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And welcome to another founding Friday -- founders Fred what we call these things found -- founders' Fridays.
Have you guys and watching them we have a new studio audience here tonight -- has been watching the founding front it's okay if you learn a lot.
How many -- you had heard of George Whitfield before what was the last week the week before.
If if if if if it 33.
People for it some.
It got to change your outlook on things -- Kind of made things are starting to make sense the more you learn.
Our I used to ask the question and we came here.
You beginning to understand how we got here.
And where we need to go again.
So let me ask you this this tonight we wanna do.
Revisionist history we want to correct some of the things that are happening not just with the founders.
But all across the board and -- -- you some of the examples of -- here history is just wrong.
No one of the things I learned when I first started doing television it was so spooky I was over it CNN.
And spooky for.
And many reasons.
But I was over there and all I was on my first days I said -- do we have that story on such and such.
And they said yes going to be just a second it's being ingested into the system.
I'm like OK and that's spooky.
And -- in the system and I think doing is the same language here is it do you -- -- if it's a giant system and what it means is when the story is done.
It's put into the into the system and then it can be called up anywhere in the world inside of -- the fox system.
But what many think of is what happens if the first person in the second person that's ingesting the story.
Gets it wrong.
Because every time you write a story you bring up all those other stories and you check it against to make sure the fact if somebody's gotten it wrong.
Every other story after it is wrong.
That's the problem.
That's kind of what's happening with our history.
Asked these ask yourself these questions that you -- because you've been watching you may know the answers facilities.
But a year ago a year ago.
Would you say that Washington was a just -- die hard Christian.
Just say that yes or who would say yes.
A year ago.
-- -- for people.
I didn't know anything about Woodrow Wilson I mean a year ago would you say I don't know I guess it was an okay president.
Penny if you didn't know who we didn't watch this show -- it.
He was a horror show was -- -- all horror show possibly the spooky as president we've ever had.
The new deal with how many of us grew up in households that said the new deal saved America.
Thank all of it.
Now that you're learning something about the new deal.
Did the new deal save America.
What was that Great Depression called in the rest of the world.
Just the deeper right here just the depression.
Just the depression it wasn't great.
-- tried as socially -- their way out of it.
FDR this and I've always -- it once this light went on in my head I thought an amendment.
The the American people love FDR.
Let me ask you this.
If you have a president.
That everybody loved.
Why would you would mean -- the guy's body is cold.
Rushed to the capital to write a law that says -- by the way.
We got to stop term when we got to put term limits and right now why would you do that if he was so great.
It doesn't make any sense doesn't.
A good portion of the country they had to amend the constitution.
That's a big deal.
A good portion of the country was.
What kind of power this guy had -- That we don't read about that nobody even asked that question.
CPI has anybody ever heard of CPI.
-- Chicken in every hospital.
-- BCI PCI.
Is actually under Woodrow Wilson.
If he was if you spoke out against the government.
Any where any of the policies.
You could go to jail.
For twenty years.
We had 30000.
People put in jail during World War I for speaking out.
If you read cast -- dean's words it's this is these policies.
Woodrow Wilson had spies Woodrow Wilson had what he called for -- Where they would step up in the public square.
And they would give four minute propaganda speeches and they were selected in the city by -- -- mover shaker we are you somebody people listen to.
How many people think the Nazi's were the best at propaganda.
How many people learn that price.
-- hurdles right they were great -- it.
You know if you read the diaries of grumbles.
Do you know I remember I had one of my staff members as -- lookup propaganda Lou Reed read this stuff.
He he was reading the diaries of durables he came into my office and cold blood was drained out of his face he said.
Can I read a passage do you know where -- bulls said they learned propaganda.
Woodrow Wilson's administration.
They learned it from us they say that's why they look lost World War I and they knew.
If you don't go into propaganda in -- at least as good as the progressives in America.
You're gonna lose.
And hope this one.
If I told you.
That two trillion dollars.
And Donald Rumsfeld.
Stepped to the podium and said by the -- who.
We can't find two trillion dollars were missing that two trillion dollars.
We do believe that story.
-- Watch the monitor watched the monitor.
According to some estimates we cannot -- 2.3.
Trillion dollars in transaction.
According to some estimates we can't find 2.3.
-- he noticed the date on that.
Day before 9/11.
So the point is.
Histories got it wrong.
You don't know about history.
With a lot of the stuff is revisionist.
Intentionally a lot of that stuff is happening because progressives need you to believe.
FDR was logged in the new deal saved America when the truth is the thing that they have deleted from history.
Can anybody tell me about the depression of nineteen to -- -- The depression of nineteen you can Stephen.
A little bit tell me what you know.
I remembered he'd drop down to fifty.
When it was.
That and who is turnaround SP two years by cutting government have.
-- Woodrow Wilson progressives gigantic government we went into a depression as bad as 1930.
Okay that's staggering.
Harding and Coolidge get in.
With -- and and they say we're gonna cut taxes I think from 75% to 24%.
And we're gonna cut our budgets are spending.
The roaring twenties.
The roaring twenties.
History has been deleted and selectively put in all you know is all the roaring twenties -- greedy now now.
That's a problem with the people not the system that's a problem with the people.
Why do they just focus on the roaring twenties and not tell you what got the roaring twenties.
Because it doesn't help their narrative of giant government.
So you have revisionist history doing it intentionally.
Sometimes you just get it wrong because it's like it's ingested and it's it goes into the system and then somebody else who reads history years later and they're like -- -- -- Gallup.
That guy he's trustworthy and he got it wrong.
Other times things just happen.
We're missing 2.3 trillion dollar -- can't account for September 11 happens our priorities change.
