Topic: The First Meal on the Moon

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon. A major milestone in human history. As Neil Armstrong noted, as he stepped on the lunar surface, “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” What was the first meal on the moon? It may surprise you to know that it was bread and wine in a one-person celebration of the Lord’s Table. As Neal Armstrong respectfully looked on, fellow Apollo 11 astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, a Presbyterian elder, marked the momentous occasion by celebrating Holy Communion. Bill Federer, historian and bestselling author, tells Jerry Newcombe about this and other key facts as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon-landing. www.americanminute.com

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Topic: The Border Crisis

There is a crisis at America’s southern border. A poignant example of that is the 25-year old would-be economic refugee who tragically drowned in a river, along with his infant daughter, in order to try and illegally immigrate to America. Yet some Americans today say that there is no border crisis, and there is no need to secure the border. Hans von Spakovsky is a senior fellow with the conservative think-tank, the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. Recently, along with Greg Walsh, von Spakovsky wrote an article for Heritage entitled, “How Open Borders and Sanctuary Policies Victimize (and Kill) Americans.” They note, “The supporters of open borders and sanctuary policies that obstruct enforcement of our immigration laws must be overjoyed by the latest report from the Department of Homeland Security. The Border Patrol intercepted more than 144,000 illegal aliens at the southwest border in May, the largest monthly total in more than a dozen years. Those who push these policies should be ashamed of themselves.” Hans von Spakovsky joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the border crisis. www.heritage.org   @HvonSpakovsky

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Topic: Recent Supreme Court Decisions

The Supreme Court’s term has now ended. They made some important decisions. For example, they did not allow the Bladensburg Cross in Maryland to get torn down because it supposedly “established religion.” Dr. Adam Carrington is a professor of politics at Hillsdale College. He observed in an article for the Washington Examiner, “Some of these opinions concern matters so mired in legalese that only a lawyer could take interest. But others touch upon issues known by and important to all citizens — questions regarding religion, liberty, and our structure of government.” Dr. Adam Carrington cuts through the legalese as he joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss recent Supreme Court decisions. www.hillsdale.edu

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Topic: National Debt, Runaway Spending

“Drowning in debt vs. government shutdown: Which would you prefer?” is the title of an article for Fox Business by FreedomWork’s president Adam Brandon. Brandon notes that federal spending so far this year has already topped $3 trillion, and Congress is once again coming up on an appropriations deal impasse. He said, “There is one lesson worth learning from the longest federal government shutdown in history: stand your ground and reject any deal that increases the deficit.” Adam Brandon joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to warn about the growing debt and deficit. www.freedomworks.org

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