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    383. Education, Foreign Policy, Crime, and Collegiality: the Chris Christie plan

    enSeptember 14, 2023

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    • Chris Christie's Vision for a Better AmericaChris Christie believes in transforming education, ensuring law and order, supporting Ukraine, and effective communication for meaningful results.

      Chris Christie believes in focusing on big issues and making significant changes for the betterment of the country. He emphasizes the need for a transformation in the K-12 education system, empowering parents and improving the quality of education. Christie also highlights the importance of law and order, addressing the rise in crime and ensuring the rule of law for everyone's well-being. Additionally, he emphasizes the significance of America's global role, advocating for support and leadership in Ukraine to counter Russian aggression. Lastly, Christie emphasizes the importance of effective communication and building relationships with the opposition to achieve meaningful results, backed by his experience as a Republican Governor in a democratic state.

    • Challenges and Reforms in American Education SystemEmpowering parents and promoting educational choice can lead to improvements in the American education system, despite challenges posed by faculties of education and teachers' unions.

      Educational reforms in America have had mixed results and face significant challenges. Jordan Peterson highlights the abdication of responsibility by faculties of education, which often train the least motivated students who devolve into teaching as a last resort. The research produced by these faculties is deemed appalling and lacks scientific standing, resulting in harmful concepts being championed. Additionally, the faculties of education, despite their poor track record, hold a monopoly on teacher certification and have access to a significant portion of state budgets. Chris Christie acknowledges the difficulty in reforming the national education system due to the influence of teachers' unions but emphasizes the importance of promoting educational choice and competition through charter schools and renaissance schools. The key to improvement lies in enabling parents to have more control over their children's education and allocating resources based on individual choice.

    • The influence of teacher unions and the challenge for education reform effortsTeacher unions' influence in the education system has hindered Republican efforts to address radical ideologies, highlighting the importance of empowering parents with school choice to ensure quality education for their children.

      The Republicans have failed to address and confront the infiltration of radical ideologies in the education system, particularly through teacher unions, for the past 60 years. The influence of these unions is immense, with access to significant financial resources that they use to reward allies and punish opponents. In states where Republicans have control, focusing on teacher certification and removing it from the hands of unions should be a priority. However, the unions exert power over lawmakers, both through buying favors and instilling fear and intimidation. This renders reform efforts incredibly difficult. The provision of choice among parents becomes crucial as it allows them to decide whether the traditional public schools are providing a quality education, empowering them to make the best decisions for their children.

    • Promoting Competition and Reform in EducationBy highlighting successful alternative schools and addressing common-sensical problems in the public school system, competition and reform can be encouraged, leading to improvements in education.

      Competition in education can lead to improvement and expose weaknesses. Charter schools, private schools, and parochial schools operate under different rules and can often provide successful alternatives to public schools. By demonstrating the success of these schools, the conversation on teacher certification in public schools can be shifted. It is important to strategically push back against the monopoly enjoyed by teacher unions and the teacher certification process. This can be done by pointing out common-sensical problems in the system, such as extravagant retirement and health benefit systems for teachers. Additionally, highlighting the underperformance and high costs of certain school districts can open up the conversation on reform. Republican governors have already expanded choice in education, but taking further steps and conditioning educational funding on reforms can encourage even greater change.

    • Escalating Tensions: Mistakes, Missed Opportunities, and ConsequencesFailure to address Russia's expansionist ambitions and lacking consequences for its actions have emboldened Putin, highlighting the urgency for international intervention to prevent further injustice.

      A series of mistakes, mis-evaluations, and inattentiveness by various administrations has led to the current dangerous situation with Russia and Ukraine. The missed opportunities for cooperation during the 1990s and the failure to properly address Russia's expansionist aspirations have allowed for the escalation of tension and conflicts. Weakness and a lack of consequences for Russia's actions have only emboldened its leader, Vladimir Putin. The involvement of China as a financial supporter in this proxy war further complicates the situation. The appropriate resolution would involve Ukraine driving Russia out of the occupied territories, negotiating borders, and ultimately being admitted to NATO to demonstrate that there is a price to pay for invasion. The atrocities committed by the Russian army, including the kidnapping and reprogramming of Ukrainian children, highlight the urgency for the international community to take action and prevent further injustice.

    • Managing Russia's ambitions: Avoiding past mistakes and navigating nuclear risks with a nuanced approach.Balancing concerns over Russian expansion while avoiding destabilization and nuclear conflict requires careful consideration and a nuanced approach.

      There are complex considerations when it comes to dealing with Russia and its territorial ambitions. While there are concerns about Russian expansion and the potential reassembling of the old Soviet Union, it is important not to repeat past mistakes, such as the Treaty of Versailles, which only led to further problems. Advocating for regime change or intentional destabilization is unrealistic and may have unintended consequences. It is also crucial to avoid destabilizing a nuclear power like Russia. However, it is worth exploring how much military pressure can be applied to Putin without risking a nuclear conflict. Finding a reasonable conclusion requires careful consideration and a nuanced approach.

