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CBN NewsWatch: December 16, 2014

CBN NewsWatch: December 16, 2014: Australia in mourning for victims of deadly siege; PA: police search for former Marine gunman; Plunging oil prices hurting Russia, Iran; and more. Read Transcript


THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M HEATHER SELLS.

Efrem: AND I'M EFREM

GRAHAM.

GRIEF AND SADNESS ACROSS

AUSTRALIA AFTER A VIOLENT

END TO A 16-HOUR STANDOFF

THAT CLAIMED THE LIVES OF

THE GUNMAN AND TWO OF HIS

HOSTAGES.

THE GUNMAN HAS BEEN

DESCRIBED BY THE PRIME

MINISTER HAS A DEEPLY

DISTURBED PERSON, CARRYING

OUT A SICK FANTASY.

THE SIEGE IN SYDNEY RAISES

QUESTIONS ABOUT ATTACKS IN

AUSTRALIA AND AROUND THE

WORLD.

CHARLENE AARON HAS MORE.

Reporter: MOUNTAINS OF

FLOWERS BLANKETED THE

PAVEMENT AT MARTIN PLACE,

WHERE THE DEADLY SIEGE

BEGAN.

MONDAY, A GUNMAN BURST INTO

THE LINDT CAFE IN SYDNEY AND

TOOK 17 PEOPLE AS HOSTAGES.

THE GUNMAN IS IDENTIFIED AS

MAN HARON MONIS, AN ISLAMIC

SHEIK, WITH A LONG HISTORY

OF VIOLENT CRIME, INCLUDING

THE MURDER OF HIS WIFE, 22

COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED SEXUAL

ASSAULT, AND SENDING GROSSLY

OFFENSIVE LETTERS TO THE

FAMILIES OF SOLDIERS KILLED

IN AFGHANISTAN.

THEY MADE THE CALL

BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED AT

THAT TIME IF THEY DIDN'T

ENTER, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN

MANY MORE LIVES LOST.

Reporter: TWO HOSTAGES

WERE KILLED IN THE MELEE.

CAKATRINA DAWSON AND THE

MANAGER OF THE RESTAURANT.

CBN NEWS TERRORISM ANALYST

E ERICK STAKELBECK HAS

MORE.

HE ASKED FOR A BLACK

ISLAMIC FLAG THAT WE'VE SEEN

FLOWN THROUGHOUT SYRIA AND

IRAQ.

AND THERE ARE SOME REPORTS,

NOT CONFIRMED YET, HE MAY

HAVE PLEDGED ALLEGIANCE TO

ISIS ONLINE.

Reporter: HE SAYS SOME

150 AUSSIES HAVE TRAVELLED

TO SYRIA TO JOIN ISIS IN

RECENT YEARS, AND THAT

SYDNEY ILLUSTRATES THE

RISING DANGER OF LONE-WOLF

TERRORISM, AND FEARS HAVE

BEEN RISING THROUGH

AUSTRALIA AND THE WEST SINCE

THE RISE OF ISIS.

Reporter: THIS IS THE

NEW FACE OF TERROR,

CHARLENE.

THE JIHADISTS ARE PLANNING

THE NEXT 9/11 DILIGENTLY,

BUT IN THE MEANTIME, THEE

THESE SELF-STARTER,

LONE-WOLF ATTACKS -- YOU

KIND OF TURN YOURSELF INTO A

ONE-MAN JIHAD, AND IT

STARTED WITH FORT HOOD AND

NOW WE'VE SEEN THE PATTERN

OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS

WITH THE EMERGENCE OF ISIS.

ISIS HAS ENCOURAGED ITS

SUPPORTERS AND SYMPATHIZERS

THROUGHOUT THE WESTERN WORLD

TO RAISE UP AND TURN

THEMSELVES INTO THAT ONE-MAN

JIHAD.

