As Americans we have rights and aspirations. We are born and seek to grow up to become a contributing member of society. Education is required. A good job is subsequently required that both challenges the person, provides for personal growth and adds value to society. A job that does not challenge or lead to personal growth leads to dissatisfaction and turnover.
Our primary and secondary education is provided by our society due to ideas introduced via Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the Social Contract and his Discourse on Inequality. Other authors who contributed to these ideas include Adam Smith, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, and Francis Bacon. Jean-Baptiste Say offered his A Treatise on Political Economy
Generally it seems that nowadays a tertiary level of education is required for Americans to be productive members of society and the Middle Class. That may be trade school or a College education. We should make these available to our citizens as a regular course of society. Perhaps via testing, personality assessment and continuing education.
As for bringing along the rest of the world with us, particularly those folks that are impoverished or being indoctrinated into radical ideologies, we might want to work on diplomacy and education at the same time. One Laptop per Child combined with a disc holding the Kahn Academy syllabus dropped via drone or provided via the Peace Corp into areas where we wish to influence the people. That combined with food, clean water, seeds, tools and perhaps building materials might be a good way to move away from war as a way of life to progressivism. I also really see a lot of potential in the Freight Farm.
As Humans, we were created by God,
As a species our goal is to get to Milliways, the One and Only Restaurant at the End of the Universe 😉 With some fortune and good thinking our distant offspring may make it.
May God Bless America, Please.
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