May 25, 2013

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Religious Freedom Needs Defending

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Happy Memorial Day everyone. Be safe.

John’s boralogue examines the history of Memorial Day and why its memory is jeopardized if Americans allow those rights for which the veterans fought to be squandered.

Then speaking of rights, we’ll focus on the future of religious freedom in the United States, given the civil rights “trump war” going on. R.R. Reno is the editor of First Things magazine (www.firstthings.com).

Continuing the theme of religious freedom, Christian students are beginning to insist that if bullying is a bad idea, then bullying against Christians in public schools had better stop. Pastor Gary Brown from Reach Out America joins us to discuss the video, “The Thaw,” which they have available at (www.letsreachamerica.org).

With the latest Dan Brown novel, “Inferno” appearing on bookshelves, we really should examine the trail of theological nonsense and church history his novels have left in their wake: great fiction; lousy theology. Matt Philbin (www.mrc.org) from the Media Research Center guests.

When Margaret Thatcher passed away, some in Great Britain chanted, “Ding dong, the witch is dead.” But in reality Lady Thatcher pulled Great Britain back from the brink of ruin and the ravages of decades of raw dysfunctional socialism. Both Thatcher and Churchill believed in British exceptionalism and in the accomplishments of the English-speaking world. This is a lesson for us on Memorial Day. If you don’t believe in what you stand for, why stand at all? H.W. Crocker III is author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire.”

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Constitutional Amendments and Bill of Rights Series

Constitutional Amendments and Bill of Rights SeriesWhat are the Amendments to the Constitution and why are they crucial to a free society? How did the United States struggle to declare and protect these statutes? In an 18 episode series in the fall of 2014, John interviewed constitutional attorney Michael Connelly on the 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution; The first ten being the Bill of Rights.

Follow the discussion over several months as we enumerate and elucidate these basic rights and laws that govern our uniquely American society. Will we as a people have the resolve to protect these rights and preserve the founders’ intentions for a truly free and self governing Republic?

Michael Connelly is the Executive Director of the U.S. Justice Foundation (michaelconnelly.jigsy.com and www.usjf.net)

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