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Thursday, March 28

Delving into the Ethical Fabric of Political Leadership and Civic Duty on Foundations of Freedom Thursday

Today is Foundations of Freedom Thursday, so lets dive into some questions from the listeners- Which is better, primaries or caucuses?  And, If spending begins in the house, how is it that Biden is doing his own spending? Discover the heartbeat of American democracy as we promise an expedition through the landscape of our electoral systems, dissecting the value of primaries versus caucuses. This isn't just about voting mechanics—it's a deep dive into the lifeblood of civic engagement and the crucial role an informed electorate plays in upholding constitutional integrity. We'll unravel the complexities of this transition and its implications on representing the wider public, fueled by the wisdom of  great historical figures such as Thomas Jefferson, and the pressing need for voter awareness. As we navigate the murky waters of potential presidential pairings, we leave no stone unturned. A Trump-DeSantis ticket? The strategic allure of adding Marco Rubio to the mix? We analyze the constitutional nuances of state residency for White House contenders and look at the electoral chessboard. The conversation takes a turn towards the shadows of government accountability and corruption, tackling how personal ethics can be the beacon that guides us away from the pitfalls of power. We honor George Washington's profound insight into the interplay of religion, morality, and political prosperity, confronting today's pressing issues with historical wisdom and spirited debate. Support the show

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About WallBuilders Live!

WallBuilders Live! is the daily, half-hour program of David Barton, founder and president of WallBuilders. David is a nationally known Christian author and historian. Together with co-host Rick Green, WallBuilders Live! meets at the intersection of faith and politics, capturing the ideas of America’s Founding Fathers and applying them to the news and issues of today.

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Wednesday, April 17

What to do When the First Amendment Free Speech is on the Line?

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