By Ron Edwards
May 6, 2016
The United States of America used to be a nation where things got done. No matter what the challenge, everything from natural disasters to overcoming negative civic and political issues, the normal inclination was to start over and get it right. If something was working just fine, usually common sense dictated it was to be left alone, at least until a superior method of operation was developed.
Take the United States of America for example. She was founded upon superior values and principles. Some of which included the supreme right of sovereign individuals to live according to their own God or self-directed path. For the first time in human history, the United states was comprised of a set of economic principles and personal liberties that obliterated the worldwide concepts of government domination, or an equally abusive caste system. Those dominated by cradle to grave government or a monarchy simply existed from day to day and were under the strain of not having enough to eat. That was only one of many problems people suffered with no way out.
Venezuela is a nation that at one time was fairly prosperous and the citizenry usually had more than enough to eat. But in more recent years, cruel communist dictators with no respect toward individual rights have enacted brutal economic, property, religious, healthcare, agricultural, education and media controls brought that onetime prosperous to a screeching halt. In fact, Venezuela has not only been halted, but in actuality, she is hurtling backwards. People have been rioting in the streets, seeking the last vestiges of food supplies to raid do to abusive government induced starvation. Venezuela is a perfect text book case of what the United States should not be doing.
America the beautiful has been generally blessed with a system of market based economic principles that favored equal opportunity for those willing to work for it. Unfortunately, in more recent decades, the already difficult job of creating opportunities and benefiting for your labor has been hampered by brutal government intrusions via regulations. So now they make it impossible for America to win on the world economic stage.
Either purposely or through sheer ignorance, America’s course of direction has steadily drifted from a free market economy based upon reward for effort, into punishment for trying. At every turn, small business owners are treated by government like they are criminals for simply attempting to be successful. Many local and state governments throughout the union are horrendously hard on small business owners. They often enact unfairly high taxes or fees on everything from waste baskets, to needed equipment.
Even the big boys are being choked out of the American economy. Eaton Corporation of Cleveland recently announced a world headquarters more to Ireland. Carrier, the giant air conditioning manufacturer will soon leave business friendly Indiana and move to Mexico. The reason being, the highest corporate tax rate on earth and regulations that are much to oppressive.
The government goal of forcing equal results through redistribution of wealth and artificial increases in the minimum wage will continue to cause reductions in the number of entry level jobs. Unfortunately, those are most needed by both teenagers just starting out and lower skilled older adults. These efforts to fix what was not broken help drastically affected America. She evolved from being the world’s manufacturing floor and most innovative economy into an increasingly undesirable place to conduct business activities.
As a result of fixing what was not broken, America is now broken financially, morally, economically, militarily, educationally and racially. She can only be truly repaired now, by a concerted effort reestablish the enormously successful principles the Founding Fathers enacted long ago. They include a firm recognition of the unalienable God given rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness and or Property. There also has to be an immediate working plan to reduce the enormous economic and Constitution violating federal government.
For the good of the future of our republic and to truly fix America, now that she has been broken, the importance of real education must not be overlooked. What is taught to one generation dictates what direction the nation takes in the next. Our current broken state can be fixed with a genuine return to high quality education, critical thinking, and true American history.
Last but not least, America’s first president George Washington along with the majority of the Founding Fathers had an unyielding faith in the God who shed his grace upon the United States. They left warnings of the negative consequences we are witnessing today, if our republic turned away from the ways of God. However, I firmly believe that if America (We the People) wisely seeks God’s forgiveness and repent of her wayward ways, she will once again be the glorious shining city on a hill nation under God, Indivisible with Liberty and Justice for all.
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