Jim highlighted the following stories for listener input:
--President Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin met to discuss Syria. Putin believes that the U.S. Congress has no right to approve the use of force against Syria without a decision from the U.N. Security Council and that doing so would be an act of aggression.
--Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld feels President Obama's lack of leadership has driven the U.S. into a “Cul-de-sac”.
–The Congressional Research Service says that the Pentagon has estimated that it would take over 75,000 troops to secure chemical weapons in Syria.
--Past quotes from President Obama and Vice President Biden show that even they agreed that a president has no authority to unilaterally authorize a military attack that doesn't involve an imminent threat to our nation.
--Majority of calls going into Washington, D.C. signal a public that is saying “no” to a military strike on Syria.
--The White House confirms that President Obama will meet with homosexual activists while he's in Russia for the G20 summit.
--IRS says that same-sex couples who were legally married in another state will be treated as being married for federal tax purposes in the state they call “home”.
--U.S. Justice Department will stop defending a federal law barring homosexual spouses from sharing veterans benefits clearing the way for payments to begin.
--Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes the first Supreme Court Justice to officiate
a same-sex wedding.
--At least 27 lawsuits have now been filed against state marriage amendments. Arkansas, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia are all under attack.
--Homosexual protestors cause Christian owners of a bakery in Oregon to shut down their business.
--A Portland tavern owner fined for kicking out transgender patrons.
--California Department of Corrections announced that inmates may marry their same-sex lovers effective immediately.
--Wal-Mart to grant benefits to domestic partners whether gay, straight, married or unmarried.
--Alabama to stop segregating HIV positive prison inmates.
--Venice, Italy passes law to ban the terms “mother” and “father”.
--Washington State Liquor Control Board has agreed to rules that will regulate the marijuana industry.
--Kindergarten children in Chicago to go through mandatory sex and health education training.
--Common Core Curriculum allows for getting the wrong answer as long as students can explain the faulty reasoning they used to obtain that answer.
--Senator John McCain compares a Muslim yelling “Allahu Akbar” with a Christian saying, “Thank God”.
--Visas for temporary visitors entering the U.S. have gone up 61% since 1992 but the federal government has no way to make sure that people leave when their visas expire.
--IRS reluctance to penalize employers who consistently file W-2's in which the Social Security number and name do not match has hindered the SSA's efforts to stop unauthorized non-citizens from using Social Security numbers that are fake or belong to another person.
--20 social workers, police offers and special agents in Germany forcibly removed 4 children from home because the children were home schooled against a ban to do so.
--40,000 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have formally separated from the AFLCIO.
--Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court to review the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in their Obamacare case (Liberty University vs. Lew) arguing that the employer mandate is unconstitutional and also that the contraception/abortifacient mandate violates the federal religious freedom protection act.
--Abortion related medical emergencies are occurring with alarming frequency.
--British mother sues hospital for being told that she had to abort her baby that was not brain dead as her doctors had insisted.