Sunday, July 31, 2005

Atta boy Tony Blankley,

On a recent California radio show conservative columnist Tony Blankley argued against two other liberal guests about Capitalism. The liberal guests argued against US trade with China because of "slave labor" being used in China. Mr. Blankley pointed out (correctly) that if the US didn't offer the people of China US money for their produced goods then the Chinese would be in "perpetual poverty". I wonder if Mr. Blankley has been reading my blog?

Tony Blankley

Friday, July 29, 2005

Dr. Williams teaches Capitalism 101,

Today on the Rush Limbaugh Show Dr. Walter E. Williams filled in. He (like always) did a good job of making Capitalism understandable to the masses. One of his many points was the issue of free trade. He explained how allowing a person in the United States to purchase products from China was no different than allowing a person in Tennessee to purchase products from Florida. The factor shared in both examples is the individual. All free trade does is allow individuals in one location to have the freedom to purchase from (trade) individuals in another location. Now some people may think that trading with China is bad because child labor is used by China to make a lot of the products we buy. That may be so, but what hope would such children in China have if we didn't offer our money to them for their products? You can see that when you focus on the individual when discussing Capitalism, things become a lot simpler to understand.

Walter E. Williams

Thursday, July 28, 2005

CAFTA a win for Capitalism,

CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement) is a win for believers in Capitalism. Some people who don't understand how free trade works blast CAFTA for "taking away American jobs". Once you understand free trade, you see that claim as hogwash. If Costa Rica is free to send it's sugar to America to compete with America's sugar industry, then they (Costa Rica) will make money from their sugar supply. That will in turn create more wealth for Costa Ricans and therefore more freedom. Same will hold true for all Central Americans; there has never been a single case in all of this world's history where more freedom and prosperity turned out to be a bad thing.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Defeating the anti-Capitalists,

Everyone knows (or should know) that Capitalism= Freedom. When people are given freedom you can trust them to do what is in their best interest. So what people need to learn from this is that Capitalism can save us from many unnecessary wars. For instance, if the United States were to eliminate taxes for all corporations, many foreign corporations would outsource to the United States. So when these foreign countries realize that all their businesses are being outsourced to the United States they will be forced to also eliminate corporate taxes in order to compete with the United States. As a result more countries will give freedom to their people. Capitalism is contagious!!

Friday, July 22, 2005

Capitalists vs. The Elites,

Elites despise free trade. To them corporations and governments are the only important factors in free trade. Capitalists see ordinary individuals as the most important factor in any economy. For example, when you buy a car in America that is made in Japan you are exercising your freedom. Free trade is just that:people being free to make their own economic transactions with whomever they choose. If you say no to free trade, then you say no to ordinary individuals who want the freedom to deal with their fellow man. But to the elites only corporations benefit from free trade. To them corporation means greedy rich people; elites look down on normal citizens. What the elites forget is that normal citizens decide what businesses succeed and what businesses fail.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Thank God for believers,

It may come as a shock to some of you, that I haven't always been a believer in Capitalism. That's right at one time I was a modern day liberal. It wasn't until I came to the realization that we are all responsible for our own fate, that I began to see Capitalism's Truths. If it wasn't for people like Rush Limbaugh and the crew at Fox News I would never have heard the message of Capitalism being given a fair shake. Fox News isn't a venue of media that preaches Capitalism but it did provide an alternative outlet to the anti-Capitalist mainstream media. Thanks to them(Fox News and Rush Limbaugh) I was able to see that American Capitalism gives everyone a chance (even me) to create their own future. Thank God for believers of Capitalism!

"Last night I came home again.
Three sheets to the wind.
I broke the promise swore I'd never break.
And it came as no surprise,
To see the hurt in her eyes, or the Bible on the table where she prayed.
This time I thought for sure that she was good as gone. But she just wiped her tears away, and put some coffee on.

And I don't know why she even hangs around.
After all the hell I've put her through and the times I've let her down.
She has more faith in me than anyone has ever found.
Heaven knows how much I need her, thank God for believers."

-"Thank God for Believers" by Mark Chesnutt

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Cheering for failure,

Civil rights leaders are hardly what their title indicates. Instead of leading disadvantaged people into a better life; they often try to hold them back (disadvantaged people) in order to further their personal political agenda. What they say are "civil rights" issues often are economical issues. For instance the idea of teaching "bilingual" education in America; Americans can only benefit the most economically when they learn to speak English. But so-called leaders get huge contributions from groups who will gain jobs from "bilingual" education. So the leaders are willing to hold back progress for the disadvantaged (by not teaching them English) to line their own pockets with contribution dollars. Even in Capitalist countries like America, we Capitalists have to be willing to see such nonsense for what it is. For more on the subject read Linda Chavez's column: "Viva Bilingual Education? "

Linda Chavez

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The aftermath of government,

If you'll take a hard look at a country where the government is involved in the economy, (every socialist country) you'll discover why socialism is unhealthy. One of the first things you'll notice is that nearly every industry there is inferior to the same industries in Capitalist countries. You'll also notice that natives of that country do well economically once they move to a Capitalist country like the United States; often they become more productive in the Untied States than natural born Americans. (and likewise have more money than natural born Americans) The human spirit always has and still does long for freedom to progress; so-called "progressive" ideas such as Socialism only hinder progress.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Investing and returns,

Too many people limit their knowledge of Capitalism to money matters. Investing for instance, often involves much more than money. Parents who invest a lot of their time into being a good parent will one day be rewarded by seeing their children become successful adults. A person who extends friendship to a large network of people will one day benefit from having a support system during times of trouble. No money is needed for investing; just creativity. But don't forget only under the freedom of Capitalism can creativity flourish.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Employment as we know it,

