The other day, one of my friends told me to listen to Dennis Prager on Talk Radio AM 1400.
Do you know who Dennis Prager is?
I didn’t. My friend mentioned him once and told me that he talks about relationships, and that he’s really smart, so OK, I gave it a shot.
I only had time to listen for about 10 minutes, but he was good. He gave positive, sound advice and he came off very “wise.“ He is the guy who basically tells you to do the right thing.
Most of the time, you already know what that is, but he tells you anyway and for some reason, when he tells you, it makes you want to do it. When I was done listening, I asked my friend if Dennis Prager is Jewish. He “sounded” Jewish. (You probably won’t know what that means unless you’re Jewish). My friend told me that he used to be a Rabbi.
I knew it.
I turned Dennis Prager on again today when I was on my way to pick little Lovey up from pre-school and though he wasn’t talking about relationship stuff, he brought something up that I found kind of interesting:
He brought up a hypothetical situation (at least I think it was hypothetical, I didn’t catch the beginning of the show) of two Republican Senators talking in private while, unbeknownst to them, they were being recorded–and then the recording was leaked to a Republican newspaper.
How cool would it be to hear or read that conversation? It’s like a behind the scenes look at real politics before the polished version hits the public. It’s flat-out RAW. Oh, the drama!!!
Of course I would have wanted to hear it.
But then Dennis Prager (the wise one) brought up a valid point:
Do we really have the right to hear what happens behind the scenes? Do we really want to?
And that got me thinking…
Do we truly want to know everything that goes into a political decision or is it better to be on a need-to-know basis?
Think about it: We already have a lot going on in our lives. Should we be burdened with political scrambles when it’s not our job?
In addition, how would you feel if you were having what you THOUGHT was a private conversation only to find out that it wasn’t so private? How violating is that? Think about how you act in private. Take a minute and really think about it.
I’m sure you’re good most of the time, but sometimes, just sometimes, I bet you’re not.
And what if that got out?
But this is politics!
Maybe if our leaders were being watched, or at least knew they ran that risk, maybe they would think twice about some of the decisions that they make.
If you were being watched, wouldn’t you think twice about what you say and the decisions you make?
Take reality television shows. The people on those shows know they’re being watched. Even at their worst, I would think that they must have some semblance of cognizance.
But is that good for politics?
Politics is not a reality show. I’m not sure if we should be privy to all the steps involved before a decision is reached.
Isn’t knowing everything maybe just a little too much?
When it comes to politics, the decisions being made affect us. That’s something to think about.
This is all a lot to think about. I know. I have been thinking about it for days… My head hurts. And now, so does yours.
It’s interesting to me that this all came up on Dennis Prager’s show because I feel that if I brought this subject up to him, he would probably say that it doesn’t matter if we’re being watched.
As long we do the right thing.
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