What Could America Be?Submitted by Chris Contentski on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 07:21
What could America be?
What if people were free to start a business without having to ask for permission and approval?
What if they didn't have to check local ordinances to determine whether they were allowed to defend themselves with a weapon in that particular city?
What if we were allowed to grow our own food instead of relying on South America to grow our broccoli?
What if we were able to keep the fruits of our labor instead of working half the year to cover our tax 'burden'?
What if people could say what they felt without any fear their government wouldn't like it?
What if business owners could risk alienating paying customers by not installing expensive ramps and rails, a reasonable decision in a so-called free society?
What if children were allowed to learn about what interested them and what they were good at rather than being processed through the one size fits all cookie cutter educational system?
What if they were able to make financial decisions based on the assumption that their money would always have value, instead of being thin sheets of paper that can be turned to ash in moments?
What if businesses owners could find out what products people in Iran, Cuba, and Libya are interested in buying, and supply them with those things?
What new and unimagined heights could America reach,
if it were ever allowed to be free?