Give me a minute while I pile all the material, tools I need together in one place in order to build this passage. Often in times like these where opportunity, a way of life or even a country’s promise is misunderstood by people who cannot discern the truth from the background noise. Sustained success (flip the coin and adversity is present) means using your tools (mind and body) in an orderly fashion with proper levels of effort to reach prosperity. Success is not achieved by echoing known phrases like ‘the streets of America are lined with gold for all who simply live in America’. Naïve is misplaced here. The word should be snookered or bamboozled. America, like any industrialized country, offers a path to success, but it is the government that sets the conditions for that success!
Why don’t you take a look at China and see what happens when you let factories or processing plants burn chemicals and fossil fuels without restraint. I like to use an example from my home. I buy a great tasting bottle of orange juice and take a glass. My children pour a cup of refreshing orange juice and return it to the fridge. Later I decide on reheating leftover chicken and I notice the orange juice is ¾ empty. Surely I say to myself the children know I should have the last sip. Of course, you know the story all too well. I find the empty bottle in the trash because my children just take without a thought of Dad’s parched throat desperate for a taste of cold orange juice. Common sense tells me that human beings running a company will ravage all natural resources in pursuit of profit if not restrained by government.
The relentless pursuit of profit should and must be balanced by government to the greater good of all citizens. We need to elect leaders that are thoughtful and orderly. We don’t need to elect leaders who will throw the keys to a teenager (a 16 year old is just like a billionaire who wants what he wants and nobody can tell him driving is dangerous) and tell him to learn how to drive on his own. Yeah, you kind of need to supervise him!