February 1, 2024 3-5PM ET
Thursday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
The Constitution Favors Texas In a recent surge of illegal crossings, Texas has taken a stand against the federal government’s handling of immigration, asserting its right to defend its borders. Between December 17 and 20, Border Patrol encountered 12,000 illegal immigrants at Eagle Pass, Texas. The Biden Administration’s policies have been criticized for enabling a de facto abdication of constitutional duties to secure the nation’s borders, leading to a constitutional crisis. Texas, citing Article I, Section 10, Clause 3 of the Constitution, argues it retains the power to defend itself against invasion and imminent danger. This stance has led to a standoff, with Texas deploying the State Guard and National Guard to secure its border, challenging federal authority. The Supreme Court’s involvement and the potential for a decisive ruling highlight the tension between state and federal powers in managing border security and immigration.
Watch: Migrants Brutally Attack NYC Cops, Get Freed from Jail without Bail In New York City, a group of migrants living in taxpayer-funded shelters attacked NYPD officers. The incident, captured on video, shows the migrants assaulting the officers, including kicking them in the head. Despite their arrest, the attackers were released without bail due to New York state laws that categorize their charges as nonviolent. This event has sparked outrage, with critics pointing to the incident as an example of the consequences of sanctuary city policies and bail reform laws. The situation has drawn national attention, with figures like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis criticizing the policies that allowed the migrants’ release and calling for stricter border control and immigration enforcement.
Joe Biden’s Response to Elmo’s Viral Online Wellness Check Backfires as Americans Fault Him for Their Depression President Joe Biden’s attempt to engage with a viral wellness check by Sesame Street’s Elmo backfired as many Americans used the opportunity to express their dissatisfaction with his administration. In response to Elmo’s inquiry about people’s well-being, Biden offered words of encouragement and solidarity. However, the president’s comments were met with criticism from social media users who blamed his policies for their hardships, including depression and dissatisfaction with the country’s direction. Critics accused Biden of being out of touch with the realities facing Americans, highlighting the controversy surrounding his administration’s handling of various issues, from immigration to public health.
Can Federalising Central Governments Fix…Federalism?
The Brownstone Institute explores the failure of federalism in the United States, Australia, and the European Union, highlighting the growth of central governments at the expense of state or member state autonomy. Initially, these federations were designed with constitutions that limited the scope of central government, promoting a balance of power. However, over time, central bureaucracies have expanded, encroaching on areas traditionally managed by states or member states. The article examines how this shift occurred, focusing on the United States’ transition from a Madisonian interpretation of the Constitution, which emphasized limited central power, to a Wilsonian view that favored centralization. This change facilitated the growth of the federal government’s role and spending, particularly highlighted by the defense budget and health system. The piece argues that mission creep, regulatory capture by large corporations, and the centralization of power have led to a bloated bureaucracy that stifles innovation and competition. It calls for a reevaluation of federalism to prevent the recurrence of such centralization.
FDA Closes in on Your Supplements
The Alliance for Natural Health USA raises alarm over the FDA’s proposed “new dietary ingredient” (NDI) guidance, which could potentially remove 41,700 products from the market. This guidance, part of the FDA’s broader regulatory efforts, aims to impose stricter controls on dietary supplements by requiring detailed notifications for new ingredients introduced after 1994. Critics argue that this move could stifle innovation, particularly for natural products, by imposing drug-like regulatory hurdles for supplement manufacturers. The guidance is seen as a step towards harmonizing U.S. supplement regulations with the European Union’s more restrictive framework, potentially limiting consumer access to a wide range of supplements. The article emphasizes the need for public action to protect access to dietary supplements and criticizes the FDA’s approach as an overreach that could benefit large pharmaceutical interests at the expense of consumer health and choice.
Why did NIH abruptly halt research on the harms of cell phone radiation?
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the NIH, unexpectedly announced it would cease studying the biological or environmental impacts of cell phone radiofrequency radiation. This decision followed a decade-long, $30 million animal study by the NTP, which found cancer, heart damage, and DNA damage linked to exposure levels common among Americans today. Despite previous commitments to further investigate these findings, the NTP cited the high costs and technical challenges of the studies as reasons for discontinuation. This move has sparked concerns among experts and the public, especially given the growing evidence of potential health risks associated with wireless radiation. The abrupt end to this research contrasts with ongoing studies by the U.S. Department of Defense and extensive research efforts in the European Union, highlighting a significant gap in civilian government-led investigations into wireless radiation’s health impacts.
Special Guest Brian Festa
Brian Festa is a Civil Rights Attorney who, along with his business partner and friend Dawn Jolly, founded We The Patriots USA to preserve and reclaim our God-given inalienable rights. Brian is a father of two who became involved in health freedom activism and legal work several years ago, after his son was seriously injured by a flu shot. Brian travels throughout the nation to speak about the work of We The Patriots USA, including multiple appearances at Clay Clark’s Reawaken America Tour. Brian has also been a guest on dozens of broadcasts, including The Glenn Beck Show, The Steve Deace Show, Conservative Review with Daniel Horowitz, Brighteon Conversations with Mike Adams, The Mel K. Show, The Stew Peters Show, and The
Alex Jones Show.
Kids who consume energy drinks are more prone to mental health disorders, study finds
A comprehensive review by Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health at Teesside University and Newcastle University in the U.K., has found that children and young people who consume energy drinks are at a higher risk of developing mental health issues, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. The study analyzed data from 57 studies involving over 1.2 million participants across more than 21 countries. The high caffeine content in energy drinks, significantly exceeding that in coffee, tea, and soda, is a concern for young people’s health. The findings have led researchers and health organizations in the U.K. to call for a ban on the sale of energy drinks to individuals under 16, emphasizing that energy drinks should have no place in the diets of children and young people. The study’s implications highlight the need for greater awareness and regulation of energy drink consumption among minors to protect their mental and physical health.