What we should be praising instead is the virtue
What we should be praising instead is the virtue and industry of our pure and virtuous entrepreneurs. No one has ever had real freedom without economic freedom. Any good the government will ever do will for the moment be financed by private industry. All empowerment comes from the free market - the government can never empower you; it can only stop disempowering you. The solution to all the ills for which the left deploys big government will be solved only by private enterprise and daring entrepreneurship.
I’m reminded as well that government is a necessary evil, not a good. Ms. Marks is getting back to real life. Like Cincinnatus returning to his farm, or George Washington returning to Mount Vernon, all our political leaders shouldn’t be in politics for a career or a fancy business card, nevertheless to make a contribution and get back to real life. It’s a paradox that two of our finest and most principled U.S. senators - Republicans Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma - will be retiring at the end of their term: We lose them because they are principled. In the meantime, Harry Reid will continue sucking up a federal paycheck.
That is one of the beauties of the free market - its equality, which comes from its blindness. It is no respecter of people, no more than the grim reaper is. We can’t all be rock stars, we can’t all be rappers, however we can all learn the material and spiritual value of hard work. Yet in spite of its accessibility to all, and in spite of its importance, a distressingly small number of our young people are learning it.