This is a talk that I give to college students.
First! America is not a place, America is not a race, America is an idea. And it is a revolutionary idea that had never been seen before in the entire history of the world. America's prosperity and unlimited opportunity is available to anyone, and I mean anyone no matter what your background, who learns the American idea. Check out this short Bono video on the "American Idea", it is mind boggling. And to quote Bono, "It is not a Left Right issue but a Right Wrong issue." We also add that America is not a race because today there are many voices that say, "People of color can not succeed in America because of their race." Throughout the history of America people of all kinds of races have succeeded because they learned the American idea. To do this they also had to ignore the "race baiters" who are trying to promote themselves, get political power, and make money by making themselves the power brokers for some "race of people". The KKK were Democrats, I know big surprise, who tried to do this for white people. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton (Democrats) do this today for African-American people. The Democrat group La Raza does this today for Hispanic people. All the race baiters of today and yesterday are all Democrats. By the way Martin Luther King was a Republican, I know hard to believe, but look here. There are many voices today that want to tell you that you can not achieve the American dream, because of your race, or because you are poor, or because society is against you. Well I am here today to tell you that is BU**Sh**. Anyone can achieve the American dream if you learn and believe in the American idea. And our overall goal today is to make you, "Curious Seekers of the Truth", who ask questions, do independent research, and arrive at your own opinions based on sincere effort.
Oh and to blow your mind, of the Republican Presidential candidates there are two Hispanics, one woman, one African-American, and a person from India. And the democrats have 2 old white men and a very old white woman. But you did not know that because all you have ever heard up to this point is that Republicans are old white country club racists, and Democrats are the party of diversity. Ok, I know you most of you did not even know this because of the biases discussed above, but now back to the American idea...
The foundation of the American Idea is found in the Declaration of Independence, where it says
"When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws and Nature and Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind required that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. ... We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. ... We…appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name and Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States. ... And for the support of this Declaration with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
WOW!!! Who would have thought that 4 mentions of God would be allowed in our public schools today and right there in our Declaration of Independence. How about the all of the State Constitutions also mention God, read about it here and here. But of course few if any of you have ever read these words. Because the 95% Democrat controlled school system is just not "No God" but "Anti-God" today. Yes they have a bias and I have a bias but you must determine for yourselves what is the truth. So God is an important foundation to the American Idea. Note I am not saying what religion or denomination you should belong to only that the entire American idea is founded on this the most important founding document of the United States of America which is founded on the concept of God giving us our rights, judging our intentions, and protecting us by His Divine Providence. Why all this talk about God. Well the Democrats who as a whole do not believe in God (read on below) try and make Government their God which is big enough to control everything so that they can bring about their vision of utopia. If you have only heard for all of your schooling the NO GOD or ANTI_GOD point of view then you have only received HALF an education AND YOU WILL NEVER LEARN THE AMERICAN IDEA. And see below what happens to a country that has a low view of the value of life, and a very exalted view on the power of Government.
So to level the playing field you all should know something about libertarian (little "l") conservatives or as one Democrat said to a few of us, "I like you guys you are Progressive Republicans." So as a whole we dislike Elite Republicans and we dislike Elite Democrats. We dislike Country Club Republicans, and we dislike Country Club Democrats. What do I mean by elite? Those politicians who are no longer statesmen, and stateswomen, but are acting in the best interests of themselves to keep their power, and support the lobbyists and corporations that gave them money to get them in power and not "we the people". They practice crony capitalism, which instead of an even playing field for all companies favors companies that gave them money. They also do not uphold the founding principles of our Constitution and defend the Bill of Rights. Recently 167 Republicans voted against the policies of the Speaker of the House John Bonner. Many called this block of voters tea party Republicans. Unfortunately we use to have a block of Democrats called Blue Dog Democrats and they were certainly closer to Tea Party people then any Democrat today, but alas there are few Blue Dog Democrats today.
Yes, we come to you with a bias and our own Worldview, but we would challenge you, that you have only heard the other sides bias and Worldview pounded into your heads for most of your life from school, television and the media. 80% of the news media vote Democrat, 95% of California Professors donate to the Democrat Party, they have a worldview and spin the news and information to fit it. We want you to make informed decisions for yourself and to learn the American idea so you can be wildly successful. We want you to understand that California's, loosing jobs, loosing businesses, not having enough dams for water in the dry times, high housing prices (government restricts building), high gas prices ($2.77 is the price in other states), bad roads, bad anything else is the fault of Democrats because except for the period from 1995 to 1996, the Assembly has been in Democratic hands since the 1970 election, and the Senate has been in Democratic hands continuously since 1970. (ref) I mean really how can it be the rich white country club Republicans fault when in California there are almost no rich white country club Republicans and Democrats have run the State for 45 years. YES 45 years. Most of your parents have only experienced Democrat rule. Why is California the 2nd WORST state in the nation for doing business, I would suggest that 45 years of one party rule might be a plausible explanation. (Ref) Yet many of you until today blamed the evil Republicans.
