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Welcome, welcome. Welcome to the Pro America Report. This is Ryan Hite today, guest hosting for Mr. Ed Martin. And actually only guest hosting a little bit. We do have a couple of fantastic interviews coming up that Ed was able to pre record. I am really looking forward to them. I hope that you are as well. We’ve always got good interviews here on the Pro America Report. Let me remind you and welcome you first before we dive into anything else to head over to a couple of different places. First of all, go to proamericareport.com that’s Ed’s substack. There you’ll be able to catch up and keep up with what he is writing. You can subscribe to it, make sure you’re getting it straight to your inbox and then also go to phyllisschlafly.com. Over at PhyllisSchlafly.com, the home of the Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, that is where you will find all of the podcasts, the standalones, all the past shows. From the Pro America Report, you’ll also find the links and the resources there, as well as the sign up for the famous WYNK e-mail. What you need to know e-mail every weekday morning it comes into your inbox, 8:00 AM Eastern Time. All the corresponding time zones. You will not regret it. It’ll be a great e-mail addition. A quick news addition to your morning. So go over and sign up for that. PhyllisSchlafly.com. Also, you can go to proamericareport.com. Those are going to have Some great resources both.
But we’ve got a great show Today, Colonel John Mills will be with us, as well as Michael Morris, two great interviews. Glad, glad that Ed was able to bring them on and have them on today and do those interviews before we got to it here. So I’m looking forward to it. Of course. Colonel John Mills retired is the author of The Nation Will Follow and The War Against the Deep State. It’s becoming a little bit of a semi regular and I appreciate that he’s got a good. A good voice and good perspective, and of course, Michael Morris is the director of the Media Research Center’s Free Speech America. So he’s going to discuss NewsGuard today talking about a couple of different things with Ed. I’m looking forward to hearing about that as well and I hope that you are. But before we do that, you know what we must do? The beginning segment here. This first segment of the Pro America report, it is time for the WYNK. What you need to know, and I tell you what, what you need to know today is a doozy. Well, it’s not actually a doozy. This this should be pretty common sense. Pretty common sense stuff that we’re talking about here. But let me let me let me dive in and and we’ll talk about this.
The Senate Border bill we’ve all heard about this. It’s been in the news. Poor, poor Senator Lankford from Oklahoma has been getting raked over the coals, the worst. And and I’m not expressing, I know there’s a lot of people who are looking for him to be censured and and the different pieces of this negotiation. It’s coming to rest on him. But I I tell you what, this this is a bad deal. And and it’s not one person’s fault. Let’s be abundantly clear. I’m. I’m not here to absolve anyone of any guilt or responsibility. But but I am here to make a couple of things. This is what you need to know.
What you need to know is there are three primary problems with the border bill. A couple of them are specific to the issue of the border. One of them is something that I think goes across all of Congress and and let’s be clear, we need to talk about that and and this, this is the WYNK. It’s it’s a little vague, but it’s extremely important today.
The three things you need to know about the Border bill.
First of all. The stuff that was on the border bill, that was good is already on the books or it’s something that the executive could jump in and do. The article after article. In fact, This is why you want to sign up for the WYNK e-mail because we got a few resources coming out tomorrow. I’ll post one of them down here, but the stuff that’s in the border bill, that was actually good and worth doing is something that the executive could do Right now, we don’t need a new law. We need better enforcers. We need an enforcer that wants to actually abide by a border and a system and and and something that respects national sovereignty. It doesn’t require us to pass new legislation. This is something we could do right now. This is something the Biden administration could do immediately and honestly, this is true. Across the board, with tons of pieces of law that are already on the books that they are not observing, so I I’m still kind of baffled why so many people are up in a kerfuffle over this having to be done because of these few good things. Guess what? These things are already there. They are attainable goals without Congress. That that’s just a plain fact.
But then second of all, and I’m going to camp out on the third one, by the way, you think I’m moving through this list fast. No, buckle up. We got a we got a little ways to go. No, I’m kidding. It’s not that bad. We’ll, we’ll. We’ll get through this together. But #2 the bad things that were in the border bill, were really bad. There were things that were promised to us wouldn’t happen, or a lot of folks said, No, that’s that’s not going to be – well, guess what. There were some really awful things in the final version of the of the border bill, things that we don’t want. Huge admissions to additional visas to going ahead and giving legal status to people who are already here. I mean, this is this is an amnesty handout. This is basically if you’ve come in and if you’ve got a pending date in the future for some sort of, you know hearing or some sort of asylum claim you just go ahead and give it out. Well, you’re. You’re completely removing the ability to actually deport people. It’s it, it’s, it’s a. It’s a little bit of a mess. And again, I’m not here to to specifically go into one of these three things. These are each three deserving of their own, probably entire show, not just a single segment up front because these are such deep.
