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members. that's what all this comes down to pick it comes down to recruiting. i have 15 guys, you had 20 guys, let's have 35 guys. so they were able somewhat to put aside all their ideological differences. for a group of people who all exist in that one scene on the far right, they have a lot of differences. they can agree on very little, but they still manage to get together some and that's what we are now. there's an alliance of sorts. >> you can watch this and of the programs online at booktv.org. >> i've got to say that's been an exciting last 30 minutes or an hour or so. the transition is always kind of a mixed time. we hate to see our great leaders go and we welcome to see our new leaders, so we are all grateful
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for what we've done and looking forward to what we're getting ready to do. which leads me to my next assignment, which is the pleasure i have in introducing our speaker, nick adams. we also want to welcome c-span here today at the convention. they had come to broadcast mr. adams speech across the nation, and a testament to his rise and great life journey. so this will be the first time that we've had c-span at our convention, so we think nick for bringing them along with him, and appreciate the honor that it is to have them here. at the age of 33, nick adams has lived an extraordinary life. he is a four-time best-selling author, fox news commentator, and he currently serves as a
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surrogate for the white house. he was born and raised in australia, but he's a legal immigrants to america and receiving the rare and extraordinary ability regard, otherwise known as the einstein visa. he's a first author to ever have a book endorsed by sitting president of the united states. he's the only author to have two books endorsed by a sitting president of the united states. this has prompted several indymedia to refer to as the presidents favorite author. just as an announcement, nick adams written four books from the american boomerang, retaking america, crushing political correctness, the green card warrior, and the case against the establishment. all four will be available at the conclusion of this talk and for purchase at a book signing,
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and special deals on several more books. pressed by his work, governor perry appointed mr. adams as an alt-right texan in 2013, and since then he has also been commissioned by kentucky colonel and made an honorary oklahoman. not sure why they didn't invite him to louisiana, which is what i came from. i think we could do some good over there. he has the distinction of becoming the youngest ever elected deputy mayor in australian history, just a few days after his 21st birthday. he has degree some you to visit sydney and he speaks fluent german and greek. today he runs one of the fastest-growing organizations in the country, the foundation for liberty and american greatness, or flag. flag is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that teaches civics and promotes american dream and american pride in public schools.
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last year created the world's first kid from the constitution, now enhance of almost 100,000 students, in all 50 states. he's a rising star in political and media arenas in the united states, and almost in a different city every day but he calls texas home. made a good choice. please welcome america's immigrant and our friend nick adams. nick, as you come up here i just want to let you know that we have our own czar of political incorrectness year. [laughing] and he so, i can imagine he looks like he's left, that mr. pete bonds who is our director of political incorrectness, and so if you see him, speak up. >> thank you very much. much appreciated. thank you.
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[applause] >> good morning, mr. president, board members, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. it is with both gratitude and humility that i join you at the largest ranking event of the year, a texas and southwestern cattle raisers convention. let me say at the outset, i love steak. i only drink whole milk, and i hate fake meat as much as i hate fake news. so i am in good company. as all of you can very clearly tell from my accent i hail from south texas. very deep south, southwest texas. i wasn't born here but i certainly did come as quickly as i possibly could. when immigrated to the united states from australia, given my
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career, when it came to where to live there were really only three options -- new york city, washington, d.c., or texas. to use our presidents of terminology, the first is a s-hole, the second, a splunk, a texas paradise. so that was one of the easiest decisions i've ever had to make. [applause] >> the truth is i was always a texan, trapped inside an australian body. because texas is a state of mind. i've learned that you don't necessarily live in texas. texas lives in you. it is the purest form of america and most lives up to the vision our founders had for our country. texans are patriotic, hospitable, charitable, and
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can-do people. our swagger, moxie and bravado set us apart as does out unsparing content for political correctness. not to mention our disdain for the harebrained limp wristed progressive agendas so eagerly embraced in places like california and europe. no meditators, hippies or vegetarians for us. when it came to the decision-making process involved in calling texas my home, i have told you the truth and nothing but the truth, but i have not told you the whole truth. it may also have had something to do with my fondness for bluebell ice cream, oversized pickup trucks, gigantic belt buckles, risk its, 16 lane
