I attended the Paul Ryan rally at Lakewood High School in CO and was hoping to meet up with some friends, but alas, wearing my NRA hat did not stand out enough for them in a crowd of about 1,800 (the local cop relayed this info to me) to find me.
I was hoping that I could share a bit with some friends about our US history that teachers fail to teach in schools as “lessons learned” and to “not do that again.” But it is ignored and rewritten to fit certain ideological bents by liberal colleges and universities.
But, I did get stopped by others that wanted to know my thoughts to their questions, but not to solve our country’s problems, to find that 5-10 second sound bite, but not the solutions. Who were they and why did they stop me?
I joined the NRA just a few months ago, so I was an old white guy wearing an NRA hat conjures up images of certain types of folks. Who were they that stopped me?
The main stream media. They saw an old white guy wearing an NRA hat and I was approached by the Denver Post and Channel 7 News and asked for an interview. I gave my thoughts, the first with the DP asked was basically, “Is it really about Obama’s policies? quizzically, my thinking was that I’d be that “angry white guy” that would speak volumes about race. Yes sir, it is 100% about his policies. I’d choose Congressman Allen West, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, or economist Thomas Sowell for using their policies to get America working again. Channel 7 News journalist was next with a quick interview and he raised his eyebrows when I said, “I was a little bit concerned about Romney, until today hearing Ryan, now I’m fully committed to voting for that ticket.” He came back with, “That’s what we’re talking about!”
Sad to say, I could not get in my thought below. But, it looked like I might have a chance with a conservative media person.
I saw Mary Katharine Ham there getting pictures taken with her fans. But I wanted to share some info that most conservative pundits may not be aware of, and the main stream media would probably not discuss at all. I told her about the below quote and she said she’d look it up.
Well, Mary Katharine, I’ve done the work for you, here’s what you need to get out to the people.
It’s Henry Morgantheau’s quote about FDR’s spending during the New Deal and what it meant to our government spending:
In 1939, ten years after the crash on Wall Street, the Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., told the House Ways and Means Committee:
“We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and if I am wrong…somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises…I say after eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started…And an enormous debt to boot! (Emphasis added. With exquisite timing, after ten years of research, professor of history, Burton Folsom, Jr. has published “New Deal or Raw Deal? How FDR’s Economic Legacy has Damaged America,” $27.00, Threshold Editions)”
Why is this quote so interesting? Because Obama has done EXACTLY what FDR did, but many, many times worse than 1930s and 1940s.
So here’s my thought: Our colleges and universities have glossed over Morgenthau’s comments, so those like me with a BA in History never hear about it until AFTER we get out of school. We’re being taught bad curriculum and content, in some cases indoctrination, by our schools of “higher learning.” In fact, meeting in line for today’s event I met with oil and gas lawyer who said he will NOT hire any MBA graduate, because they think they know everything, until they find out in the “real world” what the business world is like, i.e. they are ill prepared by schools for the business world.
Do you agree or disagree?