>>>THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM IS
SPONSORED BY CBN. COMING UP, HE DIDN’T WANT TO
GIVE IT TO MAKE.>>AND NOT LOVE IT.
>>GUN CHARGES.>>A LIFE OF CRIME STARTED AT A
YOUNG AGE.>>DON’T GET CAUGHT.
>>ONE FELON STAIRS AT FREEDOM.>>HE IS SCARED STRAIGHT.
>>THAT COULD ACTUALLY BE ME ONE DAY.
>>ON TODAY’S 700 CLUB.>>WELCOME FOLKS TO THIS
EDITION OF THE 700 CLUB.>>>THE WEATHER HAS GONE CRAZY
IN THE UNITED STATES. THERE ARE TORNADOES IN FLASH
FLOODS. THE SNOWPACK IN COLORADO IS THE
HIGHEST IT HAS BEEN IN 20 YEARS. THAT IS JUST GOING INTO THE
SUMMER. YET HERE IN EUROPE THEY ARE
HAVING A HEAT WAVE WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE AIR
CONDITIONING. THERE ARE PEOPLE ACTUALLY DYING
IN EUROPE OF THE HEAT. SO WE WILL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT
IT AND HERE IS DALE HURD WITH THE REPORT IT.
>>SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MOVING THROUGH THE SOUTH AND MIDWEST
LEFT TENS OF THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER MONDAY NIGHT.
THIS IS AFTER 500 REPORTS OF WIND DAMAGE AND OVER THE
WEEKEND. AND EF-2 TORNADO WITH SPEEDS
120 MILES AN HOUR WOULD UP THROUGH SOUTH BEND INDIANA.
>>IT WAS COMPLETELY RIPPED OFF.
>>FORTUNATELY NO CHILDREN WERE INSIDE THE BUILDING.
THE GROWING KIDS LEARNING CENTER.
AUTHORITY SAID THE HEAVY RAIN DID CLAIM THE LIFE OF THE
OKLAHOMA WOMAN WHO DIED AFTER HER CAR WAS SWEPT INTO A CREEK.
RESIDENCE IN JACKSON, MISSOURI FOR CLEANING UP AFTER SUNDAY’S
STORM DAMAGED VIRTUALLY EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE CITY.
FLOODS ALSO ROLLED THROUGH MISSOURI.
TO KIDS IN THE TOWN OF MONT THAT HAD TO BE RESCUED WHEN
THEY FELL INTO MOVING WATER. LIGHTNING FROM THE SAME STORM
DESTROYED A HOME IN SPRING, TEXAS.
A DANGEROUS LIGHTNING STRIKE ALMOST TOOK FANS OF THIS
OUTDOOR KANSAS IN KANSAS. IN HOUSTON THE RAIN NEARLY
CAUSED THIS MAN HIS LIFE. HIGHWAY TRAFFIC CAMERAS WERE
RECORDED AS FIRST RESPONDERS RESCUED HIM FROM RISING WATER.
>>ULTIMATELY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS HIS LIFE, WE
WERE ABLE TO GET THEM OUT OF THE WATER.
>>IN THE MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO THE PRECIPITATION CAME DOWN AS
SNOW, 20 INCHES ON THE OPENING DAY OF SUMMER.
OFFICIALS OF THE STATE SNOWPACK IS 40 TIMES NORMAL, ALSO
BECAUSE OF HEAVY SPRING SNOW. SENDING THE SKIING SEASON AND
ALSO LOWERING THE RISK OF WHILE FIRST.
MEANWHILE EUROPE IS IN THE GRIPS OF A MAJOR HEAT WAVE.
IN PARIS AUTHORITIES HAVE ISSUED AN ORANGE ALERT FOR
INTENSE HEAT. AS MUCH AS 104 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT. AIR CONDITIONING IS NOT
WIDESPREAD IN FRANCE AND THERE WERE 15,000 HEAT RELATED DEATHS
DURING A HEAT WAVE AND 2003.>>>METEOROLOGIST SAVE A CHANGE
IN THE JET STREAM WILL BRING A MUCH-NEEDED REPRIEVE FROM THE
SEVERE WEATHER OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS.
DALE HURD, CBS NEWS.>>>UNBELIEVABLE.
WHAT IS THIS, IS THIS GLOBAL WARMING?
IS THIS SOMETHING ELSE, WE DON’T KNOW FOR SURE.
IT CERTAINLY IS SERIOUS AND I WANT TO THANK HIM FOR THAT
REPORT, THE SNOWPACK IS 40 TIMES IN COLORADO.
SO THE SNOWPACK IN THE SIERRA IS MANY, MANY FEET AND WHEN THEY
GO OUTSIDE OF CALIFORNIA THERE WILL BE SOME DEVASTATING FLOODS
IN THAT STATE AS WELL.>>>IRAN’S PRESIDENT IS FIRING
BACK AT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OVER THE LATEST
SANCTIONS. HE’S CALLING THE WHITE HOUSE
QUOTE A MENTAL RETARDATION. THAT’S A NICE WAY TO BEGIN
DIPLOMATIC OVERTURES. JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE.
>>Reporter: THE USS WAGING AN ECONOMIC WAR AGAINST IS
REACHING. MEANWHILE THE PRESS CONFERENCE
IN JERUSALEM THIS MORNING WHITE HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER
JOHN BOLTON SAID ALL OPTIONS REMAIN ON THE TABLE.
CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS.>>Reporter: AMBASSADOR BOLTON
WARNED IRAN COULD VIOLATE ITS COMMITMENT TO LIMIT THE
ALLOWABLE AMOUNT OF ENRICHED URANIUM WITHIN DAYS.
>>ALL THIS MEANS IS THAT THE THREAT OF A NUCLEAR IRAN IS
VERY REAL AS ARE THE THREATS OF IRAN’S SUPPORT FOR TERRORISM,
ITS BALLISTIC MISSILE PROGRAM. AND ITS OTHER MALIGN ACTIVITIES
IN THE MIDDLE EAST.>>ALTON CALLED IRAN THE MAIN
PROBLEM THROUGHOUT THE REGION.>>THEY ARE A PROBLEM IN IRAQ,
A PROBLEM IN SYRIA AND A PROBLEM IN LEBANON, THEY ARE A
PROBLEM IN YEMEN, A PROBLEM IN AFGHANISTAN.
THEIR PRESENCE IN SYRIA IS OF PARTICULAR CONCERN TO ISRAEL
BECAUSE OF THE COMMON BORDER AND BECAUSE OF ISRAEL BEING
WITHIN RANGE OF IRANIAN MISSILE CAPABILITIES THAT THEY’VE BEEN
TRYING TO BRING INTO SYRIA AND MORE RECENTLY BRING INTO IRAQ.
>>AFTER WEEKS OF AN ONGOING CRISIS, ON MONDAY PRESIDENT
TRUMP OFFERED TO RUN A CARROT AND A STICK.
UP FIRST, HE IMPOSED NEW SANCTIONS ON IRAN SUPREME
LEADER, HEAD OF THE REVOLUTIONARY GUARD AND KEY
LEADERS. YET HE HOPES HIS MAXIMUM
PRESSURE POLICY WILL BRING IRAN TO THE TABLE.
>>WE WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE A DEAL IF THEY WANT
TO COME IF THEY DON’T WANT TO THAT’S FINE.
WE WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO FRANKLY AND THEY MIGHT DO IT
SOON IT.>>IRAN REJECTED TRUMP’S OFFER.
IRAN’S PRESIDENT ROH HEINICKE ALL THE NEW SANCTIONS
OUTRAGEOUS. A SPOKESMAN FOR IRAN’S FOREIGN
MINISTER SAID THE NEW SANCTIONS MEAN THE PERMANENT CLOSURE OF
THE ROAD TO DIPLOMACY. WITH MILITARY ACTION STILL A
POSSIBILITY, DEMOCRATS SAY THE PRESIDENT WILL NEED CONGRESS TO
SIGN OFF ON THE STRIKE. THE PRESIDENT IS TELLING
CAPITOL HILL HE DOESN’T THINK SO.
>>I LIKE THE IDEA OF KEEPING CONGRESS ABREAST IT.
>>AMBASSADOR BOLTON SAID IT WOULD SATISFY THE YOU WENT IF
IRAN GAVE UP ITS PURSUIT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND SUPPORT OF
TERRORISM. IN THE MEANTIME HE SAID,
PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD SAY ALL OPTIONS REMAIN ON THE TABLE.
