Welcome. Welcome, welcome! Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Hope you had a great weekend, everybody. It is a fascinating time. Fascinating time. I will tell you, on my weekend, I actually did something that I have not done in a very long time. In fact, it was my wife’s idea. So at least I’m not going to be in trouble for doing something on Mother’s Day.
But on Mother’s Day, I watched a number of the Sunday shows. You know, the Sunday shows used to be Meet the Press with Tim Russert back in the day. And then Chris Wallace was on Fox and David Gregory, where was he? Was he NBC, I don’t know where he was. But now you got Stephanopoulos, you got Chuck Todd, Chuck Todd. And so I watched in particular, I watched Meet the Press. That’s the one that’s sort of my old, I used to really enjoy watching Russert, Tim Russert back in the day. And so I watched Chuck Todd on Meet the Press.
And it’s insufferable. It’s almost impossible to watch.
They’re such liars, and they’re just liars lying all the time. Chuck Todd one after another, lying, lying, lying. He’s lying about what people want. He’s got a big statistics. Look at this polling. He says, oh, look at all these people that want, they’re devastated that they don’t want America to make abortion illegal. Well, of course, Roe v. Wade is not making anything illegal. It’s returning to the States.
And in the States, they may have a preference in their own state. That’s different than what Chuck Todd thinks the national thing should be anyway.
It just was torture.
But I do want to talk about two aspects of what I saw, because what you need to know is where they’re going.
And the two aspects of what I saw are one, Covid and two, the abortion question.
So first on the Covid. In the middle of Chuck Todd’s show, Meet the Press, he interrupted to say NBC has confirmed that over 1 million people have died of Covid since the Covid began.
Now, very solemn, somber, somber, devastating news. Now he did this in a break between the stories on abortion and actually sort of first, when he put the number up, I thought they’re going to talk about 1 million abortions done this month or this year. Could have been this year. I guess there’s been about 70 million abortions done since abortion.
But it wasn’t that. It was transitioning to Covid. The White House over the weekend put out something saying Covid is going to get worse. The White House has got most of the people in the White House are catching Covid. Susan Rice has it. Kamala Harris had it last week. They want to talk about Covid because they want you to be worried about it.
But here’s what I want to say, what you need to know.
Think about 1 million people having died since Covid began. Covid really began in early January of 2000. Right, all of 2020. All of 2021 and the first six months of 2022. We’re talking about 30 months now. I was watching Chuck Todd on Meet the Press with my wife, who’s a physician, geriatrics, internal medicine. She takes care of old people at the end of their life, hopefully keeps them going for a long time. But generally old people, they get sick and they die. That’s what will happen to all of us. Hopefully we’ll get old, then get sick and die. Not get sick and die when we’re young. But she said to me, she turned to me and she said, that’s crazy. First of all, 1 million doesn’t seem like that much over a period of 30 months, how many people die in any given period anyway?
But then my wife said, you know, remember so and so. And I said, I don’t remember that name. And she said, well, I think it was he, he was 89. He got Covid and he died soon after. But he didn’t die of Covid. She said, he didn’t die of a respiratory infection. He died of the stuff he’d had before. And her point was he was counted as Covid.
So my point here is watching Chuck Todd and what you need to know is there is a need for the media. Their business model is to agitate people so that they will seek answers with the media, in the media.
And so this somber recitation of, oh my goodness, what’s happening, it’s unbelievable. On Covid. Just watch that.
What you need to know is they’re playing games with us, as usual. And you can’t trust them, not the media, at least. It’s well worth trusting a conversation amongst a lot of other people. Experience now, we have a lot more experience with what’s happened. We know what’s sort of where we’ve come, even if we don’t know everything that should have happened.
But shifting then to abortion, watching them try to lie about this abortion situation and trying to spin this. And over the weekend, we had protesters showing up at the justices’ homes. We had them chanting and being unpleasant and being otherwise threatening around the US Supreme Court, now is a wall, I don’t know, 8ft high. So all the way around the outside. In fact, since last week, since Friday, I went to the wall on Monday, since Friday, they had moved it out further. It’s out further onto the sidewalk, not just up by the steps and on the one side, it’s actually eclipsed the sidewalk.
