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Rick Harrison of 'Pawn Stars': 'Kill the Liberals with Logic'

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Reality television personality Rick Harrison of the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” lamented that too many high school and college students in America believe “capitalism is bad” and that the federal government can afford to “pay for everything.”

“Kids come out of high school today, they think corporations are bad. They think capitalism is bad. The No. 1 thing in the world that has brought people out of poverty is capitalism,” Harrison said at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside D.C. on Friday.

“We have a generation of young people who think the government can just pay for everything and they have no understanding of how government works and … who we are, why we are and why this country has become such a great country,” he added. “You have kids in college who really think this is a bad country – trust me, I’ve been to India, this is a great country.”

Harrison, co-owner of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, told the audience that he would not have been able to overcome his battle with childhood epilepsy and succeed in any other country.

“I had to drop out of high school because I was so sick and I became very, very wealthy because I tried really hard. I failed a lot of times, but eventually I got it. There’s no other country in the world, I believe, I could have done that in. So this is a great country,” he said. “When they are argue that this country is terrible, ask them: What country do you think is so great then? Because you’re never going to be able to find a country like this. I don’t know how else to put it.”

Harrison was asked to suggest ways in which the values of the Founding Fathers can be instilled in today’s elected officials.

“Kill the liberals with logic. I mean, really, it’s just craziness. I can’t understand liberals. Their arguments are ridiculous,” he replied. “Just have a better argument – that’s all you need – truth against fiction usually works.”

Harrison argued that Founding Fathers did not intend for members of Congress to serve in office as a career.

“The one congressman from New York or wherever, 52 years he was a congressman. I’m just like, that’s not what the Founding Fathers planned on. It was you’re supposed to go to D.C., take care of a little business and go home and maybe one or two terms as a congressman,” he said. “It was basically do your civic duty for a little bit. It wasn’t a career.”

Harrison was asked if there is a historical figure who reminds him of President Trump.