certain parts of our history in the past that I

understand are exactly that our past. We're never going to
be able to get back there because of the radical
left now here is the reason why I say this
is not going to stand. Number one, because of separation,
interurgent state. You're never going to get this to hold up,
and the ACLU is already suing and losing it, and
they're going to win. The second problem with if you do,

in fact get a quote poster size copy of the
Ten Commandments in the classroom, which is the new requirement
Louisiana to be displayed in every public school classroom in
Louisy and under a bill signed alaw on Wednesday, if
you get this and it happens and it's stuck, then
you're gonna have another problem down the road.

Speaker 2 (03:11):
What about if they decide in another.

Speaker 1 (03:14):
State or a city to post another religious text which
goes against what you believe in which the majority of
you listening, I'm assuming, believe in the Ten Commandments. What
if you're in Utah they passed where they demand that
there must be writings from the Mormon Church. And you're
out there as a taxpayer, and your kid is going

to school and you don't believe, and you're not a Mormon, right,
would you be okay with that? Let's say that you're
up in Minneapolis, Saint Paul. There's a very good chance
there they could pass the Quran must be posted or certain,
you know, whatever their commandments are. They could have a
list that they decide to post in the schools there. There.

Speaker 2 (03:57):
This is a very show arp double edged sword.

Speaker 1 (04:02):
Now you go back when we had prayer in school,
The prayers were not to Allah, Okay, the prayers were
not to some weird religion or Satanism. Okay that it
was very universal. Everybody when we had prayer in school
back in the day, understood that we were praying to God.

Speaker 2 (04:22):

Speaker 1 (04:22):
There was a uniformity in the morals in this country
like we will never ever ever have again. So if
you allow for something like this to now happen in
twenty twenty four, you better be ready for the other
side of this incredibly sharp sword. When all of a
sudden you see a headline which says in Minnesota, for example,

or New York for example, or California for example, that
they're gonna have you know, in this school district that
you know, they're gonna have commandments in Wicca, commandments of Satanism,
commandments to the Book of Mormon, right, and Jesah Smith
like that, like this is going to this this we
will explode with what I would refer to as revenge religion. Now,

I don't want the Quran posted in the public schools,
and I think you would agree with me. Now, if
you want to go back to the excitement around Louisiana
for a moment, we can do that. I love the
fact that Louisiana is saying to the rest of the
country that we are going to be a state that

is based in family and Christian values, not the Quran, right,
not any other religion, not Satanism. But Louisiana said very
clearly that they're going to be the first state to
successfully pass legislation requiring the display of the Ten Commandments
in public class rooms, including state funded universities.

Speaker 2 (05:48):
Since the Supreme Court voted.

Speaker 1 (05:49):
Five four to banish the Tendants from America's classrooms in
nineteen eighty, Efforts to restore the Commandments to public schools
are active in other states, including Texas, Oklahoma, and Utah.
Remember I mentioned Utah. There you go, although none so
far have been successful. The bill outlines that no state

funding is to be used to place the Ten Commandments
into the public school classrooms. Rather, schools may accept donation
funds to purchase displays or accept donated displays.

Speaker 2 (06:20):
Well, they're going to get those, that's not going to
be a problem.

Speaker 1 (06:22):
There's going to be churches and religious groups and people
that want the pr and there's going to be elected
officials that are going to want to playoff religion to
get you to like them and vote for them and
support them. So also understand that aspect of this, like
this is very much.

Speaker 2 (06:37):
A political play.

Speaker 1 (06:38):
Now, I am going to be a little cynical for
a second, and then I'll go back to some more
excitement for you.

Speaker 2 (06:43):
I want you to understand why this happens.

Speaker 1 (06:46):
Okay, the elected officials, including Governor Landry down there, they know,
and they've been briefed by their lawyers that this is
not going to stand. They've been brief that this is
going to be expensive to defend, and it's.

Speaker 2 (07:00):
Going to cost a lot of taxpayers dollars.

Speaker 1 (07:04):
They're willing to do it to send a message to
their supporters and to the church community that I am
your guy, that I am your person, and I'm going
to fight for our Christian values. And so there is
some value in that when you're running for election or
running for reelection, right, this is an approval rating move.

