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Letter to the editor: Safeguarding our prosperity

What causes poverty? Wrong question, since poverty is the natural state of humans. It’s been that way for 100,000 years.

The correct question is “What causes wealth?” Quick answer — free-market capitalism.

Since the late 18th century, a middle class has been forming, thanks to small-business owners depending on their own ingenuity, and that of other humans. Their offspring, the large corporations, have doubled down on providing “stuff’” for us. Liberals don’t seem to like that.

We hear presidential candidates who think wealth occurs naturally — at least for those “rich” humans. “The rich should share their wealth” — more than they do already? It is those same candidates who will determine just how much “rich” is. No thanks.

We consumers determine who the rich shall be by voting with our dollars. The rich ones don’t force you to buy their goods or services. You have a good product or service — here’s my “Don dollars.” You have a bad product, I keep my dollars.

Would you rather vote your dollars to our government, to Apple for the latest iPhone or to your favorite NFL team? Which is the better bargain for you? The more you vote your dollars to each one, the wealthier they become. Choose wisely.

Freedom and prosperity are not natural. It’s taken the work of millions of ingenious humans to get us to safety and prosperity. Liberals are poised to change that, and take us back to 1750, or earlier. That’s prior to our Constitution, for anyone not up on your history.

Don Carrera

Penn Township, Westmoreland County

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