The Virtual Vitamin

A Daily Dose of Insight and Common Sense

Re-discovering America

America is now defining its future.  The nation is reaching self-actualization and the debate continues as to who we want to be.  The crossroads have never been this strongly defined.  Is government the solution or part of the problem?  Do we believe in the sovereignty of the United States or in global governance?  Do we believe in state sovereignty or relinquishing authority to the federal level?  Do we respect and value the individual or only the collective?  Are we a nation of laws?  Is justice blind?  Are all men created equal?  Do we believe in the free market system?  Do we stop passing debt to the next generation?  Do we expect value in our currency?  Do we believe the people are better stewards than the government?  Should success be based on merit?  Do we believe in personal responsibility or expanding entitlements?  Do we believe in freedom of the press?  Freedom to worship?  Should we have citizen legislators or a ruling class of elites?  Do we follow the pioneering American spirit?  Do we continue to take the road less traveled?  — We know where the Left one leads.

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November 6, 2010 Posted by | on Economics, on Government, on Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Power of Stuff

Having an economy based on consumption, funded by debt, and promoted by entitlements has turned this industrialized nation into one without industry.  The trade deficit is a manufacturing deficit, a debt of production.  America no longer makes anything, an exaggeration, of course, but one of proportional truth.  Public sector jobs now surpass production.  Service jobs exponentially out number manufacturing.  (Remember: every public sector job is a service job.)   While some services are a necessity, the spoiled “serve me” attitude will cause our success to lead to our failure.  We have taken the tangible for granted, placed value on the unnecessary, and forgotten how blessed we are as a nation.  The foundation of our economy has been chipped away by labor unions, shaken by government meddling, and demonized by an ungrateful workforce.  A quick lesson for those who demand that corporations, manufacturers, and small businesses act in good faith:  If you want a friend, be one — or jobs may become our only export.

November 5, 2010 Posted by | on Economics, on Government, on Society | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment