The Marco Rubio speech that ignited the ire of Conservatarians (Conservative leaning Libertarians) and Libertarians is a prime example of the speed of the LACK of trust in elected officials who appear to be steering away from the 9-12 Principles & Values the Tea Party Patriots embraced. Those are the very values that got many those people elected.
- Serial: The 9-12 Movement Part 1 – The Beginning
- Serial: The 9-12 Movement Part 2 – 9 Principles & 12 Values
- Serial: The 9-12 Movement Part 3 – Restoring Honor, Courage & Love
- Serial: The 9-12 Movement Part 4 – The Impact
In conversing with my Sentinel2Sentinel friends, many of us, Late End Baby Boomers, feel like we have been shafted by the 60’s generation only to now be shafted by the upstart Millennials. They are our bumper generations of #TrophyChildren, the ones who deserve it all at the expense of those around them while they complain about the generations before them, the Fat Cats, for “leaving them behind.”
And they will have their way, after all, they all whine a lot and have a lifetime of experience in demanding they get their wants met.
Look at the who’s who of the generations in Congress. And then really look at the few who truly speak out against the things that run contrary to the 9-12 Principles & Values. Who are the men and women fast tracking themselves up the ranks of the Grand Old Party? Who is behind them? Who is whispering in their ears? What is the philosophy they are peddling?
In case you missed it: Josh Hawley Is Quickly Becoming One Of The Most Important Conservatives In America. Where does he fit into your political philosophy and to whom does his thought process appeal?
All this talk about Common Good Capitalism is nothing if it is not founded upon the 9 Principles and 12 Values as defined in the tenants of the 9-12 Project.
So let me suggest you get the book CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM by John Mackey and Raj Sisodia. And let’s start adding to the discussion how the Free Market System, the Capitalist System has equally been abused by Politicians beholden to lobbyists and others who whisper in the Politician’s ear in the guise of “common good.”
Let’s not change the Capitalist System. For it is that system that allows the micro-entrepreneur, who relies on the Free Market Capitalist System to rise up out of poverty, to do so without the heavy hand of bureaucratic opposition. Whether married or single, or divorced, man, woman, or child, it is the Capitalist System that has led many people to pull themselves out of poverty or uplift themselves to a higher earning platform, very often bringing others with them to new levels of personal success.
Let us begin with not calling the Capitalist System anything but what it is: Capitalism.
Cronyism is cronyism and cronyism abuses the Capitalist System.
Common Good is only Common Good if and when it does not abuse the Capitalist System.
Conscious Capitalism, if it is free of government interventions, bailouts, special regulations, and truly operates on the principles of free will without compulsion, and that includes being free of the Cass Sunstein Nudge philosophy, will not abuse the Capitalist System.
When discussing Capitalism, the conversation should be focused on the Principles and Values that define the need for the Capitalist System. After all, the Capitalist System is an amoral system wholly dependant upon those who use it to be filled with integrity. (Sort of like guns don’t kill people. People kill people.)
If Rubio and Hawley really care about the Common Good, then they need to define the problem in terms of those who abuse of the Capitalist System. By exposing the liars, deceivers, and sophists who abuse the Capitalist System they could defy the miscreants by better supporting We, The People in keeping the markets free. Otherwise they are not working at the speed of trust and instead handing out trophies to the who’s who in abusing the Capitalist System.
Suggested Reading & Viewing:
- Your Greed or Their Greed?
- Republicans Have a Messaging Problem | Guest: Steve Forbes | Ep 41
- Flat Tax Reform: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS
- The Financial Crisis: What happened and why
- Why Government Corruption Is the True Enemy of Economic Freedom
- Matt Kibbe: The Glenn Beck Podcast (video) Episode 31
- Thomas Sowell on the Myths of Economic Inequality
- In Defense of Capitalism: Church Leaders on Property, Wealth, and the Economic Order
- Capitalism lite: Are youth finance and entrepreneurship programs beneficial or burdensome?
- Lobbying Disclosure: The House
- Lobbying Disclosure: The Senate
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