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highways, honey butter biscuits from whataburger, customary test ostrich, boots which i've proudly don here today, and chicken fried steak. that's worth around of applause. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, it truly is an honor and privilege to address you today. it tends to be in these moments that i and most reminded of the improbability of my journey to stand before you today. as anyone close to me will tell you, my life has been a roller coaster full of rapid change in speed, direction, altitude and emotion. my journey has seen the scale both the heights of exhilaration and plumb the depths of paralyzing fear. but it is perhaps to that very reason that i live my life such
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passion, resolve, energy and optimism, all traits that i consider to be inherently and conspicuously american. if there is anything that i've learned on this journey, it is that there is only one indispensable value in life, and that is raw determination. nothing can replace grid, resolve, persistence, tenacity. our 16th president, abraham lincoln, once declared emphatically that it is not they use in your life, but the life in your years. he would know. when i think of what it means to be an american, of what it means to embody american exceptionalism, , when i think f all that is and should be in an
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american, i think of abraham lincoln. all my life his story has propelled me forward. he was a common man who became an uncommon leader. an ordinary man with extraordinary desire. a man that lived full. he was born in kentucky, raised in indiana, and grew up in illinois. no elementary school, no middle school, high school, no college education. everything he learned he taught himself. he was a physically strong man, a wrestler who never back down when challenged to fight. the things that define abraham lincoln, perseverance, strength, character and courage, they are the quality that we need everywhere around us. lincoln loved his mother.
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-- lost his mother, , he lost hs job, he lost his siblings, he lost three of his four siblings for key field in business, his first die. he had a a poor relationship wh his father, but lincoln was a titan and titans never give up. their hearts are too big to fail. their passion too intense to deny. their spirit irrepressible. lincoln refused to see himself as a victim. yes, he couldn't get out of bed at one point for six months, but he rallied. he fought against it. he persevered. he pushed and scratched and clawed to get back up on his house, to try again just one more round, get up, he told himself, time and time again lincoln ran toward his dreams. he was relentless, , unstoppabl, unwavering, unyielding.
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a force of nature. and in the end, despite all the loss, despite all the misfortune, despite all the tragedy, despite all the disappointment, he rose to be president abraham lincoln, a man america needed at a critical time. a man that still remains very much in the psyche of american politics more than 150 years after his death. let it be in 2018 the great lesson for every young american, the inventors, the entrepreneurs, aspiring leaders, that all of you that every single one of you can start off common and in-depth uncommon. that in america you can begin ordinary but become extraordinary. that you can rise above any set of circumstances and achieve anything. lincoln's journey combines two of the most powerful forces that
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have guided my life, patriotism and inspiration. many people wait a long time for the defining moment of their life. i didn't have to. at 16 months my life had barely begun when it almost ended. i was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer, the cause of which remains unknown even today. doctors told my parents i had just a 5% chance of survival, that only one in 20 children survive. and even if i did, there was a possibility that i would never be able to walk. for three years i underwent chemotherapy, radiotherapy and an operation. to the healing hands of god, our master physician, within an
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assist from an american doctor, i defied the odds and miraculously survived. mercifully, i don't remember any of it but it did devastate my parents then in the prime of their lives. and it would forever shaped me. i have gone on to live a completely active and unrestricted life. the treatment i received did take several inches off of my height, but i like this it whatever god took, he added straight to the size of my heart. as mark twain puts it, it's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. as i grew older and was able to comprehend the magnitude of my escape, i resolved to never waste a second element of the day of the week of the month of the year. since i had to fight for it, i realized wife was precious, and
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not a given. i figured i was living in credit and if the odds are better than 5%, i take it. except for boldness, confidence, individualist and intensity, associate with such an approach to life did not fit the culture of the country of my birth. and it would seem the marginalized, blackballed, restricted and constantly landing in hot water with the establishment, whether in high school, university or my political party. but more on that later. i had an idyllic childhood. my first word i am reliably informed was coke, as in coca-cola. i am the son of the two most amazing parents, a strict old-school no-nonsense mathematician father, and a loving, doting nurse mother.
