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Wednesday, May 29

Surviving the USS Indianapolis: A Tribute to Valor and Leadership

What kind of resilience does it take to survive one of the most tragic events in U. S. naval history? Join us as WWII veteran Edgar Harrell paints a vivid picture of the harrowing night the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed, sinking within minutes and leaving countless sailors to fend for their lives in shark-infested waters. Edgar’s gripping narrative not only honors the fallen but also serves as a profound reminder of the sacrifices made by our military personnel. Beyond recounting this astonishing tale of survival, we explore the essence of leadership and valor in America. This episode is a heartfelt tribute to the unsung heroes who have indelibly shaped our nation's history. Tune in for these compelling stories and more, as we remember and honor those who served. Support the Show.

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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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Moral Courage in the Face of Global Pressures

What happens when global regulations threaten national sovereignty? Discover why the European Union's regulatory reach could be the biggest threat to global business as we know it. We break down the ongoing efforts to counteract the World Health Organization's overreach and explore the tension between secular progressives and those who hold a biblical worldview. Uncover how these conflicting perspectives are reshaping the landscape of global governance and national sovereignty. Why are drag queens and transgender individuals becoming prominent voices at Democratic conventions? This isn't about political correctness; it's about the broader implications for public education and societal values. We'll discuss the continued secular shift within the Democratic Party and its potential impact on national and state control. Our discussion will be enriched by insights from Justin Haskins of the Heartland Institute, providing a critical examination of these progressive trends and their cultural ramifications. We also tackle the European Union's Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) and its wide-ranging ESG policies. Learn how these regulations are affecting major corporations like Ford, McDonald's, Apple, and Meta and the potential economic disruptions they may cause. Reflecting on the leadership of early American presidents, we stress the importance of moral courage and active civic engagement to preserve national integrity in the face of globalist pressures. This episode promises an enlightening look at the intersection of faith, governance, and global business. Support the Show.

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Friday, June 14

Constitutional Defense of Your Family and Freedom, part 5

Ever wondered what it truly means to protect your liberty? Join us for an in-depth exploration at Patriot Academy, where intellectual and physical training converge to arm you with the knowledge and skills to defend your constitutional rights. We dive deep into the LIFT principles—limited government, individual liberty, free enterprise, and timeless truths—providing a robust framework for evaluating policy and restoring our constitutional republic. Through riveting personal stories, we make a powerful case for the younger generation to abandon apathy and embrace their role in safeguarding freedom. Inspired by Ronald Reagan's timeless assertion that freedom must be actively protected and passed on, Austin Griesinger shares his journey from ignorance to vigilance, becoming a "sheepdog" for liberty. Rick Green calls us all to action, urging us to stand as modern-day Paul Reveres, spreading the truth and inspiring others to follow suit. We traverse through history, examining events like Paul Revere's ride and the Battles of Lexington and Concord, to draw meaningful connections with our present-day struggles for liberty. And yes, we also have some fun reminiscing about family involvement in historical reenactments, emphasizing the joy and importance of passing the torch to the next generation. To cap off our series, we delve into the essential right of self-defense, rooted deeply in the laws of nature and nature's God, as emphasized by historical figures like Zephaniah Swift and John Adams. Our comparative analysis of the American and French Revolutions underscores the necessity of grounding liberty in moral and natural laws to maintain true freedom. We conclude with an invitation to revisit our archives if you missed any part of this enlightening series and encourage you to join us at the Patriot Academy campus for an enriching experience in constitutional defense and leadership training. Don't miss this opportunity to equip yourself with the intellectual ammunition you need to defend your rights!Support the Show.

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Thursday, June 13

Constitutional Defense of Your Family and Freedom, part 4

Unlock the secrets to true personal freedom by mastering the intersection of constitutional rights and self-defense. This episode promises to equip you with both the intellectual insights and physical skills necessary to defend your liberty and your family. Drawing inspiration from historical heavyweights like Joseph Story, we delve into the timeless importance of the natural right to self-defense, giving you the tools to be proactively prepared in today’s world. Imagine James Wilson, one of the original Supreme Court justices, giving you a masterclass on the Castle Doctrine and the Second Amendment. This episode critiques modern judicial missteps and explores how far we've drifted from the framers' original intent. Discover why intellectual understanding and physical readiness are not just complementary but essential for safeguarding the Constitution and restoring the balance of governance in America. Ever wondered how young leaders can be trained to tackle real-world issues while upholding constitutional principles? Welcome to the world of Patriot Academy, where we highlight their transformative approach to leadership training. Learn how they instill the values of limited government, individual liberty, and free enterprise. We also draw intriguing parallels with Front Sight’s rigorous handgun training, emphasizing that comprehensive education in both thought and action is essential for future defenders of liberty. Join us to be inspired and prepared to make a tangible difference in preserving freedom for generations to come. Support the Show.

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Wednesday, June 12

Constitutional Defense of Your Family and Freedom, part 3

Firearm ownership is a constitutional right that empowers citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones. On today's episode of the WallBuilders Show, we tackle the significance of the Second Amendment as envisioned by the Founding Fathers. We emphasize the importance of this right, particularly for women, and discuss pragmatic approaches to living out and safeguarding this amendment through education, civic engagement, and active participation in elections. Special guest Cameron Green passionately highlights the critical need for women to be knowledgeable in self-defense and prepared to exercise their Second Amendment rights. We then delve into the ongoing debate about gun ownership and the individual right to bear arms. Our discussion challenges the notion that reducing the availability of firearms will decrease crime, referencing studies by Professor John Lott, which suggest that guns are more often used to prevent crimes than to commit them. Through personal anecdotes and logical arguments, we stress the necessity of responsible gun ownership as a means to deter criminal activity and ensure personal safety. Listeners will gain insight into the flawed logic behind restrictive gun control measures and the importance of maintaining the right to self-defense. Our final segment takes a critical look at weapon control policies, drawing comparisons between London's measures to curb knife violence and historical approaches within the United States. We reference historical proposals from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania to highlight the founders' intent behind the Second Amendment. Emphasizing the inherent right to self-defense as a natural law, we underscore the critical role this right plays in protecting individual liberties against governmental overreach. Don't miss our announcement about the upcoming special constitutional defense course at the Patriot Academy campus, where you'll receive hands-on training in self-defense and family protection. Secure your spot now and join us for an empowering experience!Support the Show.

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Tuesday, June 11

Constitutional Defense Of Your Family And Freedom, Part Two

How do we honor the incredible sacrifices made by those who fought for our freedoms? Join us in this heartfelt episode of The WallBuilders Show as we recount a touching moment with Ronald Reagan and World War II Army Rangers. We reflect on Captain Miller's poignant words to Private Ryan in "Saving Private Ryan." These stories serve as a powerful reminder of the profound responsibility we all share to live lives worthy of such immense selflessness. We talk about American exceptionalism and the importance of informed patriotism. We explore the foundational ideas laid out in the Declaration of Independence, emphasizing the need for government by consent and the pursuit of happiness through a free enterprise system. Drawing on the wisdom of historical figures like St. George Tucker and George Wythe, we highlight the timeless relevance of the Founding Fathers' vision. This episode is a profound journey into the core values that sustain our liberty and the need to continually revisit and uphold these principles. Support the Show.

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