The Conversation Ep. 1: Ben Shapiro
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All bets are off in this live Q&A with Ben Shapiro! Ask questions on politics, pop culture, favorite color (spoiler: it's blue), and everything else you always wanted to know! Plus, Ben's former radio co-host and conspirator Elisha Krauss joins The Conversation to moderate questions and add her own brand of sass!welcome to this very special presentation of the Ben Shapiro show we will be doing the conversation a question and answer and if you are a subscriber you go over to daily wire comm and subscribe right now to ask questions but we're on Facebook live and I'm joined by Alicia Krauss hello Alicia reunited and it feels so mediocre yeah I was gonna say that and you stole my line but some people weren't Twitter are excited about it I'm good it's been nine months I'm thrilled enough time to have a child and yes I did have a child that is true have a second baby now so the conversation is brand new it's gonna be lots of fun and I'm happy to be here at guest hosting and it's streaming now live on The Daily wire website the Ben Shapiro Facebook page and the daily wire YouTube channel it's free for everyone to watch so if you're a fan you can watch for free but only subscribers can ask the questions to ask a question as a subscriber be sure to log in to our website daily wire calm to watch the live stream ask your questions by joining the daily wire chat box where we will pull live questions in as they come this will be the first of a series that will run with all of our daily wire hosts and our next conversation will be with Andrew Clavin and will stream live on Tuesday October 17th at 5 p.m. Eastern again be sure to subscribe today to ask questions and join the conversation and if you are like my grandfather who's an annual subscriber you get this awesome tumbler it is the greatest of all tumblers they didn't put alcohol in here there's only agua so I have issues with that but so be sure to ask your questions right now and we'll get things kicked off ok so excited I'm so pumped I can't even tell you we have some questions rolling in already some people are just chit-chatting with us hey yes hi Austin it's a TM a reunion oh yeah remember superfan Austin I don't he would bring us Christmas gift oh yes I do remember yes yes very nice guy yes he brought us brought me comic books that's true ok so we have our first question from Ryan Hill he's asking if Andrew Breitbart was still alive today what do you think his views or positions would be on Trump more specifically how would his views or position differ from yours potentially so I do think that probably back from so I differ from a lot of my colleagues who knew Andrew I knew Andrew really well I think that Andrew in the end would have backed Trump I I do know certain things about Andrew that would not have gone the same as they did during the last election cycle during the Michelle fields incident for example one thing Andrew never stood for was anybody mistreating his reporters if he thought that one of his miss his reporters is mistreated who'd have flown down to Florida and asked her a personal apology from Lewandowski for example that's who Andrew was but he would have liked Trump hitting the media he would not have liked I think some of the some of the pandering the Trump did particular groups but I think the truck I think in a row would have probably been lukewarm on trunk because Andrew was it was a counter-puncher on Trump's a counter-puncher so I actually think that and will probably would have supported drum so you would have necessarily primaries but I think in the general for sure so I would have different from him there I didn't support either major candidate what do you think Andrew would have other than pushing back at the media what do you what other quality of Trump do you think you would have liked that was the only thing Andrew cared about deeply I mean when I came to pushing back against the media that was his big crusade so I don't think that he would have liked you know Trump's dishonesty with regards did the other Republican candidates I don't think that it would have been fond of Trump ripping george w bush over the iraq war for example i remember andrew being a pretty big proponents of the iraq war but i do think that he would have appreciated trump's counterpunching nature and that probably would have tipped him over into in Trump's camp so just to prove that all questions will be asked unless you guys are ridiculously vulgar which I don't think that many fans of Ben are here's one that just came in that I absolutely love have you ever tasted bacon before you became Orthodox and if so do you miss eating it no I've never tasted bacon so even when we're not Orthodox we never a bore but you had McDonald's McDonald's yes and we always we have what we never I'd meat and milk together and we never ate pork so again even when you weren't keeping fully kosher those were always ruled from the time message I've heard it's fantastic is it is it as good as they say I mean dear god it's amazing it's like I was one of those things but I better hope that I might Jesus I can eat bacon cuz it's work it just didn't eat bacon guys I mean it's hard to break it do you I don't know one of us yeah he was one of you but because of him I can so fair praise the Lord anyway and then Sean also asked was the wine that Knowles poured for roaming will it humming calm I think I think it was drugstore wine and he told me label I know like Oh son was never taking wine advice from of course it was drugstore wine from Michael Cole's a cigar made of paper yeah he pretends that he's rich music she pathetic specimen of human Roger asked Ben earlier this year you mentioned that the daily wire storm will be opening I'd like to get an update on that so that is I kept saying it's in the works it's actually in the works yeah like we are probably are building that out and I know the people been waiting forever because I promised this well over a year ago but just consider it a promise delayed not a promise denied so okay Daniel asks what's up with it I'm assuming he's talking about the movie it which I am NOT going okay I've never seen the movie I read the book okay the book has one of the worst scenes in the history of literature okay so you tweeted their be insane in which a girl forget the language was gangbanged by a bunch of a bunch of eleven it's an 11 year old girls an 11 year old boys it's one an 11 year old girl in like seven six eleven year old boys and they're going around town searching for the evil master clown or whatever and and there's one point where they're trapped in a tunnel and first no reason whatsoever he just inserts like a graphic sex scene that's about ten pages long of this girl being repeatedly it means consensual but she is she has sex at eleven so it's not really consensual with like six other guys it's a very weird book it's not my favorite Stephen King book he's a weirdo and that's a very weird section got into a twitter battle with him the other day it was a very short battle I mean he he said the Trump had you been holding that scene and he said Trump was crazy and had weird thoughts and I said dude you wrote a scene where eleven-year-olds gangbang a girl so I think that 11 year-olds are sexually active like that in and of itself is not great and then having her have sex with like a bunch of them right in a row and this is actually their pathway to get out of the out of the bad situation there and this is considered like their pathway to adulthood if it's supposed to be metaphorical I I think the metaphor kind of sucks but gross I have zero desire to see the movie um you know I'll probably see it when it comes out on video I actually I think that horror movies are doing