And what they've done in the polling down there in
louisiing as I'm sure they've said, okay, do and would
the majority of voters, specifically Republican voters and undecided, would
they be in favor would they be against having the
Ten Commandments in schools? And overwhelmingly that is going to
show that Republicans are going to say yes to that question.

They're also going to see that there's been a shift
with independent voters.

Speaker 2 (07:53):
So this is.

Speaker 1 (07:54):
A exercise in basically building a foundation for why people
like you and the conversations that are gonna take place
are gonna be the conversation.

Speaker 2 (08:06):
Man, I sure do like that new governor Landry. Do
you see what he did?

Speaker 1 (08:09):
He gave us some Ten Commandments back in the schools
and then then liberal you know what them wastards out there,
they fought it and you know, went to spring Court
and we lost.

Speaker 2 (08:18):
But you know, at least I know my governor is
a Christian. Amen.

Speaker 1 (08:21):
That's the conversation they're hoping takes place. They're hoping that
mothers will be like you know, I you know, I've
been tired and put out with politicians.

Speaker 2 (08:31):
But I tell you what. You know, them voting and
them deciding to put the Ten Commandments back in schools,
how will you?

Speaker 1 (08:37):
It's it's it's a way to get out the vote,
but you have to understand, it doesn't mean it's gonna stand.

Speaker 2 (08:46):
It doesn't mean it's gonna actually happen.

Speaker 1 (08:48):
And so I again, I come on here, and I
tell you I would love to go back to a
time where this country believed in the in God and
Jesus Christ is your Lord and savior.

Speaker 2 (08:59):
I don't think we're ever going to get back there.

Speaker 1 (09:02):
And if you open up this can of worms, now,
you have to be prepared for the other side of
the sword. And there's gonna be a lot of kids
that may be looking at the Commandments of Allah on
the wall in certain areas of the country because there
is going to be revenge over this move.

Speaker 2 (09:21):
In Louisiana. It will happen. Look, you can.

Speaker 1 (09:25):
Get excited about the Ten Commandments, no doubt, but then
there's reality. There are empty promises that are made all
the time by politicians on both sides of the aisle.
This story completely underrelated, but it's a perfect example of
empty promises, right like so that you'll just get excited.
You may remember that a couple of years ago, and

this was a really big deal, and I think it
was twenty twenty one, Joe Biden came out and he
said there's gonna be We're gonna spend forty two billion
to get high speed internet for all Americans. And there
was this was like a really really high polling issue,
no different than the Ten Commandments is. And if you
ask the majority of Americans, especially if you go back

twenty twenty one you think about COVID and everything else,
there were an awful lot of people, I mean a
significant number of people that wanted access to high speed internet.
And they saw this in the polling, and so what
they did was they came out, They're like, we're gonna
do this.

Speaker 2 (10:23):
We're gonna do this, We're gonna give We're.

Speaker 1 (10:25):
Gonna spend forty two billion dollars on a high speed
internet plan so that all Americans will have access to
high speed internet, and everybody cheered.

Speaker 2 (10:34):
It was a no brainer.

Speaker 1 (10:36):
You ask Americans, so they want high speed internet availability
in their area? Of course it pulls it probably, I
don't know, ninety plus percent, right, of course, Like who's
gonna say no to that. Everybody's going to be excited
about that. Everybody's gonna want that. So we did it well. Now,
an FEC commissioner has confirmed yes. In fact, in twenty

twenty one, the Biden administration did play edge forty two
point four to five billion from Congress to deploy high
speed internet to millions of American That was in twenty
twenty one.

Speaker 2 (11:10):
Years later, in twenty twenty four.

