The Hugh Hewitt Show

Listen 24/7 Live: Mon - Fri   6 - 9 AM Eastern
Call the Show 800-520-1234

Our Next National Moral Crisis

Monday, September 26, 2016  |  posted by John Schroeder

Recent studies indicate that the rate of the various types of dementia (inclusive of Alzheimer’s) afflicting the elderly are on the decrease.  However, the US population is aging.  When you combine this with increasing reliance on government funded healthcare throughout the populace, but particularly among the elderly, then you have to know that as a nation we are going to be facing numerous decisions about caring for the elderly with dementia – not just as individuals, but as a nation.  To date such decisions are largely made as medical/healthcare decisions, but they have a deep moral component as they are based on the question of what constitutes personhood and our obligations to people whose personhood is in question.

The moral question surrounding dementia care are heavily related to abortion.  Given that most people consider the question of abortion “settled,” it is not surprising that people simply fail to note the ethical significance of how we care for the elderly with dementia.  The slippery-slope is a very real thing and the road from abortion to euthanasia is far steeper and slippery than we might tend to think. Continue Reading


Mike Pence On Tonight’s Debate …And His Forthcoming Debate

Monday, September 26, 2016  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Indiana Governor and GOP VP Nominee Mike Pence joined me on this debate morning:




HH: Joined now by the Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence, the Republican nominee for vice president. Governor Pence, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt show, good morning to you.

MP: Hey, Hugh, great to be back on with you. It’s an exciting day.

HH: It is. Where will you be watching the debate tonight?

MP: I’ll be seated right there. I’ll be at the event. My wife and I are looking forward to cheering on my running mate. I know it’s going to be a great night for Donald Trump and a great night for America.

HH: Let’s talk a little bit about the specifics of the debate tonight, Governor Pence.

MP: Yeah.

HH: Do you think Mr. Trump should bring up Secretary Clinton’s server?

MP: Well, I think look, I think that the choice in this election could not be more clear, whether it would be on the way that people have carried themselves in public life or their agenda for this country. And so I think everything, everything should be on the table. And her years as Secretary of State, the fact that she had a private server that we now know she was actually getting emails from the president of the United States, a private server where classified information was actually being trafficked, that’s all fair game at this or any future debate. The American people have a right to review her record and her conduct in public life, but I expect tonight’s going to be about a whole bunch of issues. And I think you’re going to see in Donald Trump a candidate who’s going to continue to focus on the issues that matter most to the American people – national security, economic growth and jobs, the Supreme Court of the United States, and I’m just telling you what, I’m just counting the hours.

HH: Well, I want to focus on national security and the server for a couple of question and go to the other ones.

MP: Yeah.

HH: In your opinion, Mike Pence, you were in Congress. You had all the clearances. You’re the governor of Indiana. You’ve dealt with emergencies. Does her server represent a national security disaster to you?

MP: Say again? You broke up for one second.

HH: Do you believe her holding on to an unclassified, unsecured private server is a national security disaster, in other words that foreign hostile agencies easily could breach and probably did breach?

MP: Oh, right, right. Well, there’s no question that the fact that Hillary Clinton, while she was Secretary of State, had a private server, and actually trafficked in classified information on that server, represented an irresponsible act that placed classified and sensitive information about the United States of America potentially within reach of foreign governments and foreign powers. It’s simply no question about that. And the fact that she did that, the reasons for doing that, and the fact that she then used high technology, this BleachBit program to attempt to erase and eradicate those, you know, I’m old enough to remember a president who erased 18 ½ minutes of audio tape and he was run out of Washington, D.C. And here, we have in Hillary Clinton someone who actually used high technology to attempt to erase nearly 18,000 emails. And as I said, that doesn’t, that doesn’t sound like politics. That sounds like obstruction. And these are all issues the American people ought to be willing to deal with and weight in their decision. But I think it’s one of the reasons why the polls are so tight. And I couldn’t be more excited. A new Bloomberg poll this morning, and this is a wheel to wheel race. We’re leading in some key battleground states around the country, close, even, in Pennsylvania. And I think it’s because the more people focus on this race, the more they can see that Donald Trump has the right vision for America, and has the right brand of leadership during these challenging times. Continue Reading

Talking Debate Day With Mike Allen

Monday, September 26, 2016  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

America’s most energetic reporter is the amazing Mike Allen  (Follow him on Twitter at @MikeAllen.)  Have 13 minutes?  Listen to our chat this morning from 6:33 AM on debate day:



The Source of Justice

Sunday, September 25, 2016  |  posted by John Schroeder

A great deal of the news of the week just past has been about people seeking justice in seemingly unjust situations.  Justice is a funny thing – sometimes it is hard to know what it is and how to obtain it  But one thing is certain, justice has a source, and it is not the courts and not the media:

Psalm 103:6 – The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.

Justice comes not from us but from God.  Yes that makes us weak, but God remembers our weakness:

Psalm 103:14 – For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.

The key to finding justice is not to demand it, but to rely on its source.  God can see more than we can see; He knows more than we can even begin to know.  I, for one, do not know what is justice in Charlotte or Tulsa – but I do know that God is at work for it.  Therefore, with the Psalmist, I choose to bless the Lord: Continue Reading

Advertise With UsAdvertisement
Sierra Pacific Mortgage
Back to Top