American strength

Posted Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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What Americans need to realize is America’s strengths come from her framework our founders provided resulting in the strongest economy in the world by competition, free markets, capitalism and a smaller government.

It is discouraging to see how in the last 50 years Americans have allowed the erosion of their freedoms to give way to their growing dependence on government. Democratic policies always set out to fix things that aren’t broke or that will fix themselves left alone i.e. War on Poverty, Affordable Housing, Obamacare and Bailouts. History tells us that a state-run economy will eventually succumb to the natural order of economics and fail; the Soviet Union is a good example.

America is the only super power not because of how smart we are but because it is economically impossible for state-run governments to succeed.

— Frank Metts Jr.,

N. Richland Hills

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