Please show me where in the Constitution that makes the US Government responsible for jobs or job growth. Can you do so anywhere in any of the founding documents? The purpose of this government of the people is succinctly set forth in the preamble to its constitution:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Proud words full of dignity these, but jobs? Jobs? I can’t seem to find a reference. So many citizens have accepted Uncle Sugar’s help for so long the government has been made, a go to resource for all answers to all problems. Freedom comes with the highest of obligation. Freedom demands we accept responsibility for our conditions, be they good, or be they bad.
The Founding Fathers understood that although we may be created equal, it is what men make of themselves after creation that govern destiny.
A significant consequence of our constituted government is the creation of opportunity. What we make of that opportunity is up to us, using that increasingly rare commodity called individual initiative.
Nay I say, it is not the government’s purpose to create jobs. Not now, not ever. That duty falls to us, the entrepreneurs, those most optimistic and rugged of individuals who see things as they are and while standing firmly on their own two feet and by their own initiative, create better conditions.
Now is the time for us to quit whining. Life is hard work and we all come from a long line of survivors.
Now is the time to set aside petty differences, to work together once again, and for those willing to shoulder the high responsibility of freedom, to forge anew a bright destiny full of hope and opportunity.