Letter: America needs 'a new birth of freedom'I believe our nation is involved in another “civil war” (of words and policies).
By: Mike Bogle, Windom, Worthington Daily Globe
I believe our nation is involved in another “civil war” (of words and policies). One hundred fifty years ago, the North and South were fighting over states’ rights and slavery. Then, as now, there is a moral issue (marriage) and a political issue (the economy and debt).
Although history shows a correlation between morality (marital fidelity) and economic prosperity, the problem will not be solved by politicians. In studying the biblical history of marriage, I see no precedent for civil governments making declarations about marriage or regulating it. Although I believe in the natural order and function of sex, politicians are wasting their time and our money pontificating about it.
On the economic front, since the fall of man greed has always been a constant that requires some regulations. But now, special interests in their quest for utopia and advantage have usurped the process and overregulated to the point of economic stagnation.
Jobs are produced when people are free to develop their natural resources. As long as the American imagination is held hostage by radical environmentalism, our economy is doomed.
The Department of Energy was created 30 years ago for the express purpose of making us energy independent. Imagine the money we’ve poured down that rat hole.
North America now has the oil and coal to make us energy independent. All we lack is the will. Couple this with the end of excessive pension and benefits for public sector workers, and we have the economic recovery of Wisconsin and North Dakota rolled into one.
In 2012 we have a choice. Abe Lincoln said in the Gettysburg Address: “… we are engaged in a great civil war testing whether that nation … can long endure. Shall this nation, under God, have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”