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growing up when it came to educational or extracurricular opportunities, my parents never said no to my mother taught me to dream, and my father taught me reality. he was and remains my hero. most importantly, my father impressed on me the need to be confident. i distinctly recall one year at an interview assembly in elementary school i won a prize and was called before the school to collect it. when the assembly was over i walked out to find my father absolutely furious. when you go and collect an award or you walk to the front of a room, you don't walk want up te with your head buried in your shoulders like your ashamed or embarrassed. you stick your head up, your shoulders back and you walk up there like you own the place. i told you i was raised like a texan. i have my love of adventure from
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my mother. almost every year starting at the age of nine my parents would see me to your as an unaccompanied minor, by myself for my summer vacation to spend time with both sets of grandparents. looking back this gave me tremendous confidence and expanded my worldview. with both sets of grandparents overseas, my father would routinely set up a big vhs video camera on a tripod and command me to update my parents on what we, my parents and i come had been up to and australia. all of that experience has much to do with the success i've had on in with television today. i come from a line of small business people on both sides. my mothers family of one of the most accessible flower stores in hamburg, germany. my fathers family were greek immigrants to australia but
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became one of the leading button manufactures in the nation. even at one time servicing the national airline, qantas. perhaps most significantly to my development was our weekend activity, raising money for the local children's hospital by selling jewelry that my mother made. it was here that i learned and honed any of the skills that would go on to make me so effective in the political space. i learned the ability to communicate with everybody, and strike up a rapport no matter who they were of what education level they had. this was retail at its most basic. and while no one ever saw it coming, it proved to be advanced training ground imaginable for a future of in politics. school came can easy to me andd up graduating first in three of my four final subjects, english,
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german and legal studies. as for university, the running joke in my family is not a finished my four year degree in three and a half, and did so without even taking up into school. the truth is that within one year of starting college i was injected with a political drug. i ran to be elected for local government at the age of 19 and one. the first election i ever voted in i voted for myself. 18 months later just eight days after my 21st birthday i was elected deputy mayor. as a young man with ambition as well as wanting to help people i set out to make a name for myself, to use my position as a platform with which to reach further. it was my time in politics and australia that made me realize that it was not the country for
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me. the political culture their prices committee, moderation and mediocrity in approach and discourse. and as all of you know, politics is downstream from culture. australia is not the country that international perception would have you believe. for the last three decades australia has traded on cleverly crafted marketing, reinforced by charismatic figures such as paul hogan, otherwise known as crocodile dundee, and the late crocodile hunter, the great steve irwin. let me just add parenthetically that the great irony is that both of those men were infinitely more popular and successful in america and at personalities far more into with the united states of america than they country of birth. that marketing bears little resemblance with reality. culturally and politically there
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is very little difference between australia and any number of european nations. churches are being routinely changed into nightclubs. christianity is neither robust nor welcomed. the politics of envy is alive and well. drummed into australians by decades of socialism and welfarism. anybody who supports gun rights is considered extreme. radical multiculturalism has made the nation almost unrecognizable from even 20 years ago. australia's isolation is its only saving grace. it is more difficult and takes longer for the forces of degradation so prevalent in europe to take root. america stands alone in culture, and system, and in values. that's because it's the only
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country that is also an idea. i have loved, admired and been captivated by the united states of american for as long as i can remember. it's a funny thing, you know,, even when you're not able to intellectually understand freedom, your spirit still does in the summer of 2009 at the age of 24 i finally decided to come to this country that my spirit had so long year and for. i wanted to comment on the speaking to her but i didn't know anyone. i didn't have any connections. i had no family here. so i relied on what i have always relied on, oldness, instinct, and initiative. i researched as many organizations as i could, and wrote to the theater i told them i was 24 coming to america for
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the first time i wanted to speak to their organization while i was in the country. and in a testament to the openness of the american people and culture, people actually wrote back and said, yes, we'd love to have you come and speak. by the way, there would be a baseball game in town while you're here. can we buy you a ticket? on that trip i knew immediately that america was the country for me. it was even better than what i had expected, and i had expected it to be pretty spectacular. but it would not be until 2012 that i began the process of legal immigration. getting here was not easy. it took me four years and cost me more money than i had. it took a tremendous toll on my family and my friends. the experience was made worse because it appeared i was the
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victim of political opposition with my already approved extraordinary ability green card, attempted to be overturned at the last minute in a most unconventional manner. it turned my life upside down. i was unable to travel to the united states for a period of time. this was even more devastating when couples with a prospect of little future and australia. i was a public school teacher, but once my work and the united states was drawn to their attention, i was blacklisted from work. but justice prevailed and i finally immigrated to the united states of america on july 29, 2016. 2016. and it has been nothing but, as willie nelson puts it so nicely, blue skies since then. [applause]