Speaker 1 (11:11):
Right now, it is not connected even one person to
high speed internet with those funds. In fact, it now
says that no construction projects will even start until twenty
twenty five at the earliest. Now, this senior member of
the Federal Communications Commission is blaming the Biden administration for

in fact slowing down the plan to bring internet access
to rule parts of the country, despite spending tens of
billions of dollars on the project. According to the Commissioner
car President Brden's Infrastructure Investment in Jobs Act aka the
Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill promise high speed broadband connection to millions
of Americans. Three years later, the administration has yet to

spend those funds on even one single person to get
the high speed Internet. Now, internet obviously has nothing to
do with the Ten Commandments. What it does have everything
to do with is the empty promise here. So I'm
gonna make it clear and say this. I love to
see that people are fighting for faith. I love to

see that people are fighting in a in a real,
real way for getting some sort of morals and values
into our schools. I love that there are people that

understand that taking prayer out of school okay, was a
bad thing, but putting it back in the way that
we would have to do it would then open up
for the for those that hate Christians, for those that
are in other religions. Could be Wicca in one school,

could be Satanism, another could be Mormonism. In another, could
be that the list goes on the Quran and another.
Can you imagine if you had the rules of Allah
on the wall in your public school, you'd be pretty mad,
right like you'd be pretty upset about it. And that's
the point that people need to comprehend. That's the point

that people really, really really need to understand.

Speaker 2 (13:28):
These are real issues.

Speaker 1 (13:32):
I would love for this to be successful, and you
can get excited about it, but I'm telling you it
is not going to happen the way that people are
implying that's going to happen. There's also workarounds, So let
me just deal with one of those real quick. There
are people are saying, well, the build they did it
the right way because there's no state funding that's going

to be used to place these Ten Commandments in the
public schools. So that's how you're gonna get around church
and state. No, it won't, Okay, it just won't. I'm
telling you it won't. Quote Dean Young, who helped do
some of this, he said, quote I'm going to organize
an effort and we will fund it.

Speaker 2 (14:08):
So there's gonna be people that make money off of this.

Speaker 1 (14:10):
Right, they're gonna go out there and tell you, oh, donate,
They're gonna take money, and it's gonna go to these
organizations and donate to the to these ten Commandments that
are gonna be put up and then immediately taken down
when the courts say no.

Speaker 2 (14:21):
Young, right, who just got his name out there.

Speaker 1 (14:23):
Dean Young is a Christian activist who has worked for
thirty years to restore the Ten Commandments of classrooms across
the United States of America. And in thirty years he's
done it zero times until now, basically, and this one
will be undone as well. But this is how you
raise money. You go to Christians, you go, I won't
get the Ten Commandments back in that classroom.

Speaker 2 (14:38):
I need you write me a check. And this guy
has made a living.

Speaker 1 (14:41):
For thirty years selling people on something that is that
he can sell them on their faith and their emotions
not based in reality. Quote, there will be a Ten
Commandments for every single classroom Louisiana, at LSU, at every college,
and it will be funded, Young continued, which Wyay said
it's not going to happen. The bill points to more recent

decisions by the Supreme Court finding that the Ten Commandments
have historical significance, is one of the foundations of our
legal system and represent a common cultural heritage. The bill
further states that recognizing the historical role of the Ten
Commandments accords with our nation's history and faithfully reflects the
understanding of the founders of our nation with respect to
the necessity of civil morality to a functioning self government.

That is the headline from him, and I love that.
It doesn't mean it's going to happen. Don't be sold
a bill of goods that is never going to happen
because politicians want it for polls, and both sides do this.

Speaker 2 (15:46):
That's the takeaway from this.

Speaker 1 (15:48):
Let me also move to this and the Ten Commandments.

Speaker 2 (15:54):
Let me let me start all over. Let me just
start over, rephrase this.

Speaker 1 (16:00):
I want to be clear that I would love to
live in a country that we had uniformity and values
and faith and religion. I pray that we get back
there organically in some capacity at some point. But I'm

never going to tell you that we're going to fix
this country by doing something that I know will not stand.
And there's a reason why over the last thirty years,
no other school has been able to get the Ten
Commandments to stay. And there is Pandora's box if you
get the Ten Commandments back, because you've lost the country
where we have one generic belief in God. So every

other religion is going to get a shot at that classroom,
and that is the Pandora's box that will never, in
my opinion, go way at least on in my lifetime,
not based on the trends and not based on what
we're seeing. Some of you are gonna be probably upset
with me for telling you the truth on this one.

Speaker 2 (17:03):
Just watch what happens. The ACLU is.

