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News on The 700 Club: October 26, 2011

As seen on The 700 Club for Oct. 26, the top headlines from CBN News include -- Rick Perry Unveils 'Cut, Balance, Grow' Plan; Movie '180' Turning Hearts against Abortion, and more. Read Transcript


Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF THE "THE 700

CLUB."

IT LOOKS LIKE THE CAMPAIGN

FOR PRESIDENT COMING UP NEXT

YEAR WILL BE BASED ON TAXES

AND SPENDING.

THE REPUBLICANS ARE STAKING

A BOLD CLAIM TO FAIR,

FLATTER TAXES, AND I THINK

THEY'RE DOING A GOOD JOB OF

IT.

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE RICK

PERRY HAS ANNOUNCED HIS PLAN

TO KICK THE ECONOMY OFF, AND

HIS CAMPAIGN INTO HIGH

GEAR.

IT'S AN OPTIONAL FLAT TAX.

Terry: AND, PAT, THE

TEXAS GOVERNOR CALLS HIS

IDEA "CUT, BALANCE, AND

GROW."

PERRY IS HOPING TO TRANSFORM

AMERICA'S TAX SYSTEM.

[APPLAUSE]

Reporter: SPEAKING FROM

A PLASTICS MANUFACTURER IN

SOUTH CAROLINA, A KEY EARLY

PRIMARY STATE, TEXAS

GOVERNOR RICK PERRY

ANNOUNCED A PLAN THAT WOULD

LET TAXPAYERS THROW OUT THE

CURRENT TAX CODE AND REPLACE

IT WITH A 20% TAX.

THIS IS THE SIZE THAT

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

TAXPAYERS WILL BE ABLE TO

FILL THIS OUT AND FILE THEIR

TAXES ON THAT.

Reporter: MORTGAGE

INTERESTS AND CHARITABLE

CONTRIBUTIONS WOULD STILL BE

DEDUCTIBLE IN HOUSEHOLDS

MAKING LESS THAN $500,000.

YOU'RE FIRST $12,500 OF

INCOME WOULD BE EXEMPT.

AND AMERICANS WHO WANT TO

STAY IN THE CURRENT TAX

SYSTEM CAN.

HE CALLS IT "CUT, BALANCE,

AND GROW."

AND SOME FISCAL

CONSERVATIVES SAY THE

FLAT-TAX PORTION OF TERRY'S

PLAN COULD HELP IGNITE THIS

STAGNANT ECONOMY.

IN A GROWING ECONOMY, YOU

HAVE TO HAVE CAPITAL

FORMATION.

GETTING TO A SIMPLE FLAT TAX

I THINK WOULD BE A GREAT

THING.

ROCKET FUEL FOR THIS

ECONOMY.

Reporter: PERRY SAYS HE

WOULD BALANCE THE FEDERAL

BUDGET IN EIGHT YEARS, AND

SUGGESTS THIS PLAN WILL

CREATE NEARLY THREE MILLION

JOBS.

HOW?

A ONE-TIME TAX OF 5.25% ON

OVERSEAS PROFITS THAT

AMERICAN BUSINESSES WANT TO

BRING HOME.

IN OTHER WORDS, IT IS THE

KIND OF ECONOMIC STIMULUS

THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA COULD

HAVE ACHIEVED IF HE WASN'T

SO HELL-BENT ON PASSING BIG

GOVERNMENT SCHEMES

THAT

HAVE

FAILED AMERICAN WORKERS.

Reporter: PERRY

HAS HAD

SUCCESS RAISING MONEY, BUT

HE IS LAGGING IN THE POLLS.

HE IS LOOKING TO REENERGIZE

THIS CAMPAIGN AFTER FACING

CRITICISM FOR NOT HAVING AN

ECONOMIC PLAN.

AND HE

IS ALSO

TAKING ON

ENTITLEMENT SPENDING.

ON SOCIAL SECURITY, HE WANTS

TO RAISE THE RETIREMENT

AGE.

HE WOULD LOCK UP THE SOCIAL

SECURITY TRUST FUND TO KEEP

CONGRESS FROM WRITING

I.O.U.s, AND ALLOW YOUNG

WORKERS TO INVEST A PORTION

OF THEIR BENEFITS.

