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Self-Sufficiency Makes this Nation Great

Monday, 25 August 2014 09:28 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Today, Aug. 25, 2014, is my birthday. I am 40 years old. It is a significant age one where people wonder if we have more days behind us than ahead of us, and one which is having a real effect upon my psyche. While thankfully I have an amazing family, great children, and a successful PR Agency, I wonder where all that time has gone.
Some political reflections and observations:
Growing up without much money in a single-parent household in the Bronx, N.Y., my mother encouraged education, and as a result I vowed my children would never want for anything. I also recall that the government was not much help — nor should people rely upon the government. Thankfully, self-sufficiency was stressed — and as one who now employs 100 people, I recognize the great opportunity America presented this grandson of Holocaust survivors. God Bless America!
One of my earliest memories is on March 30, 1981, at 2:25 p.m. Eastern Standard Time when President Ronald Reagan was shot. As much as my revisionist history would like to claim, due to my love of Reagan, I threw a temper-tantrum as Batman and Robin was interrupted due to the incident.
Mr. Law and order, Rudy Giuliani, forever changed New York for the better. He made New York livable — and eliminated so much of the dreck and crime of this city. Anyone who thinks otherwise should have their heads examined.  
Thankfully, from a young age, I was conservative, as my family always believed in self-sufficiency. The classic Winston Churchill quote, “If you're not a liberal at 20 you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at 40 you have no brain” really is not applicable to me. I remember having countless “debates” for many years in schools, and elsewhere for anyone who believed in liberalism on any issue. With America’s first-ever African-American president, everyone should see the opportunity which anyone can create for themselves.
As a product of public schools, I fear that today’s young Americans do not value hard work. I worked 40 hours a week from the age of 12 in a local pizzeria. While China and countless other countries have people working day and night, there is something which has changed in recent times in the American work ethic. I hope and pray it returns.
Today’s political environment sees a scary reality. In New York, elected officials are marching against the police, and nationally, there are actually debates about the virtue of an American who leaked secrets and has been charged with espionage. Let us hope there are better times ahead.
America’s closest allies need to be Judeo-Christian nations — who have shared values with us. Let us hope that future political leaders recognize that.  
I hope the future will bring a better, stronger America for the remainder of my years in this world, and for my children. I know that for as long as I am on this earth I will do all I can to make the world a better place.
Ronn Torossian is one of America’s foremost Public Relations executives as founder/CEO of 5WPR, a leading independent PR Agency. The firm was honored as PR Firm of the Year by The American Business Awards, and has been named to the Inc. 500 List. Torossian is author of the best-selling "For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations." For more of Ronn Torossian's reports, Go Here Now.

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Today, Aug. 25, 2014, is my birthday. I am 40 years old. It is a significant age one where people wonder if we have more days behind us than ahead of us, and one which is having a real effect upon my psyche.
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