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Is -- I seal these headlines about decline.
In the media tell us -- a -- of American power continues.
John Bolton says our enemies see -- and I think when they see a decline -- weakening America it's simply encourages them Pat Buchanan says we're committing suicide.
The United States -- clearly I think can decline Glenn -- -- the republic we'll hear Lance serfdom is right around the corner.
It's right around the corner and I worry that bureaucrats will regulate us and to serve to stay and work its way alarm the last five years has gotten much.
Much wars the economy the military.
-- -- over your -- are we going to -- hand basket.
Or are complaints about declined just the standard -- we've always heard from crap to the old.
Despite all of the problems we have we have more freedom now to live how we want to is America in decline.
That's our show.
Tonight we asked the question is America in decline.
Many people say yes.
Few -- said it is off that are dramatically.
As Glenn Beck.
Used to spend an hour every night on fox from the studio actually saying that that survival of our republic hangs in the balance and wondering if we were.
Will close the book on America.
Leaving little spikes said we're gonna close yes I'm quoting you here real close the book on America -- music easy man I'm not hold that everything I can't clear explain it like for you have a choice I mean John you know it is wells I do you look at the numbers use common sense you see where we're headed.
We're a country that is.
He is damn near insane in major cities and in Washington DC and detached from everything.
That we used to hold dear detached from everything we hold the year and chaos in the cities.
-- New York City if you -- have you been the prince hit that's the longest a couple of power to promote both great and I -- know if you saw the occupy wall are reunited none of your column tiny fraction of America.
They aren't you aren't going well our best -- they aren't any.
-- -- -- Tiny fraction of America.
But you just said we're also going broke yes -- -- that's the big you have that you have slices of just about everything where we're losing.
We are not holding ourselves responsible.
And no one is holding anyone in Washington responsible we're making progress we're going in the right direction but coming this September or November.
We have a choice and I don't think I've ever seen a clear choice November.
An -- I don't think I've ever seen a clear choice.
I'm not a Romney supporter.
But the still with the -- guys it's still a stark choice.
Which path are we going to go on so one path teaching dependency.
The road to serfdom right the other path a slower -- would -- the a longer road to serve them but -- least we will recognize that the road to serfdom.
Serfdom is right around the corner it's right around the corner -- -- -- all the way to -- lemonade stands where they're trying to squeeze that out of us.
Make sure you come to the government make sure you saw how long it took to get a lemonade stand in New York I saw your hands are lower than sixty days and I never got here yeah.
What is that about.
We're teaching our children all the wrong things.
And -- I'm glad you what you're doing what you're doing you're running a national lemonade stand and bake sale because some cities are bidding bake sales.
-- a hug a Thon today can't hug anybody -- in school what are we doing.
Really John is it really bad that our kids are hugging.
No it's not that Americans are hugging is that our kids are doing things beyond hugging that we don't even want we in the 1990s we -- oral sex doesn't matter.
Yes it -- we're finding out that yes or before we go to oral sex with effect -- hugging your talking about these schools that -- banned.
Have told colleagues told arcades don't -- each other and already teachers are being told the head of the teacher's union told me.
That he tells teachers don't put -- crying child in your lap to comfort her even in kindergarten never touch a child.
Because of fear of lawsuits fear of accusations and -- -- -- who we are.
Is that we are well.
But is that also was -- teachers were molesting kids teachers as we don't molesting kids I think I'd like this.
How -- -- were personally I think that it's worse are you saying it's better.
Because we're not -- really now I think some people still do -- people fight back.
I've look here's the point.
We're teaching people not to connect with others.
Teaching instead of getting sued don't reach out for a child who is seriously.
And hugged them and comfort them that's who we are -- certainly agree and then and what is the bake sale rule about.
To keep people from getting -- And eliminate -- the heat map but what about someone with my physically it's not about control and it's a bully people it's about controlling people -- who do put the brakes at what is the big help teach.
It teaches that we if we come together looked on you do what you do you -- you make a great pie guy make a great Kate.
What has come together can we have this charity that we want to help.
So we'll get together and we'll be friends and will do it ourselves well if we can't do little simple things like that will -- we're gonna need somebody else to do for us don't use your skills come and you'll have to you'll have to fill out all the -- -- that you can raise money for this.
