Listen is as Host John Snyder discusses whether Socialism is really good for us? In light of what we should expect under an Obama Administration and a Democratic Party controlled Congress, Americans should begin thinking more deeply about what Socialism will mean for us, and why we should be leery of it. Republican talk radio vehemently condemns the excessive transfers of wealth under a welfare state as being unjust, intrusive of economic liberty, and an impediment to productivity.
Listen in as Host John Snyder discusses the importance of invisible things. Often we are inclined to believe that the universe is purely a place of physical existence, a place where real things exist only if they can be weighed, seen, touched, heard, tasted, or smelled. And while we feel comfortable with immaterial things like notions of love or beauty, we are trained to think these have artificial existence or are unreal or less real than physical things.
Host John Snyder will make the case that everything we think and do in life rests upon the presuppositions of our worldview. And it is our worldview that determines how we think about everything from love and sex to the great questions of goodness, truth and beauty.
This week Host John Snyder discusses the beam in the eye of the Republican Party and challenges some of the assumptions of knee-jerk conservatism and blabber-mouth talk radio.
Why do civilizations decline? Is wealth bad for us? Does prosperity destroy the work ethic and nurture decadence and entitlement? Could it be that freedom is ultimately toxic to us? If civil and economic success breeds generations of slothful reprobates, is the decline and fall of great civilizations inevitable? Listen in as Alexandra Berauer and John Snyder discuss the challenge of affluence and freedom and the tragic effect of plenty in the decline and degeneration of culture.
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?