I have just returned from three weeks in China, supposedly a socialistic country, where today it is appreciable less socialistic than America. We have a significantly greater number of federal programs that provide government aid to the individual than China.
Their economy is growing at about 7 percent, there is no unemployment, and homes and factories cannot be built fast enough.
They took a lesson from our past. They got rid of their pure socialistic system.
They maintained a touch of socialism and added a bucket full of capitalism, and look what has happened to China in the last 10 years.
Our country is at a critical fork in the road. There are two paths.
One is of increased government control and spending and a future America that will make the Greek situation look like a cakewalk.
The other path is less government control and spending, which will get us back on a path that has made America the greatest nation on this earth.
America's history has been that each generation solved its problems so that the next generation was better off.
You will make that decision on Nov. 6.
My hope is that you will look at what's happened to our country the last 10 years, and then vote to bring America back to what it was and what it can be.
Freer, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, is an electrical engineer retired from General Electric. A native of New York, he and his wife have lived in Charleston since 1979.