America’s founding is a story of entrepreneurship—of innovators banding together to launch an experiment in liberty and self-governance unlike any the world had ever seen.
Most of our founders were living comfortably under British rule, but they believed there was something better. They pledged to each other their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, not to increase their bottom lines but to create a country that would elevate the common good. This entrepreneurial spirit became the foundation on which grew the freest, most prosperous, most generous country the world has ever known.
Yet somewhere along the way, elected leaders drifted from these entrepreneurial roots. Forgetting the free-market principles that has allowed for the most widespread prosperity and happiness for the greatest number of people, politicians let principled policies become subservient to political power, in some cases to the point of exchanging principled progress for partisan gain.
The result has been a slow but decided shift away from a system that empowers everyone with equal opportunity to earn success and toward a system that stifles ingenuity, innovation, and economic growth…….But this is changing.
Recognizing their history as the forward-thinkers who founded our country, entrepreneurs are embracing their influence to re-ignite principled policy change. Put simply, entrepreneurs founded this great nation, and entrepreneurs will save it.
When entrepreneurs, embracing the same vision as our nation’s founders, exercise their influence to become what Samuel Adams recognized as the “irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush-fires of freedom in the minds of men” free market principles that has done more to elevate the masses from around the world out of poverty, will once again bring about a meritocracy where performance not politics will be rewarded.