Conservative Review with Daniel Horowitz

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What would our Founders think of today’s Suprem...
In this blockbuster show, we lay out the bare truth of the power of the courts. We go through the history of Marbury, the true lessons from that era, and how the Warren court adulterated its principles. Who gets to determine the interpretation of the Constitution? We answer that question from our Founders' perspective and explain how they would not recognize the power of the courts today.  Show links The history of judicial supremacism  Lower courts are showing why the next scotus pick won't necessarily save us Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
88 min
Permanent separation: A conversation with a fo...
The weight of the entire political universe has come down on the side of the illegal alien families who are separated as a result of their own callous actions violating our sovereignty and endangering our security. Yet nobody wants to focus on the victims of illegal immigrants. We have committed a focus on victims of crime and illegal immigration here at the Conservative Conscience and are honored to talk today with Aileen Smith. Aileen and her husband Zach lost their unborn son Dimitri in 2012 after an illegal alien crashed into them and severely injured the passengers. This was unbelievably avoidable, because the illegal driver was arrested eight times for DUI and was never turned over to ICE thanks to sanctuary policies in New Mexico. Aileen discusses what it’s like to go through the personal and financial ruin of seeking justice from murderers.  It’s especially bad when the perpetrator is a member of a protected class. The victims get no help in these cases because it’s not politically correct to do so. There needs to be a greater outcry for the victims of illegal immigration, the security problems of sanctuary cities, and the need to get tougher on drunk driving in general.  Show links Go Fund Me: Justice for Dimitri The extent of the illegal alien drunk driving problem Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.    
69 min
So, who should be the pick for the Supreme Cour...
Marbury v. Madison, judicial review v. judicial supremacy, the history and role of the courts, what’s at stake, what will change, and who should we pick? If you love court news, you will want to tune in to this show. We give a long and broad look at the trends and issues in both the lower courts and Supreme Court and discuss, based on this background, who we need. Most importantly, we need certainty.  Show links What conservative want in a Supreme Court justice What will change and what won't with a new justice   Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
74 min
Discussing the border crisis with a border agen...
Today we are joined by Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, who is also an active duty agent. He sets the record straight about the policies of the Border Patrol dealing with families and how fundamentally nothing has changed, except that the media’s coverage is hampering the Border Patrol's job and empowering the drug cartels while fueling the very unfortunate outcomes for illegal immigrants that they claim to oppose.  Brandon’s central point is that our policies, magnets for bogus asylum claims, are used by the cartels to tie up the border agents and create gaps in our security. That is when they are sending in the really bad people who pay a lot of money to be smuggled over the border. Thus, open-border policies and the media are exacerbating the crisis and hurting everyone. They have caught thousands of criminals just this year, and those are just the people who already had criminal records in America. There’s no way of knowing how many have done bad things in their home countries. And with the surge of bogus asylum seekers, it is harder for Border Patrol to apprehend these people.  We also briefly touch on Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, with some initial thoughts on what’s next. Show links Time to heed Clarence Thomas’s warning about lower courts  Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
39 min
Winning important SCOTUS battles, but losing th...
Today, we digest the blockbuster Supreme Court finale.  While we are winning some short-term battles at the courts, if we don’t get vigilant about the problems with the lower courts, we will still lose the war. We dissect each important element of Trump v. Hawaii and preview some other cases. We also showcase the hypocrisy of Anthony Kennedy on religious liberty when it comes into conflict with his protected classes.  Show links Scotus on immigration: A sovereign republic – if you can keep it  Understand state sovereignty on immigration   Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
53 min
Sovereignty invasions, state powers, and cross-...
This is a busy week with a lot of issues to cover. We begin today’s show by noting the president has been on message when it comes to sovereignty. We explain why the president never has to tolerate an invasion and how this is indeed an invasion. He has the full moral, constitutional, and legal authority to stop all immigration at the border. Next, we move on to jailbreak and note how the courts have expanded the Fourth Amendment so much that our Founders wouldn’t recognize it. This is endangering public safety and is a big part of why we actually have an under-incarceration problem because there are so many violent criminals who go un-convicted, thanks to these court-created loopholes. Finally, we discuss the internet sales tax case.  This is the one legitimate example of how the feds were given complete power over cross-state taxation, yet states are left helpless to defend their own sovereignty against other states. It’s all about understanding the proper role of the individual, the states, and the federal government in our system. Show links McCarthy: We have a security problem at the border, not a legal problem The poll that shows America gets it on immigration SCOTUS authorizes taxation without representation Trump’s authority to shut down immigration   Mexican presidential candidate calls for invasion 11 MS-13 dreamers arrested for murder Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
70 min
The most humane way to shut down illegal immigr...
