On episode #1200 Our Republic, President Thomas Jefferson spoke about the differences between a true democracy and a republic. In the podcast introduction, Clay S. Jenkinson asked Jefferson Hour listeners what their suggestions would be to improve or “save” our republic. Those many responses are discussed this and next week.
Clay: I found myself pulling out a biography of Jefferson because I thought, 'I want to get into the zone before I walk into the barn.' I don't want to just drive up to the barn — that door, as you know, sticks; it's so hard to open. You get in, you have to fight off the cats and you have to fight off the cows. There's a smell of manure and hay.
David: We've got to have a talk about the cats.
Clay: You walk in and the barn kind of takes over. At that point, you're not thinking Jefferson or Hamilton or anything, but this morning, I thought — and I'm saying this with the greatest sincerity — I thought, we owe it to our listeners to spend a couple of hours getting into the zone before I drive up into that barnyard.