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The Democrats officially take control of the congress and the government remains partially shut down and everything feels exactly the same. What should that tell us about congressional Republicans and the federal government we will analyze then the first two Muslim women elected to congress. Take the oath of office on a corron belonging to Thomas Jefferson. Apparently, they didn't read the terrifying things Thomas Jefferson wrote about Islam New York governor Andrew Cuomo makes an early twenty twenty presidential endorsement and abortion activist defense killing children do children and finally the mailbag on Michael Knowles. And this is the Michael Knowles show. Oh, the horror the horror of everything being exactly the way, it was a month or two ago, we will get to all of the radical sameness, but first let's make a little money Honey with express VPN with all the recent news about online security breaches. 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You can get your f- three months free at express VPN dot com slash Michael, and my C H A E L, that's E X P R E S S V P N dot com slash Michael H E L for three months three with a one year package. Express VPN at dot com slash Michael to learn more. Oh, how what a crazy story to the new year, isn't it? Everything's different. The federal government is shut down the Democrats just took control of the congress. And nothing feels different at all. Does it does it? This is the very good news. This is a wonderful thing to find out. What has changed in this government shutdown? I was actually thinking I I woke up today. I ask sweet little at. So what should I talk about today on the show? What's what's big in the news? She said MAC, you should do the government shutdown as why would accept there's nothing to talk about. What is that? What has changed in your life during? This government shutdown. It's. What what first of all it's not a full government shutdown only part of the government is shut down. But here's what shut down the IRS is partially shutdown is that is anybody shutting it to your for the IRS being partially shut down as we approach taxis. And I don't think so the EPA is partially shut down. So now, I don't know the delta smelt might not be able to get their spa treatments every week. They'll only be able to get them every month, except that's not even true because the states are funding environmental protection as well. I can't really name anything else. That's actually shutdown is our military shutdown. No, of course, not is law enforcement shutdown. No, of course, not what is what is being shut down. Our embassies shutting down around the world know, what is remaining open social security Medicare, Medicaid biggest drivers of our debt and deficit. Biggest portion of the federal budget all remain open. The thing that actually could drive people crazy if if senior. Citizens were not able to get their social security checks. Then maybe you would see a political push to end the shutdown, but not going to happen. The Muller investigation remains open. If we're gonna shut down the government. Should we shut down the Muller investigation? Maybe then that would be pretty motivating for half the country air, traffic control. I was just flying all around the country between Christmas and new year. And all of that. I had my TSA pre check shutdown one time for one flight. And frankly, it was enough to get me on the phone to call President Trump and say to a cave. I don't care about the wall. Let me get my paycheck other than that. Everything's running fine air, traffic control. All the flights are going great veteran benefits that are still getting all of their benefits. Food stamps remains open child nutrition programs remain open even native American food subsidies for reservations all remaining open the violence against women act expired during the government shutdown. This was a big they thought this is going to be a big political issue on the left. Even those programs are still funded even in the thing expired. They're still all being funded through the Justice department through health and human. Services. The shutdown isn't changing anything it doesn't matter. And therefore the longer the shutdown goes on the better why. Because what are the headline? There's no headline about the shutdown, but we can say we can point to the shut down and say look such and such percent of the federal government was shut down for weeks. I don't know maybe a month, maybe a month and a half in nothing about your life changed. This is what Ronald Reagan was talking about. When he said that you will never you'll always be surprised at how much government you won't miss. You could lose a thirty forty percent of the federal government. You wouldn't miss it at all you could fire half of the bureaucrats in this country. You would miss no government. There's no suffering to the shutdown. You know, Barack Obama when he shut down the government during his administration. He tried to make it really mean he tried to make it really hurt. He would shut down veterans memorials just as veterans groups were trying to see them. He was really trying to make painful national. Parks. Largely are not shut down. Right now is still have some funding people still working some without pay some with bay. It's fine. It's going just fine. Keep this shutdown going on even if we get the border wall funding keep it keep shut down. This is going just fine and underlines this very important conservative position. Which is that all of this government that the left? What tells us without this bureaucrat without this agency the country will fall apart children will star people will die note. No just shut it down. It's all fine. Life is going on just fine. Maybe we can make you know, we always talk