We aren't hiring there and I don't think we have it sweeping.
Kleinwort wave of death -- poison from lemonade from six funerals doing.
We agree these rules are disgusting but -- most people work -- the kids still have a lemonade stands.
Nobody arrested me of course they had cameras outside you have.
An addict -- -- -- what you told her to -- title I don't think we'll survive 2016.
I don't think -- we will only few years from now.
Do you think we're gonna make it on this on this track or -- I think in 2030 will be bankrupt and suffer great argument I think the -- it will survive today.
That would mean I -- I let it snow like here but you've been -- you want to what's going on in Europe.
Yes OK they told me two years ago was insane that Nazis would get any kind of power -- two years ago crazy.
They now have 6%.
Sent power at some 620%.
Of Americans believe in ghosts what -- it on there when they're crazy -- -- Miller threw away the fears that 6%.
Two years ago it was point 03%.
That that Nazis had any kind of approval rating.
Seventy years ago the not -- killed 10% of the Greek population.
Now their children and the grandchildren are going -- -- the -- have an answer the problem is is.
There's no reason there's no logic being used.
And if that's the case if peoples continue to abuse their power in continue to abuse people's money their tax dollars and run us into.
Into incredible debt.
As Europe goes so will we.
People listen to the extremes that's not a good idea.
And you were anticipating riots from the extremes and violence in the -- still -- I mean he's -- he's 160.
No I think we'll have I think we'll have real problems in the streets in.
Around the election.
I think -- this year.
We already have how many murders do we have an Occupy Wall Street -- -- six we just dismiss that how much damage.
So -- and you're having today a year ago homer product by -- sick -- people were murdered six apple have been murdered last.
But the murder rate is down in America the teen pregnancy rate is down.
School violence is down athletes -- good.
Super Tuesday it would this is your question is American decline I didn't and I am pushing back on my publisher -- were financially.
Going broke but in other ways morally -- well morally.
I think we are in.
Trouble because our system is pushing.
The opposite direction what made -- great what made -- great was marriage.
-- the strong individual that has an idea and you say I'm gonna go out and do it.
On that note Glen Beck thank you coming up more -- let alone her cultures and decline our military.
Economy is what the experts say.
I -- -- not so I hope they're wrong and I'll fight with John Bolton.
When people say America's in decline often they're talking about the military.
Many Republicans say President Obama has made us weaker.
And that we're less able to protect ourselves and our allies.
Former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton says that so what do you me.
Well I think whatever order and stability there is in the world and there isn't that much but whatever there is is essentially provided by the United States and its system of alliances.
-- night of the view that the United States is the world's policeman I think our role is to protect our interest than those of our friends and allies.
But we are the only world power and it's a big job.
But why is that good this -- our role as the dominant power.
Have a negative impact mean if there were Chinese security forces outside the studio.
Frisking me to make sure it wasn't a threat to someone I would be furious and I -- think these other countries get furious.
When we -- troops everywhere.
Well I think most other countries understand and appreciate the role that we play and what criticism we get.
Often masks the private position which is that they understand that only the United States can play that role -- don't get me wrong.
I think a lot of other countries are free riding on the United States and I think a lot of other countries including our best friends in the NATO alliance in Europe should do a lot more.
To help protect their own the -- we do spend less -- they'll -- more they are they're freeloading.
We're against the welfare state your conservative -- the welfare world well.
A lot of it is but other countries I think are stepping up Japan is a good example I think countries like Britain and France you try to pull their own weight but I think there are planning that down so I think one role for an American president.
Is to be much more assertive in saying if you want to be under our umbrella.
Then that you have to two play your role.
And government leaders like our umbrella for.
Connection but don't we make new enemies I would think that war is increasingly a symmetrical and that a kid can make and I ED improvised explosive device.
I would think our main goal should be to not to tick people off around the work.
Well that is that is what did review the Jeane Kirkpatrick once called the blame America first view that people are you know Swede and the nine and they sort of sit around until they get irritated by the United States and then they become a problem I think it's the exact opposite.
My -- a strong America.
Deters those who would do us harm and I think when they see a declining weakening America.