Reporter: IN AUSTRALIA

SEPTEMBER, AUSTRALIA

OFFICIALS RECEIVED

INTELLIGENCE THAT ISIS WAS

PLANNING PUBLIC BEHEADINGS

IN TWO AUSTRALIAN CITIES.

AND IN SEPTEMBER, CANADIAN

AUTHORITIES SAID THE GUNMAN

WHO ATTACKED PARLIAMENT AND

KILLED A SOLDIER WAS

MOTIVATED BY HIS IDEOLOGY.

CANADIAN MEDIA REPORT HE

PRAISED ALLAH IN A VIDEO AND

COMPLAINED ABOUT CANADA'S

FOREIGN POLICY.

THERE ARE ALSO RADICAL

MUSLIMS IN THE U.S.

ONE BEHEADED A COWORKER IN

OKLAHOMA, AND ANOTHER

ATTACKED A NEW YORK POLICE

OFFICER WITH A HATCHET.

WHILE IT IS UNCLEAR HOW MANY

OF THESE CASES INVOLVE

MUSLIMS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS,

THEY ARE ALL EXAMPLES OF

LONE-WOLF TERRORISM THAT

INVOLVE UNDENIABLE ISLAMIC

IDEOLOGY.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

Heather: IN PAKISTAN,

TALIBAN GUNMEN ATTACKED A

MILITARY-RUN SCHOOL TODAY,

KILLING SCORES OF STUDENTS.

THE GUNMAN ENTERED THE

SCHOOL AND SHOT AT RANDOM.

AT LEAST 126 STUDENTS AND A

FEW SCHOOL WORKERS HAVE

DIED.

DOZENS ARE RECEIVING

TREATMENT IN LOCAL

HOSPITALS.

THE TALIBAN GROUP THAT

CLAIMED RESPONSIBLE FOR THE

SHOOTING IS TRYING TO

OVERTHROW THE PAKISTANI

GOVERNMENT.

SIX SUICIDE BOMBERS CARRIED

OUT THE ATTACK IN REVENGE

FOR TALIBAN MEMBERS KILLED

BY PAKISTANI AUTHORITIES.

Efrem: THE MANHUNT

CONTINUES FOR A FORMER

MARINE SUSPECTED OF SHOOTING

AND KILLING HIS EX-WIFE AND

FIVE OF HER RELATIVES.

IT HAPPENED IN PENNSYLVANIA,

A TOWN JUST NORTH OF

PHILADELPHIA.

BRADLEY WILLIAM STONE WENT

TO THREE DIFFERENT HOMES IN

THREE TOWNS ON A KILLING

SPREE.

HE IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS

FORMER SISTER-IN-LAW, HER

HUSBAND AND DAUGHTER.

THEIR SON SURVIVED BUT WAS

WOUNDED AND IS IN THE

HOSPITAL AT THIS HOUR.

AND THE OFFICERS FOUND THE

BODIES OF STONE'S FORMER

MOTHER-IN-LAW AND

GRANDMOTHER-IN-LAW.

THE DETECTIVES BELIEVED HE

SHOT HIS EX-WIFE NEXT.

SHE WAS A SWEET GIRL.

SHE WAS ALWAYS HELPING HER

KIDS.

Efrem: STONE GAVE HIS

DAUGHTER TO A NEIGHBOR

UNHARMED BEFORE FLEEING.

S.W.A.T. TEAMS ARE STILL

SEARCHING FOR HIM.

Heather: THE PRICE OF

OIL HAS BEEN PLUNGING.

IT JUST DROPPED 12% IN ONE

WEEK, AND NOW OPEC SAYS IT

PLANS TO LET THE PRICE DROP

FURTHER.

SO FAR IT IS GREAT FOR

AMERICAN DRIVERS, BUT IT

COULD UNDERMINE U.S. OIL

DRILLERS, AND AS MARK MARTIN

EXPLAINS, SOME SAY THAT IS

EXACTLY WHAT OPEC IS TRYING

TO DO.