well in theaters because you do need the communal experience in order to truly be freaked out really on your Mumbai yeah because otherwise my wife walks in from the other room or you know they hear the kid crying in the other room and yeah it's me Alice because I'd be like oh my god the clown in the house get the gun right that that's not me so much but it like it so you want to be in the dark theater if you're gonna watch it if you don't watch a horror movie you sort of have to do in a theater but I'm not big on horse that means that I will wash it probably outside the theater later what you see the quality of it what's your favorite kind of movie they've seen him in the movie theater because you are a movie buff sci-fi yes I said because the visuals usually require you to be in the theater well you know action sometimes sci-fi usually drama you can always right now okay okay before we go any further I do have to say thank you to our sponsors over at upside comm so if you're like me and you do a lot of business travel then it is requisite that you check out upside comm they help you bundle flights and hotels they make sure that you have this concierge service this basically six star concierge service right it recently there was a navigator who noticed an up side user was booked in a middle seat on a three hour plus flight so they automatically upgraded her to an 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circumstances that would that would force us to move I mean if he of California does start moving against religious people in dictating that religious people can't raise their children as they see fit and I would move we've seen that in other states yeah what we've seen in Canada and we're gonna start seeing it in California so yeah that's that's a serious consideration and they're gonna drive all the religious people out of the state so yes I mean that we've for business reasons we've considered moving out of California California's a horrible State to do business so where would you go Texas yeah well you know Texas has a lot of good things about it including Greg Abbott which leads us to I think he should run for president and wes is asking what would it take for you to run for president in 20 20 or 20 24 so 20 20 you're not going to happen I am old enough like right at the gossip site earn all right let's see has born 84 us that means that in 2020 I would okay I would turn 30 sec okay but the but the problem is that I wouldn't want to divide the Republican Party and I think that whatever happens right now you know President Trump is is the titular leader of the Republican Party there's a lot of people very loyal to him the last thing you want to do is sink the candidate of the Republican Party in the primaries and destroy him for a general election or alternatively alienate you know half of the people who are big Trump supporters so I think that it's Trump or bust for the Republican Party in 2020 no further doubt yeah further down the line you know we'll see what happens I don't have really any intention of doing anything like that right now but that's because we're focused right now obviously not only on building the company but in ensuring that the message gets out to the widest variety of people available and I'm actually not sure whether you do more good convincing people outside of government or being in government trying to convince people once you sort of have the patina of government stamped on you I wonder how many ideas you can actually change how many minds you can change as opposed to being in the mind changing business which is what we do here so you think it's important obviously to be in the mind changing business but obviously some people are important to be on the hill yeah what an idiot like writing bills is not something that like I wouldn't wanna be a senator or a governor don't like that seems like too dull for you well senator seems cut at all I mean like really sitting up and watching the lobbyists write the bills and then checking their spelling like that doesn't seem that much fun oh snap I wonder if some senators are daily wire subscribers and they might have the Senators and I know and probably agree with public service I mean they're doing something that really is a service yeah they do for fun I assume yeah so I do they need a better brand of fun the super geeks so I like this question from Keenan he asks what would superhero ben shapiro do like what would in what would your superpower be oh well my superpower be well you know i well personal Marvel vs. DC DC always okay that's an easy cut a scene universe what would superhero shapiro love me and like what would your power you always have to go for superman right because unbeatable he's basically God so you can do it everyone and that that's why the and you're not a comic book reader but there's a whole series called the injustice Yesi universe yes and injustice is really fascinating setup because Superman basically decides that he's tired of all of these mortals running the place because they stink at it and so he becomes global dictator and Batman has to teach him then no you're not supposed to be global dictator like freedom requires that you allow people to get rich in the been athletic Batman vs Superman we kind of saw a little bit of like Affleck was afraid that that's what we're right exactly exactly so hints of it yeah in that movie is wildly underrated everybody who hates that movie doesn't they're stupid that movie is not bad that movies pretty good it has its sections yeah in any case the yeah I mean as Mobile Suit I mean first thing you would do is do some of the things you actually see Superman do in the film right you'd actually see him or in the comics you like go murder everyone in Isis right if you had superpowers that's what you would have to do you know to be you would want to be a Superman yeah is there special power that Superman might not have that that you would want well I mean Superman has every power except for inability to he can fly he is invincible so that means that you can't wound or kill him that's true unless you have kryptonite he doesn't eat he doesn't really age it's kind of weird cuz in some of the comics he ages and some of them he kind of doubts and he reaches the doulton kind of stays there huh and yeah I mean he's as fast as the flash he's invincible he's super strong so it has all the powers it's just the Kryptonite that is his kryptonite so you'd want to be Superman you'd want to have the powers of Superman with you in select a Batman that's that's really what you'd want Batman smarter than Superman really yeah in the in the comics he's he's supposed to be the smartest guy on earth well but what if Superman's the smartest guy in the universe he's not though I mean they're like oh okay uh sorry pause man lots of people are really excited about the store they're working on a guy it's happening don't worry it says recently California has voted and is about to sign a bill that enables California to become a sanctuary state would this be considered a make-or-break deal for you it's not making a big deal for me I mean because I live in Los Angeles mm-hmm third of the population is probably here and we're a sanctuary yeah we're a sanctuary City so I know I I think it's a good decision by the state of California no I think that they're gonna end up with a lot of these people on the public rolls and I think it undercuts federal immigration policies but I've always felt that the federal government was responsible for immigration policy and you know it's it's weird to me that there's this one-way ratchet with regard to immigration policy where if you're a state like California you declare yourself a sanctuary state and everybody goes yay but if your state like Arizona and you enforce immigration