TOWNHALTOWNHALL.COM

PRESIDENT CALLS TERRY'S PLAN

AN IMPROVEMENT OVER THE

CURRENT TAX CODE.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

HAS BEEN ABUNDANTLY CLEAR

THROUGH THIS ECONOMIC MESS

IS PART OF THE CULPRIT IS

THE TAX CODE THAT IS SO CON

VU -- CONVOLUTED THAT THE

ONLY PEOPLE MAKING MONEY ARE

THE TAX MEN.

Reporter: AND THE

DEBATE WILL NOW DEEPEN AMONG

REPUBLICANS AS PERRY FINALLY

BUMPS PLANS WITH HERMAN

CAIN'S "9-9-9".

THE QUESTION IS IF HE CAN

SELL IT, AND IF HE CAN GET

THE SAME KIND OF BUZZ HERMAN

CAIN HAS ABOUT "9-9-9".

Pat: IT'S A WONDERFUL

PLAN.

MY ONLY CRITICISM RIGHT NOW

WOULD BE THE FACT THAT HE

STILL LEAVES MORTGAGE

INTEREST IN AS A DEDUCTION.

WE OUGHT TO STOP DEDUCTING.

THE CANADIANS DON'T HAVE

DEDUCTIONS FOR MORTGAGES AND

THEY DO VERY WELL.

AND THE REAL ESTATE LOBBY,

OF COURSE, WANTS IT.

IF YOU HAVE A LOW, FLAT TAX,

YOU REALLY DON'T NEED TO

WORRY ABOUT DEDUCTIONS.

IT IS BOLD.

HE IS TAKING A BOLD STEP BY

INCREASING THE AGE OF SOCIAL

SECURITY, WHICH IS LONG

OVERDUE.

THE IDEA OF BRINGING BACK OR

REPATRIATING THE PROFITS OF

MANUFACTURING OVERSEAS WITH

A 5% TAX IS A GOOD THING.

HE IS GOING TO ALLOW,

THOUGH, BUSINESSES WHO DO

BUSINESS OVERSEAS TO NOT BE

TAXED ON THE MONEY THAT THEY

MAKE FROM, LIKE, CHINA OR

INDONESIA OR WHEREVER

THEY'RE DOING BUSINESS.

ONLY WHAT'S -- IT WILL BE

TERRITORIAL.

WHATEVER IS MADE IN THE

UNITED STATES WILL BE TAXED

IN THE UNITED STATES.

WHICH MOST COUNTRIES DO.

IT'S A GREAT PLAN.

AND WHETHER RICK PERRY CAN

NOW SELL IT, I DON'T KNOW.

BUT WE SALUTE IT AND WISH

HIM WELL.

BUT THE WHOLE CONCEPT,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IS

THIS TAX CODE WE'VE GOT IS A

MONSTROSITY.

AND WE UNDERSTAND WHEN YOU

CONSIDER ALL OF THE

CALCULATION FOR THE A.M. T.,

YOU'RE LOOKING AT PROBABLY

$460 BILLION A YEAR OF

COMPLIANCE COSTS, JUST WHAT

IT COSTS TO FILL OUT THOSE

FORMS.

WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING

ABOUT THIS.

AND A FLAT TAX IS PROBABLY

THE ANSWER TO -- A TIME THAT

HAS COME.

WHEN I WAS RUNNING, I

ADVOCATED A FLAT TAX WAY,

WAY BACK IN 1988.

I ADVOCATED A NUMBER OF

THINGS.

I WANTED THE DEDUCTIBILITY

OF DIVIDENDS, AND IT HAS

TAKEN THEM A WHILE TO CATCH

UP.

LEE WEBB HAS THE REST OF OUR

TOP STORIES FROM THE CBN

NEWSROOM.

Reporter: PAT,

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS UNVEILING

A NEW ECONOMIC PLAN TO HELP

COLLEGE GRADUATES TO REPAY

THEIR STUDENT LOANS.

HE SAYS IT WILL HELP

STUDENTS CONSOLIDATE LOANS

AND GET LOWER INTEREST RATES

AND LOWER THEIR MONTHLY

PAYMENTS.

HALF OF COLLEGE GRADUATES

FROM PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES HAD

ABOUT $22,000 IN DEBT.

