The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. And it is great. What a weekend. What a weekend to watch and to think and to pray and wonder what’s going to happen.
Obviously, Friday, when the Dobbs decision came down and all across the world, people were having comments. Now, the media, by definition – by the way, we’ve got some great guests again today. We’ll talk in a few moments with Austin Ruse, who runs C-FAM, one of the, I’d say, foremost experts on world life issues. C-FAM monitors the UN and other aspects of things. And so he’ll be great to talk to also. He’s been someone who’s been fighting for pro life for so long, it’s got to be a wonderful time for him. And then we’ll talk with Adam Rizzieri, who is a businessman and a tech guy, and I’ve been waiting to talk to him. He’s going to give us an update on Elon Musk buying Twitter. So we’ll get to all that in a few moments. So this weekend, as the Dobbs decision was digested, you watched the media cover it as only they can, and they came working around to their narrative.
The narrative machine was in full flow. Big tech, big media, and big government trying to come up with the path to complain about things. Now, about five or six or seven weeks ago, whenever the Alito decision leaked the first time, you may recall that for the weekend after that leak, the media mostly focused on the great problem that would happen in this country for women who wanted an abortion. They would be forced into a situation where it was criminalized. And they tried for about a weekend, the left and the media, to make that the story. The story was going to be that women were going to be criminally charged for having an abortion.
Well, it lasted about a weekend because everybody said, yeah, that’s not what’s going to happen. It’s not what’s going to happen under the law. That’s not what’s going to happen in our communities. It’s just not going to happen. And it kind of went away.
So all these weeks later, when you see the decision finally come, you know that the left and the media have been working on a narrative and they’ve got to get the narrative together. So let me give you a couple of examples.
One, very quickly, you saw them complain, the media and the big tech, big media, big government, Biden did it, and then especially the media did it. And the complaint was this. Five of the six justices that formed the majority, although Chief Justice Roberts was sort of in the majority for the basics of Dobbs and upholding the Dobbs law, that Mississippi, but not for the whole overturning of Roe. But five of the six justices were selected by presidents who did not win the popular vote. That was the talking point. George W. Bush didn’t win the popular vote. Al Gore did. But George W. Bush won the Electoral College. Donald Trump did not win the popular vote. Hillary Clinton did, but Donald Trump won the Electoral College. By the way, President Bill Clinton did not win a popular vote either. He did win a plurality. There’s always a third party candidate in his cases, Perot and so I think he won the presidency with 46% of the vote the first time and maybe 48% the second time. This is Bill Clinton, although only one of his picks is still in the court. That’s Justice Breyer, who’s about to go off. So that was one talking point that was out there. Now, if you want to be radical, you can say America should get rid of the Electoral College and all the centuries that have built up around it. If you want to be radical, you can do that. It’ll never happen in our political environment because the Electoral College precisely protects the smaller states that are diffuse, that have less power. So it is very unlikely that you’d ever see Montana or Wyoming or anybody else sign on to a smaller state, sign onto a change in the Electoral College. It protects us. But that was a talking point. I saw it on a Tweet thread on Friday. Then I saw it sneaking into POLITICO’s article, which was on Friday night, the AP story on Saturday, it was mentioned on the Sunday talk shows. This was a concerted effort. This is supposed to cast out on what happened because, well, why? Our system worked. Our system worked.
Now, the second thing that was wild to watch was the rest of the world condemning America for reversing the Roe v. Wade decision. And so you had people in, like France’s Macron, the head of France, the president of France, saying, condemning America. Well, France has stricter laws on abortion than America does. In fact, by getting rid of Roe, Roe v. Wade was the most dramatic access to abortion anywhere in the world. Nobody else had it like that as liberal as we did, because Roe was such a protection. It was like a boulder. In front of any effort to limit abortion, you had to work around the boulder, and it was very difficult to get around the boulder.
It’s a pretty good metaphor, actually. Roe v. Wade. Doe v. Bolton in the case is more like a big boulder. And if you wanted to get past it, to get some life measures, you had to navigate around and up and over it, you couldn’t just go through it.
Now that boulder’s gone, it’s removed. And so now you can march right in, and if you want and have a majority, you can go and you can ban abortion in your state. You can not ban abortion in your state. You can regulate fetal remains in your state. You cannot regulate the point is and our US. Congress can do it, too the point is the system is now open for real conversation, real thought, real possibilities, and let me finish with this point.
