Monday, July 16, 2012

Did you build a business? NO YOU DIDN'T, we built a business.

I am utterly appalled by the most recent comments by our President.  

"if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.  You didn’t get there on your own.... If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.  There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.  Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive.  Somebody invested in roads and bridges.  If you’ve got a business. you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.  The Internet didn’t get invented on its own.  Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.... The point is, is that when we succeed..."

Our President is going around the country telling Americans, the young, the students, the aspiring future leaders, everyone, that you can not pull yourself up from your boot straps, that only with the help of government subsidy is it possible to succeed.  That message is completely and utterly wrong in my opinion.  I don't think government roads, schools and utilities make it possible for industrious individuals to succeed.  Roads do not lead to motivation and the Internet does not lead to inspiration, they are simply amenities.  Sure people worked hard to build those roads, but taxes paid for them. 

The Government produces nothing!!! They take money from producers and use it to provide work and services.  Roads can be built by anyone, children can be educated by means other than government schools and most of the time technological advancements come from the private sector.  It is false to think that collectivist ideals are the only way to succeed in life.  I'm willing to admit that sometimes people achieve great things when they work together, but that does not mean that people are unable to achieve great things on their own.  It does not take a village, despite what you might have read or have been told by your leftist social engineering.

If our country is ever going to return to greatness, we need return to our roots.  We need to instill the ideas of individual greatness and achievement.  Everyone DOES NOT receive a trophy, only the winners do.  No society to date, has ever achieved what the United States has been able to achieve, though collectivism.  Once we learn that lesson, there is no end to what we can accomplish.



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1 comment:

  1. Greatness and success lies within each of us. We must have the FREEDOM to step and reach for our dreams. There is POWER and STRENGTH that comes to the inner self when you apply yourself to a dream, you nuture that dream, you drop blood and sweat into that dream and grow it into a business. This is what we've called the American dream. It isn't dead, but the democratic party wants YOU to believe it is. When your hopes and dreams die up you'll come running to the government for help. The truth is...the real truth is... that in each of us lies the seed for greatness, for happiness, for reaching our dreams. We just need the government to leave us alone, and let us Soar.