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Henry Ford, at age 13, saw a steam-driven land vehicle, a “road locomotive,” which filled his imagination with the vision of a horseless carriage and fueled a passion to create one. As a young man, he worked day jobs, while trying to build a car in his free time. Realizing a viable car could not run on steam, he sought to develop a new kind of engine.
On Christmas Eve 1893, the 30-year-old inventor clamped his first gasoline engine to his wife Clara’s kitchen sink. With the home’s electricity providing ignition, the motor roared into action, sending the sink vibrating and exhaust flames flying while Clara prepared the holiday dinner.
In pursuit of his dream, Ford and Clara moved eight times in their first nine years of marriage. He quit a secure job at the Edison Illuminating Company, banking everything on his vision. He co-founded the Detroit Automobile Company—a venture that failed. Jobless, Ford moved his wife and child into his father’s home. But he kept working on his car. “It is always too soon to quit,” he said.
From A lesson in profit by Marsha Enright and Gen LaGreca.
While the intelligentsia of what we call the free world – the West – Australia … the USA … Europe .. Canada and so on – tell us that dictators like Castro are “freedom fighters” and that social systems like Capitalism are the root of all evil .. and seek to slander great men like Thomas Jefferson … in the heart of one of the world’s most brutal and fanatical regions – a region that mass produces terrorists the way Henry Ford first mass produced the Model T ... within the axis of evil itself … … there are individuals who are upholding the American Founding Fathers and believe that free trade is a basic human right.
They believe in: capitalism, private property rights, secular government, free speech. They are pro-American and LOVE George W Bush (referred to be many Iranians as "the messiah of freedom") and what he's done in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The country that made possible the great industrial titans—the Henry Fords, Thomas Edisons, and others whose productive genius moved mankind forward—now thinks that government can run things better, and that government should own, operate, and finance our corporations, deciding which will survive and which will die, creating a new kind of soup kitchen where emaciated companies stand in a bread-line waiting for their bailout.
The country that protected the individual now protects polar bears, spotted owls, caribou, and the wilderness at the expense of human life.
The country that fought a revolution to end the abuse of power now elects politicians who wallow in power like hippos in mud, such as members of congressional subcommittees who hold hearings threatening the prosperity or very existence of American business firms, and then let the hearings end with little or no result when the hapless firms make sufficient contributions to the reelection campaigns of the congressmen.
The country of the American eagle, flying proud and free, now pens its people up like chickens in a coop, waiting to feed at the welfare state’s trough.
Read more in the artiticle Why We MUST Invoke Our Individual Rights — Now - by Gen LaGreca.