093: The democracy of football

by | Oct 19, 2022

Democracy is easily misunderstood. Political debate hasn’t been very helpful in clarifying the essence of what democracy means to how the American way of life makes the transition from concept to everyday practice.

Sometimes an analogy helps.

I think sports gives us that analogy, a way of considering the practical application of how our laws, borne out of political debate, turn into the actual processes and procedures of governance from the city council chambers to the U.S. Capitol House of Representatives and Senate.

In this episode of the Spirit of Leading podcast, I discuss the rules of football as a way of pointing out why the rules of rules of the political process are so important. Listen to how I connect democracy and football.