COLLEGE STUDENTS WERE SOME

OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S MOST

FAITHFUL SUPPORTERS IN THE

2008 ELECTION.

EUROPEAN LEADERS ARE RACING

THE CLOCK TO FIND A SOLUTION

FOR THE CONTINENT'S MASSIVE

DEBT CRISIS.

OFFICIALS ARE MEETING IN

BELGIUM TO COME UP WITH A

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO KEEP

THE DISASTER FROM

SPREADING.

BEFORE THAT MEETING, ITALIAN

LEADERS CAME UP WITH CUT

BASEBALBACKS FOR THAT

COUNTRY, BUT EUROPEAN

LEADERS ARE STRUGGLING WITH

OTHER KEY ISSUES, LIKE

REDUCING GREECE'S DEBT.

FORMER CHAIRMAN ALAN

GREENSPAN SAYS THE MAJOR

PROBLEM IS THE DIVIDE

BETWEEN THE NORTHERN AND

SOUTHERN COUNTRIES IN THE

E.U., AND, PAT, HE TELLS

CNBC THAT THE EUROPEAN DEBT

IS DUMED TO FAIL.

Pat: I'M WITH HIM ON

THAT ONE.

WE HAVE BANKRUPTCY HERE IN

THE UNITED STATES, CHAPTER

11, YOU WORK OUT DEBTS.

GENERAL MOTORS DID IT.

GENERAL MOTORS WAS PROBABLY

BIGGER THAN GREECE.

AND I DON'T KNOW THE

NUMBERS, BUT I IMAGINE IT

WAS.

AND SO THEY OWE SOME MONEY.

SO WHAT DO YOU DO?

YOU SAY, WELL, THE DEBTORS

BROKE AND IF YOU WANT TO GET

PAID, YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE A

SO-CALLED HAIRCUT, AND YOU

GET 25 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR,

30 CENTS, 50 CENTS ON THE

DOLLAR.

AND YOU DO A WORKOUT.

AND YOU HAVE SOMEBODY DO

DEBTOR FINANCING.

IT WILL BE BE VERY SIMPLE.

BUT THE EUROPEANS CAN'T SEEM

TO GET TOGETHER.

SO THEY TALK AND TALK AND

TALK AND TALK, AND THEY MADE

A BIG DEAL OUT OF SOMETHING

THAT IS RELATIVELY SIMPLE.

AND ALAN GREENSPAN SAYS YOU

HAVE TWO CULTURES.

YOU'VE GOT SOUTHERN EUROPE

THAT HAS SORT OF A LES SE

FAIR MENTALITY, AND THE

NORTHERN EUROPEANS, WHO ARE

VERY STRONG IN THE WAY THEY

DO BUSINESS, AND HE SAYS

THAT THE CULTURES ARE

CLASHING.

HE MAY BE RIGHT, BUT ALL WE

KNOW IS THAT IF EUROPEANS

KEEP ON DITHERING WITH A

RELATIVELY SIMPLE PROBLEM

WITH GREECE, AND THEN MAYBE

PORTUGAL AND SPAIN, THEY'RE

GOING TO BRING THE WHOLE

WORLD INTO SOME KIND OF

CHAOS, AND THEY DON'T HAVE

TO DO IT.

LEE?

Reporter: PAT, A

FEDERAL JUDGE HAS BLOCKED

PARTS OF NORTH CAROLINA'S

NEW ABORTION LAW.

IT WOULD HAVE REQUIRED

DOCTORS TO SHOW A WOMAN AN

ULTRASOUND BEFORE PERFORMING

AN ABORTION.

DOCTORS WOULD ALSO HAVE TO

DESCRIBE THE FETUS IN DETAIL

AND ALLOW THE MOTHER TO HEAR

THE BABY'S HEARTBEAT.

U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE

CATHERINE EAGLE BLOCKED THAT

PART OF THE LAW.

SUPPORTERS SAY OFFERING AN

ULTRASOUND WOULD PROTECT

THOUSANDS OF BABIES AND SAVE

WOMEN FROM THE EMOTIONAL

EFFECTS OF ABORTION.

A PRO LIFE GROUP IS WAGEING

ITS WAR AGAINST ABORTION

WITH A DOCUMENTARY THAT HAS

GONE VIRAL.

