I believe so wholeheartedly in training young people to debate. Why? Because to be an effective debater, you must first be a critical thinker and a thoughtful listener. That was not the case last week on The View.
The last few days of discussion have been remarkable. A family life has changed, definitely for the better. Andrea and Adam – parents of six children on food stamps for 16 years – are running with a ton of new hope and optimism. There are several reasons why this story was remarkable.
Other than the kind exchange of emails these past few days, I do not know Adam and Andrea from – er, Adam. I suspect we will become friends, but for now I want to make a very strong point to you – the reader – who perhaps doubt my ambition to free people from government assistance. With the will to get off government assistance, there is a way. And it’s easier than some may think. I’m sure when I got to know Adam and Andrea better, we’ll come up with more and better ideas. For now, I am going off a few emails, and the ingenuity should grow from there.
I gave a challenge last week to anyone on government assistance: send me your story, and I’ll see what entrepreneurial ideas I can come up with. One brave mom of six children, Andrea, took me up on my offer.
My recent article Government Assistance Sucks was meant to make people think. I honestly believe a nation that values self-reliance is a nation where everyone prospers. The article’s thesis – though true – offended some. It struck home to others.
I have gotten the chance to work with Ken over this past year, and I can’t tell you how incredible this message of “fully alive” is. It is an absolutely rivoting message. Let me share with you three punctual truths Ken articulates in this awesome book.
Paul Ryan is a pro-growth, pro-entrepreneur, pro-business leader. He values life, family and community. I cannot think of a better candidate for the Republican ticket.
Yesterday I explained how the Jeub Birthday Bash started for economic reasons. That was the beginning, but we continue throwing parties like this for other great reasons. We knock ourselves out every year – and we never regret it – because…
It’s true we live in economic depressed times. Your circumstances may be very troublesome. But you know what? There may be an alternative within the struggle that may at first sound like a wacky idea. Entertain that idea for a while, play it out in conversation and in your mind, seriously consider it. It may just be a Birthday Bash of an idea that will be a huge blessing.
I need a comrade, a confidant, and a co-pilot. One guy. An old friend of 10 years. I found him, and we’ve had two breakfasts together already. We’re committed to once a month.