Sunday, October 13, 2013
Jack Kimble's Speech at the 2013 Value Voters Summit
It's a pleasure to be here today. I am proud of my values and they have always informed my policy decisions. I developed these traditional values during my amazing upbringing, which you can read about in Profiles in Courageousness, which I will be selling after my presentation. If you can't get it here, you can get it at better bookstores everywhere or at Amazon.com if you don't make a habit of going to bookstores.
I look at those of us upholding the Constitution and conservative values in Congress as being inheritors to the mantle of Columbus. Much like the so called experts of his day, warned Columbus that the Earth was flat and he'd meet certain doom, so too have the pundits of today told us that we were heading for certain doom by shutting down the government. While Columbus had to face down fierce Indian warriors, we face the Democrat party. Columbus had no road map to take him to the new world, and neither do we, but we're both guided by an overwhelming faith in God to guide us. And like Columbus, we shall bring civilization to this country.
I have to admit, that I often wonder what Columbus would think about our country today. Would he recognize it? When he sees our failing economy and our unsecured borders, how would he feel about seeing illegal immigrants swarm into his beloved country? Would he be shocked that many of them don't even speak English? If he heard about Obamacare, would he just get back in his boat and turn around?
Yesterday, this hall was buzzing with notices of the EBT shutdown. At first, many of you assumed it was something to do with the government shut down. I had a bunch of people come up to me and ask, "did you have something to do with this?' While, I would have liked to take credit, I think perhaps maybe you can take credit for it. Maybe when enough of us with faith and morals and values gathered together praying so hard for this country that the EBT glitch was an answer to our prayers. Maybe God stopped those people from getting food as a sign to us that he hears us.
Columbus and his men didn't need government handouts. They went off to discover their own futures. I advocate that we do something similar for the poor in this country. Let's equip them with ships and weapons and allow them to "discover" some countries that are weaker than ours and subjugate and colonize them. They will find fortune and we will gain us a country from their labor.
The population of Australia is about 23 million people. The number of Americans living in poverty is about 46 million. Surely, Australia would be a wonderful addition to our great land. If not Australia, what about Bolivia or Guam? It's time we end the era of big government handouts and open a new era, an era of discovery.