Talking Points: July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019

Forty-three percent of Americans don’t know that the First Amendment gives them the right to freedom of speech, and a full third can’t identify a single right it does gives them. National Review March 21, 2017

“If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.” Thomas Jefferson

U.S. companies raked in a record $2.3 trillion in corporate profits in 2018, while the country’s total wealth increased by $6 trillion to $98.2 trillion. Axios, June 6, 2019

Today, coffee is selling at $0.89 per pound, which is down from a peak of $2.20 a pound in 2015. The National Coffee Association estimates that the cost of producing one pound of coffee is $1.93. NumLock News, June 13, 2019

Since the federal government began tracking data in 1895, the 12-month period ending on April 30, 2019, was the wettest on record for the lower 48 states. NCEI, June 6, 2019

Americans will spend more time on their mobile devices than watching TV this year for the first time ever. The average adult will spend 3 hours 43 minutes a day on a mobile device compared to 3 hours and 35 minutes watching TV. MarketWatch, June 6, 2019

“Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first: nationalism- when hate of people other than your own comes first.” Charles de Gaulle

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