about making tax cuts permanent making this law per, maybe we can make this this partial government shutdown permanent thing would go a long way to advancing our agenda. Maybe that's the forty s the President Trump has been paying a playing rather. All along the other big news. The other shocking news of the data Democrats officially retake congress. Oh, here we go. Nancy Pelosi rising up becoming the new speaker of the house the Blue Wave. It was really sort of a. Oh puddle, but never mind that they are taking the congress and nothing's going to change. Nothing's going to change. What could change right now? One Representative Brad Sherman is making moves to file articles of impeachment on day one. That's cute. He's not even going to get Democrats in the house to support that. And not yet not before the Muller investigation is over. And even if they did magically get all the Democrats to vote to impeach which they won't get to do at least in the near future. They still wouldn't get conviction in the Senate. So none of that will change. It's just a grandstanding democrat making a fool of himself. Find by me and nothing nothing new about that what will happen now as a result of the Democrats having the congress, we won't get more tax cuts. Probably frankly, though, maybe we will get some tax cuts. Barack Obama was able to cut certain taxes or maintain certain tax cuts for people, although he did raise taxes on others. We won't get entitlement reform. That's true. But we were never gonna get entitlement reform. Anyway, President Trump has made it a key. Aspect of his platform that he wasn't going to touch social security wasn't going to touch Medicare or Medicaid. So that I think was probably always more of a pipe dream for conservatives. What what legislative accomplishments that we could have gotten. Are. We not going to get now we're going to repeal ObamaCare. We had our chance to repeal ObamaCare, and John McCain shut it down. So a nominally Republican Senator voted to kill ObamaCare repeal. Didn't get that. We going to get the wall. We had the house and the Senate for two years. We didn't get the wall. Maybe we'll try to get some wall funding now because of this government shutdown, but the Democrats taking the congress that doesn't change anything actually one of the few major pieces of legislation. We were able to get through when we had the unified government was leading a bunch of prisoners out of prison. That was the big the first step back. This was major legislation signed into law Harry past rather adjust before this government shutdown whoop de do great. Oh, I am. So glad we elected or. Conservative Republican, and we elected Republican congressman so that we can let a lot of prisoners out of prison. That's what we want. That's the number one on the conservative agenda led a bunch of criminals out of prison. Great who good? I'm glad I hope and that was also by the way a bipartisan law, so we'll get that. Anyway, unfortunately, what changes though. So if the legislative stuff doesn't matter President Trump all the good, governance, these given us, which is excellent governments and much better than most of his predecessors all of that was from the executive that was from judicial appointments aided by Mitch McConnell in the Senate that was on issues a foreign policy that was on issues of the executive bureaucracy and the executive agencies. So okay, we lost one house of the congress. Whoop de do. Okay. That's fine. Now, though, President Trump has an adversary. Now, President Trump has Nancy Pelosi. This is pretty good. When Donald Trump has total control of everything. And no one's fighting him. He does fine. He's okay at maneuvering, but he really shines his his best moments. Or when he has an adversary. Just today after Liz Warren announced her exploratory committee to run for president yesterday or two days ago, rather was it? Oh might have even been really her than that. Oh, gosh. All the days are running together. But we covered at least yesterday. President Trump sent out this tweet today, which was the me m- that we at the daily wire came up with of Elizabeth Warren's campaign and it says one slash twenty twentieth. And President Trump tweeted that out with our little daily wire watermark on it, which was just terrific. Excellent job Mr President that is when he shines he shines when he has an adversary that he can just pummel into the ground like Jeb Bush remark. Rubio, unfortunately, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton is just he really shines. When he's got an adversary. And he's going to have one now in Nancy Pelosi good. Okay. Fine. Do it means. We don't lose that much on the legislative side. But maybe we pick up a little bit more in exuberance and looking forward to twenty twenty. That's a win for me. There is something new in that we now have the first two Muslim congresswoman being sworn into office. And this is being heralded by the left as such a wonderful moment because the left loves Islam, the left doesn't know anything about Islam the Islam religion opposes essentially, so many tenants of the intersectional left, but they don't care because they view Islam as contrary to western civilization. And they've you themselves as contrary to western civilization. And so they will unite in an intersectional hierarchy to oppose intersectional civilization era important western civilization. The man the straight six gender. White male, whatever the guy with the mustache. They're going to oppose big daddy. And this is why they're heralding this these two Muslim congresswoman Ilan, Omar and a receipt. It's live are now being sworn in on a Koran was owned by Thomas, Jefferson, and the left loves this. They think oh, yes, see all those Christian Americans. They think of the founding fathers as Christian or day stick. But