"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,"
1 Timothy 2:1-3
[Author's Note: The discussion starts at the 17:10 mark on the video; the period between 58:15 and 59:55 is the transition between the first speaker and the panel.]
We did not attend this event, and we certainly do not agree with everything that was said, but nevertheless the discussion is all sorts of interesting:
- Matthew Dowd:
- Founded four companies.
- Presidential Election: "Unprecedented but predictable."
- Shifting of cultural, economic, political tectonic plates.
- Doesn't use the phrase, but explains the Kondratiev wave pretty much perfectly.
- Acceleration of everything.
- Last 15 years = Third industrial revolution.
- In less than a decade, we've completely redefined marriage and sexuality.
- Technological change is a double edged sword.
- Growth in knowledge accompanied by a decrease in wisdom.
- Social media has increased tribalism; confirmation bias.
- Bernie Sanders and Trump: "Were basically independents."
- Entrepreneurs have tremendous opportunity in an environment with this much uncertainty.
- Government is the last place in the U.S. that has resisted innovation.
- Founding fathers were entrepreneurs; early U.S. was a startup.
- "To get to the promised land, it's going to be on the backs of entrepreneurs."
- No matter what else you think of him, Trump has revealed brokenness of status quo.
- Trump will neither destroy nor fix the U.S.; either one of those actions can only come about by the actions of its citizens.
- Author's Note: We fully support Ted Cruz's re-election to the United States Senate and would VIGOROUSLY oppose a potential Dowd candidacy, but we nevertheless found his discussion of the opportunities available to entrepreneurs in the current climate illuminating.
- Basically a bunch of SJW's constructing straw man arguments via half-truths.
- Unpredictability is the only thing you can predict.
- Blah, blah "climate change."
- Stupid comparison between 'green' energy and fast internet; compares Oil and Gas to dial-up.
- Neglects to mention that windmills are 14th century technology.
- Green energy will miss Obama's "vision" (ie. crony subsidies)
- The chick talking about immigration willfully misrepresents executive orders and regulations as laws passed by Congress on multiple occasions.
- Author's Note: This is a textbook example of why so many Americans felt like no one was listening to them in the first place...which created the climate that ultimately allowed Trump to be successful.