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Boortz Rips Liberals at Commencement Address
July 9,2008 | Neal Bortz

Posted on 07/10/2008 10:44:40 AM PDT by econjack

Commencement Address ( Texas A&M) Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008

This should be considered must-reading for every adult in North America . It is extremely rare that anyone speaks the truth like this at any College or High School Commencement Address. Neal Boortz is a Texan, a lawyer, a Texas AGGIE (Texas A&M), and now a nationally syndicated talk show host from Atlanta . His commencement address to the graduates of this year's A&M class is far different from what either the students or the faculty expected. His views are thought provoking.

"I am honored by the invitation to address you on this august occasion. It's about time. Be warned, however, that I am not here to impress you; you'll have enough smoke blown up your bloomers today. And you can bet your tassels I'm not here to impress the faculty and administration. You may not like much of what I have to say, and that's fine. You will remember it though. Especially after about 10 years out there in the real world. This, it goes without saying, does not apply to those of you who will seek your careers and your fortunes as government employees.

This gowned gaggle behind me is your faculty. You've heard the old saying that those who can - do. Those who can't - teach. That sounds deliciously insensitive. But there is often raw truth in insensitivity, just as you often find feel-good falsehoods and lies in compassion.

Say good-bye to your faculty because now you are getting ready to go out there and do. These folks behind me are going to stay right here and teach.

By the way, just because you are leaving this place with a diploma doesn't mean the learning is over. When an FAA flight examiner handed me my private pilot's license many years ago, he said, 'Here, this is your ticket to learn.' The same can be said for your diploma. Believe me, the learning has just begun.

Now, I realize that most of you consider yourselves Liberals. In fact, you are probably very proud of your liberal views. You care so much. You feel so much. You want to help so much. After all you're a compassionate and caring person, aren't you now?

Well, isn't that just so extraordinarily special.

Now, at this age, is as good a time as any to be a liberal; as good a time as any to know absolutely everything. You have plenty of time, starting tomorrow, for the truth to set in. Over the next few years, as you begin to feel the cold breath of reality down your neck, things are going to start changing pretty fast... including your own assessment of just how much you really know.

So here are the first assignments for your initial class in reality: Pay attention to the news, read newspapers, and listen to the words and phrases that proud Liberals use to promote their causes. Then, compare the words of the left to the words and phrases you hear from those evil, heartless, greedy conservatives.

From the Left you will hear "I feel." From the Right you will hear "I think." From the Liberals you will hear references to groups -- The Blacks, the Poor, The Rich, The Disadvantaged, The Less Fortunate. From the Right you will hear references to individuals. On the Left you hear talk of group rights; on the Right, individual rights.

That about sums it up, really: Liberals feel. Liberals care. They are pack animals whose identity is tied up in group dynamics. Conservatives and Libertarians think -- and, setting aside the theocracy crowd, their identity is centered on the individual.

Liberals feel that their favored groups have enforceable rights to the property and services of productive individuals. Conservatives and Libertarians, I among them I might add, think that individuals have the right to protect their lives and their property from the plunder of the masses.

In college you developed a group mentality, but if you look closely at your diplomas you will see that they have your individual names on them. Not the name of your school mascot, or of your fraternity or sorority, but your name. Your group identity is going away. Your recognition and appreciation of your individual identity starts now.

If, by the time you reach the age of 30, you do not consider yourself to be a libertarian or a conservative, rush right back here as quickly as you can and apply for a faculty position. These people will welcome you with open arms. They will welcome you, that is, so long as you haven't developed an individual identity. Once again you will have to be willing to sign on to the group mentality you embraced during the past four years.

Something is going to happen soon that is going to really open your eyes. You're going to actually get a full time job! You're also going to get a lifelong work partner.

This partner isn't going to help you do your job. This partner is just going to sit back and wait for payday. This partner doesn't want to share in your effort, but in your earnings. Your new lifelong partner is actually an agent; an agent representing a strange and diverse group of people; an agent for every teenager with an illegitimate child; an agent for a research scientist who wanted to make some cash answering the age-old question of why monkeys grind their teeth. An agent for some poor demented hippie who considers herself to be a meaningful and talented artist, but who just can't manage to sell any of her artwork on the open market.

Your new partner is an agent for every person with limited, if any, job skills, but who wanted a job at City Hall. An agent or tin-horn dictators in fancy military uniforms grasping for American foreign aid. An agent for multi-million- dollar companies who want someone else to pay for their overseas advertising. An agent for everybody who wants to use the unimaginable power of this agent's for their personal enrichment and benefit. That agent is our wonderful, caring, compassionate, oppressive government.

