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Episode 138:  “Thinking Again about the Unthinkable” with Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

The Bill Walton Show

Release Date: 06/22/2021

Episode 197: “How We Can Rein in the Power of the Federal Government” with Mark Meckler. show art Episode 197: “How We Can Rein in the Power of the Federal Government” with Mark Meckler.

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The genius of the founders who gave us the United States Constitution was that they sought to provide a system of government to guard against the concentration of power by an elite few. Their clear-eyed understanding of human nature was that unchecked power almost always and everywhere has been the source of tyranny throughout history. But for more than a century in America, the Constitution, as drafted and ratified, has been either ignored or, creatively lawyered by Supreme Court rulings, to expand federal power. Washington DC today enjoys almost unchecked power. This is a systemic problem...

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Episode 196: Freedom, CPAC, America and Winning the Next Election with Matt Schlapp show art Episode 196: Freedom, CPAC, America and Winning the Next Election with Matt Schlapp

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This episode is set in our mountainside house in Rappahannock County, Virginia for a wide ranging conversation with my friend, the always engaging and provocative Matt Schlapp, leader and Chairman of CPAC. We cover a lot of ground, with some of the highlights being: Why we believe we’re in the human flourishing business. Why the “diversity, equity and inclusion” mantra is a false God. How CPAC is finding that America’s founding principles and freedoms are resonating all over the world with its international events in Japan, Brazil, Hong Kong, and this week, Israel. What we think is the...

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Episode 195: “The Supreme Court Reins in the EPA: Why? What Happens Next” with John Vecchione and Casey Norman show art Episode 195: “The Supreme Court Reins in the EPA: Why? What Happens Next” with John Vecchione and Casey Norman

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The Supreme Court’s most momentous decision was not the 5-to-4 vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. That simply sent the issue back to the states to decide. Rather it was the blockbuster decision to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency from claiming powers that Congress did not grant. When Congress passed the Clean Air Act it authorized the EPA to impose the “best system of emission reduction” for carbon-emitting activities. It did not authorize the EPA to shut down electricity generated from coal. It did not authorize a “generation shift” to so-called renewables like wind and solar....

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Episode 194: Episode 194: "Making America First Again" with Brooke Rollins

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As we can all recall, when Donald Trump took office in January 2017, he didn’t exactly come equipped with the detailed plans and the 1,000s of people necessary to bring about his agenda. Essentially, he had to start from scratch. That was part of his appeal. That he did accomplish so much was a testament to the strength of his mission - Make America Great Again - and the power of his personal leadership. Still, there were a lot of missed opportunities. With Republicans likely to get another chance when America elects a Republican President in 2024, we need to get it right. We need to be...

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Episode 193:  Episode 193: "Gun Control Myths" with Dr. John Lott

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We've all been appalled by yet another school shooting, this time in Uvalde, Texas. We want these tragedies to stop. We want to do something.  Of course the cries to “do something” almost always means doing something about guns. Yet, the gun bill just signed into law by President Biden is unlikely to prevent future school shootings. There's a lot of evidence to show why it won't work, especially when existing gun laws appear to cost more lives than they save. So says Dr. John Lott, my guest on this episode, and the nation’s leading expert on guns and gun laws. Dr. Lott, with a PhD...

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Episode 192: Episode 192: "National Security Realities: Threats and Solutions" with Brandon Weichert

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From the moment President Joe Biden’s administration took office, the world has grown a more dangerous place, and the pace is accelerating.  There’s a long list of national security worries that didn’t used to be of concern to everyday Americans, but now are, or should be. Russia, Ukraine and the prospects of a nuclear war. China’s mounting threat to envelop Taiwan, a world leader and supplier of semiconductors and information technology.  Collapsing political stability in the Middle East thanks to the administration’s blunders that have helped Iran's quest to obtain...

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In this episode, my friend John Tamny interviews me about legendary Wall Street leader and Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman’s book What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence. There are many fascinating insights and lessons in Steve’s book which we can all benefit from.  A few highlights: Steve Schwarzman started Blackstone with a unique strategic plan.  There’s a tremendous lesson in how he approached building his firm.  For any young man or woman who wants to build a business, or any type of organization, Steve Schwarzman’s book would be a great place...

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Episode 190: Episode 190: "Cancel Culture Comes to Banking” with Todd Zywicki and Paul Watkins

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Episode 189: “Ukraine Explained, Taiwan Explained” with Dr Stephen Bryen show art Episode 189: “Ukraine Explained, Taiwan Explained” with Dr Stephen Bryen

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Episode 188:  Episode 188: "Why Are We Investing American Retirement Dollars in China?" with Frank Gaffney and Roger Robinson

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This show comes at time that this episode’s guest, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, calls our “hinge of fate.”

Our topic is his riveting paper "Surprise Attack: ICBMs and the Real Nuclear Threat" where he lays bare the world’s current and future nuclear warfare realities.

It’s an issue that many simply do not want to think about.

As Peter puts it, “when it comes to nuclear weapons, U.S. and Western strategic culture mostly thinks and acts in a state of denial and unreality. Nuclear weapons of mass destruction are antithetical to our ethos.”

But as Leon Trotsky warned, “You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.”

By contrast, totalitarian states - China, Russia and North Korea - love, celebrate, and parade nuclear missiles as symbols of their omnipotence and their potential “final solution” to the vexing existence of free peoples, like the United States.

The U.S. “Triad” comprises decades old bombers, ICBMs and missile submarines, requiring years to modernize, while Russia, China, and North Korea have mostly new systems and are developing new delivery vehicles that have no counterparts in the U.S. deterrent, including ASBMs, nuclear-powered cruise missiles, autonomous submarines like Russia’s Poseidon, and hypersonic strategic warheads.

They believe they could win a nuclear war.

The “unthinkable” is becoming increasingly “thinkable” and someday soon may become irresistible to them.

Yet space-based strategic defenses can turn the technological tide, if the U.S. awakens and acts— before it is too late.

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry has vast experience in national security, where he’s served as Executive Director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security, Director of the United States Nuclear Strategy Forum, Chief advisor to the Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and the Vice Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and to the Chairman of the Terrorism Panel. Dr. Pry was an Intelligence Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency responsible for analyzing Soviet and Russian nuclear strategy.

Give this a 50 minute listen to learn what’s at stake for America.