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Jamestown was founded in 1607, the Puritans landed in New England a few years later, and within a few hundred years America was one of the most powerful nations in the world. The country was blessed with abundant natural resources, and an industrious population but the real thing that set us apart was our economy. Aside from slaves, everyone had the ability to own property, and the possibility of success was the real secret of our success.

America was the first country to realize greed could be harnessed on a population-wide scale. No longer was it something monopolized by just the aristocratic elite. Every person was told they could go out there and get their piece of the pie, and the results were astounding. Our economy grew like none before it, and so long as upward mobility was possible, everything worked.

I admire success, and it rarely happens by accident. That’s why it irks me when the leftist media continually denigrates it and acts like success is a birthright. The opportunity for success should be, but you still have to work hard to make it happen.

Romney has taken a lot of flak lately for appearing to be out of touch and for personifying the liberal impression of the super-rich. He referred to the $362,000 he received in speaking fees as not much money, said he didn’t like NASCAR but had good friends who owned teams and noted off-handedly his wife owns multiple Cadillac’s.

Wow, that’s terrible. A guy who got a joint MBA and law degree from Harvard, who by most accounts is exceptionally intelligent and hardworking, made a fortune and doesn’t hide it. How dare he rub the fruits of his hard work in my face. He probably thinks he’s better than me too, just because he’s better looking, richer and his God actually listens to him. The nerve of that guy.