Alexander Hamilton famously predicted that the judiciary would be "the least dangerous" branch of government. How's that working out?
The Supreme Court stands as arbiter over a country increasingly unable to govern itself. Americans can't agree on the meaning of the Constitution or even the rule of law. Are the nine high priests enthroned in their marble temple the saviors of the Republic or the pallbearers of democracy? Are they defenders of the Constitution as written or super-legislators who make law from the bench? What did the Founders envision when they vested the "judicial Power" in "one supreme Court"? Join us as our guest provides the answers with an incisive reading of the law and constitutional history.
How did an ideology arise that condemns masculinity as dangerous and destructive? Our guest has a knack for tackling the tough issues of our day. We often hear that Exhibit A of toxic behavior is evangelical Christian men. But the social sciences tell a very different story. Studies find that family men who attend church regularly test out as the most loving husbands and the most engaged fathers. They have the lowest rate of divorce and--here's the real stunner--the lowest rate of domestic violence of any group in America. The sociological facts explode anti-male stereotypes and show that classic Christianity has the power to overcome toxic behavior and reconcile the sexes. That's a finding that has stood up to rigorous empirical testing.
Robert Delahunty is a Washington Fellow at The Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life. His research focuses on national sovereignty and anti-trust law. He was LeJeune Chair and Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to this, he was in the Senior Executive Service at the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as Deputy General Counsel at the White House Office of Homeland Security, as special advisor to the Solicitor of Labor at the U.S. Department of Labor, and as special advisor to the Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He was an Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in the litigating division. Delahunty is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Oxford University, and Columbia University. He was a member of the philosophy faculty at Durham University in the United Kingdom and was a tutor in philosophy at Oriel College, Oxford University. Delahunty has written numerous articles on constitutional law, international law, and Shakespeare and the law. He has published in The Wall Street Journal, The Federalist, Law & Liberty, National Review Online, and elsewhere.
Nancy Pearcey is the bestselling author of seven books, including two ECPA Gold Medallion Winners: Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity and How Now Shall We Live? (co-authored by Chuck Colson and Harold Fickett). Additional books include The Soul of Science, Finding Truth, Saving Leonardo, Love Thy Body, and most recently The Toxic War on Masculinity. Her books have been translated into 19 languages, and she has also contributed chapters to 15 books. A former agnostic, Pearcey was hailed in The Economist as “America’s pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual.” She has published hundreds of articles in outlets such as The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Fox News, The Daily Caller, The American Enterprise, American Thinker, Human Life Review, First Things, Christianity Today, the Regent University Law Review, CNS News, Human Events, and The Federalist. As the founding editor of BreakPoint radio for nine years, Pearcey wrote 1000+ radio commentaries and edited thousands more for broadcast. Currently, Pearcey is a professor and scholar in residence at Houston Christian University, where she holds the Elizabeth and John Gibson Endowed Chair in Apologetics. She is also a fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture.