After an series of appalling stories in the News about murders, stampeding customers at Walmart and perverted child imprisonments, ITPS discusses the decline of our culture. Listen in as Alexandra Berauer and Host John Snyder have a rambunctious discussion about the deplorable condition of our soulless modern society. Is it possible to teach the civic virtues? Is the Church doing enough? How do we inject more God into the world of vacuous and mindless secularism? How do we get back on track?
Wisconsin and Indiana have become the focus of a political showdown between union backed Democrats and Republicans. In Indiana the democrats split town refusing to vote on issues such as the “Right to work”, and Mitch Daniel’s school reform. Engineer Nick Ellis and Diana Jewel, both Indiana residences, share their experiences at the Indianapolis state capitol building of the Indianapolis Tea Party’s counter-rally – aimed at voicing a different opinion from the unions, only to be met with typical union-thug tactics.
After a long hiatus, John and Nick are back and wrangling about the proper meaning of "Separation of Church and State." Listen in as the Host and Engineer Par-Excellance show how modern sloppy thinking has conflated Jefferson's expression with the actual meaning and words of the 1st Amendment and how the idea that endorsement and preference for religious ideas has come to be wrongly construed as constituting an establishment of religion.
Listen is as Mr. Angry Man Nick Ellis interrogates Host John Snyder regarding the issue of homosexual marriage. Are there sound non-religious reasons for opposing same-sex unions? Why does the state need to be involved in licensing marriage anyway? Should the state get out of the business of issuing licenses? Why shouldn?t courts, let alone society, accept the redefinition of marriage?
John Snyder is guest to Don Croah of WAVA 105.1 FM in Washington DC. Listen in as we discuss the question of Separation of Church and State, including the history and role of the Supreme Court.
Listen in as In the Public Square Team discusses the American bureaucracy that cannot be changed. Since Civil Service Reform in the 1890?s (The Pendleton Act) the idea that government should be run by ?professionals? has resulted in the creation of a permanent class of government employees who cannot be fired or laid off. Consequently, all our elected representatives are beholden more to the interest of public service unions and bureaucrats than to the American people.
Listen in as Host John Snyder, Mr. Curmudgeon and Engineer Par Excellence Nick Ellis discuss the recent primaries and the outrageous attack on a Korean Warship. The conversation turns raucous as the ITPS team concludes that middle of the road policies are almost never the right ones. We must choose between fish or chicken.
Growing debt in America.
In the Public Square tackles Tax Day and the Tea Party Phenomenon, the Recent Federal Court Decision that declared the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional and the sources and cause of poverty as Nick has recently returned from El Salvador where he worked as a volunteer for a international charity organization. Listen in as Host John Snyder, Engineer Nick Ellis and Mr. Curmudgeon recover from the April 15th blues.
There has been much political talk among Conservatives who are alarmed and properly outraged by recent federal power grabs. The growing question is this: Do states have recourse in "nullification" and "secession" to assert their reserved powers under the 10th Amendment? Listen in as Host John Snyder, Mr. Curmudgeon and Nick Ellis discussion the Constitutional and natural law question: How do conscientious Americans resist lawless government?