CHRIS MITCHELL, CBS NEWS, JERUSALEM.
>>>ANY CLUE AS TO WHERE THIS MIGHT BE HEADED?
>>I THINK WE SHOWED OUR HAND ALREADY, WE HAVE INCREDIBLE
CYBER CAPABILITIES. THE UNITED STATES IS UNPARALLELED IN THE
WORLD IN WHAT IT CAN DO AND WE ALREADY SHOW THAT WE CAN TARGET
THEIR COMMAND AND CONTROL FACILITIES WITH CYBER ATTACKS.
BUT WE HAVEN’T BEGUN TO WARM-UP TO WHAT WE COULD DO TO IRAN.
WE COULD LITERALLY SHUT DOWN THE POWER GRID AND PUT THEIR
WHOLE COUNTRY IN THE DARK. WITHOUT ANY ELECTRICITY AT ALL.
I MEAN, IT WOULD BE A DEVASTATING BLOW BUT WE HAVE
THE CAPABILITIES TO DO IT. THAT’S WITHOUT GOING TO A
SHOOTING WAR. THE OTHER THING IS THOSE
VULNERABLE IS THE OIL WELLS AND THE HARD ISLANDS AT THE EDGE OF
IRAN AND THEY ARE EXTREMELY VULNERABLE TO AN AIRSTRIKE.
SO WE COULD TAKE THEM OUT AND HURT ERAN IN OR MOSTLY.
AND YET THEY KEEP SCREAMING DEATH TO THE BIG STATE AND ALL
THAT. BUT IT’S JUST BLUSTER.
THE IRANIAN PEOPLE ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND I HATE TO
SEE WHAT IS BEING DONE, THEIR LEADERSHIP IS THE MULLAHS UNDER
THE GRIP OF EXTREME THEOCRACY AND THEY NEED, WE OUGHT TO BE
ABLE TO COME AS THE PRESIDENT SAID, IF THEY WANT TO HAVE
PROSPERITY WE WANT TO HELP THEM.
>>PAT, RUSSIA IS WARNING AGAINST HE WAS PLANS TO PUT
MISSILES IN EUROPE SAYING IT COULD SPARK A CRISIS NOT SEEN
SINCE THE COLD WAR. MOSCOW’S DEPUTY FOREIGN
MINISTER SAID IF THE U.S. SUPPORTS MISSILE NEAR THE
RUSSIAN BORDER, IT MIGHT LEAD TO A SITUATION SIMILAR TO THE
1962 CUBAN MISSILE RICES WHEN FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS THE USA AND
RUSSIA WERE LOCKED EYE-TO-EYE AND I MISSILE STAND OFF.
AS THEY REMOVED MISSILES FROM THE ELEMENTS IS ABOUT 90 MILES
AWAY FROM THE WEST COAST LINE. THE RUSSIANS EVENTUALLY BACK
DOWN. THE RECENT WARNINGS COME AS THE
RUSSIAN WARSHIPS IN HAVANA SUPPORTER PORT ON MONDAY ARMED
WITH MISSILES AND OTHER WEAPONS.
>>>GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS REMOVED MORE THAN 300 MIGRANT
CHILDREN FROM A TEXAS BORDER PATROL STATION MONDAY.
THIS IS AFTER REPORTS THAT CONDITIONS IN MANY DETENTION
FACILITIES ARE UNSANITARY AND LACKING BASIC NECESSITIES.
LAWMAKERS ARE WORKING ON A 4.6 BILLION DOLLAR MENTORING A BILL
TO HELP SOLVE THE CRISIS THAT THIS AGREEMENT OF ALLOCATING
FUNDS FOR SECURITY AT THE BORDER COULD STALL THE MEASURE.
HOUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE TRIED MORE THAN 20 TIMES TO PASS A
BILL THAT ADDRESSES BOTH HUMANITARIAN AND SECURITY
CONCERNS.>>>I WAS READING THAT IN A
RECENT POLL, AMERICANS ARE SAYING THE NUMBER ONE CONCERN
RIGHT NOW IS BORDER SECURITY. IT DIDN’T USED TO BE THAT WAY
BUT IT HAS BECOME THAT RIGHT NOW.
I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS THAT THE DEMOCRATS THAT THEY REFUSE
TO GIVE TRUMP’S ANYTHING, THEY DON’T WANT TO GIVE HIM A
VICTORY ANYTHING. THEY WOULD PREFER TO SEE OUR
COUNTRY OVERRUN WITH MIGRANTS. THE SOCIAL NETWORKS SHREDDED
BECAUSE OF THE ARRIVAL OF MILLIONS OF UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS.
YOU WONDER WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WRONG WITH THEM BECAUSE UNDER
THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND CLINTON ADMINISTRATION AND
OTHER IT JUST RATIONS OF THE DEMOCRATS THEY HAVE ALL BEEN IN
SUPPORT OF HAVING SOME KIND OF BARRIER TO KEEP ALL THE WORLD
OUT OF OUR COUNTRY. ENTER PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY OF
THE UNITED STATES. BUT NOW THE DEMOCRATS IN
CONGRESS WILL NOT BUDGE BECAUSE THEY REFUSE TO GIVE TRUMP’S
ANYTHING. IT IS TIME AS I SAY ORDER NEVER
AGAIN, GUYS, YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA. NOT YOUR PAROCHIAL INTEREST IN
YOUR PARTY. IT IS TIME YOU STARTED VOTING
FOR AMERICA, NOT VOTING FOR YOUR OWN PETTY FEUD WITH THE
PRESIDENT. HERE’S ANOTHER CRAZY ONE.
BERNIE SANDERS WANTS TO FORGIVE ALL STUDENT LOANS.
>>THAT’S RIGHT, BERNIE SANDERS IS PUSHING TO FORGIVE STUDENT
STUDENT LOAN DEBT OF 45 MILLION AMERICANS.
THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES REVOLUTION A PROPOSAL WOULD
CANCEL ALL 1.6 TRILLION DOLLARS OF STUDENT..
THIS PROPOSAL COMPLETELY ELIMINATES STUDENT DEBT AND THE
COUNTRY AND AND THE ABSURDITY OF SENTENCING AN ENTIRE
GENERATION OF MILLENNIAL GENERATION TO A LIFETIME OF
DEBT FOR THE CRIME OF DOING THE RIGHT THING.
>>SANDERS SAID THE PLAN COST OF 2.2 TRILLION DOLLARS OVER 10
YEARS WILL BE FULLY PAID FOR BY TAXING WEALTH THREE
SPECULATION. ALL STUDENT DEBT AS PART OF A
PACKAGE THAT WOULD ALSO MAKE PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES, COMMUNITY
COLLEGES AND TRADE SCHOOLS TUITION FREE.
BACK TO YOU.>>>ONCE AGAIN, THE MORE THEY
GO DOWN THIS ROAD, THE MORE THEY’RE LOSING TRADITIONAL
DEMOCRATS. BECAUSE IT IS CRAZY WHAT THEY
ARE PROPOSING. THAT THERE’S ENOUGH MONEY IF
YOU TOOK ALL THE MONEY AWAY FROM EVERY RICH PERSON IN
AMERICA, IT WOULDN’T FUND THE GOVERNMENT MORE THAN A MONTH OR
SO. MAYBE NOT EVEN THAT LONG.
THERE’S NOT ENOUGH MONEY, THE SO-CALLED REDSTONE HABITS OF
WHO YOU TAX, THE MIDDLE CLASS. YOU HAVE TO START SENDING A TAX
ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WHY SHOULD AMERICAN PEOPLE PAY
FOR THE COLLEGE EDUCATION OF A BUNCH OF PEOPLE MAYBE WHO
SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN COLLEGE TO START WITH?
WE SHOULD CONSIDER TRADE SCHOOLS AND OTHER FORMS OF
EDUCATION FOR OUR YOUNG INSTEAD OF A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE, AND
VERY EXPENSIVE FEES. WHY SHOULD THE REST OF AMERICAN
PEOPLE HAVE TO BEAR THAT COST? BERNIE SANDERS ISN’T TELLING US.
BUT WHAT I AM SAYING IS, IT IS POLITICAL SUICIDE, WHAT HE IS
PROPOSING. AND THE MORE THEY PROPOSE IT,
THE MORE AMERICANS, EVEN IF THE DEMOCRATS SAY THAT’S MORE THAN
WE CAN STAND IT WE WILL VOTE FOR TRUMP.
