Jim Cramer tells Glenn how to get rich carefully

Mad Money host Jim Cramer joined Glenn Beck on TV last night to talk about smart investments and his new book How To Get Rick Carefully.

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Read the transcript of the interview below:

Glenn: All right, I want to bring a longtime friend onto the program, Jim Cramer. He’s the host of CNBC’s Mad Money, author of a new book Get Rich Carefully. Jim, welcome to the program.

Jim: Glenn, great to see you. Thank you for support all the years.

Glenn: You pioneered a lot of stuff that I watch.

Jim: You took it to where we should all go.

Glenn: You have a new book, Get Rich Carefully, and I want to talk about you’ve got seven things. I put them up on the chalkboard, seven things. I’m not comfortable talking to you without pacing.

Jim: Yeah, I mean, what are we doing? Let’s get our hands dirty.

Glenn: You talk about getting rich. I am concerned that we have printed so much money that the stock market’s bogus. It doesn’t mean anything anymore.

Jim: You know, that’s why I’ve always told people, put some in gold, please. Put some in gold. I believe in it. I have some. It’s the antidote to the currency. And when people say, you know, when I say put some in gold, people think he’s a gold bug. I am a believer that gold will retain its value, and so therefore everyone should have a good percentage.

Glenn: Right. Nobody should put everything in anything.

Jim: No, but I think that that’s the antidote, because I think, look, our grandchildren are going to be looking at this deficit and saying why didn’t dad buy some gold?

Glenn: We have $17 trillion in debt. At some point we have $40 trillion in debt, and the only thing that’s going to be worth anything is an asset, which brings me to number seven on your list. What is this list?

Jim: Okay, these are the big themes that are going to last far more than let’s just say far more than next year or next five years, probably ten years. The one I’m most proud of is the one that is most…it is still hard to find people who believe with me we are in an oil and gas revolution in this country. Because of American technology, we have found oil where we thought there wasn’t any, and this is our chance for greatness. It’s our chance for more jobs. It’s actually our chance for ascendancy back.

Glenn: Yeah, it’s our chance of survival, because if we don’t take it out of the ground, we have $40 trillion in debt at some point. China or whoever else is just going to say you know what guys, pay up. You’ve got nothing, and they’ll just take it.

Jim: Our trade deficit which is something that’s hurt all our workers in this country, right? I don’t want to say it gets 100% cured because we still take a lot of product from countries that won’t buy our products. Those are products of bad trade deals that we’ve made, but oil and gas is something that, it’s tangible. It creates jobs. The Keystone pipeline would create more jobs than any one project, but most importantly Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Montana, Colorado, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, wherever there’s fracking, there’s jobs.

Glenn: Pennsylvania and Ohio, think of that, it’s dying. Upstate New York, Kodak is a ghost town. All of that stuff is a ghost town, and you drive through upstate New York, and it’s nothing but anti-fracking nonsense.

Jim: The southern tier is filled with natural gas. The southern tier is probably one of the highest unemployment areas in our country, and this state, unlike Pennsylvania, this state doesn’t understand those are actually good jobs, especially pipeline jobs. You know that’s high-paying jobs for people who may not have graduated college. Is that okay to help them? You can even get, you know, truck drivers, you’re making $90,000 a year in North Dakota. We just don’t have enough people there.

Glenn: Okay, come here and talk to me about some of these. Okay, so we have oil and gas. Let’s go stealth tech. What is stealth tech?

Jim: Okay, stealth tech, we have a lot of companies, we think about personal computers, really haven’t done that much. Where I’m saying the real technology is being done in companies like Colgate. Now, I know that sounds boring.

Glenn: The toothpaste people?

Jim: Yes, but we have taken back huge amounts of the emerging world with our own technology making the best toothpaste much cheaper. You know, we should not minimize this. These are scientists from our countries doing good things. The one that is my favorite is actually Under Armour.

Glenn: Hold on just a second. You’re actually telling me that toothpaste may be something that we’re turning the country around with?