really Jefferson owned Koran you see how about that Islamic is just as a central to the American founding as Christianity now, the, of course, the left doesn't know anything about history. So the irony here is really enjoyable and very glad that these two congresswomen of were sworn in on Thomas Jefferson's Koran because Thomas Jefferson had his Koran to learn about the Islamic religion. Which was our first war when he was president or I war. A country was against the Barbary pirates against Islamic state's. And it was because they were seizing ships and seizing goods and seizing our sailors. So in eighteen o one the re just before president Jefferson ascended into power, the congress gave them the authority to wage war and to attack these Barbary pirates. And then he went in and sent ships in stop them. And he refused to pay tribute to the Barbary pirates and his comments about the Koran there. They could not be more explicit. He wrote to John Jay quote. It was written in their Koran that all nations who should not have answered their thority were sinners that. It was their right and duty to make war upon them whenever they could be found and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners and that every Muslim men were Muslim who should be slain in battle was sure to go to paradise. Fair enough. Okay. That's true. So he has these notes written down, and and actually even at the founding of our country. Christopher Hitchens pointed this ad in an excellent essay for city journal in two thousand seven the earliest moments of our country Thomas Jefferson in in the first draft of the declaration of independence wrote e- condemned the slave trade and quote, the Christian king of Great Britain for engaging in this piratical warfare, the opprobrium of infidel powers. He condemned. The slave trade in this early draft of the declaration of independence for nut for being unchristian. And for a was condemning the hypocrisy of the Christian King, George the third comparing it to the slave trade, which continues to exist. Right. The Muslim world in which certainly existed at that time and which existed for a millennium before that this is the actual founding history. This is the founding history that you see in that corron owned by Thomas Jefferson, which the left is now touting to swear in the first two Muslim congresswoman in. Lest you think I'm is Lamma phobic. I would never want to be accused of being Islam phobic. I actually don't know what that word means. But if someone could tell me what it means, even if they can't I don't wanna be accused of it. These people are quite radical e Alon, Omar and Rashid light Alon, Omar this new Minnesota Representative tweeted quote, or yes, Israel has hypnotized. The world may all awake in the people and help them. See the evil doings of Israel, hashtag Gaza. Hashtag Palestine hashtag Israel. She tweeted this in two thousand fourteen during a particularly hot moment of Israel's hostilities with HAMAs HAMAs the terrorist organization, she supports the boycott divest and sanction movement against Israel. She wants to starve his real cut it off from the rest of the world and prevent. It from continuing in in the international order as a state. How does the New York Times reacted these women? The New York Times writes, quote that the election of Alano more in Rasheed had lab is quote, a vehicle for the hopes of millions of Muslims and others who feel touched by her life story, and for the fears of those who feel threatened by her now, they're trying to make this big inspirational story and an indictment of the west and all of these things just look at these people like you Llano Morris Somali immigrant gets elected to congress at the age of thirty six what a wonderful country would do that what an incredible country what other country on earth in the history of the world could such a thing happen. I'll wait name me any of what a wonderful wonderful thing to say about this country. They're trying to use it. However as an indictment, and it's it is all it is not based on reason, we talked about this a little yesterday with Alexandria, Casio Cortez often on the right? You'll hear conservatives say, well, we should point out to the intersectional left that the Islamic religion is harsh on gay people or is harsh women or it's illiberal or it's intolerant. Or it calls for nonbelievers to have their next chopped off or a God. No. It doesn't matter. You doesn't matter. If you point that out. That's not what it's about. It's not about Islam. It's not about women's rights. It's not about women. It's not about racial minorities. It's not about helping any of those people. It's not about supporting any of those things. It's about a tech attacking big daddy. It's about attacking the top of the ideological ridiculous. Pyramid that they have constructed intersection -ality, which is the man who is white who's probably Christian who thinks that he's a man who's straight. He's is attracted to women. It's all about going after that one person logic, damned it's not logical. You're not going to to attack them in this way. This is why there was an article that I didn't interview for the Washington Examiner. And they were asking what the best way to go after the left is in in this day and age and the best way to do. It is humor. That's the best way. You're not gonna get them and show them the air or of their ideological ways by just abating them by just pointing out history or philosophy or theology, or whatever you're not going to get them that way. But one thing that is irresistible as humor you can't help. But laugh, even the most humorless people if you hit their funny bone the right way, they can't help but laugh laughing as an involuntary resp-. Bonds to to reality. And we could go on for hours and hours about what makes something funny