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    Adolescence was invented in the 19th century to enable middle-class families to keep their children out of sweatshops. But it has degenerated into a process of enforced boredom and age segregation that has produced one of the most destructive social arrangements in human history: consigning 13-year-old males to learning from 15-year-old males.

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  2. 9

    The most important social welfare program in America is a job.

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  3. 8

    Really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works. So they literally have no habit of showing up on Monday. They have no habit of staying all day. They have no habit of 'I do this and you give me cash' unless it's illegal.

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  4. 7

    I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual; I'm too abstract; I think too much.

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  5. 6

    I don't see how the party that says it's the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here a quarter century.

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  6. 5

    All unemployment compensation should be tied to a job training requirement. Now the fact is, 99 weeks is an associate degree.

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  7. 4

    President Obama has created at least three jobs that I know of - Bob McDonnell, Chris Christie, and Scott Brown.

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  8. 3

    Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

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  9. 2

    The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument.

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  10. 1

    One morning, just like 9/11, there's going to be a disaster. I have yet to see the United Nations do anything effective with either Iran or North Korea.

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  11. Last Update: 28 January 2023

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