Is there any doubt that we live in the most fruitful, opportunity rich country in the world? Every July 4 we celebrate our Declaration of Independence, the day we became a new nation. Rather than being established as an empire, dictatorship or dynasty we became a Union based on the core values of freedom and individual rights. This was a grand experiment that required a tremendous amount of sacrifice. 56 delegates risked their lives and their fortunes. They and their families suffered greatly, yet they stood firm on their decision.
Freedom means many things, but a major freedom that was established is the freedom to enterprise – to own a business, a.k.a. entrepreneurship. To give ordinary people the right to enterprise and own property was unprecedented. This ideal inspired small militias of men to fight off the strongest army in the world! Later, the new country thrived because generations of ordinary people got busy exercising their rights to enterprise and own property. It wasn’t because the government offered an array of benefits or jobs. The country thrived because people were empowered to make their own way in life.
This Independence Day, let us celebrate that we get to be entrepreneurs and investors. We have inherited an amazing legacy, and it is up to us to pass this along to future generations.
Have a happy 4th of July!!!
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