law and Obama comes in and says you're not allowed to do that we're going to sue the existence out of you so the federal government ought to be enforcing the border and if they're not then states are gonna do what they want unfortunately so I'm moving to some printing questions cuz it looks like we have a technical issue don't worry folks we'll be figuring that out Jacqueline asks what is your favorite junk food um I am a sugar Emma sugar junkie a little bit jelly beans and what like like Ronald Reagan ground Reagan oh I like pay d'Artois flavor I let's see well the Jelly Belly's hours are amazing so I acts like I get like a four pound pack from oh wow you go to the dry goods section at Ralph that's exactly right Amazon you get the four pound pack it comes in a big box and nice it takes you a few months to go through it oh so you're not that much more a president of the day between Trump and Hillary really yeah I gave myself diabetes because I hated it so much okay hi Ben I watched your interview with Knowles and you said that you your family was not always Orthodox what were you before then did you always believe in God thanks for all you do and keep up the good fight from Melissa so conservatives I would say like we were we were always interested in Judaism from the time that I was young no he came fully observant meaning keeping sabbath keeping fully kosher when i was 11 but i was going to a Jewish day school by the time I was 8 so it was kind of a process from moving from you know belief in God and belief in Judaism toward full observation tour toward you know observing all of them toward being Orthodox oh yeah I don't remember a time when when I didn't believe in God but I spend an awful lot of time reading about God and investigating and trying to come up with logical arguments for against God I'm suppose to be on Sam Harris's podcast sometime and then your futures going on so we'll do it and we'll do an atheism versus a religion episode that'll be a it should be interesting I think Sam's a smart guy okay if someone asks can health care truly function and be fixed by the free market alone if not how much room is there for government to help out so so healthcare is is I don't know you mean by fixed so if we're talking about everybody being covered the answer is no because there are certain people who are uncomfortable there are people who have stage 4 cancer and there's no insurance program that's gonna cover them that's where charity comes in so if something does have to fill the gap for people who are suffering and can't afford and that's where I believe private charity should come in and fill the gap the problem is this once you get the government to structure insurance systems around trying to take care of those who aren't you can't take care of then those subsidies have to come from somewhere and you're talking about compelling a doctor to either provide service at below cost or you're talking about siphoning money from my pocket into somebody else's pocket and you have a perverse incentive system where people decide that it's not worth working because they're not gonna get good enough insurance they may as well stay on Medicaid so this is the as I've said many times the framework for health insurance should should really be thought of like this you can have there are three elements there's affordability there is universality and there's quality those three are the elements you can only have two of those three you cannot have all three so any system that you build most of them only have one but the free-market system creates affordability and quality but not universality because you can't force people to get health insurance when they're young healthy and because there are people who are just uncomfortable the government systems vary between affordable and universal but not quality and quality and universal but not affordable those are the because government is there to provide universal ality okay so someone else Chris asked do you think that the current justices are willing to replace the roe v-- wade and if not who needs to retire well Kennedy needs to go so right now there are four justices on the Supreme Court who could theoretically vote to overturn roe v white you got gore said you got Thomas you've got Alito and you've got rot and you got Roberts Roberts I think it's a very dicey Obamacare right I don't I don't know that he actually vote to overturn roe v-- wade he's he's big in the stare decisis meaning the case has been decided he's into precedent and the problem with people who are into precedent is why I like Justice Thomas is because once you say that you're into precedent you get to pick and choose which precedents you you actually want to follow justice Thomas's precedent doesn't matter all that matters is whether the case was rightly decided so in so many years I'm not sure ever I mean really I think that I mean political upheaval yeah well it yeah the political uh people would be pretty pretty dramatic but beyond that I you have to probably replace Roberts you probably have to replace Kennedy you know you certainly have to replace Kennedy and even then I think that Thomas is a sure vote I think that Alito isn't sure vote I think that you know Roberts is Roberts is not and and Gorsuch I'm not sure where he stands on this like Gorsuch I have a feeling that he might vote to overturn roe v-- wade I'm not sure that he's sure vote on that looking at it looking at sort of his his comments on it so I feel like as long as I can remember and and going forward every single time a justice is up before the Senate in the committee being asked these questions roe v-- wade always comes up right and one of the things that drives me absolutely nuts about judicial appointments is that people say well there shouldn't be any litmus test of course there should be litmus tests the litmus test should be are you going to overrule roe v wade and if you say no then you should obviously not be appointed because roe v wade is one of the worst decided cases in the history of the court there's nothing in the Constitution that says that abortion is a fundamental right protected by the Constitution it's insane it's totally insane probably not but I think that as technology advances I think you're seeing a lot of minds change this is one of the cases where anything you see minds change in the right direction it used to be you know 15 years ago I would say that the pro-life position was less popular and the anti-same-sex marriage position was more popular and now they seem to have reversed the pro-life position is getting more popular as people see you know that is where ten weeks old yeah in the womb and they look like babies and we still have this sort of lizard brain that says well it has to look like a baby and order fried for me to consider it a human life which is stupid but it people do work that way and so there's a large consensus that there need to be heavy restrictions third trimester I think that's gonna continue to creep back to the point where a pro lifers continue to win cierra asked she says that actually that you won sit on the podcast and Judaism adultery is an unforgivable sin how then do you explain Abraham and his relationship with God so Abraham doesn't commit adultery Abraham is is has a concubine so there's an actual status and biblical law of occupied which is which isn't like an ancient biblical law it doesn't exist anymore that got but it's it but ancient biblical law has the status of concubine which means you're not on par with the wife but it's not against the rules for you to have to have conjugal relations with with the house right and so this is also pretty Bible actually right I mean this pre Torah Abraham is in the pre biblical era once you get later on then concubines are still a thing but it's