Americans have an opportunity to begin a new era of peace and prosperity that extends to everyone willing to gain an education and put forth effort. It's widely understood and accepted in the US that all people deserve a shot at an education, and that all people should have equal opportunity to succeed. It now depends on Americans demanding the opportunity to make that happen in the private sector. Under a Progressive, statist regime we're headed for collapse. We have to make things happen outside government, so that government can concentrate on what it does best, protecting our rights and our country. Government has expanded its powers beyond Constitutional limits and has abused its legitimate powers.
What's being drowned out by one scanadalous, statist consequence after another is that progressive interventions have shut down our economy, created more poverty and stopped all middle class progress. We've wasted lives and resources in the Middle East, and now political class war-mongers are beating war-drums once again over Syria and Iran. If we continue down this Progressive path to collapse, we'll have thrown away what has made America successful. Progressivism might be the most egregious political misnomer in centuries.
Moving along the path laid out by world powers designing a new order is suicide for politically disconnected Americans, which is the great majority of Americans. Americans have to insist on non-intervention along with a 21st Century remaking of defense. Yes, we live in a dangerous world because of technological advancements, but it's technology that can move us forward in peace. Obama has shut down all missile defense initiatives, so, for that and many other reasons, we need new representatives and a President who understand the need for innovative, defense initiatives that make all large threats basically impotent.
We can share these defense innovations with other nations who agree to a new era of peace and prosperity -- production, peace and creativity not war and destruction. It's sort of like the immigration deal now being considered -- if border security is not done first, all immmigration plans will make matters worse. If we're going to enjoy peace and prosperity, we need to innovate in defense and we need to reject Progressivism. We need a revival of liberty, economic freedom, global free trade, universal cooperation rather than universal spying and gamesmanship that helps no one. The war and spy games of the past have got to end so that civilized human beings can go about the process of providing the opportunities necessary to end poverty and stop repressive regimes and unscrupulous, corporate crooks from rigging the game.
It's ludricrous for the US to entangle itself in the Mideast, to waste money on cronyistic defense contractor relationships building useless and redundant weapons, to put up obstacles to energy production, to allow radical environmentalists to have their way with EPA regulations, to create montrous subsidies like the recent Farm Bill, to hammer small companies with government controlled healthcare regulations and costs, to tax businesses at uncompetitive rates, on and on. The US economy is victim to government regulations and inventionist stupidity from all sides.
It can be a lot better. Our brightest minds in defense can build the defense systems necessary for peace of mind, and we can share this technology with other peace-loving nations -- we can announce to the world that America is retiring as Global Police, but that we won't allow mindless brutality and senseless terrorist attacks. We can make it clear that if our security is truly threatened, we'll neutralize or destroy all such threats, and we won't stay for years to rebuild what we destroy. We can announce that government priority is to create a free environment that allows production and creativity, peace and prosperity, and that we beg the world the join us. Isolationism? Hardly -- what this is about is global liberty, human interactions and mobility on the grandest scale the world has ever known.