Mark: LOWER ENERGY

PRICES HAVE BEEN AN EARLY

CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR

CONSUMERS, BUT THEY ALSO

HURT COMPANIES THAT DRILL

FOR OIL.

WITH OIL PRICES AT $60 A

BARREL, FRACKING IS FACING A

CHALLENGE.

FRACKING, WHICH EXTRACTS OIL

AND GAS FROM DEEP IN THE

EARTH, USING CHEMICALS AND

WATER, IS AN EXPENSIVE

PROCESS.

THE TECHNIQUE IS PART OF

WHAT HAS HELPED BRING DOWN

OIL PRICES BY INCREASING

SUPPLY.

BUT SOME FRACKING COMPANIES

MAY NOT SURVIVE THEIR OWN

SUCCESS.

LOWER PRICES HAVE SENT OIL

COMPANY SHARES PLUMMETTING

AND FORCED COMPANIES TO CUT

SPENDING.

B.P. SAYS IT WILL AIM TO CUT

COSTS BY $1 BILLION NEXT

YEAR.

ANALYST PHIL CURBIN SAYS

SAUDI ARABIA AND OPEC ARE

ALSO TRYING TO USE THE LOW

WORLD OIL PRICES AS A WEAPON

TO KILL OFF FRACKING AS AN

INDUSTRY, BY MAKING THE

PROCESS TOO EXPENSIVE

COMPARED TO THE PRICE OF

OIL.

OPEC HAS DECIDED NOT TO CURB

PRODUCTION IN AN EFFORT TO

RAISE OIL PRICES.

THEY DON'T LIKE THE

COMPETITION FROM THE U.S.

THEY THINK IF THEY DROP THE

PRICE AND CAUSE ENOUGH PAIN,

THEY'LL PUSH SOME OF THEMITO

O THEM OUT OF BUSINESS AND

THEN WILL RAISE THE PRICE

BACK UP.

BUT THREE NATIONAL BUDGET IN

THEIR COUNTRY CANNOT

FUNCTION IF THE OIL IS BELOW

$90 A BARREL.

SO THERE IS A REAL QUESTION

HOW LONG THEY WERE LIVE

THEMSELVES WITH PRICES WHERE

THEY BEFORE THEY GIVE UP AND

LET THINGS GO BACK TO

NORMAL.

Mark: INDUSTRY ANALYSTS

SAY SOME FRACKING OPERATIONS

WILL SURVIVE THE LOW OIL

PRICES, WHILE OTHERS MAY

FOLD.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: AND STILL TO

COME, WHY DR. BEN CARSON IS

COMPARING PRESIDENT OBAMA TO

RUSSIA'S POWER-HUNGRY

PRESIDENT PUTIN.

DAVID BRODY GETS UP CLOSE

AND PERSONAL WITH THE FAMOUS

NEUROSURGEON WHO COULD BE A

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL.

Heather: PEACE THROUGH

STRENGTH WER WAS THE MOTTO

THROUGH THE COLD WAR.

NOW NATO IS WEAK AND RUSSIA

IS AGAIN A DANGEROUS

THREAT.

DALE HURD HAS BEEN

INVESTIGATING THE POTENTIAL

RIDE OF A NEW COLD WAR, AND

HE BRINGS US THIS REPORT.

THERE IS A BEAR IN THE

WOODS.

Reporter: THIS 1984

REAGAN CAMPAIGN COMMERCIAL

REMINDED VOTERS THAT THE

SOVIET UNION WAS A DANGEROUS

ADVERSARY, AND THAT AMERICA

NEEDED A STRONG MILITARY TO

OPPOSE THE RUSSIAN BEAR.

IN 2014, THERE IS A BEAR IN

THE WOODS AGAIN, BUT THIS

TIME NATO AND WESTERN EUROPE

SEEM UNPREPARED.

AFTER THE FALL OF THE SOVIET

UNION, WESTERN EUROPE BEGAN

TO DISARM.

