Heidi Harris Show Podcast #17: What is a Conservative?

The “culture war” starts in your home, and if you’re off in DC or caught up in local politics instead of raising your KIDS, you’ve been swallowed up by the cultural stream. You’re just another dead fish, going with the flow. Your EGO says you’re ‘fighting for your kids’ future’, but in reality YOU are the greatest influence on your kids’ future. What happens in YOUR house is more important than what happens in the White House.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #16: Trump’s health is better than the left would prefer.

Trump’s health is fine. Sorry, libs, and CA is worried about the Justice Department’s request to have the Census Department ask about legal status of residents in 2020. Can’t wait to see what it will cost them in Federal funding and Congressional seats when we see the REAL numbers.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #15: S**thole countries? Yes, they exist.

President Trump is in trouble again, for saying (according to some in an immigration meeting) that some countries are s**tholes. Yes, some are, and we all know it. Here’s how I define them.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #14: Can Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions really do anything to stop the marijuana industry?

Hasn’t that marijuana horse already left the barn? My guest, Luke Niforatos, from SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), applauds Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind the so called Cole Memo, and doesn’t think it’s too late to stop the green wave washing across the country.

What student debt is really costing us.

One of the aspects of the student debt problem that no one wants to acknowledge is what it’s doing to families. If you can only earn $40 or $50K a year after you get that fancy degree, which most college grads do, you will never pay off your student loan debts of hundreds of thousands while you’re still young enough to have children. So that means your kid will be raised by strangers while you’re frantically trying to pay the salaries of (mostly liberal) college professors, who would prefer your kid be in care care.

You are told you won’t be able to have any kind of life without a college degree, but aren’t told what that overpriced piece of paper will really do to your life. Colleges get away with this because they recycle students every few years, so no one is around long enough to complain.

Higher education, while important to some occupations, is the biggest racket in the world, if you consider the ratio of expenditures to outcome. You are lied to about the value of that degree versus the debt you incur, and what it really costs you, and us, as a society.

Prospective students ought to be able to see a spreadsheet of what the degree will really cost versus what kinds of jobs they will really be prepared for as a result. I know too many people whose kids are doing jobs they didn’t need a college degree for even after college, while paying off mountains of useless debt.

Although no one can take away that degree you’ve earned, if it’s enslaving you and forcing you to give up being the primary influence over your children, what’s the point?

Heidi Harris

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #13: Bundy charges dismissed! Now what?

The Bundy Bunkerville Standoff Trials(s) in TWO states were a disaster and a waste of our tax dollars. The Federal prosecutors tried to make an example out of these people and failed miserably. The judge finally decided the prosecutorial mistakes were too egregious to continue.

I still don’t agree with their supporters’ tactics, but come on! You guys had your chance to put them away and you blew it. My guest, author and columnist John L. Smith, was IN the courtroom for the proceedings. He has some interesting nuggets about the case.

Heidi Harris Show podcast #12: Bannon v Trump

This whole battle between Steve Bannon and Trump is a dream for the lefties, and a nightmare for…Bannon. The left will love the new book Bannon contributed to, but frankly, I don’t have time for anyone’s book designed purely to bring someone down.

Why is one woman’s change of lifestyle so offensive to some people?

Why is this controversial? She left a lifestyle – wasn’t that was HER “choice” to make? If people are entitled to sexual freedom, whatever makes them happy, (or so we are told) why are some gay people upset? This made her happy; in her case, gay relationships weren’t accomplishing that.

Some say she’s going to ‘drive young gays to suicide’. Seriously? How could that be? This is one person who made a choice for herself. She’s not forcing anyone else to believe anything or do anything. If you’re happy with YOUR choices in life, why do you worry about what others do? Just dismiss people like her as misguided.

BTW, this topic is covered in my upcoming book, Don’t Pat Me On The Head.

Heidi Harris

Spending your life in futile endeavors

I’ve been reading the book of Ecclesiastes this week, and although I’ve read it before, I’ve been reading it more closely. Basically, the theme of the book is the futility of spending your life seeking temporary riches, knowledge and power, instead of eternal things.

Solomon, the author of Ecclesiastes, had everything people think will be make them happy: money, women, power, knowledge…and he realized it meant nothing, nor did it bring him happiness or fulfillment.

There’s nothing wrong with making money, having it and spending it, but not if you put your trust in it is futility. Title, power, “fame”, influence? Those can be “taken” from you in a second, and few people will remember you when you’re gone.

You should live every day as if it might be your last, care for the people you love, and of course meet your obligations, but never take your mind off eternal things. Many of the “obligations” we claim to have are self-imposed and not really important. We all have to make a living, but don’t forget while you’re at it, to make a life.

“Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and striving after wind.” Ecclesiastes 4:6

Heidi Harris

There’s plenty of blame to go around in the “opioid crisis”

Nevada AB 474 puts the majority of the blame for addiction on doctors. Sure, some prescribe too much, and they can be and have been punished, but the bottom line is PERSONAL responsibility. Regardless of the number of forms doctors have to fill out, for the people who like being “out of it”, nothing will help them other than their making a CHOICE to stop. Keep it up Nevada, and we’ll lose more doctors to other states.