Welcome, welcome, Welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro American Report happy fourth of July weekend as you head out into it. I hope people have a great weekend. It is one to celebrate for the ages.
I have to say someone said a few months ago that we should celebrate this July fourth as independence from the great Wuhan breakdown. And I think that’s right. We’ve got to plow through it. So we’ll talk about that.
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You’ve heard some great interviews over the last couple of months. I’m going to probably go through and take out and list on one page. All my book interviews people like John Cribb, whose book
Old Abe is so good.
If you haven’t read Old Abe: A Novel, you need to read it. It’s a kind of fictional line. Well, it’s not kind of it’s a fictionalized account of the period from the time where a Lincoln ran for President and he died and just extraordinary. And John Cribb did a nice job. I hope he’ll write more of that kind of historical fiction or fictionalized history is the way I’d say. I I don’t know. I think it’d be a better phrase. But anyway, lots of great interviews with authors.
David Horowitz, a great David Horowitz, you can listen to his interviews on this program. I’ve had about 10 in the last year. They are like a primer on how to fight back against the madness. And he’s got a new book out. Anyway, I’m gonna put that all together. But if you go to ProAmericaReport.com, you can also sign up for the daily email that goes out. The daily email goes out every morning, 8 AM East Coast Time, 5 AM Pacific Time. Check it out. All right.
What you need to know today?
Well, there’s another of things we could talk about. I could get into the politics of things. Earlier on Friday, there were some jobs numbers. It looks like the jobs numbers are better, and then they’ve been it’s good. We need people working. We need people getting off of the giveaways and all in getting back to work, we need our economy stronger. So that’s all good. Good, good. I mean, I would say this too many people are looking for workers and can’t get them to work. He could keep hearing that from listeners and from folks about how they’re in a shortage of workers. And my answer to people to be careful, you will see the messaging of the powers that be that will say, Oh, there’s short as workers. Let’s get more immigrants in illegal or otherwise. Hold on, hold on. Part of the low employment problem is that too many people have been getting a really good handout from the government for a while, and it will stay that way. So it is very important that you watch those things. But in general, we’re in a strong place now.
Another long conversation that I had the other day was with a restaurant tour, an owner of a restaurant who told me that everything is up 25%. Everything everything from produce, everything, you know, cooking oil, everything is up 25%. And he said it’s passing on to the consumer. And he said that’s the inflation you are going to see, you may see it in cars and other things. That other different friend of mine told me. I went to buy a car and his friend as a car dealer, and he said, we’ve got everything up over the recommended prices because we can get it. The market is tight and people want cars and all. So anyway, we’re going to see inflation. That’s true. But fundamentally, the economy is strong and it’s going to get stronger, and we just got to keep plowing through the mistakes of the idiot leaders in Washington and keep succeeding.
But Let’s talk broadly about Fourth of July. I have been impacted in the last couple of months by General Flynn’s speaking on the subject of freedom, and he’ll talk about freedom.
There’s a guy that knows what it’s like to fight and risk your life. He knows what it’s like to face really bad enemies. He knows what it’s like to be persecuted by prosecution. He’s got a lot of perspective on freedom, and he went to College at University of Rhode Island. But now he’s done master’s degrees and has gone on to lots of schools. So he’s not he’s well read character, too.
So when he speaks about freedom, it’s very interesting, the transition he makes after talking about how important it is to understand where the threats are, how important it is to understand what’s happening. His perspective on the intelligence community in the Deep State is profound, et cetera. But he almost always very quickly pivots to saying something that has given me a lot to think about. He says, Before you have freedom, you have faith and your faith. They can never take faith away from you. They can’t even take it away from you when they take away your freedom of Association or your freedom of religion, they can take those freedoms from you by oppression, but they can’t take your faith, which is his description is a personal relationship to the Almighty God, and he does not make he happens to be Christian, but he talks a lot about how faith in God, in other words, recognizing our creativeness and understanding the limitations of our awesomeness. Every person thinks that they’re special and we are give from God the image and likeness of God. But God is bigger and so anyway.
