Pat Buchanan joins us tonight to talk about being fired from MSNBC, supposedly because his bosses didn't like what he wrote in his book, Suicide of a Superpower.
We'll also hear from Naomi Riley, who lost her job at ‘The Chronicle of Higher Education' after writing this blog post about university black studies departments. Naomi was branded a racist. Since her husband, Jason, is black, he'll join us as a surprise guest. They'll talk about how honest debate gets stifled in academia.
In Norfolk, Virginia, Central Radio Company is fighting to keep its land and business alive. Norfolk plans to seize it using the eminent domain law. Central Radio hung a protest sign on their building...only to be told by city inspectors that it was too big (although several signs elsewhere in Norfolk are much larger). Institute for Justice attorney Steve Simpson will be here to explain why he's defending the business owner's First Amendment right to have the sign.
Despite these assaults on speech, Americans should be thankful that we have a 1st Amendment that protects our right to voice our opinions. That's not the case in much of the world. In the Netherlands, Geert Wilders, a member of the Dutch Parliament, was put on trial for calling Islam a "dangerous ideology" rather than a religion. He joins us to discuss his book, Marked for Death.
Finally, I'll talk about the people who want me fired for my "repugnant" and "indefensible" speech.
- Free Speech
This Week's Show -- July 3, 2014
DOOM AND GLOOM MEDIA: The media tell you about problems-like poverty, climate change, an energy "crisis." But "The Rational Optimist" Author Matt Ridley says "actually, things have been getting better, much better."
LIFE GETS BETTER: Author Robert Bryce says most everything today is "Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper."
FREE MARKETS: Vox.com writer Zack Beauchamp understands things are better. He says, "markets are a big part of the story... because they spark innovation." But he's also a lefty who believes is plenty of government regulation. I'll push him on that...
FRACKING FEARS: Is fracking dangerous? People tell us it is. My state has banned it. But FrackNation creator Ann Mcelhinney says fracking is "a marvelous thing" and "we need more of it, not less."
MEDICAL MARVELS: Today is one of the most exciting times in history for technology and medicine. Cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell explains that doctors now can provide things for patients, like 3D Printer produced organs, that we never imagined were possible.
HOW FAR WE'VE COME: Chris Cheng is a gay and Asian male-a twofer in terms of historic discrimination. But now he works with the NRA and makes speeches about guns. That almost certainly would not have happened in the "good old days."
MY TAKE: Politicians will destroy our future if they continue to ban innovation with regulation. But despite our irresponsible politicians, life has gotten better. Google will inform us about most anything within seconds. Facebook, Instagram, Skype, and email allow us to share all kinds of things. And all of it's free. If innovators can just keep creating new things faster than politicians and regulators can kill them, our future will indeed be the good NEW days.
9PM ET on Fox Business Network