Tucker Carlson’s TradLife Monologue,”If you want to put America first, you’ve got to put its families first.”
Tucker’s January 3rd, 2019 monologue had many wiping away a small tear of joy. Someone is saying it, someone with a large audience is finally saying it!
“We’re ruled by mercenaries who feel no long-term obligation to the people they rule.They have no skin in this game, and it shows.
“They can’t solve our problems. They don’t even bother to understand our problems.
“What kind of country will it be then? How do we want our grandchildren to live? Those are the only questions that matter.
“The answer used to be obvious, more prosperity, meaning cheaper consumer goods.
“But is that still true? Does anyone still believe that cheaper iPhones or more Amazon deliveries of plastic garbage from China are going to make us happy?
“They haven’t so far. A lot of Americans are drowning in stuff, and yet drug addiction and suicide [are] depopulating large parts of the country.
“Anyone who thinks the health of a nation can be summed up in GDP is an idiot.
“The goal for America is both simpler and more elusive than mere prosperity: happiness.
“There are a lot of ingredients to being happy. Dignity, purpose, self-control, independence – above all, deep relationships with other people. Those are the things that you want for your children. They’re what our leaders should want for us and would want if they cared. But our leaders don’t care.
“If they did care, they would insist that the American economy serve American families…”
Later on he continued;
“This is negligence on a massive scale. Our mindless cultural leaders act as though it’s still 1961, and the biggest problem American families face is that sexism is preventing millions of housewives from becoming investment bankers or Facebook executives.
“Not all commerce is good. Why is it defensible to loan people money they can’t possibly repay, or charge them interest that impoverishes them? Payday loan outlets in poor neighborhoods collect 400 percent annual interest. Are we okay with that? We should not be.
“Libertarians tell us, ‘that’s how markets work: consenting adults making voluntary decisions about how to live their lives. Okay. But it’s also disgusting. If you care about America, you ought to oppose the exploitation of Americans, whether it’s happening in the inner city or on Wall Street.
“If you really loved your fellow Americans, as our leaders should, it would break your heart to see them high all the time – which they are. A huge number of our kids, especially our boys, are smoking weed constantly. ‘Oh, but it’s better for you than alcohol,’ they tell us. Maybe. Who cares? Talk about missing the point. Try having dinner with a 19-year-old who’s been smoking weed. The life is gone: passive, flat, trapped in their own heads. Do you want that for your kids? Of course not.
Romney paid an effective tax rate of 14 percent whereas upper middle-class wage earners pay a tax rate of nearly 40 percent.
“No wonder Mitt Romney supports the status quo. But for everyone else, it’s infuriating.”
“Unfairness is profoundly divisive. Divided countries are easier to rule, and nothing divides us like the perception that some people are getting special treatment.
“In our country some people definitely are getting special treatment. Republicans should oppose that with everything they have.
“What country do we want to live in? A country that actually cares about families, the building block of everything.
“Any economic system that weakens and destroys families is not worth having.
“If you want to put America first, you’ve got to put its families first.”