There’s a very elegant but simple way of ending illegal immigration. We need to first understand the problems with cross-border migration and its effects on Americans, the drug cartels, and the migrants.  We begin by noting how Trump is, so far, placing Democrats in a trap and will successfully force them to be on the wrong side of immigration or be exposed as frauds.  Then we discuss the long-term plan that needs to be implemented. We must announce that we are shutting down all forms of immigration at our land border and that all asylum requests must be routed to a new facility off our soil. There is no way asylum will ever work for us or the legitimate applicants if we have the courts and cartels creating mayhem. It must be taken off our soil. Show notes  The judges are the problem Stop managing the invasion and start blocking it Scotus authorizes taxation without representation  Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.    
62 min
Trump has a golden opportunity to go on offense...
Now that the media finally cares about the border, albeit only to virtue-signal about the needs of illegals, not Americans, Trump has an opportunity to focus people’s attention on what needs to be done -- to treat not just the symptom, but the underlying problem. In this episode, we discuss the things Trump can do unilaterally. This is not a problem with laws; this is a problem with liberal lower court judges. Trump can challenge this in Texas under the Fifth Circuit. He can also use NAFTA negotiations to put the screws to Mexico and demand that it cooperate. Sovereignty comes first, and there is nothing preventing Trump from stopping the invasion. Finally, we introduce a biblical discussion on immigration and show how those ignorant of the original language of the Bible are adulterating its precepts.  Show links DACA was built on a lie Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
40 min
Theres no such thing as lukewarm hell on immigr...
“Love truth and peace” [Zachariah 8:19].  You cannot pursue peace and compassion without having the truth about the reality of an issue.  This is why we bring in Jessica Vaughan of Center for Immigration Studies, one of the foremost experts on immigration, to discuss how the “compassion” of fostering more cross-border migration is cruel to everyone. Jessica gives us an insider’s view on how border security and interior enforcement works.  She discusses the tragedy of suspending cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities and how it is responsible for fueling the crisis with drugs and gangs.  We also explore ways the administration can be more consistent on closing the border and not incur the media problems.  They must be tough and not muddled.  There is no such thing as lukewarm hell in politics, especially regarding a contentious issue.     Show links Jessica’s testimony on sanctuaries fueling drug crisis Nielsen still inviting people to invade at out points of entry The immorality of the left on open borders  Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
69 min
What about the American children “separated fro...
In today’s show, we lay bare the truth about the focus on “separating children at the border.” The entire argument is built on lies, misunderstanding of the border crisis and its cause, and a perversion of morality and priorities. We explain how it is the very policies of the virtue-signalers that have caused this crisis and continue to worsen it. By promoting amnesty for children, we not only caused the drug and gang crisis for Americans, we hurt the migrants as well. The only way to stop the separating of everyone’s families is to deter the behavior and end the entire amnesty agenda, not intensify it. Also, we provide exclusive data on the DACA recipients that paints a very different picture of who they are and government malfeasance in obfuscating their true identities. We also provide ICE data that shows directly how the collapse of interior enforcement led to the worst drug crisis in America’s history.  Finally, we give an update on the weak-on-crime agenda, which is rooted in the same false sense of morality as the amnesty agenda.  Show links The bad House immigration bill and the mixed signals from White House Under Obama’s first term, ICE arrested twice as many people Our first report on the exclusive DACA data from Steve King   Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
62 min
Fire and brimstone from Chip Roy on border secu...
Today we are joined by Chip Roy, who demonstrates how a Republican should run for office in this climate. He brings with him his passionate agenda for health care freedom, putting America’s security first in immigration, cutting spending, and fighting for judicial reform and religious liberty. He shows how the “compassion” of liberals for pre-existing conditions is really cruelty to everyone and does nothing but empower a corrupt third-party government-insurance cartel. He also demonstrates how there is nothing compassionate about the amnesty agenda when it is the source of so much mayhem and empowers evildoers on both sides of the border.  Roy promises to be a different type of congressman who will completely reset the baseline of what we fight for and how we message it. We also discuss religious liberty and how a new Arizona court ruling proves our concerns about the Masterpiece decision to be correct. If we don’t fight legislatively for religious liberty, the foundation of our country will be lost.   We conclude by warning about jailbreak and amnesty, both of which movements expand in strength and grow every day.   Show links Chip Roy for Congress Congress is passing 40 bills to address the drug crisis Congress is fueling   Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
53 min
Winning skirmishes at SCOTUS but losing the wa...
