There is more than ample reason for Americans to lack confidence in the future. God knows that I have laid out on these pages plenty of reasons to be depressed about the future. Even so, I have always believed that there is power in thinking positively.
What made America great has been systematically destroyed by the big government elitist of both our political parties in partnership with the banking elites who control our monetary policy. Our country, like many others today, is bankrupt; economically, philosophically and morally.
So, what can be done to give Americans reason to believe that the future will get better? In my humble opinion, our would be leaders could start by telling the American people the truth loudly and clearly. The truth is there is nothing wrong with America, but there is a whole lot wrong with America’s government. The truth is that America’s government has evolved over the last many decades into something that is anti-American. The truth is that the Republicans have been nearly as guilty as the Democrats in bring about this anti-American government we have today. The truth is that Mr. Obama and the Democrats want to give America more of the same or even worse. The truth is we who identify with the Tea Party movement are taking over the Republican Party. The truth is we do know how to get America’s economy going again and producing jobs. The truth is that we know we must protect the those already dependent on Social Security and Medicare but we also know that for the rest of Americans these programs must be reformed before they go bankrupt…. The truth is if Americans elect Tea Party affiliated Republicans to every level of government, America will have a very bright future indeed.
Okay, the rant is over. My point is we can deliver a message of hope because we do know how to get America back on track again. The trick, of course is convincing the American people that we really do know what is wrong and we really do know how to fix the problems. If we can get Americans thinking positive about the future, nothing can stop America from reaching its boundless potential. I think we can gain America’s confidence and we start doing that by telling them the truth.
There was an article published at American Thinker yesterday that I hope you will all take time to read. The article is titled This Is a Screwy Time for Optimism, Isn’t It? and the author uses a quote from Victor Davis Hansen that I want to share with you:
Victor Davis Hansen believes the 2012 election will unleash dramatic positive American energy because our fundamentals are sound:
The Constitution that ensures stability “of the sort absent in Russia, China, the Islamic world and even (or especially) the European Union.”
The increasing availability of domestic oil and natural gas “may well turn us into a fuel depot like Saudi Arabia.”
Population growth: “Americans… aren’t a shrinking nation with the demographic crises of a Europe or Russia.”
The potential for reform: “Tax simplification, tax reduction and greater tax compliance, less regulation, entitlement reform and budgetary discipline.”
In areas of foreign and defense policy, “we’ll return to a quiet sense of American exceptionalism, but more so, given that the naysayers have had their say. Proper appreciation of US global power and moral international citizenship likewise will restore confidence….The US military has only improved in the last decade. It secured Iraq against all odds.”
Getting back to the good messages our candidate have for Americans and America, I want to touch on the most recent debate. I thought this was the best of the debates to date. By in large, the candidates were able to talk about their plans for improving the economy. If I were judging the debate I would said that Gingrich and Paul tied. I think Cain did well and I think Romney was Romney. The real loser, in my opinion, was Rick Perry, but it might have been a case of the right message but the wrong messenger. Perry wanted to make the case that the best way to jump-start the economy would be to unleash the oil and gas industries. The man was totally inept. I happen to think, however, that Perry is right. The oil and gas industries are literally chomping on the bit to get this economy going again. All we have to do is get government out-of-the-way. Please do yourselves a favor and read this story at Common Cents of a present day boom town in North Dakota and think about the impact that hundreds of these boom towns could make.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?