Jim: No, but at least we’re taking back some jobs from some foreign companies.

Glenn: We’re down to toothpaste, America.

Jim: I want to celebrate some of our ingenuity.

Glenn: No, I appreciate that, but it’s sad. It’s toothpaste.

Jim: No, we’re just not as bad as we think we are. That’s how I like to feel about us.

Glenn: Okay, so Under Armour, because you’re saying stealth tech because I don’t think of Under Armour as technology.

Jim: Well, I mean because they develop product that keeps you cool when it’s hot and keeps you warm when it’s cold, and that’s this guy, Kevin Plank, who’s really a great American. People don’t talk enough about him. He calls himself the world’s sweatiest man when he comes on Mad Money. He just decided you know what, I have to infuse apparel with technology in order to be able to take on a Nike, which is also a great American company that has terrific technology.

Glenn: Okay let’s go to number three, make money work in the new frugal environment.

Jim: When my father and his parents got out of the Depression, they never spent again the way that they did before that, okay? We have come out of a horrendous recession, not strongly enough, but we’ve come out. Well, we turned more frugal. I shop at TJ Maxx, which is very good. I belong to Costco. I like to shop there. Yeah, I like to buy the store brand. You know, I would go to Rite Aid, and I buy everything that’s Rite Aid. I don’t need to buy the fancy stuff.

Glenn: You don’t need to buy something from Colgate?

Jim: Well, I mean, they have good technology, but –

Glenn: Okay.

Jim: But I just think that we’re smarter about shopping.

Glenn: And that’s because, I mean, do you buy into, I looked through your book, and I’m looking at the pages in the book and the charts. And I’m like I don’t understand any of those charts. But do you look at the charts, as a guy who doesn’t understand all that stuff, I look at bad news, bad news, bad news, stock market up, and say there’s something wrong. Do you buy into this crap?

Jim: I think that a lot of what happens with the stock market is about profits, and a lot of companies are able to make more money by firing people or moving jobs offshore.

Glenn: But at some point that’s bad.

JimL Well, for societally, unless you can be involved in the stock market, it’s definitely bad because how do a lot of our companies make money? Okay, well they close their factories here and then move them to Mexico. And we have this thing called NAFTA which is universally loved by everybody except for the people who lost their jobs, the millions, and that is the way that companies make more money. I mean look, you build more cars in Mexico, that means you build fewer cars here, okay? And we bring them up. We don’t charge you any tax on that, and that’s how those companies are making more money.

Glenn: Is there any industry that you’re, I mean, there’s so many, and you’ve got to read the book to understand all seven of these, but is there anything, is it number seven? Is there anything that you see on the horizon that you’re like that’s your answer for America?

Jim: I think that when you look at where the natural resources, you know, we are a strong natural resource country. Now we have an anti-fossil fuel government, Republican and Democrat, but you know what, all that means is we export the jobs to countries that pollute far more than we do. And do you think that pollution stays in China? I mean, I’ve seen that map. It’s like, you know, my kids know, it’s like a big, big world. If we are able to exploit our natural resources unfettered in a very smart and reliable way, much better than almost every other country, by the way, then we can become a stronger and a self-sufficient continent.

Glenn: I will tell you that we were just talking about it, and you just said continent. I was just telling you that we were talking beforehand. I never thought that I would hear somebody say you know, Canada has a great government. And then I would go yes, it does. Two places to live, Texas, Canada. The name of the book, Get Rich Carefully by Jim Cramer. Good to see you.

Jim: Thank you, Glenn. Thank you very much.

From the moment the 33-year-old Thomas Jefferson arrived at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1776, he was on the radical side. That caused John Adams to like him immediately. Then the Congress stuck Jefferson and Adams together on the five-man committee to write a formal statement justifying a break with Great Britain, and their mutual admiration society began.