Speaker 1 (17:05):
Gonna raise millions and millions of dollars off of this
case to to then go after Louisiana and they're gonna
defend it and it's gonna get a bunch of headlines.
And then the politicians Louisiana, they're gonna be like, when
we're defending this in the court, and then they're gonna get overturned.
They're gonna yell about that and complain, and then they'll
be on the record going, well, at least we tried,
and there's somebody would say, well, you should try, and
that's that's a that's a fair point.

Speaker 2 (17:26):
But it's gonna cost the taxpayers a lot of money.

Speaker 1 (17:29):
But the Ten Commandments, unfortunately, are not gonna stay up
in Louisiana. I wish I was wrong, by the way,
I really really do, but it's not gonna stand. Now,
let me get to another subject that's important, and that
is we are getting some new polling after the conviction
of Donald Trump. Now, we had national polling that came

out after the after he quote became a fellon in
New York City, right and found guilty on all the
what was it thirty four counts?

Speaker 2 (17:58):

Speaker 1 (17:58):
And and and national polling right now doesn't matter to me.
I care about state polling and swing state polling, and
that's what you should care about. I talk about this
every present election cycle since I don't know, I was
twelve years old, and I don't care about national polls.

Speaker 2 (18:14):
National polls will.

Speaker 1 (18:15):
Give you a trend if there's something changing, and I
know what the trend is. There's a lot of Americans
that don't look at Joe Biden the same way they
did four years ago.

Speaker 2 (18:23):
That's a great trend.

Speaker 1 (18:25):
But at the end of the day, it's going to
come down to states, because we don't popular vote is
completely worthless in this country.

Speaker 2 (18:30):
It means nothing.

Speaker 1 (18:30):
They're people that have won the popular vote loss just
people that have lost popular vote and won it. All
is comes down to the electoral college. So what I
care about is what the polls do after a case
like that in New York and in swing states. Well,
we now have some data on that, and I want
to give you one of those states which I'm extremely

excited about. Arizona has been a state where Donald Trump
has been behind Joe Biden. Is a weird political state
right now because you have a lot of infighting within
the Republican Party, the old school establishment Republicans there that
are the John McCain Republicans. They don't like people like,

for example, Cary Lake. They don't like that she kept,
you know, suing to try to become the senator or
the governor.

Speaker 2 (19:20):
You know, there's there's last time.

Speaker 1 (19:22):
Now she's running for Senates, like, but she hadn't dropped
the lawsuit, and it's just it's gotten it's gotten dirty.
I I like Cary, She's very polarizing. We had dinner
a couple of nights actually out in Las Vegas at
a event not that long ago. And and I like
her her brand. I like how she's a fighter. But

it has turned off some voters. And so ultimately it's
going to come down to do the voters like Donald
Trump in Arizona. Well, this new poll out has Trump
leading Biden in Arizona in a post jury conviction former
p as a Donald Trump leading Joe Biden the swing
state of Arizona. A recent survey from Rasmusen reveals. The

survey asked respondents quote, if the twenty twenty four president
election were held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden
and former President Donald Trump, who would you vote for?
Very simple question, very straightforward, like it. Forty seven percent
of likely voters said they would support Trump. Now you
may say, well, that's not good, it's not above fifty. Listen,
the second half forty percent said the same of Biden.

That's a seven point difference. The difference of seven percentage
point in a head to head matchup is massive. Another
nine percent say they remain undecided. Notably, independents are split
between Trump and Biden, and this matters more than any
other aspect of the poll in swing state. So the

independent voters are what swing the state. Independent voters are
split between Trump and Biden a head to head matchup,
with each candidate garnering thirty nine percent support and another
seventeen percent remaining undecided. Now what does that mean? In translation?
It means, look right now, if there's an election in Arizona.

I think Trump would win just because of the forty
seven to forty starting point. I don't think that the
majority eighty percent are going to break the other way
that are undecided for Joe Biden. What it also means
is it's still very much up in the air. Now.

Speaker 2 (21:26):
If the election was today, I think Trump would win.

Speaker 1 (21:28):

Speaker 2 (21:28):
Can that change by November? You better believe it. Now.
Here's the other caveat of this poll.

