When you celebrate Independence Day today, know what you are celebrating. It is NOT just winning our independence from England. It is the literal miracle of our implementing the most successful form of government ever created by man. Not just government created by the people, and run by the people, for the people, but the commitment to the Individual over the State with the Freedom and Liberty necessary to unleashed capitalism and change the world for the better!
Consider this, for over 200,000 years, there was virtual no advance in the human condition. ALL humans on earth lived in squalor. Living on between $1-3 per day in today’s dollars. For 200,000 YEARS! ALL HUMANS. The Greeks, the Egyptians, the Chinese, the Romans, the French and English - all lived barely above subsistence levels because of their form of government. Then, with our writing down the mighty words in our Declaration of Independence, and our US Constitution, and our Bill of Rights for all the world to see and share - everything changed!
At the time of the founding of America, 94.4% of the world’s population lived on less than $2 per day, by 2006 only 5% of the world’s population is living on less than $2 per day. In just 242 years of American Exceptionalism billions of people have been pulled out of poverty because of the unrivaled success of capitalism combined with Individual Freedom and Liberty and limited government which originated in the American experiment that continues today. Now THAT is worth celebrating by EVERYONE!
Happy Independence Day Indeed!
Spread the Word Today of the Miracle that IS America!
Tom Zawistowski Executive Director Portage County TEA Party