Some insights into the hopes and direction of our country that challenge us as leaders of the free world.
I believe that this stagflation, debt, and unemployment are a mountain we as a people gaze up to a journey of renewed prosperity, liberty and strength.
Adam Smith believed that one’s industry, capital and property are keys to his spiritual being. These intangible elements of freedom are as precious as humanity itself. May God preserve this beacon of hope, infinite resolve, and courage that gave birth to our great nation.
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