Pelosi’s Vultures

On his show April 6, 2011, Dennis Prager said: “I’ll never forget when I was a kid [nine years old]. There was a man who was a high school math teacher, Mr. Joe Salts. What a sweet man. A member of the synagogue. He was hit by a hit-and-run driver on the West Side highway. He was blinded. The synagogue took care of this man for the rest of his life.

“The impact it made on me watching my father have people over to the house to see how much will you give, how much will you give. I have tears in my eyes. But as the state gets bigger, he just applies at some agency and has a bureaucrat take down the details.”

“Here’s another victim of the big state in terms of goodness because they say, why should I take care of my neighbor? The government will.

“This man blinded in the auto accident. The man was a member of the synagogue. The biggest thing DeTocqueville noted was how many free associations Americans made. Because the government was weak, people had strong civil society.

“I remember being a member of the Simi Valley Rotary Club. It was all men. They would get together every week. These guys, almost none of whom were wealthy, they were hard-working middle class. And you know what they devoted every meeting to? What charity they would engage in. But as government takes over more and more of charitable work, what need do you have for these charities? But we need people to join societies. The bigger the government, the more atomized the society.”


Wednesday, April 06, 2011 Radio Show
20110406 – 1 Pelosi’s Values
Prager H1: Nancy Pelosi decries the fate of children and seniors in expressing her horror at the proposed Republican budget cuts for 2011. Thus it was, is and ever will be… With the Paul Ryan deficit reduction plan on the table, the parties have taken sides: the Republicans are serious about reducing the deficit. And what about the Democrats? Are they serious?

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 Radio Show
20110406 – 2 Male/Female Hour: Manning Up
Prager H2: Dennis talks to Kay Hymowitz, Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. Her new book is Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 Radio Show
20110406 – 3 Fingerprint Little League Coaches
Prager H3: In a NJ town, coaches and all other volunteers, now have to be fingerprinted. Fear of child molesters… President Obama is paling up to proven liar and race baiter, Al Sharpton, This demeans the Office… Dennis talks to John Fund of the Wall Street Journal about Wisconsin and the looming government shutdown…

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