Thursday, July 31, 2008

Building a United America

Conservative writer and Republican strategist Michael Johns, a former White House speechwriter and Heritage Foundation policy analyst, tonight will discuss his thesis that the fastest growing division among Americans is not between social classes, races, or even political ideologies, but between the majority of Americans who identify strongly with the United States and its values and maintain pride in the nation's founding principles, and a much smaller but growing population of Americans who hold the United States in disdain and maintain limited and sometimes no loyalty to the nation and its founding principles. Johns argues that the extensive focus on ideological and political divisions between conservatives and liberals and Republicans and Democrats have largely overshadowed this faster growing and vastly more threatening national division.

Johns will discuss this topic and the state of American patriotism generally this evening, July 31, 2008, from 10:30pm EDT/7:30pm PDT until midnight EDT/9pm PDT on The Warren Michaels Show on BlogTalkRadio, one of the world's largest online radio stations. The broadcast will be available live throughout the United States and most nations of the world, and a replay of it will be available following its conclusion. Both the live show and its replay can be heard online at: The Warren Michaels show, July 31, 2008 broadcast.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Legacy of Tony Snow, the Case for John McCain, and Why Conservatives Will Win the Battle of Ideas

In a 90-minute radio interview now available online, conservative writer and Republican strategist Michael Johns says the late Tony Snow, President George W. Bush's former Press Secretary and a former Fox News anchor, will be remembered fondly as an authentic and articulate advocate of modern conservatism, and especially for his success in communicating the vital importance of the outcome of the war in Iraq to America's global security interests.

In an interview with BlogTalkRadio's Patriot Action with Wyatt and Matt, Johns discusses Snow's positive legacy, the case for John McCain in this November's U.S. Presidential election, and how conservatives are bringing constructive solutions to the most pressing public policy challenges confronting the nation. An archived recording of the July 17, 2008 interview is now available globally at: Patriot Action with Wyatt and Matt, July 17, 2008 broadcast.

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Conservative Path to Victory

Republican strategist and conservative writer Michael Johns, a former White House speechwriter and Heritage Foundation policy analyst, will discuss "The Conservative Path to Victory" this evening, July 17, 2008, at 8pm EDT/5pm PDT, on BlogTalkRadio's Patriot Action with Wyatt and Matt. The broadcast will be available globally through live streaming and archived audio from the show's broadcast page, available at: Patriot Action with Wyatt and Matt.

Johns will discuss his thesis that conservative policy ideas are beginning to gain momentum in the battle of ideas because they are thoughtful, detailed and proven remedies to the various challenges confronting the nation. Conservatives, he argues, are offering bold and promising solutions in the global war on terror, the mounting energy crisis, excessive governmental taxation and regulation in the American economy, the crisis in American public education, the need for expanded choice and access in American health care, and other urgent policy priorities.

Johns has said that he believes that, over the past several weeks, the American electorate is beginning to awaken to the fact that the most thoughtful solutions to America's policy challenges are coming from conservatives. He has further said that he believes this September's Republican National Convention will further highlight the dynamism of these solutions and the fact that it is only a liberal stronghold on the U.S. Congressional leadership that is prohibiting many of these initiatives from being rapidly enacted.

Johns has 20 years of industry, governmental and public policy experience, having served in the White House, the United States Senate, and for the former Governor of New Jersey and one of the world's premiere public policy research institutes. He has written on public policy issues for The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, National Review, Policy Review and other publications and has discussed these topics on CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox Morning News, PBS, and other television and radio media. He also is the author of an influential conservative public policy blog.

Further information on the show is available at Patriot Action's July 16, 2008 video and print press release on the show.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sealing America's Border with Mexico Requires Urgency

Conservative leader and writer Michael Johns, a former White House speechwriter and Heritage Foundation foreign policy analyst, said last night that the United States needs to act with great urgency to secure its southern border with Mexico if it hopes to protect the nation's security interests and begin reversing the many economic and other crises spurred by the nation's apparent unwillingness to enforce federal immigration laws by fully securing its southern border.

Replays of Johns' interview with the Grizzly Groundswell Network on Blog Talk Radio are available globally for replay from the 61.30 to 120 minute mark of the network's June 30, 2008 show, available at:

In the interview, Johns challenges the conventional wisdom that Mexico's illegal aliens in the U.S. are only filling jobs that Americans do not want, stating that nearly half of them--10.5 million of the 21.6 million illegal Mexicans in this nation--are illegally filling skilled jobs that almost certainly would be appealing to Americans at a time when unemployment is standing at 5.5 percent nationally. Johns stated further that the failure of the U.S. to seal its southern border from illegals represents one of the greatest ongoing security threats to the nation at a time when the U.S. continues to be embroiled in a global conflict against al-Qaeda and Islamic extremism.

Johns stated that the 21.6 million illegal Mexican aliens in the U.S. are ill-serving the U.S. economy, costing the nation approximately $397 billion annually in education, health care and other social services. Meanwhile, Johns says, Mexican illegals are returning large sums of their earnings--approximately $33 billion annually to Mexico and $283 billion annually to all of Latin America. He also said that the U.S. has spent approximately $1.5 billion since 2001 in costs associated with the incarceration of approximately 370,000 illegal aliens in the U.S.

As President of Phoenix's Coalition for a Conservative Majority (CCM), Johns and his organization are actively supporting two Arizona ballot initiatives that would strengthen the state's illegal immigration enforcement capabilities by empowering Arizona's law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration laws and make the state's criminal trespass statutes applicable to illegal aliens in the state. The deadline for the submission of signatures for these two ballot initiatives is this Thursday, July 3, 2008.

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