We need a revolution.
There is already a peaceful revolution of ideas going on right now. The simplest way to describe it is: statism v. limited government/non-statism.
The argument between liberal/democrat v. conservative/republican cannot stand any longer because there is essentially no difference between the two when it comes to their solutions. The established opinion is that more government is better than less it is just a matter of how the republicans v. the democrats wish to institute that solution.
Seriously, if we want a bigger and more wide spread revolution we must educate ourselves on the philosophy of liberty and spread the message of its possibilities. In other words we must inspire people to want real “change”.[/quote]
Lifty, I agree.
However, given the current state of education and the politically-charged media, I’m not very sanguine about American voters and their capacity, or willingness or ability to learn about the nature of liberty: what it is, how to protect it, and what its enemies are.
At least, not until we undergo a period of protracted education about the dangers of collectivism, and thereby newly rediscover the importance of liberty and the institutions that protect it.
What we had - if even briefly, if even imperfect - was unique in the history of the world, and a beautiful thing. Too bad our teachers and educational systems have been drilling the opposite into the heads of our children for the past 30 years.