It simply encourages them.
Probably talk about a strong America I look at what some people want our military.
Protect the sea lanes.
-- oil cheap secure the Internet contain China.
Transform failed states and into democracies chase terrorists trained foreign militaries to chase terrorists stop genocide protect innocent people.
Protect other states from aggression.
It's it's endless which is the prop.
Apple well it can be analysts and there are some things you -- on that list like bring democracy and and and the light to the entire world I don't define that -- being part of America's interest I agree with John Quincy Adams when he was secretary of state when he said America goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy.
Is the well wish her of the liberty evolve but the defender only of -- you're glad we're coming out of Afghanistan and Iraq -- here's the difference I think there was too much effort under under the bush and the Obama administration's in Iraq and Afghanistan on nation building I think that some mistakes.
I don't think we can build other nations any more than the government can build the US nation I think the people themselves have the -- to build -- what week.
What we should have been doing war.
And what we're risking a huge defeat on by not doing more of is the military side of things not to protect Iraq.
Not to protect Afghanistan but to protect ourselves and what one we lost sight of that I think that's one the American people began to tune -- we should stay there to protect ourselves.
Yep -- -- you know we will.
Of necessity I think bring benefits to the Iraqis and the Afghans because of our presence but we're not there to make them the Switzerland's central.
Asia and the Middle East where there to defend American interest and we need to spend more to do that I think we need to raise spending because of the nature of the threats that we face and some of the things that we're doing with.
More expensive technology save American lives the drones for example with people are talking about.
Even if they get shot down at least no American pilots are getting killed I think that's good I would spend more money to protect more American lives.
Right now we have 28000.
Soldiers in South Korea.
This is necessary.
Well I would move a lot of -- troops from Germany to other places in eastern Central Europe closer to.
The potential danger zones in the Middle East I think the troops we have in South Korea which are going to be reposition and I hope.
-- a good place in case there's trouble in East Asia and what we can't cut the number.
Well I think you have to look at what the threats are and I would say that the threats we face are growing we see an increasingly.
Assertive even belligerent China with a massive build up in both its conventional nuclear forces we see Russia why is it in their interest to attack I don't see them attacking it's not -- -- a question Russians were gonna attack us to get missiles aimed at us it's not a question of attacking us they don't want to do what they wanna use -- -- growing force an economic power.
To increase their influence to the point of hegemony in their -- when.
Does that mean it and trade is win win both -- well there's political influence as well and there's economic dominance.
What is economic dominance mean.
Well I think it means the ability in the case of China to impose its will politically and economically on those countries potentially how are -- -- what I mean they wanna sell us off and we want to buy stuff and that it's what grade I win I think you can win I think it goes to the terms of trade and the ability of China to get better terms for -- -- look at that they look at force anybody to buy their stuff that that's true but they can sell and what they are doing in the way they have influenced -- -- -- the economic marketplace in their direction I think it's a question of trying to calibrate.
What our interest our worldwide and having the assets and the political will power.
To be able to defend and it's when people see -- is losing our will power.
As falling into the same kind of decline this mode that you see all over you -- And not being willing to spend what it takes to defend our interest that they say America can be taken advantage of interest -- conversation we can.
Debate what is decline ambassador Bolton thank you coming up.
We hear all the time that American culture is going down the tubes there's so much sex drugs violence and a million other bad things it's corrupting kids.
But if that's true.
We debate that.
Is -- just because I'm getting older is American culture much dumber and -- crass than it used to be.
I'm not magazine covers these days -- it stick card debt she ends in Jersey Shore.
This is what young people -- interest didn't.
And even little kids have much more exposure to graphic porn and violent video games than adults -- to -- So.
When he's the result.
The New York Times talks about the decline of American exceptional -- and on this show my guests have said that America's culture isn't decline.
Nick Gillespie the author of the declaration.
Of independence says that's nonsense what -- nonsense.
Well you know you can talk about what kids are watching -- -- watching more violence are watching more sex or drug taking.
And there doing less of all of those things when you look at all the data about.
Long term trends of teenagers of high school seniors and people like that they're having less sex than they used to in the seventies they're doing less drugs than they did in the seventies or even the ninety's.
