QC Veterans’ Roll Call Show Notes, September 18, 2016
I wanted to take a few moments to share a few "show notes" from today's show:
Our first guest, Mr. Bishop Garrison, Deputy Foreign Policy Adviser, Hillary Clinton Campaign.
Here is some of Bishop's bio.
"Former Presidential political appointee and experienced former military officer, veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and West Point graduate with a Juris Doctor and demonstrated success in management, national security policy and procedure, and consulting opportunities."
One of several interesting facts about Bishop is he is a 2002 graduate of West Point. That put him in historic company as being the first graduating class (along with our other service academies) to serve immediately after the 9/11 attacks.
At the time we taped the show, news had broken about the suicide of a 76-year-old Veteran in the parking lot of a VA hospital. Here is a link to a story here.
In doing a follow-up on this story, I found a story that states this Veteran may not have sought care at the facility on the day of his suicide. Here is a link to this story.
As we are a non-partisan show, we are asking (and asking again) to have on other candidates, especially Republicans, to offer equal time. We want as many voices as possible to be heard.
Our Second Guest, Roxanna Moritz, Scott County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections:
Roxanna is, as her title mentions, is responsible for overseeing elections in Scott County. The contact information for her office is listed below if anyone would be interested in serving as a poll worker. Please remember you must be an eligible voter and a resident of Scott County. There is a small amount of compensation that goes with this work.
Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Voter's Hotline: 563-326-8683 (VOTE)
Roxanna also mentioned using the website "Democracy Live" to see who is on your ballot. I just did it a few minutes ago and it is pretty cool to see who is running for the various offices. Here is the link to the website to see your ballot:
The Third Segment, Zach James and Jeno Berta (me) Talking Sports and Other Things:
Zach James is the producer of our show and he and I talk sports on occasion. Zach is the associate editor for The Clinton Herald and has a show on ESPN 93.5 AM.
One of our discussions was on the ongoing controversy of NFL players not standing for The National Anthem. Here is the quote from Jeffrey Toobin's recent article in The New Yorker, citing to Justice Jackson's opinion in the West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette decision I read during the show:
"Another central idea in Jackson’s Barnette opinion is that the authorities must trust citizens to make their own choices about whom and what to believe. As he put it,
To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic ceremonies are voluntary and spontaneous, instead of a compulsory routine, is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of our institutions to free minds. We can have intellectual individualism and the rich cultural diversities that we owe to exceptional minds only at the price of occasional eccentricity and abnormal attitudes. When they are so harmless to others or to the State as those we deal with here, the price is not too great. But freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order."
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