but much rarer and you see multiple marriage and you see man marrying multiple women and that continues in Judaism for another you know several hundred years and then you get to monogamy so it's you know you have to apply the standards that were in place at the time you don't get to apply today's standards of one man one woman to Abraham having more than while Abraham had more than one wife cuz he marries after she dies but but maybe haven't had one wife and then he had and then he had what's her name um Ishmael's mother he bill ha I know Bill hanzo bar the blanking on it sorry mom yeah hey in any case but the bottom line is that those laws do not apply so so gaybraham wouldn't that the key case would be David I assume you mean David right David actually does committed this question specifically was regarding a talking about David David actually has sex with a married woman right so the Bathsheba I remember her name yeah that wasn't that one you get exactly right and then he proceeds to have her husband essentially murdered so yeah that one's a really bad one and all you can say is that there was special dispensation from God because that one is not really understandable any other way interesting all right moving along Ryan asks what topic or political issue are you most educated or informed on and then which one do you think that you're the least informed on so I feel like I'm in pretty well informed well certainly on American law constitutional jurisprudence I feel like I'm pretty well informed economics I feel like I'm pretty well informed foreign policy depends on the topic in terms of that broad issues that people spend a lot of time on and when I feel at least comfortable with is global warming the reason being because I see so much conflicting data coming from different sources and because I'm not an expert in climatology I read a bunch of sources and I can understand what I can understand but I can't pretend to be an expert in something that I don't really you know understand the minutiae of so that's why what I usually say is there seems to be consensus that global warming is happening there seems to be not as much of a consensus about the level as to which it's happening even even right the the level of why is really the quest like man is causing some of it the question is how much is man causing and then there's a final question which is how much can man mitigate what's about to happen or is it better for us to just technology our way out of it because the climate changes over time so these are all questions that I'm relatively open on but I'm not doctrinaire on on that one not certainly not doctrinaire enough to dismiss it and also not doctrinaire enough to say we ought to add trillions of dollars in debt to our economy and destroy the modern economy in order to chase what seems to be bad modeling or have the EPA regulate everything right exactly I mean you actually have to show me the proof on how it's going to work in each particular case but that's this one right I punch a little bit Jeremiah wants to know how you met Jeremy boring oh so I met Jeremy boring through a former employer of mine headed mark masters so mark was the head of talk radio network I know our Nicator for Laura Ingraham and Michael Savage at the time and I got my job with Mark actually 300 Breitbart so I was working with Mark and Mark wanted to get in the movie business and Jeremy was the head of the super-secret not secret group at all friends of Abe which is the conservative group in Hollywood the underground conservative group in Hollywood Jeremy was the president saw that Mark was having conversations with Jeremy about movies and he brought me into the conversation with Jeremy about moviemaking and then Jeremy and I were both in LA and so we got together and became friends and so we've been business partners for let's see we started true thurible together in 2014 2000 2013 2013 we started truth revolt together so I remember it based on like how old my first kid was yeah exactly so right you're there exactly so so even we've been formal business partners for four years and then we did kind of a few side projects together before that for a couple of years so know each other for seven or eight years now and I think I should be saying that it's a miracle that you actually call him a friend because you don't have that many friends that this is true as I've said on my show I think friends are a giant waste of time a general perspective is that if you have lots and lots of friends if you don't actually have any friends if you have a few friends and family then you have friends because there are certain people like people you can call pick you up from the airport is one thing but people who like oh god you're in dire need if you're gonna make somebody drive all the way to LAX like they owe you that's true in LA there better be a really good friend but I would even make Jeremy drive me to the airport here I mean that's let you care about who to market yeah I wouldn't want him to say his time in life yeah like that like if we should really have to be a member of my family for you know want you to drive me to the airport and then you would love your family so much that you're like I'll just Ober and save you right exactly so yeah forest asks what is your standard for who deserves capital punishment who deserves capital punishment well I think that it is based on the egregious nough so if you're talking about no murder obviously you deserve capital punishment because you've taken a life and best a life you shall give I think when it comes to rape I have said before that I support the notion of capital punishment for rape I think they're decent counter arguments I've heard dennis prager make some of them the idea that if you create capital punishment for rape you're incentivizing somebody to kill the person they just raped because then they might as well kill er she's not a witness um which I'm not a terrible counter-argument but on a moral level I think that the the worst of all crimes are rape and murder and those are the two that I would recommend the death penalty for everything else it's hard to for me to get there hard a hard are you yeah I mean it's hard for me to argue in favor of the death penalty for anything except for rape and murder if something else occurs to me I will you know okay moving along with another legal question someone said that you once said in the film 12 Angry Men that the boy was guilty he's guilty in a legal sense what is the case that he was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and none of the doubts that are raised by Henry Fonda and the movie 12 Angry Men are reasonable so people know people mistake reasonable doubt for any doubt okay reasonable doubt doesn't mean that any doubt is out of your mind because there's literally no issue in your life on which you have no doubt whatsoever if there are then you're a lucky person but the vast majority of us have like even minor niggling doubts about things that's not enough for you to overturn a murder verdict in that particular case they said that the particular knife that the kid used at the time was in his pocket and then his story was that he dropped through the bottom of his pocket if I recall the film correctly there was an eyewitness who said that she saw the boy killed a father and he counts are evidences that she wasn't wearing her glasses which is throws slight doubt on her story but does not undercut the entire thing there's no alternative theory of the crime the boy had argued with his father earlier that night the like they assume the basic assumption is that Henry Fonda's the good guy in that movie and that everybody else is biased and for their own reasons they're coming to a guilty verdict and you're saying that Henry found ain't so good I'm saying that

