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Press [1] for Democracy (P1FD) is a Coffee Party Radio show that discusses the political issues of the day in a civil, fact-based, and transpartisan manner.  Transpartisan is quite different from bi- or non-partisan in the we encourage callers to be passionate about their positions, but also that they listen and respond to those with differing points of view repsectfully and with a true desire to find common ground on which solutions can be built.  

Tonight on P1FD . . .

Are You a Teacher or a Preacher?

It seems to me that there are two ways in which people will approach a political discussion – either as a Teacher or a Preacher.  [Good] Teachers look to impart knowledge to their students and then engage them in discussion that encourages them to analyze the information from all angles.  Teachers routinely employ tools such as logic and critical thinking, and often encourage students to do further, independent research.  On the other hand, preachers espouse predefined “truths” from a single viewpoint, looking to instill those views through rote memorization.  Acceptance is demanded while discussion and free thought are discouraged and, in extreme cases, banned as sacrilege.   So to boil each down to its essence, teachers attempt to expand students’ minds to where they can reach their own, educated conclusions, while preachers seek to imprint minds like an old-time mimeograph machine.   Now, if we agree that a good number of today’s voters are undereducated, which approach affords the best results?  And which do you employ?

Tonight on Press [1] for Democracy, we’ll take a deep dive into your priority lists and see if we can gain some consensus on what we, The People, want to see accomplished in Washington this year.  

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