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Are some gifts of the American revolution which took place -- 37.
Tomorrow that's the world's greatest military.
That's pretty cool gift to have monster truck routes he would have knows if it wasn't for America I promise you.
And there are very cool to look at.
What about delicious barbecue -- that's another gift of the revolution the world knows whether it's North Carolina barbecue Texas Kansas City.
That is a gift of this revolution we're not eating crowd that's here are -- -- No -- work is better a state college football.
College football the world would know we'd be playing cricket or something throwing rocks at each other outside soccer matches.
No in fact because it's America we do that.
And we celebrate with massive fireworks displays.
That's cool that's another gift of the patriots.
They are sweltering in Philadelphia in July 1776.
Those things are pretty cool barely -- about music that change the -- content.
You've got your country western you've got -- -- As you get good hillbilly music you got your rock and roll that change the world those are gifts of America American gets to the world.
-- digital era.
Wouldn't be the way it is certainly.
If it wasn't where the United States that's -- -- hit so you are fruit of the revolution Internet.
And beyond that of course an opportunity society for the rest of the world -- hands.
The unprecedented expansion of human liberty those are all some gifts of the American revolution and since we won't be with you tomorrow.
You know we just wouldn't mind.
Of the few of those things where you to marinate on as you are -- your rates tomorrow this is power play and I am Chris Dyer at all.
So your patriotic order.
Having -- fueled.
But let's talk about the politicians were currently at home.
That we talked today about another delay for -- key provision in the president's point and -- It as Democrats and Republicans like either -- that -- up in arms -- -- the president with a cynical political win.
It's bouncing around a lot we will talk about that.
We will also talk.
About the battle for the house in key house races whether the immigration legislation moving forward -- -- any consequence next year.
And we will have an interest excitement we talk about.
Why people don't teach the humanities.
Were going to continue down that Spain.
That we have been about I -- higher education education and learning and stuff -- -- -- it.
And we're gonna talk about the state of the academy again today.
And we're very lucky.
We have with us keeper -- who's Smart and and and others.
Now the person knows and I -- likes all of those things.
You forgot peaceful -- or baseball -- -- still on the -- -- -- -- -- -- let me just let me just as baseball's great they've played all over the place.
Baseball is played now all of the world you know what they don't do all over the world.
College a college football Saturday in America when and his plan and it's on to me that is I always tell.
Foreigners who are traveling in the United States if they want to understand my country.
They need to go to college football you dig -- you -- you down.
Comfortable is a uniquely American or -- anywhere else I cut him colleges it's college sports is an American yeah I think the American tradition and it's awesome.
And I'm not just saying that because I'm wearing my -- -- did it.
Not just saying.
Okay now the president I -- an outlet let's let us refocus our thinking away from this serious frivolity.
And two other series formalities.
Let's remind our viewers what Max Baucus the Senate Finance Committee chairman had to say about president Obama's health law.
When he a couple months ago.
I just see huge train wreck come on you know I've discussed this many times and I don't see any results yet.
So use it in the.
Train wreck that -- Fox's argument there we have.
I don't know what to say we've we have put the brakes on the train.
But maybe we've added track at the end the requirement that employers of more than fifty workers.
Provide coverage to those folks has been extended by -- -- I have a question.
Who I did not point out is the executive editor national -- Not that you're going to -- -- But the question is this.
Remember when Max Baucus and Jay Rockefeller.
Ted Kennedy and all of these Democrats worked for a year.
Putting together this health law that was like -- fusion of Hillary Clinton's health law.
And Barack Obama's health law they put it together and it was 2000 pages long -- controversial -- that it all the stuff.
Then it turns out it doesn't really matter because the administration is just implementing what it wants when it.
Well the problem politically for the White House is that the -- is something of a regal bird contraption.
And the way it was devised is that you need almost every part every piece of that 2008 legislation to work effectively.
The cars -- right and in the case of the employer mandate you need to have enough people that are into the businesses.
If it ensures that folks are -- there.
Their residences or if these exchanges or they're not currently.
There's still a lot of threat but there -- people -- be -- -- change.
That's not operative right now and as far as employer mandate goes it's a sign that a -- -- businesses small businesses in particular are worried about there ability.
Two can take on this penalties if if they don't they don't provide health insurance -- their employers and is a big massive backlash.
