Written by Candace Hardin on December 30, 2014

As we approach the end of another year that has seen little economic improvement, despite the reports of the cooked books of most government reporting machines and the lame stream media, I like to recall the ingenuity of Americans of past eras.

Necessity is known to be the mother of invention. If there was ever a nation currently in need of inspiration and industry, it would be the United States.

Eli Whitney and Henry Ford were the fathers of inventions that were both needed and very profitable for the American economy.

In order to make their work more efficient, both above mentioned inventors brought the concept of “interchangeable parts” to the assembly line. This idea initiated by Whitney and built upon by Ford, allowed work to be accomplished on an assembly line continuously. Parts were ordered in bulk and used as necessary to complete the product.

Today’s corporate mantra of more work, less people is crippling the worker and the economy that needs the confident consumer to survive.

Unemployment is still high in most states, with the exception of Texas and some of the oil rich states.

Texas is an example of an extremely industry friendly state. Governor Perry has demonstrated that he has what it takes to lead.

He has secured the border crisis for Texas, addressed the Ebola problem with a competent medical team, and encouraged numerous employers to make Texas their new home.

That is American ingenuity and accomplishment.

The midterm elections have demonstrated the absolute loss of patience with the governmental status quo by the average American.

If Texas still has the spirit of the American dream, it is time for all of to remember the power of our brains.

The United States was once the leading edge of technology and progress. We have allowed the powers that be to give away our industrial secrets and move our factories to other lands.

Even our entertainment industry would rather resurrect tired, old television programs and make them into movies than purchase original ideas or screenplays. Playing it safe is about the only thing all big corporations want to do.

However, the indomitable spunk of the average American is still alive.

Somewhere, under the apathy and despair that has settled down upon us all since 2008, there is a spark that cannot be suppressed.

I challenge everyone to go into this New Year with an idea that each one of us can make a difference.

It doesn’t matter how small or insignificant it might be, all pulling together, one step at a time, can accomplish much.

The most important task at hand is to apply pressure to the newly elected officials to accomplish the goals that are dear to us.

Send an email, a letter or make a call.

These employees are accountable to We the People, and need to be instructed as to our wishes.

You wouldn’t go down to your favorite diner and not tell the server what you want. If you do, how can you expect them to get your order in correctly?

2015 is our opportunity year. Make it count!



Candace Hardin
Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on and has a blog, Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.