Against the backdrop of Egypt in revolt, Iran eager to fire missiles at democracies everywhere and North Korea playing chicken with nukes, my thoughts turn to economics, to entrepreneurialism, to what made America the shining beacon for the world and what will– what must– keep us there.
The axiomatic equation that seeks to find a proper correlation between the actual and proverbial guns and butter is a silly and hollow debate best reserved for the silly and hollow halls of Harvard.
The truth is, if we don’t have guns, we don’t have butter. And in this case, by butter, I mean not simply food and clothing but the freedom to live our lives as Americans.
The American system was founded on a rather simple concept:
* Businesspeople produce the wealth of the nation.
* A large part of this wealth is spent in building and supporting a military second to none.
* These “guns” protect our freedom to produce wealth and to enjoy our overall liberty.
Politicians do zero to keep this wondrous and winning system in place. It is the entrepreneurs and the soldiers– working hand in hand in ways they rarely think of — that build and protect the American way of life.
This way of life, this daunting force, protects us from the hatred and chaos of our enemies.Email This Post