November 22nd, 2008 1:03 AM


Dear Friends,

Today marks the 45th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Many of us remember the time and place when we were notified of the tragic events of that day. The intense and abrupt shock to our lives during those hours changed the direction of America's history for future generations.

November 22, 1963 began the compelling mystery in which the cohesive thread of Western society began to unravel and to this day continues its tumultuous web of profound theater. The past events within this 45 year window in America's history, has created a maelstrom of profound movement in all directions and a whirlwind destiny perhaps unrecognized by those involved in its execution. Many of us continue the quest of those before us in our concerted efforts to be active players in a nation devoted to egalitarian ideals and values. 

Without a doubt, we all recognize our lives would be much different today if that day in Dallas did not occur. For better or worse there is no need for clairvoyance as divine intervention controls our fate. We do recognize however, America is no longer the same or standing still in time. This country continues its metamorphosis in a gradual and at times peripatetic manner, in its evolution of culture, philosophies and values. There is one mainstay of thought which is revered without question however. The idea of freedom, liberty and the beloved respect for the high ideals espoused in the Declaration Of Independence and the Constitution, one must never allow the obfuscation of such pure concepts to be harmed by anyone.

During the past few months we have been made aware of predilections of thought unworthy of discussion during the Presidential campaign. Thoughts or actions which resemble antiquated and inept attempts to resurrect economic theories foreign in concept to American history, must be viewed with contempt and derision. America throughout its 232 year journey, is unique in its capability to help those eager to help themselves without the chronic purview of government intervention. We must never lose sight that a small business owner is the entrepreneur that provides the prosperity in which our economic system of capitalism thrives. It is disturbing to note that we as a nation are losing our financial futures and our sovereignty by unfair trade imbalances imposed by foreign nations which in essence was negotiated by our lawmakers. The eager acceptance of NAFTA by previous and current government administrations has created unfair trade practices which has devalued our financial base. America has lost control of its manufacturing and steel industries, its agricultural dominance and the ability to be competitive in anything. Notwithstanding, the US has volunteered its earning capacity to other hostile nations through trade agreements and executive orders similar in theory to acts of appeasement. The day we as a nation decide it is too difficult or time consuming to maintain our resolve in a world bereft of integrity, this penultimate scenario will truly be the end of the freedoms we've been accustomed throughout our daily lives.

In regards to the auto industry, this was truly a theater of the absurd. Americans witnessed a sad irony in which the 3 major auto company executives went to Capitol Hill, pleading with lawmakers for a $25 Billion loan to keep them from filing bankruptcy before the advent of a new administration. The reception in which these lawmakers afforded their guests was lukewarm and at times disrespectful. We need to stop, hold our breath and be reminded that many of the problems Detroit is facing today, revolves around the inept intervention of lawmakers and government in trade agreements to the detriment of the auto industry. Moreover, these automakers are also guilty of mismanagement, enriching themselves and other executives with million dollar employment parachutes and incomes irrespective of poor performance and dismal profits; producing vehicles the public never desired and detrimental upside down agreements with various auto unions which created a permanent albatross garnered to end all healthy forms of competition with other foreign auto concerns.

The negotiations by all of the aforementioned parties throughout the years, gave the upper hand to those seeking to take advantage of an industry which employed executives incompetent in its abilities to further the interests of their respective companies. A glimpse of this mindset in action was displayed during the evening news for all to see when it was reported the 3 CEO'S flew into Washington with their fancy corporate jets. It was mentioned a round trip from Detroit would have cost $17,000 to $20,000. While this portrayal was a Madison Avenue debacle, one should be made aware of the circumstances and the common sense required in asking anyone for money, let alone the US Government. This basic example provides the perception of an auto industry in denial. Consequently, the government has no other choice but to provide the loan requested by the automakers in order to end the decimation of an industry they themselves had a hand in its destruction.

How is it possible within the 45 years of that fateful day, Americans must be reminded and reacquainted with the values of capitalism which has afforded its citizens the best standard of living? Something is amiss if our nation deems it quixotic in one's efforts to work hard and sacrifice in order to become an independent, useful and law abiding citizen. Such an example is a true representation of the American experience where dreams for a better life for our families is truly recognized and appreciated. Now is the time to utilize the spirit of wisdom afforded us through 45 years of events that have shaped the soul of America. Truly, this Thanksgiving week, God is watching us from a distance. 


A Few Quotes From Our 35th President

"For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future."

"Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate."

"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year, of all years, the celebration of our blessings is truly poignant and heartfelt for many of us. The financial crisis in America has created challenges for many families. Our thoughts and prayers are sent with open arms. Here at MoneyTeam, we wish you, your family and friends a safe and wonderful Happy Thanksgiving! We do indeed, have much to be thankful for!

Thanksgiving Office Hours

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