Two of my favorite world leaders, Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan were true statesmen. They were honest and both perceived the greatness of the human spirit and decried any form of governmental control that subdued that spirit. Both clearly decried the dangers of a socialist type government. Churchill famously stated “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. It’s inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
Reagan understood clearly governments innate ability to screw up almost everything it tried to manage when he said: “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases. “If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. If it stops moving subsidize it.”
Americans will soon be faced with the choice of electing a president who will either stop the advance of socialism or a president who will continue to feed the monster of government by spending as if there were no tomorrow. Liberal policies that breed dependance on the government have done nothing historically speaking but create citizens bereft of the pioneer spirit that made America the greatest country in the world. America is the standard of freedom and ingenuity in the world for two reasons. The light of democracy represented by the flame held high by the statue of liberty, and the grinding wheels of capitalism driven by the indomitable American spirit and its desire for personal achievement. Increased intrusion of government into the lives of the citizenry do nothing but dim the flame of democracy and clog the wheels of capitalism.
Give me a statesman (woman) who will stop the transformation of America into a bastion of dependency and return it to the cradle of hope for the “teeming masses yearning to be free.”
One thing I know. Such a statesman will never be found in the ranks of liberalism.
The great divider has one again succumbed to the beating of the racist drum carried by Sharpton, Jealous, Holder, Jackson and the liberal media, and has driven the wedge of division even deeper into the fabric of our great nation. In 2001 Jim Collins released his best selling book “Good to Great.” Collins describes what took companies like Walgrens Drug Stores from mediocrity to greatness. The banner concept in their evolution was that they looked inside the company and identified what was wrong. As Collins calls it, they faced the “Brutal Facts.” The fallacy of the race hustler movement is the misdirection of its voices. None of these criers want to admit to the real issues that afflict the black community. Booker T. Washing ton wrote in 1911; “There is a class of who make it a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the negro race before the public, having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs, partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the negro to leave his grievances because they do not want to lose their jobs.
Booker T. Washington was a master at changing attitudes of whites toward blacks because he worked with whites who were sympathetic to the black plight.
Martin Luther was a pragmatist who faced the brutal facts. He told a congregation in 1961: “Do you know that Negroes are 10 percent of the population in St Louis and are responsible for 58% of its crime.? We’ve got to face that! And we’ve go to do something about our moral standards. We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world too. We can’t keep on blaming the white man. There are things we must do for ourselves.”
I call upon Americas leaders, black, white, brown or yellow to be real leaders. Stop the division! Return America to the core values that made in a land of opportunity to all.