We hold these truths to be self-evident… Familiar words from our nation's Declaration. Dr. Paul Seaton (stmarys.edu), Professor of Philosophy at St. Mary's Seminary and University, joins us today to compare the 'we' from the Declaration's time to today's 'we.' There used to be a shared belief in the foundational principles of this country, even if you ideologically disagreed on other issues. No such commonality exists today. But the progressive's long march through the institutions has sped up recently and people are beginning to wake up and fight back. One way they're fighting back is with new institutions that uphold our foundations and teach the truth.
How far has Western civilization declined and is it reversible? Is it realistic to believe that we will continue to enjoy the freedoms that were established at the founding of this country once the pro-Marxism crowd fundamentally transforms that foundation? Here today to discuss is Mark Tapson (marktapson.com), Journalism Fellow at the Horowitz Freedom Center. We need to stand up, speak out, and start focusing on important topics instead of getting wrapped up in frivolous controversies. Will we be able to slow or even stop the long march through the institutions? Our arguments are strong and will win the debate. We just need to take the fight to them, reverse the long march, and take back our institutions.
Sometimes, when things change and a paradigm shift is upon you, it helps to review how we got to this point. On today's podcast, John looks at the long progressive march through America's institutions for the past century, as well as the change liberalism underwent from classic liberalism to Neo-Marxism. There were right-leaning push-backs with the Republican revolution in 1994 and the Tea Party in 2008. The woke crowd woke up and you began to see "racist!" and "white supremacist" and other epithets emerge, only to grow stronger by the time Donald Trump came on the scene. John offers suggestions on how to overcome the current crisis. It involves understanding what the crisis is and being able to talk to people on the other side and let them know you care. And of course, it always helps to pray for them.