Novice to Office Inauguration

September 1, 2023

The “Novice to Office” podcast, hosted by Trey Bahm, offers insights into politics and government. Despite no formal political training, Trey has extensive experience, having worked in roles from the U.S. Senate to local political campaigns. His political passion ignited early, with memories of President Carter’s 1979 energy crisis speech and a pivotal conference call led by George W. Bush. The podcast pledges neutrality, focusing on government mechanics over political ideologies. In the inaugural episode, Trey explores “liberal democracy,” highlighting that the U.S. isn’t purely democratic or republican but a blend. He introduces John Locke, whose writings on natural rights profoundly influenced American political ideals. Trey underscores the importance of citizen participation in preserving this system and invites listeners to join future discussions.

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