Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Our Economic Choice is Clear – US or the World

We’ve reached an economic crossroads: there are two paths we can take. One, the path we’re on now, the one endorsed by well meaning but economically ignorant globalists, is doomed to fail. We’ve gone down this path far enough to see what it holds for us: a drastic reduction in our standard of living and the surrender of our values.

The other path is one that has been tried, proven to work, and is currently being dismantled by Progressives from both parties.

America, we have a choice to make. We can either go where the rest of the world wants us to go, or we can strike out on our own. We must choose wisely, for our future is at stake as never before.

There can be no doubt that the path we’re currently on cannot be sustained. The last four years of Progressive control of Washington have given us historic levels of national debt, rising prices for everything through careless manipulation of our money supply, and needless restrictions on capitalism that have resulted in the largest peacetime downturn in our economy in almost one hundred years.

America is just starting to awaken to the dangers of Progressivism. Their agenda is one of stagnation and decline, crafted to exact revenge on the most productive country in the world, all in the name of “fairness.”

And we brought this misfortune upon ourselves. Even when Barack Obama outlined his vision for America, we elected him anyway, despite statements such as this:

We can't drive our SUVs and, you know, eat as much as we want and keep our homes on, you know, 72 degrees at all times, whether we're living in the desert or we're living in the tundra and then just expect every other country is going to say OK, you know, you guys go ahead keep on using 25 percent of the world's energy, even though you only account for 3 percent of the population, and we'll be fine. Don't worry about us. That's not leadership.
Answer this simple question, Mr. President: why not? Why shouldn’t we set our thermostats at a comfortable temperature? Why can’t we drive what we want? And why shouldn’t we be able to eat as much as we want?

Why do you want Americans to have less of anything, Mr. President?

I know I’ll be waiting a long time, because there is no good answer. There is no reason for us to have to do any of those things. Yet this is what passes for progress to Progressives.

And this is what the rest of the world wants for us also. Less.

Less freedom. Less control. Less money.

Is that what you want?

Or would you rather have more? More freedom, control and money? We can have it, but we must start now. We start by informing our representatives in Washington that we will no longer go down the path that the rest of the world wants for us. We will go our own way. We will turn inwards and begin to renew the American values of creativity, merit, reward, and excellence.

We will start to provide for ourselves and, in the process, show the rest of the world how it’s done.

We’ll unlock the rich natural bounty that our Creator has given us. We will use the land as we were intended to do. We will grow our own food, and trade the surplus. We’ll make our own vehicles, our own computers, our own dishwashers and everything else we need.

America can become self-sufficient first, and then produce more for trade with other countries. We must not become dependent upon any other country for our needs.

This global economy has already shown how vulnerable we are to natural disasters in faraway countries. The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan idled assembly lines here at home. There is no reason to expose us to that kind of disruption. If we were making our parts here, there would be far less chance that we would experience disruptions in our supply chain. Transportation costs would be lower due to the reduced distance parts must travel. The quality of our products would increase as well.

There are many advantages to becoming self-sufficient. As we are seeing, the rest of the world has a long way to go to catch up with us. We cannot wait for them. To do so would be to stifle our economy for no reason. We can and should be providing for our own needs and creating our own wealth.

If we choose to continue down our current path, we will diminish our nation.

That should be enough reason to choose our own way.

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