They're committing less crime than they did in the early ninety's so.
-- -- there watching they're not acting out like that and you know more power to say you know they seem to be getting the idea that you come watch this stuff rather than an accident life.
And the predictions were horrid and convincing -- -- the violent video games are so -- later I interviewed said.
We're teaching kids stick -- right they mistake more people having a voice and a choice when it comes to cultural offerings and lifestyle offerings.
For America's decline.
But in fact what it means is that more people have more waffles are free to pursue.
What they find you know to be what they wanna do I mean whether it's watching the -- actions or -- from the Hunger Games.
You know it's funny when we talk about -- Klein and whatnot.
I can remember back when I was a kid Dee Snider of Twisted Sister -- his you know the PM -- wanted to ban his record we're not gonna take it with twists of -- Marcy is believed to have parents music research center which was an attempt by Tipper Gore and other people the band.
Rock music that they thought was still see pornographic satanic.
And they did like Twisted Sister Dee Snider came out OK he's -- he's on the Celebrity Apprentice and The Washington Times headlines Americans see.
Immediate eating moral decline yet I'll just assume there's like world what would this is the question how do you define moral decline unless you say well pornography is available and pornography is moral decline so that's that.
The fact is that divorce rate is better than it was under Ronald Reagan.
Kids have less sex than they have under Ronald Reagan you know they're smoking less pot did things change.
It is in our DNA that our kids are always disappointing to us.
They're always more out of -- -- beyond our control it's sadly.
You know sadly for old people that you know it's not true but it's great for the rest of us.
If you're ready to believe that the media certainly feed us this stuff you're looking at some of these headlines -- troubling trend didn't teens drinking.
Hands sanitize user that's right yeah this was a big story in the LA times -- policy USA today as many -- six kids showed up over a long period of time and in emergency rooms and having our whole -- handsome guy and you know this -- this goes along with things like but chugging which supposedly it's a huge trend now my kids are inserting -- bonds -- and also a headline on.
Vodka soaked tampons that's right this is absurd -- stories.
Come around because they're very titillating everybody wants to read about out of control kids there's a reason why girls gone wild tape still sell.
But there's you know just as you're reading or watching pornography does not mean you're gonna have more sex in your life.
Reading about this stuff does not mean kids are actually acting that way or not.
-- -- -- -- -- Now we know this from a wide variety of data sources that the government which has every reason to exaggerate the bad behavior of children because then they can get more tax money for more programs to prevent it.
They've been tracking this stuff things like monitoring the future which looks at the use of drugs and alcohol and tobacco for kids going back to 1975.
They say it isn't happening uniform crime reports.
-- the violent crime rates are down a violent crimes by teens are down.
So good -- being happy don't worry -- -- I think I actually think that kids today do have some real problems and then the real problems or don't come from their behavior comes from adults like you and me we're screwing them by running a government that's spending too much and is destroying the economy.
-- Negative -- hope I -- -- -- nick Gillespie editor of reason TV coming up.
Pat Buchanan says everything nick Gillespie says is wrong that America's culturally morally or religiously politically in the -- We'll fight next.
Absolutely says Pat Buchanan.
His book which recently got him fired from MSNBC argues that socially culturally morally.
America has taken on the aspect of a decadent society.
Suicide of a superpower it's called it says were -- declining nation -- Well John let's take a look at it to her and her -- to win our wars we can't control our borders anymore.
We can't stop the hemorrhaging of our manufacturing abroad.
We can now what is -- too many a -- -- week we used to win war we didn't win Vietnam.
-- -- longer we began losing more -- court right around the 1960s.
And lose that I guess you could say at the end.
The war was lost the American army didn't lose it but John the basic problem is I think culturally.
-- -- religiously.
Politically if you take a look at it we are not the nation we were under Kennedy and Eisenhower at all.
Marley we are divided -- Fundamental faith in this country christianity is clearly in retreat we've got no common moral code we're at each other's throats over what homosexual marriage.
Abortion and things like that.
If you -- if you take a look so a lot this is good conflict to discuss these things which could conflict to discuss it but you've got to change going on society that hadn't taken place in western civilization in 2000 years.
I think we've undergone a moral cultural social revolution.
