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March 03, 2023

Christian Influence Strengthens in the Culture - on Good News Friday

Today on Good News Friday: Revivals proliferate at Christian colleges, Christian film makers who continue to make great Christian films, and are now getting notoriety for it. Gender transition surgery is being recognized as unhealthy and dangerous for minors, DEI policies are being suspended, now enabling people to excel based on merit rather than the color of their skin. Catholic kids visiting the Smithsonian are permitted to wear their pro-life hats after being reprimanded for them upon entry. All of this and more!

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About WallBuilders Live!

WallBuilders Live! is the daily, half-hour program of David Barton, founder and president of WallBuilders. David is a nationally known Christian author and historian. Together with co-host Rick Green, WallBuilders Live! meets at the intersection of faith and politics, capturing the ideas of America’s Founding Fathers and applying them to the news and issues of today.

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Today

Unveiling the Tapestry of America's History: Leadership, Unity, and the Nation's Founding Principles

Embark on a voyage through the woven narratives of our nation's founding as we unearth the underpinnings of America's history. This episode promises to bridge the gaps in your understanding of our nation's development, from the exploratory voyages of Christopher Columbus to the pivotal drafting of the Constitution. We dissect the Founding Fathers' engagement with the issue of slavery, advocating for a nuanced appreciation of America's role in abolition. Prepare to have your perspective broadened as we recount the tales that have sculpted the very essence of our republic. A call to leadership rings loud and clear in today's America. As we delve into the rich tapestry of American leadership, spanning from the controversial tenure of Andrew Jackson to the legacy of Ronald Reagan, we tackle the erosion of history education and why it matters. Through exhaustive research and captivating storytelling we reveal the transformative power of historical narratives in shaping our societal pillars that inspire us to become active participants in this ongoing dialogue. We scrutinize the stark juxtaposition between Monroe's aspirations for a united nation and the entrenchment of slavery, drawing lessons from this era that resonate in today's political landscape. By revisiting the guiding principles from the Declaration of Independence to George Washington's farewell address, we provide you with an indispensable historical compass for navigating the challenges of contemporary governance. Join us in this enlightening exploration of The American Story, where past insights illuminate the paths of our future. Support the show

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Yesterday

Navigating America's Founding Legacy: Faith, History, and Principled Leadership

Discover the profound connections between faith, history, and the founding principles of America with David and Tim Barton, as we celebrate the release of their latest book, "The American Story: Building the Republic. " Our conversation spans the epic journey from the era of Columbus to the end of slavery, and illuminates the lives and leadership of the first several presidents. Their stories, often clouded by misconceptions, are brought to light, offering a blueprint for leadership that resonates in today's world. This episode peels back layers of history, challenging the modern "cancel culture" that threatens to erase the complexities of our nation's founders. We indulge in a satirical twist, imagining Andrew Jackson in the age of social media, to underscore the folly of judging the past by current standards. Our dialogue also touches on the lingering influence of George Washington's ideals  and on the emergence of the "spoils system" under Jackson, drawing parallels to contemporary political practices as election season approaches. Finally, we consider the critical role of education in perpetuating the values upon which our Republic was built. "The American Story" emerges as an indispensable resource for families and educators alike, setting the stage for a deeper appreciation and understanding of American history. Join us as we explore the power of historical education in shaping the minds of future leaders. Support the show

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February 19

The Courage to Lead: Faith Communities Igniting National Transformation

Prepare to arm your spirit with resilience and your mind with understanding as we join forces with special guest Lance Wallnau to navigate the turbulent waters of cultural and spiritual decay. Discover how the lessons from the biblical book of Nehemiah can provide us with the blueprint for rebuilding the moral fortifications essential in today's society. Our discussion takes a deep dive into the symbiosis between faith and politics, emphasizing the critical role Christians play as stewards in government. With the approaching elections casting a long shadow, we dissect the strategic political maneuvers at play and offer insights on how to stay vigilant and decisive. Tune in to be part of a movement that champions courage over complacency. Drawing from global examples, including the transformative leadership of El Salvador's president, we explore the 'Cyrus' archetype's potential to guide nations through trials. The conversation pivots to the all-important question of political engagement in America, focusing on the significance of key states in an era that echoes the tensions of 1863. By the end of our talk, you'll be inspired to educate, engage, and reshape the destiny of our communities, armed with resources from WallBuilders.comthat are as informative as they are empowering. Support the show

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February 16

Championing Liberty in the Face of Government Overreach on Good News Friday

It’s time to tackle the stack of good news articles, here on Good News Friday- House republicans impeach Mayorkas over his mishandling of the southern border. The US Supreme Court rules that it is okay to sue the Biden administration. After an unconstitutional seizure of Beverly Hills safe deposit boxes, the court rules that the items must be returned. In Pennsylvania, a ban was lifted, allowing individuals under 21 to once again be able to carry their firearms. And two hostages were rescued from Gaza. As we grapple with the pressing concerns of government overreach and accountability, we find ourselves face-to-face with history in the making. Imagine a world where the weight of one vote can tip the scales in Congress. That's exactly what we're discussing as we unravel the complexities behind the historic impeachment proceedings against cabinet official Alejandro Mayorkas. We examine the strategies that can reignite debates within our legislative chambers and dissect the rare political climate that allows for the accountability of high-ranking government officials. Step into the courtroom with us as we celebrate a triumph for individual liberty, dissecting the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' bold stand against the FBI's unconstitutional seizure of property. This legal milestone resonates with America's core values, drawing a line in the sand against governmental overreach reminiscent of pre-Revolutionary times. By connecting the dots from historical instances of abuse to today's challenges, we underscore the critical need for internal reform within our law enforcement agencies. Join us as we navigate these crucial issues, aiming not only to inform but to ignite a passion for preserving the liberties that define our nation. Support the show

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February 15

Faith, Heritage, and Constitutional Wisdom in Today's Political Landscape on Foundations of Freedom Thursday

Today being Foundations of Freedom Thursday, we’ll address some questions from the audience- How long can a state be “new" and does it ever become old? If the house has the “power of the purse” can they really exhibit any influence over the country? Are militias that are not state-sanctioned unconstitutional? Does president Biden really have the ability to force tax payers to pay for student loans? Could the very names of our states be the gateway to a deeper understanding of American heritage? In a heartfelt journey through faith, culture, and the Constitution we bring our listeners a fresh perspective on the roots of American values and the critical role of education in upholding them. We respond to a curious question from young Ellis in Pennsylvania, which leads us into a fascinating conversation about the historical significance of state names, offering a captivating lesson in the enduring legacy that these designations carry. Power struggles in the political arena are nothing new, but how often do we consider the constitutional mechanisms at play? This episode peels back the layers on the 'power of the purse' of the House of Representatives and its implications for our government's fiscal responsibility. We also tackle the constitutionality of private militias and paramilitary groups, referencing the landmark Heller case, and dissect the importance of militias in community defense, showcasing how this fits within our nation's legal framework and tradition of safeguarding our communities. As we gear up for another election cycle, we emphasize the indispensable role of education in preserving the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment. Sharing resources like the Courageous Leaders Collection and the Heroes of History series, we underscore the significance of imparting knowledge about both American and Christian historical figures to the next generation. The episode culminates with a forward-looking discussion on the future of controversial decisions in the political sphere, encouraging our listeners to remain engaged and to keep the questions coming. Support the show

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