OK I’ll bite.
One of the first things he comments on is how easily people are offended, “how the PC police are everywhere”, and I agree they are everywhere, there is only one other group that in America that gets offended over the smallest of things more often and that’s Christian Conservatives.
I completely agree on the dumbing down of education and the dangers of it. I would question however where the most factually flawed textbooks are to be found? In which schools? In which schools is the science of evolution being removed from syllabuses? Creationism is not science. Its theology. There is a class for that, its called theology. Keep science in science and religion in religious studies. Don’t cross them over (although personally I’ve never heard of evolution being forcibly added into a religious class, can’t say the same about the other way round).
I also agree on the subject of lawyers in Politics.
Moral decay… blah blah fucking blah. Morals change over time. They always have and always will. I fundamentally disagree with this bullshit idea that good morals steam from the Bible. Lies, the Bible advocates slavery and murder as much as it does love, selflessness and compassion. It turns otherwise rational individuals into the most ir-rational of beings.
Agreed about the need to reduce debt. You know what would really help cutting national debt of any nation? Raising taxes on the people who can afford it, treating business as something other than individuals and stopping this idea of “Public Risk, Private Gain”, as well as cutting spending.
Tithing? The perfect system? What are you? Retarded? (I nearly stopped listening at this point). “There must be something inherently fair about proportionality” because this supposed God is the fairest being in existence? Wrong, that idea only works if the cost of goods for the rich man is proportionally the same as for a poor man. If I earn 1000 dollars a month and a loaf of bread costs 5 dollars that’s going to have a great effect on my lifestyle than it is for somebody who earns 10,000 dollars a month. However if that loaf of bread costs 50 dollars for the rich man then we are on the same playing field. Can’t have it only one way sorry.
Agreed on simplifying the tax system however you want to know one of the reasons the tax system is so complex in most nations? Because rich lobby groups are constantly pressuring politicians to adding more clauses to the tax system so they can keep avoiding paying tax. You stop allowing special interest group to fund political campaigns (otherwise known as bribes) and things might start changing. And that’s right and left wing here.
I’m no expert on the American Healthcare system so I can’t comment on that but I do struggle to see how most other western countries have got theirs sorted years ago and the US is still dragging the chain though.
Overall I thought it was a piss poor speech frankly. Full of soppy and pointless stories that were simply there to get a bit of “ ’merica! Fuck Yea!” going and not offering any real solutions.