NOW IT IS SCRAMBLING TO

REARM.

WHEN A SUSPECTED RUSSIAN SUB

ENTERED ITS WATERS IN

OCTOBER, SWEDEN WAS NOT ABLE

TO FIND IT.

SOME SAY BECAUSE IT SCRAPPED

ITS ANTI-SUBMARINE

HELICOPTERS.

IN THESE WATERS OFF THE

COAST OF SWEDEN, SUSPECTED

RUSSIAN SUBMARINERS PLAY CAT

AND MOUSE.

BUT IT HAS BECOME

INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT FOR

THE SWEDISH CAT TO CATCH THE

RUSSIAN MOUSE.

THIS ARTICLE SAYS SWEDEN'S

MILITARY IS THE WEAKEST IT

HAS BEEN SINCE THE 1500s.

A SWEDISH ECONOMIST CALLS

SWEDISH'S MILITARY NOTHING

MORE THAN AN ANSWERING

MACHINE, STRIPPED DOWN TO

SAVE MONEY.

BECAUSE THE ASSUMPTION IS

RUSSIA IS A PEACEFUL COUNTRY

NOW.

WE CAN SEE SOME RUSSIA IS,

AT THE VERY LEAST, AN

OPPORTUNISTIC POWER.

IF THEY SENSE WEAKNESS,

THEY'RE GOING TO PUSH

FORWARD.

Reporter: THIS WOMAN

FROM THE SWEDISH

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS.

FROM THE 1990s, UP TO

2005, YOU COULD SEE THAT

RUSSIA WAS ORIENTING TOWARDS

THE WEST.

IT HAD AN INTEREST IN

DEMOCRACY AND MARKET ECONOMY

AND TO STICK WITH THE

EUROPEAN SYSTEM OF SHARED

VALUES, RESPECT FOR

TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY.

AND THEN THINGS STARTED TO

CHANGE.

Reporter: NOW IT WILL

TAKE YEARS TO REBUILD

SWEDEN'S DETERRENT FORCE.

IT IS THE SAME STORY ACROSS

THE NATO ALLIANCE.

MOSTLY TINY, SKELETON

MILITARIES ON RUSSIA'S

BORDER.

THE BALTIC STATES SHARE A

GRAND TOTAL OF ONE OLD

SOVIET TANK.

AND THE NUMBER OF DEDICATED

NATO FORCES ACROSS WESTERN

EUROPE IS ONLY 10,000.

SO AT MINIMUM, 140,000

COMBAT-READY RUSSIAN

TROOPS.

NATO DEFENSE SPENDING AS

BEEN DECLINING, AND THERE

ARE VERY THIN NATO ALLIED

FORCES.

THEY'RE LIMITED IN

NUMBER.

AND THEIR

READINESS NUMBERS

ARE VERY LOW.

THERE

ARE GREAT EXAMPLES

THROUGHOUT THE

ALLIANCE

WHERE PLANES

AREN'T

READY TO

FLY, AND SHIPS ARE IN PORT

BECAUSE THEY NEED REPAIRS

AND THE LIKE.

Reporter: AMERICAN

TANKS WERE REMOVED FROM

EUROPE COMPLETELY LAST YEAR,

BEFORE THE PENTAGON HAD TO

RETURN THEM.

THIS STRUCTURE BEHIND ME

IS THE NEW NATO HEADQUARTERS

NEAR BRUSSELS, STILL UNDER

CONSTRUCTION.

AND IT WAS DESIGNED TO SHOW

THE STRENGTH OF THE

ALLIANCE.

A LOT OF EXPERTS AND THE

RUSSIANS ARE WONDERING JUST

HOW STRONG NATO REALLY IS.

THE QUALITY OF NATO TROOPS

AND EQUIPMENT IS SUPERIOR TO

RUSSIA'S, BUT AS JOSEPH

STALIN IS QUOTED AS SAYING,

"QUANTITY HAS A QUALITY ALL

ITS OWN, AND NATO IS

OUT-MANNED."

