Asked to explain the growth of our business, my colleagues and I had a ready answer: “Success results from the confluence of preparation and opportunity. You cannot succeed without both.” Our enterprise succeeded because, when an opportunity came, we were prepared to make the most of it.
Our success story represents but one anecdotal example in over 250 years of American free enterprise based on an ideology of individual freedom with limited government interference. However, since his election, Barack Obama has engineered another success story based on implementing Marxist ideology of forced wealth redistribution and central government control which now clearly shows potential to overwhelm private enterprise as we know it. And the American people — like it or not — will face a defining choice between the two ideologies this November.
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While I’m sure the concept of success as a confluence of preparation and opportunity does not represent some grand new thought, it does lie at the heart of “The American Dream.” Preparation is key — be it from school, parental guidance, self-generated study, or on-the-job training — because it sets one’s mind to recognize an opportunity, and it steels resolve to work toward making the most of that opportunity.
The same concept of success applies to Barack Obama and far-left elements of the today’s Democratic Party. The events of the last 44 months are no accident. The state of the current economy does not represent the unintended consequence of a well-intentioned leader “in over his head.”
Read more at American Thinker. By John McLaughlin.
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