Radio, June 17: Fatherless nation?

Join us on radio every Sunday, 5-8pm on 710 KNUS, Denverand now also on 1460 KZNT, Colorado Springs To listen online from anywhere, click ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Father's Day 2007 fills me with gratitude for my dad, John K. Andrews (1920-1998). All that he taught by precept and example to me, my brother and sisters; the protection and provision he gave us; his long devoted partnership with our mother; and his manly faith in the God of the Bible -- this heritage from "Cap," as thousands of kids at summer camp called him, gives me wealth beyond gold and much to live up to.

How tragic and troubling that America in this new century sees almost half its children born to single mothers, with no dad at all to help them grow up. The fatherless kids in some minority groups are now closer to two-thirds. And the problem is worse when effects of the divorce epidemic are factored in.

We also see in politics, education, media, and even in the church, a spreading culture of selfishness, shallowness, emotionalism, irresponsibility, impulsiveness and impatience that denies the masculine principle essential for the survival of any society, no less than any family.

If the United States becomes materially and spiritually a fatherless nation, we will soon cease to be a nation at all. This we cannot permit. This we must resist and counteract with our whole being. At least that's how it looks to us this summer from up here in Backbone Colorado USA, and that's the focus of our Father's Day radio show on June 17.

** Jim Pfaff of the Colorado Family Institute and black conservative Joseph C. Phillips, Denver's man in Hollywood, join me to talk about why dads are indispensable and what policies that calls for.

** Paul Williams, author of several books on the jihad threat to our homeland, brings his cold realism about the Islamist design to "orphan" America as we have known it.

** Plus Colorado free-market health policy expert Brian Schwartz and Houston attorney Shawn Raymond, co-author of the vision for a US Public Service Academy to complement our military service academies.

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Yours for self-government, JOHN ANDREWS