what theories of humour, but to use just one example when you see incongruous things when you see juxtaposition of absurdity and reality of fantasy and reality. It does provoke laughter. If it's if it's delivered in the right way. This is the way that we attack them. This is the way that we hit them on this because it there so ideologically foregone their so enraptured with their own fantasy world, you're not going to get them in an earnest what you gotta make them laugh, and and we are going to get so much laughter out of this new congress. I'm actually fairly happy. And this is why can't be so upset nothing is really going to change on the legislative front. You're gonna get more investigations of Donald Trump. Okay. We we knew that was coming. You're going to get threats of impeachment. You're gonna get all this kind of crazy stuff. You are going to see in fighting. You weren't going to see craziness. You weren't going to get thirty second Twitter. Video clips you are going to get great stuff from. This new congress. They're already fighting. There was a big move led by the farthest left faction of the incoming congressional class to attack the rules being made by Nancy Pelosi yourself. It is going to be a lot of fun. Enjoy it don't complain. This is just fine. It's all like the bay or the little dog where everything is on fire random. It's fine. It's gonna be fun. Look at that fire around you and light your cigar on it. We're gonna have a good time. Speaking of looking ahead to twenty twenty there is a new presidential endorsement that's come around. So Liz Warren makes her really pathetic announcement. She does that really pathetic beer swilling video that was going around the internet. She goes. Hello, Hello, regular people. I'm a regular person. Gluck Gluck Gluck. I'm Liz Warren, a regular person Gluck Gluck Gluck. It was just pathetic. And everyone is mocking her candidacy Donald Trump. Obviously sent out the daily wire me about it one twenty twentieth. Andrew Cuomo the governor of New York has a different idea for twenty twenty. And I have to say kills me to say it. He's half. Right. I. Week of all the names that are out there. I think Joe Biden has the best case, I think Joe Biden has the best case because he brings the most of the secret ingredient ingredient you need to win for democrat, which is credibility. You know, where this country is is they don't believe anyone Trump was elected as a rejection to the entire system. They just don't believe the Democrats. I'm going to do this. I'm going to do this. I'm going to do this. You haven't done anything. And every idea you've come up with has backfired, and what have you done to help me in my life. You know, you don't hire an airline pilot was never flown a plane. Where is the? Credibility in your argument. Joe Biden can say I was there. Okay. But not the president. But I was the second seat. Okay. Okay. This is actually half. Right. It's funny because Cuomo starts to undermine his argument. He says, look you're not gonna hire an airline pilot who hasn't flown a plane. Well, Joe Biden hasn't flew. Well, yeah. But he was there. He was there. He was he was there. He was in like row five he was in economy plus comfort. Okay. He maybe hasn't flown a plane, but he paid one hundred and fifty dollars more to be an economy, plus, and he got a little extra legroom, and he got free booze on the planes, a muddy argument, but he's is making the case that Joe Biden has a lot of experience, and he does have a lot of experience. He was chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee Senator for a long time. He ran for president about seventy five thousand times vice-president under Brock Obama fairly popular as vice president. That's true. He points out that Donald Trump was a rejection of the system also. True. The one of the reasons there are many reasons why Donald Trump won. But one of the reasons why he'd beat out sixteen regular old Republicans, then beat out Hillary Clinton is they were fed up with lying politicians who talk like politicians who looked like Mitt Romney who sound like Mitt Romney who turn around and switch their positions and have no ideological core. Like Mitt Romney who stabbed their allies in the back like Mitt Romney, can you tell them still a little upset about this Mitt Romney Washington Post op Ed yesterday just a little bit. But it was a rejection of that, you know, Mitt Romney was our previous GOP nominee, and we looked around at this guy. And we we we said not him anything. But could we have the opposite of that? Please. Can we you get Donald Trump in the general election turned out that way too? They said we don't need Clinton's. No war Clinton stop. We don't want. You. We want on Trump. That's true. He was a rejection of the system. Unfortunately, Joe Biden is the system. He's been in the system now four ever Indra. Komo's right. The Democrats have no credibility what sort of credibility. Do they have? They they. I mean, what I'm trying to think of you can't think of a negative. That's the trouble. What have they done? What was the legacy of the Obama administration part of ObamaCare is even not even all of ObamaCare exists anymore? Mandates gone the central feature of ObamaCare is going. What what did the Obama administration? Do. It was like eight years. Just vanished vanished before my eyes. What is that me? I mean, what who cares, and they don't they no longer like the Clinton administration because he was too conservative and because he's been accused of rape. And because he's he was a sexual predator. So they don't like that. So whereas what if they done what credibility do Democrats have over the last thirty years, not very much? So you got Joe Biden. Okay. You've got some credibility there in the credibility is that he's got experienced. The trouble is