In Exodus, Moses said to God: "Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
What is I am? I am is God. I am is also Good. I am is in all of us. We should all ask ourselves this question: I am ___________. Then we must say this to ourselves, "Yes I can!" That is the wisdom learned from the story of Moses and the Burning Bush. We learn that we can.
The Bible preaches individuality. That is the lesson from Moses that we should take. That is if we answer the question noted above with the best answers.
Here are some options: I am...
- Problem solver
- An individual thinker
- An inventor
- An innovator
God told moses that he is all of these, and that he can teach all his people to be all of these. The Bible teaches that we can all be creative, happy, capable, faithful, cheerful, free, a problem solver, an individual thinker, an inventor, an innovator and able if we think to ourselves, "Yes I can!"
Capitalism teaches the yes I can attitude. Capitalism teaches people to think for themselves and to be creative and happy and capable and faithful and cheerful and free and to solve problems and think and invent and innovate and be able. Capitalism was created by the republic created by the U.S. Constitution.
If we answer the question with: "I am not...creative, happy, capable, faithful, cheerful, free, a free thinker, an individual thinker, an inventor, an innovator, and able, then you will not make the best of yourself in this life. You will not get off the couch. You will rely on others to solve problems for you. You will become lazy. You will never get out of poverty. You will rely on your parents (or the government) your entire life. Progress will not be made.
If we get away from the philosophy encouraged by the writers of the Bible, who realized this 2,000 plus years ago, then we will encourage a nation of people with a negative attitude. We will create a world of people who think: "I can't"
God made it so we were born with certain freedoms, and these freedoms can only be taken away by government. God made it so (or nature if you don't believe in God), or created an environment in Britain, where the Colonists had an opportunity to create a nation where every man would be capable of answering the above question: "I am.... Yes I can...!"
In fact, story has it that when Benjamin Franklin walked away from the Second Continental Congress after signing the U.S. Constitution, a woman walked up to him and said, "Mr. Franklin, what have you given us?"
Franklin answered, "A republic, if you can keep it."
The problem with an "I can't" attitude are as follows:
- Decreased incentive to work
- Decreased incentive to get off the couch
- Decreased morale ( a problem with RTs)
- Increased obesity
- Increased unemployment (see FDR and Obama)
- Decrease jobs
- Decrease wages
- Increased people on government dole
- Decreased innovation
- Decreased inventions
- Decreased freedom
The benefits of an "I can" attitude are:
- Increased incentive to work
- Increased incentive to get off the couch
- Decreased obesity
- Decreased unemployment
- Increased jobs
- Increased wages
- Decreased need for government dole
- Self reliance
- Increased innovation (see the 1920s and 1980s)
- Increased inventions
- Increased freedom
Obama said he wants to fundamentally transform America. He said it when he was running as a candidate, and he said it as he was campaigning for liberal Congressmen and Senators. He did. He changed America. Now it's up to voters to fundamentally change America back to a republic.
In the past century we have fundamentally transformed our country from a nation of hard working individual thinking people who are capable, able free, individual... to a nation of people who think they are not capable, free...
We have fundamentally transformed America from a nation of people that said, "I am..." to a nation of people who say, "I can't..."
Since we say, "I cant," the State has to come in and save you. You are stupid. You are incapable of solving your own problems. So we will not only help you when you fall down, we will be your cane to prevent you from falling.
This has created a nanny state; a major debt; a major hole for our children to dig out of.
We must vote today. We must vote for people who will defend and protect our republic; who will defend and protect the Constitution He gave us. We must vote for people who will fundamentally transform America back into a republic of people who say, "Yes I can!" as opposed to, "No I can't!"
Rise people. Get off your seats. Open up your book. Turn on your computers. Read. Read about the Founding fathers. Read about the U.S. Constitution. Read what it was like before Mr. Franklin signed the Constitution that gave us a republic if we could keep it.
And go out and VOTE! VOTE for anyone, regardless of party, who will stand up to the principles that we as Americans have held since we first started sailing the great seas to a land we call America, the home of the free.
Vote! Vote not for people who think you are stupid and think they should make laws that take away your God (or natural) rights, and tell you how to live your life, and encourage you to rely on others to live, and to be lazy.
Vote for people who will defend the republic, and who know you are as smart as you are, capable of making your own decisions. Vote for people who know you are creative, happy, capable, faithful, cheerful, willing, free, a thinker, an innovator, a problem solver, and fully able to fend for yourself and make good decisions.
Vote so we can get the government out of the way so we can develop our I can attitude.
The great thing about America what made us the greatest nation of ALL time, was the fact that individuals were allowed and encouraged to be free and to think and to invent and to keep the rewards from their results. And when they did this, the result made us even better. We did not punish people for achieving.
Vote for every single person who will defend the republic; the U.S. Constitution. You are smart. We are all smart.
I am who I am. That is who we all are. We must not forget it.