Episode 37 - It Is What It Is: A Debate About The Elections, Checks And Balance, and China with Conservative Government Affairs Consultant Don Schmitz

In support of President Trump, Government Affairs Consultant Don Schmitz contrasts the President's approach to governing with prior administrations. Historian Ed Larson explains why the President is not elected by popular vote. Trade Attorney Jane Albrecht debates the effectiveness of the U.S. relationship with China and NATO.

This episode begins with a review of Postmaster General DeJoy's appearance before the U.S. House Of Representatives. Then the panel discusses the security and the history of voting by mail and absentee voting. Ed Larson offers a history lesson on how Presidents are decided by state legislators rather than by popular vote. After the break, Host Bill Curtis leads a discussion about the balance of power among the three branches of government. Guest Don Schmitz debates the President's overall effectiveness and his handling of international trade with Co-host Jane Albrecht.

TIMESTAMPS:

2:50 - Postmaster General DeJoy appears before Congress

4:00 - Vote By Mail security

5:00 - History of Absentee balloting

7:40 - History of disputed Presidential elections

14:00 - Dived government and the balance of power

19:10 - Conservative concerns about a Democratic sweep

22:20 - President Trump's personality versus governing

27:00 - The US relationship with China and NATO

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Hosted by: Bill Curtis

Guest: Don Schmitz

Producer: Mike Thomas

Edited by: Aj Moseley

Sound Engineering by: Michael Kennedy

Theme Music by: Celleste & Eric Dick

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