Stewart’s final opinion essay in ‘Defending America’ series

Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) wrote an op-ed in the Deseret News defending another important idea that has fallen out of favor: American capitalism.

“I defend America as an exceptional nation-created by exceptional ideals, safeguarded by humble and grateful patriotism and continuing in greatness through the opportunity and freedom created by capitalism.”  Stewart writes.
“Though imperfect, free market capitalism has been an incredibly powerful force for good in the world. The combination of liberal democracy and free market economics has lifted billions of people out of poverty and offered more hope to the hopeless than any other economic system in the world. No other economic system even comes close.”

The full op-ed is available HERE.