    • Chris Christie's stance on arming Ukraine to effectively deter Russia and protect US interests.Arming Ukraine can shorten the conflict, deter Russia, and signal the US commitment to supporting its allies, but negotiation remains an option if arming proves unsuccessful.

      The conflict in Ukraine requires a decisive and swift action from the United States. Chris Christie emphasizes the importance of arming Ukraine adequately to prosecute the war effectively. He believes that the lack of sufficient support from previous administrations has resulted in a prolonged and expensive war. Christie argues that by providing Ukraine with the necessary hardware, the conflict can be shortened and Russia can be effectively deterred. He also asserts that this action would send a clear message to China and other potential adversaries, demonstrating the US's commitment to support its allies and protect its interests. However, Christie acknowledges that if arming Ukraine proves unsuccessful, negotiation may be the only pathway to ending the conflict.

    • Prioritizing Relationships, Strengthening Alliances, and Addressing Concerns: Chris Christie's Views on US Foreign Policy and Controversial IssuesChris Christie believes in avoiding direct military involvement in Ukraine, focusing on arming them instead. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining a successful relationship with China and addressing issues like intellectual property and climate concerns. Christie also recognizes concerns regarding the 2020 election and highlights the controversy surrounding the Hunter Biden laptop story.

      Chris Christie believes that the United States should avoid getting dragged into a catastrophic conflict by making it clear that American soldiers or NATO soldiers will not be sent to Ukraine. Instead, he suggests arming Ukraine sufficiently to prevent the need for further intervention. Christie emphasizes the importance of prioritizing relationships with China, addressing issues such as intellectual property and climate concerns, while also strengthening alliances around the world. He acknowledges that China is the second-largest economy and that the US needs to work in its own national interests to maintain a successful relationship. Additionally, Christie discusses the Trump issue, highlighting the controversy surrounding the 2020 election but recognizing that regardless of the legal aspect, there were concerning actions on the Democrat side, particularly regarding the Hunter Biden laptop story.

    • Factors Contributing to Trump's 2020 Election Loss and Implications for 2024Chris Christie highlights Trump's conduct, mishandling of the pandemic, broken promises, inability to listen to advice, fiscal irresponsibility, and focus on the past as reasons that could hinder his chances in 2024, potentially leading to Biden's reelection.

      There are several factors that contributed to Donald Trump's loss in the 2020 election. Chris Christie highlights Trump's conduct, failures in handling the COVID-19 pandemic, and unkept promises as reasons why many suburban women withdrew their support. Christie also emphasizes Trump's inability to listen to advice and his self-absorbed nature, which hindered his ability to make necessary changes. Moreover, Christie points out Trump's fiscal irresponsibility, failed attempts at building a border wall, and questionable financial dealings within his own family. These factors, coupled with Trump's continued focus on the past instead of outlining future plans, may hinder his chances in the 2024 election. Christie believes that unless Trump shifts his focus and addresses these concerns, Joe Biden could be reelected, which he sees as a disastrous outcome for the country.

    • Questionable financial dealings and grift in both Trump and Biden families raise concerns about their prioritization of personal interests over the country's interests.The conversation highlights the need for investigations into both families and the desire for new, untainted leadership without family dynasties and financial impropriety.

      Both the Trump and Biden families have prioritized their own financial interests over the interests of the country. Jordan Peterson and Chris Christie highlight instances of questionable financial dealings and grift in both families. They emphasize the need for investigations into Biden's family, just as Trump's family is being investigated. Christie even calls for a special counsel to thoroughly examine the Biden situation. This conversation sheds light on the frustration with the current leadership and the desire for new, untainted leadership in the country. The American people, as evidenced by polling data, are ready to move on from both Trump and Biden and seek leaders without the baggage of family dynasties and financial impropriety.

    • Tackling corruption without bias or partisanshipChris Christie emphasizes the need for fair and impartial investigations, regardless of political affiliation, and highlights the importance of unity and long-term improvements for the country.

      Chris Christie believes in tackling political corruption without fear, favor, or partisanship. Throughout his career as US attorney and governor, he prioritized fair and just investigations, regardless of the individual's power or affiliation. He emphasized that corruption should be dealt with impartially, no matter if it involves Republicans or Democrats. Christie's philosophy highlights the importance of appointing an attorney general who will pursue all appropriate matters in a nonpartisan manner. He also stressed the need for the president to stay out of criminal investigations, allowing them to unfold independently. Overall, Christie emphasizes the importance of working together and focusing on significant, long-term improvements for the country rather than getting caught up in divisive, short-term arguments.

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