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077: Republican Party Principles vs. Democrat Party Principles

11/16/2018
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Sadly over the last several years, California's Republican Party has grown quiet on the issue of Life and asserting the principles of its own platform. This has had a dramatic impact on its support and following in the state. But that need not be the case. Brian Johnston explains the founding of the Republican Party and its specific purpose of asserting the core values of the American founding - in particular, the assertion of the 'Right to Life' of slaves and the civic duty to free them...

Duration:00:27:56

076: Election Movement in the Right To Life

11/10/2018
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In this episode of Life Matters Commissioner Johnston examines the aftermath of the 2018 General Election. There are several important principles to be learnt in looking at how candidates addressed the life issues, and in particular those candidates who are willing to stand and declare what they are against - that is to say what the pro-abortion opponent’s actual position is. The vast majority of Americans do not support unlimited abortion on demand, for any reason or for no reason in...

Duration:00:27:56

075: The Why of Elections and Specific Candidates

11/3/2018
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In this final episode covering election season, Brian gives an overview as to why the "Right to Life" is an essential concept when it comes to laws, law making, and the current elections. The Right to Life presumes an important foundational element to our legal system. It is a statement that the government has certain duties, principally the duty to protect the lives of the governed, and specifically the innocent governed. The 'non-innocent', the miscreant, it has a duty to restrain in...

Duration:00:27:56

074: A Single Vote Makes A Difference

10/20/2018
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Brian reviews some of the many situations where one vote has made a difference. He spends special time reflecting on recent California elections. As important as voting is, it is meaningless and even dangerous if there is not some understanding of the principles being voted on. We don't vote to simply vote. We vote to implement policy via the people we put in place. With a special focus on this election cycle, Brian then ticks through the significant races in California. Perhaps the most...

Duration:00:27:58

073: The Culture Is Dependent On YOU Voting!

10/6/2018
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In this edition of Life Matters Commissioner Johnston builds on the basic premise of what the 'Right to Life" really is. It is not about your opinion or your feelings. It is not about your personal religion. It is about a simple fact often asked in the history of Western Civilization: "Does the law protect the innocent? And if not, why not?" Brian begins from a rather extraordinary source, the Catholic Catechism (2273). The Catholic Catechism itself declares that this issue is not...

Duration:00:27:56

072: The Civic Responsibility of Fully Participating in Elections

9/29/2018
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The right to life is a very specific idea that our founding fathers put in the founding documents of our nation. They were reflecting a cultural value they’d inherited through Western Civilization - the idea that human life is significant, that human beings are not merely animals. Therefore, the laws should protect vulnerable human beings from the predations of people who would take advantage of them, including the government. We are in a battle of ideas. If you do not engage in the...

Duration:00:27:56

071: Understanding the Election “Season”

9/19/2018
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The right to life, the principle that every individual is unique and that every human life is valuable and should be protected are important concepts that are enshrined in the founding documents of the United States. Today we will talk about the culture that emanates from those ideas which is important because it is the culture that we’ve inherited as citizens but one that is also under attack. So often we can take these ideals that our culture is rooted in for granted and fail to see...

Duration:00:27:56

Interview with Jim Wilson, Author, Generation

9/6/2018
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Brian interviews Jim Wilson, Author, lecturer, Anglican priest, regarding his new work Generation, a novel exploring the deeper issues of the 1960's. Brian explains how Life Matters explores the ideas of the right to life, that every life has a significance that can not be readily recognized, yet is given by our sheer humanity. "Endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights," was how America's founders put it. But this was a reflection of the ideas which they had inherited up to...

Duration:00:27:56

069: Manipulated Suicide

8/25/2018
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Brian joins Alexandra Snyder of Life Legal Defense Foundation at the State Capitol as they discuss AB 282, a measure to expand assisted suicide marketing in California. Assisted suicide was legalized in California in 2015 but has been in court challenges, led by Life Legal Defense. On June 15, 2018 an appeals court again removed the stay on the law, and it will apparently remain legal until the case works its way up to the State Supreme Court. It is therefore legal at the moment for you...

Duration:00:27:56

068: What are the REAL public sentiments regarding abortion?

8/11/2018
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The facts matter! In this program Brian is on the other side of the table in his interview with Craig Roberts, host on "Life Line" on SF Bay area's KFAX. This is a more careful analysis of polls and of the language used by pollsters, NOT in an attempt to discover public opinion, but instead to intentionally form public opinion. This is being done in the summer of 2018 precisely because advocates of abortion on-demand fear the approval by Judge Brett Kavanaugh may pose a threat to...

