Fast forward to today, and we continue to cherish the values established by those great men. Freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of prosperity are still at the heart of what America stands for. However, we face challenges that threaten our nation's prosperity; most importantly the national debt that has now exceeded $32 trillion. The train hasn’t gone off the rails yet, but we must act now to address this growing problem.
We have to understand that the national debt is not just a political issue – it's a matter of fiscal responsibility. It's time for our elected officials to step up and take action to address this looming threat to our nation's economic future. We simply cannot afford to continue down this path of reckless spending and irresponsible policies.
There are some folks who believe the only step to reducing the national debt will require painful cuts to vital government programs, but this isn’t true. We can focus on spending money wisely and make smart investments in our nation's future without sacrificing the well-being of Americans. We must begin by cutting out waste, fraud, and abuse in government programs and redirecting those savings toward reducing the debt.
Additionally, we must work towards stronger economic growth and job creation through pro-growth policies that encourage entrepreneurship and innovation. This will increase revenue and reduce the burden on individual taxpayers. Finally, we must also address entitlement reform to ensure that our social safety net is sustainable for future generations.
Because of the sacrifices that were made by generations before us, America is the most free and powerful country on earth. We owe it to our children and grandchildren to make sure they inherit a great nation, one that is built on responsible fiscal policies and a commitment to prosperity for all Americans.
I’m thankful to be an American; to be born in the land of the free and home of the brave is truly a blessing. But I see the possibility of a terrifying future on the horizon. A future where America becomes trapped by her debt and completely unable to recover. I’m working for a different future though – a future that is built on the principles of fiscal responsibility, economic growth, and the pursuit of liberty and prosperity for all.