I want a country that you could leave freely but you don’t want to. I want a country that wants you in it so much that they take the time to find you and make sure you’ve got what you need. I want a country where the laws fall through the cracks so the citizens don’t.
I believe in the basic principle that a good nation builds good workers that make good products that everybody can be proud of. In return for investing in our young Americans, that nation then taxes you a bit to invest in the next set of young Americans and to care for the well being of those who have invested their twenties through sixties in the American Dream.
I want a country that makes strong athletes, strong visionaries, and big profits. Why don’t we make enough to have signs of luxury in every home and make the rest of the world voluntarily pay for it because our exports are so nice? Why don’t we have the kind of mass transit that you can’t wait to ride? Why don’t we have the kind of medicine that you want to take? Why doesn’t being better feel better?
It doesn’t feel better because the big companies have the big losses, the big salaries, and the big profits all at the same time. It doesn’t feel better because while we voted in conservatives for fiscal responsibility, we got a gridlocked Congress, an “in God We trust” motto guaranteed to divide a nation of people who are suffering together, we lost some women’s coverage of abortion options and somehow that was sold to us as progress. Progress is a new world that feels cleaner. Politicking is solar panels that you can’t afford that won’t run your dishwasher. What we have gotten is politicking.
The government should facilitate commerce by encouraging people who think outside the box to solve problems such as medical ethics, how to get fast healthy food on the market, how to get the right laborers to the right jobs and how to get keep up with the competition that the rest of the world will give us. The government should want to save you time and save you trouble so that you can focus on your job and your family. The government should want to be simple and transparent while finding ways to give you the education you can use to put complex issues into perspective because they actually want your opinion.
Well, I want those things. Do you?