On June 24, 2022 at 4:57 pm, J. M. wrote:
With the over turning of Roe v. Wade, I have a question about the future divisions in America.
I always found your concerns about a future America with less stars in the American flag very interesting. When going down this thought pathway, I assumed it would be red states deciding to separate from the union before the blue states because of taxes, regulations, immigration, ect. The right to an abortion will be fundamental to the identity of blue states. The divide between what holds us together as a country grows ever wider. Now that states can decide individual abortion laws, does this new turn change how you see things shaking out for the 50 state union going forward?
On June 24, 2022 at 4:57 pm, Jamie Marsh wrote:
It was 6-3 in favor of Dobbs, but only 5-4 to overrule Roe, with Roberts opting for a political compromise and not overturning Roe. His opinion makes no sense to me and got me wondering, who's a bigger weasel; John Roberts or Mitt Romney?
On June 24, 2022 at 4:58 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Mark and fellow Club members, will we see mostly peaceful protests by the left in the aftermath of the Dobbs decision? Did the left err by pulling down all the statues they did? It's hard to think of what they could go after right now, save for bringing back that goldie oldie of burning down churches that was Democrats' go to move until the 1960's. Assuming that should occur, do you expect the US justice department to look the other way on that too?
On June 24, 2022 at 4:58 pm, Wayne Lanham wrote:
Do you have any suggestions for mitigating the sadness and even occasional despair that sometimes comes from dealing with so much civilizational collapse? Judicial victories like today help, but to paraphrase you, a republic that depends on rulings from judges is not a republic.
So how do you keep a positive attitude in the face of all the decline?
Thank you so much for being such a clear and compelling voice of reason in these trying times.
On June 24, 2022 at 5:00 pm, Josh Passell wrote:
Following up on a comment about media bias I posted in another thread: if the press abrogates its duty to report truthfully and fairly, what good is it? Is it not instead harmful? You have often said that when you can't talk about certain subjects in so-called respectable company, those subjects are taken up in less respectable company. I believe in the 2nd Amendment as written, zero-tolerance for illegal aliens, abortion with restraints, and Trump won. I didn't arrive at those opinions by reading the NY Times, and my views are not welcome there or anywhere else in the mainstream media. I'm lucky to be a member of this club where I can post challenging questions under a protective pseudonym. Oh wait... damn!
Why should I support a free press when the press itself despises the very idea?
Not Josh Passell
On June 24, 2022 at 5:02 pm, Kelton wrote:
Hello Mark. Should Julian Assange's extradition to the United States serve as a warning for the rest of us as we head towards a world with fading borders and greater bifurcation between citizens and elites? As I see it, if Mr. Assange can be extradited after twelve years ago for who knows what then so can you. I say that because during that same period of time, Hillary Clinton's actions as Secretary of State were far worse and she did not face any consequences. Will Hillary ever face extradition to Italy for allowing immigrants to cross the Mediterranean after ISIS took control of Libya? Will she be extradited to the home state of Ambassador Chris Stevens for her role in his death? Not a chance. By the way, the tenth anniversary of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi is approaching and her life during this past decade has been nothing like Mr. Assange's.
On June 24, 2022 at 5:06 pm, Douglas wrote:
I am driving out of DC tonight. Any advice on avoiding the mob?
Wish me luck,
On June 24, 2022 at 5:11 pm, Jan Schiebout (She - bowt) wrote:
Hello, Mr. Ginger Star! So excited for the success of your show. I've been sending people your way, because nothing ups the ratings like folks tuning in from elsewhere in the world. Quality is rare in today's broadcasting world.
In looking at international abortion laws, which other countries compare to the infant sacrifice bloodlust of the US? Is there any country in the world here the life of the unborn matters significantly, or at all, in abortion law? Some liberal US states were pushing infanticide, and looking to capriciously murder a child for any reason. Do you think this decision will affect abortion law in other countries?
On June 24, 2022 at 5:15 pm, Brian from Minneapolis wrote:
Two supposed victories coming from the supreme court regarding abortion and the 2nd Amendment, but rest assured Mitch will continue on his quest to show bipartisanship in a gun bill and maybe even for abortion rights. The continued coverage of the Jan 6 committee on our local CBS, ABC, Fox, and NBC networks are reaching my mom and she believes the other networks do "fair and balanced" coverage and Fox is just a wing of the Republican party. With that off my chest I'll get to the real question: Have you recovered from the second attempted coup led by Colbert? Share a pint with Nigel if you're still traumatized.
On June 24, 2022 at 5:19 pm, Frank Gallenstein wrote:
I look forward to hearing discussion about Roe, and hopefully some credit to Trump.
However, did you see the Sanders vs. Graham debate that FOX News hosted? Graham was pathetic! Sanders served up a bunch of lobs and Graham whiffed. After the third week of class my 1st year Econ students could have defended Capitalism better than Graham did. He has no foundation for his beliefs. Maybe he doesn't have any beliefs?
On June 24, 2022 at 5:21 pm, Dan wrote:
In Islam abortion becomes murder on the first day of the fourth lunar month of pregnancy ( Sahih Al Bukhari, volume 4, book 54, hadith N˚430). How will Ilhan and Rashida deal with this when confronted ?
On June 24, 2022 at 5:26 pm, Chris Hall wrote:
There was an interesting article on The Federalist by Nathanael Blake that argued that the more Americans feel that the system is rigged, the more they will silently rebel. He used as an analogy the sullen opposition to the British government in the early 20th century by many Irish people, a phenomenon dubbed Irish Democracy. This reminded me of some of your many "news" items about Ireland in the Hundred Years Ago show. Do you think that we're moving in that direction, where people stop cooperating with government and resist in all possible ways just short of violence? Or are we moving in the direction of resistance to the Soviet style of governance, where we feel that everything is corrupt and try to survive by informing on each other?
