This week on Vocal Point with Jerry Newcombe, (Nov 12 – Nov 18). Listen to VOCAL POINT Daily at MIDNIGHT, 6AM, NOON, 6PM, (Eastern Time) on GraceNetRadio.com.
❖ Adam Brandon
The midterm election results were a mixed bag. One of the interesting developments is that some of the candidates that won Congressional seats ran on explicitly socialistic-type platforms. Meanwhile, the more conservative senatorial candidates did better, generally. Providing a conservative analysis of the midterms is Adam Brandon, the president of FreedomWorks. Since many voters listed health care as their biggest concern, Brandon points out that conservatives need to do a better job next time around to articulate market-based solutions to healthcare concerns. Adam Brandon joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the results of the midterms. www.freedomworks.org
❖ Dr. Kevin Portteus
Before the recent mid-term election, Hillsdale professor, Dr. Kevin Portteus, published a piece in the Hill on how Congress needs to shed its image as “our most dysfunctional institution.” In that article, he notes, “The dysfunctions of Congress observed by scholars and journalists are merely symptoms of a more profound disease in our government. Leaders from both parties are infected with the desire to abdicate their legislative power, and it has corrupted the whole institution. Until the disease is properly diagnosed and treated, legislative decline will only continue.” Dr. Kevin Portteus joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the need for Congress to reform itself. Note: the interview was likewise conducted prior to the recent election. www.hillsdale.edu
❖ Paul Kengor
Ronald Reagan was more of a Christian than people generally realize. Dr. Paul Kengor, a history and political science professor at Grove City College, is a best-selling author. A few of his books have dealt with our 40th president, including God and Ronald Reagan. The text of a letter from four decades ago that President Reagan wrote to his dying father-in-law, a non-believer, has been recently published. Kengor even wrote an article about this letter. It is amazing that “Reagan, who held the most difficult job in the world, would have paused in the middle of his day, August 7, 1982, to write a four-page letter like this on White House stationery….Reagan sat down to pen letters like this throughout his presidency and his gubernatorial years.” Dr. Paul Kengor speaks with Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point in reference to Reagan and his faith and his concern for the eternal soul of his wife’s father. www.visionandvalues.org
❖ Jeremy Dys
America’s first liberty is religious liberty. The nation was founded ultimately for the purpose of religious freedom. Yet many today religious liberty is at risk. On the forefront of fighting for our nation’s first liberty is First Liberty (formerly Liberty Institute). Recently there was a case out of Anchorage, Alaska, where the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission was attempting to deny a Christian attorney’s rights to defend his client. But through First Liberty’s involvement, the attorney prevailed. Jeremy Dys, a key attorney of First Liberty, joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to talk about this religious liberty case. www.firstliberty.org
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