This post is speaking to all Americans with the possible exception of a few Native Americans. In each of our families there is someone who made a great sacrifice and moved a long distance in an effort to provide YOU (his/her descendants) a better life. They came from all over the world to escape oppressive governments. They came to practice freedom of religion. They came to escape poverty and find financial freedom.
In your family you may not have to trace your genealogy all the way back to the Mayflower to find a daring family member. Maybe it was your mom or dad who uprooted the life style they were born in to search for a better life. In my case both sets of great grandparents came from Germany. Working near a military base I see both men and women from all over the world that have married service personnel and left their homes to come to the great land of opportunity.
What I am building up to here is that someone in YOUR past risked everything they owned including their own lives so you, their descendants, would have a better life. Maybe that was 500 years ago or maybe the pioneer in your family made the voyage just 10 to 20 years ago. The people I speak of did not wallow in self pity or ask for a government bailout, they got off their ass and insured YOU a better life.
All across the country we hear the whining and crying that "we lost our job" and "our unemployment is running out" what are we going to do? Well I say get off your butt and provide for your family! If you can not create a job like thousands of entrepreneurs do every day then move. Move to where there are jobs. Your whining is not going to provide for your family and future generations. There are jobs out there, be the pioneer in your generation and create a better life for your descendants.
North Dakota has been the only State in the Nation to show growth in personal income every month for the last 3 years. We need contractors, we need professionals in every field, we need folks in retail. If you don't have a job in my neighborhood it's because you don't want one! Unlike the pioneers of the past you don't have to get here by covered wagon. Unlike the pioneers of the past you don't have to chop wood for heat. North Dakota has a very high standard of living and if you get your butt of the couch you can be a part of it.
Come to North Dakota. Be the pioneer in your family that insured prosperity for generations to come. We have jobs, what we don't have is time for whiners!
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