experienced doesn't really matter. I was Donald is Donald Trump experienced in politics know, what office did Donald Trump. Hold before. Not nothing it. Nope. No office at all. And experienced doesn't really seem to matter to the voting public. They picked Trump over Hillary, Hillary way more experienced Trump one good thing. Trump won. They picked Barack Obama over. John McCain, McCain way more experienced Barack Obama still one they picked George Bush over Al Gore. Al Gore was more experienced. He was in the number two CD was the vice president before he ran for president in two thousand and they picked Bush and good thing to push one. Obviously, George H W Bush was more experienced than Bill Clinton that goes without saying Jimmy Carter was more experienced them. Ronald Reagan, the we don't care about experience. Richard Nixon was much more experience than John F. Kennedy. We actually I think the experience thing is just a total Canard. I mean, it's just a total force that it's one of those things in Pali. Ticks that we think should be true. But it isn't true. We don't care if anything experience might be a disadvantage in politics. And so that's really going against Joe Biden. He's also four years older than Trump. Trump has already. Not young to be the president and so- Biden's already that much older. And the big issue. We were talking about intersection -ality, Joe Biden is big daddy is a straight white guy who's been in power forever. And he's old, and he just really is really going to be hard for the left, which has put all of its money on intersection -ality to then nominate and vote for a straight white guy. Who's old? It's just I can't really see it happening. I agree with Cuomo Biden would be the best candidate right now that the Democrats have, but they're not gonna nominate them. I just don't I mean ma- maybe Barack Obama tries to come out and convince everybody to do it. It's just gonna be really hard. They've set themselves up to fail and they've set themselves up to fail with their best candidate. We've got a lot more to get to the most disturbing video I've seen in a very long time. And then of course, the mail bag, but I you've got to go to daily wire dot com. It's ten bucks a month one hundred dollars for an annual membership. You get neat. You get the Andrew klavan show. You get them in. Shapiro show. You get to ask questions in the mail bag. You get to watch the backstage and ask questions the backstage. That's coming up to day. Don't miss it. With Ben Shapiro. Andrew klavan aleisha crafts daily wire. God king. Jeremy boring end little mate. We'll be ringing in the new year while drinking tumblers of melted. Leftist snowflakes would be sure to tune in is always only daily where subscribers contest questions so make sure to subscribe today, and then you can catch all of your delicious snowflakes in the left is tears tumbler and giddy up you're gonna need these otherwise you will die in the avalanche. Brought up by the new congress. Go to daily wire dot com. We'll be right back with both the mail bag and the most disturbing video I've seen in a long time. So is this woman named Amelia Bono. And she started a movement called the shout your abortion movement. This is a a turn in the left's ideological language. Some of us are old enough to remember when Hillary Clinton two thousand eight running for president says abortion should be safe, legal and rare. Now, of course, this doesn't make any sense if abortion is morally similar to murder, then it shouldn't be legal. If abortion is no different than getting your tonsils taken out than it shouldn't be rare. But this was her line and hypocrisy is the tribute advice paste virtue, and at least she was a knowledge ING that there is a moral gravity to an abortion. Even if you saying we should have them anyway fast forward to now you've got the shout, your abortion movement being pushed by this woman Melia Bono. And she is as just released this video of her talking to little children about why abortion is great. And y y gigli in. If you follow it to the logical conclusion their parents should have had the right to kill them. Do you think that sometimes it's not? To have an abortion Allen. I say if like if you're being reckless if there's nothing wrong going on. I don't know. I just don't agree. When you have an abortion. What exactly do you do to have the abortion, you go to the doctor, and they put this little straw inside of your cervix and then inside of your uterus? And then they just suck the pregnancy out and it was like, crappy dentist appointment or something. It was just like this is like a body thing that's kind of uncomfortable. But then it was over. And I felt really just grateful that I wasn't pregnant anymore. I felt really really great. Can't you see a great? I feel too. That's why I have to talk about it all the time is because of how great I feel and it's not that my soul is being ripped to shreds from within me. No. I feel great kids. I feel great. Don't you want to be like me? That's you know, there's this. I can't believe they actually included it in their they included the reaction of a little girl talking to this woman. And just what's what happens in abortion? She said, well, you know, you stick tube in there. And you suck the pregnancy out. What is the pregnancy? It's the baby, of course. And she says suck the pregnancy and you'll and it cuts to the little girl and the little girl goes out. Of course. That's what we all. Did you actually it's pretty dark humor? But you it actually prompts laughter because you see that the little kid has it. Right. And this woman is deluding herself to pretend that abortion is okay with that little kid has something called the wisdom of repugnance. There were some things that just the when you just look at the site of it, something disgusting