RUSSIA HAS BEEN

EXERCISING ITS FORCES, AND

WE'VE BEEN DOING VERY SMALL

EXERCISES.

Reporter: AND AMERICA'S

MILITARY STRENGTH IS ALSO

PART TO BLAME FOR WESTERN

EUROPEAN'S WEAKNESS, AT

LEAST WHEN IT COMES TO

SWEDEN.

SWEDES KNOW, OF COURSE,

THAT THE U.S. IS A GLOBAL

SUPER POWER.

AND THEY KNOW, EVEN THE

LEFT, THAT IF PUSH COMES TO

SHOVE, IF RUSSIA INVADES

SWEDEN, THE U.S. IS GOING TO

STOP THEM.

THEY HAVE USED THAT AS AN

ARGUMENT, OPENLY, AND

SOMETIMES NOT OPENLY, TO SAY

LET'S CUT THIS OUT.

THEY'RE LITERALLY

FREE-RIDING ON YOUR

GENEROSITY.

Reporter: RUSSIA COULD

BECOME VERY DANGEROUS IF

WESTERN SANCTIONS BEGIN TO

STRANGLE ITS ECONOMY AND

CREATE SOCIAL DISORDER.

VLADIMIR PUTIN HAS

THREATENED TO INVADE EASTERN

EUROPE AND THE BALTIC

REGION.

RUSSIAN MILITARY EXPERT

ALEXANDER GOLTZ.

IT IS MORE OR LESS CLEAR

IN MY READING, AS LEAST,

THAT WE ARE SWIFTING MOVING

TO THE NEW COLD WAR.

MR. GORBACHEV, TEAR DOWN

THIS WALL.

Reporter: RONALD REAGAN

DEFEATED THE SOVIET UNION

THROUGH STRENGTH.

BUT VAL PUTI VLADIMIR PUTIN

MAY NOT FEEL HE IS LOOKING

ACROSS AT STRENGTH, BUT AT

WEAKNESS.

AND SHOULD HE MISCALCULATE

AND MAKE A MAJOR MOVE IN

UKRAINE OR THE BALTIC

REGION, EXPERTS SAY NATO

FORCES COULD REPEL HIM, BUT

ONLY AFTER A VERY DANGEROUS

LINE IS CROSSED.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS, IN

BRUSSELS AND STOCKHOLM.

Efrem: STILL TO COME,

FALLEN, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.

WE'LL SHOW

YOU HOW AN

ORGANIZATION IS USING

WREATHS TO HONOR OUR

NATIONAL HEROS AT

CHRISTMASTIME.

Efrem: A HUGE

REPUBLICAN VICTORY IN THE

MID-TERM ELECTION WAS JUST A

MONTH AGO, AND ALREADY

POLITICIANS AND VOTERS ARE

LOOKING AHEAD TO THE

PRESIDENTIAL RACE IN 2016.

CBN NEWS RECENTLY SPENT SOME

TIME WITH A MAN WHO COULD BE

A MOST UNUSUAL CANDIDATE,

DR. BEN CARSON.

DAVID BRODY HAS MORE.

David: DR. BEN CARSON

IS KNOWN AS A STRAIGHT

SHOOTER, WHETHER IT IS POOL

OR TALKING POLITICS.

OBAMACARE IS REALLY, I

THINK, THE WORST THING THAT

HAS HAPPENED IN THIS NATION

SINCE SLAVERY.

David: HIS NO NONSENSE

APPROACH CAPTIVATES

SUPERVISE AUDIENCE.

AND NOW THE DRAFT BEN CARSON

FOR PRESIDENT MOVEMENT HAS

POSITIONED HIM NEAR THE TOP

OF PRESIDENTIAL POLES.

IINDEED, IT LOOKS LIKE HE

MIGHT BE READY TO MOVE FROM

MEDICINE TO POLITICS.

