Friday, May 1, 2009

Wall Street Journal gets it right

Finally, a realistic view of what conservatives see. This also goes for anyone else who is sick of the government run-away spending and corporate financial irresponsibility.

According to the April 30, 2009 article in the WSJ:
"There is a major cultural schism developing in America. But it's not over abortion, same-sex marriage or home schooling, as important as these issues are. The new divide centers on free enterprise -- the principle at the core of American culture." Read more...

Some points brought out in the article:
  • The [Tea party] protesters are homeowners who didn't walk away from their mortgages
  • They are small business owners who don't want corporate welfare and bankers who kept their heads during the frenzy and don't need bailouts
  • According to a Pew Research Center poll we are better off in a free market economy even though there may be severe ups and downs from time to time
  • For the moment, free enterprise is culturally mainstream
  • We need to offer specific, market-based reform solutions rather than merely ranting about the alternative
It is well worth the time to read the entire article.