some. Thing. Awful something grotesque a dead body. What you look at it. And you just immediately withdraw. It's so disgusting. You that's the wisdom of repugnance net. Little girl is showing that when we're talking about killing a baby in the womb, which is abortion, and I'm not going to attack this woman Amelia Bono. I mean, she's she should put out more videos. It's the best advertising. The pro-life movement has ever had also because this is clearly deeply disturbed woman. We saw we did a video on this show. We played it a little while ago of a woman who is at a pro abortion rally, and she was talking about how when she was about to kill her baby. She had this vision of the baby singing a lullaby to her. And then she sang the weird lullaby about how it was okay. For the mother to kill her. She talked about her religious views and had death is not different from life. And it was really creepy. It was really creepy and sick and twisted in. That's what this woman has going on. I mean, that's why if if. You're confident in a point of view, you probably don't need to go out and sit down with a bunch of children and try to get little children to affirm your point of view and fail at it. Actually, not really because all of the kids. Well, weren't you a little reckless? I mean, maybe you shouldn't Schmidt shouldn't do that. Maybe that's not a great idea. And so I I really feel for this woman. It's it's pretty sick and twisted stuff. But this is the logical conclusion when you wipe away all of the euphemisms of this sucking out the pregnancy. The it's a weird little body thing. It's like an unfunded dentist appointment when you take out all of the euphemisms. You can always judge. How true something is by how many euphemisms, and how much jargon is being used to describe it. When you take all of that away. What are you have you have a woman trying to justify to children why she killed a child, and and you look at the kids reaction, and they know it's wrong. And they can they know innately that it's wrong intuitively that it's wrong. And she knows that it's wrong to and she's trying to justify. It with lies and she's failing. And I think she's probably failing even to herself the lady doth protest too much thinks she's trying to wipe out that damned spot like Lady Macbeth. I don't know how many more Shakespeare allusions I can use. She knows that is wrong. It is knowing at her. It is keeping her up at night, and she can change your mind. It's not too late. Sometimes when people go down paths of sin and paths of evil and paths of terrible decisions. They say I'm so far gone. I could never possibly come back. You can you could do it in two seconds. You have free will. It's a new day. We live in time. You can do it in two seconds. But it's hard for people to admit that they're wrong. It's hard for people to turn around even though it's totally open for them. Let's get the mail bag from grant. Hi, michael. I'm twenty five years old, and I've had intercourse with two women in my life. My current and my ex girlfriend I extensively regret doing. So with my ex because I've recently come back to serving God and Jesus in my life, and I plan on Mary. Being my current girlfriend of four years after I graduate from university shabby feeling regret for the first time with my ex what is your stance on no intercourse before marriage? I'm deeply in love with my current girlfriend. We talk about marrying each other often love your work. Thank you for expanding my knowledge, helping get me on the track. Jesus PS came for Ben state for Michael. Yeah. Good man grant. Cheers. Okay. Should you regret having sex with your ex girlfriend? Do you? Do you regret? It. I think you do in part, you seem to import you. I mean, I can't tell you. If you read something, but you're writing to me, this is kind of bothering you. Okay. So you clearly reread it in port. But then you you said use this word ostensibly, apparently, it seems to be that you extensively regret having sex with your ex girlfriend. What do you mean by that? I I actually know exactly what you mean by that. You know, I was an atheist Rabat ten years, and I know, and and some of the great saints in history know, exactly what you mean by the Saint Augustine wrote, but I'm miserable young man supremely miserable. Even in the very outset of my youth had entreated chastity of you and said grant, me chastity and continence easy. But not yet. Lord, make me chaste. But not yet what you're saying. Is that in a spiritual and intellectual wet you regret having sex with your ex girlfriend because you know, that it's wrong and yet in a physical way in a way that satisfies the very real passions that you feel you're very real physical body. You don't regret it because it felt awesome. And you really liked it. And it was a lot of fun. That's what you're saying. Okay. Yeah. Right. That's that's my opinion. That's exactly right. That doesn't the fact that you enjoyed having sex with your ex girlfriend in a very physical way does not. Change the fact that in an intellectual way you regret having sex because you realize it may have demeaned certain relationships, and it would have been better if you'd waited to have sex, and you it you might have used somebody just for sex rather than for some better relationship. And it also doesn't change the fact that intellectually, you know, that it is wrong to have sex outside of marriage doesn't change that at all. I don't know if it should keep you up at night that is the human condition. We are always striving against or flesh, which is which has appetites that our intellect doesn't have. So you did it. And now, you wanna get married, and you know to this wrong. Okay. Life goes on the one thing you should not do and you should really seek to avoid. But our culture does it all the time is we say, my body desires