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The Devil's Advocate: The Tea Party

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This episode of The Devil's Advocate features a co-founder of the original tea party organization, Tea Party Patriots.
Mr. Meckler is an attorney who currently serves as president of Citizens for Self-Governance. He is also leading an effort to have a convention of states.

In this episode, I present Mark Meckler with some of the biggest criticisms regarding the tea party and ask him to respond.

The episode originally aired on Radio Free Hillsdale 101.7 FM in Hillsdale, Michigan.

We can all learn from Trump’s courage

The following was published in the Hillsdale Collegian on April 13, 2017. It has been reposted with permission from the Hillsdale Collegian Staff.

Stupid, provocative, oafish, and dangerous —  leftists in the media used those words and more to describe Ronald Reagan during his presidency. Six years later, those words seem an awful lot like those critics use to describe President Donald Trump.

When you have a 7-foot bronze statue of the man staring down at you on the quad, it’s easy to forget that Reagan was human. He faced stark criticism and protests during his administration, largely because he dared to dramatically change the way America dealt with the threat of communism.

Reagan, unlike his predecessors, disagreed with both the strategy of containment and the more relaxed strategy of détente, arguing “the West will not contain communism, it will dismiss communism.”

Reagan refused to back down from what he knew was “evil,” even when contemporary media accused him of warmongering. As a…

The Devil's Advocate: Healthcare and Government

In this episode of The Devil's Advocate, Dietderich interviews physician Dr. Jeffrey Barke who has his own practice in New Port Beach, California. In addition to leading a successful practice, he was also a supporter of the Trump campaign and the notion to repeal Obamacare. Listen as I play devil's advocate and challenge his free-market views on healthcare.

The episode originally aired on Radio Free Hillsdale 101.7 FM in Hillsdale, Michigan.

The Devil's Advocate: Conceal Carry on Campus

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In this episode of The Devil's Advocate, Dietderich confronts the Hillsdale College Young Americans for Liberty President, Brendan Noble, about his view that college students should be able to conceal carry. This episode occurred shortly after Hillsdale College was on lockdown due to an active shooter in the nearby area.

The episode originally aired on Radio Free Hillsdale 101.7 FM in Hillsdale, Michigan.