Speaker 1 (21:33):
And this is going to be an important polling aspect
that you need to pay attention to no matter where
you are right now listening to me. When third party
candidates including Independent Kennant Robert F. Kennedy Junior, Independent Kennet
Cornell West, and Green Party Kennant Jill Stein are added
to the mix, Trump still leads the pack with forty

one percent support to Biden's thirty seven percent support. Now,
notice how that that changed significantly. We went from a
seven point lead down to a four point lead with
the with all the independent candidates coming in because a
lot of independent voters will cast votes for third party
type cannants, Green party candidates you know Cornell West or

or RFK Junior as a protest vote, saying I'm unhappy
with both of the establishment canditts. I'm unhappy with Trump,
I'm happy with Biden. So I'm going to vote, but
I'm gonna vote in protests, and I'm going to pick
one of these other three. A difference of four percentage
points is a lot, but also not that much when
you're months away. Another ten percent go for Kennedy, followed

by two percent for West and one percent for Stein.
What this means is and this is my worry early
on about RFK Junior, who I also had dinner with
not that long ago, and he concerns me because the
guy's a hardcore radical lefty, but he's been able through
some issues like vaccine mandates, he's been able to get
the eyes of conservative voters to start looking at him.

This is a guy that hates, for example, the Second Amendment,
wants to take away all of your guns.

Speaker 2 (23:10):
He set it publicly for years and years and years.

Speaker 1 (23:13):
This is a guy that believes the government should pay
for your interest rate if it's above I think it
was three percent nationwide, so we should have full blown
government subsidized housing in this country.

Speaker 2 (23:24):
That is socialism. Terrifies me.

Speaker 1 (23:28):
Now, the survey, taken among seven hundred and fifty likely
Arizona voters, was taken a significant amount of time all
right after the Manhattan jury found Trump guilty on all
the thirty four counts in his controversial business records trial.

Speaker 2 (23:47):
That's good news because now it's.

Speaker 1 (23:50):
Really set in and the reality is set in with voters,
and they don't seem to be moved by the conviction
of New York. I think they believe it is a
witch hunt, even those that are on the left. No,
it was political in nature. Now, several other state level
surveys examining the race in battleground states, even traditionally blue

states such as Minnesota, and this is also important, showed
Trump edging out Biden in the post jury verdict, suggesting
that the establishment media and their strategy to use law
fair to tank the former president is not working the
way they.

Speaker 2 (24:28):
Were hoping that it would.

Speaker 1 (24:30):
For example, a Mitchell Research MIRS News survey poll examining
the race in Michigan, and Michigan is a is a
liberal state.

Speaker 2 (24:40):
It's not conservative.

Speaker 1 (24:41):
It's a swing state, yes, but it leans consistently more liberal.
Taken June third, days after the jury verdict showed Trump
edging out Biden a head to head matchup by zero
point six percent. Now you add in those other candidates,
and let's be honest, Trump probably loses. Okay, when the
third parties were included, Trump lead is still within the

margin of era. It actually goes up, which is interesting,
but it's still too close at one point two percent.
Now that is significant there as Biden took the state
in twenty twenty by less than three percent, so it's
a it's a four point two percent swing since the
last election cycle. You look at this Michigan polan, it's

very much within the margin of era. They have head
to head forty eight, forty forty eight to forty seven,
not even it's even close to that. So let me
give you the desk after the decimal. Trump is pulling
at forty eight point two, Biden at forty seven point six.
So that is that's a flip a coin. And when
I flip a coin and it's in a democratic state,
I think it's going to break for the Democrat when
it's that close, because it's a democratic state.

Speaker 2 (25:46):
Here's the interesting part. You go back to what I said.

Speaker 1 (25:48):
When you add in the third party, candidates Trump forty
six point three, Biden forty five point one.

Speaker 2 (25:55):
RFK is at three point three.

Speaker 1 (25:57):
So in Michigan, RFK on the ballot actually help Donald Trump,
whereas in other states we're finding out that it actually doesn't.

Speaker 2 (26:04):
What this tells me is the.

Speaker 1 (26:06):
Conviction did not give the Democrats what they wanted, what
they were desperately needing. That's the most important part here,
And if the president can continue to stay focused on
the issues, then we're going to be in very good
shape come election day, I believe. Make sure by the

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Speaker 2 (26:42):
And I'll see you back here tomorrow.
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