During the Q and A session after Sen. Rand Paul’s speech at Howard University, one student explained that he was not a fan of his view of government. “You say you want to provide a government that leaves us alone, quite frankly, I don’t want that,” the student said. “I want a government that is going to help me.” The student insisted that he wanted assistance for his college education and asked if Rand Paul supported a culture change within the nation. “Do you Sen. Rand Paul have a formulated solution to come up with new American values
This "student" has the same attitude as the losers during Katrina when they took over and destroyed a $100 million dollar stadium after being "rescued" from a roof! They never consider "helping" themselves, but then why should they when racist-democrats continue to keep them in their place, so they will vote the "right" way. BTW, If obama had a son.....
Yeah, I would have liked some assistance with my college education, too. I had a 4.0 GPA and was on the Dean´s Honor List every semester, but every scholarship available during the 5 years I got my Associates and Bachelors degrees were limited to minorities and females. They might have well just said, "White Males need not apply." That limited me to school loans and Workstudy. It´s all a racket. Tuition was always due a week before the loan got to me, so it had to go on my credit card. I honestly believe it´s all collusion between the school, government, and the credit card companies.
"The children will reap all the benefits of socialist child care, free nurseries and schools with the very best facilities and teachers. Children will have wonderful recreational and sports facilities. They will have the option to choose whatever career they wish, and the free education and training to achieve it.
Some ask whether guaranteeing basic necessities, free education and health care will encourage people to avoid working, or doing one´s best. The principle of socialism is: From each according to his/her ability, to each according to his/her work."
Of course the last word of the last paragraph is NOT what Marx taught. The word was Need and not Work. In any case, as is Obama, this kid is a disciple.
Following No. 8´s train of thought. Our present lib gov´t is encouraging illegitimacy among the lower classes that is astonishing. Kids born out of wedlock, kids born out of gay unions & the like don´t really have two parents they can grow up relying on. Gov´t is the de facto "Mom & Dad" - it is all a conspiracy to substitute gov´t for a real family & buy their loyalty.
That student´s question cries out for a response that would have educated him/her and all the many others who are reading about it. Senator Paul missed a golden opportunity. It made me wish Senator Ted Cruz had been there to answer it.
The dearth of genuine knowledge of our Founding Documents and our history will be the death of America.
The so called student is already brain dead. Some day in the near future he may end up with a job. His attitude will no doubt change when he gets his first real paycheck- minus 50% for taxes. Money does not grow on trees (ben just prints it). Sooner or later we all pay in terms of higher taxes or higher prices and loss of purchasing power. This fool doesn´t realize his turn will arrive shortly.
We MUST get rid of the Federal Department of Education, and take back educating our young to the local districts, which would choose the course of study to exclude all the social crap. Think about it, little boys get punished for munching a pop tart into a gun shape, or point a finger like a gun and get punished. By the time they are 21 they will be terrified at the thought of a gun. Then they will allow the abolition of the 2nd amendment.
First off, the student´s question is nonsensical. That said, here´s my "formulated solution" to your college assitance challenge: we, th government, will pay for your college education, but, we will decide IF you get to enter higher education and we will decide WHAT you will study. After all, that´s the way the other socialist countries do it. Sound fair junior?
The National Givernment has no money, except the money it extracts from citizens. So the money you want from the givernment to support you comes from someone who is paying taxes.
Oh...whatever, there is no way to explain to these indoctrinated students that the communist world they want is not "caring" or sharing, except with the elite political class. Like those who attended the SoulTrain Sequester Jester at Our House last night.
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