Alternatively, maybe we are moving toward a breakup of the country, hopefully amicably. I'm waiting to get on a train from Blue-USA to go through Red-USA to wind up back in BlueVille. The two solitudes seem like different planets these days, especially on special SCOTUS festival days.
On June 24, 2022 at 5:29 pm, Jason Cawley wrote:
Mark - I am sure you will cover the overturning of Roe and will get enough questions on it. Do you have thoughts on the other item this week that the FBI seems to be raiding every lawyer involved in legal prep of alternate slates of electors for Trump's legal challenges to the 2020 election result? The left and PTB seem to be ferociously intent on criminalizing anyone questioning the legitimacy of their electoral frauds and usurpations. Is this just past looking or their entire plan for the future? Has the left given up on democracy even as an ideal in favor of one party police state rule? Will anyone on the right call them on that, and read the proverbial Riot Act? We can be sure they will dispense with any pretense of lawfulness in their Roe reactions...
On June 24, 2022 at 5:33 pm, eaglepatriotminuteman1776 wrote:
Dear Mr. Steyn,
I posted this question during the last Q/A session and you must not have had time to answer it. I thought I would try my luck asking a second time, if you do not mind. I promise I won't post it a third time.
I recently started watching Jeeves and Wooster and did not enjoy it. It is not that it isn't funny, but it is depressing to watch depictions of inter-war Britain and compare them with what I see today.
I also feel the same watching my other favorite British films, like Carry On, Doctor in the House, Foyle's War, A Night to Remember, Zulu, Flame Over India, Lives of a Bengal Lancer, and The Battle of Britain.
For that matter, as an American, who happens to be a staunch monarchist and Royalist, I feel the same way watching Drums Along the Mohawk, Gone With the Wind, and It's a Wonderful Life.
America and Great Britain were beautiful nations and we destroyed them. To watch these films is to read the epitaph of the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic-Norman race.
As a cinema expert, do you also feel the same way watching old films?
On June 24, 2022 at 5:38 pm, George Pereira wrote:
Let me be unserious.
I'll go along with Roe vs Wade as stare decisis, if I can have The Dred Scott decision back and, if I can have Plessy v. Ferguson back also as stare decisis.
Now let me be serious!
There is no constitutional right for killing a baby; it was just black robed tyrants going rogue. They catered to a militant minority and hoped they could solve a serious social issue all by themselves. Of course, they failed.
There was no constitutional right for the Dred Scott decision, it was just Chief Justice Roger B. Taney going rogue and deciding he could solve the pre-civil war slavery issue all by himself. Of course, he failed.
Plessy v. Ferguson was also about black robed tyrants attempting to ignore the constitution and "normalize" James Corvus attitudes, that is deciding they could solve social unrest all by themselves. Of course, they just made things worse and more explosive in the years to come.
I quote an interesting fact about Plessy v. Ferguson:
"Plessy is widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history. Despite its infamy, the decision has never been explicitly overruled. But a series of the Court's later decisions, beginning with the 1954 decision Brown v. Board of Education—which held that the "separate but equal" doctrine is unconstitutional in the context of public schools and educational facilities—have severely weakened Plessy to the point that it is considered to have been de facto overruled."
See you at 5.
On June 24, 2022 at 5:39 pm, Robert Bridges wrote:
Mark: With the GOPs shift to supporting "gun control" ,with incentive from Donor$$, has the Party functionally shifted left of center until further notice?
On June 24, 2022 at 5:43 pm, Timothy McDonnell wrote:
Mark, clearly you have conducted a number or compelling interviews with a number of people that have produced some of our culture's greatest popular music, yet you remarked once that you didn't have a great deal of training in music. During your interviews, which interviewee taught you the most about music theory and composition, and what did you learn?
On June 24, 2022 at 5:47 pm, Larry Durham wrote:
Re Graham: He's just trying to keep a place in the bunker - he'll do anything it takes. My senator. What a damned disgrace.
Great questions from the Clubbers.
On June 24, 2022 at 5:52 pm, Drew Weber wrote:
Republicans often fall into a trap of accepting a narrative from the Left, then arguing within its realm. Treasury Secretary Yellen recently stated that overturning Roe v Wade would have a negative impact on the economy. A talking point that debases a profound issue into dollars and cents. Republicans couldn't resist but to respond with a report that claimed abortion has cost the country trillions in GDP. Conservatives do best when they argue on principles, rather than countering in-kind to stupid narratives from the Left. Your thoughts?
On June 24, 2022 at 5:58 pm, Ex Libris wrote:
Since we here in the Deranged Dominion don't seem to be able to make up our own laws, and only copy what the Yanks do, it will be interesting to see what happens now with our feckless governments and crazed Nine Riders. Pass the popcorn.
On June 24, 2022 at 6:02 pm, Dan wrote:
The discourse in the news is understandably pathetic. Reliance on a tortuous reading of the Due process clause of the 14th Amendment was legally farcical. Non Americans ( sorry everyone) does not understand that the residuum of power lies with the States, and the Constitution has nothing on the "Abortion" issue. For that matter the Bible does not either, other than one obscure reference in Exodus whereby if two men fight and cause a miscarriage in an onlooker the men are liable to compensate her - for economic reasons. If one wants to remove the 2A or insert an Abortion Amendment there is a well established process. In any case the Democrats are ecstatic about this ruling - Base motivated, months of riots - manna from heaven.
On June 24, 2022 at 6:13 pm, Jeff Johnson wrote:
Didn't Janet Yellen star in "Bewitched"?
Every time I watch her testify before Congress, I see and hear Aunt Clara.
Thanks for all you do!