Adam and Drew open the show discussing Adam’s upcoming congressional testimony about his beliefs regarding free speech with conservative Ben Shapiro. You can find the actual testimony here. Adam On Capitol Hill .
Adam then transitions into an exceptionally frustrating story about some of the construction currently going on at his home. They also take a few calls including one woman who is concerned that she may get brain cancer as a result of one of her family members having been recently diagnosed.
Kudos to Adam!
“I’ve been doing talk radio for more than three decades and I host a daily podcast. This means I constantly have guests on who disagree with me on many subjects. Challenging their ideas and points of views — while they do the same to me — is an important part of the public discourse. One thing I’ve learned about Americans from talking with them for more than 30 years is that we like to argue and debate, even among friends — and we’re damn good at it.
The element of debate is a hallmark of our country, from the time of Sam Adams. By the way, he was not named after the beer, the beer was named after him. So, if you learn nothing else from today, hang on to that.
But seriously, America has been that “safe space” where truth can be spoken to power. Where “We the People” can challenge a king and a corrupt idea like a monarchy. This right has been reaffirmed through our history. It’s been fought for, and people have died for it. We must understand that we have the right to free expression, not the right to not be offended. This fundamental difference is being lost on today’s college campuses.
We should not be teaching students to retreat from debate, but to charge intellectually into it. This is one of the most valuable and profound gifts given to us in the founding of America.” -Adam Carolla