Critical Issues Impacting the Nation

Date:  August 16, 2021
Host:  Jim Schneider
​Guest:  Congressman Glenn Grothman
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Jim began this edition of Crosstalk with news that prophecy scholar Dr. Jimmy DeYoung, who spoke at VCY rallies and whose courses are available online in our VCY Bible Institute (, passed away this weekend.  

Joining Jim in the studio was Congressman Glenn Grothman.  He represents Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District and is presently serving his 4th term.  He serves on the House Committee on Education and Labor, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, where he serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Security, and the House Committee on the Budget.

Jim kicked off the main topic by playing comments from President Biden last month concerning how secure the Afghan government and military allegedly were.  According to the congressman, the experts had assured Congress and President Biden  that the Afghan army would be able to hold out against the Taliban for 3 or 4 years after we left.  

So why are we seeing just the opposite of that prediction after having spent billions of dollars in the effort over a period of 20 years?  Why does it seem that the Afghan people have little desire to fight to keep the Taliban out?

The congressman placed the blame on the “…educated classes in our country who don’t know why we have a great country.”  He noted how you’d think that after 20 years of our involvement, the average Afghan person would say that they want a Western nation that’s based on the principles we live by.  For him it comes down to the inability to educate our own people as to why we have a great country; that if our people don’t know that, they aren’t going to be able to “put those values on the people in Afghanistan.”  

Congressman Grothman also went into detail concerning the situation at our southern border, critical race theory, infrastructure legislation, preschool child care, community college, the Hyde Amendment, vaccines and more.

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