one thing. And so I need to change my mind to agree with the less to my body or else, I'm a hypocrite that doesn't make you a hypocrite because you think it's wrong to have sex outside of marriage and yet you had sex with your ex girlfriend. It makes you human who's fallen and has desires and can't always control his desires that makes you human not a hypocrite. Now, if you're constantly going out and carousing and doing it. Anyway, then you know, if you make a habit of it, then then you you would be a hypocrite, but it would be far for worse to to change your mind and say, no because I had sex before marriage. It's okay to have sex before marriage or outside. Of marriage that would be the wrong thing. And that would be the most dishonest thing because something tells me that your intellect is thinking more clearly than, you know, a young man's body. Speaking from experience that doesn't young men's bodies don't always think in the clearest kind of way from Eric dear Michael, aka dapper, lib triggering troll, can you explain the key differences between conservatism. And as Dave Rubin would say classical liberalism. Yes. This is a excellent question. Well, done this is confusing because in the United States conservatives largely seek to preserve a classically liberal tradition at and and the classical liberals would call these universal truths. I as a conservative would not call these necessarily universal truths of call it a classically liberal tradition. The difference here is that conservatives like Alexander Hamilton were like, Edmund Burke while defending a classically liberal tradition. Remain skeptical of those universal truths and prefer a series of trial and error. Whereas classical liberals are so enthusiastic about it. And they they are they embrace it entirely this. I think would be a difference. It's a subtle difference. But a major one classical liberals tend to talk about the enlightenment as if history began in the late seventeenth century history began just after Thomas Hobbes and all of history that matters has happened in the modern era. They are thoroughly modern. Whereas conservatives think there's a lot more to history into the world than that. There's a lot more than just John Locke. John Locke is not the be all and end all of political philosophy. We've had many more things that matter institutions matter. This is another difference between the classical liberal and the conservative the classical liberal tends to always speak in rationalists terms. He's always standing for something. And it's only about principles usually universal principles and in institutions be damned and who cares about. Candidates or elections or dates or times or political parties? Or none of that matters all that matters or the ethereal, rationalist abstractions, and that stand up here, and they just kind of float in the air, and whenever you try to touch them you corrupt them. Whereas the conservative would say, hey, buddy looked down here. Come here. Come back to reality. There are institutions that transmit these ideas and we can arrive at some of the same conclusions classical liberals and conservatives are especially in America arrive at many many of the same conclusions. But we do so because we say these ideas have been transmitted through time through the tradition through constant trial and error on the local level and the state level on the federal level in in religious institutions in the military in all everywhere all around the culture, and they have been tested they've been tried. They've been refined and they have lasted and they've endured, and perhaps they've endured for a reason. And therefore, we can support the idea, but we remain sceptical Hewer, rationalist abstractions. You can tell which side of this. I come down. I come down on the conservative side, not the classical liberal side. But I think that a lot of the anti-trump stuff the the schism on the right between the never Trumpers, and the people who either reluctantly or enthusiastically embraced Trump. I think it's about this or because you a lot of classical liberals will tell you that all that matters. The only there's there's no difference between conservatism and classical liberalism. But there is you'll hear some people say, I'm I'm a conservative because I'm a liberal. I'm a real liberal Bill Kristol who is the probably the leading never-trumper says we should rename the Republican party the liberal party. And we should just have a liberal party. That's fine for liberals for classical liberals. But for those of us who think that history began before the late seventeenth eighteenth century who like other ideas who have other senses of things who don't want to just float in the abstract who like institutions who like the ideas that are embodied in them who like culture. Who like the things that can't be written down in a philosophy textbook? That's not going to cut it. And and we're not a totally married to rationalism and so I- I- indoors conservative thought over classically liberal thought, but it's confusing in America because when you just look on the surface. It's very often almost the same thing, Dave Rubin. And I if you look at precise political issues don't disagree on too much. We disagree on some things, but not probably we agree on more than we disagree on. But when you look at the foundations of those thoughts, they're probably quite different from Mary. Hey, Michael is a Catholic. Why do you believe in the death penalty? Don't you agree with the Catholic catechism updated version even before Francis? That says it is immoral unless in extreme circumstances in which the public is at risk if the person is not killed it s if jail systems are insufficient, etc. No, not at all. And the catechism doesn't say that the catechism even still refuses to say that the death