1 in 4 Americans 25-54 Not Working

A manufacturing nation is a happy nation. To dramatically increase the number of jobs here in the United States, suppose America creates a plan to implement a gradual but aggressive schedule to halt all manufactured imports? Will readers contact me with their insights for and against this?

–Robert John Stevens, September 26, 2014

“And they did make all manner of weapons of war. And they did work all manner of work of exceedingly curious workmanship.

And never could be a people more blessed than were they, and more prospered by the hand of the Lord. And they were in a land that was choice above all lands, for the Lord had spoken it.”—Book of Mormon, Ether 10:27-28

Favors and Loot for Sale

“..Why do people and organizations cough up billions of dollars to line political coffers? One might answer that these groups and individuals are simply extraordinarily civic-minded Americans who have a deep and abiding interest in encouraging elected officials to live up to their oath of office to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution.
Another possible answer is that the people who spend these billions of dollars on politicians just love participating in the political process. If you believe either of these explanations for coughing up billions for politicians, you’re probably a candidate for psychiatric attention, a straitjacket and a padded cell.

A far better explanation for the billions going to the campaign coffers of Washington politicians and lobbyists lies in the awesome government power and control over business, property, employment and other areas of our lives. Having such power, Washington politicians are in the position to grant special privileges, extend favors, change laws and do other things that if done by a private person would land him in jail. The major component of congressional power is the use of the IRS to take the earnings of one American to give to another.” – Dr. Walter Williams

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” – Thomas Jefferson