Thursday, July 22, 2010

Today on Kresta - July 22, 2010

Talking about the "things that matter most" on July 22

4:00 – Federal Judge Hears Arguments on Constitutionality of Obamacare
Moments after President Obama signed the so-called health care reform bill into law in a televised White House ceremony, the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor Michigan, filed a federal lawsuit challenging its constitutionality in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The purpose of the lawsuit is to permanently enjoin enforcement of the new health care legislation. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Law Center itself, and four individuals from the Southeastern Michigan area. None of the individuals have private health care insurance; all object to being forced to purchase health care coverage; and all object to being forced to pay for abortions, which is contrary to their religious beliefs. A hearing was held on this lawsuit yesterday and Thomas More attorney Rob Muise is here to tell us what happened.

4:20 – Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century
Citizens across the country are fed up with the politicians in Washington telling us how to live our lives—and then sticking us with the bill. But what can we do? Actually, we can just say “no.” As New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., explains, “nullification” allows states to reject unconstitutional federal laws. For many tea partiers nationwide, nullification is rapidly becoming the only way to stop an over-reaching government drunk on power. From privacy to national healthcare, Woods shows how this growing and popular movement is sweeping across America and empowering states to take action against Obama’s socialist policies and big-government agenda.

4:40 – Boy Scouts of America Turn 100 – How have they survived in tact in our PC ACLU world?
This summer the Boy Scouts of America celebrate their 100th Anniversary. In honor of this anniversary we talk to Hans Zeiger. He is not the typical postmodern young twenty something. You don't see his type portrayed on The Real World on MTV. But he isn't alone. He is part of a movement that is alive and well-and thriving. Hans is a Boy Scout. More specifically, he is an Eagle Scout. And he is tired of the attack on the Boy Scouts by those who would like to see it assimilated into the politically correct culture that dominates many of our nation's institutions. He analyzes a half-century of events leading up to the present struggle for the soul of the Boy Scouts. Hans shows how those who wish to destroy the scouts are attacking it for what it represents at its core-Christian values. He paints a picture in which the Boy Scouts have been spat upon and cursed by its critics. Groups as diverse as the United Way, ecumenical church denominations, unions, educational and medical organizations, judges, and politicians have labeled the Boy Scouts as bigots and homophobes. He is here to let the world know the truth about scouting and why it has succeeded while so many have given in and failed.

5:00 – Freedom Rides
As the civil-rights movement was simmering in the early 1960s, black men and women, often accompanied by white sympathizers, boarded buses in the American South and sat wherever they wanted. These “freedom riders” challenged local and state laws and customs that kept the races separate on public transportation as well as in waiting rooms and restrooms. Now, a new kind of freedom rider will take to the road as “Freedom Rides for the Unborn” turns the ignition key. It’s a project of Priests for Life and PFL President Fr. Frank Pavone joins us.

5:30 – Dr. Berwick, the Final Exit Network, and the future for the disabled in America
A national right-to-die organization has launched a controversial billboard campaign to inform terminally ill and elderly adults that they have a right to end their own lives – but critics say the group is simply preying on vulnerable senior citizens and mentally unstable people. The Georgia-based Final Exit Network says it provides a service for ailing people who want to die, giving them the information, materials and emotional support they need to commit suicide. Between this outrage and the recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – a man who advocates for rationed health care – we have Bobby Schindler to discuss the future for the disabled in America.

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