"...for the first time and only time in history, a country of money-and I have no higher, more reverent tribute to pay to America, for this means: a country of reason, justice, freedom, production, achievement. For the first time, man's mind and money were set free, and there were no fortunes-by-conquest, but only fortunes-by-work, and instead of swordsmen and slaves, there appeared the real maker of wealth, the greatest worker, the highest type of being-the self made man-the American Industrialist.
"If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose-because it contains all the others-the fact that they were the people who created the phrase 'to make money.' No other language or nation had ever used these words before; men had always thought of wealth as a static quantity-to be seized, begged, inherited, shared, looted or obtained as a favor. American were the first to understand that wealth has to be created. The words,'to make money,' hold the essence of human morality."
The above is an excerpt of a speech in the book, "Atlas Shrugged." A very true set of ideas. The American nation has had more success scientifically and technologically then any other nation in the history of the world. All this is due to the fact that our constitution, the best form of government men have produced, gives us that ability. The American man and woman have opportunities to do any type of work or profession they choose and to excel and become the leaders of their respective fields.
For the past 100 years there have been a group of people that have preached and continue to preach under the guise of, "Equality for all," that a man's mind and the profits it reaps are the property of others. How can this be? How can the ideas of a man be the property of society? How can the monetary profits of a man belong to a society? Writers like Marx and Engels over the years have demonized the American system. They preach that your mind doesn't belong to you nor the fruits of your labor, they belong to those less fortunate.
Who today is in control of America? Is it American Industrialist, who has done more for America and in most aspects, the world as a whole? Or is it the Social Justice experts, who preach that your ideas and the profits of your ideas belong to society as a whole? Think hard America. We have a president that preaches redistribution of wealth. We have a congress that wants to tax us to death to pay for government programs such as universal health care, when it is clear that health care is a service to be purchased. We have laws against monopolies "to even the playing field," and "to give others a chance," or "to spread the wealth." These ideas are un-American.
Has anyone ever seen a poor man offer anyone a job? No! We need to put aside the ideas of social justice and fairness. They do not exist. They cannot exist. We need to release the bonds which hold back our innovators, and our industrialist. Then we can see a restoration of the American dream, of men and women with ideas, of men and women with the means to make that idea into profits, those profits, in turn will become jobs, those jobs will then become someone else's money. This is the way we will revitalize America, it will work, but only if we as a people change our mindset. We need to elect people to government who will reduce the size of government, relax regulations and taxes, and return us to the true moral course, that of the constitutional framework of the founding fathers.