Paul for President. Ron or Rand?
“I see your dad is going to Iowa,” noted Hannity, “I think it means he’s going to run for president, will you support him?” Senator Paul laughed off the speculation saying, “I’ve been thinking about running for president but I think that the Tea Party needs a seat at the table.” Paul continued, “After all that fuss about shutting the government down you’d think that we got significant cuts but our spending is still more than last year and our deficit is still greater than last year.” Hannity quickly quipped, “The Republicans didn’t keep their promise and I want them to keep their promise.” Senator Paul made the headlines of The Hill yesterday by calling on his colleagues to vote against the budget agreement. “I think there’s a real opportunity with the debt limit,” pushed Hannity, “Why don’t the Republicans give a short term extensio n with very little money and massive requirements for cutting spending.” Paul replied, “It’s going to take the leadership getting together with the rest of us to demand this.” For more on Senator Paul’s interview with Sean, watch this!
Can The Budget Really Be Balanced?
“The country we love is literally hanging in the balance,” Sean kicked off Tuesday’s show, “The country is spending $3.7 trillion and we’re taking in just a little over $2 trillion and yet politicians are squabbling over $63 billion. Sean continued his criticism saying, “We have the Ryan budget which is bold and courageous but unfortunately it goes out twenty some-odd years before we get to a balanced budget.” As Kentucky Senator Rand Paul mentioned, Congressman Ryan’s budget is the right idea but it simply will take too long. America doesn’t have the time to wait nearly two decades to cut spending. “You’d better start dealing with this,” warned Hannity, “I fear that America will have to go through unnecessary and ridiculous pain before Washington wakes up!” To read more about Senator Paul’s interview with Sean, check out Hannity.com here!
Mike Ghouse and David Horowitz: No Burqa’s in France
Leaving the budget battle for a bit, Sean brought up the interesting headline that France’s recent ban on the wearing of burqa’s has gone into full force. The law states that anyone wearing a burqa would face a fine equivalent to $216 dollars. Sean was joined by David Horowitz and Michael Ghouse, founder of America Together Foundation, to discuss the morality of these laws. “Should women have the right to eat, drink or wear what they want to,” asked Ghouse, “Osama Bin Laden wants to force women to wear the burqa and Sarkozy doesn’t want them to, who are these guys?” “We have a Constitution that we have a free secular society but that doesn’t recognize all religious traditions,” retorted Horowitz, “You couldn’t go into a temple and sacrifice one of the animals that was sacrificed in the Old Testament so we need to recognize the realities we live in.” This is an interesting debate f or sure. There are some who feel that this is far exceeding government’s role while others believe that this is a necessary effort to help stem the tide of terrorist activities. It remains to be seen if this debate will arrive in the United States and, if so, how it will be received. For more on this story, check out Reuters.com.
Speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, foreign policy, islam, interfaith and cohesive societies. He offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day at www.TheGhousediary.com . Mike has a strong national and local presence in the tv, radio and print media, details at www.MikeGhouse.net , a personal site.
David Joel Horowitz (born January 10, 1939) is an American conservative writer and policy advocate. Horowitz was a member of the New Left in the late 1960s before moving to the right in the 1970s. He is a founder and the president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, edits the conservative tabloid FrontPage Magazine, and writes for Christopher Ruddy's conservative website NewsMax. Horowitz founded the right-leaning activist group Students for Academic Freedom.