IT USES HITLER AND THE

HOLOCAUST IN AN EFFORT TO

TURN PEOPLE AWAY FROM

ABORTION.

DO YOU KNOW ADOLPH

HITLER?

NO.

Reporter: RAY COMFORT

FOUND HE COULD TURN PRO

CHOICE PEOPLE AWAY FROM

SUPPORTING ABORTION WHEN HE

MADE THEM REALIZE THEY WERE

TREATING UNBORN BABIES LIKE

ADOLPH HITLER TREATED THE

JEWS.

IT HAD WAY MORE THAN A

MILLION VIEWS ON LINE.

NOW COMFORT'S FRIENDS AND

ALLIES ARE PASSING OUT A

D.V.D. VERSION AT COLLEGES

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WE'RE OUT HERE TO PASS

OUT THE 180 D.V.D.s TO

HOPEFULLY CHANGE STUDENTS'

MINDS ABOUT ABORTION.

Reporter: ERIC TAKES

THE BATTLE AGAINST ABORTION

PERSONALLY.

HE THINKS ABOUT IT AS HE

LOOKS AT HIS THREE ADOPTED

CHILDREN.

THEY CAME FROM WOMBS

WHERE ABORTION HAD TAKEN

PLACE PREVIOUSLY.

I LOOK AT MY KIDS AND SAY

THEY ARE THE ONES WHO MADE

IT.

Reporter: 180 ISN'T THE

ONLY ONE WHO USES ABORTION

IN UNITING PRO LIFE PEOPLE.

JASON WAS MET A MAN WHO

FASTS.

I'M GOING TO GIVE UP

COFFEE UNTIL ABORTION ENDS.

I SAID MISERY LOVES

COMPANY.

AND I ASKED PEOPLE TO

VIDEOTAPE THEMSELVES DOING

THEIR FAVORITE THING.

Reporter: THERE WAS A

VIDEO MOCKING PEOPLE WHO

SACRIFICE SOMETHING THEY

LOVE UNTIL ABORTION ENDS.

I'M IMPRESSED WITH THE

YOUNG MEN WHO THINK THEY CAN

SWAY WOMAN WITH THEIR BODIES

BY MEANINGLESS GESTURES.

Reporter: AND JENNY

ANSWERED AARON'S VIDEO POINT

BY POINT.

THE POINT ISN'T WHAT

WE'RE GIVING UP, BUT THE

FACT THAT WE'RE GIVING

SOMETHING UP.

EACH TIME WE FEEL THE DESIRE

TO HAVE WHAT WE GAVE UP, IT

REMINDS US TO ACT ON OUR

CONVICTIONS.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS

REPORTING FROM

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE, AND

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND.

Reporter: PAT, I THINK

THIS IS A GROWING SENTIMENT

AGAINST ABORTION.

Pat: NO QUESTION.

A FEW YEARS AGO THE

SENTIMENT WAS OVERWHELMING

IN FAVOR OF ABORTION.

BUT THIS YOUNGER GENERATION

SAYS, HEY, THAT'S A BABY AND

IT COULD HAVE BEEN ME.

THEY BEGIN TO REALIZE WHAT

IS THERE.

I THINK OVERWHELMING NOW, IN

AMERICA, THE SENTIMENT IS

AGAINST ABORTION ON DEMAND,

AND CERTAINLY SEX SELECTION

ABORTION.

I BELIEVE IT'S LIKE

SMOKING.

ONCE THE TIDE TURNED

AND, YOU KNOW, YOU HAD LESS

THAN 50% PEOPLE WHO SMOKE,

ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU BEGAN TO

GET LAWS AND REGULATIONS AND

LAWSUITS AND ALL OF THE REST

TO BAN SMOKING.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THE

SAME THING HERE ABOUT

ABORTION.

IT IS GOING TO BE CHIPPED

AWAY.

IT HAS BEEN A TERRIBLY LONG

TIME.

WE'VE SLAUGHTERED SOMEWHERE

BETWEEN 40 AND 50 MILLION

UNBORN BABIES, WHO WILL NOT

BE WITH US.

NEVERTHELESSS, WE'RE FINALLY

WAKING UP, AND THAT'S A GOOD

THING.

