The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome. Welcome, Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Time to talk today with John Schlafly, haven’t talked to John in a while. He’s actually battling a cold. I was talking to him earlier, but we’ll talk with him in a moment and see what he’s up to and hopefully he’ll be feeling better and won’t be under the weather. He, uh, John John Schlafly’s never, never in my experience, has Been ill so it’ll be it’s funny. He’s got a cold. He’s doing fine.
Also a representative, Andrew Beeler, Andrew Beeler from Michigan will join us. Pro-life legislator and a leader in Michigan. He’s gonna tell us that Michigan’s in play. We’re gonna look at some of these battleground states over the next few months and see what we can find. And also Andrew Beeler, I will ask him about the subject to the WYNK. Our conversation right now, you and I because he happens to be a Catholic guy. He went to the Naval Academy, served in the Navy, came back to Michigan, grew up as a and went to a Catholic High School. Is a lifelong traditional Catholic. The traditional Catholic is what you’re a target of. If you are now, it looks like and not just in Richmond. So we’ll get to that, but first, please visit proamericareport.com proamericareport.com and sign up for the Daily WYNK. The daily WYNK is available. When you sign up, it comes in your inbox at 8:00 AM, East Coast, 5:00 AM Pacific and everywhere in between. You’ll get a few thoughts, a few comments, a few things, a few links, and especially you’ll get a WYNK like just now, which is what’s the WYNK ? It’s what you need to know what you need to know, and today what you need to know is this.
Well, they lied. And I’m not surprised. Well, what am I talking about? You remember a few months ago, the head of the FBI Director Wray appeared, and he was asked that he appeared before the the US House. The Republicans in the House, and he was asked about this effort to target Catholics, traditional Catholics that happened and was discovered, I don’t know. Year before.
And he said, oh, no, no, don’t worry. Don’t worry, don’t worry. That was just Richmond. Richmond got a little out of control. Some of the guys in the field office had a burr in their saddle. And they were. Saying, hey, you gotta look closer at these people that are Catholics. Those Catholics, they could be really something and. I’ll tell you. You know, but it’s just Richmond. That’s what director Wray said. Turns out he was lying.
Now documents have come out that show that at least two, maybe three other field offices were doing the same thing.
And now, Director Wray, I think he’s clarified his remarks, at least his spokesman has. His spokesperson has and said something like. Well, I couldn’t tell you the truth. Because there was an ongoing investigation, this is the biggest scam.
This is the biggest swamp scam and corruption scam right now is the the line that there’s an ongoing investigation. Therefore we can’t. Tell the truth.
But here’s now what we know and what you need to know. Think through why they were targeting and they are targeting traditional Catholics. The traditional Catholics are pro-life. They’re pro structure. I I would argue that a traditional Catholic, properly understood. Is a conservative, small c, a liberal, traditional liberal, meaning you know the the historic definition of liberal.
And in particular a traditional Catholic understands three things that are very important. One, they understand the rule of law. They understand rules, they understand that rules are real and that you have to abide by them. They they they recognize order.
Second related point. Traditional Catholics believe. That someone’s in charge, even of This earthly place. There’s a Saint Thomas Aquinas I did some study on this years ago. Thomas Aquinas actually has referred, did refer in in in some of, in some context to the notion that there’s a common good which is true, right? You and I as created in the image and likeness of God. There’s a common good that we have to worry about. When when I see my brother or sister suffering. The image and likeness of God, I gotta worry about it. I gotta care about it at least. And so, you know, and by the way, I have to care about it more than I care about the trees. I can care about the trees, but there’s a hierarchy of goods. But Aquinas also referenced the notion of a political common good that there are certain things that have to be done as a as a a people. And I I’ve always thought of it as an a sort of a a notion that Catholics, traditional Catholics, understand the idea that. There’s gonna be certain. Places in a in the system that handle certain things, like education is first for the family, mom and dad and the family, then secondarily out outside entity and and and that might that be might be far down the line before it’s a a government entity if at all. And so the idea that anyway, so that’s two things.
And the third thing that that traditional Catholics are clearly Focused on it having a a sense about is. What you could call traditional values: life, freedom, Property, that you know because you understand the rules. You understand property, but especially life for example. And so it would be abhorrent to a a traditional Catholic to see abortion. It wouldn’t just be an inconvenient policy matter. And so. The notion that they’re targeting, this is what you need to know. They’re targeting traditional Catholics is because why? Because they don’t like those positions and because they’re trying to frame the narrative. That these people Are Christian nationalists. Extremists. It’s one of the reasons why I don’t think that the truth be told the Biden administration and the leftists that I don’t think they care that this is becoming public because they made sure to protect themselves, that they didn’t do anything wrong. And just because one House of the one body of the US Congress, the House, is going to complain, it’s not going to stop them.
And I believe before it’s all said and done. The next shoe to drop in the next three weeks, month will be. That evangelical Christians were also being watched, that evangelical Christian Christians were also A a target because of the fear of what they could be doing. And again, watch what you need to know is the targeting is about framing the narrative to say there are Christian Nationalists, extremists among us. You should worry about it.
Remember last week? I think it was last week. Maybe a few days ago I was reading you about political Politico piece. Where the. The the line that was thrown out was that that that most significant threat to our homeland. Is, you know is extremists, domestic terrorism. Where is that? I have you seen that the the most significant threat physical threat to our our our homeland is in our cities, violence in our cities. But I’m pretty sure if you wanted me to get into it, I think I could come around to the most significant threat to our Homeland Security is the Chinese communists that are infiltrating. On every block. But be that as it may. You can bet your bottom dollar that this is happening in a way and a timing to frame that up. This is not happening. It it will be, it will be FBI field office wide. It’ll be DOJ wide. It’ll be very similar to January 6th, where the framing the narrative was insurrection, coordinated insurrection, you know, extremists and this and and it didn’t matter if you. Were just a guy. That came walked through the capitol. You’re still part of and you’re you’re tagged with that and you it becomes a self fulfilling Prophecy because, for example, the Proud Boys, groups of these men, usually big, strapping lads and all that came to DC in December, late November to be parts of those gatherings. This is in 2020, when the people were saying what about the elections, they they weren’t violent. They were very protective. They were, they were staring off Antifa. I I can’t say I saw any kind of extremist. The guy that headed it up as a Hispanic, Latino half and half, I think. The point here is they they they call the mat and then you are are fulfilling that. So you say haha, look at this, these are extremists and then you say there was an insurrection. Ohh wow, they were extremists. Last month they were extremists. Then there was this riot. We’ll call it an insurrection. Yeah, to work.
So traditional Catholics and then they say ohh the extremists and the next shoe to drop would be. Ohh and those extremist Protestant evangelicals, those guys. And it starts to look like a pattern. It’s done very intentionally. It’s done very intentionally. It is done so that they can do what, not just have the talking point. That’s not it. They do it so they can also use the talking point to target. To chill behavior and speech, that’s true. But also target it. Whether you’re Catholics, whether you’re evangelicals, you don’t want and nobody wants to be called an extremist, that doesn’t sound or feel good. So you start to say, well I step back from that I I tell you the truth. One thing I I’m not sure I would go to any political rally right now because I don’t trust that it wouldn’t be a mess where you’d be targeted. That’s pretty chilling, and that’s done not because of the fear of what happens at it, but because the fear of what the feds would do with it. Or others law enforcement. Alright, that’s what you need to know.
We gotta take a break. We’ll be right back. We’ll talk with John Schlafly and Representative Andrew Wheeler of Michigan. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Back in a moment.