Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Mitt Romney Promotes Free Enterprise for Answer to Poverty
Mitt Romney rightly pointed to the source of American prosperity, which is a free people pursuing free enterprise in order to attain their goals and pull them out of poverty.
Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, Romney said, "The aim of a much larger share of our aid must be the promotion of work and the fostering of free enterprise. Nothing we can do as a nation will change lives and nations more effectively and permanently than sharing the insight that lies at the foundation of America's own economy - and that is that free people pursuing happiness in their own ways build a strong and prosperous nation."
In relationship to prosperity, there is no message more true, as government has nothing to offer in that regard with the exception of keeping out of the way of free people pursuing a variety of ways to serve their fellow man and provide jobs for those employed by business.
It's the correct message, and an inspiring one, one that, if practiced by nations around the world, would alleviate poverty for those who really want to escape it by working hard to attain that goal, while not looking to government as their source of provision, which will always keep them in poverty.
Countries like India, if the government got out of the way, would flourish beyond imagination, as would other countries, even the United States, which continues to be strangled by increasing and encroaching big government, which implements a growing number of socialists laws, as well as encourages fascist, crony capitalism, which gives free enterprise a bad name, when in fact it has little to do with real capitalism.
Robust businesses and limited government are the answer to nations concerning poverty, and in places where creative businessman are given even a little rope to run with, many people in these countries have their lifestyles raised, providing a much better life for them than they formerly had.
We need a new breed of governmental public servants, those who understand that business success if fantastic for everyone involved, and isn't there to steal money from the productive and creative in order to create unsustainable and poverty-producing programs which only drain resources and redistribute them to those who believe they are entitled to them.