Radio, July 8: Facts to a candid world

Join us on radio every Sunday, 5-8pm on 710 KNUS, Denver and now also on 1460 KZNT, Colorado Springs To listen online from anywhere, click ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Up here in Backbone, we think of Independence Day as a season, not just a midweek blip. I've been dwelling all week with that magnificent freedom charter, the Declaration of Independence, starting when we read the whole thing aloud on last week's show. In the Declaration, you see that our founders were thinkers and persuaders, men of reason and logic, as well as men unafraid to fight and force the outcome if necessary. They not only discerned truths from God and nature, they not only based government upon consent -- they also thought globally with "a decent respect to the opinions of mankind," and wrote of letting "facts be submitted to a candid world."

Today's new media and conservative grassroots action do the same. We give people credit for good sense and invite them into the public conversation, overriding the effort of liberal elites to monopolize the conversation and silence them. Submitting facts to a candid world has been our mission at Backbone Radio, weekly since 2004. We have faith in awakened citizens to do the rest.

This Sunday I'll talk about conservative new media and their growing impact on issues with one of the men in the forefront, Jed Babbin, editor of Human Events and aithor of the new book, "In the Words of Our Enemies."

** Richard Allen, Reagan's first national security adviser and now a Denver resident, returns to the show with his perspective on Iraq and Iran, al Qaeda plots in Britain, and Fred Thompson's imminent campaign.

** Plus State Sen. Josh Penry (R-Grand Junction) on his political judo that keeps majority Dems off balance, and my exclusive interview with Bishop Anthony Lobo of Islamabad, Pakistan, about conditions for the 2% Christian population there.

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