[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]America is imperfect, but it has stood as a beacon of hope and opportunity for countless people throughout its history. It is a land of opportunity and, despite whatever Barack “You Didn’t Build That” Obama has to say about it, it is still a country that rewards hard work and success.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]However, this notion is endangered as many seek to mimic the kind of rampant inequality and defunct economics previously seen to fail in countries like the former Soviet Union and Venezuela.
Meanwhile, China, a communist country, has emerged as a global player by turning to staunch capitalism and aggressive trade deals.
According to Miss Texas, however, America is still a great country and the land of opportunity. When offered a loaded question, Miss Texas, Ylianna Guerra, a contestants in the Miss USA pageant, defended capitalism and pushed-back against the “punish the rich” crusaders.
Guerra was offered a question that wondered if the government should “impose boundaries on salaries of executives” who are wealthy. The question detailed that some CEOs earned “around 300 times as much as the average worker salary” in 2014.
Guerra did not take the bait. Instead, she opined to roaring applause,
“If you work hard enough, you can attain anything. This is the land of opportunity and CEOs — I believe they work hard enough for their money, so I believe they should be able to attain whatever it is they’re working for.”
Ms. Guerra was the first runner-up.
On one hand, it is tremendous to see this beauty defend the American system that has rewarded hard work and success.
On the other hand, however, it is truly sad that such an endorsement of capitalism has become so rare that Guerra’s response has created a stir within the news cycle.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]