Law Office of Jeffery B Kelly - July 2017

Law Office of Jeffrey B. Kelly

107 E. 5th Ave., Rome, GA 30161

(678) 568-2276

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July 2017

the Greatest Country in History BANKRUPTCY HAS MADE THE UNITED STATES

Bankruptcy has helped make the United States the greatest country in history. How is this possible? It has given people a second chance and allowed them to become productive again. Many famous people have filed bankruptcy and recovered. Many people in the history of this country have suffered financial disasters, filed bankruptcy, and recovered in amazing fashion. People like Walt Disney, Henry Ford, Larry King, and Kim Basinger have had to file for bankruptcy and later recovered. Before creating his world-renowned mouse, Walt Disney had a company called Laugh-O-Grams. It did not make it. Walt Disney filed for bankruptcy in 1922. After filing bankruptcy, Disney moved from Missouri to California, and the rest is history. Can you imagine a world without Disney? What if Walt Disney had been thrown into a debtor’s prison? What if he had never been given a second chance? There would be no Disney World! Henry Ford’s first two car companies did not work out. His third try, Ford Motor Company, revolutionized the world. Ford’s creation of the assembly line changed not only the auto industry but almost all industries. What if Henry Ford had been thrown in debtor’s prison? What if he had never been given a second chance? I don’t want to think of a world without my car. Both Larry King and Kim Basinger had to file bankruptcy. After filing bankruptcy, Larry King went on to a successful career at CNN. Kim Basinger has had successful movie career since she filed in 1993.

For a longer list of famous people who have filed for bankruptcy, check out Oklahoma bankruptcy attorney Dan Nunley’s blog at oklahoma- bankruptcy-attorney.com/ stories-of-real-people/ famous-people-who-have- filed-bankruptcy.

Henry Ford’s first two car companies did not work out. His third try, Ford Motor Company, revolutionized the world.

Where did bankruptcy come from? Where did this idea of bankruptcy come from? In the United States, it started with the Constitution, in Article 1, Section 8, clause 4. Our founding fathers did not want a nation

of economic slaves. Therefore, they gave Congress the right to establish “Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies.” Where did the founding fathers get the idea for bankruptcy? The answer to this question may really shock you. They got the idea from the Bible — Deuteronomy, Chapter 15. As authorized by the U.S. Constitution and as shown through these and many other famous examples, Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 can help you recover from a disaster to get a new start. As Dan Nunley says, “Bankruptcy is not permanent dead end on the road to success, just a curve along the way.” I’m thankful I live in a country that will give people a second chance.

– Jeff Kelly

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