Believe me, you will be awed by the unimaginable power this agent has. Power that you do not have. A power that no individual has, or will have. This agent has the legal power to use force, deadly force to accomplish its goals. You have no choice here. Your new friend is just going to walk up to you, introduce itself rather gruffly, hand you a few forms to fill out, and move right on in. Say hello to your own personal one ton gorilla. It will sleep anywhere it wants to.

Now, let me tell you, this agent is not cheap. As you become successful it will seize about 40% of everything you earn. And no, I'm sorry, there just isn't any way you can fire this agent of plunder, and you can't decrease its share of your income. That power rests with him, not you.

So, here I am saying negative things to you about government. Well, be clear on this: It is not wrong to distrust government. It is not wrong to fear government. In certain cases it is not even wrong to despise government for government is inherently evil. Yes ... a necessary evil, but dangerous nonetheless ... somewhat like a drug. Just as a drug that in the proper dosage can save your life, an overdose of government can be fatal.

Now let's address a few things that have been crammed into your minds at this university. There are some ideas you need to expunge as soon as possible. These ideas may work well in academic environment, but they fail miserably out there in the real world.

First is that favorite buzz word of the media, government and academia: Diversity! You have been taught that the real value of any group of people - be it a social group, an employee group, a management group, whatever - is based on diversity. This is a favored liberal ideal because diversity is based not on an individual's abilities or character, but on a person's identity and status as a member of a group. Yes, it's that liberal group identity thing again. Within the great diversity movement group identification - be it racial, gender based, or some other minority status - means more than the individual's integrity, character or other qualifications.

Brace yourself. You are about to move from this academic atmosphere where diversity rules, to a workplace and a culture where individual achievement and excellence actually count. No matter what your professors have taught you over the last four years, you are about to learn that diversity is absolutely no replacement for excellence, ability, and individual hard work. From this day on every single time you hear the word "diversity" you can rest assured that there is someone close by who is determined to rob you of every vestige of individuality you possess.

We also need to address this thing you seem to have about "rights." We have witnessed an obscene explosion of so-called "rights" in the last few decades, usually emanating from college campuses. You know the mantra: You have the right to a job. The right to a place to live. The right to a living wage. The right to health care. The right to an education. You probably even have your own pet right - the right to a Beemer for instance, or the right to have someone else provide for that child you plan on downloading in a year or so.

Forget it. Forget those rights! I'll tell you what your rights are! You have a right to live free, and to the results of 60% - 75% of your labor. I'll also tell you have no right to any portion of the life or labor of another. You may, for instance, think that you have a right to health care. After all, Hillary said so, didn't she? But you cannot receive healthcare unless some doctor or health practitioner surrenders some of his time - his life - to you. He may be willing to do this for compensation, but that's his choice. You have no "right" to his time or property. You have no right to his or any other person's life or to any portion thereof.

You may also think you have some "right" to a job; a job with a living wage, whatever that is. Do you mean to tell me that you have a right to force your services on another person, and then the right to demand that this person compensate you with their money? Sorry, forget it. I am sure you would scream if some urban outdoorsmen (that would be "homeless person" for those of you who don't want to give these less fortunate people a romantic and adventurous title) came to you and demanded his job and your money.

The people who have been telling you about all the rights you have are simply exercising one of theirs - the right to be imbeciles. Their being imbeciles didn't cost anyone else either property or time. It's their right, and they exercise it brilliantly.

By the way, did you catch my use of the phrase "less fortunate" a bit ago when I was talking about the urban outdoorsmen? That phrase is a favorite of the Left. Think about it, and you'll understand why. To imply that one person is homeless, destitute, dirty, drunk, spaced out on drugs, unemployable, and generally miserable because he is "less fortunate" is to imply that a successful person - one with a job, a home and a future - is in that position because he or she was "fortunate." The dictionary says that fortunate means "having derived good from an unexpected place." There is nothing unexpected about deriving good from hard work.

There is also nothing unexpected about deriving misery from choosing drugs, alcohol, and the street. If the Liberal Left can create the common perception that success and failure are simple matters of "fortune" or "luck," then it is easy to promote and justify their various income redistribution schemes. After all, we are just evening out the odds a little bit. This "success equals luck" idea the liberals like to push is seen everywhere.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Richard Gephardt refers to high-achievers as "people who have won life's lottery." He wants you to believe they are making the big bucks because they are lucky. It's not luck, my friends. It's choice. One of the greatest lessons I ever learned was in a book by Og Mandino, entitled "The Greatest Secret in the World." The lesson? Very simple: "Use wisely your power of choice."

That bum sitting on a heating grate, smelling like a wharf rat? He's there by choice. He is there because of the sum total of the choices he has made in his life. This truism is absolutely the hardest thing for some people to accept, especially those who consider themselves to be victims of something or other - victims of if discrimination, bad luck, the system, capitalism, whatever. After all, nobody really wants to accept the blame for his or her position in life. Not when it is so much easier to point and say, "Look! He did this to me!" than it is to look into a mirror and say, "You S. O. B.! You did this to me!"

The key to accepting responsibility for your life is to accept the fact that your choices, every one of them, are leading you inexorably to either success or failure, however you define those terms. Some of the choices are obvious: Whether or not to stay in school. Whether or not to get pregnant. Whether or not to hit the bottle. Whether or not to keep this job you hate until you get another better-paying job. Whether or not to save some of your money, or saddle yourself with huge payments for that new car.

Some of the choices are seemingly insignificant: Whom to go to the movies with. Whose car to ride home in. Whether to watch the tube tonight, or read a book on investing. But, and you can be sure of this, each choice counts. Each choice is a building block - some large, some small. But each one is a part of the structure of your life.

If you make the right choices, or if you make more right choices than wrong ones, something absolutely terrible may happen to you. Something unthinkable. You, my friend, could become one of the hated, the evil, the ugly, the feared, the filthy, the successful, the rich.

The rich basically serve two purposes in this country. First, they provide the investments, the investment capital, and the brains for the formation of new businesses. Businesses that hire people. Businesses that send millions of paychecks home each week to the un-rich. Second, the rich are a wonderful object of ridicule, distrust, and hatred. Few things are more valuable to a politician than the envy most Americans feel for the evil rich. Envy is a powerful emotion. Even more powerful than the emotional minefield that surrounded Bill Clinton when he reviewed his last batch of White House interns.

Politicians use envy to get votes and power. And they keep that power by promising the envious that the envied will be punished: "The rich will pay their fair share of taxes if I have anything to do with it. The truth is that the top 10% of income earners in this country pays almost 50% of all income taxes collected. I shudder to think what these job producers would be paying if our tax system were any more "fair."

You have heard, no doubt, that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Interestingly enough, our government's own numbers show that many of the poor actually get richer, and that quite a few of the rich actually get poorer. But for the rich who do actually get richer, and the poor who remain poor .. there's an explanation -- a reason.

The rich, you see, keep doing the things that make them rich; while the poor keep doing the things that make them poor.

Speaking of the poor, during your adult life you are going to hear an endless string of politicians bemoaning the plight of the poor So, you need to know that under our government's definition of "poor" you can have a $5 million net worth, a $300,000 home and a new $90,000 Mercedes, all completely paid for. You can also have a maid, cook, and valet, and $ million in your checking account, and you can still be officially defined by our government as "living in poverty." Now there's something you haven't seen on the evening news.

How does the government pull this one off? Very simple, really. To determine whether or not some poor soul is "living in poverty," the government measures one thing -- just one thing. Income. It doesn't matter one bit how much you have, how much you own, how many cars you drive or how big they are, whether or not your pool is heated, whether you winter in Aspen and spend the summers in the Bahamas , or how much is in your savings account. It only matters how much income you claim in that particular year. This means that if you take a one-year leave of absence from your high-paying job and decide to live off the money in your savings and checking accounts while you write the next great American novel, the government says you are 'living in poverty." This isn't exactly what you had in mind when you heard these gloomy statistics, is it?

Do you need more convincing? Try this. The government's own statistics show that people who are said to be "living in poverty" spend more than $1.50 for each dollar of income they claim. Something is a bit fishy here. Just remember all this the next time Charles Gibson tells you about some hideous new poverty statistics.

Why has the government concocted this phony poverty scam? Because the government needs an excuse to grow and to expand its social welfare programs, which translates into an expansion of its power. If the government can convince you, in all your compassion, that the number of "poor" is increasing, it will have all the excuse it needs to sway an electorate suffering from the advanced stages of Obsessive-Compulsive Compassion Disorder.

I'm about to be stoned by the faculty here. They've already changed their minds about that honorary degree I was going to get. That's OK, though. I still have my PhD. in Insensitivity from the Neal Boortz Institute for Insensitivity Training.

I learned that, in short, sensitivity sucks. It's a trap. Think about it - the truth knows no sensitivity. Life can be insensitive. Wallow too much in sensitivity and you'll be unable to deal with life, or the truth So, get over it.

Now, before the dean has me shackled and hauled off, I have a few random thoughts.

* You need to register to vote, unless you are on welfare. If you are living off the efforts of others, please do us the favor of sitting down and shutting up until you are on your own again.

* When you do vote, your votes for the House and the Senate are more important than your vote for president. The House controls the purse strings, so concentrate your awareness there.

* Liars cannot be trusted, even when the liar is the president of the country. If someone can't deal honestly with you, send them packing.

* Don't bow to the temptation to use the government as an instrument of plunder. If it is wrong for you to take money from someone else who earned it -- to take their money by force for your own needs -- then it is certainly just as wrong for you to demand that the government step forward and do this dirty work for you.

* Don't look in other people's pockets. You have no business there. What they earn is theirs. What you earn is yours Keep it that way. Nobody owes you anything, except to respect your privacy and your rights, and leave you the hell alone.

* Speaking of earning, the revered 40-hour workweek is for losers. Forty hours should be considered the minimum, not the maximum. You don't see highly successful people clocking out of the office every afternoon at five. The losers are the ones caught up in that afternoon rush hour. The winners drive home in the dark.

* Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.

Finally (and aren't you glad to hear that word), as Og Mandino wrote,

1. Proclaim your rarity. Each of you is a rare and unique human being.

2. Use wisely your power of choice.

3. Go the extra mile .. drive home in the dark.

Oh, and put off buying a television set as long as you can.

Now, if you have any idea at all what's good for you, you will get the hell out of here and never come back.

Class dismissed."


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I'm a retired university professor, but what Boortz says here must have really set the Texas A&M faculty on fire. (Boortz graduated from Texas A&M). A long, but glorious, read.
1 posted on 07/10/2008 10:44:40 AM PDT by econjack
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To: econjack

Not sure, but ... I think Neil refers to this address as the one he wishes he could give/ could have given. If he actually delivered this speech, it would be a great thing.


2 posted on 07/10/2008 10:49:23 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: econjack
Be interested to hear how his remarks were received.

I recently attended a dental school graduation where a retired four-star General and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman was the commencement speaker.

After smelling salts were applied so I could regain consciousness after learning who was allowed to speak at a major university, I rather enjoyed his remarks...although they were largely apolitical.

3 posted on 07/10/2008 10:49:30 AM PDT by daler
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To: econjack
Wow, This sounds like something Ayn Rand herself might have written!

BTTT!

4 posted on 07/10/2008 10:51:48 AM PDT by lesser_satan (Cthulu '08! Why vote for the lesser evil?)
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To: econjack

The “teach-do” comment is inaccurate.

In particular, the engineering and science faculty at A&M and other schools are DOERS.

Period.

.......but I doubt that Boortz had them in mind when he spoke.

Gig ‘Em

Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ‘84


5 posted on 07/10/2008 10:53:31 AM PDT by fishtank (FIRST defeat Obama. ------------------ THEN resist McCain. ---------- A good plan.)
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To: Blueflag

Yep - he’s never given this speech in public. It’s the one he’s always wanted to give. He plays it on his show once a year or so, around graduation time.


6 posted on 07/10/2008 10:53:45 AM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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i like neal but i dont think this is the right forum for this type of speech. the kids are there to get a diploma and graduate, not get bopped over the head with a political message. i agree with everything hes saying but its not the place for it.


7 posted on 07/10/2008 10:54:31 AM PDT by philsfan24
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To: fishtank
The “teach-do” comment is inaccurate.

As a retired university professor, I think so, too. However, I'm willing to cut him some slack because the essence of his message is spot-on.

8 posted on 07/10/2008 10:56:03 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: econjack; GOPJ; Current Occupant; Baynative; mnehrling; eeevil conservative; sofaman; Repub4bush; ..

[... If, by the time you reach the age of 30, you do
not consider yourself to be a libertarian or a conservative,
rush right back here as quickly as you can and apply
for a faculty position. These people will welcome you
with open arms. They will welcome you, that is, so long
as you haven’t developed an individual identity...]

So much good stuff here you should send it to your email database ... ping!


9 posted on 07/10/2008 10:57:27 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: philsfan24
i like neal but i dont think this is the right forum for this type of speech. the kids are there to get a diploma and graduate, not get bopped over the head with a political message. i agree with everything hes saying but its not the place for it.

Same here. I was trapped into listening to a leftie commencement talk last year. What an unpleasant experience. No reason why the right should do this either.

10 posted on 07/10/2008 10:59:18 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: econjack
Linky Thing: He Wrote It But Never Gave It
11 posted on 07/10/2008 11:00:35 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Privatizing profits and socializing losses is no way to run an economy)
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To: jalisco555
I was trapped into listening to a leftie commencement talk last year. What an unpleasant experience.

exact same thing happened to me.
12 posted on 07/10/2008 11:01:38 AM PDT by philsfan24
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To: traviskicks

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13 posted on 07/10/2008 11:01:47 AM PDT by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: philsfan24
i agree with everything hes saying but its not the place for it.

I'm not sure I agree with you. I can't begin to tell you how many commencement addresses I've had to sit through and most are of the "rah-rah, go get 'em" attitude and rarely give you anything to think about. This speech does.

As to whether it was given or not, I hope (and thought) it was. I did check here to make sure it wasn't a double-post, but I did not try to find it's archive. In my mind, that's not as important as its intent. Personally, I'd love to hear it given at a commencement address if for no other reason than it is thought-provoking. College students are incredibly naive and can soak things up well enough, but they are not independent thinkers. I think Boortz is simply telling them to start thinking on their own.

14 posted on 07/10/2008 11:02:09 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: econjack

15 posted on 07/10/2008 11:02:23 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Stop the Obamanation!))))
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To: econjack

I would give anything to see a video of this, focusing entirely on the faculty, just to see thier apoplectic reactions. Nice post and a great read indeed.


16 posted on 07/10/2008 11:04:51 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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Conservatives and Libertarians think -- and, setting aside the theocracy crowd, their identity is centered on the individual.

When you take out the "theocracy", liberals and libertarians and conservatives all have the same goal.

That's the current state of things.

17 posted on 07/10/2008 11:07:56 AM PDT by donna ("Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.")
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To: tx_eggman

I had a feeling this was an urban legend.


18 posted on 07/10/2008 11:10:15 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: econjack
Bookmark to make my children read!

Great thread!

19 posted on 07/10/2008 11:11:07 AM PDT by wmfights (Believe - THE GOSPEL - and be saved)
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To: econjack

What can I say? PING*


20 posted on 07/10/2008 11:12:26 AM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: philsfan24; econjack

I disagree with you.

A commencement speech is the perfect opportunity to prepare them for the real world.

A good “bop on the head” may be the only thing to shake indoctrination and ignorance out of their mushy minds.


21 posted on 07/10/2008 11:12:58 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: econjack

For later read


22 posted on 07/10/2008 11:13:38 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: econjack
If a man is a conservative at 20 he has no heart if however at 40 he is still a liberal he has no brain

Winston Churchill

some of these people have 20 years or less to get it right and some of the faculty have not after 40 or 60 years.

23 posted on 07/10/2008 11:13:50 AM PDT by mainestategop
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the kids are there to get a diploma and graduate, not get bopped over the head with a political message.

Hello! That's exactly what liberals have been delivering at commencements for a long time now.

24 posted on 07/10/2008 11:15:59 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: holdonnow; rodguy911; sono; SE Mom; SoCalPol; HonestConservative; MNJohnnie; Fred Nerks; ...

ping


25 posted on 07/10/2008 11:16:26 AM PDT by AliVeritas (If you don't love this country, tear up your passport, leave and live under a dictator.)
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To: lesser_satan
Wow, This sounds like something Ayn Rand herself might have written!

Not this part: "You have a right to live free, and to the results of 60% - 75% of your labor."

26 posted on 07/10/2008 11:19:50 AM PDT by AZLiberty (President Fred -- I still like the sound of it.)
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To: econjack

...not get bopped over the head with a political message..

YOU THINK FOUR YEARS OF LIBERAL, COMMIE BRAINWASHING IS OK, BUT A POLITICAL MESSAGE THE LITTLE BASTARDS CAN’T HANDLE?


27 posted on 07/10/2008 11:19:59 AM PDT by catchem (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: econjack

Excellent.


28 posted on 07/10/2008 11:23:06 AM PDT by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Rush the Vote. Operation Chaos rules. "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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"...i dont think this is the right forum for this type of speech.

What better time and place to hear the truth after 4 - 5 years of liberal indoctrination?

A speech like this could stop many a starry eyed budding liberal from throwing their lives away.

It would be to their benefit if each graduate was required to hear (and understand) it before they are sent out into the real world.

29 posted on 07/10/2008 11:23:25 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: catchem

i never said anything about it being ok that kids are being brainwashed at college. i fought the ridiculous bias at college my entire college career.

what is not ok is for a commencement speaker to get up there and start preaching his politics to a graduating class that is there to get a diploma. for every conservative speaker, there are 10 liberal ones. i had the unpleasant experience of sitting through an awful wacked out liberal commencement address. its not the place for it.


30 posted on 07/10/2008 11:27:41 AM PDT by philsfan24
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To: KoRn; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; ...


Libertarian ping! To be added or removed freepmail me or post a message here.
31 posted on 07/10/2008 11:27:56 AM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: econjack

I wish he’d given this speech at my college 35 years ago...


32 posted on 07/10/2008 11:29:01 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: tx_eggman

Too bad. I’d pay to see him give it under those conditions just to watch the faculty squirm.


33 posted on 07/10/2008 11:30:24 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The GOP death march to the gravesite is underway.)
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To: philsfan24

Why? Too many young minds filled with liberal mush? No, sir... they should have heard this wisdom in 4th grade.


34 posted on 07/10/2008 11:34:42 AM PDT by rusureitflies? (OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD! There, I said it. Prove me wrong.)
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To: econjack

Great read! Here’s to hoping there’s a video out there of this.


35 posted on 07/10/2008 11:37:42 AM PDT by cdbull23 (What's going on in my brain? Check it out: cainsbrain.blogspot.com)
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To: rusureitflies?
Ripped from your tag line:

OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD! There, I said it. Prove me wrong.

I'm digging out the hospital records as I write this, but it appears that he had extensive plastic surgery and language lessons and is now running for President as the Democrat nominee. At the moment, this is just an assertion: birth certificate and hospital records to follow...

36 posted on 07/10/2008 11:40:46 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: lesser_satan

Boortz is a pretty hard-core, straight-up, small-l, libertarian.


37 posted on 07/10/2008 11:44:04 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (<===Non-bitter, Gun-totin', Typical White American)
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To: aflaak

Ping


38 posted on 07/10/2008 11:50:58 AM PDT by r-q-tek86 (If you're not taking flak, you're not over the target.)
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To: econjack

I have just forwarded this to all my students.


39 posted on 07/10/2008 11:53:29 AM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: econjack

bttt


40 posted on 07/10/2008 12:01:00 PM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (It's not immigration, it's an invasion!)
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To: jalisco555
i like neal but i dont think this is the right forum for this type of speech. the kids are there to get a diploma and graduate, not get bopped over the head with a political message. i agree with everything hes saying but its not the place for it.

I agree; more parents should be saying this to their children as part of growing up, not waiting to hear it from Neal Boortz.

41 posted on 07/10/2008 12:10:01 PM PDT by NRA1995 (It should be called "Cosa Nostra", not "Congress")
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To: econjack
..hate to rain on your parade but Boortz never gave such an address to any graduating class...urban legend.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/boortz.asp

42 posted on 07/10/2008 12:11:16 PM PDT by Banjoguy (Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat party are among the enemies of The Republic.)
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To: LiteKeeper
I have just forwarded this to all my students.

Great. I forwarded it to all my colleagues (I just retired from a major university). Oddly, not one has responded back, although I did get a letter with some strange white powder on it...

43 posted on 07/10/2008 12:11:59 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Banjoguy

Yep, that appears to be the case. Still, I wish he had said it...


44 posted on 07/10/2008 12:12:56 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: econjack

BUMPUS MAXIMUS


45 posted on 07/10/2008 12:20:52 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Proud participant in "Operation Chaos")
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To: econjack

“the revered 40-hour workweek is for losers. Forty hours should be considered the minimum, not the maximum. You don’t see highly successful people clocking out of the office every afternoon at five. The losers are the ones caught up in that afternoon rush hour. The winners drive home in the dark.”

Quotable. I’m a libertarian of Boortz’s variety (by and large, except for his anti-God and anti-psychiatry kicks).


46 posted on 07/10/2008 12:54:40 PM PDT by Free Descendant
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To: traviskicks

Add me please....um what’s with the planet of the apes pic though? :P


47 posted on 07/10/2008 12:56:10 PM PDT by Free Descendant
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To: Fester Chugabrew

bump


48 posted on 07/10/2008 1:02:46 PM PDT by dcwusmc (We need to make government so small that it can be drowned in a bathtub.)
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To: econjack

“white powder” = sugar, perhaps? < / sarcasm >


49 posted on 07/10/2008 1:07:39 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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