It is not news that the
economy and job market are in the toilet. United States
What is the solution to the economic problems in the
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More importantly, what is the solution to our own personal economic tragedies?
If we look back into our hallowed history, we can find the solution to today’s problems.
Americans have always been a breed apart, if you will, a uniquely adaptable, yet fiercely independent people.
Our mindset is different now, just as it was different from the status quo in
Europe in 1620. It is just not conceivable to the average American that we are not endowed by our Creator to the right to freedom and the pursuit of our lives without dictation from a civil body.
The Pilgrims were the original non conformists, inspired by common beliefs promoted by Richard Clyfton, a Brownish Parson near Nottinghamshire
They wanted a separation from the Church of England and to be granted the right of independent worship.
The Puritans were willing to maintain their connection to the Church of England, but with concessions to some of their core beliefs.
Of course, the law maintained that you would go the Church of England and like it or face fines and / or prison time.
This forced attendance was the catalyst of the Pilgrims first migration to tolerant
However, in an effort to maintain their cultural identity, the Pilgrims arranged with investors to fund the trip to The New World.
These original Americans were looking for independent worship and opportunity for wealth. They were here to arrange profit for their investors and prosperity from the work of their hands.
The colony at
was established in community agriculture. It grew to include independent craftsmen, farmers and merchants. Plymouth
The movement for independence from
grew from an unwillingness to be governed by a body that did not represent or understand the culture in the Colonies. England
The same independent spirit was displayed in the mass immigration into
Ellis Island from 1892 to 1924.
The difference in this migration was that the country was established.
The infrastructure and country were in place. Immigrants had heard of the land of milk and honey. They only had to find a job and become wealthy.
The only obstacle to this was the prejudices of the people.
“No Irish need apply,” et al, was the feeling of the day. Those established did not wish to hire or share with the newly arrived.
So, how did the newly arrived survive?
No one was willing to hire them. Some needed to learn English, but it was a lack of available jobs.
What was to be the solution?
These immigrants were not babes in woods. They had come to the
with skills. United States
Small family businesses sprang up like fruit of the dragon’s teeth. Mom, Pop and the kids set out to earn a living and raise a strong family on their own. The attitude was you don’t have to give us anything. We are willing to make our own way, even if it is hard.
This was the rebirth of the American spirit.
This movement lasted until the 1960’s were all establishment came into question.
2013 is time for a rebirth of the American spirit.
The same problem that plagued the
Ellis Island immigrants is the one we have today, a lack of available jobs and opportunities.
We were never much for rules. We never held with another telling us what to do with our own lives.
To paraphrase a conversation from a leading conservative radio show call in listener,
“I will not be held back by all the new laws or the bad economy. I will just put my head down and work hard. I will succeed, in spite of the times.”
That, my friend, is the road we need to travel.
The solution to our employment woes is to invent the better mouse trap.
To avoid the employee labor and healthcare laws, we have to find a way to do the labor with our own two hands.
We have to provide services and products that come from within the
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If we provide a necessary service, we are paid. If we are paid, we can afford to live and make purchase to drive the economy.
If the government pulls our dollar down, we will have to find another way to fund our enterprise. There is no law against barter, or trading gold and silver.
Our economy is driven by the people’s ability to buy and sell.
It is time for the everyday American with standards to remember from whence we came.
We are descendants of the free thinkers from four hundred years ago. We are the bold risk takers of the turn of the century.
Like the phoenix, we are going to rise from the ashes of this crisis, if we are willing to work hard and do it ourselves.
Actions of our elected officials are proving that their agenda is not really in our best interests. Both sides of the aisles are equally responsible for
’s decline. America
If you are an American that would prefer to be chattel to a civil entity, these words are not for you.
If you feel that you can trust the government for your care, good luck to you.
Dig down deep and shelter that spark of liberty that runs in the blood of the American.
The Pilgrims were unafraid of hard work and risk, let us not be afraid either.