We who live in America are a fortunate few - ones who were blessed with the opportunity to live and participate in a country founded upon freedom, liberty, and government by the people and for the people. Although these founding characteristics have been strained by the climate of political corruption that has characterized America in the past century, we do - by Constitutional authority - have the right, ability, and duty to take back control of our government from the criminals that have infiltrated it.
Many Christians believe that they should ignore politics completely. This is a profoundly problematic belief for many reasons. First, it is spitting in the face of the gift of freedom that God has blessed us with. Gifts come with requirements of maintenance. It is our job to maintain the freedom we were blessed with - an aspect of stewardship.
Secondly, the church is the spiritual compass of any society. When the church is quiet, insulated, and irrelevant to a society, sin, evil, and corruption will reign. We live in such a society. The church needs to become relevant again in the national conversation. Because we have not, how many babies have been murdered by abortion? How many children have been brainwashed by post-modernism, atheism, and pseudo-science? How many people have become ensnared in the lies, deceit, and sin of our current society? Obviously, the list could go on and on. The point here is that citizens have a say in what their culture is allowed to become.
What are some of the long-term, ultimate effects of being apathetic, passive, and lackadaisical in our understanding of liberty, truth, and freedom? The answer is government tyranny and gross, widespread evil and debauchery. It is the difference between a free society and a society where the citizens are slaves of the government. It is the difference between individual empowerment and widespread governmental abuse. Countries with corrupt and abusive governments often descend into lawlessness, crime, famine, and death. They also lead to religious persecution and the removal of religious liberty.
To the Christian who esteems it not worthwhile to be well-schooled in political debate, please consider the implications of the above. America was founded upon Godly principles by people who (for the most part) had a commitment to and appreciation for Judeo-Christian values - the foundational underpinning of what has helped to establish the most exceptional civilization in the history of the world - America. Here at Let Us Reason, we consider that worth preserving!
One of the great tragedies of today is that the Left has been allowed to gain almost complete control over the narratives in society through taking over the mainstream media, Hollywood, academia, and social media. Entire generations have been raised in an environment of utter brainwashing, founded upon complete lies that are unsubstantiated by fact, and normally only superficially propped up by talking points, emotion, and propaganda. We owe it to ourselves, our children, and our future society to become more adept at refuting the lies of Leftism - the end result of which is is godlessness, emptiness, warped thinking, and despair. We cannot allow this scourge to continue to pervade our society unanswered. We hope the following resources will help you discover the truth regarding the many political lies that have been foisted upon us and our children, generally by the Left, but always empowered by the Deep State.
Note: Both website links AND YouTube channel links (where applicable) are provided.
PragerU - founded by well-known conservative columnist and talkshow host Dennis Prager - is an online video resource promoting knowledge and clarity on life's biggest and most interesting topics, which unfortunately, in todays devolved society, are actually considered controversial and debated political issues. PragerU gathers some of the world's best thinkers on each subject and distills their best ideas into free, 5-minute videos on things ranging from history and economics to science and happiness. PragerU is one of the best and most effective ways to launch into your exploration of a wide range of these topics. The 5-minute videos are an absolute must for all, but especially for young people and college students who are regularly faced with these issues in the media, Hollywood, and academia.These issues are discussed regularly by Dennis on The Dennis Prager Show .
The Heritage Foundation is the nation's most broadly supported public policy research institute. Their mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. With more than 100 policy experts, Heritage has the talent to be able to solve complex policy issues with simple and effective conservative solutions. They communicate these solutions to tens of millions of Americans through their news website, The Daily Signal, and social media. Heritage experts appear on television and radio dozens of times each week, publish hundreds of policy research reports annually, and host hundreds of meetings a year with grassroots leaders and local and national officials. The Daily Signal website and YouTube channel provide policy news and conservative analysis articles and videos.
Turning Point USA is an organization founded by Charlie Kirk. The organization’s mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize
students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government. Since the founding, Turning Point USA has embarked on a mission to build the most organized, active, and powerful conservative grassroots activist network on college campuses across the country. With a presence on over 1,300 college campuses and high schools across the country, Turning Point USA is the largest and fastest growing youth organization in America. The site and the YouTube channel have resources and videos on hot political topics and buzzwords that everyone - especially young people on college campuses - should understand and know how to advocate or refute.
Dinesh D’Souza is a bestselling author, speaker, and filmmaker. His films, "2016: Obama’s America" and "America: Imagine A World Without Her," are two of the most-watched political documentaries of all time. D’Souza’s film, "Hillary’s America," is widely credited with contributing to Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016, and quickly joined his first two films in being among the top political documentaries of all time. D’Souza’s following film, "Death of a Nation," builds on that success and takes on progressive big lies, finally proving once and for all that the real party of fascism and racism is now and has always been the Democratic Party. As the author of over 15 nationally renowned books - many of them #1 New York Times
bestsellers - D’Souza has been invited to speak to groups all over the country on politics, philosophy, and Christianity. He has participated in highly-publicized debates about politics and Christianity with some of the most famous atheists and leftists of our time. D'Souza has appeared at hundreds of colleges and universities and spoken with hundreds of thousands of students.