All bets are off in this live Q&A with Ben Shapiro! Ask questions on politics, pop culture, favorite color (spoiler: it's blue), and everything else you always wanted to know! Plus, Ben's former radio co-host and conspirator Elisha Krauss joins The Conversation to moderate questions and add her own brand of sass!welcome to this very special presentation of the Ben Shapiro show we will be doing the conversation a question and answer and if you are a subscriber you go over to daily wire comm and subscribe right now to ask questions but we're on Facebook live and I'm joined by Alicia Krauss hello Alicia reunited and it feels so mediocre yeah I was gonna say that and you stole my line but some people weren't Twitter are excited about it I'm good it's been nine months I'm thrilled enough time to have a child and yes I did have a child that is true have a second baby now so the conversation is brand new it's gonna be lots of fun and I'm happy to be here at guest hosting and it's streaming now live on The Daily wire website the Ben Shapiro Facebook page and the daily wire YouTube channel it's free for everyone to watch so if you're a fan you can watch for free but only subscribers can ask the questions to ask a question as a subscriber be sure to log in to our website daily wire calm to watch the live stream ask your questions by joining the daily wire chat box where we will pull live questions in as they come this will be the first of a series that will run with all of our daily wire hosts and our next conversation will be with Andrew Clavin and will stream live on Tuesday October 17th at 5 p.m. Eastern again be sure to subscribe today to ask questions and join the conversation and if you are like my grandfather who's an annual subscriber you get this awesome tumbler it is the greatest of all tumblers they didn't put alcohol in here there's only agua so I have issues with that but so be sure to ask your questions right now and we'll get things kicked off ok so excited I'm so pumped I can't even tell you we have some questions rolling in already some people are just chit-chatting with us hey yes hi Austin it's a TM a reunion oh yeah remember superfan Austin I don't he would bring us Christmas gift oh yes I do remember yes yes very nice guy yes he brought us brought me comic books that's true ok so we have our first question from Ryan Hill he's asking if Andrew Breitbart was still alive today what do you think his views or positions would be on Trump more specifically how would his views or position differ from yours potentially so I do think that probably back from so I differ from a lot of my colleagues who knew Andrew I knew Andrew really well I think that Andrew in the end would have backed Trump I I do know certain things about Andrew that would not have gone the same as they did during the last election cycle during the Michelle fields incident for example one thing Andrew never stood for was anybody mistreating his reporters if he thought that one of his miss his reporters is mistreated who'd have flown down to Florida and asked her a personal apology from Lewandowski for example that's who Andrew was but he would have liked Trump hitting the media he would not have liked I think some of the some of the pandering the Trump did particular groups but I think the truck I think in a row would have probably been lukewarm on trunk because Andrew was it was a counter-puncher on Trump's a counter-puncher so I actually think that and will probably would have supported drum so you would have necessarily primaries but I think in the general for sure so I would have different from him there I didn't support either major candidate what do you think Andrew would have other than pushing back at the media what do you what other quality of Trump do you think you would have liked that was the only thing Andrew cared about deeply I mean when I came to pushing back against the media that was his big crusade so I don't think that he would have liked you know Trump's dishonesty with regards did the other Republican candidates I don't think that it would have been fond of Trump ripping george w bush over the iraq war for example i remember andrew being a pretty big proponents of the iraq war but i do think that he would have appreciated trump's counterpunching nature and that probably would have tipped him over into in Trump's camp so just to prove that all questions will be asked unless you guys are ridiculously vulgar which I don't think that many fans of Ben are here's one that just came in that I absolutely love have you ever tasted bacon before you became Orthodox and if so do you miss eating it no I've never tasted bacon so even when we're not Orthodox we never a bore but you had McDonald's McDonald's yes and we always we have what we never I'd meat and milk together and we never ate pork so again even when you weren't keeping fully kosher those were always ruled from the time message I've heard it's fantastic is it is it as good as they say I mean dear god it's amazing it's like I was one of those things but I better hope that I might Jesus I can eat bacon cuz it's work it just didn't eat bacon guys I mean it's hard to break it do you I don't know one of us yeah he was one of you but because of him I can so fair praise the Lord anyway and then Sean also asked was the wine that Knowles poured for roaming will it humming calm I think I think it was drugstore wine and he told me label I know like Oh son was never taking wine advice from of course it was drugstore wine from Michael Cole's a cigar made of paper yeah he pretends that he's rich music she pathetic specimen of human Roger asked Ben earlier this year you mentioned that the daily wire storm will be opening I'd like to get an update on that so that is I kept saying it's in the works it's actually in the works yeah like we are probably are building that out and I know the people been waiting forever because I promised this well over a year ago but just consider it a promise delayed not a promise denied so okay Daniel asks what's up with it I'm assuming he's talking about the movie it which I am NOT going okay I've never seen the movie I read the book okay the book has one of the worst scenes in the history of literature okay so you tweeted their be insane in which a girl forget the language was gangbanged by a bunch of a bunch of eleven it's an 11 year old girls an 11 year old boys it's one an 11 year old girl in like seven six eleven year old boys and they're going around town searching for the evil master clown or whatever and and there's one point where they're trapped in a tunnel and first no reason whatsoever he just inserts like a graphic sex scene that's about ten pages long of this girl being repeatedly it means consensual but she is she has sex at eleven so it's not really consensual with like six other guys it's a very weird book it's not my favorite Stephen King book he's a weirdo and that's a very weird section got into a twitter battle with him the other day it was a very short battle I mean he he said the Trump had you been holding that scene and he said Trump was crazy and had weird thoughts and I said dude you wrote a scene where eleven-year-olds gangbang a girl so I think that 11 year-olds are sexually active like that in and of itself is not great and then having her have sex with like a bunch of them right in a row and this is actually their pathway to get out of the out of the bad situation there and this is considered like their pathway to adulthood if it's supposed to be metaphorical I I think the metaphor kind of sucks but gross I have zero desire to see the movie um you know I'll probably see it when it comes out on video I actually I think that horror movies are doing well in theaters because you do need the communal experience in order to