But what you need to know when you watch the Sunday shows. And again, it’s like reading Politico. You can go to those Sunday shows and you can see how the left is trying to manage what’s happening.
And first, they think abortion is a great issue for the Democrats and for the liberals.
I think it’s only good for them because it changes the conversation from Biden. But I don’t think most Americans really care.
But here’s where it gets crazy.
They had on the air, well, two conversations, one on one. Chuck Todd, the governor of Mississippi, Chuck Todd, the Michigan attorney general. And then they had a roundtable of four people. But other than the Mississippi governor, you couldn’t get any of them. I take that back. There was one other person who brought it up to talk about the baby as opposed to the rights of the woman. And as I keep saying to people, I do interviews. I did interviews all day.
What you need to know is it’s a baby according to science and faith.
That’s my opinion. There are people that say it’s not a baby, but make them say it’s not a baby. They have to say, I don’t care. I want the woman to be able to pick her happiness over the baby.
You’re picking between lives.
I’m not actually saying, well, I will say it’s a terrible choice. It’s not a choice.
But when I started out and saying, hey, it’s a baby, and what Chuck Todd and the spin is that it’s about some sort of rights.
It’s about rights, it’s about access and it’s about contraception. Then they said it’s about criminal behavior. Are you going to criminalize women’s conduct? And my answer to everybody in these interviews I did is I said, hold on a second. We don’t hold a 13 year old girl to the same standard of criminality, if she, say, shoots and kills someone, we’d say she’s a minor. We don’t hold a criminally insane person to the same standard if he shoots someone. But we don’t say that they’re not guilty. We say that they’re not guilty because of something. In other words, there is a crime that occurs that we have to figure out who to hold to what standard. And it seems to me if you’re talking about life, the baby is a life you ought to be having a conversation about, Is a doctor liable.
If you ban abortion in Louisiana, is a doctor who has an abortion breaking the law? Yes. Should he be punished? Yes. I think that seems obvious. What is the punishment? Not sure yet. Could be criminal. Could be a jail sentence, I suppose.
But then the question is, what do you do with the woman that has an abortion? I don’t think we have a good answer yet. Some people say that they shouldn’t be held liable in any way. Some people say they should have some kind of penalty, something on their record. I don’t know. I mean, I certainly think that you’re going to find a lot of people that don’t, that step away from jail time because they’re going to say, well, this is something. But if you believe it’s a baby, I do, then you have to do something to protect the baby. You don’t just turn your back and say, oh, well, you know what, in that family over there. I don’t care what they do to their family. That’s their family. I don’t care if they take their five year old kid and they let them starve to death. No, you don’t do that. You say we have to have some laws that hold us together and we have to be careful about it.
We have to be careful about what the laws are. A lot of people believe that the laws have gotten more and more stringent in favor of the government intervening in people’s lives. But we certainly would say in the case of starvation or life and death, there is an interest in the state to say, hey, what are we going to do here?
So what you need to know and I saw it firsthand in the Sunday shows is they are lying to us all the time now. They’re desperately searching for a way the narrative machine and the media to lie to us. In this case, it was just the media. It was big media, lie to us to get us where they want us to go.
Lie to us to get us thinking about the situation the way they want us to.
It’s really that clear. And I didn’t have to watch it for long to realize that that’s what they were doing and they’re trying to do it through fear.
Fear is the greatest motivator of any motivation. Actually, I think it’s better than anything. It’s a better motivator than money. It’s a better motivator than Fame. Fear motivates people. It persuades people and it’s very, very effective and that’s what they’re counting on. And what do we do to fight back on fear?
We have to have more truth, more honesty, more sensibility about what’s going on but not take debate.
In other words, every interview I did, I said let’s talk about the baby.
I believe it’s a baby. Now what do we do? And you don’t take the let me finish with this. The late Phyllis Schlafly, whom I worked so closely with, used to say if you get to claim and frame the argument, you almost certainly get to win.In other words, if you take their framing, it’s a woman’s right. Are you going to put women in jail? No, it’s about a baby. Now what do we do?
Frame the argument own the argument. That’s what you need to know.
All right, we got to run. We’ll take a break. Be right back. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Back in a moment.