Which -- -- made America really a nation in decline look at all the ways word about it we're divided I think religiously no question about it.
Racially were divided -- our politic what we've always been.
Are we have not always been as divided live -- the -- blacks used to be enslaved under look Eisenhower's days we had segregation things are better now.
I grew up in Eisenhower's Washington DC in Kennedy's -- DC that's right it was segregated.
But that was a predominantly Christian community we are my -- better.
-- tell him why should better.
All right I'll tell you why gays were locked in the closet it it meant women couldn't have a credit card without her husband's permission the good old days were not so good well the good old days were not so good but at least one country and one people.
I think if you take a look at what's happening today John.
Do you think the country some success today you've lost in America was thirty -- -- on the world economy in 2000.
We're now 24%.
The whole economy is bigger.
China and Indy air richer that's good for everybody well I think do you think it's a good thing that western nation is in decline western nations -- in decline.
And not a single western nation has a birth rate that will enable it to reproduce itself.
All across Europe that's a problem all right the Germans are gonna lose eight million Germans between now and mid century Japan's going to lose 25 million people.
The united not my problem.
No it's not your problem which take America and the racial ethnic composition of this country it used to be 90% of us were from Europe.
We all had that -- core.
95% of us were Christian so we had these tremendous things in common religion and culture.
Now the -- -- the white populations down to 63%.
It will clearly be a majority but 20412040.
Minority -- it'll be a minority.
And will be a nation of minorities and when it is you ask yourself.
What is it that hole just together if we don't believe in the same god we don't -- the same religion.
We don't have the same moral code we don't agree on what's right and wrong word warmer -- -- -- that -- we have the constitution of the declaration of independence let me.
We have liberty and the right to pursue happiness that's enough confirmation this enough for you if we're just Wright amendment say about abortion.
I don't have no idea at all what its.
It said nothing at all until suddenly it now -- an abortion is not only illegal but constitutional what I'm sure John is.
Look at the constitution we -- grill on -- you got your Supreme Court.
Polarized and -- it's always been true we've always had fights over what the rules should be -- what the constitution means well let me ask you do do you think this country.
Is -- strong and stable and secure and his dominant.
As it was under Eisenhower and Kennedy I don't see why we need to be dominant under Kennedy and Eisenhower.
The Russians had all these missiles pointed at us and I think we're more secure now.
I think we're living longer we're richer.
Not we're not as dominant over the rest of the world but who needs to be let me clue you we're better off than Russian missiles are still pointed -- I see the good things I see.
Longer life spans school violence is down murder is down -- to teen pregnancies.
You've got a lot of things I'm not saying americans' complete about intermarriage.
Intermarriage is up.
I think that's a good thing.
Well you know I mean I don't know whether that's good or better whatever -- -- I'm saying this.
If you take a look at the objective statistics the social indicators and all the rest in international indicators.
The United States is clearly I think in the -- In this is what doctor Wendy and some of the great historian -- -- that you know civilizations.
-- not on murder proportional side.
Well -- I -- think we have problems button.
We agree to disagree about this thank you Pat Buchanan thank you coming up why.
I think America is a declining nation and why I'm probably wrong about that.
I hear people say America's decline I'm skeptical.
Every generation needs about the good old days but the good old days were not so great.
And it's good thinking that decade after decade despite her problems America has gotten wealthier and healthier -- But one reason I worry now is that one aspect of America does keep getting worse and that's this.
The number of rules were supposed to will bag the federal government already has a 160000.
Pages of regulations that's what you look at -- here.
And they add new ones every day.
America is still prosper we need people starting new businesses.
But what's the start some thank.
He have to hire an army of lawyers to go through all -- And even after they do it can't be certain your compliance with every law -- that pile even the feds don't understand their own rules.
Liberal columnist Ellis Henican believes that.
Many of those regulations are good and some should be stronger.
Right you're looking very serious -- okay thank you.
Vernon -- who started Commerzbank.
Disagrees why do you disagree.
Consequences of these laws no windows in the banking world we've gone from.
Banks in America down to look a much smaller number and in the process they've.
-- and America's ability to support small business and growth.