truly be freaked out really on your Mumbai yeah because otherwise my wife walks in from the other room or you know they hear the kid crying in the other room and yeah it's me Alice because I'd be like oh my god the clown in the house get the gun right that that's not me so much but it like it so you want to be in the dark theater if you're gonna watch it if you don't watch a horror movie you sort of have to do in a theater but I'm not big on horse that means that I will wash it probably outside the theater later what you see the quality of it what's your favorite kind of movie they've seen him in the movie theater because you are a movie buff sci-fi yes I said because the visuals usually require you to be in the theater well you know action sometimes sci-fi usually drama you can always right now okay okay before we go any further I do have to say thank you to our sponsors over at upside comm so if you're like me and you do a lot of business travel then it is requisite that you check out upside comm they help you bundle flights and hotels they make sure that you have this concierge service this basically six star concierge service right it recently there was a navigator who noticed an up side user was booked in a middle seat on a three hour plus flight so they automatically upgraded her to an 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circumstances that would that would force us to move I mean if he of California does start moving against religious people in dictating that religious people can't raise their children as they see fit and I would move we've seen that in other states yeah what we've seen in Canada and we're gonna start seeing it in California so yeah that's that's a serious consideration and they're gonna drive all the religious people out of the state so yes I mean that we've for business reasons we've considered moving out of California California's a horrible State to do business so where would you go Texas yeah well you know Texas has a lot of good things about it including Greg Abbott which leads us to I think he should run for president and wes is asking what would it take for you to run for president in 20 20 or 20 24 so 20 20 you're not going to happen I am old enough like right at the gossip site earn all right let's see has born 84 us that means that in 2020 I would okay I would turn 30 sec okay but the but the problem is that I wouldn't want to divide the Republican Party and I think that whatever happens right now you know President Trump is is the titular leader of the Republican Party there's a lot of people very loyal to him the last thing you want to do is sink the candidate of the Republican Party in the primaries and destroy him for a general election or alternatively alienate you know half of the people who are big Trump supporters so I think that it's Trump or bust for the Republican Party in 2020 no further doubt yeah further down the line you know we'll see what happens I don't have really any intention of doing anything like that right now but that's because we're focused right now obviously not only on building the company but in ensuring that the message gets out to the widest variety of people available and I'm actually not sure whether you do more good convincing people outside of government or being in government trying to convince people once you sort of have the patina of government stamped on you I wonder how many ideas you can actually change how many minds you can change as opposed to being in the mind changing business which is what we do here so you think it's important obviously to be in the mind changing business but obviously some people are important to be on the hill yeah what an idiot like writing bills is not something that like I wouldn't wanna be a senator or a governor don't like that seems like too dull for you well senator seems cut at all I mean like really sitting up and watching the lobbyists write the bills and then checking their spelling like that doesn't seem that much fun oh snap I wonder if some senators are daily wire subscribers and they might have the Senators and I know and probably agree with public service I mean they're doing something that really is a service yeah they do for fun I assume yeah so I do they need a better brand of fun the super geeks so I like this question from Keenan he asks what would superhero ben shapiro do like what would in what would your superpower be oh well my superpower be well you know i well personal Marvel vs. DC DC always okay that's an easy cut a scene universe what would superhero shapiro love me and like what would your power you always have to go for superman right because unbeatable he's basically God so you can do it everyone and that that's why the and you're not a comic book reader but there's a whole series called the injustice Yesi universe yes and injustice is really fascinating setup because Superman basically decides that he's tired of all of these mortals running the place because they stink at it and so he becomes global dictator and Batman has to teach him then no you're not supposed to be global dictator like freedom requires that you allow people to get rich in the been athletic Batman vs Superman we kind of saw a little bit of like Affleck was afraid that that's what we're right exactly exactly so hints of it yeah in that movie is wildly underrated everybody who hates that movie doesn't they're stupid that movie is not bad that movies pretty good it has its sections yeah in any case the yeah I mean as Mobile Suit I mean first thing you would do is do some of the things you actually see Superman do in the film right you'd actually see him or in the comics you like go murder everyone in Isis right if you had superpowers that's what you would have to do you know to be you would want to be a Superman yeah is there special power that Superman might not have that that you would want well I mean Superman has every power except for inability to he can fly he is invincible so that means that you can't wound or kill him that's true unless you have kryptonite he doesn't eat he doesn't really age it's kind of weird cuz in some of the comics he ages and some of them he kind of doubts and he reaches the doulton kind of stays there huh and yeah I mean he's as fast as the flash he's invincible he's super strong so it has all the powers it's just the Kryptonite that is his kryptonite so you'd want to be Superman you'd want to have the powers of Superman with you in select a Batman that's that's really what you'd want Batman smarter than Superman really yeah in the in the comics he's he's supposed to be the smartest guy on earth well but what if Superman's the smartest guy in the universe he's not though I mean they're like oh okay uh sorry pause man lots of people are really excited about the store they're working on a guy it's happening don't worry it says recently California has voted and is about to sign a bill that enables California to become a sanctuary state would this be considered a make-or-break deal for you it's not making a big deal for me I mean because I live in Los Angeles mm-hmm third of the population is probably here and we're a sanctuary yeah we're a sanctuary City so I know I I think it's a good decision by the state of California no I think that they're gonna end up with a lot of these people on the public rolls and I think it undercuts federal immigration policies but I've always felt that the federal government was responsible for immigration policy and you know it's it's weird to me that there's this one-way ratchet with regard to immigration policy where if you're a state like California you declare yourself a sanctuary state and everybody goes yay but if your state like Arizona and you enforce immigration law and Obama comes in and says you're not allowed to do that we're going