Jefferson thought Adams should write the Declaration. But Adams protested, saying, “It can't come from me because I'm obnoxious and disliked." Adams reasoned that Jefferson was not obnoxious or disliked, therefore he should write it. Plus, he flattered Jefferson, by telling him he was a great writer. It was a master class in passing the buck.

So, over the next 17 days, Jefferson holed up in his room, applying his lawyer skills to the ideas of the Enlightenment. He borrowed freely from existing documents like the Virginia Declaration of Rights. He later wrote that “he was not striving for originality of principle or sentiment." Instead, he hoped his words served as “an expression of the American mind."

It's safe to say he achieved his goal.

The five-man committee changed about 25 percent of Jefferson's first draft of the Declaration before submitting it to Congress. Then, Congress altered about one-fifth of that draft. But most of the final Declaration's words are Jefferson's, including the most famous passage — the Preamble — which Congress left intact. The result is nothing less than America's mission statement, the words that ultimately bind the nation together. And words that we desperately need to rediscover because of our boiling partisan rage.

The Declaration is brilliant in structure and purpose. It was designed for multiple audiences: the King of Great Britain, the colonists, and the world. And it was designed for multiple purposes: rallying the troops, gaining foreign allies, and announcing the creation of a new country.

The Declaration is structured in five sections: the Introduction, Preamble, the Body composed of two parts, and the Conclusion. It's basically the most genius breakup letter ever written.

In the Introduction, step 1 is the notificationI think we need to break up. And to be fair, I feel I owe you an explanation...

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…

The Continental Congress felt they were entitled by “the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" to “dissolve the political bands," but they needed to prove the legitimacy of their cause. They were defying the world's most powerful nation and needed to motivate foreign allies to join the effort. So, they set their struggle within the entire “Course of human events." They're saying, this is no petty political spat — this is a major event in world history.

Step 2 is declaring what you believe in, your standardsHere's what I'm looking for in a healthy relationship...

This is the most famous part of the Declaration; the part school children recite — the Preamble:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That's as much as many Americans know of the Declaration. But the Preamble is the DNA of our nation, and it really needs to be taken as a whole:

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

The Preamble takes us through a logical progression: All men are created equal; God gives all humans certain inherent rights that cannot be denied; these include the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; to protect those rights, we have governments set up; but when a government fails to protect our inherent rights, people have the right to change or replace it.

Government is only there to protect the rights of mankind. They don't have any power unless we give it to them. That was an extraordinarily radical concept then and we're drifting away from it now.

The Preamble is the justification for revolution. But note how they don't mention Great Britain yet. And again, note how they frame it within a universal context. These are fundamental principles, not just squabbling between neighbors. These are the principles that make the Declaration just as relevant today. It's not just a dusty parchment that applied in 1776.

Step 3 is laying out your caseHere's why things didn't work out between us. It's not me, it's you...

This is Part 1 of the Body of the Declaration. It's the section where Jefferson gets to flex his lawyer muscles by listing 27 grievances against the British crown. This is the specific proof of their right to rebellion:

He has obstructed the administration of justice...

For imposing taxes on us without our consent...

For suspending our own legislatures...

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us...

Again, Congress presented these “causes which impel them to separation" in universal terms to appeal to an international audience. It's like they were saying, by joining our fight you'll be joining mankind's overall fight against tyranny.

Step 4 is demonstrating the actions you took I really tried to make this relationship work, and here's how...

This is Part 2 of the Body. It explains how the colonists attempted to plead their case directly to the British people, only to have the door slammed in their face:

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury...

They too have been deaf to the voice of justice... We must, therefore... hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

This basically wrapped up America's argument for independence — we haven't been treated justly, we tried to talk to you about it, but since you refuse to listen and things are only getting worse, we're done here.

Step 5 is stating your intent — So, I think it's best if we go our separate ways. And my decision is final...

This is the powerful Conclusion. If people know any part of the Declaration besides the Preamble, this is it:

...that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved...

