Capitalism and the Right to Rise

Increasingly, we have let our elected officials abridge our own economic freedoms through the annual passage of thousands of laws and their associated regulations. We see human tragedy and we demand a regulation to prevent it. We see a criminal fraud and we demand more laws. We see an industry dying and we demand it be saved. Each time, we demand “Do something . . . anything.”

We either can go down the road we are on, a road where the individual is allowed to succeed only so much before being punished with ruinous taxation, where commerce ignores government action at its own peril, and where the state decides how a massive share of the economy’s resources should be spent.

Or we can return to the road we once knew and which has served us well: Jeb Bush – Wall Street Journal

True leadership often comes from the most unlikely places. Think for example on the recent death of Czech playwright turned dissident and politician Vaclav Havel and the Velvet Revolution. On the world stage and at home true leadership is vanishing. Character, poise and political insight are rare these days. This is exactly why you must read this stunning opinion piece by Jeb Bush for the Wall Street Journal.

Jeb Bush will not be content to play the role of the elder statesman. After a wildly successful career as governor of Florida, Jeb will not be content to simply sideline a brilliant mind and passion for the political arena to op-ed pieces and work in the private sector. His work for this country is not done. – DSMW