Episode #9 – Today on Culture Shift Barry Farah interviews a young woman named Kristina, who moved from Moldova when she was eight years old. Kristina’s family came to America to escape religious persecution in their country which had been under the Soviet Union’s rule. In this episode Barry Farah and Kristina discuss what that persecution was like for her and her family members, including her great grandfather’s imprisonment. Join us today as Barry Farah converses with Kristina about the importance of the freedom of religion, how it is foundational to our freedom in America and how devastating it would be to lose that freedom in this Country.
Episode #8 – Today on Culture Shift, Barry Farah talks about the rise of big tech surveillance and the control over free speech. Speech that incites violence and violates the law, is not acceptable. But censoring people based on varying beliefs and opinions is unAmerican. Barry Farah describes the major novels of the 20th century that have warned us about the dangers of the thought police that participated in the horrific dictatorships of the 20th century. In a political state where thoughts are monitored, controlled, and silenced, people are forced to submit to the ideas of those in power or suffer grave consequences. In this episode Barry Farah investigates the history of totalitarian regimes and their efforts to censor speech. And some of these regimes exist in our world today, but have no place in America. Join us today as Barry Farah discusses the importance of the freedom right to share your ideas freely.
Episode #7 – Today on Culture Shift, Barry Farah talks about the process of impeachment and the due process required for public officials facing indictments. In the United States, the impeachment process does not guarantee removal. Barry describes the process of impeachment as an indictment that requires members of Congress to vote on whether the crime committed is egregious enough for removal. An investigative step is required for the impeachment process to be fully carried out. In this episode Barry Farah goes through the history of presidential impeachments and how it relates to contemporary calls for impeachment. Join us today as Barry discusses the importance of investigation during impeachment to ensure those being indicted are given due process.
Episode #6 – Today on Culture Shift, Barry Farah talks about the final right within the first amendment – the right to petition the government to redress grievances. This practice stems from the Bible and English law. In the Old Testament, Moses was told to train leaders on how to handle disputes and grievances. He then leads us through the history in England in the granting and removing of the right to redress grievances of citizens, and how that has also happened in American history. This constitutional right connects to our current moment in the United States. Barry Farah describes why the right to peaceably address grievances is important to maintain the framework of our nation. He outlines recent events, specifically related to the January 6 convening of Congress to potentially redress the grievances of alleged voter fraud, and how that opportunity was lost due to the introduction of violence in an otherwise peaceable assembly at the U.S. Capitol.
Episode #5 – Today on Culture Shift, Barry Farah talks about the freedom right to peaceably assemble enshrined in the First Amendment and the events that took place recently at the U.S. Capitol. The right to peaceably assemble was first asserted by the colonists when the British attempted to suppress this right. This eventually led to its incorporation into our Constitution. Barry Farah describes why peaceable assembly is good no matter how distasteful the ideas being promoted. Granting all people the right to share their ideas allows the best ideas to win. Barry Farah also outlines in this episode the recent events at the U.S. Capitol and describes how peaceful protesters were joined by those with a more violent intent. Join us on today’s episode as Barry Farah describes how peaceable assemblies, not violent ones, are the pathway to expressing our grievances. Check it out on your favorite podcast platform.
Episode #4 – Today on Culture Shift, Barry Farah talks about the balance of power and how it relates to the recent election. 2020 brought with it a huge expansion in government overreach in its allowance of violence, its mandate to force business closures, and response to the evidence of alleged election fraud. The balance of power for the three branches laid out in the Constitution is critical to right these wrongs, and is sadly waning. Today, Barry Farah describes a concept he calls “the tripod.” This concept displays how the executive, legislative, and judicial branches – or departments as Madison refers to them in the Federalist papers – all have individual roles, but are critically interdependent on each other. If one branch oversteps or abdicates their responsibilities, tyranny is inevitable. The 2020 election reveals numerous examples of voting misconduct and if the roles of our government are not upheld, we will never know if the results are an honest representation of who won. Join us in today’s episode as Barry Farah describes exactly how government roles are being abdicated in this election just days before Congress reviews the electoral college votes.
Episode #3 – Today on Culture Shift, Barry talks about the first two freedom rights within the first amendment: the freedom of speech and freedom of the press. When it comes to sharing ideas, the “cancel culture” phenomena has already begun muting our abilities to speak freely. Yet, the power to speak is one of the greatest gifts God gave us, because it’s one of his greatest strengths. When God created everything, he did so not by physical exertion, but by speaking. As humans made in the image of God, we bear that same power. I hope you enjoy today’s episode as we discuss the harm in repressing speech and endorsing dishonest journalism. Without the freedom of speech, we will not only cease to live in a government ordered by the people, but it will remove the God-given power of spreading our own ideas.
Episode #2 – Today on Culture Shift, Barry talks about the author of freedom: God. The freedom to practice your own beliefs is necessary for a society to accurately be called “free.” The founding fathers borrowed from the biblical phrase, “Thou Shalt Not” to construct the first amendment, which begins “Congress shall make no law…”Come along to find out why the government needs to get out of the business of restricting religious freedom — and all of our other freedoms as well.
Episode #1 – In this episode, Barry describes what this show is all about – freedom. Today, we will listen to Barry explain what your freedom rights are, and how guarding against the enemies of freedom is essential to your success.