The Elite group of Republicans and Democrats support big Federal spending policies that put our country further and further into debt. Today the debt from the Federal Government alone is $18 Trillion which is $50,000 for every person in the United States. This is in fact the older generation borrowing from the younger generation to make themselves richer. (Think about it old people die and young people are stuck with the bill.) And the national debt is on top of student loans for young people, which today have reached unsustainable levels of $1.2 Trillion. This elite group of whom most all are Democrats and some are Republicans support a loose monetary policy for the Federal Reserve on top of the Federal Government borrowing from the next generation. What is this policy called? Quantitative Easing. (QE) Why is it so important because it pumps Trillions of dollars into the hands of the Elite. Here is a definition from Investopedia:
To carry out QE central banks create money by buying securities, such as government bonds, from banks, with electronic cash that did not exist before. The new money swells the size of bank reserves in the economy by the quantity of assets purchased—hence "quantitative" easing. Like lowering interest rates, QE is supposed to stimulate the economy by encouraging banks to make more loans. The idea is that banks take the new money and buy assets to replace the ones they have sold to the central bank. That raises stock prices and lowers interest rates, which in turn boosts investment. http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2015/03/economist-explains-5
The Fed buys bonds “with electronic cash that did not exist before”. This is simply an adjustment to the asset side of their balance sheet. In layman's terms they add a Trillion Dollars to their bank account simply by typing it in. The popular name for this is printing money but it is really the Federal Reserve adding money to their balance sheet and buying securities to “pump the money” into the economy. The result of such actions make people who had $1 Million in the stock market when Obama took office today have close to $2 Million. So the dirty little secret of the Democrats is that they have made the wealthy twice as wealthy today. That is why 80 of the richest people in the world have more money than the poorest 47%. This is immoral. If this writer was immoral he would love Obama, because he has made me richer, but he is destroying the country that I love and leaving a debt to my children. At the same time as doubling the wealth of the wealthy the Federal Government has put all American's $50,000 in debt. Also there can reach a point where this all crashes as is happening today (8/4/2015) in Puerto Rico and to some extent in China.
Here is a practical example of how this makes you poor. Suppose you as a student rent an apartment for $1,000 a month. And another person buys a house for $1 Million. In the 6 years that Obama has been President up to this point wages have been flat and that house is now worth about $2 Million and you the student are now paying $1,500 to $2,000 rent, over 6 years. You the student are in fact no richer and in fact are up to $12,000 poorer per year because of the increased cost of your apartment. But the home owner is in fact $1 Million richer. It is real money, they can move to a cheaper location and use that money to live on as many retirees do today. You the student are now further in debt to the country, further in debt for school, and working harder to make ends meet. Yet the poor and lower middle class voted for Obama. Inflation and Quantitative Easing has essentially moved money from you the poor student to the wealthy. People with hard assets, Houses, Land, Gold, are not hurt by a loose monetary policy but the middle class, the lower middle class and the poor are. An article in Jan 2015, states that by next year the wealthiest 1% will have more money than 99% of the rest of the world. This is not good. We have allowed crony capitalism and QE to shrink the middle class and empower the super wealthy.
So another dirty little secret. This author worked on Wall Street for two years and I never met a Republican. Yes, you read that correctly NO Republicans, the people I met were all Democrats. If you listen to Jon Stewart and the rest of the Media you certainly would hear over and over about the Rich White Racist Republicans that run Wall Street. It is simply not true, in fact a lie to keep the elite in power. Another dirty secret, almost all of Silicon Valley supported Obama: Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft (Redmond), Oracle, Yahoo, and many more. The founders of these companies gave millions to Obama. But if you listen to Bill Maher (PBS), who I heard this week, where he blamed all the ills of the country on the "Country Club Republicans". Please Google all of these facts for yourselves.
The Billionaires love Elite Democrats the most because they make them wealthy, while distracting the voter with talk of Rich White Racist Country Club Republicans. The facts are Obama raised more big money then did his Republican counter part. How is it possible that everyone thinks that it is the other way around when it is clearly elite rich Country Club Democrats that are impoverishing our country today. But even thinking Billionaires realize that if the whole economy crashes then they lose out as well. But also note I am not against Billionaires, because for example it takes $2 Billion to develop a new drug today which can save millions of lives tomorrow and many of us work for billionaires. But we are against an unfair playing field.
The Elite Press. Yes the Elite Press was cut from the same colleges and have the same Worldview as the Elite Politicians. First by all polling over the past 30 years the mainstream media votes over 80% for Democrats. Who is mainstream? ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Washington Post etc. Does any objective person think that being 80% Democrat might just skew or “spin” their stories year after year after year. You only hear one side of any crucial story. I often watch the BBC because even though they have a socialist bent they are often more objective on American Political issues because they generally do not have a self-serving interest in the story.