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many of you know or have heard of my accomplishments. multiple best-selling author, and the first to ever have both endorsed by a sitting president of the united states, touring air force one, bowling at the white house, commissioned a kentucky colonel, awarded an extraordinary ability green card by the u.s. government, running an organization that raised more than half a million dollars last year, and whose budget this year is a million dollars. when i consider the odds and challenges, the realities, the obstacles, the journey seems utterly inconceivable. but america is a very special place. this country has given me so much. it gave me hope when i despaired. it inspired me when i felt weak. it's given me life. now it's my turn to get back. i came to america to make, not
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take, to give, not receive, to join the place, not change it or complaint about it. and i came to make sure that it doesn't turn out like the country i felt i had to leave. this is why i started flag, the foundation for liberty in american greatness, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. flag teaches civics and promotes the american dream and the american pride in elementary, middle and public high schools. the greatest threat facing this pinnacle nation of ours is that for several generations now we have not passed down what it means to be an american. we have not taught americanism, the moral dimension, the liberty government to mention, that it is individualism not collectivism, patriotism not
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relativism, god not government, faith not secularism, equality of opportunity not equality of outcome, that it is e pluribus unum not radical multiculturalism. our children are the least patriotic they have ever been. they have been taught to elevate feelings over fax. many have become unwilling to countless opposing views to politically correct orthodoxy and have been given the audacity and false righteousness to shut these views down because they don't agree with them. they do not understand what it means to be an american, what being an american is. they are unable to identify the foundational principles of this country. they don't know what makes america special or different to every other country in the
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world. they don't know that american technology and innovation has transformed the world, but people are wealthier, healthier and safer because of america. they have no idea, , they live n the country with whose fortunes the world travels. i am on a mission to make sure that americans everywhere, but particularly the next generation of american leaders knows that the day they are born in the united states of america or the day that the move permanently to the united states of america is the day that they won the lottery of life here and, of course, if they were born in texas, well, they hit the jackpot. [applause] i want young americans to know
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that this is the best place in the world to start a business and grow it. that this is the best place in the world to dream, invent, build, tinker and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. that there nothing more american than entrepreneurship. the start of his an idea as old as america itself. when it comes to business, this country has the eye of the tiger. there is a spirit of ambition and innovation and collaboration and connection that you can just smell. you can feel the energy, the dynamism and hunger, and all of the qualities needed for an entrepreneur, boldness, confidence, passion, vision, resilience, thinking they, prepared as to put all on the line. these are qualities loved and rewarded by americans. there is no one better in the
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world to take risks, think outside the box and not follow the crowd. this is all because america gives you the chance to fail. everywhere else failure is fatal, but not here. thomas edison had a thousand unsuccessful attempts at inventing the lightbulb. can record failed in went broke at least twice. walt disney was once almost twice bankrupt but it was never held against them. in fact, it worked for them. there is nothing more than typifies the american spirit than someone who never gives up. that's why we love stories of retention, struggle and triumph. it's also why we're the world's only optimistic people. in american we pride great disco
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not mediocrity. it's better to try to be extraordinary than settle for average. and that's why our success has been extraordinary. all the major inventions, innovations, industries and ideas of the world are american that's because it's so easy to start new businesses here. capital and imagination combined more quickly here than anywhere else in the world, which is why we serve the future so well. because america is from the future. i believe in small government has meant that we deal with the least bureaucratic red tape of any country. we believe anything is possible for anyone. in america wealth can be created more unhindered than anywhere
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else. if you dream of blazing a trail or leaving a legacy for being the best in your field or creating something that will change the world forever, and you're living in america, there is great news. you've got a head start on everyone else in the world. this is the best country in the world to make your dream come true. you are living amongst the most dynamic, energetic, optimistic, enterprising and can-do people in the world. the founders of america made it that way here they make sure the need for government approvals and red tape was limited so that the human genius and accomplishment could unleash. our constitution restrains the government, not us. everything is set up for your
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success here. does that mean it is easy? absolutely not. realizing your dream and achieving your goals is go to take all you have, and more. you're going to fall over and over and over. you're going to have to shed blood, sweat and tears. the competition you will face will be brutal and it's going to take longer than you ever thought. but at least you arepe i don't care what color you are, where you were born, where the english was your first language or not, what education you have. if you want to make it in america, you can. this is the country where you have the most control over your fate. they gatekeepers are far and few between, and the american people will always provide a path around them, if needed. your success won't rely on whether you go along to get along. it will be on your talent and
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work ethic. no dream is to be an obstacle to high. if you work tirelessly and a lot on self belief, native instincts and they show up, dominate attitude, it doesn't matter how badly the deck is stacked against you. america has proven again and again anyone can do anything. it's time to get a dream or refocus on your existing one. as flag now growing exponentially with already a six person staff, we are working every day to accomplish our dream of reaching the hearts and minds of young americans everywhere. last year on constitution day we launched the world's first kid friendly constitution live on fox news with a three-hour event.