-- and I should just add that data for the audience -- -- starter that's what the blocking as I -- -- starters on my show Imus flatter myself but let's get to the facts here.
It has too much.
It's real it's terrible enemy missiles a lot of boxes I'll give you that but but let me show you I would hope it isn't quite as bad as you guys suggest.
-- and America we are the ones who was still even despite all of that.
Creating all the great stuff the creativity the new industries you only have to go to to the middle of Manhattan and the Silicon Valley to see what I'm talking about.
This will mean is the engine of I dean is in the world and is it more so -- how -- amber.
But for how long if everybody got tested -- to read all that John what's.
This is people always don't want to be right.
If you if you tell the restaurant that -- cancer poisoned the customers -- -- -- -- my gosh it's terribly if you think nothing like creativity I would very much stuff goes I don't wanna -- -- of their customers because they would go out of business without rules just from word of mouth.
I get poisoned in this restaurant well you you would hope but sometimes people even if they're not controlled do some bits of capitalism unfettered is not the answer is -- -- sensible.
Regulate who can argue about whether this -- of that -- is a good idea.
If you want to throw this stuff out full -- Well nobody's talking holes.
Jail but I'd like to throw 90% of it out Vernon you started Commerzbank so there was nothing there at the beginning.
Now there are 500.
Say who created -- He did this -- try a new stuff you were open seven days a week.
No overdraft fees your motto no stupid fees no stupid hours.
And those -- -- rules.
And -- stupid rules but now you're starting a new bank in you world started here.
I started new bank in Britain it's the first new bank to be open in Britain in 100 plus years why not in America.
The business environment is more pro business in Britain that it is in America.
And this is that this is what no one would expect we think you're -- Written the -- the regulatory environment here it's so overwhelming and so micro -- of our business it is destructive to gross.
So -- and if yes America has created wonderful things that is Silicon Valley example.
You use though I think works against your point because -- eight.
Got rich because they were far from Washington there were no rules for this stuff because it was a brand new idea Morton -- -- -- mean you conflict here between life experience in the rhetoric on this -- on the spot.
I'd buy you a story it's terrific that you've been able to this 500 -- one they'll block from me that's that's a great success.
That's success happened.
In exactly the regulatory environment that you all of Bologna song Howard W were able to get Ellis as well as Apple Computer as well as Mike was sold as -- thousands of all the success stories that.
I think the point -- making his -- record when environment the last five years has got much much worse.
In a banking business you're used to having rules and regulations.
But it's gotten substantially.
Worse the last four years.
You know there's a great way to avoid that.
Go to -- colleagues behave responsibly you know this new -- came in because some bankers did some pretty awful stuff.
He did some real damage to our economy ligaments and -- a second.
Well of course -- that's not true.
That's 11 part of the rule what do you your focusing on the show we items there's a million micromanagement rules that happen every day.
Because the government believed they could manage your business better and we -- You say Dodd-Frank is a good thing.
That's a strong as -- light but it's gonna do some -- stuff.
Are what -- -- these of the banking regulations.
Before that for an exit every look at what he wants to start a bank -- to.
Obey all of this and actually this is just half that that's not my -- close okay.
The goal is to make us safer and the assumption is that in this paper.
You couldn't restrict the bad behavior in a way that protects consumers but there's some line in -- this is a -- -- -- check you can't charge me 200 dollars and that's a good they don't want that -- -- in Georgia beat you when Reynolds -- aren't there is no line in there they should be village hot well -- And if you if there if there were -- here he don't think they were gonna make it up somewhere else you think he could just by government top down fix it for the -- -- us and say government all the -- and everything I mean it's also not true.
That business is grinding to a halt because of these these these these photocopied sheet at.
Yeah we complain too much -- free market people we we don't want any rules business is doing fine.
We actually don't complain to -- much will complain enough.
The regulatory environment in the banking business and other parts of does America's got completely out of control.
Do you believe Ellis.
That an agency in Washington can make better decisions over the long term -- the market.
The I don't depends what those decisions all right well and we've gone past the big important decisions in -- endless micromanagement.
We we can probably find some areas and then when we would say well this -- that makes sense of that right.
But for how -- someone defending consumers in this process -- business has a lot of powered Washington.
