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Well hello -- I currently -- this week about George Soros and they the funding that he sent to the Center for American Progress.
Not really a place known for its you know cost cutting measures.
But it it did a little booklet on education.
And it said these are the things these are the niche items that we can cut from education.
Are your -- US history.
And anything to do with economics.
That's what the Center for American Progress.
They say that its niche.
The reason why I wanted to tell you about that is because.
That niche history.
Is is being a race and it's only gonna get much much worse with the way -- history.
Has been disappearing.
You you have to ask yourself why.
Why haven't you been taught some of the things that you've learned on this program because history serves as a damning series of rock solid evidence that progressive policies do.
The only way to convince people to keep trying them.
Is to keep changing the names places dates he -- -- sections of history you've got to change history.
Are an enemy to the constitution they want to progress.
Past the constitution.
Woodrow Wilson and FDR are propped up as great American presidents if you read anything.
About the Woodrow Wilson you will not believe.
-- this guy isn't known as one of the worst presidents of all time.
Awful awful man but I didn't have to start with his policies.
-- -- I could.
But this guy is being remembered as neutral at best.
We're told about all the wonderful things FDR did you know he got us out of the new deal out of the Great Depression no wait a minute can we ask this question.
Why is the depression called the depression every other country except for America in America it's called the Great Depression.
Because of the policies of FDR.
Have you ever heard of Calvin Coolidge.
What do you know about him.
You read anything in your history books and they'll say Ottawa he ran -- -- -- a fair style government.
All it's just pause for a moment in savor the thought of -- a fair government.
The president progressives need you to forget about.
He was actually Ronald Reagan's favorite president or one of them.
He drastically reduce the size of government and thwarted a depression the depression in 1920 did you even know that.
Bigger deeper the 1949.
What did he do to get out of that depression out of that decline.
Country was in horrible shape when he came into office and then when he left.
That was the roaring twenties.
Another little fact progressives don't want you to notice.
Tonight we'll take a close look at America's.
Well one of the best presidents.
I think we've ever had that you don't know very much about.
David to -- is here he is a historian and author of silent -- Alvin back.
He also he -- 1920 year the six president which isn't unbelievable book he should read.
And any slaves is also here -- is she wrote the book the forgotten man before I knew anything about progressive as some.
As I was seeing the economy starting to spiral out of control -- picked up this little book called the forgotten man.
Amity is responsible for much of the nightmare that people call me now.
Because I learned so much from that book and got me kind of into this.
Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole with.
And -- -- called the Glenn Beck program she is a senior fellow at the council of foreign relations which I believe.
Is you do.
And she's a contributing -- to the to a new book -- Coolidge matters and you're also writing a a new one on.
On Coolidge just called Coolidge right yes.
The heck would anyone care about Calvin Coolidge.
Because every politician who wants to -- obtain office says I'm gonna do more.
I've things and then cut taxes and that -- reduce the waste in government and got to cut the debt and I'm gonna bring you prosperity ever is gonna have a job.
And is going to be no inflation and -- they never -- it we fall for it every stinking time and they never do it.
And Calvin Coolidge did all of those things.
They historians and the pundits say.
He was an office for six years he didn't do a damn thing right that's kind of his that's kind of his highlight is that that he didn't I mean he did an awful lot.
But it was in the use.
It wasn't going to save any -- Well that's right Glenn I I -- Coolidge the great refrain there because he was the opposite of a modern president when he -- trouble he refrained in stood back and said therefore.
Things may get better if someone stays out of the way what are examples a big one was the flood of the Mississippi in 1927 which was their Katrina.
Did Coolidge raced down there are no he did not he he sent his commerce secretary Hoover.
But he didn't jump in effect he said well maybe the federal government's role isn't to jump -- maybe it's the job of the states to manage a regional crisis.
There was -- federal funding that he signed.
For this crisis is terrible flood but.
He made in the -- reduce the funding to a third of its size he said don't magnified this emergency given new rolled to the federal government.
