Why Slippery Slopes Aren’t Fun
Four guests and a boralogue on the show today. Guess you could say it’s busy.
Slippery slopes are technically fallacies in logic. However, John’s boralogue uses a history of property forfeiture abuse to demonstrate how political slippery slopes lead from good intentions to horrible results.
Last week Christian historian Diarmaid MacCollough was a guest expressing his views that Christians in the West don’t care about persecution of ancient Christian groups in the Middle East. This prompted negative responses from listeners. So this weekend we’ll offer an opposite view from Dexter van Zile at the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (www.camera.org).
Then we’re helping raise funds for aid relief for typhoon victims in the Philippines. The situation there is bad. Medical missionary Dr. Paul Williams, M.D., (www.whenallplansfail.com) returns to for a brief report of International Healthcare Network’s activities. BTW: We have a button on our website main page allowing you to donate to the cause.
Then some members of government in both in UK and the US would like to muzzle journalists by attempting to form a legal definition of what a “journalist” is or using terrorism laws to scare them into silence. Cliff Kincaid from Accuracy in Media (www.aim.com) returns to the program for a vibrant discussion.
We did a piece recently on standards in the Common Core Curriculum educational program President Obama is pushing. But there is more to it, notably the attitudes, values and beliefs being taught in public schools. Kathleen Marquardt (www.newswithviews.com) guests.