Much like the previous episode of 'I Love You America' this one fails to deliver on its promise of, "she's looking to connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions through honesty, humor, genuine interest in others, and not taking herself too seriously". Sarah uses half of the show in an effort to get Gavin Newsom elected as Governor of California. As Mayor of San Francisco in 2008, Gavin Newsom oversaw a citywide policy requiring law enforcement officers to report juvenile undocumented immigrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when "ACCUSED" of crimes. Basically the opposite of what sanctuary city San Francisco stands for. But this was during the Obama Administration and the media wasn't allowed to report caging children or separating families while a Democrat was President - Especially within a city as liberal as San Francisco.
I listened to Newsom for about 5 minutes before I forwarded to the ending and decided to write yet another review. So if you want to hear his entire campaign pitch just watch the youtube clips freely available online. There's no need to rehash it here as it's more of the same promises by any politicians desperate to further their careers.
Sarah Silverman wants to get rid of the Electoral College, as a lot of people do whenever their favorite candidate loses the election. Democrat/Republican (it doesn't matter), if they lose they're sore about it for the next 4 to 8 years. In turn they'll defend that same electoral College whenever it favors themselves Sarah also went off on a tangent about how she really wants a direct democracy for the United States. The men that wrote the Constitution did not trust full democracies, AKA "the tyranny of the majority". I've noticed a lot of people don't understand that concept and/or think it's an outdated concept, so I'll try to offer an explanation of its necessity as simple as possible:
In a full democracy that Sarah Silverman wants; because the population of the US is so uneven from State to State, only the fewest States would be needed for a presidential candidate to win an election. If you lived in California, which is 12.5% of the population, that would be great. But if you lived one of the 25 States that don't even make up 1% of the total population, that would be a tyranny. How would you feel if a different State, County, City, Township, or group of people decided all of the laws for everyone else? It's something faced by several minorities throughout the country on a daily basis. Yet Sarah Silverman can't understand because she never grew up as the lone black child in an all white school to witness it first hand. You might ask yourself, "Why would anyone want to claim the majority of voting power for their own State?" - I'd imagine it's because someone doesn't want those people electing politicians that they themselves don't like. Mind you the college isn't without it's flaws, but it's design is for the greater good. To claim it's not relevant for today's society is to literally blind oneself to the world we live in and the long history of oppressive and unjust actions.
In closing, I'm promising this is my last review about 'I Love You America'. I'm not going to watch anymore and I don't believe many are watching this show anyway. In contrast, I don't think anyone is reading this review either. I feel cheated by 'I Love You America', cheated by HULU, and cheated by Sarah Siverman ... The 5 episodes which delivered on the promise to "connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions" might as well not exist. The final outcome was a woman abusing a platform designed to entertain as a means to get politicians elected, while condescending the people that probably disagree with her. Goodnight America, I lurv you.
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