Jack Kemp was the father of the idea that we could improve the lot of poor people by getting them into housing that they own. No doubt you can find plenty of correlations between owning a home and all other good things. This is primarily because various genetically influenced traits such as IQ, conscientiousness, and future-time orientation are positively correlated with home ownership. People with these characteristics earn more money so they can afford to buy a house.
But Jack Kemp and other Republicans came up with the notion that housing projects suck because the people who live there don’t have any ownership interest. Wrong! Housing projects suck because the people who live there are lacking in IQ, conscientiousness, and future-time orientation.
This attitude led to the housing crisis and near economic collapse, because the government encouraged giving mortgage-loans to people who had no business owning a house in the first place. Democrats are even more complicit than Republicans, and both parties still ignore the real reasons for the housing crisis.
PRIVATIZING SOCIAL SECURITY
This was a policy pushed by Republicans during the last decade, and it’s based on the same wrongful thinking as housing. I am sure that there are a lot of positive correlations between investing money and various indicators of good citizenship.
Social Security, like it or hate it, is based on the very correct proposition that a lot of people simply lack the intelligence and future-time orientation to save enough money for their own retirement. These same people also, no doubt, lack the intelligence to make wise investment decisions, so giving people any choice in directing their social security payments means that a lot of proles will be ripped off, and a lot of financial-Wall-Street types will be unjustly enriched.
It appears that Democracy only works well in countries where the average IQ of the people are sufficiently high. This is why Democracy has worked well in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. But it’s not going to work in places like Iraq or Egypt, and it barely works in most countries in the Americas. Mexican Democracy is corrupt, and in Venezuela the people elected Chavez.
The spread of Democracy was fine rhetoric for when we were fighting the Cold War, but now that the Cold War has passed, it’s rhetoric that would best be discarded.
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND
This is a Republican policy based on the wrong idea that black children can perform just as well academically as white children if only the schools would do their jobs properly. The idea behind NCLB is that if schools were punished for failing to properly educate black children, they would start educating them properly to avoid the punishment.
However, what this really does is punish schools for failing to do the impossible, and encouraging mass cheating like we saw recently in Atlanta.
The very basis of HBD is that differences in cognitive abilities and personality are a result of evolutionary forces, so to deny evolution is to deny HBD.
SO WHY VOTE REPUBLICAN?
Because they are not as bad as liberals who control the Democratic Party. It is always liberals who are moving the envelope forward with respect to HBD-denialism and accusing people of being racist unless they are in line with the liberal groupthink.