And the Obama administration looking at that point working mid terms the senate.
It's very much in play because they punted this conveniently right a year down the road -- -- the love of eternal life.
And it was uninteresting life.
While the president was overseas are coming back from an overseas trip and done and -- -- posed by an undersecretary.
Of treasury that was like oh and by the way.
This thing that you passed we're not putting that into effect for another year.
-- lead to Bloomberg News while the president was an in route back to Africa to the US.
You would think that if this is something that's positive we see polls showing a lot of confusion over what benefits.
What what penalties all the provisions of health care you would think if this is such a bombshell -- such an important part of the health Caroline all of a sudden we're pushing back for -- year the president would give a speech for the repeat sustained until the end educated but isn't this -- -- I wrote a column on the topic.
And I took the view that the president and I needed it to you that you.
And it's -- president that among its last laugh on health law.
He never wanted to make it.
He never wanted these things he wanted a government run insurance where he basically they -- -- pretty close to say just open up Medicare for everybody so that there's a government subsidized so that anybody who wants it and they called it the public option.
That would compete they -- with private insurance moderate Democrat said.
Don't do that visual destroy the private insurance market and these people will not be able to compete with subsidized insurance and the whole thing of all part everybody's rates skyrocket people have availability for care.
President always seem to believe -- that now he sort of is able to do that by fiat to a certain degree is -- it.
Let's well that's that's what happens when you have all these different provisions and you work apparently.
Appropriately for the -- or six and you and you have folks like evenly -- -- annual.
-- that was one of the week.
I'd rather than -- other -- -- as chief of staff and the -- -- four Ari Gold yes yes yes.
He wrote a column the -- -- the Wall Street Journal virtually begging more younger wealthier individuals that this to sign up and be aware of the benefits that they could be.
Coming their way for that.
That's part of healthcare law probably don't wanna pay the extra premium that wanna pay the extra cost that will take -- get them covered.
In in the kinds of plans that that the legislation requires so this is big challenge taking place where a lot of the presumption.
Of who would sign up.
You know how these exchanges would work are coming -- -- planet now burned schedule and all the sudden.
Problems because of that our force in the present on one of the big -- provisions in the -- -- fifty threes as Chris Republicans need to push the idea that even Obama was afraid of the consequences.
When his law is enacted.
But here's the thing you know about the law as Jay Rockefeller who's a principal architects of this day.
It's the most complicated piece of legislation ever passed by the United States congress that is saying something and when you I pointed this out before.
It is 35 times longer than the act creating Social Security it's this giant said Josh a Rube Goldberg contraption.
There is no in terms of unintended consequences and all the bank shots in this thing.
At the time and it's we have to think back to the moment at the time I may -- compares in my column today.
That it was like I Love Lucy at the chocolate factory as you -- getting out of final passage it was like what in the HE double hockey stick should we put in this thing.
I don't care -- something and we've got to get over the finish line and they did and now I think I think is a talking point.
These things are so convoluted it's hard for Republicans to get more than just saying.
It's so here here's a political problem.
They sold the legislation.
As a bill -- -- both boat.
Improve access to to good health care and quality health -- and bring down costs -- -- -- but you know they basically promised the kitchen sink with the legislation.
The bill is -- if if it's achieved -- properly does indeed expand access but it raises costs and just like.
It's economics -- -- want when you create our demand for for something prices usually.
You know going to be moved accordingly so.
The -- the problem politically for the White House.
House is that they sold it as something that would be increasing access increasing quality costs of your health care plan will go down will be -- now we're finding out that it's my late may very well increase access but it's gonna come at a cost -- -- they -- -- you know illustrate there's tradeoffs and -- Well -- -- if you can get -- doctor.
And demand is going up and demand demand is gonna go up Josh wrote a piece.
Obama's prices -- and he wrote that and certainly this goes to that point.
Is that the president right now it's like.
It snowed here Egypt there are Syria there all of this of IRS DOJ.
All of this stuff going on.
And you bat to -- his signature law and the best we keep hearing is.
How what can you do were sort of doing the best that we can name and and -- and we're just bailing out the vote as we got -- well.
Just take a slice of the administration's week.
You have the president in Africa weren't on the other side of the continent Egypt is that as we speak right now is is this and he didn't shoot shoot chaos we can only look -- answers yet.
And and possibly the president.
I'm not -- -- -- country.
You have John Kerry -- secretary of state.
In Israel tried to restart the peace process when -- Syria -- a civil war going on.
And we haven't really shown and much initiative in the on that front and then on top of this you have the health care upon only July 4 holiday and what we're saying.
-- you usually would at least after making the decision of this magnitude.
He wouldn't do it on July 4 holiday you would give a speech you would have the president himself explain why what this means how people can access.
What this means people how -- be able to.
Access health care -- -- -- dumps them.
During this period of time but we're not seen any of that it's really done from behind -- it.
I play that is that's us.
Put it people.
We thank you very much for being with -- -- -- great Independence Day and let me make this point about that before we get away from this and -- It's not a lawmaker tells you that this -- comprehensive legislation is going to be fine because it's gonna be executed in a certain way.
Congress continues to -- its authority to the exact range is 35 or forty year trend that is accelerating now they pass legislation they don't want to do the dirty work is it's unpopular in their districts they leave it to the executive -- -- do and that the and they say they would have -- normal man dude where's my law.
And it's just pointing out when he.
On behalf of the masters this week.
So when we come back we're gonna talk about immigration that whining fourteen mid term elections again.
And what it means so stick around.
No -- has all of the truth.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But we must do something.
That was Louis Gutierrez is -- congressman.
And he was -- there with Harry Reid.
At a Las Vegas event.
Changes to America's immigration laws in this hour welcome back so.
Must do something we must do something that congressman Gutierrez.
But we mustn't this is Washington doing nothing is certainly.
Eight favored position of both parties from time to time.
So if nothing happens -- sense that final while we asked.
-- looks increasingly likely.
Since both sides seem very -- are right now what would be the consequence in the mid term elections.
People who know.
People who know and perhaps I can can -- instant.
Our -- Russia is president of solidarity strategies and the director of the Latino project act we call him.
East Texas tornado is a Democrat the labor -- a gun rack Democrat the labor union variety.
Tyler Bolton joins us for the first time he is policy Press Secretary that's.
And deputy policy director for the national Republican campaign committee well.
-- -- -- What is it to be it policy press you talk about issues about issues OK gentlemen instead of we've just gotten response is talking substantive -- -- I was gonna -- so just get the upper hand in this segment.
So I want let's start with this.
You guys can disagree about whether the house -- not that house -- the house and senate will be able to pass put bill on president Obama's desk on immigration.
I think it's unlikely that you're -- -- -- -- and anything it will be called.
Just the clock and it clearly disagree with that.
The is the threat of that not happening in real danger for anybody.
In the mid term elections.
What you guys.
You know I don't think so I think that the news about Obama care and the president's new plan.
It's bases Laura -- is going to be far bigger issue reminds me a lot of 2010.
When we were debating obamacare talk about cap and trade I think that's -- a far larger impact on the midterm elections and immigration.
I couldn't disagree more I mean you could could.
Here I've got -- I believe that there are a lot of congressional districts up there a matter of fact there are about 25%.
Of the Republican districts that have more than 10% Latino voting age population right now.
And this is a very personal issue to us I think there will be some political consequences the good news for Republicans is that all the congressional districts got more conservative and more -- after redistricting.
-- -- congressional districts by average percent to 3% white after Justin Anderson is 6% what that means they've taken all the Latinos have a pact amid congressional -- -- they would.
Limit their voting power and so you -- have some benefit and some not benefit in the process.
I mean that's very that's very even handed.
-- -- -- when you -- chuck but the reality is there's a national narrative Democrats.
So it's like this.
The -- always try to nationalize.
House races because it it's it's a way that you make it it is you can spread resources around in 2010 it was fire Pelosi.
Make Nancy Pelosi the proxy.
Are going to try to say to Republicans these guys are basically they won't do anything they're backward they're stuck in the mud right.
-- -- -- -- but that's not going to work the house is committed to finding a workable solution on this that addresses border security first and foremost.
Leader cantor speaker Boehner said they're gonna let the house -- -- will -- ability to regular order and we'll see what happens -- that some confidence something more we'll get there.
If you say that to -- reset it to go to -- in California they would not agree with.
They would not agree with that and but on the whole chuck -- to your point earlier.