Today being employed doesn't seem to resemble what it used to. At one time in America any job was a good job; pay wasn't the deciding factor on whether or not someone took a job. One of my co-workers who is 75+ years old shared with me that his first job was chopping wood from morning to night 7 days a week! That wasn't all...he was only 11 years old and worked for an average of 15 cents a day! Today that kind of job would be called child abuse or some such thing. But unlike victims of child abuse, my coworker remains very glad for his strong work ethic he was able to develop at a young age. That's the kind of beauty that is created in people when the government is kept away from robbing them of their potential.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Change where it is needed,

Anyone who shares my passion for Capitalism will agree that government aid isn't all it's cracked up to be. We also realize that despite our distaste for government intervention, the United States government will continue to grow by leaps and bounds for years to come. Capitalists like me believe strongly in smaller government, but we know that the most important place in a free society is the human mind. Therefore we know that if we want smaller government, then people's minds should have freedom which will in turn inform them that self-reliance not government power is their answer. It is inevitable that as an economy grows so will the government; the problem is too many people today believe the government is the answer to all their problems. I'm sure it gets tiring for some of you to hear this kind of sermon preached over and over about the "government" and its results, but many don't hear such a message aside from new media venues like the blogosphere. If we want smaller government we Capitalists must win on the battlefield of the free-thinking human mind.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

All eyes on Africa,

Africa is a good example of what a lack of Capitalism looks like. With all the "foreign aid" talk buzzing around today people overlook Capitalism as the answer. Not Walter Williams; in his recent article Aid to Africa he spells out clearly why Capitalism is what Africa needs. One of his prime points is the fact that Africans have no problem rising above poverty when they live in Capitalist countries like the US.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Phil Valentine makes case for American Capitalism,

My local host Phil Valentine, makes a good case for Capitalism in one of his recent columns; he also sends a strong warning to fellow Capitalists to be vigilant in staving off Socialism in America. Click his picture below to read his column.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Recognizing private property rights,

The whole sham labeled "price gouging" isn't about price or cost at all. It's about recognizing private property rights. If you own a gas station, then you have the right to charge your customers whatever you wish. After all it is your station! If you charge $50 a gallon, then you will not do any business and be forced to lower your price. In the wake of a natural disaster such as the recent hurricane Dennis, gasoline becomes more scarce and therefore more valuable. Hence the higher prices of gas in areas hardest hit by Dennis. The anti-"price gouging" crowd are simply Socialists in sheeps' clothing.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Putting things in perspective,

I tend to think that manyAmericans today fail to realize that poverty as the world knows it, does not exist in the United States. Sure there are poor people there always will be; but what Americans regard as "poor" would be a Godsend to citizens of other countries. Thanks to my good parents who did an exceptional job of raising me, I never had to live in poverty as my father did during his childhood. But my father has a better understanding of what "poor" means now that he has experienced it first hand. To me having no gas money makes me poor; poor to my father meant not owning a car at all when he was young. Poor to me means only making $100 dollars a week; poor to my father meant working in the fields from sunrise to sundown just to have food to eat. A singer by the name of Craig Morgan illustrated this good in a song called Paradise. Craig was a soldier during the Panama invasion, and upon coming back to America he realized how good and rich America was for the first time in his life.

Once I was a soldier and not afraid to die.
Now I'm a little older and not afraid to cry.
Everyday I'm thankful just to be alive.
When you've been where I've been any kind of paradise.
If you've been where I've been any kind of paradise.
It's paradise.......paradise.
--Craig Morgan

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Today, just offer your prayers,

If you've followed my blog, you know that I try to never get off subject, but today I must urge all of you to pray not only for today's victims in London but also pray that the terrorists around the world will meet sudden defeat. Capitalism and Freedom are hated by these terrorists; nothing short of sending these terrorists to their grave will save them. (them meaning Capitalism and Freedom) I myself find myself fortunate to be American and hope that other Americans will feel the same way.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005


In a free market economy (Capitalism) price is created by circumstance. People who cry constantly about high gas prices, expensive medicine, and high housing costs don't seem to realize this. Depending on the created circumstances a ridiculous high price can become ideal. For instance it normally would be absurd to even think of selling urine to someone; absurd it may be but a drug user who needs a clean sample to pass a drug test would be willing to buy such a thing. So you can see that before you label a price as "too high" you must first know the current circumstances; many anti-Capitalists refuse to realize this simple truth.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Charity starts at home,

We all know that life is difficult and everyone could use some help from time to time. Capitalists don't deny that an individual may need support to make it through tough times, they just don't believe that such support should come from the government. Older generations of Americans understood this. Most pre-WWII families consisted of many children; the idea was that a large network of children would help support the parents as they got older and help with any work needed around the house(cooking, babysitting children, harvesting food, Etc..). Unfortunately today's Americans are being taught to look to their government for that kind of support; thankfully there are some people (Capitalists) who still believe in the America that was meant to be. I hope that more and more Americans awaken to Capitalism's Truths and maximize America's potential.

Friday, July 01, 2005

What is really fair?

The anti-Capitalists often speak of doing what is "fair". To them that would mean supplying a poor person with medical care, or a college degree. But if we agreed to do such a thing would it really be "fair" to everyone? I am 26 years old and still have another year to complete in college before I can settle into my career. If I choose to have a child now out of wedlock with my girlfriend, should someone who waited to have children after they were married and achieved their career goals be obligated to pay for the costs involved with raising my child? NO!! Of course not! But that's exactly what happens when Socialism occurs; the producers are forced to take care of the nonproducers (by paying higher taxes, does that sound "fair"?). Capitalism is the exact opposite; people learn how to take care of themselves and thus not burden society with extra costs incurred by their failures.