Talking about the "things that matter most" on Feb. 22
4:00 – Kresta Comentary: Rick Santorum Believes Satan is Real? WOW!
Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum today is criticizing a report about a 2008 speech at Ave Maria University in which he said “Satan has set his sights on the United States of America,” saying that it’s no great revelation that there is good and evil. “You know, I’m a person of faith. I believe in good and evil,” he told reporters following a rally in Phoenix. “I think if somehow or another because you’re a person of faith you believe in good and evil is a disqualifier for president we’re going to have a very small pool of candidates who can run for president.” We talk about the speech and why it became the #1 election story last night.
5:00 – Satan and Santorum: Perspective from Reagan’s Evil Empire Speech
The secular world today trembles and shudders at the sight of Rick Santorum speaking on good and evil at Ave Maria University in Florida in 2008. Santorum’s statement came 25 years after another much-maligned social conservative, Ronald Reagan, delivered a similarly fiery speech in Florida in 1983. In both cases, the secular left recoiled in horror, mortified that any American other than Barack Obama or Jimmy Carter might dare remark on matters of faith and state, of the temporal and eternal. Paul Kengor is here to remember Reagan’s “Evil Empire” speech and compare / contrast it with Rick Santorum.
5:20 – On Ordered Liberty: A Treatise on the Free Society
Perhaps no issue is more divisive among philosophers, jurists and theologians than the nature of human liberty. Liberty is central to the claims of the Christian Gospel, the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and the American Revolution. But discussions about the nature of freedom have been characterized by profound disagreement and unsettling questions. What does it mean to be free? Is freedom worth more than mens' lives? Why should man be free? What, if any, legitimate responsibilities accompany freedom? These subjects are that the heart of Samuel Gregg's book On Ordered Liberty. He is with us today.