Made in America
M. I. A.
Is Made In America, Missing In Action?
Made in America
What does that mean to you? What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear or read the words “Made in America”?
Just don’t think or say what is acceptable or popular. Go back. Think about stories your grandparents , aunts or uncles told you when you were growing up. Stories that began with country “appreciate your heritage or ancestors because…”, “when your great, fill in the blank, came to this country…” or “you live in the greatest country because…”
BABM will hit the mailboxes and our drop locations the week of July 4th. If you are reading BABM, you are a business leader, business decision maker, business owner or emerging entrepreneur. THIS IS YOUR HOLIDAY! Because besides being our Independence Day, the Fourth of July should also be considered a Thanksgiving holiday, honoring our brave, strong minded ancestors who cleared the free enterprise path for us.
We unlock the doors of our businesses, flip on the lights and boot our computers every morning. Do we really appreciate what had to happen before our time to make this all possible?
Have you been complaining about an economic realignment? Yes, for many of us, these are financially challenging times in our personal and business lives. Nietzsche said "That which does not kill us, makes us stronger". I don’t think any of us are ready to write our eulogies. But it is the time to write some history.
Do you want the future generations to read about us as the American society that gave up? Are they going to read about the generation that relinquished their “unalienable rights” to big government and opted to be “taken care of”?
So, let’s do this. Let’s vow to each other, to Tampa Bay, to Florida, to this great country that we will do our history homework for the next year so that we truly understand the importance of free enterprise, entrepreneurship, financial responsibility both personally and in our government.
Let’s ask our older relatives why American is important to them. Let’s research our own family histories to learn about the vision our relatives had for us and this country.
Let’s realize the sacrifices they made to build a country that anyone; regardless of gender, race or religion, can build a business that serves a free society.
Remember, YOU TOO were Made in America!