For Republicans in the house and Brit Hume had a great point about this before when you break -- the numbers when you look at it as you said.
There are very few Republican candidates in swing districts that have much to worry about as it relates to immigration.
They're 124 congressional candidates who the opposite party won the race -- you we have nerd on the marginal districts yet if if you want to ask what I.
I -- gonna happen in the house I think they're gonna do something they're gonna piece -- they're going to be it would run TV commercials my good friend put them -- want to be -- we have -- the border security bottom we have -- to do something about this immigration problem and mr.
Latino voter we have done the -- they don't forget that we need 44% to win an election right well let's also not forget there's also Democrats and very heavily Republican districts themselves out of seven.
So we'll see where they come down as it's amazing to think when you just want to.
Including Internet that's in the old days when you'd at mid term elections would be talking about a hundred seats juror would be easier than in -- Talk about a hundred -- now we're talking about forty we're talking about 33 we're gonna get down to eventually the point where the house is like this and it.
That every two years we're only gonna have this handful -- -- because redistricting.
Has left us with.
Blue districts and right.
That's what's wrong with the entire process they are too many seat seats on both sides and say here's a staunch Democrat telling you that if you want involved look people in the political process -- -- -- -- -- -- make these cars and after work whether Democrat Republican to get about.
I always point Paul Ryan is from a district that voted for Barack Obama.
Man these guys who are really good at being lawmakers often times are are living in enemy territory or at least where there's a threat.
But from practice I will get away from a -- off the soapbox Tyler the question is for you guys.
Do you message on this when you go forward into the cycle -- you talking about immigration or you just leaving it.
Of course made it.
We're a nation -- so we have to talk it's a very important issue.
I'm in my case -- securing the border is first and foremost priority.
And finding ways that.
If you wanna come -- the right way I can get the respect -- with their process.
But we're still way to see what our details are.
I'm I don't think -- -- -- senate bill with just over a thousand pages we're and we're not going to be led by Harry -- that's for sure.
So we're gonna take a look at our own approach and and -- content that.
As and as it turns out it doesn't matter is we just out of prison but as a matter which put the note to Max Baucus doesn't matter what you put in the law.
If in the end people that you're asking to enforce -- say and and probably -- thanks for all your hard work senator.
But we're just gonna do this that we want don't want -- -- third option enforce our laws secure the border and expel all illegal aliens.
Good luck with that one week -- finding a coalition of even twenty Republicans who would sign up for mass deportation.
It is is very low sample says you can't fix our border.
Probably true in the sense that taxes -- -- where chuck is from there's a lot there's a lot of Texas where they were border -- a pretty fungible term.
And and that's that's just the truth.
Here's what Carrie Lee Hart says about it was a total misrepresentation from the -- Well maybe so here lately but here's the thing.
This is what we call willful self deception.
Where this is what we call being fast dial in Washington there was this whole argument it took forever it was like a year of -- stupid argument.
That happened in Washington about arguing these fine points in the end the people who win big discussions in Washington.
Are the ones who say -- evidence the fact that we are going to create a universal entitlement for health -- now let's talk about how we how we do that.
The winner of the argument is the one gets that first thing -- into evidence -- -- facts.
Not who can claim victory over whether it was a mandate -- a public option or whatever else that's that is all.
Gentlemen let me ask you.
We had a great lest you miss it -- a great list of the top of gifts of the American revolution things that would not be in the world today.
If it would not for the American revolution according to the world's greatest military.
Monster truck rallies delicious barbecue college football.
Fourth -- July fireworks display it's great music that changed the world tech boom.
The expansion of human liberty and market economies what do you do you have to add the list before you -- chuck.
-- -- -- -- That's -- you think the British would -- Houston Moscow Russia and Houston livestock show I've never been encompasses about have to earliest yeah barbecue -- food.
And -- to and -- and some rollicking in whether what what is your favorite gift of the American revolution party list I'm gonna say the Denver Broncos.
And -- to above you see them team.
You look at Tyler we believe you love America anyway we believe that.
I definitely OK okay you know he didn't even -- That's memorization will write that event which actually sort of plug for the Steelers but I won't go there that -- Relating to our president we hope that Uighurs that very wonderful Independence Day.
That actually to thank you get here's oriented if we're gonna take a break and when we come back -- -- here's what.