to sue the existence out of you so the federal government ought to be enforcing the border and if they're not then states are gonna do what they want unfortunately so I'm moving to some printing questions cuz it looks like we have a technical issue don't worry folks we'll be figuring that out Jacqueline asks what is your favorite junk food um I am a sugar Emma sugar junkie a little bit jelly beans and what like like Ronald Reagan ground Reagan oh I like pay d'Artois flavor I let's see well the Jelly Belly's hours are amazing so I acts like I get like a four pound pack from oh wow you go to the dry goods section at Ralph that's exactly right Amazon you get the four pound pack it comes in a big box and nice it takes you a few months to go through it oh so you're not that much more a president of the day between Trump and Hillary really yeah I gave myself diabetes because I hated it so much okay hi Ben I watched your interview with Knowles and you said that you your family was not always Orthodox what were you before then did you always believe in God thanks for all you do and keep up the good fight from Melissa so conservatives I would say like we were we were always interested in Judaism from the time that I was young no he came fully observant meaning keeping sabbath keeping fully kosher when i was 11 but i was going to a Jewish day school by the time I was 8 so it was kind of a process from moving from you know belief in God and belief in Judaism toward full observation tour toward you know observing all of them toward being Orthodox oh yeah I don't remember a time when when I didn't believe in God but I spend an awful lot of time reading about God and investigating and trying to come up with logical arguments for against God I'm suppose to be on Sam Harris's podcast sometime and then your futures going on so we'll do it and we'll do an atheism versus a religion episode that'll be a it should be interesting I think Sam's a smart guy okay if someone asks can health care truly function and be fixed by the free market alone if not how much room is there for government to help out so so healthcare is is I don't know you mean by fixed so if we're talking about everybody being covered the answer is no because there are certain people who are uncomfortable there are people who have stage 4 cancer and there's no insurance program that's gonna cover them that's where charity comes in so if something does have to fill the gap for people who are suffering and can't afford and that's where I believe private charity should come in and fill the gap the problem is this once you get the government to structure insurance systems around trying to take care of those who aren't you can't take care of then those subsidies have to come from somewhere and you're talking about compelling a doctor to either provide service at below cost or you're talking about siphoning money from my pocket into somebody else's pocket and you have a perverse incentive system where people decide that it's not worth working because they're not gonna get good enough insurance they may as well stay on Medicaid so this is the as I've said many times the framework for health insurance should should really be thought of like this you can have there are three elements there's affordability there is universality and there's quality those three are the elements you can only have two of those three you cannot have all three so any system that you build most of them only have one but the free-market system creates affordability and quality but not universality because you can't force people to get health insurance when they're young healthy and because there are people who are just uncomfortable the government systems vary between affordable and universal but not quality and quality and universal but not affordable those are the because government is there to provide universal ality okay so someone else Chris asked do you think that the current justices are willing to replace the roe v-- wade and if not who needs to retire well Kennedy needs to go so right now there are four justices on the Supreme Court who could theoretically vote to overturn roe v white you got gore said you got Thomas you've got Alito and you've got rot and you got Roberts Roberts I think it's a very dicey Obamacare right I don't I don't know that he actually vote to overturn roe v-- wade he's he's big in the stare decisis meaning the case has been decided he's into precedent and the problem with people who are into precedent is why I like Justice Thomas is because once you say that you're into precedent you get to pick and choose which precedents you you actually want to follow justice Thomas's precedent doesn't matter all that matters is whether the case was rightly decided so in so many years I'm not sure ever I mean really I think that I mean political upheaval yeah well it yeah the political uh people would be pretty pretty dramatic but beyond that I you have to probably replace Roberts you probably have to replace Kennedy you know you certainly have to replace Kennedy and even then I think that Thomas is a sure vote I think that Alito isn't sure vote I think that you know Roberts is Roberts is not and and Gorsuch I'm not sure where he stands on this like Gorsuch I have a feeling that he might vote to overturn roe v-- wade I'm not sure that he's sure vote on that looking at it looking at sort of his his comments on it so I feel like as long as I can remember and and going forward every single time a justice is up before the Senate in the committee being asked these questions roe v-- wade always comes up right and one of the things that drives me absolutely nuts about judicial appointments is that people say well there shouldn't be any litmus test of course there should be litmus tests the litmus test should be are you going to overrule roe v wade and if you say no then you should obviously not be appointed because roe v wade is one of the worst decided cases in the history of the court there's nothing in the Constitution that says that abortion is a fundamental right protected by the Constitution it's insane it's totally insane probably not but I think that as technology advances I think you're seeing a lot of minds change this is one of the cases where anything you see minds change in the right direction it used to be you know 15 years ago I would say that the pro-life position was less popular and the anti-same-sex marriage position was more popular and now they seem to have reversed the pro-life position is getting more popular as people see you know that is where ten weeks old yeah in the womb and they look like babies and we still have this sort of lizard brain that says well it has to look like a baby and order fried for me to consider it a human life which is stupid but it people do work that way and so there's a large consensus that there need to be heavy restrictions third trimester I think that's gonna continue to creep back to the point where a pro lifers continue to win cierra asked she says that actually that you won sit on the podcast and Judaism adultery is an unforgivable sin how then do you explain Abraham and his relationship with God so Abraham doesn't commit adultery Abraham is is has a concubine so there's an actual status and biblical law of occupied which is which isn't like an ancient biblical law it doesn't exist anymore that got but it's it but ancient biblical law has the status of concubine which means you're not on par with the wife but it's not against the rules for you to have to have conjugal relations with with the house right and so this is also pretty Bible actually right I mean this pre Torah Abraham is in the pre biblical era once you get later on then concubines are still a thing but it's but much rarer and you see multiple marriage and you see man marrying