LEE?

Reporter: PAT, THE

SITUATION IN TURKEY IS

GROWING DESPERATE NOW

FOLLOWING LAST WEEKEND'S

MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE.

THE DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO

CLIMB, AND THOUSANDS ARE

BEING FORCED TO SLEEP

OUTSIDE IN NEAR ZERO

TEMPERATURES.

"OPERATION BLESSING,"

THOUGH, IS ON THE SCENE.

DAVID DARR REPORTS.

Reporter:

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS

MADE IT TO THE TOWN OF

ERCHIEF.

AND I'M HERE AT A CAMP OF

ABOUT 170 FAMILIES.

AND THEY'RE STILL PUTTING UP

THEIR TENTS TODAY.

THE COLD IS SETTING IN.

YOU WANT TO HAVE A LOOK AT

THE LITTLE KIDS HERE.

THERE ARE KIDS ALL OVER THE

PLACE.

THE MOOD IS QUITE SOMBER.

THESE PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR

HOMES, HAVE BEEN DISPLACED

FROM THEIR HOMES.

THEY HAVE A VERY UNCERTAIN

FUTURE.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

ASSESSING THE NEEDS HERE AND

IN VILLAGES IN THE

SURROUNDING AREAS.

TOMORROW WE'LL BE PURCHASING

ITEMS LIKE BLANKETS AND FOOD

AND ALL OF THE THINGS TO

KEEP THEM WARM.

THIS IS A COUPLE OF WEEKS

THEY HAVE FACING THEM.

OUR GERMAN PARTNER, MEDICA,

ARE TREATING PEOPLE.

PEOPLE ARE STILL BEING

DRAGGED OUT OF THE RUBBLE

WITH HORRIFIC INJURIES.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

SUPPORTING THAT MEDICAL

EFFORT. WE'RE HAVING A BIG

IIMPACT HERE, DAY ONE, IN

THE TURKEY EARTHQUAKE.

Reporter: DAVID DARR IS

REPORTING.

IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT

DAVID DARR, ALONG WITH

"OPERATION BLESSING" BILL

HORN, HAPPENED TO BE IN THE

REGION DURING THAT TIME.

DAVID HAS BEEN DISPATCHED UP

THERE.

HE HAS BEEN LIVING IN HAITI,

ADMINISTERING TAKEN CARING

FOR THE FOLKS THAT HAVE BEEN

AFFECTED BY THAT MASSIVE

EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI.

Pat: THEY WERE BOTH IN

ISRAEL DOING HUMANITARIAN

WORK THERE, AND IT IS A

SHORT WORK FOR DAVID TO GO

UP TO TURKEY.

AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP,

"OPERATION BLESSING"

DISASTER RELIEF FUND, CBN

CENTER, THAT'S THE ADDRESS.

1-800-759-0700, OR YOU CAN

LOG ON TO OUR WEBSITE AND

SEE ABOUT IT.

THE DISASTER RELIEF FUND, IF

YOU WANT TO HELP "OPERATION

BLESSING" HELP THOSE PEOPLE,

JUST MARK IT ON YOUR CHECK

OR WHATEVER YOU SEND IN.

BECAUSE WE WANT TO HELP

THEM.

OKAY, KRISTI?

DID YOU SEE THE STORY

YESTERDAY THAT A

TWO-WEEK-OLD BABY WAS

RESCUED FROM THE RUBBLE

YESTERDAY?

Pat: I MISSED THAT.

IT WARMED MY HEART.

I WAS PRAYING ALL NIGHT FOR

THAT LITTLE PUMPKIN.

THOSE ARE WONDERFUL THINGS

OF HOPE THAT WE CAN

CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR.

Pat: WHERE HAVE THE MEN

GONE?

WHERE ARE THE MEN?

THERE IS A BOOK THAT BILL

BENNETT HAS COMPILED CALLED

"THE BOOK OF MAN."

VERY INTERESTING.

BOYS NEED STRONG MALE ROLE

MODELS TO GROW UP TO BE

STRONG MEN.

THE POPULAR CULTURE IS

SENDING BOYS MIXED MESSAGES

ABOUT MANHOOD, AND ALL OF

SOCIETY IS PAYING THE

PRICE.

