Radio, May 27: Memorial Day special

Decoration or desecration for 232 years of patriotic sacrifices? Update after show: Bill Federer's book, "What Every American Needs to Know about the Qur'an," is here. And Judge Robert Dierker's book on the runaway courts is at this link. Here is Frank Gaffney's online petition about PBS covering for radical Islam. State Sen. Mike Kopp, Gulf War paratroop veteran, was our guest in place of Congressman Duncan Hunter, who had to reschedule because of an airline problem.

Join us on radio every Sunday, 5-8pm on 710 KNUS, Denver To listen online from anywhere, click ------------------------------------------------------------------------- "We anticipate a black future for America. Instead of remaining united states, it shall end up separated states." So said Osama bin Laden to ABC News in 1998. That's the aim of Al Qaeda, our main enemy in Iraq. If their goal of nuclear strikes on US cities is achieved, political collapse for America as we know it may not be an empty threat.

The Aztlan radical movement in Mexico and the American southwest also envisions separating these United States by its own strategy of demographic and cultural subversion. And if the surrender of sovereignty packaged in the Kennedy-McCain immigration bill succeeds, Aztlan might turn out to be no fantasy either. What's this have to do with Memorial (earlier Decoration) Day?

The holiday originally honored half a million Americans who died in the 1861-1865 war to keep these states united. Decorating their graves gratefully at the end of May each year was the custom. The day now recognizes our fallen fighters in all wars back to the founding.

Desecration of their sacrifice, and annulment of all our nation stands for, will result if you and I in this generation fail our trust as Americans and let disaster overtake this land of liberty. This Memorial Day must be not only a time to look back in gratitude, but also a time of renewed commitment for us to protect what they handed down to us.

Backbone Radio this Sunday, May 27, takes that theme. I hope you'll be listening.

** Duncan Hunter, Republican presidential candidate and congressman from San Diego, returns to the show with an update on both the war abroad and the battle for secure borders here at home.

** Mike Coffman, Colorado Secretary of State and a Marine veteran of both Iraq wars, brings his perspective on Memorial Day along with current political issues.

** Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy will report on PBS's refusal to air his film on radical Islam. And author William Federer will preview his new book on facts and myths about Islamic teachings.

** Plus Judge Robert Dierker of Missouri with a report on his politically incorrect book, "Tyranny of Tolerance: A Sitting Judge Breaks the Code of Silence to Expose the Liberal Judicial Assault."

Spin the dial, surf the net, troll through the weekdays -- you just won't find anything else like Backbone Radio. Please be part of our show this weekend by tuning in at 5pm Sunday.

Yours for self-government, JOHN ANDREWS