Don't we want an agency like -- Dodd-Frank do again and it's gonna be -- looking out for me.
But Ellis who can defend us against them.
Ellis -- your fellow liberals have said that to me how -- you libertarians are so.
Nervous about government power but you don't worry about corporate power would torture say that question.
Corporations can't use force.
No Hispanic can't force me to bank with him governments have -- -- Ellis.
Things private corporations don't they have the power law but it was we -- in the mix -- -- nobody is arguing for -- will go and control.
Suddenly don't you really don't think we control they just I have more more more.
Once a little while they repeal of -- or something.
Branches -- this regulatory system.
Now under this right now you're wrong Ellis 500 we stop and Solana assist other than someone put on the tape get anymore -- our.
Thank you heard and how Ellis panic had a for you guys are shaking hands the coming -- Might take.
On America in decline.
Is America in decline.
Glenn Beck says we won't survive 2016.
Soon they'll be right getting in the streets.
Ambassador John Bolton says we're destroying our military making the world less safe.
Pat Buchanan says because fewer Americans are white and Europeans were declining morally culturally and after.
Please our diversity is a strength.
And we still spend seven times more nonmilitary.
Then the next biggest military China's.
And chaos and rioting I -- -- people of -- was predicted the collapse of America.
33 years ago Jimmy Carter gave us that -- lady's speech.
It is our prices.
Of confidence not only in government itself.
But then -- ability as citizens.
To serve as an ultimate rulers and shapers.
All our democracy.
That same year the normally sensible George will wrote America's decline was accelerating.
Along downward crumbling -- The CIA predicted that the Soviet economy would soon be three times bigger than Americans.
After the Soviet Union fell this best seller explain how you're up with surpassing us.
Others said -- Europe it'll be Japan.
Neither surpassed this of course are freer economy outperform from there.
Not to say that we're not in danger now it's possible we will regulator selves to death.
This all of these rules is -- job growth installed and yet the idiots in Washington keep paying more.
Just in Washington in state capitals and cities still here in New York my foolish mayor insists.
It must regulate what we eat.
The burden of all these rules politicians are spending us into oblivion.
Social security and Medicare structured so that we baby boomers will -- you young people when I'm doing to these children.
Taking their stuff scares me I have to take some of the fifth -- I'm the old person I need this.
No I won't give it back I need that more people are starting to understand that even Bill O'Reilly.
If Washington continues to spend more than -- takes it doesn't reform the tax code entitlements this nation will go into steep decline.
Yes if he gets it in the rest of America be far behind.
Thanks to those of you who speak out about that I see glimmers of hope.
People who fear obamacare we'll stop medical innovation of fought back said now they can't.
Candidate reminds me of -- good book that I highly recommend.
It explains the government fails but individuals succeed.
Governor Scott Walker Wisconsin told unions no you can't and the public actually -- Others have said.
No they can't set teachers' unions than education bureaucrats.
And that's broken the government's education monopoly now.
Eighteen state based school choice programs let poor kids.
Break free from the monopoly.
And many of those kids say they like to -- -- what led to run into all season.
The invisible hand.
Works around the world since I started reporting free markets have helped more than a billion people.
Escaped absolute poverty that means living -- a pocket they -- less Sweden and Germany liberalize their labor markets and saw there economy's improved.
East Asian countries embraced markets and flourished.
Even status nations in Africa.
No there are growing numbers of free market activists critical of intrusive governments and of the foreign -- that prop them up.
Unfortunately some parts of America have not learned these lists some politicians still want more government control.
Legislatures in California Illinois and Connecticut -- dirty unions and if you live there you'll suffer for it.
Sorry but maybe your politicians are useful idiots because winning -- state goes bankrupt that'll wake people up.
Again sorry if you live there.
The great twentieth century libertarian HL Mencken lamented a government.
At bottom is nothing more than a group of men and as a practical matter most of them are inferior man.
Yet these non entities by the intellectual laziness of -- in general.
Are assumed to have a kind of wisdom that superior to ordinary -- That is the sad truth.
There is nothing that government can do that we cannot do better as free individuals.
And groups of individuals working together voluntarily.
Not the point of a -- under under the threat of a fine.
Without big government are possibilities.
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