A question that entrepreneur ramaswamy has spent a great deal of time thinking about through two books as well as in his latest Venture which he joins us tonight to tell us about Vivek thanks so much for coming on thank you so it does seem like Don Lemon you know just a cable host but this is a perfect illustration of where.
Identity politics wind up when you stray from Universal principles that bind us all under the same rules exactly I mean we are in the middle of this national identity crisis Tucker where we have celebrated our diversity and our differences for so long that we forgot all of the ways we're really just the same as Americans Bound by a common.
Set of ideals that set this nation into motion 250 years ago and that's what I'm proud to say tonight that I'm running for United States president to revive those ideals in this country those basic rules of the road meritocracy the idea that you get ahead in this country not on the color of your skin but in the content of your character the idea that.
You are allowed to speak freely yes to be wrong sometimes as long as your neighbor gets the same courtesy in return the idea that the people who we elect to run the government by the way are the people who actually run the government basic rules of the road these are the things that bind us together you and I have different shades of melon and.
You know what I say so what that's not beautiful that is not our strength our diversity is meaningless if there's not nothing greater that binds us together across that diversity and the reason that I'm running for president is to revive those ideals and I believe deep in my bones they still exist that most Americans still believe in them but we.
Need to ReDiscover that and the only way we can do it is by start to talking openly start talking openly again so I'm not going to ask you any political questions because given my calls in the midterms I don't understand American politics I'm not going to ask you what to do in eye or whatever other people can do that.
Give us the bullet points of what you're going to tell audiences as you Embark from here on this campaign I think we need to put Merit back into America in every sphere of Our Lives I mean Merit who in who gets into this country let's start with that okay I think more people like my parents can be a good thing for this country but people whose First Act.
Of entering this country as a law breaking one we should say a hard no to that not just who gets in but also who gets ahead decimating affirmative action it has been a National Cancer one of my top priorities will be to end affirmative action in every sphere of American Life and it's not just meritocracy and who gets ahead ending an.
Affirmative action yes I mean our whole government is based on that idea well the funny thing Tucker is this would be easy an easy thing for president to do Lyndon Johnson issued an executive order that requires anyone who does business with the US government that covers over 20 percent of the U.S Workforce to adopt race-based quota systems any Republican.
President since Lyndon Johnson could have taken a pen and crossed that out we haven't done it yet I think that's the kind of Courage we're going to need to muster to go after these sacred cows from woke religion in the form of affirmative action to this new climate religion which is completely shackling the American economy and culture we need.
To take the most sacred cows of these alternative secular religions and I'm sorry to say this take them to the slaughterhouse because that's what what it's going to take for this National Revival where we stop apologizing for what it means to be American at all for putting America first but in order to put America first we have to first.
ReDiscover what America is and to me those are these basic rules of the road that set this nation into motion from meritocracy to free speech to self-governance over aristocracy people who we elect actually make them run the government rather than this cancerous Federal bureaucracy that's going to be the heart of my message and I'll tell.
You this we don't have an option anymore okay we Face these external threats like the rise of China which I think has got to be our top foreign policy threat that we've got to respond to not pointless Wars somewhere else that's going to require some sacrifice it's going to require a declaration of independence from China complete.
Decoupling and that's not going to be easy it's going to require some inconvenience buying cheap stuff for that many years you know what we got addicted to it that's going to require some sacrifice but I think we can make those sacrifices if we know what we are sacrificing for and that's what I want to see the GOP do answer the question of.
What it means to be an American today if we give an answer to that question we dilute this woke agenda in these secular religions to irrelevance yes I've been complaining about them for the last three years yes there's a role for identifying the problem but if we want to deliver a solution we're going to need to ReDiscover that national.
Identity that we all share and if we do that I still think honest deep in my bones that our best days not in some cheesy politician kind of way but actually truly I think our best days can be ahead of us but it's going to take that Revival to make it happen I hope you'll come back often because you are one of the one of the great talkers.
We've ever had but very quickly you identified China as the primary concern of American foreign policy you don't think it's the war in Eastern Europe absolutely correct and ironization okay we gotta wake up to the fact that China is violating our sovereignty and the reason if that had been a Russian spy balloon we'd have.
Shot it down instantly and ratcheted up sanctions why didn't we do that for China the answer is simple we depend on them for our modern way of life okay this economic co-dependent relationship has to end and the only other priority I'd add is actually if you're going to use the military for something use it to decimate the cartels South of the Border.
In a failed Narco State that's now actually killing people on American soil with fentanyl that's what a good use of a military looks like is actually protecting American soil and American interests not pointless War somewhere else and I think that the heart of this goes to Reviving that national identity what does it mean to be American then.
You know what you need to defend and that's where our domestic policy vision and this cultural vision is inextricably linked it's tied to our foreign policy Vision too and that's why I'm running for president because I think that needs to be at the top of the gop's agenda I think it needs to be at the top of this country's agenda and I'm running for.
President to make it happen that is so far from the current agenda that will be fascinating to see you weight into this race and we appreciate your announcing tonight here thank you Thomas for me thank you very much subscribe to the Fox News YouTube channel to catch our nightly opens stories that are changing the world and changing your life from.
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