They left no room for doubt. The relationship was over, and America was going to reboot, on its own, with all the rights of an independent nation.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The message was clear — this was no pitchfork mob. These were serious men who had carefully thought through the issues before taking action. They were putting everything on the line for this cause.

The Declaration of Independence is a landmark in the history of democracy because it was the first formal statement of a people announcing their right to choose their own government. That seems so obvious to us now, but in 1776 it was radical and unprecedented.

In 1825, Jefferson wrote that the purpose of the Declaration was “not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of… but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm… to justify ourselves in the independent stand we are compelled to take."

You're not going to do better than the Declaration of Independence. Sure, it worked as a means of breaking away from Great Britain, but its genius is that its principles of equality, inherent rights, and self-government work for all time — as long as we actually know and pursue those principles.

On June 7, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania State House, better known today as Independence Hall. Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced a motion calling for the colonies' independence. The “Lee Resolution" was short and sweet:

Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.

Intense debate followed, and the Congress voted 7 to 5 (with New York abstaining) to postpone a vote on Lee's Resolution. They called a recess for three weeks. In the meantime, the delegates felt they needed to explain what they were doing in writing. So, before the recess, they appointed a five-man committee to come up with a formal statement justifying a break with Great Britain. They appointed two men from New England — Roger Sherman and John Adams; two from the middle colonies — Robert Livingston and Benjamin Franklin; and one Southerner — Thomas Jefferson. The responsibility for writing what would become the Declaration of Independence fell to Jefferson.

In the rotunda of the National Archives building in Washington, D.C., there are three original documents on permanent display: the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. These are the three pillars of the United States, yet America barely seems to know them anymore. We need to get reacquainted — quickly.

In a letter to his friend John Adams in 1816, Jefferson wrote: “I like the dreams of the future, better than the history of the past."

America used to be a forward-looking nation of dreamers. We still are in spots, but the national attitude that we hear broadcast loudest across media is not looking toward the future with optimism and hope. In late 2017, a national poll found 59% of Americans think we are currently at the “lowest point in our nation's history that they can remember."

America spends far too much time looking to the past for blame and excuse. And let's be honest, even the Right is often more concerned with “owning the left" than helping point anyone toward the practical principles of the Declaration of Independence. America has clearly lost touch with who we are as a nation. We have a national identity crisis.

The Declaration of Independence is America's thesis statement, and without it America doesn't exist.

It is urgent that we get reacquainted with the Declaration of Independence because postmodernism would have us believe that we've evolved beyond the America of our founding documents, and thus they're irrelevant to the present and the future. But the Declaration of Independence is America's thesis statement, and without it America doesn't exist.

Today, much of the nation is so addicted to partisan indignation that "day-to-day" indignation isn't enough to feed the addiction. So, we're reaching into America's past to help us get our fix. In 2016, Democrats in the Louisiana state legislature tabled a bill that would have required fourth through sixth graders to recite the opening lines of the Declaration. They didn't table it because they thought it would be too difficult or too patriotic. They tabled it because the requirement would include the phrase “all men are created equal" and the progressives in the Louisiana legislature didn't want the children to have to recite a lie. Representative Barbara Norton said, “One thing that I do know is, all men are not created equal. When I think back in 1776, July the fourth, African Americans were slaves. And for you to bring a bill to request that our children will recite the Declaration, I think it's a little bit unfair to us. To ask our children to recite something that's not the truth. And for you to ask those children to repeat the Declaration stating that all men's are free. I think that's unfair."

Remarkable — an elected representative saying it wouldn't be fair for students to have to recite the Declaration because “all men are not created equal." Another Louisiana Democrat explained that the government born out of the Declaration “was used against races of people." I guess they missed that part in school where they might have learned that the same government later made slavery illegal and amended the Constitution to guarantee all men equal protection under the law. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were an admission of guilt by the nation regarding slavery, and an effort to right the wrongs.

Yet, the progressive logic goes something like this: many of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, including Thomas Jefferson who wrote it, owned slaves; slavery is evil; therefore, the Declaration of Independence is not valid because it was created by evil slave owners.