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we worked with interns from the late justice antonin scalia his office to get the united states constitution into plain, simple, easy to understand english that even a fifth grader can understand. along with age-appropriate graphics and illustrations. that resources been a rocket ship for us with more than 100,000 students and teachers in all 50 states having access to it. we recently received a testimonial that read, dear flag, thank you for your donation and some 30 30 copiesf your constitution to our school. you brought the constitution alive and we have never seen our students so engaged. that was why the read elementary school. do you know where twyla reed elementary school is? it's a public school in anaheim,
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california, with the stunning success of that resource, flag next month on april 18 launch the world's first kid friendly declaration of independence, same concept, i get on fox news with a special three-hour event. and to celebrate that launch, three days later in washington, d.c. on april 21 at the trump hotel, flag will host its annual gala. keynote speaker, bill o'reilly. if you're interested in attending let us know. we have invitations with us. sapro to fly i will be cohosting exclusive west wing tours and bowling at the white house. so if that sweetens the deal some, let us know because we may be able to accommodate you. and we are also currently working on the students
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federalist papers because we want to have the whole suite of founding documents covered. flag is making great strides as well with our digital messaging campaigns. the medium of choice for the next generation. we have reached more than 5 million people already on social media and just the last six months. acquiring approximately half a million new people each month engaging with our content. we plan on this being more than 25 million people per month by the end of this year. i can also announce with great excitement that flag will partner with the white house sometime this year to host the first ever used patriotism summit on the lawns of the white house. -- youth patriotism. students are only one phase in
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recapturing american knowledge. teachers are an indispensable part, and that's why flag is creating lesson plans for k-12 classrooms. flag is also preparing to lead professional development training programs for k-12 educators across the country by the fall of 2018. our teacher trainings will be the first of its kind and the only training program dedicated to helping teachers instill patriotism in the students while teaching a wide variety of subjects. our flag school pledge continues to gain traction. we set a of physical in the sur of last year to recruit more than 1000 schools to sign our pledge to no one, despite an american flag in every classroom. number two, recite the pledge of allegiance every day, and number three, sing the national anthem
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before all major sporting events. i am proud to report that we are well on our way to do that. our initiative in promoting young americans to seek a technical career rather than an academic one with a close to the hearts of almost everyone in this room. american exceptionalism is rooted in our making things. we need a more highly trained workforce in the trades we need in electricians, plumbers, machinists, welders and trade schools. flag is declaring war on the idea that every child should go to college. college, university is not for everyone, and there are very good reasons that we don't want our children going to college unless they are tailor-made for it. we want them avoiding the liberal indoctrination that inevitably awaits them on any college campus.
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we don't want them saddled with debt. 150 build a fine employment easily, and we want them to have the opportunity after a few years to go out and do the most american thing of all, start their own business, become entrepreneurs and employ people. if you would like some more information on flag or would like to support us financially, we have donation envelopes on all of your chairs. please come outside and visit us at our booth was see one of our flag team. easily identifiable in their blue flag shirt. we are growing exponentially, but we need your help to make this the premier organization in the country. i know that the sra is the strongest force in cattle production in the united states and you are among the most patriotic and conservative people in america, and we want
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you to be behind us -- tscr. let me close by detailing the fight and position in history we find ourselves. america turns 242 years old this year. it's a time for great celebration, but also a time for sober consideration. if you asking historian they will tell you that most great nations last summer between 230-270 years your that puts america right in the kill zone. as i tell students in public high schools, history is not over. what the world will look like in 20, 30 or 40 years could be completely different. america is not inevitable.