BUT HE SAYS GOD WOULD HAVE

TO GRAB HIM BY THE COLLAR.

HAS HE GRABBED YOU BY THE

COLLAR YET?

I READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT

THAT.

I FEEL FINGERS.

MY LIFE HAS BEEN TRULY

AMAZING.

I THINK ABOUT IT ALL THE

TIME.

David: HIS

WELL-DOCUMENTED JOURNEY IS

TOLD IN THE BOOK AND MOVIE

"GIFTED HANDS."

IT BEGINS IN DETROIT, WHERE

HE WAS RAISED BY A SINGLE

MOM, AND POOR GRADES

FOLLOWED, ALONG WITH A

VIOLENT TEMPER THAT LED HIM

TO A STABBING INCIDENT WITH

A FRIEND.

ON THAT DAY, THE KNIFE

MIRACULOUSLY HIT THE BOY'S

BELT BUCKLE, GIVING YOUNG

BEN CARSON ANOTHER CHANCE TO

TURN HIS LIFE AROUND, AND HE

TOOK IT.

ALONE IN HIS HOUSE, HE

PICKED UP A BIBLE, GAVE HIS

LIFE TO JESUS, AND ASKED THE

LORD TO TAKE AWAY HIS

VIOLENT TEMPER.

I NEVER HAD ANOTHER ANGER

PROBLEM SINCE THAT DAY.

SOME PEOPLE SAY YOU JUST

LEARNED HOW TO COVER IT UP,

BUT WHEN THE LORD FIXES A

PROBLEM, HE FIXES IT.

HE DOESN'T DO A PAINT JOB.

David: AND IF THE

DOCTOR BECOMES A

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, HE

SAYS HIS COOL DEMEANOR IS

GOING TO HELP HIM.

I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THE

BAIT.

IT'S JUST NOT GOING TO

HAPPEN.

David: A CALM DOCTOR

DISPENSING IDEAS, AND

LEADING A CONVERSATION ON

PRESSING ISSUES, SEEKING

RECONCILIATION.

AMERICANS HAVE TO

RECOGNIZE THAT WE, THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE, ARE NOT

EACH OTHER'S ENEMIES.

THE ENEMIES ARE THOSE PEOPLE

WHO TRY TO DIVIDE EVERYBODY

UP.

David: FOR EXAMPLE,

THOSE CALLING PRO-LIFE

PEOPLE ANTI-LIFE.

THE RULES SAY NEVER HAVE

A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR

ENEMIES BECAUSE THAT

HUMANIZES THEM, AND YOUR JOB

IS TO DEMONIZE THEM.

David: CANDY CARSON,

HIS WIFE OF NEARLY 40 YEARS,

KNOWS HER HUSBAND WILL BE

DEEDEMONIZED BY THE CRITICS

IF HE RUNS.

OUR COUNTRY IS GOING AWAY

FROM WHAT OUR FOUNDING

FATHERS WERE THINKING.

WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE

FELT REALLY CALM, TO WAKE

PEOPLE UP.

David: BUT THE CARSONS

PLAN TO LEAN ON THEIR

CHRISTIAN FAITH TO GET THEM

THROUGH.

YOU KNOW IN THE BIBLE, IT

SAYS THE LORD DOESN'T GIVE

YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN

HANDLE.

BUT A LOT OF TIMES YOU

THINK, ARE YOU SURE?

ARE YOU REALLY SURE?

BUT HE DOES GIVE YOU WHAT

YOU NEED.

WE RECOGNIZE THAT, YOU

KNOW, WE'RE BEING

INSTRUMENTS IN THE HAND OF

GOD.

HE IS THE ONE WHO REALLY

ORCHESTRATES ALL OF THIS.

David: RIGHT NOW

CARSON I

S PUTTING

TOGETHER

HIS PLATFORM.

HE WANTS A FAIRER AND

FLATTER TAX STRUCTURE, LOWER

CORPORATE TAXES, AND HEALTH

SAVINGS ACCOUNTS FOR ALL.