Make it smaller and handle it.
Anyway there's so people understand this emergency what you're that this happened 19271927.
So people understand this emergency room.
A large area was under thirty feet of water how big was do you have this -- -- hundreds and hundreds of miles okay.
And under thirty feet of while -- water hundreds of people died this is the Katrina.
Of the 1920s of that generation this was the Katrina.
And to show you the difference in how far we've come with progressives.
At the time that this happened.
Nobody was standing on their roof with signs saying help me.
They were helping themselves and what he did actually.
Was even a big step forward people were not that govern the federal government at the time.
Did not go in and solve these problems yet now.
He refrained from that you refrain from pouring federal money into it.
Hoover coordinated as he did in many cases.
In the World War I food shortages.
Now Coolidge also opposes federal.
Aid to highways and such.
And and this kind of taking money from one state.
Texas and giving it to New York or whatever.
You know this this is what he said to attempt the states by federal subsidies is to sacrifice their vested rights it is not a -- some practice no matter how.
Worthy the object to be obtained.
It it's just something which rewards.
Encourages waste when you get money for free.
You don't work it like as if you work didn't earn it nothing of value.
You don't appreciate the value of something that he understood that because of his his background and ramadi come from very tiny little place Plymouth notch in Vermont.
And he goes around when his father who's a tax collector.
And he says when I went around -- my father I realize that people had to work to earn money to pay.
Those taxes a very simple lesson but which a lot of people in Washington don't know today okay.
So and Melanie -- let me take you here so you see you understand.
Woodrow Wilson who if you've watched two minutes of the show you know.
Has taken this country.
And while he's in office he has given us federal income tax.
He has given -- probation.
Woodrow Wilson gave us the Fed he totally transformed things he's introducing now social justice.
He's tried to introduce the League of Nations which is basically the United Nations and Americans like that League of Nations as much as we now like the League of Nations.
It was through trickery in progressive.
Tactics that got the United Nations through they learn.
That's what progress is one thing they do is they learn which devices work and which don't.
So he was wildly unpopular his second term he runs against the war he -- I'll keep you out of war.
January he is sworn in and I think it's the next month.
March he sworn in March back then yes okay and and in Berlin April where a war he kicked a month later I'll keep you -- a month later.
We're at war then you have the the plague the M epidemic of flu epidemic that white people out.
Guys start to come home and the economy all of this stuff has happened I mean America has been traumatized.
And Woodrow Wilson is the time.
He's he's had a stroke and his wife is actually holding the -- nobody in congress is even seen him for about a year.
His wife is signing all of the documents for its crazy town reads like tell you this is.
Does any of it sound familiar.
America had been fundamentally.
In a very relatively short period of time and Americans were freaking out when Wilson starts gets in the income taxes 7%.
And I think those during the war -- 77 I think they take it down the seventy when he leaves out here it's also.
A year of tremendous strikes there's there's it's one of the great strike -- years of labor unrest in the country.
And it's also a year of domestic terrorism that's when you had the Wall Street bombing.
Which has been you heard about what the Times Square bombing and also you had bombings of the attorney general's office of of of his home excuse me which and -- blowing body parts into the roof.
Of the next door neighbor's house or across the street Franklin D.
I mean things are a mess and what is Wilson doing he's obsessing about.
-- a new world order the League of Nations.
Creating this thing this sort of filled drew administrator.
World situation and ignores this thing is the country's going to hell in a hand basket case -- -- -- America is freaking out.
And they know they don't want any of this progressive nightmare.
And so they have to change.
Presence and they vote for Warren G.
Harding he serves how long he serves until August 219 point three.
And -- -- -- -- there's one event here that were missing which is there was a police strike in Boston at this time an example of new union power and progressive.
Power and the policeman were underpaid so it was a compelling.
Strike but Coolidge the governor overseeing the police commissioner said.
These people are striking and we're having trouble in Boston chaos people being hurt may be killed.
