A speech delivered in 2008 by future Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has stirred a hornet’s nest. In that speech delivered before Catholics at Ave Maria University in Florida, Santorum outlined what he sees as the demonic attack on American institutions. The political left and the media have gone wild over his statements about Satan working to destroy the institutions of the academy, the Church, culture and government in America. Listen in as host John Snyder puts a protestant gloss on the speech and Mr.
Is the media any longer an honest broker? The problem is much more than bias but rather a problem with facts as existing outside the mind. There is no longer agreement on who, what, where, why, when and how. That failure of agreement is born out of a rejection of facts having independent existence. Both Left and Right see facts as things precipitated out of a worldview rather than the material out of which we construct worldview. Hence, journalism is committed to advocacy and not truth.
With the recent announcement by Kathleen Sebelius, Director of the Department of Health and Human Service that Catholic Churches and other Christian organizations must provide health care that includes contraception, the issues arise as to where such power is derived. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution have long been seen as legal protections against violations of fundamental rights.
Christians are often accused of tearing down the wall of separation between Church and State. Listen in as Host John Snyder and Tea Party Tribune journalist Stephen Z. Nemo develop their ideas about the operations of the political Left when it comes to invading the estate of the Church. Under Obamacare, the Department of Health and Human Services has mandated that Christian Institutions provide birth control when their activities are not exclusively religious.
What does it mean to be a conservative and how should a Christian think about the politics of the Right? Is the impulse to settle for “half a loaf” a wise and prudential political view? How does “lawlessness” disease in the institutions of our republic? Is being a constitutionalist merely a political view or is respect for law a fundamentally moral view of life? Listen in as Mr.
After an series of appalling stories in the News about murders, stampeding customers at Walmart and perverted child imprisonments, ITPS discusses the decline of our culture. Listen in as Alexandra Berauer and Host John Snyder have a rambunctious discussion about the deplorable condition of our soulless modern society. Is it possible to teach the civic virtues? Is the Church doing enough? How do we inject more God into the world of vacuous and mindless secularism? How do we get back on track?
Wisconsin and Indiana have become the focus of a political showdown between union backed Democrats and Republicans. In Indiana the democrats split town refusing to vote on issues such as the “Right to work”, and Mitch Daniel’s school reform. Engineer Nick Ellis and Diana Jewel, both Indiana residences, share their experiences at the Indianapolis state capitol building of the Indianapolis Tea Party’s counter-rally – aimed at voicing a different opinion from the unions, only to be met with typical union-thug tactics.
After a long hiatus, John and Nick are back and wrangling about the proper meaning of "Separation of Church and State." Listen in as the Host and Engineer Par-Excellance show how modern sloppy thinking has conflated Jefferson's expression with the actual meaning and words of the 1st Amendment and how the idea that endorsement and preference for religious ideas has come to be wrongly construed as constituting an establishment of religion.
Listen is as Mr. Angry Man Nick Ellis interrogates Host John Snyder regarding the issue of homosexual marriage. Are there sound non-religious reasons for opposing same-sex unions? Why does the state need to be involved in licensing marriage anyway? Should the state get out of the business of issuing licenses? Why shouldn?t courts, let alone society, accept the redefinition of marriage?
John Snyder is guest to Don Croah of WAVA 105.1 FM in Washington DC. Listen in as we discuss the question of Separation of Church and State, including the history and role of the Supreme Court.