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- Are people really disillusioned by the current state of politics, not matter the party? I believe they are and in this broadcast you’ll learn what to do about it as well as how to listen to the candidates declaring political aspirations with an open and educated mind!
Show Notes: Here are some points covered in today’s broadcast on the Political Climate
Thomas Jefferson said:
“If I could not go to Heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all.”
John Adams said:
“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”
George Washington agreed, saying in his farewell presidential speech:
“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism.”
- How do we really know what the candidate stands for and ignore rhetoric?
- Positions change – is there a place to see what they use to believe (for example candidates have been pro-life at one time and now are not.)?
- I can refer to the document in the government class that helps the kids go through what their position is?
- What values are you looking for in a candidate?
- What issues are most important to you?
- How will you support your chosen candidate?
Many of these topics are covered in other broadcasts – search for these terms on the front page: Click here find them. I’ve suggested a few below under specific topics:
- The Economy – Hope and Change
- Government spending and the national debt – Debt Crisis
- Immigration Reform – A Year In Review
- Foreign Policy, particularly ISIS and Russia – China? – State of the World
- National Security – Free Market and ISIS
- Climate change – Blog on the Topic of Politics Today
- Do nothing Senator
- Do nothing Secretary of State
- Clinton Foundation
- She’s a rich person trying to get middle class and lower vote with anti-rich rhetoric
- Deleted emails from Secretary of State tenure
- Her attempt to position herself as a member of the middle class when she and her husband are multi-millionaires
- Bernie Sanders – Independent/Socialist, Vermont Senator
- Lincoln Chafee – Former Governor and Senator, Rhode Island
Republicans, declared candidates, with NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey of 251 Republican primary voters – ‘Could You See Yourself Supporting:’
- Marco Rubio 74%
- Jeb Bush 70%
- Scott Walker 61%
- Rand Paul 59%
- Ted Cruz 57%
- Mike Huckabee 52%
- Carly Fiorino 17%
- Ben Carson