One of the best things about being a curious person are the infinite number of little adventures and surprising scenarios you find yourself in. While house-hunting this weekend in Wellesley, we stumbled upon two darling little girls standing in their front yard holding up a sign that read “ART FOR SALE $.75 cents!” The 8 year-olds waved eagerly in attempt to grab our attention, and they were successful. How can you not stop for such adorable entrepreneurship?!
Finlay and Taryn proudly spread out their inventory for me after we introduced ourselves. And while I asked a few questions about their drawings, made my selections, and paid for them – I walked away full of such enjoyment of what just took place. The seeds of industry had been planted in the hearts and minds of these future leading women. A belief that they can create and be rewarded for it. What a remarkable real-life example of what makes this country so exceptional.
This in stark contract to the widely talked about shameful display from President Obama regarding the nature of business creation and success in the United States that I previously wrote about last week (‘Hey successful folks – stop taking credit for your, um, success‘). When you listen to him speak off teleprompter and whoop-it up for his audience, notice that the ONLY jobs he mentions are government related. It took me a third go round of analysis to pick up on that one. This wasn’t a gaff or a misspeak, it was him accidentally letting loose his actual belief system. Obama believes the role of government in your life is a far departure from how our great society was founded, with you dependent on it – and it spreading the wealth around just enough so you don’t starve. No poverty, no success. No recognition for your hard work. No responsibility for your laziness and multiple baby-mamas.
Mustache and freedom loving commentator John Stossel further illustrates the combative anti-business attitude that is unfortunately not only present but growing in our culture in his comical-yet-tragic lemonade stand debacle. No wonder that small business creation is in decline. As goes our business men and women, so goes our great nation.
In the history of the world there has never been a single example of long-term success and sustainability of a quasi-socialist (communist, social justice, whatever…you say potato) quasi-capitalist nation. Never. And the rub is, they know it. Obama knows it. Pelosi knows it. Reid knows it. All you staking claim to others life and property in the name of “social justice” know it. Come out and say what you actually want and believe, as we got a glimpse of last week in Roanoke, VA. Tell us you HATE this country and the way it rewards industry. Tell us you HATE that some people are rich while you are not. Tell us you HATE because you cannot create.
My sincere apologies to Taryn and Finlay, my young little entrepreneurs. You didn’t draw those on your own and you shouldn’t think you are “so smart” and “hard-working” because someone besides your mom thought they were of value and paid you for them. Beware if you should become too successful little ones in what I hope is a very bright future. Obama’s social justice society will come a calling to take it away from you.