These days talking about basic economics can feel like talking politics – especially given the hyper-partisan nature of today’s political environment. The fact of the matter still remains – our free enterprise system is under attack.

The failure of our economy to recover after several years of massive federal intervention – including a failed stimulus package, over-reaching and burdensome regulations, and an overhaul of the health care system – demonstrate that the road to prosperity is paved by free enterprise, not government intrusion.

Regardless of your political affiliation, everyone needs to know that protecting our free enterprise system ultimately means more jobs, more income and more wealth for more people.

According to a July 2011 Zogby poll, only 50 percent of adults believed their families could achieve the American Dream. This was down from 68 percent in November 2008. More worrisome, just 44% believed it’s possible for middle class families to achieve it.

We cannot let the American Dream turn into the American Myth. If those who earn a living from the free enterprise system do not promote, protect and defend it, who will?

The time to stand up for the principles of free enterprise and individual liberty is now! But one person alone cannot make the difference – we need your help. Please help spread the message to your family, friends and colleagues, and most importantly your employees.

Along the right-hand side of this page are some materials to help you take the first steps toward talking about free enterprise and why it matters.