According to Breitbart.com, today ninety-one protesters were arrested outside the White House. They were asking the President to support legislations that would give people with disabilities in need of long-term care alternatives to nursing homes. I am sure that there is a real need there, but why is the government being asked to address it rather than the private sector? If the need is real, what is stopping an entrepreneur from starting up appropriate places, why in the world do we want the government involved? An entrepreneur would bring jobs into the private sector, he would spend money in the private sector to support people that would aid him in his business. Are we so overregulated that starting a business in this country is not possible?
Part of the problem with our economy is the fact that we have forgotten how to be America. We began as a country of innovation. There were no paved roads going west. No one knew what was really on the other side of those mountains (and that river). I remember hearing stories as a child about my great grandmother dealing with drunken Indians on the back porch (she eventually returned to Philadelphia to raise her family), but imagine the courage it took to go west. Where is our courage to innovate? We cannot and should not rely on the government to supply anything that we ourselves are capable of creating!!! That’s not how we became America. The job of the government is to defend our country–it is not to harass or spoonfeed its citizens.