HERE IS LEE WEBB ABOUT THAT

STORY.

THAT'S NOT WHAT MY

HUSBAND WOULD TELL YOU IF HE

WERE HERE NOW.

YOU GIVE IT TO HIM.

HE CAN TAKE IT.

HE'S MY ON.

Reporter: IN THIS SCENE

FROM THE 1957 CLASSIC MOVIE

"THE D.I.," A MOTHER PLEADS

FOR HER SON'S MAN HAD

MANHOOD AND HIS REPUTATION

AS A MARINE.

GENERATIONS AGO, MASCULINITY

MAMAY HAVE BEEN EASIER TO

DEFINE.

MEN WERE MEN, AND VALOR AND

DUTY WAS EXPECTED.

FROM THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT

OF THE 1960s TO THE

CURRENT GENDER DEBATES, BOYS

ARE LEFT WITH A CONFUSING

CHOICE.

IN HIS NEW BOOK "THE BOOK OF

MAN, READINGS ON THE PATH TO

MANHOOD," WILLIAM BENNETT

SETS OUT TO RECLAIM MANHOOD.

WITH CONTEMPORARY PROFILES.

Pat: WELL, THE MAN WHO

PUT THIS BOOK TOGETHER, BILL

BENNETT, IS JOINING US NOW.

BILL, IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU

BACK ON "THE 700 CLUB."

WE MISSED YOU.

WE MISSED YOU, TOO, PAT.

WONDERFUL TO BE BACK.

THANK YOU, SIR.

Pat: THIS IS QUITE A

WONDERFUL BOOK.

IT HAS GREAT SPEECHES, LIKE

CHURCHILL'S SPEECHES AT THE

BEGINNING OF THE WAR.

AND YOU HAVE REAGAN'S SPEECH

AT POINT THE HAWK.

AND YOU'VE GOT ALL OF THESE

PARACLICHES.

THIS IS LIKE HAVING A

LIBRARY OF THE CLASSICS.

IT'S EXCELLENT.

THANK YOU.

IN SOME WAYS, IT IS SIMILAR

TO THE BOOK OF VIRTUES BACK

IN THE '90s.

BUT I'VE GOT A NUMBER OF

PROFILES OF ACTUAL LIVING

MEN.

SOME OF THE PEOPLE CALL INTO

MY RADIO SHOW, A

HOME-SCHOOLED DAD IN

HOUSTON.

A SOLDIER, A MARINE, IN

FACT, OPENS THE BOOK.

THE POINT IS THOSE SIGNALS

HAVE GOTTEN BLURRED.

THAT WAS A VERY NICE LEAD-IN

BY LEE.

WE USED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT

IT MEANS TO BE A MAN.

AND WHAT KRISTI SAID, I WANT

TO KNOW, TOO.

THE REACTION OF WOMEN HAS

BEEN VERY STRONG.

THEY SAY, YOU DON'T KNOW THE

HALF OF IT.

WOMEN TALK ABOUT THEIR

YOUNGER FRIENDS IN THEIR

20s AND 30s SAYING

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

DROP THEIR STANDARDS IN

ORDER TO GET MARRIED.

MEN HAVEN'T DISAPPEARED.

WE'VE GOT A LOT OF GOOD MEN

IN THIS SOCIETY, BUT WE

DON'T HAVE AS MANY AS WE

SHOULD HAVE.

I THINK WE HAVE FORGOTTEN

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BE A

MAN.

Pat: YOU HAVE ONE QUOTE

IN YOUR BOOK ABOUT SOMEBODY

INVADING AGAINST THE

FEMINIST MOVEMENT,

ESSENTIALLY THEY'VE NEUTERED

MEN.

WHAT HAS THE FEMINIST

MOVEMENT DOPE OVER THE

YEARS?

IT CERTAINLY HAS CHANGED

THE TERMS OF DISCUSSION.

IT FRIGHTENED A LOT OF MEN.

IT EN GURCHE ENCOURAGED

WOMEN.

WE SAID, YOU GO, GIRL, AND

THEY DID.

NOW FOR THE FIRST

GENERATION, WOMEN GRADUATE

FROM COLLEGE WITH MORE

ACHIEVEMENT AND MORE

AMBITION THAN MEN DO.

