War-AntiWar-Con-Job-Bob Davis Podcast 891

A Drone Strike Blows Up Internet…And A General

First of all after the US killed an Iranian General with a drone strike, social media went nuts. In addition all the other media went nuts. I think it’s time we sorted it all out in War-AntiWar-Con-Job-Bob Davis Podcast 891.

War-Anti-War Con Job

Furthermore when everyone wants to use the ‘facts’ they agree with and repeat arguments they hear on cable TV news it’s nothing but a war versus anti war con job.

Things Could Go Either Way

Certainly the United States is in a serious situation when it comes to Iran. In the wake of the airstrike things could go either way.

Real News Too Confusing and Complicated

Unfortunately no one was thinking about foreign policy when they voted in 2016. Moreover most Americans consider foreign affairs to be too confusing and difficult to think about.

Real World Too Complicated?

Above all when it comes to the US role in the rest of the world every action has a reaction. The hard part is managing reactions going forward.

You Want A Democracy? Grow Up!

Most noteworthy is the question of exactly what Americans want when it comes to foreign dealings. Sorry but it’s not as easy as a meme or a four line capital letters post on social media. More on that in War-AntiWar-Con-Job-Bob Davis Podcast 891.

Shouting Matches Are Not News

Even more these things aren’t solved with split screen debates on television where guests are encouraged to get into shouting matches. Meanwhile we show pictures of planes and ships.

Explaining The Issue

Finally it’s time to attempt to explain the contours of this story. In contrast to the magpies on the line, I am not going to tell listeners and subscribers what to think or what to do. I will not do your homework for you.

Try Listening First

If we really want to figure this out then different points of view need to be heard.

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The Government Should Do What I Say!

First of all people say it all the time. We pay the politicians salaries so they should do what we say. Learn more in Newsflash-USA-Not-Democracy?-Bob Davis Podcast 890.

What We Need Is More Democracy!

Moreover there are plenty of slick videos on social media telling us the same thing. The government doesn’t work for us, it’s not even a democracy “anymore”.

US Was Never A Democracy

What if I told you the United States was never a democracy to begin with?

What Is A Representative Republic?

Seems like the actual nature of the United States Government and it’s states is a mystery. Here’s a definition of democracy, and a definition of a representative republic.

Slick Videos And A Senator Who Finally Tells It Like It Is

In addition to slick instructional videos on social media telling us our government is supposed to work for us, it’s always a red letter day when a politician schools constituents on exactly how our government actually works. You’ll hear both examples in Newsflash-USA-Not-Democracy?-Bob Davis Podcast 890.

Fear The Mob

Above all our founders feared the mob. They took steps to insure against something they called “The Tyranny Of The Majority“.

Majority Rules!

In contrast you hear people say it all the time. Majority Rules! Our government doesn’t work for us! Truth is, it might not have been designed to work specifically FOR you.

Dual Sovereignty and Shared Sovereignty

The American people share their sovereignty with local, state and federal governments. We send representatives to our capitals. They do their work under a written constitution and the rule of law, with our input.

Tyranny of The Mob

What happens when you have mob rule? The French Revolution. The mob put the leader of the revolution itself under the blade. In the end, the French got a dictator. Tyranny as the result of mob rule.

Our Constitution is Outdated!

Certainly some think our constitution is outdated and it just needs a facelift.

Too Much Democracy

Finally, I personally think we already have too much democracy.

More Republic

What we need is more republic.

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