One day my wife and I were shopping at Sams Club. (I know, Sams is not Wal-Mart, but it’s the same company.) I waited by the restroom while my wife changed my daughter’s pull-ups.
I found the most increadable thing I’ve ever seen at a Wal-Mart or Sam’s.
Here it is below.
I do not choose to be a common person.
It is my right to be uncommon — if I can.
I seek opportunity — not security.
I do not wish to be a kept citizen,
humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.
I want to take the calculated risk,
to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.
I refuse to barter incentive for a dole;
I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence:
the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of Utopia.
I will not trade my freedom for beneficence
nor my dignity for a handout.
I will never cower before any earthly master
nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and
unafraid: to think and act for myself,
to enjoy the benefit of my creations
and to face the world boldly and say:
this, with God’s help I have done.
I’m SURE many of you RS’ers know this is the Entrepreneur’s Creed. This was the first time I had ever seen it.
Now I at some point in another life worked at Wal-mart in the small south Georgia town I am originally from. I never saw this posted at any of the Employee buliten boards or by water fountains. Perhaps that has changed. But when I read this, I loved it. It fly’s in the face of everything liberalism stands for. It even goes as far as to invoke God right at the end. That must really rub salt in the wounds.
When, WHEN, I own my own business, I will have this posted in every waiting room and office. With a picture of Ronald Reagan and Sam Walton somewhere near by.