Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Mar 27, 2016 - Hr 3

March 27, 2016

Is Donald Trump defending the Constitution against the predations of the elites who govern America? We review an essay by Dr. Ken Masugi, of the Claremont Institute, who argues Trump may be restoring a fundamental principle -- that of the "consent of the governed" -- to issues of trade, immigration and foreign intervention. Should the "people remain sovereign"? Meanwhile, President Obama visits Cuba and speaks, by design, before a grand mural of Che Guevara, the notorious communist revolutionary. We listen to samples of spoken audio from Che himself, and ponder the overlaps between the Cuban revolutionaries of old and America's current increasingly anti-democratic Ruling Classes. Do vanguard elites really have a "higher consciousness" than the people they govern? Is David Brooks a tad self-serving to laud America's "leadership class"? Also, we ask, would the GOP Establishment hope for a Hillary victory over Trump in order to say "I told you so" in November? With music and listener calls.