It's a sad reality that the left has a very hard time appreciating the universal merits of the Declaration of Independence because they're so hung up on the long-dead issue of slavery. And just to be clear — because people love to take things out of context — of course slavery was horrible. Yes, it is a total stain on our history. But defending the Declaration of Independence is not an effort to excuse any aspect of slavery.

Okay then, people might say, how could the Founders approve the phrase “All men are created equal," when many of them owned slaves? How did they miss that?

They didn't miss it. In fact, Thomas Jefferson included an anti-slavery passage in his first draft of the Declaration. The paragraph blasted King George for condoning slavery and preventing the American Colonies from passing legislation to ban slavery:

He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights to life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere... Determined to keep open a market where men should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce.

We don't say “execrable" that much anymore. It means, utterly detestable, abominable, abhorrent — basically very bad.

Jefferson was upset when Georgia and North Carolina threw up the biggest resistance to that paragraph. Ultimately, those two states twisted Congress' arm to delete the paragraph.

Still, how could a man calling the slave trade “execrable" be a slaveowner himself? No doubt about it, Jefferson was a flawed human being. He even had slaves from his estate in Virginia attending him while he was in Philadelphia, in the very apartment where he was writing the Declaration.

Many of the Southern Founders deeply believed in the principles of the Declaration yet couldn't bring themselves to upend the basis of their livelihood. By 1806, Virginia law made it more difficult for slave owners to free their slaves, especially if the owner had significant debts as Jefferson did.

At the same time, the Founders were not idiots. They understood the ramifications of signing on to the principles described so eloquently in the Declaration. They understood that logically, slavery would eventually have to be abolished in America because it was unjust, and the words they were committing to paper said as much. Remember, John Adams was on the committee of five that worked on the Declaration and he later said that the Revolution would never be complete until the slaves were free.

Also, the same generation that signed the Declaration started the process of abolition by banning the importation of slaves in 1807. Jefferson was President at the time and he urged Congress to pass the law.

America has an obvious road map that, as a nation, we're not consulting often enough.

The Declaration took a major step toward crippling the institution of slavery. It made the argument for the first time about the fundamental rights of all humans which completely undermined slavery. Planting the seeds to end slavery is not nearly commendable enough for leftist critics, but you can't discount the fact that the seeds were planted. It's like they started an expiration clock for slavery by approving the Declaration. Everything that happened almost a century later to end slavery, and then a century after that with the Civil Rights movement, flowed from the principles voiced in the Declaration.

Ironically for a movement that calls itself progressive, it is obsessed with retrying and judging the past over and over. Progressives consider this a better use of time than actually putting past abuses in the rearview and striving not to be defined by ancestral failures.

It can be very constructive to look to the past, but not when it's used to flog each other in the present. Examining history is useful in providing a road map for the future. And America has an obvious road map that, as a nation, we're not consulting often enough. But it's right there, the original, under glass. The ink is fading, but the words won't die — as long as we continue to discuss them.

'Good Morning Texas' gives exclusive preview of Mercury One museum

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Mercury One is holding a special exhibition over the 4th of July weekend, using hundreds of artifacts, documents and augmented reality experiences to showcase the history of slavery — including slavery today — and a path forward. Good Morning Texas reporter Paige McCoy Smith went through the exhibit for an exclusive preview with Mercury One's chief operating officer Michael Little on Tuesday.

Watch the video below to see the full preview.

Click here to purchase tickets to the museum (running from July 4 - 7).

Over the weekend, journalist Andy Ngo and several other apparent right-leaning people were brutally beaten by masked-gangs of Antifa protesters in Portland, Oregon. Short for "antifascist," Antifa claims to be fighting for social justice and tolerance — by forcibly and violently silencing anyone with opposing opinions. Ngo, who was kicked, punched, and sprayed with an unknown substance, is currently still in the hospital with a "brain bleed" as a result of the savage attack. Watch the video to get the details from Glenn.