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Letter from an American Father: Our Children Desperately Need Economic Freedom
Economic Freedom ^ | 6/17/12 | Sam Patterson

Posted on 06/17/2012 8:19:52 AM PDT by wewillnotcomply

Full article here, Happy Father's Day everyone!

Everyone has to decide how best to raise his own children, but I would submit one important element missing from what I’ve mentioned so far: In what shape are we leaving our society and our government for our kids to inherit?

It is easy not to think about this as being an integral part of parenting, since these areas are not exactly in our control. You might think that since there are so many different opinions about how our government should behave that it is pointless to focus on it and instead trust that our children will figure it out once they reach that point. I can understand that point of view, but it’s a dangerous one.

There are three reasons why I am asking you, from one father to another, to become actively engaged in shaping the structure of government that we will be handing off to our children:

  1. We know for certain that countries with higher levels of economic freedom are more prosperous then those with little economic freedom. People in those countries also are healthier, happier, better educated, and more likely to find employment. Children in these countries have more opportunities and a better shot at success than other countries.
  2. In America, we have historically had high levels of economic freedom, explaining our prosperity. But in the past decade we have been losing this freedom at an alarming pace. Our national debt has soared, taking the future earnings of our children and spending it today.


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TOPICS: Education; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: economicfreedom; fathersday; letter

1 posted on 06/17/2012 8:20:01 AM PDT by wewillnotcomply
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To: wewillnotcomply

Yes, they need economic freedom and a spiritual awakening.

Our whole nation needs both, and I think the economic freedom will not truly happen until our hearts repent and turn back to God.

2 posted on 06/17/2012 10:23:07 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper (THAN)
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