Come Back to Our 'Can Do' Attitude
I am concerned that we are becoming a country of government control, a people of growing dependency on government. In short, a socialist country.
In a YouTube video, Hungarian immigrant Thomas Peterffy says, “I grew up in a socialist country and I have seen what that does to people. There is no hope, no freedom, no pride in achievement. The nation became poorer and poorer, and that’s what I see happening here.
“America’s wealth comes from the efforts of people striving for success. Take away their incentive with bad-mouthing success and you take away the wealth that helps us take care of the needy. Yes, in socialism the rich will be poorer. But the poor will also be poorer.”
Peterffy became a very successful businessman, with a seat on the American Stock Exchange. Please watch and consider the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnX7TNFIELg. Voters who want to help the poor, please consider this.
The “can do” attitude of Americans resulted in our becoming the strongest, most economically successful country in the world. We are losing our position in the world because we fail to encourage self-sufficiency.
Let’s encourage people everywhere to rely more on themselves more, and less on government.
Adelle (Dee) Park
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