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what we have here is the exception to the rule of human history. if the 21st century is not an american-led century, it will not be a free century. freedom is not inevitable. what we have here can go away, if the government grows too big, if ruthless leaders elsewhere grow so powerful, we could lose it all. it's happened before. it could happen again. you've got the communist chinese with more than a billion people, radical islamists seeking to exploit the ideology, international institutions that don't care what your perspective is what your country is. they want to tell you, distant capital are you going to be living. these are very different
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political ideologies to americanism, and we need to perpetuate americanism. and we need to remind the next generation that are these different ideologies out there that would change america completely. the ancient civilization of sparta has always fascinated me, and it's interesting as a side note that today is actually greek independence day. i believe that there is something that america can adopt from spartan defines and passion at this most critical time. my favorite spartan story is the battle of the monopoly, told well by my great friend allen west. persian king xerxes sought to exact revenge against the greeks for the previous defeat of his father at the battle of marathon. upon the death of his father,
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xerxes continued preparations, and in the second vision of the grease he amassed an even greater army and navy. lee unitas pleaded with the council of elders, the establishment to let in march the spartan army to meet the invading persians. they denied that request because of an impending spartan festival. the king knew that stemming the invasion and breaking its initiative was important to the future of freedom and of greece. he decided within his right to call up his personal guard of 300 men. ..
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the and his 300 spartans and their numbers grew to an estimated 7000. it was still a far exterior force the numbers to the persian force. however, the greeks arrived ahead of the persians and began fortifying their positions. three days, the greeks exacted massive casualty against the persians. it took a greek traitor who showed the persians a hidden out in part to the rear to initiate the fateful and for this bias. but under the spartan codes, there would we know retreat. as a matter of fact, spartan
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mothers issued their sons their shields with the command to return bearing your shield or being born upon us. kingsley amis does and is spartans gained in the area. i was hardly the case. the brave sacrifice and delayed action by the arguable time for grief. subsequently, a year later. there are many lessons to take from the brave stand against the persians. among them it only takes a few men to make a stand for freedom to survive. even if you are heavily outnumbered as the greeks were, you can fight on a narrow front to buy yourself time. sometimes a tactical defeat serves a larger purpose.
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sometimes a "star wars" fan leads to strategic the to read. we should always stand and fight on principle. it is the only way we can win this culture war. we are battling mobs of violence, george soros funded domestic terrorists. the combined weight of the media and entertainment industries and the entire educational establishment. we are beyond heavily outnumbered. unlike the rest of the world, which is too far gone, and victory in america is possible. i refuse to stand by as the anti-americanism tears apart america's schools, industries, newspapers and everything else. i want to fight these forces. i believe in god. i believe in america and i
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believe that our ideas are the best ideas in all of this faith gives me the courage to act. there has been a culture regime in this country for the last 60 years, but only one side has been fighting it. that side does not honor the rules of engagement. they have been governed only by the rules of the chicago mob because they are dedicated to our annihilation at any cost. meanwhile, the establishment has prized restraint and civility in the wake of this war and now we barely recognize our country. local high schools are being renamed. statues are being torn down. we are being steamrolled. as a result, truth, capitalism,
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the rule of law, higher civilization is imperiled. we must proclaim the truth loudly and wage war in its name. we must fight for america is freedom's colosseum. freedom lives or freedom parishes rate here. the future pages of history books will reflect the actions we determine to take at this juncture. did we engage in a spite or did we let the america we know disappear? did we decide that it was a choice and not a condition and did we decide to make a different choice? did we invest in the future by evangelizing patriotism among our young and immigrant communities. the answers to those questions will determine the fate of america. let's make sure that every
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american child knows they are not limited by their first language or last name. or by their color or gender or sexual orientation. let's make sure that every american child can dream. let's make sure that every american child understands the foundations of our country. let's make sure that every american child has a heart beating for america. let's make sure that today's child is willing to pass on americanism to tomorrow's child. let's hope every american child feels a patriotic flesh of resentment when they hear their nation defamed. let's fight like spartans and win like spartans. and most secure this seven american century so that it is a free century. that is what we work on at flag
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every single day. we are all in for america. thank you. god bless you. god west texas and god bless the united states of america. [applause] thank you. [applause] thank you, thank you. >> you are some of the current best-selling nonfiction books according to the "washington post." topping the list is journalist peter schweizer's report on business deals made by prominent political families, secret empire spirit after that, russian roulette, you look at the russian hackers attempting to influence the 2015 u.s. presidential election by michael isikoff and david corn.
