To sleep good at night, be ignorant or be prepared.
Most of us know that our government is in disastrous financial shape, which should be of great concern to all of us. An intelligent person prepares for the worst and hopes for the best. Our situation reminds me of the logo that Simon Black, the author of ‘Sovereign Man’, an economic news letter, has on his letterhead: ‘There are two ways to sleep good at night. Be ignorant or be prepared.’ I am concerned about our country’s future, not so much for myself at my age, even though I do expect to live for some time yet, but I am concerned for our children and grandchildren, both yours and mine. In light of today’s economic problems I believe that Mr. Black’s ‘slogan’ is very appropriate. My question is why are so many uninformed? Are they simply blasé as to what is happening around them and living in a ‘dream’ world, or is it low intelligence and the inability to comprehend? For those of us that are aware of this devastating situation had better do what we can to help others realize that in order to survive some planning has to be done. We know that congress sends money to all of the states for various programs and we know that those dollars, if there are any next year, will be greatly reduced. So what does that mean to us here in Montana? It means that we had better be sure that each candidate in next years election has the principals and philosophy needed to cut the ‘waste’ and do what is necessary to keep Montana in good financial shape, plus search for ways to create jobs for Montanans. Also, the candidates must be willing to take the ‘heat’ because doing what is both right and necessary, won’t be easy!
Fred Carl, Sr.