As we near the end of the year, I thought it appropriate that I give our readers an overview of our purpose to date and what you might expect in the coming months. I have been encouraged by your comments and thoughts in this new conversation that we are having in America.
We find ourselves the week before Christmas asking the same question. What is the goal and objective of society, not just government, today? Why do I say this? There were four major news stories this week--one dealing with a corporation, the other three dealing with nation state relationships.
In the New York Times Tuesday, Dec 9th edition is a front page story headlined “GOP Donors Seek Early Call on ’16 Nominee.” A select elite group of donors and bundlers (fundraisers who collect money from multiple sources and hand it in a bundle to a candidate) have been meeting and discussing how to pre-select candidates for President in 2016. Their argument is that the primary process is inefficient and the candidates they support are not guaranteed to be elected. One billionaire went so far as to say, “This isn’t a good return on my investment,” as if it was all about money.
As we continue our conversation and discussion about principles that bind us rather than policy that divides us, it is important to contemplate what is critical to achieving a prosperous and healthy life. The Founding Fathers based their argument for the Declaration of Independence on the eternal premise that each individual receives unalienable rights from a Creator, and that government should be limited in its requirements of individuals so that a person may pursue happiness. Now let’s think about that a minute. The foundational argument is that to achieve your full potential, you must be given an independent life with liberty under the rule of limited government. This was a revolutionary idea in 1776.
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Marc Nuttle is a lawyer, author, consultant and businessman who's had a varied career. He has represented and advised Presidents of the United States, leaders of foreign countries, state officials and corporations. Marc has worked on government policy and has predicted economic trends. Marc managed the successful Right to Work campaign in Oklahoma in 2001.