I am the granddaughter of a bold and daring survivor of the Holocaust who jumped a train to escape the Auschwitz concentration and termination camps.
I am the daughter of a man who lived in poverty in communist former Soviet Union before escaping to the U.S. and leaving everything he knew behind.
I am the granddaughter of an incredibly strong woman from Malaysia who suffered everyday of her life from the age of 4 years old when her father died and her mother sold her off for opium.
I am the granddaughter of my other grandparents who suffered their whole lives from living in socialist and communist countries.
I'm first-gen American. I have had more blessings in my life being born in the USA than all my family members combined for all of their years on earth. I was born and raised in America. My life has been easy and comfortable growing up as a citizen of the USA. And I’m grateful beyond words. Beyond measure. Beyond…anything.
I’m proud to be made in the USA. My husband is British. So that makes me the only American-born citizen in my direct family. And now my sweet baby is too.
My mum and dad immigrated, separately, from two different socialist countries. Countries where the governments enjoy obscene amounts of control and power. Governments that don't relish giving their citizens very much freedom or opportunity. Why would they? It would lessen their control and power.
Citizens' dreams, goals, and desires don't thrive in places like that. Violence, force, and theft are masters in those countries.
And rule of law to protect the first 4 things.
But even my Mum and Dad, who are so grateful to have gotten to immigrate and live in the Land of the Free recognize that the land isn't very free anymore. A growing, intrusive government has taken over. And our citizens have let them.
The enemy has come from within.
Human kind has had more than TWENTY-FIVE CENTURIES of brutal, murderous,
despotic, merciless history that finally led to the ONE almost free country on earth...and we have managed to let most of those freedoms slip away into the night in just TWO centuries.
That's because we're still propped up on the fumes of our once magnificent engine of economic freedom, free markets and prosperity that lasted for over a century.
But those fumes are dissipating. Soon the smoke will clear and we will find ourselves standing in the harsh, impoverished reality of the choices we have made. Most Americans are going to despair. They will be poor. The US Dollar will have lost its value because of all the government money printing and debt. Our children will suffer greatly. It will be a catastrophe.
You can do something to alter this course just by making good and moral choices in your life.
Money affects us all. It is neither evil nor good. It is a form of trade. And we live in a
world where we cannot exist without money and trade. Simple. Know it. Use it.
Fairy tales of societies with no money or trade don’t exist - you might as well sing the praises of unicorns and the Easter Bunny. There is no economic sense or reality in that kind of thinking.
Hundreds of millions of people have suffered and perished in nations striving to live without money and trade and create “equity” for all. Communist countries like the USSR, China, Khmer Rouge, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba and others like them tout the “nice” things about communism. They're lies. Despotic rulers, starving children and suffering citizens are the reality.
Here’s a simple exercise in determining if something is just and moral. Ask yourself, would I want this done to me by my enemy? If your answer is no, then you should not engage in that activity. Here’s an example: you want to put people in prison who use certain words that YOU deem offensive. Well, turn this around. Are you okay if your enemy imprisons you for using words that THEY deem offensive? This method works 95% of the time.
There’s a good chance, within this website, you’ll be introduced to ideas and concepts that you are unfamiliar with. I was, when I started researching. They might challenge current ideas you support and make you uncomfortable.
I encourage you to understand the concepts fully before deciding on them. If they still don't make sense to you after giving them a sporting chance, fair enough. But that has never happened yet! Everyone who makes the effort, willingly, understands these concepts.