Wednesday, November 14, 2007

On the Show Today - Wednesday 11/14/2007

Hour 1

Mitt Romney says that people shouldn't be afraid of him because he's a Mormon, and is even prepared to give a JFK style speech explaining what Mormonism is and what it's all about. But who should he worry more about explaining his faith to--the right or the left? Should anyone be barred from serving as President of the United States because of their religion? Isn't that anti-American?

Hour 2

Eliot Spitzer announces he is going to drop his plan to offer driver's license to illegal immigrants. But what allowed him to even consider the plan in the first place? A provision in the Real ID Act of 2005 that allows state governors to give IDs to illegals, dogs, Martians, whoever because it's apparently unconstitutional to offer a federal ID. But why? The author of the act, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, joins Tom.

Hour 3

Everyone says they want a cap on malpractice awards. But if it's your family that's injured by an incompetent doctor, you would want as much money as you could get. So is it right to keep the awards unlimited?

Prince George's County, in Maryland, wants you to vaccinate your kid. If you don't, you'll be thrown in jail. On the one hand, it is possible that some vaccines could cause autism. On the other hand, not getting your child vaccinated could get others sick. That's not fair, right? Does the county have the right to do this?

PLUS: A child who sets a major wildfire is not charged because he didn't mean any harm, and an employer fires an employee who turns in a criminal. Where's the justice?