What are the differences that separate the political Left from the political Right? Many people believe that the primary distinction is rooted in competing economic views of life and fiscal policy. Oddly, the Left and the Right today both hold similar, if not identical, views of man as a political and economic animal. Indeed these common assumptions that have gorwn invisible to us, have given rise to the present malaise in the shattered Republican Party.
Listen in as In the Public Square interviews three Contributing Editors regarding the economic crisis unfolding over the last week and more. Host John Snyder will interview Alexandra Berauer and receive her wisdom and moral perspective on the issues of the proposed bailout. Mr. Conservative, Edmund Burke, Contributing Editor for ITPS, makes his debut tonight and will bring special knowledge of government and economics into the discussion. Last, Mr. Curmudgeon, our very own Stephen Z.
This week on Life in the Public Square, Alexandra Berauer will interview special guest Jonathan Zachariou who pastors near UC Davis, California. Closely involved with California 's Proposition 4 which will appear on this November’s California ballot, Jonathan will discuss this controversial initiative, which would require parental notification prior to an under-age child obtaining an abortion. Jonathan has statistics and facts that are seldom heard in debate about abortion and state funding.
The program begins with a 15 minute discussion with Journalist Stephen Z. Nemo, (Mr. curmudgeon) on the recent decision in Great Britain to allow Sharia law Courts jurisdiction to arbitrate in cases arising among Muslims.
Listen in as John, Alexandra and David discuss the Two Party System in America—a system never envisioned by the founders and deplored by those who watched it grow into what it is today. What advantages or disadvantages accrue to a two party system? Are parties just aggregations of interests or are there deeper foundations to this political divide?
Listen in as the In the Public Square team discusses the hot button issues of immigration and population and explores popular assumptions that growing populations are bad and that static population growth is good. The ITPS team will explore the political and moral issues of immigration—how these issues are related to national prominence, prosperity, war, geopolitics, culture and the environment.
On August 4th of this year, just two weeks ago, Alexander Solzhenitsyn died. Who was Alexander Solzhenitsyn? After establishing himself as one of the preeminent critics of Stalin and Soviet Communism, he was stripped of his Russian citizenship and forced to emigrate from his country in the 1970’s. He chose to come to America where we wanted to hear the outraged voice of a dissident itemize the crimes of Marxist totalitarianism. Instead he told America what it did not want to hear.
Host John Snyder and Alexandra Berauer discuss how political correctness is causing a willful blindness not only to issues of national defense and economic well-being but also a systematic revision of facts which prevent us from thinking clearly about issues of great national and moral importance. John and Alex take a closer look at the mass deception and manipulation of the Chinese Olympics, the invasion of Georgia, the selective reporting of the news as well as the revision and rewriting of whole subjects on the internet.
Remembering that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed on August 6th and 9th respectively in 1945, Host John Snyder, Alexandra Berauer and David Llewellyn discuss the development and history of the atomic bomb, the military necessity of nuclear weapons and moral objections and the arguments in favor of the use of the bomb. Was the use of these weapons on Japan morally defensible? The In the Public Square team discuss the legal, cultural and historical arguments for and against—and even sing a song: The Merry Minuet.
Co-host Alexandra Berauer interviewed Ms. Dana Cody, Executive
Director of the Life Legal Defense Foundation and Mr. Walter Hoye, Founder and President of Issues4Life regarding the legal maelstrom known as anti-reproductive-rights crimes statutes such as exist in numerous states in America and particularly in the State of California.
Anti-reproductive-rights crimes statutes prohibit behaviors that have long been guaranteed under common First Amendment legal understanding.