We Must Change Our Course
We must not fail or refuse to produce serious corrections in the direction of our American economy. If we shun our duties and responsibilities, we will be shamefully leaving a tremendous amount of debt and needless heartache on the backs of our children and grandchildren. Our children will be inheriting far less of a land of opportunity and freedom if we ignore our current responsibilities in getting
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We must step up to the plate and fix the problems we allowed to take place on our watch before conditions worsen. We must hold individuals accountable that have thwarted and maimed our Constitution, Bill of Rights, our American Standard and way of life.
We can regain control and manage our complexities simply by working together for our common goals and interests. Teamwork works. If we want to make our current obstacles enormous and mind-boggling, that is exactly what they will become. It is essential to keep everything in proper perspective. It is imperative that we work together as one. Overcoming our challenges will not be a walk in the park, but they will most certainly be more tolerable to manage and easier to mend when we are doing it together as communities, as states and as a nation – as one.
The baby boomer generation is entering into their retirement years. Most American families are having one or two children compared to as in the past. There is no way our children will be able to handle our failure to give them a debt free environment considering all the variations that are currently stacked against us and them.
The expenses of Social Security, Medicare and various other forms of assistance and expenses due to our coming huge influx of retired people alone will be more than our children and grandchildren will be able to reasonably manage. The present reserves and securities are not enough to handle this influx, especially with people living longer lives and the medical complications that are coming with it. Medical complications that used to be associated with old age are beginning to occur among our teenagers.
Live With Less
Many baby boomers will have to retire with less. Our elderly people are already feeling the severe crunch that is taking place. These predicaments are stewing up a horrible financial condition in our country – the ripple effects will not be pleasant if we fail to take immediate action to prevent the overwhelming expenses that are already surmounting to critical levels.
It Was Not Me, It Was The Other Person
Anyone can bury their head in the sand and ignore all that is taking place. A personal disclaimer will not make our problems go away. Denial does not represent the love and respect due to our younger generations. Accountability and responsibility are what we need to take serious hold of. We must absolutely straighten out the messes we allowed ourselves to get into instead of pawning them off on our children.
I pray to God that we have not become so unattached as a people that we fail to cure the economic conditions we allowed within our shores. I hope we have not lost the American Spirit and let our current conditions worsen. We know our current conditions are not going to heal themselves or magically go away. There is still a window of opportunity where we can ward off a lot of heartache and misery by working together if we respond now. Neither of us wants to see the consequences procrastination will bring about in delaying what must be immediately started.
No doubt we both want a clear conscience when it comes to doing everything we can as American citizens to prevent such conditions from going any further. This is our responsibility; but honestly, how responsible are we in leaving our nation in the condition it is in to our children and grandchildren that we say we love so dearly?
It Is Imperative That We Live Within Our Financial Means
We Must Support Our Own Economy
It is absolutely necessary to balance our trade deficit. This is no longer negotiable. We simply cannot afford any more deficits.
The politicians are the ones responsible for setting up this absurd “free trade” in the manner in which they did. We citizens of this nation are responsible for the out-of-control trade deficit. Two wrongs made two wrongs.
Now We Have To Pay The Cost For Our Temporal Decisions
We Must Be Realistic As A People
And Adjust Our Means Of Commerce And Spending
To Accommodate Our Economical Necessities And Strength
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· Stateside suppliers cannot compete with third world economies.
· The foreign competition is becoming too great in certain industries. An increasing number of foreign and some stateside businesses doing business in
· We, as a people can not procrastinate or take the lackadaisical approach to the problems we allowed to occur during our watch.
9-11 occurred. It brought about extremely huge heartaches that no one should have to endure. Thankfully the American Spirit triumphed in that we came together as a nation to heal. By coming together we were more able to handle the terribly enormous and various expenses that followed: the loss of lives; the attack on our freedom; a worsening economic condition. Each one of us suffered in different ways from that fatal calamity. We were not ready for it.
