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Reclaiming the Republic Podcast Bob Marshall

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Thoughts and commentary on State and Federal Politics by the Virginia's most trusted statesman.

    How the Equality Act threatens Christians in America

    How the Equality Act threatens Christians in America

    The “Equality Act” (HR 5), passed by the U.S. House of Representatives (236 to 173) in May 2019, would directly threaten Christian families and individuals as well as Christian churches, Christian schools and many charitable ministries including health care and adoption services. If passed into law, individual Christians would be placed in the same social-legal status as were believers in the Soviet Union under dictator Joseph Stalin (1922-53). Persons who adhere to the moral teachings of the Old and New Testaments would be found “guilty” since “discrimination” against gender and sexual orientation will be treated the same as racial discrimination under the law.

    • 40 min
    Episode 9 of 9: Reviving the ERA to Keep Abortion Legal

    Episode 9 of 9: Reviving the ERA to Keep Abortion Legal

    President Trump appears able to nominate Supreme Court Justices who do not believe the Constitution requires abortion. Thus, abortion promoters and ERA supporters are working together to pass the ERA to provide abortion with protection under the US Constitution.

    • 15 min
    Episode 8 of 9: Democrats & some Republicans propose Bizarre 3 State ERA Ratification

    Episode 8 of 9: Democrats & some Republicans propose Bizarre 3 State ERA Ratification

    ERA zealots claim that in 1992 when Michigan became the 38th state to ratify James Madison’s 1789 Congressional Pay Amendment, a precedent was set for the ERA to be resurrected.  The National Organization for Women president, Eleanor Smeal, currently contradicts and rejects her 1978 Congressional testimony and now claims that Congress cannot set a ratification deadline.  This position also contradicting the US Supreme Court.

    • 36 min
    Episode 7 of 9: ERA advocates hold 1982 funeral, reintroduce ERA in 1983

    Episode 7 of 9: ERA advocates hold 1982 funeral, reintroduce ERA in 1983

    ERA advocates re-introduced the ERA in the House of Representatives and the US Senate but again opposed all efforts to amend the ERA to remove controversial consequences, the same consequences which led to its rejection in the House of Representatives.   Two years of hearings were held in the US Senate but the ERA failed to be reported favorably from Committee.

    • 32 min
    Episode 6 of 9: ERA Activists demand and receive unique extended deadline

    Episode 6 of 9: ERA Activists demand and receive unique extended deadline

    ERA proponents realized the ERA would not meet the seven year Congressional deadline so Congress granted an unprecedented time extension which was opposed even by major pro-ERA newspapers. Five states rescinded prior approval of the ERA, then Congress disallowed the rescissions based on a false history of the 14 the and 15 the Amendments, as well as misreading a letter from Founding Father, James Madison.

    • 42 min
    Episode 5 of 9: Two Presidents oppose ERA; Commonsense Amendments to ERA Fail

    Episode 5 of 9: Two Presidents oppose ERA; Commonsense Amendments to ERA Fail

    Democratic Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson had opposed the  ERA. Jewish Women’s Clubs and the Urban League oppose the ERA as well as labor unions.  The ERA will strip tax exemption from single sex private or religious schools, as well as churches with male only clergy.  Attempts to amend the ERA both in the House of Representatives and the Senate to provide some exemptions for the strict scrutiny of ERA enforcement, were all defeated.

    • 26 min

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