Bottom line: Invest in liberty

In the long run, freedom is more profitable than 'progress.' Photo: wikicommons

WASHINGTON, November 12, 2013 — Nothing is more frustrating to patriots than having to fight those who are supposedly on our side. Business owners who choose to support candidates and issues contrary to our Constitution are blind.

You know who you are. You repeat media hype about Tea Party types. You guffaw at the God-fearing. You demand candidates who are “moderate.” Your “mavericks” are willing to cut free-speech, gut gun rights and basically do away with the rest of our Bill of Rights. Call yourselves conservatives if you like, but Prog-Lite is just Socialist statism in RINO guise.

But you are not traitors to America’s ideals. Many of you are businessmen and women who help build America, one job at a time. You are rational, willing to work with others to achieve a goal. You prefer consensus to conflict. You prefer plans to chaos. You want to make a profit for all your hard work.

And you don’t like risk. Few do.

You’ve forgotten how hard you had to work in the beginning, before you had success, how you needed faith to persevere in the face of obstacles — how farsighted you were.

Short-term, all advantage lies in going along with the liars who currently occupy the seats of power. Fight them and they’ll hurt you. You go with the flow, and perhaps your lawyers and accountants can steer your business to profits, or at least reduce the regulatory pain.

Perhaps you prefer a slow, painful death? To see what you worked hard to build crumble to ruin? Your children denied the opportunities you were blessed with? That is certain, if you persist in resisting the call to constitutionalism. There never was a free lunch. All things come with a price.

Dictators and the ruling juntas of totalitarian states make a few, select businessmen wealthy and powerful. Crony capitalism costs those with conscience. Slave labor is more expensive than free market labor. Social Justice is a sucker bet.

Count the costs of intrusive rules, too-powerful police, lost privacy and a majority addicted to government-granted “benefits.” Picture the real benefits of a growing pie to divvy-up. Politics is the only real zero-sum game; liberty grows the economy. Consider what existed before progressives slowly seized control of the reins. Where your home or office stands now, with roads and infrastructure of all sorts surrounding them, only woods and fields once were. You, and pioneers that came before you, built that!

Look at the political situation with a cold, dispassionate eye, but remember that faith, hard work, and yes, sacrifice are required to make something worthwhile grow. Unless you inherited it or stole it, you know what I’m talking about.

In the long run, freedom is more profitable than “progress.” Though it means risk, by joining with others against the forces that seek unlimited power, you help hedge against destruction.

Put your money where it will do the most good. Invest in honest candidates, not deal-makers. Get involved in campaigns and issues where your business acumen and efficiency are needed. Stop supporting the toxic status quo. Who knows, you might like the challenges of a hostile takeover!

Take the plunge. Make your pledge. America needs your fortunes. And your sacred honor.

It’s a sure bet.

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Daniel Martin Gray

Daniel Martin Gray is a former Progressive who saw the light, turning from the dark side over decades, to become a Constitutionalist. His family that remained in Europe was nearly wiped out by the Holocaust. They refused to believe that tyranny could happen there. He sees America marching “Forward” on that same road, exactly as our Founders warned us against.


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