Challenging the liberal norms. Every year, universities and colleges across the nation add more modern books to reading lists while eliminating the classics many of us read in junior and senior high school or at the very least, in our freshman year of college. What can parents do to make sure their child is exposed to the classics (like Dickens, Hawthorne and Twain) and not only what others decide they SHOULD read? Chad gives you a few ideas.
Next, former Secretary of State and Attorney General Rufus Edmisten joins Chad to give a slightly different view of state political issues. Rufus explains how he was the Attorney General for two full terms and a half term. He also served for years as Secretary of State. Chad asks his take on the current Republican legislature and Governor. Rufus explains Democrats began losing power starting in the Eastern part of the state under the Holshouser administration. He says he gets frustrated with the lack of civility which political consultants are conducting themselves – and even the way the candidates act as well – that seem to be more vile and antagonistic than in the past. Chad says it’s not much different among the Democrats with Sanders gaining power over the “establishment candidate” Hillary Clinton. Chad asks Rufus what he thinks will happen with the gerrymandered district issue. Rufus quotes Yogi Berra, “It’s deja vu all over again.” He explains he dealt with this issue when he was Attorney General, and one time, had a case where politicians wanted districts redrawn to have one judge’s home be included. Rufus predicts though, there will be a stay issued in the case. He tells Chad drawing the districts and packing them with African-Americans is not the right way to do things for either side.
In the second hour, AFP State Director Donald Bryson is in studio. Chad asks about the situation between the solar industry, farming and AFP. It comes down to statements made about farming by Senator Andy Wells, the response from Rep. Chris Millis and AFP’s statement regarding renewable energy. Chad is impressed Donald is able to remember all of his points without any notes. Donald tells Chad AFP is spreading the word about how the Attorney General, who is running in the Democratic primary for Governor, is embracing many of President Obama’s policies – especially when it comes to Obamacare and renewable energy. Chad asks AFP’s thoughts on Congresswoman Renee Ellmers. Donald explains her vote to reinstate the Import-Export Bank which had expired, was really a betrayal to the organization. Donald says being a grassroots organization, they realize the most powerful voice is that of an informed voter. Chad gives accolades to AFP and Donald on how much money they’ve saved taxpayers on issues involving educational choice, right to work over unionization, working to eliminate the renewable energy mandate and more.
Finally, does a future disruption report do anything to help our economy or does it create fear and stress by making people think there jobs will be eliminated by the advancement of technology? Chad delves into the notion of change, technology, and unpredictability.
Political Analyst, writer, public speaker and founder of consulting firm John Davis Consulting and Carolina Plott Hound’s Paul Chesser join us tomorrow.