David Brat, The Libertarian, Doesn't Believe In The "Common" Good

Watch out for this guy. He's all for decommissioning Social Security and Medicare. He wants to infuse public education with "ethics"(I wonder whose) and religion. He openly attacks the United Nations and also thinks "rich" nations don't have to fear climate change and therefore don't have to do anything right now to help prevent or mitigate damage. In other words he's a selfish, zealot, with no compassion or understanding of the world beyond his own vain, restricted community. He's exactly like the current GOP leadership. He'll fit in just fine with Republicans. The rest of the party probably won't even notice Cantor is gone.

All said by David Bratt:

I'll give you my general answer. And my general answer is you have to do what's fair. Right. So you put together a graph or a chart and you go out to the American people, you go to the podium, and you say, this is what you put in on average, this is what you get out on average. Currently, seniors are getting about three dollars out of all of the programs for every dollar they put in. So, in general, you've got to go to the American people and just be honest with them and say, "Here's what fairness would look like." Right. So, maybe the next ten years we have to grandfather some folks in, but basically we're going to move them in a direct line toward fairness and we have to live within our means.

For the first 13 years of your kid's life, we teach them no religion, no philosophy, and no ethics…Who is our great moral teachers these days? Every generation has always had great theologians or philosophers by the century that you can name. Who do we got right now? [Audience: Jay-Z] Right. Right. [Audience: BeyoncĂ©] Right. BeyoncĂ©. When you can't name a serious philosopher, a national name, or a serious theologian, or a serious religious leader, at the national level, your culture's got a major problem. We got a major problem.

 "Common-" anything I'm against. United Nations. Common everything. If you say common, by definition you're saying it's top-down. I'm going to force this on you. That's what dictators do.

 If you let Americans do their thing, there is no scarcity, right?  They said we're going to run out of food 200 years ago, that we're goin' to have a ice age. Now we're heating up…Of course we care for the environment, but we're not mad people. Over time, rich countries solve their problems. We get it right. It's not all perfect, but we get it right.