But it’d be back to this this description that he makes about the call of this time where it feels like so many freedoms are being threatened Externally by government, internationally, by Communist China, all these different threats to our freedom and challenges to our way of life. And what General Flynn has pushed people to do is to move backwards before freedom, the sort of public freedom to faith. And I have to say on this Fourth of July, when you look at the kind of history of our country and all the key moments, you know, what knitted us together was a set of values that came out of that faith. It didn’t mean I think it wasn’t. They like to say Thomas Jefferson was kind of a deist and didn’t really believe any religion. I think that tends to be a modern desire by the post Enlightenment authors to want to say that about him. But all of the founders, even Benjamin Franklin, who was sort of just a general deist, I think he went between different churches. But all of our founders and all the founding community were knitted together by these values that came out of their faith, came out of their faith tradition. And ultimately they made the steps that gave us freedom based on something bigger than themselves.
And I would say that was the faith, the same thing with people that that fought in these Wars. You know, imagine that the courage. And again, I think faith pre is before courage because to have courage to say, land at Normandy and run into those bullets or some of these heroes, you hear that ran back into the towers on 9/11, the 20th anniversary of 9/11 is coming up in a few months.
Think about the courage. You know, a lot of times I talk to people and I say I didn’t know that I had the courage that I do now. I know it now until I had children, when I realized that I would do anything for my children instantly. You know, I was trained as a we’re all trained to be part of this community. And we would do anything we can for our community, our Church, community, our nation. And you can train yourself to be a military man or woman who could run towards the bullets when you have a child.
For me, when I had a child, I knew instantly that thing right there. I would die for that. Right now. I would step in front of a car, a train, a gun or whatever for those children in a way that was so primal and differing and different.
It almost stuns me.
I mean, to think about it.
And what my point here is before courage, even before freedom, is a sense of faith, a faith in the createdness and the giftedness of human beings.
And so the challenge right now, in this time where we see threats to our freedom, we recognize moments for courage. There are so many courageous people that are standing up to the intrusions of government, standing up to the culture that’s trying to stomp on their families. All these kinds of examples of people who are standing up and show encourage they’re coming out of place of faith. By the way, it’s not like somebody says, Oh, by the way, I’m a man of faith. I’m therefore going to be courageous. Most of us don’t think all of it through. We just live it.
And what General Flynn does and is the speeches is very powerful because he pulls it back. So my point here is on this Fourth of July weekend, what you need to know is, at the heart of America, before our Constitution, before our declaration, before our rule of law, before our greatness as a nation, before that is faith. Preceding that is faith. And the faith that knits us together makes all it’s like the operating system. The faith and values of faith are the operating system that allows all these things to flourish.
It’s one of the reasons why the Left attacks our culture so hard.
And it’s one of the reasons that we must fight back against it so hard, because if you lose the values and again, you don’t have to Subscribe to A Church. Right? This isn’t a call to have everyone become this type of evangelical Christian or that type of Orthodox Jew, that’s not, Faith is an understanding of the transcendent nature of human beings, as opposed to the materialistic, secular, modern nonsense that they try to say, every man is a King in certain sense. Every man is a King, but not in the sense that they mean. And my point here is and I’ll finish when you think about America now, through the Flynn prism of freedom, courage, all these things, and realize that before all of that is faith, the beauty of that is you and I can do it.
We don’t have to necessarily be the ones that lead the lawsuit, run for office or something. We can work on our faith, and we can work on the faith of our families and around us and strengthen the culture of America. When you celebrate the Fourth of July and happy Fourth of July.
To you remember, at the heart of America is the core values that are at the Center of which is faith. Can’t have freedom without faith, can have courage without faith. And you need to work on your faith.
We all do. God bless you.
I’ll be right back I’m Ed Martin here on Pro America Report, back in a moment.