>>THREE PROGRAMS, MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND SOCIAL SECURITY
MAKE UP ABOUT 60% OF THE MASSIVE FEDERAL BUDGET.
WHILE EXPERTS HAVE LONG PREDICTED THE ICEBERG AHEAD
WHEN IT COMES TO THE FUTURE THE PROGRAMS, LAWMAKERS ARE
HESITANT TO RIGHT THE SHIP.>>LAWMAKERS ARE SPOILING FOR A
FIGHT ON JUST ABOUT EVERY ISSUE.
BUT THERE’S ONE TOPIC YOU ARE EVEN WILLING TO BRING UP.
THE COST OF SOCIAL SECURITY IS EXPECTED TO EXCEED THE PROGRAMS
INCOME.>>MEDICARE WILL BECOME
INSOLVENT IN SEVEN YEARS.>>ENTITLEMENTS, THE POLITICAL
TIMEBOMB TICKING LOUDER AS TIME GOES ON.
IN CORDING TO THE TRUSTEES, SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS WILL
BECOME INSOLVENT BY 2035. MEDICARE BY 2026.
>>SOCIAL SECURITY ENTIRELY MEDICARE TO A SMALLER EXTENT,
ARE AFFECTED BY SO-CALLED FEDERAL TRUST FUNDS.
WHEN THOSE RIGHT NOW, WHAT IT MEANS IS THAT THERE’S A
SHORTFALL IN WHAT THEY PROMISE TO PAY AND BENEFITS VERSUS WHAT
THEY’RE ABLE TO PAY IT.>>WALLET MODE DISAPPEARED CUTS
ARE LIKELY. HOW DID WE GET HERE?
>>OCTOBER 1929. SOCIAL SECURITY AND THE GREAT
DEPRESSION. MEDICARE FROM LYNDON B.
JOHNSON’S GREAT SOCIETY.>>DURING THE DEPRESSION THE
BANKS WERE CLOSED AND SAVINGS WERE WIPED OUT.
PEOPLE DIDN’T HAVE JOBS SO THERE WAS A GREAT NEED TO TAKE
CARE OF THINGS.>>MICHAEL TANNER WROTE THE
BOOK ON ENTITLEMENT. THAT’S WHEN IT COMES TO SOCIAL
SECURITY, THE COUNTRY PAYS NOT THE PROGRAM.
>>WHEN YOU PAY TAXES, THAT MONEY IS NOT PUT AWAY FOR YOUR
RETIREMENT. IT IS SIMPLY TRANSFERRED TO
PEOPLE WHO WERE ALREADY RETIRED TODAY.
THEN YOU HAVE THE NEXT GENERATION PAYS BENEFITS INTO
THE SYSTEM FOR YOUR RETIREMENT. VERY MUCH LIKE A PYRAMID
SCHEME. THE PROBLEM IS, WE ARE LIVING
LONGER, WE HAVE FEWER BABIES.>>INC.
OF IT THIS WAY, IN THE 1950s 16 WORKERS WERE FOOTING THE BILL
FOR ONE RETIREE. TODAY IN LESS THAN THREE
WORKERS COVER THE SAME SENIOR. A HANDFUL OF THE 2020
CANDIDATES HAVE A PLAN THAT WOULD PUSH BACK ON SOCIAL
SECURITY INSOLVENCY DATE. THAT INCLUDES RAISING TAXES.
THAT WILL BE AN UPHILL BATTLE WHEN IT COMES TO GAINING
SUPPORT HERE ON CAPITOL HILL. WHILE RETIREMENT IS A KEY ISSUE
AMONG OLDER VOTERS, IT’S A REASON LAWMAKERS SHY AWAY.
>>THOSE DEPENDENT ON SOCIAL SECURITY OR ARE EASY TO SCARE
IF YOU TALK ABOUT CHANGES TO THE PROGRAM.
YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WILL BE FOOTING THE BILL AND BASICALLY
WILL GET THE SHORT END IN THE FUTURE WHEN THE BENEFITS COME
DUE, THEY DON’T VOTE OR THEY DON’T VOTE ON THIS ISSUE.
SO POLITICIANS DON’T CARE.>>THERE ARE THREE SOLUTIONS,
INCREASE TAXES, RAISE RETIREMENT AGE, OR CUT BENEFITS.
UNTIL SOMEONE MAKES THE MOVE, THEY WILL RUN OUT THE CLOCK.
THAT’S WHAT THEY DID IN 1993.>>EXPERTS PREDICT THEY WILL
REMAIN AT AN IMPASSE UNTIL FORCED TO ACT.
>>>HOW DO WE WRITE THE SHIP?>>I THINK THERE WAS THE SO-
CALLED PLAN THAT WOULD HAVE RIGHTED THE SHIP AND WAS GIVEN
TO OBAMA AND HE TOTALLY IGNORED IT.
CONGRESS DOESN’T WANT TO VOTE ON IT.
THE TRUTH IS, THERE’S NOTHING MORE BORING THAN NOT DOING
ANYTHING. THE IDEA THAT THE PERSON WHEN
THEY GET TO 65, CAN SIT AROUND AND DO NOTHING FOR THE NEXT 30
YEARS IS ABSURD. YOU KNOW, PEOPLE SHOULD BE
PRODUCTIVE, THEY SHOULD BE ACTIVE IN DOING SOMETHING.
AND THE IDEA OF HAVING A RETIREMENT AGE NEEDS TO BE THAT
PEOPLE DIE WHEN THEY GET 65. THAT WAS THE TIME THEY WERE
DEAD. SO IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF
MONEY IN A TRUST FUND, THAT WAS FINE.
BUT CONGRESS CAN’T STAND TO HAVE A TRUST FUND BECAUSE THEY
WANT TO INVADE IT. SO THEY INVADED IT.
THEN YOU HAVE ALL THE SOLUTION OF A LOCKBOX AND THERE IS NO
LOCKBOX, IT’S A TRANSFER PAYMENT FROM THE CURRENT MONEY
COMING IN TO PAY FOR THESE BENEFITS AND THE SOCIAL
SECURITY ESSENTIALLY HAS BEEN RUNNING ON EMPTY FOR QUITE SOME
TIME. BEFORE LONG, THE TRUST FUNDS
ARE GOING TO RUN OUT AND THERE IS NOTHING LEFT EXCEPT TRANSFER
PAYMENT FROM THE FEDERAL TREASURY.
WHICH MEANS THE CURRENT TAXES WILL HAVE TO GO UP TO PAY FOR
IT. THE COST IS GOING TO BE
UNCONSCIONABLE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AT THAT
POINT OF TIME WILL SAY TOUGH LUCK OLD MAN, IT’S TIME TO SEND
YOU AWAY BECAUSE WE CAN’T AFFORD TO KEEP YOU.
I KNOW THAT SOUNDS HARSH BUT YOU WATCH THE YOUTH WILL COME
DOWN THE ROAD BECAUSE WE ARE NOT MANAGING THAT. AND FOR
POLITICIANS THAT TALK ABOUT LOCK BOX AND TRUST FUNDS, THAT
IS NONSENSE. IT’S A TRANSFER PAYMENT FROM
THE CURRENT MONEY THAT COMES IN TO THOSE TRUST FUNDS AND
IMMEDIATELY BEEN SPENT. AND THEY HAVE, THEY GET
GOVERNMENT IOUS IN THERE, AND THAT’S NO BIG DEAL.
BUT THE THEY HAVE TO BE FINANCED WITH TAXES.
BUT WITHOUT QUESTION, WE SHOULD HAVE CONTROLLED IT AND WE NEED
TO CONTROL IT RIGHT NOW. THE RETIREMENT AGE CANNOT
POSSIBLY BE 65. MOST PEOPLE ARE LIVING, THE
SEGMENT OF OUR POPULATION OVER 80 IS THE FASTEST GROWING IN
THE COUNTRY KISSED. SPENDING THE LEVEL OF 75 OR EVENING AS
HIGH AS 80 IS NOT UNHEARD OF. BUT MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY
, THE SO-CALLED TRUST FUNDS ARE GOING TO RUN OUT SHORTLY.
AND WHEN THEY DO, THERE WILL BE A HUGE HIT ON THE FEDERAL BUDGET
AND THE TAXES OF MOST AMERICANS WILL GO UP AND GO UP
DRAMATICALLY. THAT’S WHAT’S COMING UNLESS WE
FIX IT. THAT DOESN’T SEEM TO BE ANY
WILLINGNESS TO FIX IT. BUT WE’VE GOT TO DO IT.
