Oct 1, 2011 • 50M

Who Should Be President and Why?

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Bob Zadek
Bob talks about the issues that affect our lives on a daily basis from a purely libertarian standpoint. He believes in small government, fewer taxes, and greater personal freedom.<br /><br />America has lost its way, but it cannot and does not need to be reinvented. Our founders were correct about their approach to government, as were John Locke, Adam Smith and the other great political philosophers who influenced them. The country’s first principles are economic and social freedom, republicanism, the rule of law, and liberty. Bob believes we must take the best of our founding principles and work from them because a country without principles is just a landmass.
Episode details

The Presidential election costs about a billion dollars and it captures our attention for 15 months. Debates are held, we review the voting records of candidates, check their IQs, college transcripts, the intensity of their faith, relationships with spouses and core beliefs. With all this, one can only wonder if the process produces the best President. Do we as voters and as a nation know which qualities produce the best Chief Executive? In this episode, Bob spends an hour with Thomas Fleming, a presidential scholar who is also one of our greatest living historians and he explains what history can reveal about the nature the Presidency. As Santayana has taught us, “Those who fail to learn from the mistakes of their predecessors are destined to repeat them.” An hour with Thomas Fleming goes by like 5 minutes. You’ll not want to miss this timely show.