In 1982, when we began in business, the prime rate was 14%. That was down from 21% the month before Ronald Reagan took office. We started with a few thousand dollars and a couple of credit cards. Crazy, huh? After only three months, it didn’t look like we were gonna make it. Went to the knees one night, in a dark bedroom, and I turned it all over. A few weeks later, we were able to get the old Chrysler Credit to advance a little operating capital on a revolving line at 21% interest. We worked like dogs from 9 am to 10 pm most days and the occasional Sunday. Somehow it worked, although by the laws of math and business, it shouldn’t have. I’ve always thought it was an intervention . . . and the inspiration and optimism of Ronald Reagan surely helped.
Now some 30 odd years later, the country is in another really bad spot, worse than what Reagan faced. The election was a train-wreck. There is no Reagan on the horizon. We’ve been kicked around some, but do we really want to lay around and revel in our abandon? Maybe we are done. . . maybe we have lost God’s favor . . . but I’m confident the good Lord frowns on sad-sacks. Don’t be that guy.
We must be smart about what we are doing and not underestimate the challenges we face. We need to take care of ourselves, our families and our friends. We have to fight for our country and our God-given rights. I see no other course to pursue. The election shows Obama has succeeded in fundamental transformation. We either change it back in the next four years or lose the country for generations to a little intellectual elite who are determined to plan our lives for us.
Where and how you fight the Chicago oligarchy is your business, but until they have us dead or locked away, let them know they have a battle on their hands. Show the statist looters that you will not stand by while they burn traditional America to the ground. America must be born again.