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Posted: May 09, 2012

Is liberalism dead? Sean says “I sure hope so.” Founder and Editor of the acclaimed “American Spectator”, R. Emmett Tyrell, Jr. has just come out with a new book “The Death of Liberalism” in which he analyzes the past present and future of liberalism. He contends that liberals have “carried on as a kind of landed aristocracy, gifted but doomed. They dominated the culture and the politics of the country, unchallenged from the beginnings of the Cold War to the first Nixon administration.” What has occurred since? Has the political environment of the United States acted as a warm and fuzzy incubator in which Liberalism could grow, or has the country taken a sharp turn? In the book, Tyrrell advocates the latter, pointing to the fact that since the 2008 elections Democrats have shown their true colors by putting us an additional trillion dollars into debt when faced with an entitlement crisis.

The leader of this decline, President Obama, “is a stealth socialist” and a leader such as Obama creates an unsustainable state because “In the Constitution there is life. There is energy. In statism there is only stagnation and death.” “The good news,” says Tyrrell “is that conservatives always outnumber the liberals and now, in some surveys, they outnumber the moderates.” Tyrrell continued, “The moderates and conservatives have, in truth, been under assault by liberal programs for years, and they are now reasserting themselves.” What is our proof of this? Tyrrell offers, “In the election of 2010, they flipped 20 legislative chambers from Democratic to Republican and gained six governorships.”

Ultimately, Tyrell concludes that “Americans from all walks of life are turning out to affirm the Constitution, to once again defend American freedom, to safeguard free markets. They are the conservatives, the moderates, the independents, and many who have never shown an interest in politics in their lives. They know that we are a climatic juncture in our history. Something is alive in the land: the Constitution. And something is dead: Liberalism.” We must still tread with caution and vote wisely because “though Liberalism is dead, the enormous cost it racked up will lay heavy on the Republic for years to come.” To order Tyrrell’s latest book, “The Death of Liberalism” or two read excerpts, click here.

Suicide of a Superpower
Sean was joined by author and former presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan to discuss his book, Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?” Buchanan has dedicated his entire life to public service and through his countless miles and speeches he’s seen the very best and worst of this country. The basic idea of his new book, “Suicide of a Superpower”, is summed up when he wrote, “The ‘one Nation under God, indivisible’ part of the Pledge of Allegiance is passing away. In a few decades, that America will be gone forever and in its place will arise a country unrecognizable to our parents.’”

“America is in decline,” candidly stated Buchanan, “This is not the country that I grew up in, we seem to be at war with each other and the folks at the Occupy Wall Street movement seem to have a real hatred from one side of the country to another and that’s why I wrote this book, because I wante d to know why.” “Iran is on the verge of obtaining nuclear weapons,” pressed Hannity, “We can’t even persuade them to stop publicly saying they want to wipe Israel from the face of the earth.” “There is a naivety here,” agreed Buchanan, “We were the single dominant world superpower and now we’re following the old statement ‘there go my people and I have to get out in front of them for I am their leader.’” There’s a chance that we can regain our status in the world but it’ll require a level of leadership this country hasn’t seen for a long time. To read more about Mr. Buchanan’s book, click here.