And he said there is no right to strike against the public safety by anyone anywhere any time this was.
Governor Coolidge and the country -- said.
So -- is strong ally in the unions can only go so far not five there's no right -- -- -- against the public safety and that.
-- the country out look act.
The similarities here look at.
The nineteen -- in the mid nineteen hundreds -- million or the 19161917.
To nineteen funny but that time period.
The 1930s under FDR and other progressive mean then go to the 1960s under JFK and especially.
And then now you have these giants progressive period and look what they all have in common they all have civil unrest.
Horrible horrible economies.
Some sort of domestic terrorism.
And unions that are absolutely running everything out of control.
That's significant isn't it shouldn't people noticed that every time we have these progressive giants.
These exact things.
Come into play.
So exploit crises right and coalition is time period where people say nothing happened I think there's an old saying that the happy -- days of mankind are written on the blank pages of history.
So yes there is no war with Coolidge any other could've been a war.
There were there were adventures of John.
He settled that down he settle that down he brought the troops home from Nicaragua.
Live with the earliest Sandinistas.
He worked towards.
Outlawing war war in treaties he worked with the world court.
But there were no great crisis because that's not be the measure the measure is often what you avoid was he.
Progressive at an all was there any part of him for president because he doesn't -- progressives on the Republican side.
Go out and and do war but war as Americans are led by America's Theodore Roosevelt.
Where the progressives on the democratic side.
Go out and do war under an international umbrella.
So -- what was was he progressive -- all not just on war.
I would say he was liberal in the classical liberal sense that -- -- sit up for the individual -- libertarian a little role in the European.
Which is he stood up for women -- -- women got the vote just around then and he was a big.
Band of women he appointed women but not as a group as individuals.
Not just says Ward Connerly would say.
Blacks are Americans not a political group as individuals he was big help to blacks in the same way let -- -- -- -- -- you know let's go back to Melissa stop here.
Woodrow Wilson this progressive -- I was a nightmare.
When it came to African Americans and absolute nightmare.
You know I don't need to get in Coolidge when Coolidge is is lieutenant governor of Massachusetts he he gives a talk.
And he's talking about the war.
-- says the German government is has been knocking on us and they've been knocking the fact that we have.
-- troops in Europe fighting along side.
And in other units with us and I would hope that -- we finally accept the surrender of the Kaiser's government.
We will have a contingent of -- troops around.
When he was.
Running for office in 1924.
He -- really speak out against the Klan -- what he did was he went and spoke to the B'nai B'rith.
He went to spoke to the Knights of Columbus and -- -- delivered a graduating address at the all black Howard University.
When he goes and dedicates the World War I memorial in Kansas City which is a very southern like town.
He insists that they -- detachment of black troops from leavenworth.
Fort Leavenworth Kansas accompany him which again.
Is a complete reversal of Woodrow Wilson the term refused a key egg and -- -- passing over.
Harding and the Harding was important but but Coolidge was harding's vice president -- and Harding dies in office.
And didn't his father swear Coolidge and absolutely when when -- Harding -- on great western trip.
He's up in Alaska he comes on the California he takes ill.
Dies after a few days of being holed up in a hotel room and in San Francisco.
They bring the news to Calvin Coolidge and as I said earlier he's comes from this little town in in Vermont Plymouth notch.
And the place is so isolated there's no phone -- -- states is vacationing there with his father on the old homestead.
They have to drive ten to twelve miles to get to the place to 1 in the morning to let the vice president know he's going to be president of the United States.
They swear him in the because he says he's -- very practical -- simply can't go without a president very long who can do this.
My father's a notary.
My father's adultery.
-- calls the Department of State could get a notary duet yes.
They eventually do it again big case but they do it by kerosene.
Lights there -- no electricity no fallen display this is really important that it's carrots seem like.
And I'll explain why and I think it will give you.
A little hole.
What we're facing today we see the parallels on the setup and remember kerosene -- And that CNN.
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