The National Education Association is right when they say, “Casting a ballot is a critical exercise of democratic participation. But voting is the easy part. It should not be the beginning and end of an individual’s political activism. For anyone who cares about the direction of the country, engagement in the political process should be a lifetime commitment.” Politics are a part of our daily lives whether we know it or not. People in power play politics to achieve their goals all too often at the expense of the masses. Does democracy actually exist? Would we be better off with a philosopher king? Is government necessary? Let’s find out.

EPISODE 147 MAIN ISSUE: POLITICS

EPISODE 147 TOPICS: RULER OF THE DINNER TABLE, KNOW NO NO-WIN SCENARIO, THANK YOU DR. PAUL BACKER, HATRED FADES TO BLACK LIVES MATTER, SEAN AND SCOTT GO OFF THE CUFF IN THE BUFF ON SOME STUFF, PHILOSOPHER KING OF THE ROAD TO DEMOCRACY, YOU DRIVE ME BUREAUCRAZY, WE BREAK IT YOU BUY IT, FALLING DOWN TO EARTH, THE NONEXISTENT DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARIES V. THE UNFORTUNATELY EXISTENT DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (THEATRE)

EPISODE 147 SEGMENTS: JUSTWORTHY CAUSE – OPENSECRETS.ORG, WORDS TO LIVE BY

EPISODE 147 LINKS: opensecrets.org, votesmart.org

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