Terry Paulson

Yes, in our free enterprise system, it does take a village working together to producing a vibrant economy! But in the past, the American "village" prospered because liberty and property rights ensured that hard work and innovation were rewarded. Our system allowed success and failure. Some in our village became richer and some remained poor, but there was always the motivation to dream, to work, and to achieve.

Contrary to what liberals would want you to believe, people still can move from poverty to success. As Henry Ford would say, “If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

Mr. President, let our people go! Let it once again be easier and less expensive to do business in our country. Let Americans once again innovate and reap the benefits of their creation and their hard work. Let workers earn the wages they deserve and not what government imposes. Make working payoff more than staying dependent on the government.

As Ronald Reagan explained in his farewell address to the nation, “Ours was the first revolution in the history of mankind that truly reversed the course of government, and with three little words: ‘We the People.’ ‘We the People’ tell the government what to do; it doesn’t tell us. ‘We the People’ are the driver; the government is the car. And we decide where it should go, and by what route, and how fast. Almost all the world’s constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their privileges are. Our Constitution is a document in which ‘We the People’ tell the government what it is allowed to do. ‘We the People’ are free."

Mr. President, let our people go! If not, get out of the way and let us elect a President who will.

Terry Paulson

Terry Paulson, PhD is a psychologist, award-winning professional speaker, author of The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results, and long-time columnist for the Ventura County Star.

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