The end of this year’s SCOTUS term is heating up, and we are witnessing some defensive victories for conservatives. But that’s all they are: defensive wins on issues that should never even be up at the courts. While we are winning some individual cases, the general trend, thanks to the radical lower courts and passivity of SCOTUS, is moving away from us on election law, immigration, and religious liberty. These are all issues we cannot afford to lose. We must win the war, and that begins with reforming the lower courts. We also discuss the latest and greatest on immigration and criminal justice and tie the two issues together. The president needs to be tough on crime, drug trafficking, and immigration because the issues all tie together. Yet phony conservatives are leading him astray. We offer a strategy for the president to maximize his campaign agenda, assuming he wants to stick with that agenda.    Show links MS-13 brought in by DACA border surge and spreading drugs and mayhem Staggering report on crime from illegal aliens Trump must learn to use the veto A victory at the high court on election law, but how broad?   Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
62 min
The drug crisis, criminal aliens, and terrorism...
Are we bringing in foreign nationals to poison our own people and use the funding for terror financing? You better believe it, according to Derek Maltz (@derekmaltz_sr), former head of the DEA’s Special Operations Division, who joins us today.  Derek draws upon his vast experience in counterterrorism and counter-narcotics to explain how the drug problem is not a health care issue, it’s a national security issue that when coupled with immigration, is completely fixable ... if only the partisan politics stopped hampering their efforts. He explains how most agents are very hard-working and patriotic, but government continues to place barriers preventing agencies from working together to uncover terror-financing networks. That, together with insane immigration problems, political correctness, and mixed signals from the top is why the counter-narcotics effort has not been as successful as it should be. If we properly integrate counter-narcotics with counterterrorism, border security, interior immigration enforcement, and local anti-crime policies, we will be safer from crime, drugs, and terrorism.       Show links Yemeni owned stores poisoning people with drugs and financing terror   Sponsored by We The People Holsters Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
63 min
Moving Trump in the right direction on security...
In this episode, we cover everything from recent primaries to jailbreak, immigration, and the economy. We look at all the issues through the prism of Trump’s good instincts and the opportunity to do good, but how, because we don’t have a real conservative movement, the president drifts. Often it is conservative groups leading him astray. Our main discussion today is why despite the job market boom, GDP growth is still mediocre. We use an analogy of a topped-off tree to explain how our economy can have good periods of job growth despite the venture socialism, but ultimately our growth is permanently capped thanks to the debt, dependency, market distortions, and misallocation of resources.    Show links The problem with the primaries Tax cuts help, but GDP will not spike without freeing up economy What conservatives should do on religious liberty after court ruling Section 402 of jailbreak will place an open-ended number of hardened criminals, including criminal aliens, into home confinement   Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
62 min
After Masterpiece Cakeshop, the problem with th...
On today’s show, we are joined by our old co-host, CR social media director Joe Koss, to discuss how the Masterpiece court decision is nothing to celebrate beyond its very limited scope. Joe studied natural law at a Catholic law school and talks about how far we have deviated from natural law that we now celebrate minor hiccups that very temporally and partially slow down the inexorable rush to judicial Sodom & Gomorrah. When we look at other cases in the courts and the full context of this case, it’s clear we are losing religious liberty and that the courts are the problem, not the solution.  Show links Religious liberty is just as threatened after Masterpiece Cakeshop decision as before We need civil rights legislation to protect religious liberty  Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
72 min
An interview with the only conservative to beat...
We are joined today by Mark Harris for a special episode of “meet the candidates.” Harris, a Baptist pastor, did what nobody else could do this year – he defeated an incumbent establishment Republican in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Harris discusses how he assembled the team and raised enough money to do the impossible. He also explains his agenda and how he plans to stay grounded in his district and not get sucked into the establishment swamp.  We also chat about the failings of the professional social conservative movement in combatting the assault on our values as well as the judicial supremacy that is making North Carolina irrelevant as a sovereign state. There is a moral crisis even among the professional religious groups, and it all gets back to money.  Show links Mark Harris for Congress campaign website  Trump is being lied to about what he can do on the border Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
55 min
The immorality of the political class on crime ...
Today, we continue blowing up the myths about crime that serve as the foundation for the jailbreak movement. We talk about how the courts are granting criminals more rights that never existed before, which contributes to an under-incarceration problem, not an over-incarceration problem. There is a crisis of morality on this issue as well as on immigration that continues to confuse even some of my colleagues in this business.  Show links Reagan’s warnings on crime DOJ study: 83% of those released by states re-offended within 9 years A vote for amnesty is a vote for MS-13 and fentanyl Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
55 min
Trump’s opportunity for a Reagan moment with Ch...