I AM TALKING RIGHT NOW TO SOMEONE WHO IS 89 YEARS OLD AND
I WANT TO KEEP LIVING VIGOROUSLY AND I DON’T EVEN
KNOW WHAT RETIREMENT IS. JOHN —
>>WHILE MOST INVESTORS HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE STOCK MARKET
AS IT FLIRTS WITH NEW RECORDS, THE PRICE OF OLD HAS BEEN
MOVING UP WITH SOME EXPERTS SAYING THE MELLOW METAL IS IN A
NEW MARKET. IT IS NOW ABOVE $1400, THE
HIGHEST SINCE 2013. SOME MAURKICE A INTERNATIONAL
TENSIONS WITH IRAN HAS BEEN A FACTOR AS INVESTORS LOOK TO GO
FOR SAFETY. OTHER SIDE THE DOLLAR IS
GETTING WEAKER WHICH HELPS GOLD . NOW THEY BELIEVE GOLD COULD
GO AS HIGH AS $1700 AND MONTHS AHEAD.
>>>YOU KNOW, WHEN IT WAS AT 250 I SAID IT WOULD GO TO 8900
AND IT DID. NOW IT’S AT 900 AND UP TO 1400.
THERE WAS A TIME THAT GOLD WAS THREE DOLLARS AN OUNCE.
IT WAS AGAINST THE LAW TOEHOLD GOAL AS A MATTER OF FACT.
THAT WAS ONE OF FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT’S POLICIES.
NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU CAN OWN GOLD AND BUY GOLD AND SO FORTH.
BUT THOSE WHO HAVE HAD GOLD HAVE FOUND THEIR ASSETS HAVE
GONE UP DRAMATICALLY. AND THOSE THAT HELD DOLLARS, IT
HAS DECLINED, IT’S DOWN TO ALMOST THREE CENTS TO WHAT IT
USED TO BE. AS RONALD REAGAN SAID, HE WAS
THINKING ABOUT IT AND SAID IT’S A SOUND IS A DOLLAR AND HE SAID
YOUR — THAT WASN’T THE MEASURE OF BEING SOUND.
IS GOLD GONNA GO HIGHER, ABSOLUTELY.
I HAVE TOLD PEOPLE A LONG TIME AGO THAT THE WAY IT SHOULD BE
AND THOSE WHO HAVE INVESTED IN GOLD WHEN IT WAS 250 OR $50 AN
OUNCE, THINK OF GOING 13, 14, $1500 AN OUNCE.
IS NO REASON WHY IT WON’T GO HIGHER.
IT IS ACTUALLY, IT DOESN’T PAY INTEREST BUT BECAUSE IT HAS THE
VALUE, PRICE AND IT’S GOOD TO HAVE ONE IT.
>>YOU HAVE BEEN A FAN OF GOLD BUT WHAT ABOUT SILVER?
>>SILVER, THE HUNT BOYS CORNERED THE MARKET ON SILVER
AND YOU COULD GET BURNED PRETTY BADLY AND THEY RAN THE PRICE UP
TO $50 AND THEN COMMODITIES EXCHANGE PUT THE SQUEEZE ON
SILVER AND SAID YOU CAN’T, YOU CAN ONLY SELL IT, YOU CAN’T
BUY. SO THAT KILLED THE HEIGHTS OF
BADLY. IT COST THEM THEIR FORTUNE.
>>KEEP A LITTLE GOLD IN YOUR PORTFOLIO.
>>I BOUGHT SOME GOLD COINS, ABOUT 250 AND EVEN 300.
THEY ARE ON THE MARKET. RIGHT NOW, I DON’T KNOW, IT
DOESN’T PAY ANY INTEREST SO I MEAN, I REALLY LIKE STOCKS THAT
PAY INTEREST.>>ALL RIGHT.
STILL AHEAD, IS LIKE A BOOT CAMP FOR CHRISTIANS WANTING TO
RUN FOR POLITICAL OFFICE.>>I DON’T SEE HOW YOU CAN SAY
THAT YOU LOVE GOD AND NOT FIGHT FOR THIS COUNTRY.
>>THE OF THESE CANDIDATES ARE BEING TRAINED FOR THE CAMPAIGN
TRAIL. THAT’S NEXT.
>>>>>DECIDING TO RUN FOR PUBLIC
OFFICE IS A BIG DECISION… AND CHRISTIAN CANDIDATES OFTEN
FACE THE ROADBLOCK DEFENDING THEIR FAITH.
JENNIFER WISHON SHOWS US THERE IS A PROGRAM TO HELP PREPARE
THOSE MEN AND WOMEN FOR THE BATTLE AHEAD.
>>>>HERE IN THE SHADOW OF THE
U.S. CAPITOL DOME, CHRISTIANS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE
GATHERING TO LEARN HOW TO PUT THEIR FAITH INTO ACTION INSIDE
AMERICA’S HALLS OF POWER. GATHERED IN THIS GLASS
CONFERENCE ROOM… CHRISTIAN MEN AND WOMEN
CONSIDERING A RUN FOR CONGRESS ARE GETTING SCHOOLED ON
POTENTIAL LIFE AS A CANDIDATE…
>>THAT’S WHAT POLITICS IS ALL ABOUT.
ONE LESSON – HOW TO STAY COMPOSED DURING HOSTILE MEDIA
INTERVIEWS.>>HOW DO I COMMUNICATE MY
FAITH AND MY BELIEF IN GOD’S WORD IN A WAY THAT IS DRAWING
PEOPLE IN AND NOT JUST PROVIDING A WAY FOR THEM TO
ATTACK? THEY’RE BECOMING GROUNDED IN
THEIR BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW, SOLIDIFYING THEIR POLITICAL
PHILOSOPHY AND LEARNING HOW TO SPEAK WITH CLARITY, BEING ABLE
TO DEBATE, BEING ABLE TO NEGOTIATE.
>>BENJAMIN IS A FELLOW AT THE D. JAMES KENNEDY CENTER FOR
CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP. OVER THE COURSE OF THREE WEEKS,
HE AND OTHERS GET GUIDANCE ON HOW TO THOUGHTFULLY TACKLE
TOUGH ISSUES, LIKE GENDER IDENTITY, FROM EXPERTS LIKE
RYAN ANDERSON OF THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION.
AN ISSUE ON WHICH HE SAYS CHRISTIAN CANDIDATES CAN OFFER
REAL LEADERSHIP.>>YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A
CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN TO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT FIFTH GRADE BOYS
BEING IN YOUR DAUGHTER’S BATHROOM AND LOCKER ROOM IN
SCHOOL. YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A
CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN TO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT TEENAGERS BEING
PLACED ON PUBERTY BLOCKING DRUGS AND THEN CROSS-SEX
HORMONES. MANY AMERICANS, REGARDLESS OF
THEIR POLITICAL AFFILIATION, REGARDLESS OF THEIR RELIGIOUS
BELIEFS THINK THAT THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH GIVING A
HIGH SCHOOL GIRL TESTOSTERONE.>>THE FACULTY INCLUDES A
NUMBER OF CHRISTIAN HEAVY HITTERS…INCLUDING JANET AND
CRAIG PARSHALL.>>EVERY LAW, EVERY PIECE OF
LEGISLATION HAS A MORAL UNDERPINNING AND BELOW THAT IS
A WORLDVIEW OF WHO GOD IS AND WHO WE ARE IN OUR RELATIONSHIP
WITH HIM.>>STILL JANET PARSHALL SAYS
THESE CANDIDATES WILL FACE EXTRA HURDLES DUE TO A GROWING
PERCEPTION THAT CHRISTIANITY IS OUTDATED AND NARROW-MINDED.
>>SO NOW IMAGINE BEING A POLITICAL CANDIDATE WHO HAS A
BIBLIO-CENTERED WORLD VIEW AND HAS TO PUSH THEIR MESSAGE
THROUGH THE GRID OF THE SECULAR PRESS.
AND SHE ADDS WINNING MAY NOT ALWAYS BE GOD’S PURPOSE.
>>GETTING YOUR MESSAGE ACROSS IS MARVELOUS, BUT DON’T EVER
FORGET THE PEOPLE TO WHOM YOU ARE GIVING THAT MESSAGE.
YOUR FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT ROLE IS AMBASSADOR FOR CHRIST.