We're gonna get serious when we come back we're gonna talk about what is going on in the academy what's going on in America's colleges and universities about the humanity's.
Now -- Having been made a liberal arts kind of care a lot about this but we should all care a lot about what's happening to the death of humanities that he's in American colleges and universities.
We'll talk to -- that knows why what the consequences will be when we come back cystic.
People walking there walking they're enjoying this rule out there.
And if you go to Centre College in Kentucky.
You can study walking you can in fact take a class in the -- of walking.
As well as read a book called the art of walking with -- And this is power play welcome back so what the heck happened in the academy the humanities are -- Now and the art of walking.
Is something that we wouldn't have thought would have been taught at at a fine institution center -- is a fine it's it's no -- -- -- but it's a fine institution.
Somebody who knows how we got here is Peter Berkowitz he is that -- and -- and how senior fellow at the Hoover institution.
Peter is known to view of late because he's been out here it the weekly standard Wall Street Journal and elsewhere writing about what his -- Happened to the study of the humanities in American higher education it's fascinating stuff -- -- Could be thank you so what happened how do we have -- classes and not and not even as many humanities classes as we use.
Let's long story but to make a long story short over the last fifty or sixty years you've seen one severe over the sensation.
Of the humanities and social sciences to the buses and then narrow it.
-- the -- -- our -- more and more specialized topics like walking gardening this sort of thing.
And you've seen.
Throw out the idea that there's a coherent -- to the study of the humanities.
Whatever they feel like teaching they teach no matter how specialized -- -- politicized.
And so that in this would be that you know.
When we think of the humanities we think the Canon of literature we think of the vehicle the classics we think those things that that constitute.
The part of our brains that are dealing with the things that are not hard science they're dealing not with mathematics that that can be a pretty broad definition.
But it isn't useful thing is that having humanities is used and learning how to -- knowing how to think is important right.
It's extremely useful it you can say and without you know for the grand.
That the country depends upon me.
Liberal democracy -- country devoted to freedom equality of all citizens consent of the governed.
Depends upon -- citizenship more than any other kind of country so study of the literary -- that's the philosophical class the religious states.
And that have formed our ideas formed -- institutions I think is actually really politically crucial.
You said -- your -- in the standard.
Is headline admit it's titled does -- -- the humanities nobody doesn't understand.
And what you talk about here is the shrinking course cataloged as it relates to humanities courses at -- but -- not just Harvard it's across the country to get put it in perspective.
Us what is it is across the country of course Steve the elite universities.
Trained to graduate students who fanned out to be the professors that what takes place at Harvard and Yale and Princeton Berkeley and Stanford.
And -- it has an enormous effect ripples out throughout the country that sees that the trainers.
The next generation.
Harvard is the leading edge but the truth is that what's going on Harvard is reflected.
At universities throughout three.
And there's -- extinction happens -- I -- -- travel the country the people that I talked to that.
I talked conservatives all over this country.
And most of them are not in humanities based fields their business -- and event.
There -- people who didn't.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- They -- they send their kids they spend their money on things that are practical that are directly practical.
And -- reading Thucydides does not sound as practical as.
Bio chemistry right right that's but that's half right.
Biochemistry take -- It's -- that let -- get credit that right biochemistry is important if you're gonna be -- scientists to prevent it doctor.
But -- meant that many professions.
Let's say you're a journalist let's hear let's say here going to be lower -- -- businessmen.
Understanding how the world really works understanding human nature is extremely important and this year's study -- -- cities.
Hopes in all those things refined your mind keeps the skills to the right thing clearly listened to others.
So it's that it is this wonderful study -- in itself.
Well -- I think -- attitude and that this is prepares you for citizenship and for the.
It's true and it also lets you see a lot coming on the Iraq War.
Way in advance if you had read these cities and you -- about what happened in Athens you were you you knew well in advance Vietnam.
And Iraq and again and again -- what happens in a in a nation but.
I -- my my point is this.
Republicans and conservatives have often -- this space as being too high -- high minded and impractical when they are often practical businessman.
That's often happens in my view it's huge blunder because all of our athletes today -- -- -- university's.
In business and law and -- human culture in Hollywood there -- runs conservatives if you give up the space don't be surprised at what happens when you're not that.
Here's why today note accent pretty soon we'll just have walking majors I graduated with a BS in walking science.
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