Time for Thorns

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Department of Sports…

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The USA doesn’t have one.   The closest thing is the United States Olympic Committee,  which officially organizes the athletes that represent the country at the Olympic Games.  The only federal financial support it receives if for select Paralympic military programs.

Practically every other nation at the Olympics has at least an appointed Minister of Sports,  such as the United Kingdom,  or an entire government agency devoted to sports,  like the Chinese.

Yet we continue to win,  without cheating.   You might think that liberals and assorted big-government types would take notice of this and learn from it that government  control seldom  produces the best results.   Freedom to choose what to apply yourself to,  and the help of coaches and family and some natural talent allow our Olympians to excel.

Read the story of gold medalist gymnast Simone Biles and you’ll understand.   In what other country could this young woman have succeeded so brilliantly through her own desire and will?




Written by timeforthorns

August 13, 2016 at 11:51 pm

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