>>BENJAMIN SAYS THE COURSE IS CONVICTING HIM TO CHECK HIS
EGO.>>WHO ARE YOU REALLY DOING
THIS FOR? ARE YOU DOING THIS FOR
YOURSELF? ARE YOU DOING THIS FOR THE
PEOPLE? OR ARE YOU DOING THIS FOR
JESUS?>>LERAH LEE CUNNINGHAM LEARNED
ABOUT THE TRAINING WHILE READING A CBN NEWS ARTICLE
ABOUT THE CENTER’S ANNUAL STATESMAN AWARD.
>>JUST EXCITED ABOUT THIS PROGRAM PREPARING CHRISTIANS TO
FIGHT FOR JESUS BECAUSE TRULY WE ARE BECOMING A MINORITY AS
FAR AS IT PERTAINS TO OUR VOICE, NOT HAVING A VOICE.
>>I DON’T SEE HOW YOU CAN SAY YOU LOVE GOD AND NOT FIGHT FOR
THIS COUNTRY.>>CRAIG PARSHALL SAYS THESE
CANDIDATES OFFER TIME TESTED TRUTH.
>>GOD WANTS GUARDRAILS IN GOVERNANCE AND THE GUARDRAILS
ARE THE BIBLICAL VALUES THAT HE SHARED WITH US.
THOSE ARE ETERNAL AND THEY’RE APPLICABLE TO SO MANY OF THE
ISSUES HERE IN WASHINGTON OR IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AS WELL.
>>AND THE SKILLS THESE CANDIDATES ARE LEARNING ARE
GIVING THEM THEIR BEST SHOT TO WIN.
JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS CAPITOL HILL.
GREAT WORDS. HER HUSBAND ON THE WAY IS A
LEADER IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES IN THE UNITED STATES
IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. HE IS SELECTING A SLATE OF
CANDIDATES THAT LOOK REALLY GOOD.
TO ATTEMPT TO HOLD ON TO THE MAJORITY, THAT THEY HAVE NOW IN
THE HOUSE. HE POINTS TO SOME OF THE
EXTREME PROGRAMS OF THE LEFT FOR THE STATE OF VIRGINIA,
WHICH USED TO BE A FAIRLY CONSERVATIVE PLACE.
>>LIKE GIVING TESTOSTERONE TO A TEENAGED GIRL.
>>EXACTLY. AND ALSO YOU WILL HEAR, WE’VE
GOT THE SO-CALLED RIGHT TO WORK LAWS WHICH HAVE STOOD IN GREAT
STEAD TO ATTRACT BUSINESS INTO THE STATE.
AND THE LEFT WANTS TO TAKE AWAY THE RIGHT TO WORK AND A WHOLE
LOT OF OTHER ISSUES THAT’S ON THEIR AGENDA.
SO JENNIFER’S HUSBAND, HE’S RIGHT IN THE FOREFRONT, SHE
KNOWS WHAT SHE’S TALKING ABOUT.>>GREAT TO SEE THIS CHRISTIAN
CANDIDATE. UP NEXT THE ATTORNEY WHO HAS
WON EIGHT CASES IN FRONT OF THE SUPREME COURT INCLUDING THE
LANDMARK MASTERPIECE CAKE SHOP CASE.
>>NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF PRESSURE WE TAKE, AS LAWYERS,
TO STANDBY PEOPLE LIKE THAT, HOW COULD YOU NOT?
HOW COULD YOU NOT WANT TO DO THAT AND STAND BEFORE THE COURT?
>>FIND OUT WHERE SHE GOT THE STRENGTH TO STAND UP FOR
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. WHEN WE COME BACK.
>>>KRISTEN WAGGONER IS A SENIOR VP AT A FIRM THE
WASHINGTON POST CALLS THE CHRISTIAN LEGAL POWERHOUSE.
SHE AND HER TEAM HAVE ARGUED MANY CASES IN FRONT OF THE
SUPREME COURT AND ONE INCLUDING THE HIGH-PROFILE CASE KNOWN AS
MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP. CHRISTIANS LONG WANTED TO FIGHT
FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND SHE LEARNED HOW TO DO THAT BY GOING
TO REGIS USE DIVERSITY REGIS UNIVERSITY.
>>TRISTEN WAGGONER WOULD AGAIN FIND HERSELF ARGUING A
CONTROVERSIAL CASE BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT.
IN MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP VERSUS THE COLORADO CIVIL RIGHTS
COMMISSION, JOB OWNER OF JACK PHILLIPS HAD BEEN ORDERED BY
THE STATE OF COLORADO TO MAKE WHAT A CASE FOR SAME-SEX
COUPLES.. WENT AGAINST HIS CHRISTIAN
BELIEFS.>>THE PRINCIPAL IS WHETHER AN
AMERICAN AND A PROFESSIONAL CAN BE FORCED TO SPEAK A MESSAGE
THAT VIOLATES THEIR CONDITIONS.>>SHE HAS BEEN A LAWYER
DEFENDING FREEDOM. SHE’S NOW THE SENIOR VICE
PRESIDENT OF THE LEGAL DIVISION.
BEFORE SHE LOST HER CAREER SHE WANTED A SOLID BIBLICAL BASED
EDUCATION IN THE LAW.>>SO FOR ME THE ONLY OPTION
WAS REGION. I DIDN’T APPLY ANYWHERE ELSE.
I WANTED TO GO TO REACH IT.>>SHE SAID SHE ALWAYS KNEW GOD
HAD A PURPOSE FOR HER LIFE.>>WHEN I WAS GROWING UP MY DAD
HAD TOLD ME TIME AND AGAIN THAT GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO DO.
THAT YOU BASICALLY HAS THE PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE AND THE
TRUE JOY AND FULFILLMENT COMES FROM LIVING A LIFE DESIGNED TO
GIVE GLORY TO GOD.>>SHE FOUND HER CALLING TO
GOING TO LOOK AT A CHURCH YOUTH CAMP.
>>I WROTE IT DOWN. I’VE GOT IT WRITTEN OUT ON A
PAGE OF NOTEBOOK PAPER. I WROTE WHEN I WAS 13 AND
FRAMED AND SITTING BY MY BED IT.
A LOT OF IT IS ABOUT HOW HARD THAT IT WILL BE, THIS CALLING.
BUT THAT IT IS TO FOCUS ON THE NEXT GENERATION FOR PROTECTING
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FOR SCHOOLS AND RELIGIOUS MINISTRIES.
IS KEEPING THE DOOR OPEN FOR THE GOSPEL.
>>AFTER GETTING HER UNDERGRADUATE AT NORTHWESTERN
SHE HAD HER CHOICE OF LAW SCHOOLS.
FOR HER PURPOSES, REGENT WAS THE CLEAR CHOICE.
>>THE FIRST YEAR WAS PHENOMENAL.
JUST THE WAY THAT WE STUDIED WHAT THE LAW IS AND WHERE DID
THAT COME FROM, LOOKING IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW
TESTAMENT. OBVIOUSLY HAVE WORKED WITH A
NUMBER OF LAWYERS THAT HAVE GONE TO IVY LEAGUES RULES, THEY
DON’T GET THAT. AND NOT IN THAT EDUCATION SO IT
WAS PIVOTAL FORM IT.>>AFTER GRADUATING FROM
REGENT, SHE WOULD ON TO A JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP IN THE
WASHINGTON STATE SUPREME COURT.>>THE OTHER CLERKS FROM VERY
WELL-KNOWN SCHOOLS. MANY OF THEM THE IVY LEAGUE
SCHOOLS. I QUICKLY FOUND THAT I FELT
LIKE I HAD A BETTER EDUCATION. BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T KNOW WHAT
THE COMMON LAW REALLY WAS, THEY DIDN’T KNOW WHERE THE LAW CAME
FROM OR WHAT THE FOUNDATION OF IT WAS AND WHAT PURPOSE IT
SERVED. SO I FELT NOT ONLY AS PREPARED
AS OTHERS BUT EVEN BETTER PREPARED IN ALL RESPECTS WHEN I
INTERNED IT.>>AFTER TIME AT A PRESTIGIOUS
FIRM IN SEATTLE, KRISTIN TOOK A POSITION AT ALLIANCE FOR
DEFENDING FREEDOM. TO FULFILL GOD’S CALLING AND
STAND UP FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CASES FULL-TIME.
>>WE HAD A LAWYER THAT GRADUATED FROM MANY OF THE IVY
LEAGUE’S RULES AND YET, TIME AND AGAIN, THE REGENT GRADS,
THEY EXCEL IN WHAT THEY DO. NOT ONLY IN THE QUALITY OF
THEIR LEGAL WORK BUT IN THE TENACITY WITH WHICH THEY DO IT.
