We reject capitalism because we don't understand it, so we accept socialism because we don't understand it either.
We holler we want our country back. But, from whom are we taking it and to where are we taking it back to? Through studying history we can learn what system works and which one doesn't which can help us choose our next president. Do you want to restore America or change America? Do you want a president to change the Constitution or protect the Constitution? Would you know if he were protecting it or not? Seems like through time we have forgotten what freedom was.
"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom",
A teenager was overheard asking his father questions at a Motor Vehicle Department.
Son, "How much does free enterprise cost?"
Father, "How much does free cost?"
Son, "Can't we get around the paying for permits, licenses, restrictions and taxes in able to free enterprise?"
Father, "Nope! Enterprise isn't free."
Son, "Then what's this free thing? What does enterprise mean anyway? Isn't capitalism the same as free enterprise?" His father didn't answer.
Seems like through the lack of schooling, we don't understand the Constitution so a survey was taken to see if that was true:
What Is Capitalism? /What Is Free Enterprise?
- A Mom - A trade of goods and services. /The freedom to buy and sell.
- 19 year old - Changing small letters to large ones (ha ha). Or the making of government /Same as Mom said
- It's a money thing. Capitol means money.They call Americans capitalist pigs. /The freedom to have a business
- to make money /To be able to go into business
- Freedom to make your own money/ Freedom to run your own business
- 13 year old - Don't know /Don't know
- Don't know /Free agency
- Don't have a clue /Being able to make money
- Dictators taking away from others. To stop progress. /The freedom to go do anything without rules
- A school teacher, No restraint over making a dollar /No government control over business
We may not all describe it the same but we know we have it. Every one tells us we do. That's why everyone is emigrating here for isn't it?
But, is this what our forefathers fought for? So that someone could have a business? And what about this Capitalism that no one wants? Why did our founding fathers sacrifice life and all, for us to have it? And drew up a constitution to ensure it? Why has emigrants flocked to the USA for years to have it?
In asking several Asian emigrants why they came here the answer was for work and welfare. What did that have to do with free enterprise and capitalism? They didn't know what that was. Inquiring why they didn't go to China for jobs and welfare they seemed unaware that most of our job opportunities had gone there with our businesses. And in China everyone is on welfare. They labor not for money but for food , housing, health care, and schooling. Guess it doesn't matter what free enterprise and capitalism is, just so long as we have it. Or do we?
Webster's mead pocket dictionary answer:
Free: Not restricted, spontaneous, without cost or regulations. Enterprise: Venture, undertaking.
Seems like free enterprise is not only for business men but for every one. Venture means to go; labor; or do business. Sounds like freedom for everyone. Webster's mead pocket dictionary answer for capitalism: private ownership of property. To have privacy of belongings, a place, or holdings.
Checking back on our quiz we can see who had the correct answer. Changing small letters to large ones, maybe the closest answer to capitalism. The meaning of capitalism was changed to mean the opposite so no one would really want it.
Now that we know what it means we can capitalize and free enterprise again, which means to adventure without the government knowing about it. Or would we dare? That would mean no more paying taxes, I could drive without buying a license. Or, have a business without buying permission. Or, mine, fish, camp, or buy and sell without buying a license. Then what are taxes, licenses and permits and regulations for? Why is capitalism a thing of the past? Without buying enterprise how were public servants paid? How was enterprise kept free? And doesn't the IRS invade capitalism? Doesn't the government infringe upon all of ones privacy through IRS? And what about welfare and credit infringing on your privacy?
Another survey was taken on who is the the government?. The answers follow. "The President", "The Governor", "The United States", Those that enjoyed life in the 50's all said "We the people". The answer lies in the Preamble of the Constitution of the United States:
Constitution of the United States : Preamble
We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The Constitution is the law public servants are obligated to obey. Civil laws is for ordinary citizens to obey. Under the Constitution, if we don't like who is in office we can vote him out. And we vote for all our laws. No other country can do that. In spite of who is running our country or how, it's being ran the way we allow it.
As a founding father of our great nation explained it:
"There is in the nature of government an impatience of control that disposes those invested with power to look with an evil eye upon all external attempts to restrain or direct its operations. This has its origin in the love of power. Representatives of the people are not superior to the people themselves." Alexander Hamilton - Federalist Papers, 1787.
It's been noted that the legal refugees know more about USA democracy than American natives do. Emigrants coming for freedom have to study the constitution and other such documents. While natives are searching for freedom, legal refugees may have found it. Freedom comes with knowledge.The Constitution protects freedom if one knows how to use it. By learning about great documents one can defend his freedom to prosper and understand the magnitude of his power and invite refugees to share it with him. One can't help but know that it was inspired by God to defend free enterprise and capitalism through studding American history.
Are we proud? For the fleeing emergent we cast our eyes upon the golden shore, as the Statue of Liberty holds up its torch to light their way into the only free country, America!