penalty is intrinsically evil. Pope Francis has has all but said that he said that it's an attack on the inviolability of of the dignity of the human person, or or some such language, but that isn't true. That's just wrong. It is certainly the tradition of all of Christendom that the death penalty is perfectly fine and defended Saint Paul defends it in his letters. It is it's defended in the gospels as the civil already having civil authorities defendant in the gospels. In fact, our salvation comes through the crucifixion, which is an example of the death penalty being instituted by civil authority. Thomas Aquinas defense, this church, fathers defend this endlessly, the point I'll make on this is that all shallows are clear. So you a lot of people look today, and they say, oh, the death penalty seems bad and a couple of popes one pope has said, it's r-, it's really really bad. So therefore, it's bad. No. It goes a little deeper than that. And you have to think a little bit more deeply all shallows are clear and profound things are murky and a little more complicated sometimes, but that's their nature from Brett oh Kofi sent say. Oh, Soo coke Fethi sensit- in my endless debates with a family member of mine who identifies as a democratic socialist I stumbled upon a hurdle. I cannot quite clear the military police and border security or all socialist programs. And if we do not have a problem with these socialized programs and more than that, we love them. Then why am I so staunchly opposed to the socialist, healthcare and socialism in general? Thanks, mike. Well, I wouldn't call them socialist therefore the common defense. Everything you name is for the common defense, our military border security law enforcement, and that's the purpose of the government. We have a government to defend law and order to end to defend us from threats outside and threats inside. That's and they do it. Well, but there are mistakes. You know, it's the left constantly is talking about. How awful the military is L awful the police or they want to demilitarize the police, meaning they want the police to be even less like the military. So it's a little disingenuous for them to then come around and say have great the military and the police or the point is that when you give the government that power. It's very hard to get it back. You can't really take it back from them. And and the police in the military make mistakes too. I mean, we give them that power. And they do a wonderful job for us. And they protect us, and they defend our liberty. But we only want to give the government the the amount of power that is minimum to protect us and to protect our liberty and to protect our civilization. Why would we give them any more than that? The government isn't very good at doing things. Government isn't very good at managing. Huge bureaucracies. And huge power on the national scale, especially can really corrupt people. So if you give the government control over your healthcare, all of a sudden on in a very practical way, you're gonna see quality go down in the costs go up, but in a spiritual way in a in a matter of political rights, you're going to see that. You're you're not gonna have as much control over your body over your family over your liberty over your life. You're going to have like an England you're going to have parents begging to take their little baby and get medical care outside of the UK. The pope interjecting on on the baby's behalf and saying bring him to this hospital, the United States saying bring him to this hospital and the government saying, no, we own your baby we own your life deal with it. You gave us that power. That's why you have to stay away from socialism. One more before we go from Augusta Michael I have been talking to a girl for a while. Now, we're finally ready to go on our first date. We've not yet discussed politics or curious of how you brought up the topic with sweet little Lisa and any other dating tips. You have any other dating tips you have well when? When I first met sweet little Elise. I was eleven years old. So I it didn't it didn't come up right away. I mean, I I did come out of the womb smoking a cigar and reading Edmond Burke. So there is that parting my hair, but it didn't come up right away. No. We talked about other things certainly when we were twelve and we politics comes up when you talk, and you're talking about culture, and you talk about personal things you're talking about whatever. But I never made a point about it. I wouldn't I wouldn't worry about it. I mean, when here's here's here's my main advice on dating you should enjoy it. It's very fun. It is a great pleasure and privilege to be in the company of woman having a drink having a meal. What are you know, going on a walk? So this is a wonderful thing. This is one of the great joys of life. Enjoy it talked to her find out what she thinks find out what she her points of view maker laugh a little bit show her something she hasn't seen that could be taken in a very bad way. I'm talking about a sunset or something be real, you know, be romantic. Feet charming enjoy. If you're not enjoying the day. She's not enjoying the date. I promise you that. And don't make. It's not a job interview. You're not like, okay. Are you going to be my wife? Are we gonna get married tomorrow? Okay. Do you check this box and no come on? And it's she's a human being she's a woman. This is one of the great constellations of life. Enjoy it have a good time. If you don't let me know how it goes. Then I'll try to give you more advice. All right. That's our show. We've got a backstage coming up. So I gotta get outta here. But tune in for that it's gonna be a lot of fun. In the meantime, I'm Michael knows. This is the Michael Knowles show. I'll see you soon. 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