Wednesday, August 28, 2013

8-28-13 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Christina Tobin: The Coming Shift in American Awareness
2. Bill Glynn: Bankrupt: Politically, Morally, Socially and Economically
3. John LeBoutillier: This Fall's Approaching Political Crises
4. Rabbi D.B. Ganz: The Role of Government

The Coming Shift in American Awareness

Social media has blown up recently about Miley Cyrus's performance at the VMAs. Mainstream media hopped on the bandwagon, diverting the nation's eyes from more constructive dialogue. Regardless of your opinion on the subject, America cannot seem to get over the fact that another child-age pop star has reached puberty and is acting accordingly. Americans seem to have forgotten that Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes experienced this same transition as did every other child star on down the line. For a music scene already laced in provocative images and for such a basic, otherwise understood life transition, our collective society cannot seem to extract itself from the so-called scandal. [more...]

Bankrupt: Politically, Morally, Socially and Economically

The U.S. is facing a debt crisis again and cannot even pay the interest on the debt it already has unless the "drunken sailors" can borrow more. Some of the world’s largest economies - California, New York, Illinois and Michigan - all big blue states, by the way, are already bankrupt and beyond saving. Oh, but the Feds will step in.  They have to!  These states make Greece look like a slinky toy and Detroits all over the U.S. are coming down fast. When we turn on the TV and see Miley Cyrus jumping around in latex underwear, sticking her tongue out in a sexual way, we know the bones of the country are decaying. We are buried under a ton of dirty politics, liberal progressive social welfare programs, bad economic decisions, taxes, a burlap social fabric, gun violence... and, of course, a looming fiscal meltdown. [more...]

This Fall's Approaching Political Crises

This week the POLITICAL INSIDERS examined several coming crises: the Budget Deadline/possible shutdown, the Debt Ceiling increase and the deterioration in the Middle East - plus the ever-expanding scandals in the NSA, IRS and Benghazi. To see the shows, go to Monday, Sunday, Pt. I, Sunday, Pt. 2.

The Role of Government

What is the proper scope of government - how much of society should it control? Ancient Jewish wisdom dictates that government should control civil but not moral and ethical matters.  Examples of civil issues are road building and protecting people from violent and white collar crime. Such activities as sponsoring a museum, a university liberal arts program, or a stop smoking and eat healthy campaign have to do with morality – the conviction that they enrich and better peoples' lives. Government should be involved in the first category, but not the second. I would like to offer a modern explanation for this reasoning of the ancients. [more...]

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