My Thoughts On Men Who Built America

4th of July

12-27-2019

 

My Thoughts On Men Who Built America

 

The past few days I caught a series called “Men Who Built America”. The program chronicled the way America grew into the Industrial and Technological Giant during a 50 year period in US history. What I saw was not a bunch of sissies hoping to strike it rich or to become famous. These were men of vision, looking at a world of possibilities and believing they could make a difference.

 

These were Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Hersey, Heinz, Ford, and a host of men stretching out beyond themselves and weathering defeat, criticism, and ridicule by those who were simply jealous or wanting what they themselves had not worked to achieve.

 

I couldn’t help but notice that the same thing has been happening in recent years and the introduction had a clip from President Donald J. Trump applauding these men of vision who built not only America, but the world in just 50 short years.

 

The world has a history of world wars where entire continents have been all but wiped out and American ingenuity has spurs the rebuilding and growth of our fiercest enemies. American technology has paved the way for others.

 

From the very foundation of our nation divine guidance is the light leads the way. The United States is far from a perfect nation, yet it maintains a form of government that is far better than any other on the face of the earth.

 

What we are seeing today is what our forefathers fought against back in their day – greed, hatred and jealousy. Biblically it is the love of money that is the root of all evil and greed and hatred feed on jealousy until it destroys the hater as well as the hated.

 

Today’s Information Age of Technology has enabled the instantaneous transmitting of political or personal bias and misinformation that turns brother against brother, child against parent and neighbor against neighbor.

 

For those who read my blogs and habitually turn every article into an argument or diatribe against President Trump you are a perfect example of someone expressing hatred without substance. I encourage you to go back and re-read your reply before you post to insure you have balanced the entire argument with logic and fact. I challenge you to weigh your response before pressing send. There are always 2 sides to an argument. The person who chooses not to hear the other side of an argument will never know right from wrong and will in fact be seen as unstable.

 

It seems to me that Will Rogers had a saying, “Never argue with an idiot. He will beat you with experience and others will soon not be able to tell the difference.” – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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