Jewelry Store Petition
By Michael P. Moyer
July 02, 2007
While all of us are allowed to voice our opinions we must never
forget that we live in a free and open capitalist system. Our
society allows for the flow of economic development without the
oppressive shackles and constraints expressed in Communist, Fascist,
or other socially dictatorial governments. It would be a natural
course of events to expect the Red Guard of Mao Zedong to outlaw
some form of business or economic endeavor. Or for Adolf Hitler
to outlaw the purchase of diamonds in Dutch jewelry stores!!
But in Alaska we do not believe in limits on free enterprise
because it limits our ability to grow economically and constrains
our society's ability to develop. The economy will develop with
the ability to provide merchandise to satisfy demand. If the
demand for merchandise is there then the limits will naturally
be set as to how much sales will be made within the economy.
To try and manipulate a parameter within the confines of the
system will upset the balance of economic development. Individuals
interested in limiting a type of mercantile business within the
economy either have a prejudice against the system, a misunderstanding
of how free enterprise works, or a strong interest in their own
mercantile business hoping it will grow with the limits placed
upon others. So that's where the flag of freedom comes in. We
believe it is wrong to place limits on one person's freedom to
live, pursue happiness (including economic happiness), and enjoyment
of liberty, for the sole primary benefit of another.
Michael P. Moyer
Received July 02, 2007 - Published July 02, 2007
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