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July 21, 2011

OK -- Atheism Is Boring & American Culture Is Collapsing. But Why?

To find out why, check out this interview with best-selling author Nancy Pearcey, which appears at byFaith. Here's how the interview begins: 

In her latest book, Saving Leonardo, author Nancy Pearcey argues that secularism is destructive and dehumanizing. 

She illustrates how artists, writers, scientists, and moviemakers shape the culture’s thinking.

And she depicts how, throughout history, philosophy, science, art, literature, and film have fortified or undermined mankind’s concept of liberty.

Here, byFaith speaks with Pearcey about the relationship between worldview and the institutions that shape culture. 

April 12, 2011

Trump: "I Believe in God. I Am Christian" -- Video

In an exclusive interview with David Brody of CBN, Donald Trump discusses his faith, the Bible, church-going, and God.

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December 05, 2009

Michele Bachmann on Jesus and Public Policy

This revealing interview (posted with 5 video clips) at the blog of CBN White House correspondent David Brody indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota occupies the historic mainstream of the American experiment in liberty.

For Bachmann, as for the Founders, God is a public figure, and as such we have from the Creator verifiable information essential to a political culture that favors freedom and dignity over liberal statism, secular impositions, and ill-grounded faith in socialist "values" (a weak post-modern substitute for ethical facts).

For a discussion of such a reality-oriented approach in relation to Christmas, see "Christmas Spirit in the Dirt."

May 06, 2009

Mark Levin: Obama Vision of "Change" Is Destructive

To understand how radically antithetical to the Founding Vision is the "change" program of Barack Obama is to understand that he can accomplish his goals only by destroying the Founders' Vision and the republic of liberty to which that vision gave birth.

In light of this stark, real-world, and philosophical antithesis, one can even say: To the degree that people such as Obama are self-consciously aware of their vision and program, to that degree they knowingly seek to destroy the republic bequeathed by the Founders of the American experiment to the children of liberty. View the news, events, and trends of the day from this perspecctive and much that seems chaotic or happenstance becomes all too clear.

He who would "transform" much first destroy. Crises, manufactured or otherwise, have their uses.

As Liberty and Tyranny author Mark Levin points out in a terrific interview with Terry Jeffrey of CNSNews.com, Republicans are very much part of the problem. For they had before them in Ronald Reagan an example (not perfect, but a substantial improvement) of how to win elections rooted in Declaration and constitutional principles. From there, the GOP could have built, but Republicans turned away instead.

As I told Terry Jeffrey while we were working together at Human Events, the GOP decided it would rather lose without Reagan than win with Reagan, revealing a profound and ongoing weakness in the intellectual and cultural intregity of the GOP. This particular moment of turning away -- beginning immediately with Bush the Elder, and then many moments and missed opportunities since then -- revealed that the GOP shares too many political presuppositions with the Democratic Party to be a principled, articulate, and winning voice of freedom for the people. In debilitating contrast to the Founders, the Democratic Party and elements within the GOP despise the concept and reality of applying information from the Creator across the ordinary affairs of life, including political life.

But as Levin points out, all is not lost, not by any means. As it has always been and always will be, it is up to ordinary Americans to reaquaint ourselves, our families, and our communities with the "DNA" of liberty -- that is, with those founding and humane principles expressed in the concept of a free society lived in community with our true Creator. This living, verifiable, and knowable Creator -- and not any human creation or political state -- is the giver and only adequate basis of unalienable rights and therefore is the ultimate check and balance over state tyranny, including the current runaway federal state occupying the land and headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Here is Mark Levin's interview with Terry Jeffrey.

Related:
Limbaugh vs. Obama
Secularist Washington-Centrism Is Un-American
O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War


April 29, 2009

Miss California on Liberty Live Radio Today

Miss California Carrie Prejean, who recently stood up for the moral fact of the superiority of the Creator's objective norms for human marriage over against the subjective inventions and impositions of the secular homosexual establishment, will appear on nationally syndicated radio today at 4-5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

Prejean will join hosts Mat Staver and Matt Barber on Liberty Live, a video broadcast that can be accessed online at American Family Radio and OneNewsNow.

Listeners who want to ask Miss California questions on air may call 866-963-2037.

It is worth noting that Prejean's comments in defense of marriage at the Miss USA pageant place her at the vital center of the American experiment in liberty under our true and knowable Creator. This affirmation of male and female in lifelong and liberating community under God has earned Miss Prejean the scorn of intolerant extremists such as Perez Hilton, whose pro-homosexualist, anti-Judeo-Christian worldview could never have yielded the "the blessings of liberty" that alarm tryants past, present, and future. 

Related:
Centrist Miss California Told to Shut Up "About Your Faith"
BBC: On Murdering Miss California
Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
Wildmon: Carrie Prejean vs. Rick Warren
Limbaugh vs. Obama


March 10, 2009

Rick on Radio: "Revenue, Rush, and Revolt?"

My radio interview with "Changing Worldviews" host Sharon Hughes of KDIA 1640 AM in San Francisco aired yesterday.

We are also adding the Center for Changing Worldviews to our list of resources under "Groups" on the main page of The Pearcey Report.

To listen to "Revenue, Rush, and Revolt?," click here.


February 10, 2009

Coulter Video: Godless Left Hates Idea of Nuclear Family

This CNSNews video features editor Terry Jeffrey interviewing Ann Coultertwo colleagues from my Human Events days.