Kresta in the Afternoon – July 18, 2012 – Hour 1

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    First Topic - Why We Should Say "No" to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is urging the Senate not to ratify the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). President Barack Obama signed the treaty in 2009, and a Senate vote on ratification is expected this month. HSLDA Chairman Michael Farris said that "Article 7 gives government the ability to override every decision of a parent of disabled children if the government thinks that its views are in 'the best interest of the child." In 2006, the Holy See announced that it would not sign the CPRD. Mike Farris joins us.

    Second Topic - If Not Us, Who?: William Rusher, National Review, and the Conservative Movement

    Best known as the longtime publisher of National Review, William Rusher (1923-2011) was more than just a crucial figure in the history of the Right's leading magazine. He was a political intellectual, tactician, and strategist who helped shape the historic rise of conservatism. Largely unexamined until now, Rusher's career opens a new window onto the history of the conservative movement, its successes and failures. Biographer David Frisk joins us.

     

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