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next is clinical psychologist jordan peterson self-help locus followed by a pretty mask him him him more from real housewife erika jayne. and mark manson's advice on meeting a happier life. i look at some of the best-selling books that the "washington post" continues with a collection of stories to improve self-confidence from jensen shirov. next is educated. recount of her childhood in the idaho mountains in her first to formal education at the age of 17. then it is i've been thinking comic collection of inspirational quotes, prayers and reflections for maria shriver followed by gary chaplin's the five love languages. wrapping up a look at some of the books of the "washington post" nonfiction bestseller list is pastor brian houston went there is more. some of these authors have or will be appearing on both tv. after the programs have aired, you can watch them on our website, but tv.org.
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>> so now we understand how it is that you were able to get waved in to the white house to basically become a potted plant in the west wing lobby. so most of your meetings at the white house or with steve bannon or at least you were scheduled to meet with steve banning and then what would happen? >> now, i have a lot of meetings with steve and steve is one of the pillars of this book. if we met with everybody and everybody was under the impression that they were supposed to meet with me. >> where did they get this impression from? did that come from the president or is it because you are were talking to steve bannon and they figured we should probably --
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>> i was introduced around by various people. the presidents kind of personal pr person. you know, kellyanne conway, sean spicer. i mean, this was not a mystery here. now, i think on one level nobody quite knew how this came about and everybody looked a little puzzled by things. but it was -- there was no friction here. nobody was saying what are you doing here? everyone was saying okay, yeah. >> yeah, they would see you sitting in the west wing lobby as we were waiting to see. you would save them in and they would chuckle and say that's not going to happen. why don't you combat. >> i mean, i became a familiar
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presence around the white house. i think also very much a nonthreatening presence. i mean, you know, the press corps was over there. i was always careful not to come in as a member of the press and not to -- the press is a sort of, they want something. i didn't want anything. i didn't even have -- >> come on, michael. >> i didn't want anything. i'm just in the west wing lobby hoping to talk to all these folks. i just wanted someone to talk to me. [laughter] this is actually an important thing because you go when they. so you would get a 10:00 appointment. you would go in and then you would sit there sometimes for
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hours, sometimes hours and hours and it was kind of humiliating actually and you had the feeling that people regarded me is kind of a pitiable creature. i am not important enough for anyone to keep their appointment with me. everybody else is there and they have appointment and their people come out and i am still just waiting there and the hours are passing. and i did feel humiliated. but then it became this kind of thing. people would stop and try to take care of me. but one of the neediest cases. and the other thing, this is an important thing. i basically didn't ask
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questions. so all reporters, what we do? we ask questions. i don't ask questions. i go in and i sit there. >> so one of the reasons why it people start to talk from what you are saying and the key is not as what you said in terms of the initial part of your answer where you mentioned hope hicks, who is the president personal pr person. now, when you read fire and fury, you find out everybody in this book has his or her own pr person. jerry and ivanka have their own. been in and said his own pr team. as one of the reasons why -- the president who has a press secretary and communication shop for 40 people, but his conduct
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in his own freelance operation. so, maybe one of the reasons why people to pity on you as you sat their humiliated in the west wing lobby, dave knew you were talking to dan n. is it that they realized my god, he is talking to bannon. i need to talk to him to find out. >> that happened a little later on when they realize bannon was kind of monopolizing me. in the beginning it was everybody was talking and there was confusion as to why they were talking, but they were talking. it has, on time for nobody -- nobody actually knew where it came it seemed, but there is a general feeling that you were supposed to talk to me. >> were people in burdening themselves? did you feel like a therapist?
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>> eventually he did. what i saw -- this book is really about a plot line, the transformation that took place is people in the beginning, you know, donald trump and you've got the donald trump line. and then that began to degrade. they began to give you the trump line, but while they were giving it to you, they were -- [laughter] and it became very clear that they wanted someone else to know why they had to give this line, they didn't believe it. and then after moving even further on, it fell apart entirely and they would tell you, this is, you know, this is really a nice here. >> you can watch this and other programs online on booktv.org.
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>> welcome to norman, oklahoma, with help from our cox communication partners, in the next hour, we will explore the literary life about 122,000. that is also home to the university of oklahoma. as we travel around norman, we'll speak with local autrs

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