Affirm America Podcast: Turning Point USA Amfest Interviews

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The Settlement Project representatives, Marquis Van De Mark and Jack Ashworth attended Turning Point USA’s America Fest from December 16-19, 2023 in Phoenix, AZ. They interviewed several of the youth that attended the event. Learn more about the event and watch the interview videos here. Affirm America Podcast affirms the American ideals of faith, family and freedom. They discuss current events, news, politics and religion. Join them for relevant topics in news, commentary and discussion. 

Settlement Project Speech at UPF Seminar: Toxic Polarization in America: What’s To Be Done?

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This particular gathering focuses on media, perhaps as in part responsible for our current shameful ugliness, as well as on ways media might contribute toward needed healing. My first premise is that our world is full of  noble, courageous, journalists ready to give their lives to honor truth-telling for the sake of a better world. Although I admire honorable journalists and am grateful for the indispensable service they offer, I myself try to avoid them and have as little to do with them as possible. 

On Addiction by Frank Kaufmann

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The problem with addictions is that they eventually erase the adequate functioning of conscience in the host bodies they inhabit and ultimately control.

A clear marker in this descent to becoming subhuman is the juncture at which the sanctity of human life is rejected in favor of satiating the blinding demands of an addiction.

Sovereignty in Times of Radical Uncertainty

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We are living through a time of extreme uncertainty, instability, and insecurity.

There are two forces driving this.

One is the blinding speed of technology.

In itself, this should be positive. It is progress. But as pointed out by those who know the matter best, it also carries great threats. According to many, tech such as AI even threatens our very existence.

Totalitarianism by Labeling Information

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There are two terms that have become commonplace, that to me are two of as dangerous as any that now infect our language. These are the terms misinformation and disinformation.They are pervasive. They flood our lives every day, and are taken for granted as meaningful, and part of our common concern. They are neither meaningful, nor should they be part of our common concern. They are thin shields for lawless totalitarianism and the smiling face above the jackboot crushing our first amendment and most important God-given rights.