Friday, August 21, 2009


You are one of two people today. It doesn't matter who you are; everybody falls into one of these two categories. You either make money BECAUSE of the free enterprise system, or IN the free enterprise system. If your making money IN the free enterprise system that means you work for somebody else. If you want to make money from it you have to be apart of it, which means you have to be a business owner. And that is what I am advocating to you today; become a business owner and take part in the free enterprise system.

Current news talks about government spending and the bailout package. Here is an acronym which describes my opinion about current events:

C itizens
R escue
A id
P ackage

And the acronym of course for that is CRAP. It is not the governments responsibility, duty, job, whatever, to give you money. It doesn't matter the circumstances or condition of the economy; a keynote principle we must all agree on is that the purpose of govenment is threefold:

1. Protect life
2. Protect liberty
3. Protect the PURSUIT of happiness

Find those who disagree with this and kindly redirect them to one of our nation's most prominent, founding documents, that is The Declaration of Independence. It states:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal (notice how it says CREATED equal and not GROW UP equal) and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. -That to secure these rights Governments are instituted among men (simply put, the purpose of government),..."

Many who disagree with my stance on this issue present the idea to me, "What are we to do with all the homeless people? The people who have no jobs? The people who have no healthcare? What are we supposed to do with them? Let them suffer?" And because they have "compassion" for these people they believe that government has the right to give people money, healthcare, jobs, etc. I disagree with that. Please do not mistake my heart; I believe in giving to people who are less fortunate, absolutely! However, the government does not have the right to do that nor is it their duty! And here's the kicker, ready?

If you truly care for those who are less fortunate and believe in offering a hand up to them then you wouldn't want to just give them money. And the plaque hanging in my 7th grade classroom answers the reason why:

"Give me a fish and I will eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I will eat for the rest of my life."

You see, if you truly want to give people the best opportunity for having everything in life you can't just give them fish, you must teach them! For those of you reading this and wondering exactly how to teach people to fish the answer lies simply in the Free Enterprise system. Teaching someone to go into business for themselves teaches them to take personal responsibility for their lives and takes one less load of government's back.

In your humble service,

Silence Dogood

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