>>IN HER YEARS AT ADF, SHE AND HER TEAM HAVE 18 CASES BEFORE
THE SUPREME COURT. INCLUDING THE MASTERPIECE CAKE
SHOP CASE ONE OF THE BIGGEST CASES OF HER CAREER.
>>WHEN YOU MEET PEOPLE LIKE JACK PHILLIPS, IT IS THE
GREATEST — IS THE GREATEST PRIVILEGE TO GET TO STANDBY
SOMEONE LIKE THAT. BECAUSE YOU SEE THAT THE HERMAN
DOES PRESSURE THAT HAS BEEN PUT ON THEM, THE POLITICAL PRESSURE
, I WOULD CALL HIM AND HE WOULD JUST HAVE GOTTEN OFF THE PHONE
FROM A DEATH THREAT. NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF PRESSURE
WE FACE, AS LAWYERS, TO STANDBY PEOPLE LIKE THAT HOW COULD YOU
NOT? HOW COULD YOU NOT WANT TO DO
THAT AND STAND BEFORE THE COURT?
REJECT KRISTIN CONTINUES TO PURSUE HER CALLING WITH PASSION
AND EXCELLENCE. BUILT ON A FOUNDATION THAT SHE
RECEIVED.REGENT LAW SCHOOL.>>EVERY DAY OF PLAY FOR MYSELF
BUT FOR MY TEAM. FOR THINGS THAT WE WOULD HAVE
WISDOM, FORTITUDE, WE WOULD HAVE SUBSTANCE AND JOY.
I CAN’T IMAGINE DOING WHAT I DO WITHOUT KNOWING THAT CHRIST IS
THERE FOR US. AND THAT ULTIMATELY THE VICTORY
IS NOT UP TO ME, OTHERWISE IT JUST SEEMS THAT IT’S AN
OVERWHELMING JOB. WE ARE NOT CAPABLE OF BUT WE
ARE NOT CAPABLE OF IT, BUT GOD KNOWS WHAT WE NEED.
>>WHAT A WONDERFUL, ISN’T THAT MARVELOUS?
>>THAT IS AN AMAZING AMBASSADOR FOR CHRIST AND
REGENT UNIVERSITY.>>DATE PRACTICE IN 49 STATES,
MORE THAN 20 COUNTRIES. WE HAVE 3300 GRADUATES FROM
REGENT LAW. RECENTLY THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
SUPREME COURT, MARK MARTIN WAS DEAN OF THE SCHOOL AND HE TOOK
WITH HIM A MAN NAMED HARRY IN WARREN WHO IS IN CHARGE OF ALL
THE COURTS OF THE WHOLE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.
AND WHAT WE WANT TO DO AND REGENT WANTS TO DO IS TO CREATE
THE LEADERS IN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW IN THE UNITED STATES.
I AM PLEASED TO REPORT THAT WE NOW HAVE TWO SITTING CIRCUIT
COURT FEDERAL JUDGES ON THE FACULTY AND WE ARE LOOKING AT
THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE BEING ON
OUR FACULTY AS WELL. WE’VE GOTTEN ABA ABA APPROVED
ON THE CAMPUS TO BE AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL PROGRAM.
IT IS AN INCREDIBLE SCHOOL, REGENT UNIVERSITY.
LET ME GIVE YOU A NUMBER BECAUSE IF YOU WANT TO GET A QUALITY
LEGAL EDUCATION, THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO, 866-91 0-0 SIX 15.
I’M A GRADUATE OF THE YALE LAW SCHOOL.
THE FIRST THING WE READ IN OUR CASEBOOK WAS MARLBOROUGH VERSUS
MADISON. WE NEVER STUDIED THE
CONSTITUTION. THIS IS FOR 3 YEARS, WE NEVER
TOOK THE CONSTITUTION THE LINE BY LINE AND STUDIED IT.
UP WE STARTED OFF WITH THE PREMISE THAT THE SUPREME COURT
WAS MORE POWERFUL THAN CONGRESS. AND REALLY WHAT MARLBOROUGH
VERSUS MADISON WAS JOHN MARSHALL WAS SAYING IS THAT WE
HAVE THE POWER TO OVERTURN ACTS OF CONGRESS.
YOU KNOW, IT’S MORE COMPLICATED THAN THAT BUT IN ITS SIMPLEST
FORM, IT WAS JUDICIAL SUPREMACY THAT WAS TAUGHT IN A LIBERAL
LAW SCHOOL. REGENT IS LIKE A BREATH OF
FRESH AIR, I AM SO PLEASED THE FACT THAT WE HAVE MANY, MANY,
MANY SITTING JUDGES RIGHT NOW WHO GRADUATED FROM REGENT
UNIVERSITY.>>I LOVE IT.
AND LIKE SHE SAID, IT WAS HER ONLY CHOICE.
SHE KNEW THAT WAS THE PLACE.>>I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR THAT.
THE NUMBER IS THERE THAT YOU CAN CALL, THEY ARE ENROLLING
STUDENTS FOR THE FALL. 866-910-SEVEN X15.
REGENT UNIVERSITY, LOG ONTO REGENT EDU AND SAY I’M
INTERESTED IN THE LAW SCHOOL AND TELL ME MORE ABOUT IT.
>>A RENEGADE BAKER BIKER WHO WAS PART OF THE 1%.
>>THE 1% REPRESENTS 1% OF THE MOTORCYCLE SUBCULTURE THAT ARE
THE WORST OF THE WORST. IT’S POWER IN YOUR
NEIGHBORHOOD, IT’S POWER IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND IT IS STATUS.
>>SEE WHAT BROUGHT THIS TOUGH GUY TO HIS KNEES.
WHEN WE COME BACK.>>>WELCOME TO THIS NEWSBREAK.
WASHINGTON STATE IN A LEGAL BATTLE FOR NOT MAKING A FLORAL
ARRANGEMENT FOR A WEDDING WAS JUST NAMED TEST FLORIST OF 2019
BY HER COMMUNITY. THIS IS THE FOURTH TIME
MARLENE’S FLOWERS WAS NAMED BEST FLORIST IN THE TRI-CITY
RANKINGS. SHE TOLD THE PAPER CUSTOMER
SERVICE IS THE KEY. IN 2013 THE STATE FINED HER FOR
REFUSING TO MAKE THE ARRANGEMENT BASED ON HER
RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS. THE CASE WENT ALL THE WAY TO
THE SUPREME COURT. THE HIGH COURT SENT IT BACK TO
THE LOWER COURT, REJECTING THE RULING AND ASKING IT TO CONSIDER
IF IT RULED WITH RELIGIOUS ANIMUS OR HOSTILITY.
THE COURT RECENTLY RULED THAT DID NOT.
THIS CASE COULD NOW GO BACK TO THE SUPREME COURT.
>>>A PALESTINIAN OFFICIAL SAID THEY DISCOVERED A BYZANTINE
AREA BAPTISMAL FONT IN THE CHURCH OF NATIVITY IN
BETHLEHEM. IT WAS BUILT IN THE FOURTH
CENTURY ON THE SITE TRADITIONALLY BELIEVED TO BE
THE BIRTHPLACE OF JESUS. THE BAPTISMAL FONT WAS FOUND
DURING RECENT RENOVATIONS, THE HEAD OF THE PALESTINIAN
COMMITTEE CALLED” MAGNIFICENT AND SAID NOBODY KNOWS WHY IT
HAS BEEN COVERED AND THERE IS NO RECORD OF IT.
>>YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY GOING
TO OUR WEBSITE, WWW.CBN.COM . PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK WITH
MORE OF 700 CLUB RIGHT AFTER THIS.
>>>HOW ABOUT THIS AS A PARENTAL GUIDELINE.
DAVID CASES PARENTS HAD A MOTTO WHEN IT CAME TO STEALING.
DAVID, DON’T GET CAUGHT. THAT PART WASN’T SO EASY.
OVER THE COURSE OF HIS LIFE HE WENT TO PRISON FIVE TIMES.
SPENT NEARLY 25 YEARS BEHIND BARS.
AND HE CERTAINLY WASN’T SCARED OF GOING TO JAIL.
THAT HE WAS WORRIED ABOUT WHAT HE WOULD BE LIKE WHEN HE CAME
OUT OF JAIL.>>I HAD NO REGARD FOR OTHER
PEOPLE. IF I WAS STEALING OR RUBBING, I WOULD SAY OKAY, IF
YOU DON’T THINK THAT RING OFF YOUR FINGER, I WILL CUT IT OFF.
AND I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT THE RING, TALKING ABOUT YOUR
FINGER.>>DAVID CASEY WAS TAUGHT THAT
IT WAS NOT WRONG TO STEAL. ONLY TO GET CAUGHT.
>>WE WOULD GO TO A SUPERMARKET , THAT WAS A BIG-TIME, EXCITING
TIME FOR US BECAUSE MY MOTHER WOULD MAKE SANDWICHES AND OPEN
STUFF IN THE STORE. WE WOULD EAT THE FOOD.
WE WOULD EAT CHIPS. WE COULD TAKE CANDY, EAT IT
WHILE WE WERE THERE. IT WAS ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR.
IT WAS NEVER, IT’S NOT RIGHT TO TAKE PEOPLE’S PERSONAL PROPERTY.
IT WAS DON’T GET CAUGHT.>>AT HOME DAVID WAS ALSO
TAUGHT THAT PEOPLE COULD BE CONTROLLED BY VIOLENCE.
>>A PARENT DISCIPLINING A CHILD WAS FAR MORE ACCEPTABLE THAN IT
IS TODAY.>>MY DAD WOULD USE HIS OLD TO
STRAIGHTEN US OUT. I LEARNED THAT THAT PROCESS
THAT I CAN CONTROL YOU THROUGH VIOLENCE, THROUGH BEATING.
>>AS DAVID GREW SO DID HIS ANGER.
>>I FOUND IT ACCEPTABLE TO YOU KNOW USE VIOLENCE TO GET WHAT I
WANTED. IF YOU DIDN’T WANT TO GIVE IT
TO ME I WOULD TAKE IT FROM YOU, I DIDN’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH
IT.>>WHEN HE WAS 12 HIS MOTHER
DIED.>>ONCE SHE PASSED AWAY, I JUST
WENT INTO A DIRECTION OF JUST KIND OF MAD AT THE WORLD.
>>TO NUMB HIS PAIN HE BEGAN USING DRUGS AS A TEENAGER.
AND STEALING BIGGER THINGS TO SUPPORT HIS HABIT IT.
>>I WASN’T JUST OUT ROBBING TO PAY A LIGHT BILL, I WAS TRYING
TO GET DOPE. I HAD BEEN A DRUG ADDICT FOR 16
OR 17 YEARS OLD IT.>>HE DID SEVERAL PRISON
SENTENCES BEGINNING WITH ARMED ROBBERY AT 17.
>>I ROBBED THE PIZZERIA AND I GOT $57.
AND WOUND UP GETTING 5-15 YEARS IN STATE PRISON.
>>HE LATER BECAME FASCINATED WITH THE MOTORCYCLE CULTURE.
>>WE WENT TO THE DRIVE-IN AND WERE WATCHING EASY RIDER WITH
PETER FONDER OF PETER FONDA AND DENNIS HOPPER AND I SAW GUYS
RIDING MOTORCYCLES AND HARD PARTYING.
THEY HAD THAT VAGABOND ATTITUDE JUST RIDING AND DOING DRUGS AND
I THOUGHT MAN THAT IS THE LIFE. I WANTED A BIG LEAGUE PLAYER
WITH THE DETROIT MOTORCYCLE CLUB.
I NEVER ENVISIONED MYSELF BEING A MEMBER OF A SMALLER CLUB OR
DIFFERENT CLUB. I SAID MAN, IF I WOULD BE A
BIKER, I WILL BE AN OUTLAW.>>HE JOINED THE OUTLAWS AND
BECAME A 1% ARE.>>A 1% REPRESENTS 1% OF THE
MOTORCYCLE SUBCULTURE SO TO SPEAK. THAT ARE THE WORST OF
THE WORST. THE GROUP OF GUYS THAT ARE
DEDICATED TO RIDING THE MOTORCYCLE CLUB.
BE IN THAT 1% CLUB IS POWER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, POWER IN THE
COMMUNITY AND STATUS.>>THE MOTORCYCLE GANG ONLY
INCREASE THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE. AND HIS TIME BEHIND BARS.
>>I WENT IN AND OUT OF PRISON FIVE TIMES IN MY LIFE.
I SERVED A TOTAL OF 24 1/2 YEARS AND THOSE FIVE DIFFERENT
TRIPS. TO PRISON FOR ARMED ROBBERY,
BREAKING AND ENTERING, FEDERAL GUN CHARGES, SELLING DRUGS, YOU
NAME IT.>>HE CONTINUED WITH THE
OUTLAWS BOTH IN PRISON AND OUT. WHEN HE WAS OUTSIDE HE WOULD
TRANSPORT DRUGS COMING OUT OF MEXICO.
IN TEXAS TO DETROIT.>>ONCE THEY REALIZE THAT I
COULD SELL IT AND THE MONEY WAS THERE, WE WENT TO MOVING IT IN
OUR BAYS, SEMI TRUCKS AND MOVING HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF
POUNDS, SEVERAL TIMES A MONTH.>>DAVID WAS ARRESTED ON FLA
FOR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM AND INTENSE IN 2001.
WHILE WALKING ACROSS THE PRISON YARD ONE DAY, HE BEGAN TO THINK
ABOUT HIS LIFE.>>I HEARD THIS OLD GUY, HE WAS
77 YEARS OLD. HE WAS ASKING THIS OTHER GUY
FROM CHICAGO IF HE KNEW WHERE HE COULD GO FOR A PLACE TO
STAY. YOU HAVE NO PLACE TO GO, NO
SKILLS AND NO MONEY. I REALLY’S THAT THAT COULD BE
ME ONE DAY. THAT STARTED ME TO THINK, I NEED A LIFESTYLE
CHANGE.>>SOMEONE GAVE DAVID A BIBLE
AND HE MET A PRISON MINISTRY TEAM.
>>IS THE WAY IT WAS PRESENTED TO ME, THE BIBLE AND HOW THEY
LOVINGLY WALKED ME THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES WITH JESUS.
>>DAVID BEGAN READING THE BIBLE AND NOTICED HIS HEART
CHANGING.>>THE MORE I STUDIED AND
PRAYED AND ASKED GOD TO WORK IN MY LIFE, MY BEHAVIOR STARTED TO
CHANGE. SOME OF THESE THINGS STARTED
COMING BACK INTO MEMORY. THINGS THAT I HAD DONE TO
PEOPLE. HORRIBLE THINGS.
I WISH I COULD GO BACK TO EACH AND EVERY INDIVIDUAL THAT I HAD
DONE WRONG AND APOLOGIZE TO THEM BUT I CAN’T.
>>FOR SEVERAL MONTHS HE MET WITH THE BIBLE STUDY GROUP AND
DEVOURED THE SCRIPTURES.>>THEY BROUGHT THIS LEVEL OF
TEACHING OF THE BIBLE TO ME AS OPPOSED TO JUST SAY YOU ARE A
CHRISTIAN AND PROFESS THAT YOU ARE CHRISTIAN AND PROFESS YOU
ARE SORRY AND ASKED.GOD TO FORGIVE YOUR SINS AND YOU ARE
SAVED. NO, THEY WANT TO BE DEEPER, YOU
DON’T JUST OPEN THE BIBLE AND START READING IT LIKE A
HUCKLEBERRY FINN BOOK. IT’S A BOOK YOU NEED TO SEEK
UNDERSTANDING, FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END.
FROM ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN AND CAIN AND ABEL, IS THE STORY
OF GOD LEADING PEOPLE AND USING OTHER PEOPLE’S MISTAKES TO
TEACH US, TO PREVENT US POSSIBLY FROM MAKING THE SAME
MISTAKE.>>DAVID EXCEPT ACROSS AND WAS
BAPTIZED IN PRISON.>>THAT SAME HOLE IN MY LIFE
FROM ALL THE WAY BACK AS A CHILD, FROM WHEN MY MOTHER DIED,
IT WAS DRUGS AND THAT DIDN’T WORK.
IT WAS WOMEN AND THAT DIDN’T WORK.
IT WAS CARS, MONEY, ALL THESE THINGS, NONE OF IT WORKED.
IT WASN’T UNTIL I EXCEPT JESUS CHRIST IS MY LORD AND SAVIOR
THAT MY LIFE DRAMATICALLY, DRASTICALLY CHANGED IT.
