What happened in this country? Why is it that when we buy toys for our children , or a lamp for our den , or any number of items for our everyday life , that item is most likely manufactured in a foreign country? Even my Ford pick-up that was assembled in America is made up of parts manufactured in Mexico.
What happened to the old motto of “buy American” ? When did we stop taking pride in our own country. When did we give up our own national interest for the sake of price or convenience ?
This nation was once a nation of producers, a nation of achievers , a nation that sent men to the moon. We were a nation of innovators and builders and dreamers who believed that if it could be dreamed then it could be achieved.
There was nothing that this nation couldn’t do, we manufactured steel, and we turned that steel into the things we wanted right here in this country. We had the natural resources and the ability to build ships and airplanes and cars . We had the technology to build TVs and radios and telephones, refrigerators , and toys.
We were once able to produce enough food for not only our own needs but also enough to sell to other countries.
So what happened? Did we run out of the natural resources ? NO! Did our citizens lose the ability to dream ? MAYBE!
No , I believe that what has happened in this country is due to our government’s continuing efforts to regulate very aspect of not only our industries but every aspect of our personal lives.
Due to regulations placed on our manufacturers , companies continue to move to other countries. If the companies are somewhere else then the dreamers will be somewhere else also, so that they have the means to bring their dreams to fruition.
Our government has made this nation a hostile work place for those who wish only to achieve their dreams of what used to be known as the American dream, to be successful. That dream can no longer be achieved due to the amount of taxes and regulations placed on the individual.
When you add in the government supported unions ,it is no wonder that manufacturers are leaving in droves.
When you add in the fact that the government attempts to supply and control all of the people’s wants and needs , it is no wonder that we have become for the most part a lazy complacent people.
Why should we bother to dream when we have a government that tells us what is needed? Why should we invent when we will be told that our invention does not fit the plan of the government? Why should we build if we will be punished for building? Why should we achieve success only to have it stolen at the point of a gun and under the threat of imprisonment and to be told that it is necessary for the good of the many?
If this is what our government wants then maybe we should all just give in. Maybe we should all just quit our jobs and apply for unemployment and welfare and government run health care. Maybe we should refuse to produce so much as a match stick.
Then let us see how long our new socialist government can survive, how long would it be before they were marching us at gun point to work camps ?
It is because we willingly place our heads into the yokes of the carts that the government is able to drive us here and there in any direction they choose.It is because we cling to the illusion of freedom that the government is able to enslave us under the taskmaster’s whip of a punitive tax code. It is because we believe that because we elect our dictators that they must answer to us .
We have been too long blind to the fact that we are no longer free, that we turned over our freedom of choice when we decided it was easier to allow the government to make our decisions for us. When we allow the government to decide what type of car we will drive. What kind of light bulb we will use. What we will heat our homes with. What type of food we will eat. Where we will buy our health care or even if we wish to buy health care.
In some nations throughout history the freedoms of people were taken violently. But here in the United States we have given our freedom away due to being fat, lazy and disinterested . We are no better than the veal calf that is kept in a four by three pen. That calf has no concerns for freedom because it is fed and watered. And when the time comes for the calf to be slaughtered it merely stands there looking up expecting nothing more than another helping of feed from the nice man who has fed it for the few months of it’s life , and when it’s throat is slit , that calf is shocked . That is what the people who stand in some government line waiting for their hand out that they have always gotten will experience the day the government can no longer deliver on the promise.