Aug 29, 2009

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The Role of Religion and Politics

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08/29/2009

Taking time off this weekend but, never fear, there’s a program here.

Philosophy summer continues with an examination of the role of religion in influencing politics. It’s quite often suggested that religion shouldn’t be involved in politics. However, religion has been instrumental in securing freedom throughout history, including the civil rights movement in this country. We’ll rerun an interview with producer Bud Boltman from CNN, dated January 22, 1992 about his book, “Revolution by Candlelight,” which narrates how movements leading to the downfall of the Soviet bloc all began in churches.

Then we’ll pick up the mini-thread on globalism with another history of an organization that was founded to promote global government: the Council on Foreign Relations, founded by Woodrow Wilson’s shadow personality, Col. Edward Mandell House after the U.S. failed to join the League of Nations. Dr. Dennis Cuddy, Ph.D., author of “The Globalists,” returns to the show. Remember: it’s not conspiracy; just networking and collaboration.

John’s boralogue explains to listeners how they can defend themselves from “truth-lies” politicians regularly use to tell you something that is technically true but in the long run turns out to be a lie.

 

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Aug 22, 2009

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The Little Country that Could

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08/22/2009

A key to restoring much of America’s competitive edge is through reform of education, which is not happening in public schools. It is happening however in private and home schools. A new study confirms that homeschoolers are soaring above their government school counterparts in academic achievement. Michael Smith, president of Home School Legal Defense (www.hslda.org), details the study results.

Honduras is struggling to keep its constitution and freedoms intact, despite much pressure from the global leftist media. What’s happening in-country vs. the picture the global media report is like the difference between night and day. That’s why Hondurans now refer to CNN as the “Chavez News Network.” We’ll hear from Donald McElvaney (www.missionbarnabas.org), who just spent three weeks in-country. If Honduras succeeds, it will send shockwaves through the effort to convert Latin America into a socialist paradise.

Frank Hanna then comes on board to discuss his new book, “Money, Madoff, and Morality,” about how capitalism and philanthropy are compatible if the proper use of money is understood.

John’s boralogue addresses America’s coming political and economic day of reckoning, when its fourth turning crisis will force it to decide whether it will embrace its heritage of freedom and capitalism or a new limited-freedom socialist system. The boralogue also emphasizes how the healthcare debate has flipped progressives from the role of being establishment fighters to being the establishment itself with the resulting confusion of what to do.

 

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Aug 15, 2009

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The Old Bill is the New Bill

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08/15/2009

After many years, the trial of former Khmer Rouge torturer Kaing Guek Eav (Comrade Duch) has been underway in Cambodia. Duch was allegedly responsible for the deaths of thousands of Cambodians during the killing fields period of the 1970s. The world’s press has largely been ignoring this story, which is even more strange because, during his many years in hiding, Duch became a born-again Christian and was doing work in refugee camps. Paul Chesser from American Spectator (www.spectator.org) joins the show.

Tucked away in the current healthcare bill is a provision to fund what used to be called the “Parents as Teachers” program, where government workers come into homes to teach parents how to parent according to government standards. We’ll re-air an interview with Cathy Duffey from 12 years ago about her book, “Government Nannies,” just to show how many programs and agendas that don’t make it on the first try, get repackaged into successive bills over and over again until they pass.

John’s extended boralogue examines why so many people are so upset about the subject of healthcare reform. He traces the history of it to the actions of congress over the last four years as more and more people become convinced that they are being deceived by a legislative body in serious debt, operating out of touch with reality.

 

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Aug 8, 2009

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The Rush to Chinese Capitalism

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08/08/2009

We’re opening a new thread today, examining national security issues that are not on the public’s radar screen, but which may affect us in the near future.

The first issue revolves around internet security during times of crisis. Should the government have the power to shut down the internet? Bartlett Cleland from the Institute for Policy Innovation (www.ipi.org) details broad new legislation to do just that.

As America waffles between staggering back to capitalism or plunging into socialism, China flees socialism at a breathtaking pace; it’s becoming the world’s next economic powerhouse. Why can’t Americans get the message? Producer Robert Compton returns to the program with his latest documentary about a reality show called “Win in China,” which awards investment capital to the best Chinese entrepreneurs.

Left-wing media this week has been decrying those disruptions at town hall meetings on healthcare. But wait! Disruptions have been a staple of progressive tactics for five decades. John’s boralogue recalls the history of violent left-wing protests, even this year and then reads Saul Alinsky’s instructions from “Rules for Radicals,” which puts a lot of current events into a perspective light.

 

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