We Are Barn Builders

We Are Barn Builders
David Schlecht

One fundamental characteristic of the America of the past is that we were all barn builders.

When someone in town was having troubles, when someone’s barn burned down, the town would get together and help build a new barn for their neighbors. We survived as a country because we helped each other.

Our forefathers, knowing that we were a country of neighbors helping each other, build a country and a constitution based on that knowledge.

In fact, the preamble of the constitution lays it all out in plain English:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

This country and our government is created to make it easier for us to help one another.

This country was founded and became a strong leader in the world because we were barn builders.

Does your political party try to help you build barns and help your neighbors? Or are they trying to make it harder and harder for us to pool our tax dollars together to make a better country for everyone? Is your political party for helping your neighbors by providing for all of our welfare? Do they make it easier for us to donate to a retirement insurance program that we can all collect from in old age? You know, Social Security Insurance?

Is your political party pro-America and pro-barn-building or is your party for the rich and the greedy and the oil companies and anti-American?

And you want to know the best part? When we take care of one another, we all have money to help create jobs. Who creates jobs? A thriving middle class. A thriving America.

2 thoughts on “We Are Barn Builders”

  1. Another great post, Dave. This is a valid and very obvious contrast between the Republican party and America.

  2. There is no doubt. This is the quality that made this country strong. It’s the quality that allowed to us survive in the new world. And the Republicans want to change all that and pretend we were always a country of greedy conservatives.

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