Trump has been outsmarting Kim Jong Un in North Korea at every turn. In this episode of “Foreign Policy Friday,” we are joined again by CR’s national security correspondent, Jordan Schachtel, to discuss Trump’s triumph over North Korea and how it is a perfect illustration of peace through strength. Using the right tools to deter threats is the best way to avoid war and to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Trump’s moves on Iran have clearly shaken Kim Jong Un to his core. We also discuss strategy moving forward and how to pressure China by using more aggressive tactics even while showing a willingness to hold the summit.    Wouldn’t it be great if Trump were to negotiate with Congress the way he does North Korea? We also discuss the Pentagon’s insane plans to sell Turkey some F-35s before we’ve even used them here at home. Jordan shows how this is another example of an out-of-control military-industrial complex that doesn’t serve us well. Israel’s military has made better use of them because they don’t have the same problems with waste.  Finally, why are we sending soldiers to die in Yemen and Somalia and then second-guessing them over “civilian casualties?”  Memorial Day should be a time for our policy-makers to reflect on how to put America first and best honor the spirit of sacrifice in our soldiers so that it doesn’t go to waste.  “Our goal is peace. We can gain that peace by strengthening our alliances, by speaking candidly of the dangers before us, by assuring potential adversaries of our seriousness, by actively pursuing every chance of honest and fruitful negotiation.” “The willingness of some to give their lives so that others might live never fails to evoke in us a sense of wonder and mystery.” –Ronald Reagan, 1982, Memorial Day, Arlington National Cemetery  “It is to the spirit of those men, exhibited in all our wars, to the spirit that places the devotion to freedom and truth above the devotion to life, that the nation pays its ever enduring mark of reverence and respect. It is not that principle that leads to conflict but to tranquility. It is not that principle which is the cause of war but the only foundation for an enduring peace. There can be no peace with the forces of evil. Peace comes only through the establishment of the supremacy of the forces of good. That way lies only through sacrifice.” –Calvin Coolidge, 1923, Memorial Day, Northampton, Massachusetts Show links The importance of intercepting missiles at boost phase How to turn the tables on North Korea Trump taking the exact opposite approach to North Korea and it’s working Stupidity in Yemen and Somalia   Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
42 min
Steve King on the pro-criminal obsession in Con...
Congressman Steve King and I seem to be the last rule-of-law conservatives standing, so we meet today to lament the state of play in the conservative movement. Steve updates us on the backwards priorities of so many who call themselves conservative. Everyone supports the Willie Horton agenda now. Everyone is supporting some form of amnesty. Steve reminds us why conservatives once stood for tough-on-crime policies and why those values should still apply today. The notion that you save money with jailbreak policies defies logic and learned experience. He also explains how the attention of members in Congress, even the good ones, is so divided that they often lack the intellectual fortitude or resources to fight back. Finally, we delve into the courts and how they are destroying our civilization, yet none of these so-called social conservative groups who were so passionately promoting jailbreak are willing to stand for true social values.   Show links Social conservative groups have been bankrupt for a long time The true danger of jailbreak Steve King’s bill mandating jail time for local officials who aid illegal aliens Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
49 min
Why we always lose Ep. 229
Why do we lose? Why is it that on issue after issue, the policy movement is headed leftward, even on issues we were winning just one generation ago? Well, evidently, we can’t go one day without our own people scoring points for the other side on the most critical issues of our time. In this episode, we delve into the House vote on a terrible Willie Horton jailbreak bill that undermines every principle Trump ever espoused on crime. We have the entirety of the fake conservative movement behind it. We explain how these groups are only effective when it comes to pushing issues on which they overlap with Soros, not when they supposedly oppose the Left’s agenda.  Show links 76.7% of those let out by state prisons re-offended within 5 years Details of the jailbreak bill How the jailbreak bill is a betrayal of Trump’s principles on crime   Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
59 min
What we can learn from Israel during this histo...
Israel is on the ascendent and seem to be doing the right thing on a lot of fronts. In today’s blockbuster episode of "foreign policy Friday" with CR’s national security correspondent, Jordan Schachtel, we draw numerous lessons from what Israel is doing with its sovereignty, diplomacy, military, and political system. We can learn a lot from Israel, and Jordan shares his insights from the time he spent there. We focus carefully on what happened this week in Gaza and how that border situation has many similarities to ours. We also explore the emerging threats and opportunities in Latin America.  Finally, we introduce an idea of “a new UN” for freedom-loving nations that have mutual interest in protecting their sovereignty rather than the traditional global organizations that promote the violation of sovereignty. Trump had a great few weeks, and now is the time to press our advantage and completely realign our alliances to promote America first. The world is changing rapidly in terms of who promotes our interests and who doesn’t, as well as what is a threat and what is not.  We must update our military, diplomatic, and intelligence resources to reflect the reality of today’s world.    Show links Gaza, borders, and the left-wing war on sovereign nations Our moral divide is reaching a tipping point What we can learn from Israel’s immigration and border policies   Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
74 min
Jeff Sessions takes on border disorder, sanctua...
