Our big businesses have made us a nation of servants. The Lord doesn’t intend that for his children. He wants them to have independence and freedom. Thus the scriptures say:
Isaiah 5:8 Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
We have come to think of the promise of america as being the promise of the ability to do make a little business become a big business, rather than the promise of freedom and independence. Our american dream has become a big businesses dream. The american dream has become the dream of joining house to house, making small businesses into big ones and making big ones into leviathon ones.
That dream has overcome the american dream of independence to every person willing to labor for his own support.
Instead of family businesses, and family farms, we have businesses conglomerates who have, over the years, exercised immense influence in government, arranging things ever more favorably for themselves, even collecting money from tax payers themselves through such ongoing open abuses as the export import bank.
Our farms are not owned by individuals, but by conglomerate farms. Our businesses owned by individuals cannot compete, partly because of laws and stipulations designed to place a heavy burden on them.
And what have we ended up with instead: We have become a nation of servants.
Ours is a world of enormous companies with layers and layers of managers, with only one person who has a real measure of freedom and independence at the top.
Indeed, our country has been transformed by those who join field to field till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth.
That is not what the Lord desires for his children. He wants his saints to be able to stand independent, rather than to all serve in the house of the gentiles all their days.
Our big businesses have taught our members, with great success, that when you are trying to earn a living, making yet more money supersedes the Sabbath, supersedes family, supersedes honesty, supersedes plain honest talk and plain dealings with our fellow man.
If our members were free and independent, they would do far better in these matters. If they were free and independent, many would not lead double lives, pledging one set of morals at work, and another everywhere else.
We need freedom. We need freedom in what to do. We need independence. We need freedom to hire who we want. Family businesses and small businesses need to be freed from the entanglements of laws that require them to advertise jobs and hire a candidate the government will agree was the most qualified instead of hiring their friend or family member that they know and trust.
We need freedom and independence once again, having won it once by war, we have lost it again by bureaucracy and greed.