BUT HIS NUMBER ONE ISSUE:

THE OUT OF CONTROL DEBT.

UNLESS WE GET A GRIP ON

THAT, WHY WOULDN'T WE SUFFER

THE SAME FATES AS OTHER

PINNACLE NATIONS WHO HAVE

ALLOWED DEBT TO ENCUMBER

THEIR PROGRESS.

David: AND CARSON WILL

NOT LET POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS GET IN HIS WAY.

HE PLANS TO SPEAK HIS MIND

ON ISSUES, LIKE THE ROOTS OF

THIS COUNTRY.

WE ARE, IN FACT, A

JUDEO-CHRISTIAN NATION, AND

THAT IS A HUGE PART OF OUR

STRENGTH.

David: OUR COMPARING

OUR GOVERNMENT TO NAZI

GERMANY.

I KNOW WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED

TO SAY NAZI GERMANY, BUT I

DON'T CARE ABOUT POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS.

OUR PRESIDENT IS VERY MUCH

LIKE PUTIN, GEE, THERE IS NO

RESISTANCE HERE, SO I'LL

KEEP GOING.

AND THE RESISTANCE NEEDS TO

BE THERE.

David: WHAT WOULD YOU

WANT TO TELL HIM?

I WOULD WANT TO TELL HIM,

SIR, I UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE

VERY DEFINED IDEALS OF WHAT

YOU THINK AMERICA IS, BUT

YOU WORK FOR THE PEOPLE;

THEY DON'T WORK FOR YOU.

David: CONSTITUTIONAL

AUTHORITY, HE HAS

OVERSTEPPED THAT IN MANY

INSTANCES, YOU THINK?

WITHOUT QUESTION.

AND HOPEFULLY THE

LEGISLATORS AND CONGRESS

WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY

NEED TO DO.

David: WHAT DO THEY

NEED TO DO?

THEY NEED TO HAVE A

SPINE.

THEY NEED TO STAND UP.

BECAUSE ONCE YOU ALLOW

SOMEONE TO TAKE LIBERTIES

WITH THE SYSTEM, THEY'RE NOT

GOING TO STOP.

David: CARSON SAYS IT

IS UP TO THE PEOPLE TO

CHANGE AMERICA'S DIRECTION.

PEOPLE NEED TO RECOGNIZE

THAT THEY DO HAVE POWER, BUT

THEY DO HAVE TO EXERCISE

IT.

IT IS OUR GOD-GIVEN DUTY TO

EXERCISE THAT POWER.

David: AND HE IS

PRAYING FOR GOD TO SHOW HIS

POWER IN A MIGHTY WAY.

DO YOU THINK THIS COUNTRY

NEEDS A SPIRITUAL

AWAKENING?

WE MOST DEFINITELY NEED A

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.

LOOK AT THE DIRECTION WE'RE

GOING, ABSOLUTE ABSURDITY.

David: AND THE GOOD

DOCTOR SEEMS READY TO TACKLE

THAT ABSURDITY IN THE WILD

WORD OF PRESIDENTIAL

POLITICS.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS, IN

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA.

Heather: NOT YOUR

TYPICAL POLITICIAN.

Efrem: NOT, INDEED.

AND WE'VE GOT TWO YEARS TO

WATCH IT UNFOLD.

STAY WITH US.

WE'RE COMING RIGHT BACK.

Heather: AND WREATHS

ACROSS AMERICA HONORS

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

VETERANS EACH CHRISTMAS.

Efrem: THE ORGANIZATION

SET A NEW GOAL THIS YEAR TO

PLACE A REMEMBRANCE WREATH

ON EVERY VETERANS' HEADSTONE

AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL

CEMETERY.

Heather: AND AS WE SAW

THIS WEEKEND, THE SUPPORT

HAS BEEN OVERWHELMING.