Out-of-control illegal immigration, sanctuary courts, drug-running, and Hezbollah at our border? There are a lot of threats to our sovereignty and security, and nobody is at the front lines more than the attorney general. We are joined today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to give us an update on what is going on at the border and what Congress must do to plug the holes.  Sessions also comments about the growing threat of Hezbollah in Latin America and a terror financing network within our own country that is funding terror abroad. He noted that the DOJ is making progress and going after terror funding “with full force.”  “We’ve got a string of cases that we continually are prosecuting of people within the United States, some of them are recent immigrants, not all, that are sending aid to these terrorist organizations,” said Sessions. “It is a top, top priority.” Sessions also makes it clear that the drug problem is fundamentally a border problem.  “Let’s make this clear, fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin, the vast majority, I’m talking about over 90%, is coming from Mexico.” He also explains how sanctuary cities are single-handedly exacerbating the drug crisis by ensuring that we can’t deport those responsible for thousands of deaths from heroin and fentanyl. “This is madness, this is open-borders extremism.” Show links Terror financing in Islamic immigrant communities within our country is a massive threat  Iran and Hezbollah in Latin America   Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
30 min
Iran’s tightening grip on Latin America: Time f...
Be prepared to learn more about Hezbollah and Iran in Latin America than you care to know … but definitely should know! We are joined by Joseph Humire, executive director of the Secure Free Society and one of the foremost experts on terrorism in Latin America. He is the author of a book on this subject, Iran’s Strategic Penetration of Latin America. Humire gives us an intelligence briefing on the strength of Iran and Hezbollah in Latin America and explains why we face a tremendous threat at this juncture. At the same time, we have an opportunity to engage potential allies, as many countries have recently elected pro-American leaders. Yet our government has been largely MIA when it comes to asserting our prerogatives in our own hemisphere. Will the Trump administration change course in light of the high-stakes showdown with Iran?  Show links The DACA agenda is fueling MS-13, drug cartels, and Hezbollah Humire’s report on Argentina and the Iran connection Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
69 min
Newton’s laws of (political) motion Ep. 225
If you want to understand why the political motion is all in the direction of the Left, just observe the fact that all the mass and velocity is on their side. Not only are “conservatives” out to lunch when it comes time to promote our ideas, many of our prominent institutions, figures, and donors are lending their mass and velocity to the most destructive, extreme, and consequential initiatives of the Left. Today, we examine the world of politics through the lens of Newton’s three laws of motion.  We study this theory first through the prism of the jailbreak/Willie Horton bill now being pushed upon Trump even by pseudo-conservatives and Jared Kushner, in contravention of his campaign promises. This issue, more than any other, demonstrates the imbalance in velocity between the two movements. We then move onto health care. Trump announced his plan to deal with high drug prices. We demonstrate how the same problem ailing hospitals and other aspects of health care lies at the root of the high drug prices as well. We need to cut out the third- and fourth-party actors.    Show notes Details of the Willie Horton jailbreak bill Louie Gohmert’s bill to strip courts of jurisdiction over immigration Chip Roy’s opponent demonstrated that he’s a balloon in the wind against the forces of motion  Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
56 min
A security agenda that will win the election Ep...
Republicans will likely get crushed at the polls and have no narrative to counter Democrat enthusiasm. History has shown that by being the party of safety and security, they always succeed. Imagine if Republicans would magnify Trump’s message on these issues and be strong on criminal justice, immigration, and drugs and prioritize true national security threats, such as Iran/Hezbollah in our hemisphere rather than Syria and Afghanistan? We begin by showing how Republicans are passing a terrible jailbreak bill that would make Michael Dukakis proud and betrays the Reagan view on criminal justice. It is the exact opposite of where they should head.  We then discuss the need for a new Monroe doctrine and to harness our military, diplomatic tools, and intelligence assets to fight Iran and Hezbollah in the Western Hemisphere instead of focusing so much on tribal civil wars in the Middle East that don’t affect us. A true message of safety and security would resonate with the public. Now we just need a party to promote it.  Show links 6 observations from Tuesday’s elections Backwards and aimless priorities in the defense bill The border crisis poses an existential threat     Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
37 min