119 – Critical Race Theory is Tearing This Nation Apart

The Things I Think About Podcast

119 – Critical Race Theory is Tearing This Nation Apart

Dr. Carol Swain

It is not often that I get to sit with a Conservative Icon so, I relish the time with Dr. Carol Swain as long as I possibly can. We discussed her faith and how it molded her into the woman she is today. Afterwards, we discussed critical race theory, Marxism and politics. These were only some of our talking points. 

  • Success comes when you refuse to be a victim
  • Critical Race Theory is tearing this nation apart
  • All we wanted was equal opportunity and non-discrimination
  • I’m sorry bill collector, your math is racist
  • Oh, the irony. Segregation is making a comeback. 
  • The long, slow walk of Marxism into America
  • The Incredible harm of restorative justice
  • Will the real Barack Obama please stand up?
  • Children have to be taught to be racist and CRT does exactly that. 
  • Treasonous behavior and the two-tier justice system in America
  • Please pray for America with me

And so much more! Do yourself a favor and tune into this podcast NOW! You will be blessed by it and inspired. 


Dr. Carol M. Swain is an award-winning political scientist, a former professor of political science and law professor at Vanderbilt University, and a lifetime member of the James Madison Society, an international community of scholars affiliated with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Before joining Vanderbilt in 1999, Dr. Swain was a tenured associate professor of politics and public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.Dr. Swain is an author, speaker, and the host of the podcast Be The People. Passionate about empowering others to raise their voices in the public square, she is an author, public speaker, and political commentator.

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This is Why Criminals Go Free in America

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This is Why Criminals Go Free in America

Let me share with you a story of two arrests: Kyle Rittenhouse and Timothy Simpkins.

Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse shot three criminals in self-defense. Bail was set at $2 million dollars and he was released months later after raising bail money from public donations.

Timothy Simpkins

Timothy Simpkins brings a gun to school, shoots 4 people, including a teacher. His bail is set at $75 thousand dollars and he is released in less than 24 hours.

Both cases are still in play so it may be unfair to comment until the court cases are completed. However, at first glance, it seems that Rittenhouse was treated unfairly and that Simpkins was given more mercy than he deserved. Why is this the case? If this were an aberration of some sort, I would consider it an unfortunate chain of events. But it is not. There are numerous incidents of the legal system championing criminals over public safety. Here are just a few headlines…

And more often than not, these incidents happen in Democrat run cities.

The reason behind this, I think, is the adoption of Critical Legal Studies (also known as “Critical Legal Theory”) by the left. Like its insidious cousin – Critical Race Theory, Critical Legal Theory divides groups into the oppressed and the oppressors. Here is an explanation of Critical Legal Studies from Cornell Law School.

Critical legal studies (CLS) is a theory which states that the law is necessarily intertwined with social issues, particularly stating that the law has inherent social biases. Proponents of CLS believe that the law supports the interests of those who create the law. As such, CLS states that the law supports a power dynamic which favors the historically privileged and disadvantages the historically underprivileged. CLS finds that the wealthy and the powerful use the law as an instrument for oppression in order to maintain their place in hierarchy. Many in the CLS movement want to overturn the hierarchical structures of modern society and they focus on the law as a tool in achieving this goal.

Mind if I paraphrase the crux of Critical Legal Studies? Laws are not absolute but subjective with social justice deserving the highest consideration. For example, burning down and looting a shopping mall is illegal. However, burning down and looting a shopping mall in protest of the killing of George Floyd is excusable under the dictates of critical legal studies. A white person should go to jail for shooting someone, even in self-defense. However, a black person killing multiple innocents should receive mercy because as a descendant of slaves, he is oppressed.

Does it make sense? I don’t think so.

Is it fair? Certainly not.

Will it continue? Most definitely.

Keele University teaches Critical Legal Studies and at least one of their students is enamored with the curriculum. When asked to explain why he loved Critical Legal Studies he said…

“…it allows you to think about law not just as an abstract system of rules or rationalities or ideas but actually lets you think about laws as a system of values, attitudes, emotions, feelings, cultures,politics, interests and so on…”

Get it? If you break the law, there is no set penalty. You must take feelings and politics into consideration, cultures and attitudes as well. Sigh.

If I am ever in a situation where I have to call the police for assistance, I do not want the police to pause. I do not want them to think about my possible attitudes, emotions, feelings, cultures or politics. I want them to come and uphold the law and to do so equally, not equitably. The law should apply to everyone the same way; no matter what. Did I read that somewhere…? Yes, I did. Its in the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Critical Legal Studies (CLS) are diametrically opposed to the US Constitution. CLS is influenced by the teachings of Karl Marx. Karl Marx believed that the elite’s very existence is due to the oppression of the masses and for that reason, the world’s systems and symbols should be torn down so all can be equal. In fact, the destruction of the US Constitution would be justified in the view of CLS. No wonder the left embraces it so warmly.


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118 – Why do Blacks keep voting Democrat?

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118 – Why do Blacks keep voting Democrat?

Autry Pruitt is on mission to make Black America Republicans again by convincing 15% of Black Democrats to vote Republican. How will he accomplish that? Tune in to hear his plan, along with other topics sure to make your jaw drop and eyebrows raise in disbelief.  WARNING: There are a few naughty words in this episode.

Talking points:

  • Why do Blacks keep voting Democrat?
  • Does Hillary Clinton really keep hot sauce in her purse? Or, only during election season?
  • Black Lives Matter was used and abused in the last election cycle. Where are they now?
  • The bigotry of low expectations
  • The real reason why Jim Crow was invented.
  • Foreign born blacks do better in American than natural born blacks in America. Why?
  • How will you convince 15% of Black Democrats to turn Republican?
  • True change happens at the local level!
  • And so much more! Plus, shout-outs to Lebron James who missed a great opportunity to uplift the race and inspire us all.


Autry Pruitt is a conservative activist. In 2016, he served as a Trump campaign surrogate, and is an outspoken critic of President Obama and the Democratic Party. In 2018, Pruitt ran for Texas’ 21st Congressional District seat, ultimately losing in the Republican primary. In 2019, Pruitt and Rush Limbaugh producer James Golden co-founded New Journey PAC, which aims to “make Black Americans Republican again.” The PAC’s goal is to move 15 percent of the black vote from Democrat to Republican in key battleground states. Pruitt is also the author of Planes, Steak & Water: Defending Donald J. Trump.

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Why worry about debt when you can just print more money?

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Why worry about debt when you can just print more money?

I have written about the debt ceiling a number of times. In case you are curious, click here or click here or click here. The debt ceiling debate essentially was this: Democrats said, “we need to raise the federal debt ceiling do we don’t default on our bills” whereas Republicans said “no, we’re in enough debt, do it without us.”

Push came to shove and as they so often do, the Republicans caved and the Democrats laughed at them for giving in. Come December 3rd, the battle will begin again when the current deal between Democrats and Republicans runs out. Here is a quote from Axios

While Congress has pushed off the debt limit issue for now, the fight over a final resolution will be even uglier come December — when lawmakers need to address the problem once again.

The $480 billion increase will allow the government to avoid a default at least until Dec. 3.

By then, the two parties will likely be in the same spot they were just a week ago: Republicans obstructing Democrats’ efforts to lift the ceiling, and Democrats insisting they won’t extend it unilaterally via the budget reconciliation process.

Meanwhile, Congress will also face a series of other deadlines in December — including funding the government, annual defense spending, President Biden’s infrastructure package and Democrats’ roughly $2 trillion social spending package, among other legislative priorities.

What is it that makes Democrats think that money is infinite and debt does not matter? Actually, I know. Its called – Modern Monetary Theory (MMT).

I don’t know all the ins and outs of it but essentially MMT says don’t worry about debt because you can always print more money. The only concern with MMT is inflation which can break out if the public and private sectors spend too much at the same time. As long as there are enough workers and equipment available (and again, if inflation is not triggered) the government can spend, spend, spend without any real consequences. This 1-Minute video does a better job explaining MMT and gives more detail.

MMT is a popular THEORY that many Democrats have embraced with open arms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for example, has a deep appreciation for it. That being said, there are many arguments debunking MMT. Here are just a few of them:

Hmm… Can you guess what would happen if you ran your household according to Modern Monetary Theory? Pretty much a disaster would happen; just as it would for me. As I shuddered over the very thought of that, Subscriber Cindy sends me a joke that has been circulating the internet since Obama was in office. It was well-timed. I did not write it but I wish I had because it has a sort of folksy wisdom to it. Here it is…

Lesson # 1:

  • U.S. Tax Revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
  • Federal Budget: $3,820,000,000,000
  • New Debt: $1,650,000,000,000
  • National Debt: $14,271,000,000,000
  • Recent Budget cuts: 38,500,000,000

Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

  • Annual family income: $21,700
  • Money the family spent: $38,200
  • New debt on the credit card: $16,500
  • Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
  • Total budget cuts so far: $385

Got it?…. OK now…

Lesson # 2

Here’s another way of looking at the Debt Ceiling:

Let’s say you come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood… and your home has sewage all the way up to your ceiling. What do you think you should do?

Raise the ceiling or remove the sh*t?

Okay everyone, here is some homework for you. Send that joke to every politician you know, by or before December 3rd, when the budget talks begin again.


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117 – Why are Muslims Better at Converting Prison Inmates than Christians?

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117 – Why are Muslims Better at Converting Prison Inmates than Christians?

Today marks the return of one of my more controversial guests – IQ al Rassooli. In this episode we dive deeper into Islam and its compatibility with American culture. Among our many talking points were the following:

  • Why do you think Islam is the fastest growing “Cult” belief system on Earth?
  • Muslims are most successful in converting inmates to Islam than Christians. Guess why?
  • The Muslim persecution of Christians worldwide is expanding
  • Christians are not reproducing children at the same rate as Muslims
  • The purpose of Islam is to dominate via Sharia
  • These things that are not in the Quran!
  • Illegal immigrants are an offense to green card citizens
  • Biden alone is turning America into a communist state!

And oh, so much more…


IQ al Rassooli is a pen name to protect myself from being murdered for revealing the truth about Islam (the Cult of Muhammad). I was born in Baghdad Iraq, My mother tongue is Arabic.  My parents sent me to Europe to study where I was able to access libraries and get informed. I was intrigued to find out if the Biblical names and verses in Muhammad’s Quran, corresponded with those in the Bible. I was utterly shocked to find out, not only did they not correspond but they are totally wrong, misleading, and uninformative. This launched me on a 30 years of research during which I had to study and absorb not only Muhammad’s Quran but also the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. By the time I finished, I had absolutely no doubt – based entirely on the Islamic sources – that Muhammad was a charlatan and a pathological liar and most important of all, that his god Allah is most definitely NOT the same as the God of Abraham, Moses and Jesus, thus instantly discrediting Muhammad as an alleged prophet as well as the impossibility of a divinely revealed Quran.

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