Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Freedom, then Equality

                The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday is the simple fact that we must have freedom before we can have equality. The federal government under the Obama administration wants everything to be equal and does not hesitate to destroy freedom in their quest.  Their policies will not work and will come close to destroying our economy and/or our government if they are not reversed.  
                Milton Friedman (31 July 1912 –16 November 2006) was an economist in the United States.  He became famous for his conservative ideas, particularly his support for free markets and a reduction in the size of government.  He received a Nobel Prize in Economics in 1976.  He
stated, “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither.  A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”

                I believe that our nation must listen and learn from people who know far more than the community organizer currently living in the White House.  We would do well to listen to the simple counsel of Friedman.

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