Friday, March 22, 2013

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - March 22, 2013

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Mar. 22
4:00 – Tyranny of the Judiciary - Glory of the Republic
Dr. Ted Furton argues that the judiciary has overstepped the bounds of its authority under the Constitution, suppressed the founding truths of our country, and transformed our democratic republic into a judicial oligarchy. The founding principles of the United States consist of moral, political, and theological truths that are known to reason. They are not subject to the principle of church-state separation because they belong to no church; they belong instead to the people. Obviously, the enactment of the First Amendment was not meant to suppress the first principles of our political union. We have forgotten (or better put, have been made to forget) that religious truths can be known by the ordinary powers of the human mind. Dr. Furton is here to make his case.
4:40 – CPAC 2013 - Why It Matters, Who's Going, What Learned From It
Last week was the three-day gathering of conservative leaders and activists from around the country called CPAC - The Conservative Political Action Conference. It has become an annual focal point that brings together establishment figures, new leaders, grassroots types and, in particular, the younger generation of conservatives. Catholic political science professor Michael New was there and is here to report.
5:00 – Kresta Comments
5:20 – Les Miserable Out on DVD TODAY
The 2012 film version of the famous novel and stage production "Les Miserables" has passed nearly all expectations and rocked the box office. It gained both popular and critical acclaim and is now out on DVD. Al and Nick Thomm discuss whether this is one of the great Christian films of all time. 
5:40 – Rating President Obama’s Trip to Israel
Wrapping up a three day visit to Israel, President Barack Obama paid respects to the nation's heroes and to victims of the Holocaust, solemnly reaffirming the Jewish state's right to exist before leaving for Jordan and the final leg of his trip. Fr. Jamal Daibes from Bethlehem University is here to discuss the trip.

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