Mon, 15 August 2016
We are surrounded by highly decorated intellectuals. Doctors, lawyers, college presidents with intimidating resumes all spouting their opinion on everything from tax policy to moral judgments. It's easy to get persuaded or even intimidated by these types of people. Many times they are more eloquent and have better credentials than you. It makes it difficult to stand against that kind of intellectual force.
Intellectual elites have for years, been apologizing and defending the deplorable actions of governments in an attempt to protect their lives and positions of power. Today we're going to look at a two examples of this. One, a university professor, the other a lawyer and self-described libertarian.
What I hope you take away from today's discussion is a sense of empowerment. Just because these elites have more education and often more credibility does not mean their opinions can stand up to scrutiny. Quite the contrary. I've found these types of intellectuals bank on the fact that their resume will protect them from any close inspection.
I'm just an Irish kid from Kansas. I barely graduated high school, and I'm about to run roughshod over two intellectuals wouldn't be able to defend their positions at a middle school debate club.
Never fall victim to a sense of inferiority. As I've said many times, "In the arena of ideas, we cannot be defeated." We have truth and logic on our side. They have distortions and lies. We are the candle; they are the darkness and darkness always retreats in the presence of the light.