Radio, Mar. 25: 'Because They Hate'

    Update after 3/25 show: We were pleased to welcome as a surprise guest this evening, in addition to the strong lineup below, GOP presidential candidate Duncan Hunter. The California congressman, campaigning on defense, immigration, and trade, recently topped straw polls in AZ and SC. Matt Dunn, Karen Kataline, and I were pretty impressed with what he had to say. Read more about him at

---------------------------------------------------------------------- Join us on radio every Sunday, 5-8pm on 710 KNUS, Denver To listen online from anywhere, click ---------------------------------------------------------------------- "As an Arab Christian, and victim of radical Islam during the Lebanese civil war, I refuse to stand by and let the same thing happen to my adopted country, the United States. Even after 9/11, there are those who say that we must 'engage' our terrorist enemies, that we must 'address their grievances.'

"Their grievance is our freedom of religion. Their grievance is our democratic process. Islamic religious authorities and terrorist leaders repeatedly state that they will destroy the United States and Western civilization. Unless we take them at their word, and defend ourselves, they will succeed."

** Those are the words of Brigitte Gabriel, one of my guests on this week's edition of Backbone Radio. You may have seen her on Fox News recently. Her book is "Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America." You won't want to miss this interview. Also on Sunday the 25th...

** Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), boasting the most conservative voting record in the US Senate, reports on the battle with Dems over the war and the budget.

** Brian Kennedy, President of the Claremont Institute, will outline the missile threat America faces - a growing danger against which we're largely undefended.

** Linda Gorman brings word from inside the socialist-leaning Colorado Health Care Commission where she's a lone free-market voice amidst the stampede toward legislative recommendations on the Canada model.

** And film producer Chris Burgard talks about "Border," his powerful new documentary on the illegal immigration crisis.

Join us for your weekend conservative update. Now that Backbone Radio is on the hit list just about every Sunday for Colorado Media Matters, the lefty whine group, we are more than ever... the place to be.

Yours for self-government, JOHN ANDREWS