There, there you go. #1. The three problems with the border. Bill #1, the good things that the bill did are already attainable for us without some sort of new law from Congress. It’s something the executive can do right now, but our Executive is absolutely going to refuse to do any of these good things because they are not about some sort of sane border policy. They are about open borders, the lack of borders at all, and the removal of sovereignty from the United States of America.
#2 All of the bad border stuff in this bill was really bad. It was a huge expansion of amnesty and just an erasure. Of the illegality of entering and and having to go and do it the right way, a removal of our ability to deport people, send them back until it’s time for them to come in legally, it was all really bad stuff and it was told to us that it wouldn’t be there. Guess what? It is. All the things that were predicted to be there were there and there were massive expansions of illegal and amnesty immigration into the United States of America.
But the number three and somewhere that I’d like to camp out on for a minute. Because this is a particular Burr, under my saddle, and I believe under the saddles of most Americans, is. Why in the world with some of this stuff in the border bill for, for instance, one of the headlines I saw was that Senate Republicans to block the border deal putting Ukraine in limbo.
What? Whose border are we talking about?
Are we talking about Ukraine’s borders? Are we talking about the United States of America with Mexico – this it makes no sense, but sure enough, you know, if you weren’t aware, there was a $60 billion Security Assistance package for Ukraine inside this border bill. I mean. Why is that there? Why are these two issues smushed together? It’s like the disgusting Playdough mess that your kids make when they take this color and that color, and they smash it together and then it turns into this nasty brown. Why is this even here? And I think that this is a particular thing across all of the issues that Congress faces. This isn’t just the border in Ukraine and everything else. There ought to be a clarion call for transparency in Congress in the form of single issue bills, single issue votes. No more omnibus, no more riders that have nothing to do with the proposal.
And I know that this is how often people will say, well, this is how it works. If you want to get something good through, you’ve got to attach it to a big thing and then by the time we hook on all of these things, it’s kind of this big compromise and. It has to move through because. As much as you dislike, there’s stuff that you like.
In what universe? Of governance. Does that make sense?
Why are we here? How in the world have we gotten here? Where this is OK, because that is just so many layers of compromise. That you are now compromised as a nation, I I hate to be glib, but. It’s just true. We need some very clear lines drawn. We need to vote about issues at the border, put those things together in a bill if it’s a package of a few different things. But it’s all related to the same topic. Border security. Fine. I don’t think anyone’s going to argue with that. But why in the world? Do we have other reforms or different things or spending packages for foreign aid lumped in together that makes absolutely no sense. I want to see my representatives vote up or down on this border issue, and I want to see them vote up or down on Security Assistance in the form of $60 billion to Ukraine. And I think all Americans actually agree with that principle that it is time to have some up or down single issue votes and stop packaging these things together. There is absolutely no reason to fight against that principle unless you are absolutely trying to destroy transparency. Absolutely trying to hide something that you don’t want to, you know, be seen. Some system that you’re a part of, and I don’t think I’m going too far out on a limb or being too conspiratorial. That’s just common sense. There is no reason to be against something like that. The single issue up or down, unless you got something to hide. And I think that we would argue that a lot of them certainly have stuff to hide up there. You know, you start looking at all of the financial incentives and the different things. And I know that’s been in the news recently, Congress stock portfolios has been all over the place. Some of these things with the foreign aid package, this is just, this is not the way that we ought to be behaving as a representative legislative body. This is not how Congress should work. It should be up or down votes.
So that that’s the third thing. And I think that one permeates far beyond any of just the border issues or Ukraine or anything else that goes for the that goes for the whole thing.
Americans are tired of omnibus bills. Americans are tired of amendments and of compromise and just saturating every little thing with all the other Amendments and riders that have nothing to do with the topic, and then we pass this giant behemoth, and we really do land up. Pardon me, we really do end up and land where Nancy Pelosi said very famously about the Affordable Care Act, about Obamacare. We gotta pass it to. Find out what’s in it. No.
No more. Make it simpler if if that’s the attitude we have to make it simpler. Period. So that’s what you need to know. The three things about the border, the border bill. What was good was already is already doable now without Congress, what was bad was really bad and what was unrelated to the border, ought not to be in the bill. It just seems like that’s the the common sense thing. So I wanted to bring a little bit of light and shut it on the border. Well, it’s been in the news this week and. I figured we would. Talk about it today.
Without further ado, we’re going to dive off here and do a quick break and we’re gonna come back and do a couple of great interviews. I’ll be back to wrap up the show. Thank you for being here. Don’t forget. Go to proamericareport.com and phyllisschlafly.com and we will see you back here after the break on the Pro America Report.