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My guest today is Sharon McMahon, of Sharon Says So. She’s a former high school government and law teacher who earned her reputation as America’s government teacher amidst the historic 2020 proceedings for her viral efforts on Instagram to educate the general public on political misinformation.
Through a simple mission to share non-partisan information about democracy, Sharon has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers online, affectionately called the “Governerds,” who look to her for truth and logic in a society plagued by bias and conspiracy.
Most of our opinions do not exist because somebody has rationally examined all the facts and then made a determination. We mostly make a determination and then find facts to support our opinion. – Sharon
My goal is to give you education so that you can make your own educated opinions and not have a viewpoint shoved down your throat. – Sharon
That skill of not taking a position and providing fact-based information is some-thing I developed in the classroom. – Sharon
The more you argue with somebody about their opinions, the more deeply they begin to hold them. – Sharon
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