We're all worried about America's economic turmoil, millions of lost jobs, and Washington's "deer in the headlights" paralysis. We're facing the biggest challenges in decades. But while policymakers have temporarily lost their compass, the rest of us can keep our vision clear.
Let's go back to basics. America is a great nation because our liberty and freedom has fueled our creativity, innovation and enterprise. These qualities have led to industries that have fed the world, invented miracle drugs to save lives, and created technologies that increase the quality of life the world over. These successes have depended on America's skilled workforce with the know-how to create and build things better than anyone anywhere else.