Rise to the Moment of Truth Thursday, June 8, 2023


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Phil Williams: No such thing as a free lunch

Legally, ethically, mentally and morally, the Biden student loan bailout is a bad idea fraught with negative second and third-order effects. It cannot go forward, and all necessary action should be taken to stop it.

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Phil Williams: Show me the money!

Is it possible that the elected leadership in Montgomery believes that we don’t have enough revenue? Not at all. The numbers don’t lie, and Alabama has more cash on hand than we’ve ever had.

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1819 News CEO Bryan Dawson talks drag queens on Rightside Radio

Listen to 1819 News CEO Bryan Dawson on Rightside Radio with Phil Williams as they discuss the drag queen middle school teacher in Huntsville, how that behavior is inappropriate because it attempts to sexualize children, and how school administrators need to have the courage to confront such behavior as inappropriate for children to view.

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Phil Williams: The American Dream still lives

Has America changed? Are we the same US of A that these two gentlemen grew up in and so capably served?

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'Just being cruel': ALGOP chairman John Wahl responds to hit piece against his family

Last week, Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl has been the subject of two hit pieces courtesy of AL.com opinion writer Kyle Whitmire. On Friday, Wahl spoke with host Phil Williams on Rightside Radio about the hits on his family and gave his side of the story.

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Phil Williams: Saint Maurice proved 'doin' right ain't hard'

The Order of Saint Maurice medallion is an award given to honor those who are inducted into the Order for their roles contributing to or serving in the U.S. Army Infantry. 

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Phil Williams: America deserves the best of the best

You may have heard of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the famous explorer who launched a mission to explore Antarctica over a century ago. I have read that the outcome of his Antarctic mission was deemed both a great failure and one of the greatest human achievements ever. Legend has it that when Shackleton was looking for men, he didn't want any galavanters or dandies, so he ran a very blunt ad that said precisely what was needed.

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Phil Williams: You need to be involved in the legislative process — A 'How to' Guide

While it's crucial to remind citizens of their civic duty and to embolden individuals to contact their representatives and join other initiatives to enact change, it is also imperative to equip them to do so and to do it well. 

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Phil Williams: Stand up, speak up

There is a true movement afoot to stifle speech. If we cannot speak freely and are not allowed to stand in the midst of our moments and say those things that we believe then we really aren’t free at all.

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State Sen. Marsh: 'Criminal' that GOP-led legislature hasn't made school choice a priority; Blames AEA influence of colleagues for inaction

In an interview that aired Wednesday on "Rightside Radio," Marsh was critical of his Republican colleagues, who he said were "under the influence" of the AEA.

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Phil Williams: Be wary when government knows best

My wife and I have been married for almost 36 years! To this day she is still my best sounding board, and a lot of what happens on Rightside Radio comes from her input as well. We agree on most everything. Except one thing: she likes so-called Almond Milk and I just find that to be repulsive. 

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Phil Williams: Biden and the war of the worlds

Last week’s speech by the sitting President of the United States was one of the worst examples of fear-mongering that I’ve seen.

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State Sen. Jabo Waggoner on Birmingham Water Works scandal: If we don't see some improvement, legislative action 'definitely a possibility'

For the better part of the last decade, State Sen. Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) has had multiple run-ins with the Birmingham Water Works.

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Phil Williams: Student loans, Skittles and delayed gratification

The other night Charlene and I had the joy of going to dinner with our adult son, who was in town on business. It's such an amazing and truly wonderful thing to see your kids grown up and living good lives. I have many memories from his time growing up, but the events of the past week brought one particular story to the forefront.

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Phil Williams: Plan the fight and fight the plan

Difficult times will show you what someone is made of. Difficult times will also show you whether or not someone has the ability to lead others. What will that person do when difficulties arise? If that person is a leader, or the head of a household, or the boss at the business, what will they say or do to show those whom they lead that there is a way forward and here’s how we get there together?

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Phil Williams: Lead, follow, or get out of the way

It’s a phrase you’ve probably heard before. The phrase has been attributed over time to Thomas Paine, General George Patton and even Lee Iacocca, but whoever it was that said it I would hazard the guess that it was someone with a strong personality, a sense of mission and the need to get something very important done. 

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Phil Williams: Just do the good

Too often one of the side effects of politics is that people expect their elected officials to “bring home the bacon."

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Former Army Ranger, state senator and current Congressman both concerned about al-Qaida presence in Afghanistan

"The fact that Ayman al-Zawahiri, one of the masterminds of the 9/11 attacks, was living in Kabul is proof that President Biden lied to the American people last year when he falsely claimed that al-Qaida was ‘gone’ in Afghanistan,” said Rep. Rogers.

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Phil Williams: Why you should never settle for societal disruption and disorder

The people of any community do not have to just settle for disruption and disorder. They don’t. The people in the small mountain village prove that point.

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Phil Williams: Hot sauce liberals

Think about it. In recent days President Biden himself has said that the pain at the pump right now is a “necessary part of the transition.” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said that it is well known that the current electrical grid infrastructure cannot sustain the push to reach Biden’s electric vehicle goals of 50% total usage by 2030.

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Phil Williams: Nowhere else to go

Recently I saw a picture on social media that caught my attention. It was one of thousands that were in my feed that day, but it stuck with me more than most. It was just a picture of a normal looking guy holding up a sign. I’ll get back to the reasons why that picture was such a draw in a minute.

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Phil Williams: In a post-Roe world, adoption should be front and center

One day when I was speaking to a group of students, one of them asked me point blank what was my most favorite thing; the MOST favorite of all. I knew what it was, and it may surprise you: Senate Bill 280 that amended section 22 of the Alabama Code during the 2012 Regular Session.

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ALGOP chair Wahl calls for closed primaries, county voter mapping software requirements in wake of controversial primary season

During an interview with Rightside Radio host Phil Williams on Wednesday, Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl said his two main takeaways from the rocky primary campaign season were the need for a closed primary system and a requirement that all of Alabama's 67 counties have a uniform mapping software.

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Rightside Radio expanding to Birmingham area later this month, host Phil Williams tells his story

Renowned radio show host Phil Williams is expanding Rightside Radio to the Birmingham area later this month.

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Phil Williams: Bring forth the Fourth

I hope that there are fireworks. But more than anything it is my sincere hope that you will teach the kids that this is not just a holiday for knothead kids to run around, eat junk food, and blow things up. Teach the next generation that we stand for the anthem with our hats off and our hands over our heart.

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AG Steve Marshall calls past week a 'seminal moment' for the conservative legal movement

During an appearance on "Rightside Radio" on Wednesday, Attorney General Steve Marshall told host Phil Williams that last week had been a "seminal moment" for the conservative legal movement.

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Phil Williams: When SCOTUS brought the 'scunion'

Well, if you were watching the news Friday was a major day. Epic, really! The Supreme Court of the United States did some supreme work overall this past week and Friday capped off some amazing judicial victories for the conservative cause.

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