What has not been covered and we put out a piece that did cover this. What has not been covered is how poorly Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, and then Casey were construed. They’re like a blot on the American legal system. Now, our legal system has not been perfect. There’s times where I’d say, maybe this should have worked better, or this situation I’m nervous, as I’ve often tell you, about our patent system seems like that’s being abused. We’ve had too much regulatory taking by agencies, all kinds of things that you wonder if the legal system is balanced enough. But as to egregious poorly reasoned cases, case law and holdings that are just made up, there’s been nothing like Roe v. Wade. And the few things that were like Roe v. Wade got reversed, Dred Scott got reversed. Had to. It was just too, it was terrible.
And so the American system of law is a good system. It’s the best in the world. And it’s based on Judeo-Christian principles and based on the rule of law that has to do with the property rights and the contract rights and the due process, all the habeas corpus, all these things that anchor the system. It was just a major blot on the American legal system for the world to see. And now we’re freed up from that.
Which brings me to the theme I had on this WYNK, What You Need to Know. It’s now a time for choosing again. It’s a time for choosing again. And the choosing is about choosing life. And as the argument goes forth in our communities. I was talking to one of our interns earlier. He’s at Hillsdale College. He said on campus, there’s more pro-life energy than almost any other issue. There’s other issues that people care about. But people are interested now in this question, and the media and the left is misreading what they think is the viewpoint of the American people because they are the elites. They’re elites by wealth and elites by education. They think that the people view things like they do.
Now, let me just drop a quick footnote here. This is very common. In fact, if you have children, you learn this, and then you learn about yourself and your whole life. In some ways, if you’re a man of faith, a woman of faith, if you’re married, you’re finding ways to adjust the following truth that is just axiomatic for everyone. How I see the world is how I think you see the world.
Think about that again.
How I see the world is how I think you see it too.That’s the whole challenge. What’s the old phrase, walk a mile in a man’s shoes, or whatever that phrase is? See something through the eyes of another. That’s actually the challenge. When you’re raising children, you look at your kids and you say, how can you act like that? And that’s how they see things. And you have to help people and yourself, and you have to use the tools in history, faith, prayer. There are a couple of good ones, sacraments like marriage, which transform you, and you have to change the way you understand how other people see.
So it is completely common for a group of people, in this case the elites, the left leaning elites and the establishment of the country. It’s completely normal for them to be people who think that the way they see things is the way everyone else sees it. Now, that’s normal. What’s not normal, what’s abnormal, is to not grow out of it is to not realize it.
And once you realize it, you try to work hard to change how you operate. Because if you operate as if the world sees things just as you see them.
So if you’re the liberal elite, you say, oh, this is the end of the world. Abortion rights is the greatest thing. Normal people are out there and they’re saying, I don’t know. I’m not sure I see that quite here. You’re lecturing me on a woman’s right to choose after my school was shut down for a year and a half, or my job pressured me to have a vaccination or whatever it is, and then the cost of bread and milk and gasoline is through the roof.
So it’s again a time for choosing. And the choice this time is again, it’s about choosing life. And we have an opportunity in this country in lots of different levels, at the state level, in the US. Congress, in your county council, in your city council, in your community generally in your church, because everyone is going to be confused by the design of the media and big tech and the narrative machine, by design, they’re going to throw out, oh, it could be this, it could be that. You should be afraid. You should be worried that’s by design and what we have to do is be the beacons of not just life, but light, so that people can understand and say, I’m hearing from you what I didn’t hear from them. I’m seeing from you what you’re doing. I’m wondering what I can be doing, how I can fit together. And it’s a chance to choose life again.
And in some ways, having come back from this blot on our American legal system, this just blood soaked blood, which was Roe v. Wade, it almost creates this incredible blessing now, opportunity for sure, where we can choose again, choose life. We can make this our chance to and it in every way. So it could be legislation, it could be service, it could be just understanding, it could be prayer, it could be whatever it is. It’s a wonderful opportunity, extraordinary.
And that’s what’s going on. I tell you this, and we’ll talk with Austin Ruse in a minute. We’ll see what he says. But that’s how a lot of us feel. We feel like we’ve been given this great opportunity, this great moment, and now we have to seize it and go forward. All right, we’ll take a break and come back. That’s the WYNK for today. What you need to know. What a blessing.
Austin Ruse coming up next. And then we’ll get an update on Elon Musk buying Twitter. Be right back. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Back in a moment.