Reports have surfaced since 9-11. Statements have been made that individuals within our government were warned that such catastrophes were coming but said nothing and did nothing! Similar circumstances have finally surfaced about reports that were made before the tragedy of
Our politicians, top leading bureaucrats and various other governmental agencies have been severely letting us down in many areas of American life. They have sidestepped their assigned duties for the purpose of fulfilling self interests:
These points of concern and more are left with no reasonable excuse, explanation or justification, but rather have been acts of irresponsibility, negligence and insensitive impudence.
The Blessing Of Freedom
Freedom is one of the weightiest and most sobering responsibilities ever given to the human race.
The freedom many people seem to be choosing to devalue or forfeit so easily has cost the blood, limbs and lives of countless souls over the years. We can not and must not pawn off freedom for an obscure form of security that is not based on genuine safety, but will actually make us more vulnerable as individuals and as a nation.
We must demand full disclosures of the policies politicians are forcing upon us, written in laymen’s terms, so we can see exactly what they are trying to shove down
A form of security has never been a safe, wise or lucrative alternative to freedom and independence. The people always lose. History has recorded never ending proofs in this matter.
The unity of security and freedom can exist beautifully together when we work collectively for our common goals and interests. The people of our nation proved for over 200 years that harmony between freedom and security can greatly flourish and provide the best way of life.
Enough Is Enough
There are heinous atrocities and horrible abuses individuals and societies are forced to endure throughout the world because of the actions of cruel tyrannical rule. No one in their right mind would find pleasure in killing another human soul. Individuals and societies continue to suffer needlessly because of individuals that prize the opportunities of control, power and money, more than they do the lives of their fellow citizens.
It is truly sad in this new millennium that governments are not doing everything they possibly can for the best interests of their people. It is repulsive that certain leaders and organizations call themselves civilized and humane considering the horrible abuses, mayhem, slaughter and butchery they commit against their own people and their neighbors.
Live And Act upon Genuine Principles And Sound Moral Standards
There are times when we must defend ourselves and our neighbors:
We Have What It Takes
We Americans certainly have what it takes to be victorious. Through the years, we have been reinventing our business structure time and again. This time is no different when one truly considers the genius of the American Spirit.
The Only Limitations Are The Ones We Place Upon Ourselves
There are tremendous business ideas waiting to be imagined and embarked upon. These ideas can channel new sources of good paying jobs. This can in turn initiate incredible modes of valuable trade opportunities. There are endless streams of personal growth possibilities waiting to be obtained by anyone that is willing to enhance the quality of the lives of those around them.
It is time to fully embrace the passion and drive that wants to flourish inside each and every one of us. All it takes is getting our minds back to a productive, imaginative, artistic, resourceful and inventive mindset, attitude and outlook. We must get rid of needless, cumbersome, unsubstantiated red tape that is hindering us from excelling to outstanding, unparalleled and superior growth levels.
These are not provisions that can be looked upon as secondary. These are areas that deal with our health, life, breath and our continued existence. These are areas our children are counting and trusting we will assure them with the highest quality and affordable sustained availability.
These are nonnegotiable necessities that we cannot overlook in any way. Breakthroughs in these areas will significantly rebuild our economy, lives and peace of mind. By rebuilding our industries, finding alternatives to war and excelling in innovation and thrift we can become debt free for generations to come as long as our politicians serve us and not themselves.
As a people, we need to get back to being real neighbors; watching out for each other and being there in times of necessity. We need to be totally responsible for our own actions and take charge of our own lives instead of expecting to be taken care of by a government or corporation. We must think for ourselves. We must stop biting into manipulative, cunning and skilled sales gimmicks, deceptively crafted and misleading marketing strategies and outright lies.
We must return a social environment that greatly welcomes individual growth; that highly encourages each of us to expand our every horizon and reach for stars we once thought were beyond our scope or reach. By coming together for our common goals and interests we can greatly flourish and far exceed any level our nation has yet realized.