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Audience and welcomed the Huckabee.
Studios in New York City OK Detroit is broke belly up busted.
Largest city and a history of the US to file for chapter nine.
But a city the size and significance of Detroit doesn't go straight to chapter night.
For over a hundred years Detroit has been the leading edge of trends in America.
Chapter one was the birth to the automobile.
And the creative geniuses who innovated the internal combustion engine and harness it's power to move people from place to place.
Much faster than horses and much more individually than trains.
Chapter to -- when Henry Ford conceive.
Of a new method of manufacturing the car that would revolutionize industry and the economy.
Chapter three was.
That mass manufacturing that made the cost of a car affordable for the masses and cars became a ubiquitous fixture in American life.
As well as the symbol of upward mobility.
Chapter four was Detroit saving America.
It was precisely the motor city's palace.
At turning steel chrome.
Aluminum and robber in a personal transportation.
To making planes and tanks and ships that gave us the tools to win World War II.
We might all be speaking German or Japanese.
America must never forget chapter four.
Chapter five is that.
After the war Detroit once again unleashed its magic building post war America into a nation of industrial workers who make good money.
And -- make good machines.
And whose heavy lifting created the happy days in -- which baby boomers like me were born.
And the middle class that gave their parents the steps of the ladder to climb beyond the poverty of the depression and the pain in the war.
Chapter six was Detroit's contribution to the culture.
It was the greenhouse.
Of the music of our lives from the immortal moves of Berry Gordy is Motown sound.
To the hard charging guitars of Nugent Mitch Ryder in the MC five.
America's pop culture was influenced if not shaped.
As much as for our taste for quite while tires chrome grills and bucket seats.
Was one of America's largest cities being rocked by the race riots in the sixties.
And the beginning of the polarization.
That led to -- -- to the suburbs.
And the beginning of a population decline.
That was Detroit being utterly ruined.
Corruption of its local government.
And by union demands for a bigger piece of a shrinking pie both in the public and private sector.
The city's government didn't have the will to -- in the corruption.
Nor the guts to say -- to the unions.
And that took them to chapter nine.
The saddest part of the Detroit story.
Is not that it's the story of a failed city who couldn't.
It's the story of one of the world's great.
And most successful cities who could.
And who did great things.
But then was willing to sell its soul for lesser things and to tolerate unthinkable things.
It's unemployment rate is triple since 2000.
Twice the national average.
It's street lights don't work a whole lot more regularly -- its people 40% of the street lights stayed dark.
It's homicide rate is epidemic and for twenty years it's been considered one of America's most dangerous cities.
It takes the police headed toward an average of 58 minutes to respond to a call compared to eleven minutes average elsewhere.
Just under 80000 city structures.
Have been abandon.
Detroit was once the leading edge of America.
And now the bad news.
It's still list.
Take a good look at Detroit and all of its former glory and current gore.
And know that as it has been on the front of America's trends.
It's still it is.
Detroit is today what the rest of America is on track to being in another twenty years.
Reckless spending corrupt unaccountable government.
And -- and demands.
From those who are dependent upon its cowardice.
And never say no.
If we don't learn from Detroit's collapse.
The rest of America.
Will be the next chapter.
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