Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – We can sum this up very simply, and this applies to almost anything. I could change the parameters of the names and it would be the same way. Since we started with Hillary and her ridiculous $350 billion bailout for millennials, and then to create future government dependents, we’ll continue with the education one for just a moment. Check out today’s transcript for the rest….
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Mike: We can sum this up very simply, and this applies to almost anything. I could change the parameters of the names and it would be the same way. Since we started with Hillary and her ridiculous $350 billion bailout for millennials, and then to create future government dependents, we’ll continue with the education one for just a moment. If a civilization or a society determines that something is a common good and resources ought to be spent on it — previously, prior to the rise of the super central state, which was foreign — this was a foreign concept to the men and women that lived during the ages of faith during Christendom, on the continent as they called it, and in England before Henry VIII. Before the rise of the State, these things — the list was probably very small of things that were common goods, survival things, food for example, but they were still left in the hands, by and large, of the individual or the family.
When the State began to exert its authority, and in the United States we did this by executive or by popular action by writing and then ratifying a centralizing structure via the Constitution, and then did so in a smaller manner or in a scaled-down manner with our state constitutions. And then did so inside your counties. Many counties have what are called charters. Many cities have charters. That’s a constitution basically. Through all this it has been determined for us that certain things are common goods, common rights that we deserve, have the right to, etc. Education is one of them. Thus, the government then or governments seize the power to marshal resources into education. You told us it was something that everyone ought to have since it’s a common good. Since we fear we can’t leave it in the hands of the people then we’re going to do it.
We’ve totally missed a step here, and that’s largely the problem, although I think the Republican form on some level is the problem as well, but we’ll deal with that on another day. What I mean by this, we have a very astute, very well-traveled and knowledgeable libertarian on the Dude Maker Hotline who will join us, Governor Gary Johnson. He can comment on this. Since the decision has been made, there are two ways to spend the resource. Either I can spend the resource to secure the education for my daughter or son, or I can — and I was never given a vote on this or a choice in the matter so someone decided it for me — the government can decide that they are going to confiscate enough resources so that they can spend it on my behalf with the misguided notion being that government does it better than I do. Says who? Where’s the evidence for that? They’re no smarter than most of us. [mocking] “Yeah, but they don’t have an incentive to be corrupt.” They have to have a bigger incentive to be corrupt. I don’t have an incentive to corrupt my own kid’s education. If you’re going to spend the resource, a resource ought to be spent where it is most applicable and by those that have the greatest share in the outcome.
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