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.
Host John Snyder discusses food prices, oil production and the mortgage crisis as all being related to America’s singular love-affair with regulation and legislation by litigation. The program investigates the problem of stagnate supply as opposed to explaining these problems as issues of increased demand. Environmental laws are no small part of the food problem.
In the Public Square's two hour LIVE interview with Dr. Hugh Ross will center on the unsettling observation that there are just too many things that are perfectly tuned in the universe for human life to have simply popped into existence by accident. The necessary myriads of conditions for life to emerge on this planet simply defy mathematical probability. Conclusion: Dr Hugh Ross argues that these curiosities point to a supernatural source, some Intelligence that has formed and guided the evolution of our universe.
In The Metaphysics of America Pt 2 Host John Snyder and Alexandra Berauer discuss the underlying philosophical ideas that govern the idea of America: the epistemology, ontology, teleology and ethics that are woven seamlessly into the fabric of our national identity, with commentary on the Star Spangled Banner and Emma Lazarus’ poem The New Collosus.
In honor of the Fourth of July, Host John Snyder will discuss the Metaphysics of America—those qualities and ideas engendered in the American Declaration of Independence and Constitution that have made the American experience the startling success that it has been so far. The Metaphysics of America will review the structure of good, true and even beautiful philosophical foundations that underlie the political idea called The United States of America.
Hosts John Snyder and Alexandra Berauer review and critique three Supreme Court decisions handed down in June 2008: Boumediene v. Bushon the issue of habeas corpus and due process rights for terrorists and non-state belligerents held at Guantanamo, the Kennedy v. Louisianadecision regarding the Constitutionality of the death penalty in cases involving child rapists, and the District of Columbia v. Heller decision that held that the 2nd Amendment allows private persons and not just the militia to own weapons.