Pick A Country To Live In…

If  you continually find yourself complaining about this Country, take a moment and look at the philosophy and structure of the different governments below…then decide where you want to live.

But before you do…look at our Country’s beginning.  The primary reason that America was established was to provide a place to live that permitted the opportunity for freedom that didn’t exist under a monarch.

Definition of a republic … a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

Definition of democracy…a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

* The main difference between a democracy and a republic is the extent to which the people control the process of making laws under each form of government.

 “We the people” elect individuals to represent our values, rights, protect our freedoms and make laws according to the constraints of a constitution.   Welcome to a Republic.

Definition of capitalism…an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.

A republic allows capitalism to prevail by permitting individuals to achieve based on their talent, motivation, ingenuity, skills, and freedom to reap the benefits of their labor.   It’s called opportunity…not a guarantee.  At one time it was the reason people came to America…for opportunity…not to change it.

Definition of socialism …a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.

A government that collects from the production of some and shares with all, an unrealistic method of fairness.  This destroys motivation, innovation, and denies the freedom of entrepreneurs to reap the rewards of their labor.   Eventually you run out of other people’s money…game over!

Definition of communism…a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.

A government with self-interest of the ruling class at the top.  One’s freedom and rewards are determined by the ruling class and given at their discretion .  Successful entrepreneurship doesn’t exist in this form of government.   If you want to be told what to do, when to do it and how to do it…then this would be a perfect government for you.

When you look at the options above…America is still the best country to live in.  We share more things in common (that we take for granted)…than we have in differences.

Remember…there is no perfect world…fairness is a myth; freedom is a precious commodity…and opportunity is in the mind and initiative of the individual.  God Bless America…for providing that opportunity .

Johnny J.  

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