by Michael Malgeri –
In March of 2009 the Dow Jones Average hit a low for the recent recession, having lost 53% of its value from its all time high 15 months earlier. In April 2009, a month following the stock market low, a bill was introduced “Honoring and saluting Hillerich & Bradsby Co. on the 125th anniversary of the Louisville Slugger” and which 102 Congressional Representatives Co-Sponsored. This is perfectly fine since most people love baseball and our national pastime has always been a haven during difficult times.
Fast forward to September 17th of 2011 when the Occupy movement kicked off its national Socialism tour. Ironically, if not sadly, it was Constitution day. The media jumped on the story, giving the Occupiers a semblance of validity they could not achieve by the goals they could not express in any cohesive form worthy of a “movement”.
About two weeks later, on October 5th, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (CA 46) had the vision and courage to Sponsor Congressional Resolution H.RES.422 titled, “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the superiority of capitalism as an economic model“.
The text of the bill can be read by clicking the following link:
The strength of this resolution is not just in the list of facts, which it contains. It also lies in the unshakable conclusion one should make after reading it, which is that capitalism is the most MORAL economic model that civilization has ever known.
Humans, by their nature, are GOOD! They’re motivated by being good in the deepest moral sense of the word. They want to do what’s right for themselves and for others. In modern times, humans practice and achieve goodness through a productive and sustainable economy.
It should therefore come as no surprise that our economic frustrations can be tied to the last clause in the list of the resolution’s “senses”:
“Whereas capitalism has historically been and continues to be misunderstood:”
Public awareness of capitalism will provide the conceptual and moral foundation by which those who support capitalism can do so with righteous conviction.
Awareness will also help convince others who don’t support capitalism, due to their misconceptions, to reevaluate it as an economic model. They’ll discover that if they advocate individual freedom and the honest production of wealth, capitalism DOES indeed support their economic goals and moral foundations.
When awareness becomes widespread, free individuals who support the tenets of capitalism will RAPIDLY restore and preserve our country’s greatness and the world will be a better place.
In difficult times, Capitalism has always been this nation’s savior. It will be interesting to see how many Representatives step up to the plate to Co-Sponsor the bill and hit a home run for our country in 2012.
Note: PLEASE help bring this resolution to the House floor for a vote by contacting your Congressional Representative either by phone or email. Let them know you would like them to Co-Sponsor Congressional Resolution H.RES.422 titled, “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the superiority of capitalism as an economic model“ submitted by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher on October 5th of 2011.
You can find the contact information for your Representative by clicking the following link:
In addition, please consider contacting Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor using the following contact information:
Speaker Boehner’s Washington D.C. office #: 202-225-6205
Speaker Boehner’s Legislative Director is Maura Kantakevich email: [email protected]
Leader Cantor’s Washington D.C. office #: 202-225-2815
Leader Cantor’s Legislative Director is Michael Lowry email: [email protected]
Michael Malgeri lives in Redondo Beach, CA with his wife and two young children. He works in the software industry by day and is passionate about teaching young people that capitalism and honest profit making are GOOD! You can visit his website at http://www.kids4biz.com