Former Shows & Episodes

Preserving America

Preserving America – Democracy: the two-edged sword

There is nothing magical about any form of government. If a leader of a monarchy or a dictatorship is benevolent, intelligent, and moral, the society created can serve its people well. And, of course, if the leader is the opposite, the result is the opposite. Similarly, a democracy can produce a good life or a difficult one for its people . The great difference between a democracy and other forms of government is that in a democracy, the people of the society do not get a free ride. They are ultimately in charge of things, and in a very real sense, the life they get is the one they allow to be created. In this program, Dr. Porter discusses the two-edged sword of the democracy of today’s America, and in particular, discusses the weaknesses of our government in the context of the weaknesses of our people.

Preserving America – The Unheeded Warning

In this program, Dr. Porter repeats the warning given to America which tried to alert the people of the nation to the forces which would destroy the democracy. He explains the warning, explains why it was true, and explains what the people of the nation need to do to avoid the death of the nation.

Preserving America – What Do We Do When the Government Violates the Law?

In recent years, in so many ways, both state and federal rulings have flaunted the laws of the land in both spirit and in letter. Unconstitutionality abounds in many federal and state court decisions. Dr. Porter discusses instances of the abuses of government which have been eroding the Constitution and our democracy. He goes on to warn of the dangers of flaunting the law by the very organ of our society to which the law is entrusted, particularly at a time when such abuses bring greater hardships upon people already weakened by a weakened economy. This is must listening for our citizens. Before beginning his discussion, Dr. Porter, as promised, brings his listeners up to date on the progress of his own campaign for Congress. Join him at this critical juncture of our nation’s history.

Preserving America – What Do We Do When the Government Violates the Law?

In recent years, in so many ways, both state and federal rulings have flaunted the laws of the land in both spirit and in letter. Unconstitutionality abounds in many federal and state court decisions. Dr. Porter discusses instances of the abuses of goverment which have been eroding the Constitution and our democracy. He goes on to warn of the dangers of flaunting the law by the very organ of our society to which the law is entrusted, particulary at a time when such abuses bring greater hardships upon people already weakened by a weakened economy. This is must listening for our citizens. Before beginning his discussion, Dr. Porter, as promised, brings his listeners up to date on the progress of his own campaign for Congress. Join him at this critical juncture of our nation’s history.

Preserving America – Walking the Walk

Having railed for many weeks against the dysfunction and corruption of our government and the pitifully low level of candidates for President, in this program Dr. Porter announces that he will do more than talk the talk. He will walk the walk and run for Congress in the re-districted Pennsylvania Congressional District #3. He goes through his rationale and promises to take the listener through the process of running for office. It is a unique opportunity to see how the system really works.

Preserving America – Why Is America’s Democracy Failing

Left-leaning, Right-leaning, Centrist–virtually all Americans of every political stripe are unhappy with our democracy. They do not see America any longer as a model of democratic government, and most of our citizens believe that the nation is headed in the wrong direction. Why have the people of this country allowed their treasured democracy to deteriorate as it has? It is a profoundly important question. In this program, Dr. Porter asks it and attempts to explain the answer. He also asks what can be done about it and offers three courses of action.

Preserving America – American Elections: Unfree and Unfair

If you think that America–the great bastion of freedom–has elections which are fair and free, think again. The rules which allow for gerrymandering, ballot access, and the right to speak at public forums are so crooked and so manipulated, they have made a mockery of our democracy. In this program, Dr. Porter discusses the issue with facts and data rarely provided to our citizens. He will make you think twice about the corruption of our electoral process, and he will offer you courses of action by which the corruption can be stopped and a real democracy restored.

Preserving America – Once To Every Man

The failure of the so-called “super-committee” has brought our nation to the precipice of economic calamity. The lack of leadership of our President, the pitiful choices offered up by the Republican candidates opposing him, the dysfunction of our Congress, the lack of trust in our government and more have created a crossroads for our democracy. At this juncture, decisions of selflessness are needed from the various constituencies of our government. In this program, Dr. Porter discusses these choices–choices which must be made for our democracy to survive.

Preserving America – From Occupy to Change

Thus far, with the exception of the day the public moved some money from the big banks to local ones, the occupy Wall St. movement has contented itself with protests of little significance in terms of bringing about real change. While the movement is yet young and difficult to judge, it nonetheless has not spurred the kind of action which will bring about a more egalitarian economy and democracy. To do that, the occupiers will need to focus on specific goals and the means to accomplish those goals. In this program, Dr. Porter offers an agenda of five goals and a means of achieving them. If the American people–indeed peoples around the world–truly wish to bring about change, they will have to do in whole or part what Dr. Porter is suggesting here. Please listen to this blueprint for real change and comment on it on Dr. Porter’s Facebook page (Dr. Steven Porter). We can use webtalk radio and the social media to accomplish the results which so many millions of “common folk” seek. Let’s start here, with this program.

Preserving America – For Want of a Nail

The Republican election mantras truly reveal how phony the candidates are. On the one hand they claim to want to help small business. On the other they rail against any national health care system as being some kind of socialist government takeover. In this program, using the old saying “For Want of a Nail” Dr. Porter exposes the reality of the Republican scam as well as that of the creators of “Obama care.”
He gives real research to support his commentary–research which is almost never discussed by either a candidate or a representative of the mainstream media. If you would like the truth, and like to know the real story behind the lack of US job creation, listen to this program. If you really want to create American jobs, follow the program’s suggestions.