Would never come back to that story.
How many things.
Do you think -- true.
And what does it mean for the course of our country.
We're gonna try to get into some of that and we have a couple of experts we have Peter -- back he's the author of George Washington sacred fire -- say.
Fantastic fantastic but Peter -- -- that they -- have a seat.
We also have with -- -- Jerry Falwell junior he's the chancellor of Liberty University.
And via satellite is Burton Folsom junior.
He is the professor of history at Hillsdale College in the author of the book new deal raw deal how -- -- Burton.
Hey I'm doing fine Glenn thank you -- tell me.
Tell me a good thing that you found out about FDR and the new deal.
I mean did you know all the when you started junior research on how skewed history was.
No I was surprised I knew we had had a lot of problems under Roosevelt and the Great Depression.
After all lasted a whole decade it was 20% unemployment.
In the United States only 11%.
And the rest of the world.
I didn't really understand why until I begin to study Roosevelt's policies did you.
You know I have appear on the board that people loved.
Roosevelt tell -- who Henry -- -- was.
Henry Morgenthau was Roosevelt's secretary of treasury -- the two men were great friends.
And they and they had it wasn't Morgenthau was really kind of one of the architects of the new deal.
He was -- he's been a friend of Roosevelt's for twenty years they get a lot of socializing together.
And they had -- -- and dinner together and they were great friends and cabinet meetings were important to both of them.
Okay now let them take burden off the screen for second and I want to show you quote from Morgenthau of we have it this is what Morgan -- said.
In I think it was 19391939.
Do you have -- up here for the screen.
We are spending more money than we have ever spent before.
And it does not work this is the secretary of the treasury 9039 it does not work.
I want to see this country prosperous I want to see people get a job.
We have never made good on our promises.
I say after eight years of this administration we have had just as much unemployment as when we started and enormous debt to boot -- Can you imagine.
The Treasury Secretary saying that and he's one of the desires.
He's one of the designer he's one of the architects so Burton.
How and why is that just erased from history.
Well what I had to pull it out of the archives in the Roosevelt library and Hyde park New York.
But it's an important quotation and it shows that even the new dealers themselves -- recognized after two terms.
Of all of this spending doubling the national debt.
It had not worked and unemployment was still higher than almost anywhere else in the world OK -- -- Burton give me the 1920s the untold story of the -- -- -- -- some of the fact we just talked about.
Be roughly -- the depression of the nineteen twice that no one else given to well.
-- that decade in between Woodrow Wilson on one hand and Franklin Roosevelt on the other.
And it wasn't it was a decade where the progressives were not in power.
Wilson was out Roosevelt Franklin was not yet -- And so what we have our Harding and Coolidge in the presidency.
And what we see is that -- that depression starting in 19201921.
We have unemployment at twelve per cent.
We have a lot of people arguing what we need as a stimulus package -- government programs.
To build roads so that cars can drive on that sort of thing with government expense.
Harding and -- say no.
We're going to trust our entrepreneurs to do the job.
We're not going to try to micromanage the economy they end up cutting the tax rate from 73%.
Eventually to 25%.
At the top levels.
And what we begin to see is a tremendous outpouring of entrepreneurship we get I mean radios.
Are invented an expanded.
We get air conditioning in the developed in the 1920s and the implications of that for the American south.
Are tremendous we get talking movies invented in the 1920s.
And even the zipper and Scotch tape.
Are all inventions of the 1920s we cut taxes we turned -- -- -- -- And that decade was tremendously prosperous we ended that depression we went from 12% unemployment in 1921.
To 2% unemployment in 1923.
-- Burton would you say that I'm -- -- sinking this the other day that you know Ronald Reagan said that.
If if freedom fails here.
Where will the rest of the world I'm wrong and I was -- about that phrase of the day and I thought you know.
We are the place that John -- ran to an atlas shrugged that's America.
But it required everybody -- -- To not look for handout.
And what the progressives try to do is make sure there are no peaks and valleys that there is no good times and then a crash and a good time.
That's not possible to create they'll be crashes and they were crash after crash after crash.
But they were short lived crashes we didn't go through long periods -- they were just short lived.
But those -- high days.
That -- nobody concentrate really tried to concentrate on the roaring twenties is being at age of greed but it really wasn't for the average person.
The average person.
The life changed for most Americans in the 1920s probably more dramatically.
Then maybe any other time period in it up to them.
I think you may be right plan we had a double -- more than -- doubling in college enrollments.
We had a higher rate of literacy in the 1920s.
That we have today in American society.
You get in the 1920s -- unemployment drops in the -- -- the unemployment.
Is 3.3 percent average inflation 1%.
That's the lowest misery index of any president in the twentieth century.
Real quick to take a break on -- photo finish up this this segment here with Roosevelt.
Roosevelt am -- wrong by saying there was a good portion of people that thought whole leak how.
I'm glad he's dead he was turning into a dictator.
Well that there were a lot of people who thought that and as you pointed out.
Had a constitutional amendment to prevent.
Any other president serving longer than two -- shows.
Roosevelt's success is -- -- -- to tell miceli is it just it just so people don't because in constitutional amendment it doesn't happen anymore.
Explain that that's not a one party thing you can't get a constitutional amendment through with one party.
No -- you had more than one party involved in this some of the Democrats went along with it as well many of the southern Democrats were upset with Roosevelt.
And the Republicans as well and we just decided that two term limit.
Was the best idea that it had not worked well -- -- with four terms of Franklin Roosevelt Burton thank you very much and I wanna I wanna leave it there on Roosevelt and -- I wanna go to George Washington and sacred fire because two terms.
There there was a reason it was two terms reason -- explain this site.
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