, Newburyport, MA


June 20, 2013

Read these words, then vote on Tuesday

To the editor:

With the special Senate election approaching next Tuesday, June 25, it is important to reflect on the spoken words of leaders from the recent past as well as today.

As a small business owner and taxpayer, I have only one question: How did we go from this …

“I believe in an America where the free enterprise system flourishes for all other systems to see and admire — where no businessman lacks either competition or credit and where no monopoly, no racketeer, no government bureaucracy can put him out of business that he built with his own initiative.”

— President John F. Kennedy

“We need a government that understands that jobs must come from growth in a vibrant and vital system of free enterprise.”

— President William Jefferson Clinton

“I’m so proud of our system of government … of our free enterprise where our incentive system and our men who head our big industries are willing to get up at daylight and work ‘til midnight to offer employment and create new jobs for people.”

— President Lyndon B. Johnson

“I have faith in America. Through our system of democracy and free enterprise, the United States has achieved remarkable, unbelievable progress.”

— President Gerald R. Ford

“Small business is the gateway to opportunity for those that want a piece of the American Dream. But wouldn’t it be nice to hear a little more about the forgotten heroes of America … those who create most of our new jobs like the owners of stores down the street, the faithfuls who support our churches, synagogues, schools and communities. The brave men and women everywhere who produce our goods, feed a hungry world, and keep our families warm while they invest in the future to build a better America. That’s where miracles are made ... not in Washington, D.C.”

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