>>AFTER HIS RELEASE IN 2009, HE STARTED THE FREEDOM MINISTRY
IN MIDLAND TEXAS. HE SHARES CROSS WITH INMATES IN
THE TEXAS PENAL SYSTEM.>>JESUS SAID WE ARE BEING SET
FREE, WE ARE SET FREE FROM THE BONDAGE.
I’M FREE FROM THE CONDEMNATION OF SIN, FREE FROM..
I WAS FREED WHILE INCARCERATED. AND NOW I GO TO THE PRISONS AND
I HOPE THE GUYS UNDERSTAND THAT THOSE SINS, YOU DON’T HAVE TO
CHOOSE TO BE WRONG. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DO RIGHT, TO
GO, MY GOAL IS TO HAVE THEM GET OUT OF PRISON AND NEVER, EVER
RETURN TO PRISON. YOU CAN BE FREED FROM THAT IF
YOU LIVE A LIFE FOLLOWING JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR.
>>WHAT AN AMAZING STORY. THE BIBLE SAID ANYBODY IS A
CREATION AND DAVID WAS CLEARLY A NEW CREATION.
THE PRISON MADE HIM MEANER AND NASTIER. BUT HE MET JESUS AND
HE WAS TRANSFORMED. I WANT TO TELL YOU, IF YOU
WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE LORD, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL,
WHOSOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.
IF YOU WANT TO FIND SALVATION, CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD,
IT IS THAT SIMPLE. RIGHT NOW, I URGE YOU, SAY
JESUS, COME INTO MY HEART. LIVE YOUR LIFE IN ME AND I WILL
LIVE FOR YOU AND I WILL SERVE YOU, ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.
IF YOU MEAN IT, GOD WILL HEAR, HE WILL LISTEN AND HE WILL COME
AND HE WILL MAKE HIS HOME WITH YOU.
JUST PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL US, ONE OF THE COUNSELORS IS
THERE TO TALK TO YOU. CALL DIRECTLY ON THE LORD, YOU
DON’T NEED TO HAVE ANY HUMAN INTERMEDIARY, JUST CALL ON
JESUS. FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW
MORE, I HAVE A LITTLE PACKET I WOULD BE MORE THAN DELIGHTED TO
GIVE YOU, IT IS FREE. WHAT DO YOU DO NEXT, THIS IS
THE CONCENTRATED TEACHINGS AND A BOOKLET, I WILL GIVE THIS TO
YOU. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE, PICK
UP THE PHONE AND CALL IN, IT’S A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.
NO FINANCES INVOLVED, 1-800-, 700-7000.
HERE IS WHEN THE.>>STILL TO COME, IT’S TIME FOR
YOUR QUESTIONS AND HONEST ANSWERS.
DEBORAH ASK, CAN MY SISTER BE HEALED IF SHE HATES THE PERSON
WHO HARMED HER? PAT WEIGHS IN ON THIS MUCH MORE
SO DON’T GO AWAY.>>>WELCOME BACK, IT’S TIME FOR
YOUR EMAIL. WE START WITH DEBORAH.
HE SAID MY SISTER WAS PERMANENTLY INJURED BY A DR.
SHE CAN’T LIVE A NORMAL LIFE AND SHE HATES THE DOCTRINE
WANTS HIM DEAD. I WANT HER TO BE HEALED.
CAN GOD HEALED HER IF SHE HATES?
SHE IS A CHRISTIAN.>>YOU KNOW JESUS SAYS WHEN YOU
STAND, IF YOU HAVE AGAINST, YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER MAY
FORGIVE YOU. IF YOU WANT TO BE IN A
CONDITION OF BEING BORN AGAIN, IF YOU WANT TO BE IN A POSITION
WHERE YOU ARE READY FOR THE POWER OF GOD, YOU HAVE TO
FORGIVE. AND I AM SURE SHE HAS EVERY
REASON IN THE WORLD TO HATE THAT DR. THAT MAIMED HER.
SHE HAS EVERY REASON TO HATE HIM.
AND YET GOD SAYS TO HER, IF YOU ARE STANDING PRAYING AND YOU
HAVE AGAINST OTHERS, FORGIVE AS YOUR MIC AS YOUR HEAVENLY
FATHER MIGHT FORGIVE YOU. IF YOU WANT TO BE IN A PLACE OF
YOUR UNCLE’S, YOU MUST FORGIVE. I AM SORRY, I’M NOT SORRY, I’M
TELLING YOU THE WAY IT IS. YOU WILL NEVER HAVE A MIRACLE
ANSWERED IF YOU HOLD HATRED IN YOUR HEART I GET SOMEBODY ELSE.
>>GOD SAYS THEY PLAN TO HAVE STORY HOURS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES
IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO PROTEST
THESE EVENTS THAT WILL POINT PEOPLE TO JESUS AND THE WORD OF
GOD AS THEY HAVE THESE DRAG QUEENS STORY HOURS HERE IN
VIRGINIA BEACH AS WELL?>>THAT’S AN OUTRAGE.
I THINK IT IS TIME CHRISTIANS, YOU DON’T WANT TO HATE PEOPLE,
YOU WANT TO LOVE PEOPLE AND ALWAYS BE LOVING AND FORGIVING
AND ALL THAT STUFF. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THE
CITIZENS OF THE CITY NEED TO VOTE STUFF LIKE THAT OUT,
WHOEVER IS PERMITTING THAT, THE HEAD LIBRARIAN, THE
SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION, WHOEVER IS PERMITTING IT, NEEDS
TO BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE. IF THE CITIZENS WON’T DO IT,
THEY WILL TAKE WHAT IS GIVEN THEM.
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS. SO YOU NEED TO EXERCISE YOUR
AUTHORITY AND IF YOU DON’T EXERCISE IT, YOU LOSE IT ALL
RIGHT?>>SO THIS ONE FROM JENNIFER
AND SHE SAID I AM TERRIFIED, I WAS HIT BY A LADY AND FOUND IT
AGAIN ON THE INTERNET THAT ONCE YOU BECOME SAVED AND BECOME A
CHRISTIAN, IF YOU COMMIT ADULTERY IT CANNOT BE FORGIVEN.
SHE SAID THAT IT IS CONSIDERED LAST PUMI OF GOD.
I AM ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED THAT THIS THING HAS BEEN COMMITTED
BY ME AND I’M A CHRISTIAN. I WAS BACKSLIDING AT THE TIME
AND DIDN’T KNOW GOD BUT I DO NOW.
SHE SAID IT WAS ROMANS. I LOOKED AT IT MYSELF BUT IT’S
HARD TO UNDERSTAND. PLEASE HELP ME, AM I DOOMED TO
HELP?>>THE MODEL OF DAVID, WHAT DID
DAVID DO? NOT ONLY DID HE COMMIT ADULTERY,
BUT HE TRIED TO COVER IT UP BY HAVING THE HUSBAND OF THE WOMAN
KILLED AND THEN TAKING THE CHILD AND THEN TOOK THE WOMAN AND
MARRIED HER AND SO FORTH AND SO ON.
YOU KNOW, DAVID WROTE, AGAINST THE AND ONLY SEE THEM IN MY
SITE. AND HE SAID RESTORE UNTO ME THE
JOY OF MY SALVATION AND QUOTE TAKE NOT YOUR HOLY SPIRIT FROM
A. DAVID STILL HAS THE HOLY SPIRIT BUT HE DIDN’T, HE DIDN’T
LOST HER JOY, I DON’T KNOW WHERE THAT WOMAN GOT HER STUFF
SHE’S TELLING HER BUT IT IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG.
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN ADULTERY AND SLANDER.
SIN IS SIN. THE LORD DOESN’T PUT IT IN
VARIOUS CATEGORIES. SO ADULTERY IS THE SON OF THE
FLESH. AT THE CENTER OF THE SPIRIT
PROBABLY ARE WORSE. JUST TAKE YOUR SALVATION, IF
YOU HAVE COMMITTED SIN, ASKED THE LORD TO FORGIVE YOU BUT
DON’T LISTEN TO SOME CRAZY WOMAN IN TOWN WHO THINKS HE
KNOWS THE BIBLE, SHE’S TOTALLY WRONG.
>>>IF GOD IS FOR US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US, I APPRECIATE WENDIE
BEING YOUR. WE WILL BE HERE TOMORROW?
>>WE WILL HAVE FUN TOGETHER AND WE HAVE A COUPLE OF PEOPLE
HERE. SEE YOU TOMORROW.