In just over a month the American people will have the responsibility and the burden of electing a new president and members of both houses of Congress.
You have read in these pages arguments ranging from hatred of “the rich” and “big corporations” to a detailed diatribe against Christianity. In the next month you will be assailed by tag teams of opinion writers presenting nothing much more than personal attacks and negative generalities.
Let’s cut to the chase. This election can be reduced to a couple of simple propositions. Sideshows and shadow issues like personal taxes and birth certificates are not the issue. Not this time. This election will be fought mainly on two very significant issues.
First, do you favor a large central federal government providing cradle to grave benefits and sustenance and the forcible redistribution of personal wealth? Or do you prefer small federal government that allows the individual to exercise his own initiative to provide he and his family with opportunities for personal growth and prosperity based on his own efforts and hard work? Second, are you better off now than you were four years ago? Do you believe that the administration, based on its own record, has provided remedial and positive actions to remedy the problems facing the nation regarding taxing, spending and total national debt?
Your ballot will ask you to increase local taxes to support bonds for the building and maintenance of new schools. These are easier to tolerate without the burdens of profligate federal spending.
Governments don’t create wealth. Private businesses and corporations create the wealth that the government spends. Choose wisely; the future for you, your parents, your children and grandchildren depends on how we deal with the economy today. Take nothing for granted, vote for a prosperous future.