Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Free Enterprise, the Foundation of real Hope and Change

"The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting all working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds. Nor should this lead us to a war on property, or the owners of property. Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise."
Abraham Lincoln
Capitalists who invested their hard-earned money at a risk of loss, in order to better their future are the foundation of our nation's greatness. The middle class was built by small business owners, some of whom became large business owners, who had vision and insight to look into the future and risk everything on their dreams.
This is the problem with government-run health care. It assumes a government right to interfere in people's pursuits and usurp people's property. These rights are not trivial, they are foundational to an independent people. Throughout history, when people gave up these rights, they lost their freedoms. An reform of healthcare, therefore, needs to emphasize private industry, personal choice, and respect for private profit-making.
"Free enterprise has done more to reduce poverty than all the government programs dreamed up by Democrats."
Ronald Wilson Reagan

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