Elizabeth Warren (D), the front running challenger to Senator Scott Brown (R) in what can only be called an angry progressive rant, stated that if it wasn’t for Government, no business would ever have been successful.
“No one in America has been successful on their own…You moved your goods on roads the rest of us paid for” said Warren on her “Talking Tour”. If Warren would put her progressive history books aside, she would realize that is wrong.
We have all heard the old rhetorical question: “Which came first the chicken of the egg?” In Warren’s case the question should be: “Which came first, the government supported infrastructure or the demand for it?” In this case the answer is simple, it was the demand. If entrepreneurs had not developed a demand for consumer goods there would not have been a need for the roads and other infrastructure to move these goods.2012
It wasn’t government who invented steam engines which powered the locomotives for the privately owned railroads. (In fact many can make the case if it hadn’t of been for government interference, the golden age of railroad might still be at hand) It wasn’t the government who invented automobiles or the idea of mass production which enabled Henry Ford to be able to make vehicles which were affordable for everyone, creating a need for good roads. It wasn’t the government who invented the airplane which allowed global travel and the ability to do business around the world.
It was private enterprise and private financing which was behind every major technological breakthrough in this country, and if it wasn’t for this private enterprise, there would be no need for the government run roads and infrastructure.
Elizabeth Warren is the poster child for the progressive movement who believe government is the answer to everything. One look at the economy should prove to them this isn’t true and in fact is the reason for the economy tanking. For a free market to be successful, it need to remain free from government interference. The government should not fix what isn’t broken.
If Warren makes it through the primaries, the voters of Massachusetts are going to be presented with two very clear and different choices in the 2012 elections. They can either vote for Warren who will bring this country to further ruin, or they can vote for the incumbent Brown, who although some Republicans and Tea party members are disappointed with him, is still a far sight better than Warren.