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We can still save the American Dream. Here’s the first step

We remember when it felt like it was Morning in America. Possibilities seemed endless, and the country hummed with optimism. Today, the opposite is true. 

If we are going to pass the American Dream on to future generations, we must go back to the formula that has always made America prosper: respect for freedom and devotion to the public good.

In order to thrive, people need the freedom to pursue their dreams in business, government or policy. When we were starting out in our careers – one of us in medicine, and the other in business – we benefited from a new birth of freedom in the way people saw the role of government. 

Carson and Schnatter

Ben Carson and John Schnatter have been meeting with young people and helping train America’s future leaders for careers in public service.

After decades of high taxes, onerous regulations and steadily increasing government spending, we suddenly had leaders in Washington who understood that the heavy hand of government was only making our problems worse, and that the American people needed the freedom to pursue their passions.

At the same time, we must significantly reduce government spending to fight inflation, and, since human flourishing requires fossil fuels, pursue an all-of-the-above energy strategy that will make it cheaper to fuel future economic growth.

It can be Morning in America once again, and the American Dream can survive – but only if our government returns to its founding ideals of respect for freedom and devotion to the common good.

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John Schnatter is the founder and former chairman and CEO of Papa John’s International.

Dr. Ben Carson serves as the founder and chairman of the American Cornerstone Institute.

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