multiple women and that continues in Judaism for another you know several hundred years and then you get to monogamy so it's you know you have to apply the standards that were in place at the time you don't get to apply today's standards of one man one woman to Abraham having more than while Abraham had more than one wife cuz he marries after she dies but but maybe haven't had one wife and then he had and then he had what's her name um Ishmael's mother he bill ha I know Bill hanzo bar the blanking on it sorry mom yeah hey in any case but the bottom line is that those laws do not apply so so gaybraham wouldn't that the key case would be David I assume you mean David right David actually does committed this question specifically was regarding a talking about David David actually has sex with a married woman right so the Bathsheba I remember her name yeah that wasn't that one you get exactly right and then he proceeds to have her husband essentially murdered so yeah that one's a really bad one and all you can say is that there was special dispensation from God because that one is not really understandable any other way interesting all right moving along Ryan asks what topic or political issue are you most educated or informed on and then which one do you think that you're the least informed on so I feel like I'm in pretty well informed well certainly on American law constitutional jurisprudence I feel like I'm pretty well informed economics I feel like I'm pretty well informed foreign policy depends on the topic in terms of that broad issues that people spend a lot of time on and when I feel at least comfortable with is global warming the reason being because I see so much conflicting data coming from different sources and because I'm not an expert in climatology I read a bunch of sources and I can understand what I can understand but I can't pretend to be an expert in something that I don't really you know understand the minutiae of so that's why what I usually say is there seems to be consensus that global warming is happening there seems to be not as much of a consensus about the level as to which it's happening even even right the the level of why is really the quest like man is causing some of it the question is how much is man causing and then there's a final question which is how much can man mitigate what's about to happen or is it better for us to just technology our way out of it because the climate changes over time so these are all questions that I'm relatively open on but I'm not doctrinaire on on that one not certainly not doctrinaire enough to dismiss it and also not doctrinaire enough to say we ought to add trillions of dollars in debt to our economy and destroy the modern economy in order to chase what seems to be bad modeling or have the EPA regulate everything right exactly I mean you actually have to show me the proof on how it's going to work in each particular case but that's this one right I punch a little bit Jeremiah wants to know how you met Jeremy boring oh so I met Jeremy boring through a former employer of mine headed mark masters so mark was the head of talk radio network I know our Nicator for Laura Ingraham and Michael Savage at the time and I got my job with Mark actually 300 Breitbart so I was working with Mark and Mark wanted to get in the movie business and Jeremy was the head of the super-secret not secret group at all friends of Abe which is the conservative group in Hollywood the underground conservative group in Hollywood Jeremy was the president saw that Mark was having conversations with Jeremy about movies and he brought me into the conversation with Jeremy about moviemaking and then Jeremy and I were both in LA and so we got together and became friends and so we've been business partners for let's see we started true thurible together in 2014 2000 2013 2013 we started truth revolt together so I remember it based on like how old my first kid was yeah exactly so right you're there exactly so so even we've been formal business partners for four years and then we did kind of a few side projects together before that for a couple of years so know each other for seven or eight years now and I think I should be saying that it's a miracle that you actually call him a friend because you don't have that many friends that this is true as I've said on my show I think friends are a giant waste of time a general perspective is that if you have lots and lots of friends if you don't actually have any friends if you have a few friends and family then you have friends because there are certain people like people you can call pick you up from the airport is one thing but people who like oh god you're in dire need if you're gonna make somebody drive all the way to LAX like they owe you that's true in LA there better be a really good friend but I would even make Jeremy drive me to the airport here I mean that's let you care about who to market yeah I wouldn't want him to say his time in life yeah like that like if we should really have to be a member of my family for you know want you to drive me to the airport and then you would love your family so much that you're like I'll just Ober and save you right exactly so yeah forest asks what is your standard for who deserves capital punishment who deserves capital punishment well I think that it is based on the egregious nough so if you're talking about no murder obviously you deserve capital punishment because you've taken a life and best a life you shall give I think when it comes to rape I have said before that I support the notion of capital punishment for rape I think they're decent counter arguments I've heard dennis prager make some of them the idea that if you create capital punishment for rape you're incentivizing somebody to kill the person they just raped because then they might as well kill er she's not a witness um which I'm not a terrible counter-argument but on a moral level I think that the the worst of all crimes are rape and murder and those are the two that I would recommend the death penalty for everything else it's hard to for me to get there hard a hard are you yeah I mean it's hard for me to argue in favor of the death penalty for anything except for rape and murder if something else occurs to me I will you know okay moving along with another legal question someone said that you once said in the film 12 Angry Men that the boy was guilty he's guilty in a legal sense what is the case that he was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and none of the doubts that are raised by Henry Fonda and the movie 12 Angry Men are reasonable so people know people mistake reasonable doubt for any doubt okay reasonable doubt doesn't mean that any doubt is out of your mind because there's literally no issue in your life on which you have no doubt whatsoever if there are then you're a lucky person but the vast majority of us have like even minor niggling doubts about things that's not enough for you to overturn a murder verdict in that particular case they said that the particular knife that the kid used at the time was in his pocket and then his story was that he dropped through the bottom of his pocket if I recall the film correctly there was an eyewitness who said that she saw the boy killed a father and he counts are evidences that she wasn't wearing her glasses which is throws slight doubt on her story but does not undercut the entire thing there's no alternative theory of the crime the boy had argued with his father earlier that night the like they assume the basic assumption is that Henry Fonda's the good guy in that movie and that everybody else is biased and for their own reasons they're coming to a guilty verdict and you're saying that Henry found ain't so good I'm saying that

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