AND A LOT OF MEN ARE BACK ON

THEIR HEELS.

WHAT DO THE MEN DO?

UNFORTUNATELY, ONE OF THE

THINGS THEY DO IS PLAY VIDEO

GAMES.

I WAS SHOCKED TO FIND OUT 13

18 TO 25-YEAR-OLD MEN PLAY

MOR VIDEO GAMES THAN 12 TO

15.

AND GIRLS COMPLAIN ABOUT

THIS, BOYS WHO WILL NOT TAKE

RESPONSIBILITY.

I POINT TO THE FOUNDERS AS

WELL.

THEY THOUGHT THREE THINGS

WERE NECESSARY FOR A BOY TO

BECOME A MAN, IN DUSTRIUS

WORK.

AND SAYING THE EXPECTATIONS

WE HAVE AS BOYS, THE KINDS

OF RESPONSIBILITIES THEY

NEED TO TAKE UP AS MEN,

WE'RE NOT SURE WE NEED

THEM.

BECAUSE WE'RE NOT SURE WE

NEED MEN ANYMORE.

WELL, WE DO NEED MEN.

Pat: IN THE NEWS, IT

WAS THE CHANGING OF THE

GUARD AT IBM, AND A WOMAN IS

TAKING HIS POSITION AS HEAD

OF THIS GREAT CORPORATION,

IBM.

THAT'S RIGHT.

AND THERE IS JUST A TON OF

THAT.

I WAS TALKING TO A DEAN OF

ADMISSIONS AT ONE OF THE IVY

LEAGUE SCHOOLS.

SHE LED ON IF THEY DID IT

JUST ON THE TEST SCORES,

JUST ON THE ACHIEVEMENT

LEVELS, IT WOULD BE 80%

FEMALE, 80% WOMEN.

THE GRADUATION RATES ARE

REFLECTING IT.

IT USED TO BE 65% MALE, AND

NOW IT IS 62% FEMALE.

SO IT IS SHIFTING.

ALL POWER TO THE WOMEN AS

LONG AS WE DON'T CONFUSE

GENDERS.

BUT THE BOYS HAVE TO MAKE

UP.

Pat: WHAT IS THIS GOING

TO DO TO SOCIETY IF MEN

DON'T TAKE THEIR PLACES AS

MEN.

AND SUDDENLY THERE IS A GAP

AND WE HAVE A WOMAN

MATRIARCH, WHAT DOES IT DO

TO SOCIETY?

I THINK IT HURTS

SOCIETY.

INTERESTINGLY, THE FEMINISTS

ARE NOT CELEBRATING.

THEY MAY WANT TO TALK ABOUT

THE STEREOTYPES OF MEN AND

MALE DOMINATION, BUT WOMEN

WANT MEN.

THEY WANT MEN FOR THE STRONG

ARM, THEY WANT MEN FOR

PROTECTION, AND THEY WANT

MEN FOR A PARTNER IN

MARRIAGE.

WHAT I TRY TO DO IN THIS

BOOK IS REMIND PEOPLE OF

THINGS THAT ARE TRUE.

AND TO THE BOYS, AS YOU VERY

WELL SAID, THE ARRAY OF

THINGS THEY'RE OFFERED ON TV

AND ELSEWHERE IS VERY

CONFUSING.

FROM MACHO STUFF TO GAY

CULTURE, TO ALL SORTS OF

THINGS.

WHAT I'VE GOT HERE IS A

POINT OF VIEW, WHICH I THINK

IS TIME-TESTED, BASED IN

TRADITION, THAT WILL GET

BOYS TO MANHOOD.

Pat: YOU REMEMBER

GLORIA STEINMAN SAID SHE

WANTS TO BRING DOWN MEN.

IT TURNS OUT WE DO, WE

NEED EACH OTHER.

THESE ENCOURAGEMENTS FOR

WOMEN, AND SO YOU HAVE THE

HEAD OF IBM AS A WOMAN, BUT

THE BOYS HAVE TO BE BROUGHT

ALONG.

WHAT IS INTERESTING IS THAT

THE STRUCTURES OF SOCIETY,

THE CRITICAL ONES, LIKE

MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY,

LIKE FAITH, REALLY MATTER

MORE FOR BOYS THAN FOR

GIRLS.

