Larry Elder, Best Selling Author – Television & Radio Personality – Known As The Sage From South Central (@LarryElder) blew my socks off with this recent interview with Piers Morgan at CNN. Before seeing this clip, I had heard of and seen the man himself several times. However, I thought his performance in this particular interview was remarkable! And so Larry has earned himself not just a new fan, but a blog entry on the one and only REDNATIONRISING (@rednationrising). The interview is a must watch. So if you missed the first hyperlink, here’s another.
Although he’s more libertarian than conservative, he still knows what he’s talking about. (No prizes for spotting the bias in that last sentence.) And to prove just how well he knows what he’s talking about, here are some of the best words of wisdom from the self-styled “Sage from South Central.” Piers Morgan, educate yourself:
On the Welfare state and the culture of dependency, Larry Elder says:
Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally responsible and reduces the role of private charity. This principle [also] applies to corporate welfare.
The formula for achieving middle-class success is simple: Finish high school; don’t have a child before the age of 20; and get married before having the child.
On common sense economics:
America traditionally represents the greatest possibility of someone’s going from nothing to something. Why? In theory, if not practice, the government stays out of the way and lets individuals take risks and reap rewards or accept the consequences of failure. We call this capitalism – or, at least, we used to.
Most people work for the private sector, which cannot exist without profit.
Individuals can spend their money more wisely, efficiently and more humanely than can government.
On so-called ‘Gun Control’:
A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.
This battle for ‘common-sense’ gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, ‘gun control’ legislation. Good news – if you’re a crook.
And On race, crime and the Zimmerman fiasco, this black conservative American tells it like it is, to the British, white, pseudo-intellectual Morgan:
Half of the murders committed in [America] are committed by black people, even though black people are [only] 12 percent of the population, which means [about] 6 percent are committing almost half of the murders… that’s why people profile!
Slam dunk! Need he say more? Nope. But he does. Here: @LarryElder
By Jedediah Cain