A Worldview is critical to the formation of good policy and laws. Politics is the process that groups of people use to organize themselves to form Governments, and enact laws to govern themselves, and all laws are based on a Worldview. A Worldview is foundational to everything a person believes, and to the formation of their character. Worldviews start by breaking down in to two big categories, those that believe in God and those that do not believe in God. It is significant that in the last Presidential election the Democrats removed ALL references to God in their platform statement (what they believe) and only put back in one reference after a big floor fight and then that decision was loudly booed. The next biggest split is Judeo/Christian foundation vs. all others. The very foundation of right and wrong is at stake, i.e. for starters, "Are the 10 Commandment from God?". An outrageous example to make the reader think is suppose there is no God then ask yourself, “why is murder wrong for me if it benefits me and my family financially.” The result is good for one group of people and catastrophic for the other. You say, "that can never happen today." I say it happened in 2012 when a group from Oxford said:
Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say
Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are “morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University has argued... (1:38PM GMT 29 Feb 2012) from the Journal of Medical Ethics,
These Oxford elite PhDs have come to a logical conclusion that if abortion is legal then so should this. In WWII the most technologically advanced country of Europe, Germany, defined group upon group as no longer being fit to live because the government had no fear or belief in God and in fact the State replaced God in the Worldview of its followers. Let me repeat that, The State, government, had no fear or belief in God and in fact the State became God in the Worldview of its followers." This is the same thing the Democrats are moving toward in our country. The result then and it will be for us today is that the government subsequently murdered people that they felt did not benefit the State. They murdered 6 million Jews and many millions of others, gay people, gypsies, mentally impaired, sick, political dissidents, and Christians like Dietrich Bonhoffer and many more. In just the past 80 years, China murdered 80 million, Russia murdered 62 Million, and the National Socialist Party (Nazi) caused the deaths of 80 million in WWII. Please see a book titled Death by Government. When Government gets too big and all powerful and the people lose power and the result is mass death and this is all in the past 80 years.
One must also answer the question of what is the nature of a person? Are you born good or are you born with the tendency to do wrong and you need direction and motivation and God to be good. If you believe that you are born good then if you are not successful or rich or do something very wrong, it is not the perfect you that is the cause, your failings must be because of an outside force. In outside cause, like you did not have all the opportunities of someone else, or it is because you are poor, or did not have a job, or because the climate is changing, or because you were not born white. In other words your failings are not your responsibility because after all you were born perfect. Current big government laws reflect this belief system. The poor are only poor because other people became rich at there expense and so we must redistribute the wealth of the rich back to these poor, because the Big All Powerful Government Democrats say that the rich stole the poors money. All the while remember the dirty little secret there are more rich Democrats who give big money to support Obama, who then purses loose monetary policy which make his wealth donors even richer. Government welfare today traps the individual, it is very hard to get off welfare because the government takes away your benefits when you make a certain income level rather than helping you transition off welfare and in fact setting deadlines for you to do so. So once you are on Welfare it is twice as hard to get off of it. You do not have freedom of movement when you are in Section 8 housing, your "income" from the government is capped, you do not have freedom of travel, and your opportunities are very limited. As opposed to getting a good education, getting a good job, and living the American dream. And yes ANYONE today can still achieve the American dream if they work hard, and stay away from things that enslave you, like various kinds of addiction.
One of the next most important divisions of a Worldview is the nature of a person. Do you have a Free Will? Can you make an independent choice or are you just the result of determinism; biological determinism, social determinism, of all of the forces around you. From Wikipedia: " Determinism is the philosophical position that for every event, including human action, there exist conditions that could cause no other event." (Ref) Or in other words are you genetically, and socially pre-determined and thus, you do not have a choice or free will that determines direction in your life. Check out this video on free will here.
How you answer the questions of Judeo-Christian God, the Nature of the Person, and Free Will has enormous ramifications on your entire worldview and the worldview of people that establish public policy, our laws, and our future as a free country. We would need a book to outline how your answer to these questions takes you in radically different directions in forming public policy. ObamaCare, ObamaTrade, Obama/Iran deal, Climate Change, Israel, Welfare, funding the Military are just a few of the many huge policies that are greatly affected by your worldview. In today's news ISIS has a very highly developed worldview based on the Koran. ISIS's worldview is diametrically the opposite of a Judeo-Christian worldview. Iranian leaders have said repeatedly, and publicly that the United States is the great satin, and Israel is the little satin. They have said it so many times I think we should believe that this is what they believe.
Are you happy with companies and jobs leaving California in droves, with massive water shortages, with bad roads, with poor public services, with crime?" And then we let them know that The California Senate has been in Democrat hands continuously since 1970. It is time to choose because you all are the future of America. You will determine what America looks like in 50 years. If you do not promote and perpetuate the American Idea then America will be lost, just a footnote in human history, and it will become just like another country. The Elites are destroying American, but especially the Democrat Elites. I am here today to suggest you choose to save America and the American idea.
A final thought for this talk, do you believe that there is such a thing as truth? If you have gone down the decision tree above and come down on the side of God, Free Will, and not being born perfect then you should believe in Truth. If you believe that there is such a thing as truth then there is such a thing as: right and wrong; good, better, and best; ideas that are better than other ideas, cultures that are better than other cultures and yes, Faith that is True and Religions that are false. (Why did I capitalize Truth, see here. Only one person has ever said they were the Truth.) Check out this article on Truth here.