BOYS ARE MORE FRAGILE.

I THINK WOMEN KNOW THAT.

THEY SENSE THAT.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THE BREAKUP

OF THE FAMILY, WHICH HAS

BEEN DISASTEROUS -- WE HAVE

MORE FATHERLESSNESS.

AS A RESULT, WHO IS GUIDING

THE BOYS INTO MANHOOD.

THAT'S WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO

WITH THIS BOOK.

Pat: IT IS A TERRIFIC

BOOK.

"THE BOOK OF MAN."

HAS IT BEEN RELEASED YET?

YES, SIR.

IT'S OUT.

IT IS IN BOOKSTORES AND IT

IS ON AMAZON.

I HOPE IT'S IN BOOKSTORES --

I'VE HAD PROBLEMS WITH

BOOKSTORES.

Pat: BY THE WAY, MIKE,

I HAD AN ANIMATION COMPANY

THAT DID THE BOOK OF VIRTUES

IN ANIMATION.

I HOPE THAT HELPED SOME?

THEY SURE DID.

AND IT IS THOSE WONDERFUL

STORIES IN THE BOOK OF

VIRTUES.

YOU MISSED THE CAMPAIGN,

PAT?

DO YOU WANT TO BE OUT THERE,

GET THE JUICES FLOWING?

Pat: I'M KIND OF LIKE

ONE OF THOSE OLD WAR HORSES,

YOU HEAR THE TRUMPETS, AND

THEN YOU THINK BETTER OF IT

AND SAY, I'M BETTER WHERE I

AM.

WELL, THEY'RE TAKING YOUR

IDEAS.

I REMEMBER WHEN YOU TALKED

ABOUT FLAT TAX AND OTHER

THINGS.

I HAD THIS AND THE

DEDUCTIBILITY OF CORPORATE

DIVIDENDS E.

DIVIDENDS.

IT IS CALLED THE GREAT

RELEARNING.

Pat: ANYHOW, I'VE MADE

MY RUN, AND YOU AND I HAVE

CONTRIBUTED TO THE POLITICS,

AND I'M SURE YOU ARE STILL

DOING IT.

THANK YOU, PAT.

GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.

Pat: WILLIAM

BENNETT, "THE BOOK OF MAN."

JUST AS I SAID, IF YOU

DIDN'T GET ANYTHING FROM THE

QUOTES FROM THE CHURCHILL

SPEECH, THE REAGAN SPEECH,

THESE OTHERS, IT IS WORTH

HAVING IN YOUR LIBRARY, SO

YOU LOOK AND REFER TO IT.

THERE YOU ARE.

FIND OUT WHAT A REAL MAN IS,

KRISTI.

I WANT TO KNOW.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

LAWMAKERS TAKE STEPS TO

REPEAL A LAW ALLOWING GAY

MARRIAGE.

THEY VOTED TUESDAY TO

REPLACE IT WITH CIVIL

UNIONS.

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE GAME LEGAL

IN NEW HAMPSHIRE IN 2010,

BUT SINCE THEN REPUBLICANS

HAVE GAINED CONTROL OF THE

STATE LEGISLATURE, AND

CONSERVATIVES HAVE BEEN

WORKING TO RESTORE THE

TRADITIONAL DEFINITION OF

MARRIAGE.

THEY WILL NEED TWO-THIRDS OF

THE HOUSE, THOUGH, TO VOTE

FOR IT.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE GOVERNOR

HAS SAID HE WILL VETO THE

MEASURE IF IT PASSES.

A FREE LANCE PUBLIC RADIO

HOST HAS LOST HER JOB

BECAUSE OF HER INVOLVEMENT

WITH THE "OCCUPY WALL

STREET."

LISA SIMON HAS LOST HER

JOB.

SHE IS ALSO THE SPOKESWOMAN

FOR PROTESTORS.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY

WHO PRODUCES HER SHOW SAYS,

IT IS FINE IF YOU WANT TO BE

A LEADER OF A MOVEMENT, BUT

YOU CAN'T ALSO BE IN A

JOURNALISTIC ROLE."

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED,

CO-HOST MICHELLE NORIS SAYS

HER HUSBAND HAS TAKEN A JOB

WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

CAMPAIGN.

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