Sen. John Kennedy Speaks at CPAC 2022 Florida

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I’m John Kennedy — I’m John Kennedy. Not that John Kennedy. This John Kennedy. Permit me, if you will, to tell you what I believe.

I believe that America was founded by geniuses. But it is being run by idiots. I believe you can’t fix stupid, but you can vote it out. I believe that America, unless we lose it, is the greatest country in all of human history, and the whole world knows it. Let me ask you something. When is the last time you heard of someone trying to sneak into china? America is so great — America is so great that people who hate it refuse to leave it.

Now, listen to me on this one. I believe that republicans are not perfect. I believe that republicans are not perfect, but the other side is crazy, and I also believe in what we accomplished when republicans controlled of the house and senate and trump was the president. Think about it for a minute. In four years, in four years, this is what we did. Cut taxes, increased wages, delivered 3.5% unemployment, had the lowest unemployment rate in the history of this country for Hispanic Americas and African-Americas, created 8 million new jobs pre-COVID, deregulated the economy, controlled inflation, protective life, secured the border, secured our streets, beat back ISIS, strengthen the military, stood up to China, Russia and Iran, and we confirmed 234 conservative federal judges, including three new members of the united states supreme court, and, by god, we can do it again.

Now, let me say a word about the Biden administration. I say this gently. So far, the Biden administration sucks. President Biden has mismanaged COVID, mismanaged congress, mismanaged the border, mismanaged crime, mismanaged foreign policy and he’s mismanaged Afghanistan. He’s also mismanaged inflation. Now, I don’t like to brag about the expensive places I have been, but this morning, I went to the gas station. Oh my God. Please, dear Lord, don’t let president Biden mismanage Russians aggression.

What else do I believe? I believe exercise makes you look better naked. So does alcohol. I don’t know how that one got in here. I believe that no parent, no parent, should be required to send their child to a failing school. I believe that no parent, no parent, should be required to send their child to a failure factory where violence is common and learning is rare. I believe in the dignity of work. those who can work should work. Welfare for able-bodied people should be temporary. Welfare should be a bridge, not a parking lot.

Let me say a word about foreign affairs. That is on our minds today. I believe that weakness invites the wolves. Now, I don’t know why this is. I am going to ask if I make it to heaven. But there are some people in this world, they are not sick, they are not mixed up, they are not confused, it is not that there mama or their daddy did not love them enough. They are evil, and some of them run countries. And all they understand is strength. We must be armed for peace.

I believe that we don’t have a gun control problem. We have an idiot control problem. If government ever tells you you cannot own a gun, buy two. I believe that if you hate cops just because you do, next time you get in trouble, call a crackhead. Here is a free tip. Cops will leave you alone if you do not do illegal stuff I believe in life.

I believe in life, that babies do not choose to die. And I believe we need to defend those lives every single day. Every single day!

Now listen to me carefully on this one. Hear me out. I believe that America is not perfect, but we are good. Like every other culture in the history of humanity, America caught the disease of slavery, but we beat it back. And we passed civil rights laws in 1866, 1871, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1990, and 1991, and I am probably leaving some out. Most Americans don’t think that much about race. They think about character, and they understand that souls have no color.

I believe we need an election day, not an election month. I believe you should have to prove you are who you say you are when you vote. Duh!

I believe that vetting people at the border is not racist. It is prudent.

I believe that Arlington national cemetery — had he been — if you have been, go twice. I believe that Arlington national cemetery contains 400,000 reasons why you should stand up for the national anthem.

I believe that “Cancel culture,” which is the military wing of woke-ism, is strangling a free people. You are not free if you can’t express yourself. You are not free if you cannot say what you think. I believe that the nauseously woke Washington elites, the vanilla soy, extra foam latte crowd that lives in the Georgetown condos with important art on their walls don’t respect our ideas. They don’t care what we think, and they believe they are better than us. Like I said, folks, you can’t fix stupid, but by God, you can vote it out.

Finally, I believe our future can be better than our present or our past. I believe our future can be better than our present or our past. I believe we are only as good as our dreams. We are only as valuable as our children, but the water won’t clear up until we get the pigs out of the creek. Help me do that! help me do that! Help me do that!

I love this country. I love this country as much as you do. I think America is worth fighting for. Look, it’s not a perfect world, folks. I can’t promise you I will win every fight, but I will promise you this. I will never quit. I will never quit on America and I ask you for that same commitment today.

One more thing. Now I am really done. I have said it before. I will say it again. I don’t hate anybody. I work for grace wherever I can find it. There is always something to be thankful for. I believe love is the answer. You ought to own a handgun just in case.

Thank you. God bless America.

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