Duration:00:27:56

The Truth About China, the Truth About Population

8/4/2018
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Once China fell to Communist control in the 1940's, a deafening silence was all that could be heard from its people and even its government. Bits and pieces were known of the on-going 'Cultural Revolution'. Mao's decades long, vice-like grip on the lives of millions slowly loosened only to be wrenched from his dying hands by more faceless, less iconic members of the politburo. In the early 1980's the still VERY Communist China slowly allowed foreigners access to its culture and its...

Duration:00:27:56

066: Self-evident Truths and the Laws of Nature with Fr. Frank Pavone

7/27/2018
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At the 2018 National Right to Life Convention, Brian had the opportunity to speak with Fr. Frank Pavone. Fr. Frank is a Catholic priest who has been in the right-to-life movement for a long time. But, the right to life issue in simply a Catholic issue. But, is the right to life simply a Catholic issue? As Fr. Frank points out, it is not about Catholicism or any other religion for that matter. It is not about our faith. It transcends that. This battle is a battle for the heart of...

Duration:00:27:56

065: The Importance of State Laws. The Real Significance of Roe and Doe

7/21/2018
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Every human being is unique. We are not mere animals. Our founding fathers put it well that human beings did not invent themselves and government did not create human beings. We are created by a Creator and endowed uniquely by that Creator with certain inalienable rights, first and foremost the right to life. It is the government’s duty to protect your right to be alive and all of the rights that then emanate from your life. We will talk about California today and the need for the...

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065: The Importance of State Laws. The Real Significance of Roe and Doe

7/14/2018
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Every human being is unique. We are not mere animals. Our founding fathers put it well that human beings did not invent themselves and government did not create human beings. We are created by a Creator and endowed uniquely by that Creator with certain inalienable rights, first and foremost the right to life. It is the government’s duty to protect your right to be alive and all of the rights that then emanate from your life. We will talk about California today and the need for the...

Duration:00:27:57

064: Danger! Girl Scouts!

7/8/2018
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Are you surrendering your daughters to an ideological machine promoting abortion? Many Girl Scout troops are actually sponsored by churches! Brian examines one of the 'nicest' and appealing institutions that has been co-opted by the wrong ideas: The Girl Scouts of America and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGS). Anne Saladin of mygirlscoutcouncil.com explores what has happened to the organization in just recent the recent past. She had been a Girl Scout and...

Duration:00:27:56

063: Stop Assisted Suicide!

6/30/2018
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The right to life is a very specific idea and that idea has created a culture that revolves around the notion that human beings are significant. Each of us has a significance in the life we are given. This is an assertion adopted by the founders of the United States. They coined the phrase, “right to life,” - that every individual is endowed by our Creator with a right to life. This is an inalienable right. The government does not bestow it upon us. The government’s job is to protect...

Duration:00:27:56

062: Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer - Cloning w/Dr. David Prentice

6/16/2018
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Today we discuss a practice banned in much of the world but government sponsored in the United States, and particularly in California: the artificial creation of human beings and their routine disposal which sometimes this includes bizarre experimentation. Go to nrlconvention.com. We address not merely in-vitro human 'creation' but altering and 'experimentation' via cloning or Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer. Dr. David Prentice explores these procedures and their implications. Join Dr....

Duration:00:27:56

061: Elections, The War On Women As Mothers, The Breast Cancer Connection

6/9/2018
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Brian starts by examining policy implications of the top two primary system in elections. California is one of a handful of states that have adopted this system that ignores party affiliations. Elections matter because elected representatives make policy. Policies matter. Laws matter. Laws are merely ideas that are enforced. If you are not paying attention to the world of ideas then you are going to see some terrible ideas FORCED upon you and others that are helpless to resist them. Brian...

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060: The Subtle Seduction of Eugenics

6/1/2018
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Brian explains one of the more subtle and seductive 'ideas' that has wormed its way into contemporary thought: Eugenics. He gives a quick background to its origins and to the common misunderstanding that eugenics, as a cultural value, was somehow eradicated through the defeat of Nazi Germany. But before the 'deep dive' and interview with some folks from Iceland, where the gene pool has been 'cleansed of Down Syndrome', he examines the events in Ireland of May 25, 2018. Brian, who's a first...

Duration:00:27:56

059: What To Do If A Candidate Lies!

5/26/2018
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It's a battle out there. You know that. That doesn't mean you should hide or avoid the battle. In the political world, and the question of whether laws will protect vulnerable live, lives are at stake. Don't drop out or shrink back from your responsibility to ensure that the vulnerable are protected. As a citizen it is your responsibility, and substituting emotional feeling-stuff instead of speaking up about your own laws is not facing the reality of the times in which we live. As in our...

Duration:00:21:33