Episode 125

Dignity with Fr. John Anderson

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July 8th, 2024

2 hrs 19 mins 4 secs

Season 9

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In this episode of Crossing Faiths, host John Pinna interviews Fr. John Anderson about his recent article "Identifying Threats to the Republic." They discuss the concept of human dignity in relation to concerns about the American republic. Anderson argues that the U.S. has lost sight of individual human value, instead treating humanity as a commodity. He expresses worry about the military-industrial-congressional complex that Dwight D. Eisenhower warned against, and how it threatens personal freedoms and democratic values. The conversation touches on the importance of an informed, active citizenry in maintaining a republic, the dangers of complacency and comfort, and the need for accountability and rule of law. Anderson uses examples from the COVID-19 pandemic to illustrate his points about oligarchy and the erosion of individual rights.

In the second half of the conversation, John Pinna and Fr. John Anderson discuss the recent presidential debate and express concerns about President Biden's cognitive abilities. They argue that Biden's performance in the debate raises questions about his mental competence and fitness for office. The speakers discuss the potential implications for national security and global affairs, suggesting that a competency test or medical examination of the president may be necessary. They explore the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment if Biden is found unfit, which would result in Vice President Kamala Harris becoming president. Throughout the conversation, they emphasize the importance of respecting the dignity of the individual (including Biden himself) and the need for responsible leadership given the current global challenges. They also touch on broader issues such as the Ukraine conflict, American values, and the integrity of the electoral process.

Article: Identifying Threats to the Republic

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