The Constitution Society was founded in 1994 to lead in public education on constitutional history, law, and government. This website went live in 1995, and has been growing in content and number of visitors ever since. It is an attempt to make available on one site everything one would need to decide any constitutional issue.
Ben Garrison is an independent political cartoonist based in Northwest Montana. Ben began drawing cartoons in 2009 to protest the central banker bailout, bloated government and the slide toward tyranny. Ben’s cartoons have been seen by millions of people around the world. Ben is not part of the mainstream media and editors do not tell him what he can and cannot draw.
Young America's Foundation is committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values. As the principal outreach organization of the Conservative Movement, the Foundation introduces thousands of American youth to these principles. We accomplish our mission by providing essential conferences, seminars, educational materials, internships, and speakers to young people across the country. The YouTube channel offers many videos concerning important political topics and speeches given by YAF presenters.
Lawyer, best-selling author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder has a take-no-prisoners style, using such old-fashioned things as evidence and logic. Larry shines the bright light of reasoned analysis on many of the myths and hypocrisies apparent in our system of government, our society, and the media itself. He slays dragons and topples sacred cows using facts, common sense and a ready wit. “The Larry Elder Show,” is a top-rated daily program from 12noon to 2 p.m. (PT) on CRN with a re-broadcast on KRLA AM 870 in Los Angeles from 9pm to 11pm (PT) in Los Angeles, and is also available to his fans - the Elderados - via audio podcasts at www.larryelderado.com (also linked on the main site). Larry is known for being a black conservative who is not shy about tackling the lies spread by the Left around race, racism, and America. Videos of Larry speaking publicly, being interviewed, or interviewing others on his show can also be found readily on YouTube by searching his name.
Ben Shapiro is a renowned conservative political pundit, syndicated columnist, lawyer, and NYT bestselling author. He is Editor-in-Chief of news and opinion site The Daily Wire and host of the popular video podcast, The Ben Shapiro Show. Shapiro is well known for his speeches on college campuses where he defends conservative values and principles against the entrenched Leftism that pervades academia.
Former police officer Brandon Tatum has become a popular voice for conservatism on YouTube. With a growing audience, Tatum describes his channel in the following way: "As a black conservative, my voice and opinions are not usually popular, but this platform gives me an opportunity to share my beliefs with an appreciative and receptive audience." Tatum has appeared on TV channels such as Fox News as a guest commentator.
Candace Owens is a conservative commentator, and activist. She is known for her pro-Trump commentary, and criticism of Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Party - especially related to their damaging effects on black people. She is a powerful speaker and voice for conservatism. She hosts "The Candace Owens Show" on the "PragerU" YouTube channel (also linked above). She has been a guest commentator on major news network TV channels and has spoken at major universities, conservative conventions, and other venues."Blexit is the black exit from the Democratic Party. Candace also began the movement called "Blexit," a play on "Brexit" - the British effort to leave the EU. She describes Blexit as "the black exit from permanent victimhood, the black exit from the false idea that we are somehow separate from the rest of America."
Steven Crowder is an American-Canadian conservative political commentator, actor, and comedian. He is the host of "Louder with Crowder," a podcast covering news, pop culture, and politics, streamed on YouTube and Conservative Review's streaming service CRTV; at LouderWithCrowder.com, and on Facebook, SoundCloud, iTunes and terrestrial radio. Crowder is known for his YouTube videos where he sits down with college students in public on campuses and has live discussions on politics and current issues.
Mark Dice's YouTube channel has over 1 million subscribers and more than 300 million views. His content is essentially a combination of comedy and exposing the lunacy of the Left. His
viral videos have been mentioned on the Fox News Channel, CNN, the Drudge Report, TMZ, the New York Daily News, the Washington Times, and other media outlets around the world.
Thomas Sowell is an American economist and social theorist who is currently Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Sowell is both a syndicated columnist and an
academic economist. He has written a number of books, all highly recommended, on topics such as: the negative affects of affirmative action, free-market capitalism, the welfare state, the true nature/reasons behind racial disparities, basic economics, and many others. His site also offers a recommended reading section where Sowell suggests certain books by various authors for those interested in becoming more knowledgable on key topics. Many of his interviews and speeches are readily found on YouTube by searching his name.
Tucker Carlson currently serves as the host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Tucker Carlson Tonight (weekdays 8PM/ET). He joined the network in 2009 as a contributor. On his program each night, Carlson features powerful analysis and spirited debates with guests from across the political and cultural spectrum. Bringing his signature style to tackle issues largely uncovered by the media, Carlson challenges political correctness and media bias with segments like “Campus Craziness” and “TwitterStorm.”
Dan Bongino tackles the hot political issues, debunking both left-wing and Republican Establishment rhetoric. A former Secret Service Agent, NYPD veteran, and New York Times best-selling author, Bongino hosts the popular podcast "The Dan Bongino Show." He is also the author of "Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump," in which he records the biggest political scandal in American history - the effort by the Obama-led intelligence apparatus to illegally spy on Trump in order to defeat his presidential bid.