@ around 8:00-10:30 is the piece in what I’m interested in here:
Mr. Tillerson’s speech to the VMI cadets was an exercise in confusion I think. He missed an opportunity here. He quotes scripture (John) and says that our founders were divinely inspired and believed in divine intervention and then talks about facts and wishful thinking. If our founders were divinely-inspired, wouldn’t they have put that “divinity” in our laws? Why didn’t they do that? That’s because our founders were inspired more by Enlightenment values than by scripture, Rex! You should have mentioned this FACT! The VA statue of religious freedom that Jefferson wrote says that we are free from wishful thinking and that it’s not a part of the constitutional process! Another FACT you forgot to mention!
Mr. Tillerson said citizens must demand that America’s future be “fact-based, not based on wishful thinking, not hoped-for outcomes made in shallow promises, but with a clear-eyed view of the facts as they are and guided by the truth that will set us free to seek solutions to our most daunting challenges.” @ around 10:10 in video for this particular reference.
Mr. Tillerson’s speech is way too late and a weak attempt at a rebuke to Trump. Wishful thinking not only lacks evidence and facts, its independence from evidence is its pride and joy, and it’s shouted from the rooftops here in America, Rex! This is surely one of many speeches that Rex will be giving on his tour against Trump too I imagine. Stay tuned for more!