I'M STANDING HERE NOW TO

LET YOU KNOW THAT BECAUSE OF

THE SUPPORT, WE'RE GOING TO

DO IT.

[CHEERING]

[APPLAUSE]

WE'VE GOT THE WREATHS.

Reporter: WAYNE HANSON

IS THE CHAIRMAN OF "WREATHS

ACROSS AMERICA."

HIS GOAL THIS YEAR: RAISE

ENOUGH MONEY TO PLACE

230,000 WREATHS ON EACH

HEADSTONE AT AMERICA'S MOST

SACRED SHRINE.

HE TOLD CBN NEWS THAT THE

KINDNESS OF AMERICANS THIS

CHRISTMAS BROUGHT HIM TO

TEARS.

TO SEE THE PEOPLE OUT

HERE TODAY COMING IN, I

STARTED TO CRY AGAIN.

I'M SORRY, BUT IT IS JUST

AMAZING TO SEE THEM

SUPPORTING AND WAVING THE

FLAGS.

IT REALLY HAS BEEN

FANTASTIC.

Reporter: THIS YEAR

MARKS THE 23rd ANNIVERSARY

OF WREATH-LAYING, AND IT

MARKS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF

WREATHS EVER SPONSORED AND

DELIVERED.

OVER THE WEEKEND, VOLUNTEERS

PLACED THE $15 WREATHS AT

OVER 900 CEMETERIES IN ALL

50 STATES, AND EVEN

OVERSEAS.

MITZI BRU BROUGHT HER YOUNG

DAUGHTER WITH A SPECIAL

MISSION IN MIND.

WE STARTED A NEW

TRADITION, AND WE WANTED TO

GET HER TO UNDERSTAND HOW

IMPORTANT IT IS EACH HOLIDAY

TO THANK THE VETERANS FOR

WHAT THEY SACRIFICED TO US.

Reporter: EDITH CAME TO

HONOR HER BROTHER, WHO DIED

IN THE SERVICE.

I WANTED TO BRING MY

BROTHER HERE BECAUSE HE

NEVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY.

HE WAS KILLED ON THE

BATTLEFIELD IN WORLD WAR

II.

AND I'M HERE TO HELP BRING

THE WARMTH OF CHRISTMAS TO

THE GRAVE SITE OF THE

FALLEN.

Reporter:

REMEMBER,

HONOR, TEACH, AND THAT'S THE

MISSION OF "WREATHS ACROSS

AMERICA," WHICH STARTED IN

2007 TO CARRY ON THE ANNUAL

WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY AT

ARLINGTON THAT STARTED IN

1992.

THEY'LL KNOW THAT PEOPLE

DO CARE ABOUT THE SERVICE

AND SACRIFICE OF THEIR LOVED

ONES AND THAT THEY WON'T BE

FORGOTTEN.

Reporter: IN ALL,

AMERICANS PLACED OVER

700,000 REMEMBRANCE WREATHS

ON CHRISTMAS GRAVES THIS

SEASON, BUT THE NUMBER OF

PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TOUCHED

IS COUNTLESS.

* AND THE HOME OF THE

BRAVE *

Reporter: JON JE JOHN

JESSUP, CBN NEWS, ARLINGTON

NATIONAL CEMETERY.

Heather: THAT'S A GREAT

MINISTRY.

Efrem: INDEED.

HONORING OUR HEROS.

Heather: THAT IS IT FOR

US RIGHT NOW ON CBN NEWS

TODAY.

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE

ISSUES YOU CARE MOST ABOUT

AT CBNNEWS.COM.

Efrem: WE WANT TO HEAR

WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE

STORIES YOU'VE

SEEN HERE

TODAY.

YOU

CAN DO IT AT Facebook

OR AT CBN NEWS AT TWITTER.

HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US AGAIN

NEXT TIME.

MAKE IT A TERRIFIC TUESDAY,

EVERYBODY.

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PROMOS, DECEMBER 16, 2014.

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