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Welcome back to Huckabee and our special Republican presidential forum we're gonna continue with former house speaker.
Newt Gingrich the question comes from Scott -- Mr.
speaker good evening and even President Obama seems to think that all Washington -- all the answers to our national problems.
But as you know and all national problems don't require national solutions.
Can you name some national problems that neither the president nor congress should solve.
Sure I would say first saw education should be largely returned to the states and most of the Russian bureaucracy should be dismantled.
And -- should be encouraged to adopt reforms themselves I think Medicaid should be block and a back to the states and state should be experimenting with what works best.
Because it's clear that the federal government has failed to manage that as a national thing.
I want to develop an environmental solutions agency to replace the EPA.
-- an agency which has to have economic rationality.
Has to look for innovation and entrepreneurship.
And has to collaborate rather than dictate to state and local governments of those -- be three examples.
With regard -- case when you say largely returned to the states what does that mean.
While saying ever return to the citizens -- and try to remind my friends who would state government that the tenth amendment actually talks about the states and the citizens.
And it's not just moving power for example from Washington DC to Richmond Washington DC to Tallahassee and Washington DC to Oklahoma City it's also.
Moving power back and I -- a group of citizens I talked to -- we shrank the Washington bureaucrats we have to grow local citizenship.
And so I I would advocate states consider seriously -- program for K through twelve.
So that you actually every parent has the right to choose -- -- goes and you return power to the parents rather than to the government.
-- shoe maker -- propose not just impeaching judges who issue rulings you deem unconstitutional.
But you've also advocated abolishing entire.
Federal appellate courts.
If President Obama -- to -- a judgeship.
Where the judge ruled against the individual mandate in his signature health care law would that be an appropriate application of your plan.
Offers from the president couldn't do it.
The president have to have the support of the house and the senate to do it.
And if there's a judge I've mentioned specifically judge very and -- San Antonio.
Who issued a ruling on June 1 which said students not only could not pray at their graduation.
They could use the word -- addiction.
They could use the word invocation they could use the word god he couldn't ask people to stand they couldn't have a moment of silence and he said.
In his order if any of these are broken I'm gonna put the superintendent in jail not as far as I'm concerned he's essentially anti American.
And why would you allow you want to eliminate that court -- -- evolution of that that's the Jeffersonian solution from the judicial reform act of eighteen to thank you -- you can only do it.
If you of the house the senate the president it's understood you can't thank you.
Speaker he supported the Obama administration's.
He's a phrase to that the top to promote charter schools.
And your campaign website calls for requiring states to adopt adopt rigorous education standards.
Now we all agree that race to the top is a good thing as well as charter schools.
But is it wrong yes or no is that wrong for the federal government to in shrewd on the State's authority.
Over education -- wrong.
And that's why I said I would recommend we turn that part of the states on the other hand women presidents -- both leaders of the American people and heads of the government.
So president can perfectly well go to a state and say I urge you to adopt a program program -- -- urge you to adopt charter schools.
Nothing wrong the president actually being a leader of the country.
But that's different and -- -- the federal government will administer it and the federal government will set the rules you can't have a -- place.
And -- have -- -- coming you can say the government's not gonna dictate.
But that doesn't mean that a president can't infect advocate change.
The speaker I want it I want to follow up a little bit on the appearance with Nancy Pelosi yes and that climate change.
You said he said early this evening that was the dumbest thing he's ever done.
Well in recent years and I don't run my whole career -- was a dumb because it was bad politics are done because -- -- policy.
Well -- so I said there I think was accurate which is you need innovation and you need to look at ways of a positive ways of solving things.
I was trying to make a case about a conservative.
Environmentalists and the -- which is a reason for -- environmental solutions agency to replace the PA.
He was largely dumb because.
Frankly she became so radioactive.
That it was impossible for any conservative -- to be in the same set.
And not everybody go that's crazy and so they never heard your message -- it would I was sure I wrote a book with a -- -- Called contract with the earth.
And was an effort to argue that the were sound pro market science and technology innovations.
That would lead to a better environment actually have more improved environment.
Then you get out of lawyers and regulators and EPA.
So we've got less than thirty seconds so we're gonna have to take a final question and a very quick one and a very quick answer all right quick on who's your favorite founding father mind.
George Washington because all of a stand on his shoulders in the ocean and think this is his command flag.
From from valley forge.
Without George Washington that would have been no America without his dignity.
His honor his patriotism and his endurance he was in the field for eight years and you know from your state.
He returned to Mount Vernon for one week in eight years that's what he thought freedom was worth -- -- -- a standard for us mister speaker thing.
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