THINK! America – Weekend of Aug. 26, 2017 – Show #1

Topics - August 26, 2017 - Show #1. Guest: Darron Spencer, former Marine, Correction Officer and Sheriff Deputy.

Topics and Guest – August 26, 2017 – Show #1

Has liberalism created Donald Trump?  “Liberalism has fallen into a position in which it can make few moral arguments against the other side.  That’s the real frustration liberals have with President Trump.”   They call him vulgar and crass, but they’ve praised vulgar and crass with characters from George Carlin to Madonna.  They celebrate progressive ground breakers, even boundary-pushers, but now criticize Trump for being that, all the way to the White House.  Isn’t he EXACTLY what liberals say they love and advocate?

What’s next for chips, invasion of our bodies?  Wisconsin’s Three Square Market company is the first American business to insert chips in employees.  Employees are not required to use chips, but about 50 out of 80 employees have already agreed to be “tagged.” The chips are used to unlock doors around the office, log in to computers and copy machines, and make purchases at the in-office mini-mart. Fans of the chip say it’s convenient and fast. They like to try new things and want to be part of the future. “Now, instead of remembering hundreds of passwords, we’ll be able to hold our hand over an RFID reader,” says Three Square Market’s CEO, Todd Westby. What side of the “chip” controversy are you on and why?

Interview: Darron Spencer, former Marine, Correction Officer and Sheriff Deputy. Topic: Humane Policing. Spencer advises government agencies and police departments on how to bridge the gap between police and their communities.  Spencer addresses the growing divide between the public and police and offers approaches and techniques to produce a win-win outcome for both.  Author of “Humane Policing:  How perspectives can influence our performance.”

The average citizen is told that there’s a moratorium on earmarks or “pork barrel” projects in Congress. Yet, the projects have grown by 34.1% (in 2016 to 2017) and expenses have escalated by 33%–a whopping $7 B.  The Citizens for Government Waste published these stats in their annual “Pig Book.  Sometimes the loophole that lawmakers use to get money to their pet project without Congress’ oversight is to appropriate or allocate money to a program within an agency without specifying who or what will receive the money. Then they try to influence the agency to spend the money on their pet projects. Sometimes they allocate money to an agency that is no longer authorized to receive it.  Do you think we are doomed to bow to the relentless spread of government through the spending on pork barrel projects? Or, are pork barrel projects the grease that makes the wheels turn and It’s no realistic to cut them out.

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