Listen in as In the Public Square Team discusses the American bureaucracy that cannot be changed. Since Civil Service Reform in the 1890?s (The Pendleton Act) the idea that government should be run by ?professionals? has resulted in the creation of a permanent class of government employees who cannot be fired or laid off. Consequently, all our elected representatives are beholden more to the interest of public service unions and bureaucrats than to the American people.
Listen in as Host John Snyder, Mr. Curmudgeon and Engineer Par Excellence Nick Ellis discuss the recent primaries and the outrageous attack on a Korean Warship. The conversation turns raucous as the ITPS team concludes that middle of the road policies are almost never the right ones. We must choose between fish or chicken.
Growing debt in America.
In the Public Square tackles Tax Day and the Tea Party Phenomenon, the Recent Federal Court Decision that declared the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional and the sources and cause of poverty as Nick has recently returned from El Salvador where he worked as a volunteer for a international charity organization. Listen in as Host John Snyder, Engineer Nick Ellis and Mr. Curmudgeon recover from the April 15th blues.
There has been much political talk among Conservatives who are alarmed and properly outraged by recent federal power grabs. The growing question is this: Do states have recourse in "nullification" and "secession" to assert their reserved powers under the 10th Amendment? Listen in as Host John Snyder, Mr. Curmudgeon and Nick Ellis discussion the Constitutional and natural law question: How do conscientious Americans resist lawless government?
Many Americans are incensed that the Obama Administration is in process of removing the trial of terrorists from Military to Civilian Criminal Courts. What motivates the Left to try Jihadists who have violated the rules of war as if they were ordinary American criminals? Attorney General Eric Holder claims than transparency is necessary for American credibility?or are there deeper psychological reasons? Listen is as Host John Snyder discusses the Criminalization of War with Stephen Z. Nemo (Mr. Curmudgeon) and Mr.
Atom Smashers, Apologetics, String Theory, Judaism, Denominationalism, Works Doctrine and the New Mighty Men of God pass under cursory examination, along with other subjects in this wide ranging discussion between Host John Snyder and a fan named Joe.
Listen in as Host John Snyder, Mr. Everyman Nick Ellis and Stephen Z. Nemo, (AKA Mr. Curmudgeon) discuss the Left's Death Wish. Despite polling data that shows opposition above 70%, why are Democrats defying public opinion and apparently willing to destroy themselves in order to pass "reforms" that the American people do not want? What does this tell us about the Left's worldview and the character of the Democratic Party? There is more here than mere political difference.
It is becoming irresistably evident that Iran is developing an atomic weapon. Still, the West and the United States seem to be dedicated to ignoring this horrifying possibility. What is it about our post-modern, post-Christian world that refuses to come to grips with hard facts and difficult choices. Listen in as Host John Snyder, Steven Z. Nemo (AKA Mr. Curmudgeon) and Mr. Everyman, Nick Ellis discuss, Iran and the Bomb.
Potential Presidential candidate Sarah Palin went to Tennessee this week and spoke to the rising power of the Tea Party movement. What is this new force on the political landscape? Is the Tea Party a true conservative movement? Do the Republicans and radio talk show hosts really understand what this movement represents? Is there a danger that the Tea Party movement will divide the right wing in November 2010? Listen in as Host John Snyder and guests Mr. Curmudgeon and Mr. Everyman-Nick Ellis discuss the Tea Party Phenomenon.