In the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, it was not The United States Government that fueled the engine of the American Economy, but men with big dreams.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s American Ingenuity was not constrained by high taxes, mountains of regulations, agricultural subsidies, unions, or bad trade agreements. Those who immigrated to America assimilated, adopted our language, and embraced our culture. The result was stunning. Capitalism thrived, the free market prevailed, and America was jettisoned to greatness. From sea to shining sea private development grew cities along rivers, in the prairies and mountains and on the coastlines of America.
I am not an isolationist, but we must insist that our trading partners cease and desist in the trading practices that leave us with giant trade deficits. If they will not level the playing field then it is time that we as a nation stop making the economies of other nations thrive at the expense of our own.
In reality we are not only a nanny state to a wide percentage of the American population but also a nanny state to the world. American consumption has created more than it's share of other nation's successes for more than 5 decades. It is time to review all of our Trade Agreements, and to confront our partners and insist they cease or greatly moderate thier tariff practices. It is also time to review our defense alliances, and to move to change our free and unappreciated protection of our allies. If our allies want the protection of our bases they should be contributing in dollars for the massive cost to the US tax payer spent for that protection.
One size government does not fit all of America and it is long overdue for the the 50 Sovereign States to reclaim their sovereignty.
Tear Up Throw Out Regulation