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GUEST: OPEN FORUM
For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:
- You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
- An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.
“My great fear is that we are quickly approaching a situation where our two major political parties are not only distinguished by whether they are ideologically liberal or conservative but also by whether they actively support and defend basic liberal democratic norms and institutions or not. In the past, both the Republican and Democratic parties have been honorable defenders of American democratic norms and institutions. It is difficult to say, though, that the Republican Party as a whole is strongly committed to defending liberal democratic values right now.” ~ Dr. Benjamin Knoll, Ph.D., Contributor John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor of Politics, Centre College, “Donald Trump, the Republican Party, and the future of American democracy are at a crossroads”, 02/26/2017, huffingtonpost.com