It’s easy to become disenfranchised with government. Their continuous attempts to insert their influence over the various aspects of our personal lives is discouraging. Then, as we see the insanity of socialism rising in popularity, people cheering as the nanny state exerts more control, and deliberate attempts by the media to tell us we’re incapable of making decisions on our own, many freedom-loving Americans feel the urge to throw up our hands and give up.
This isn’t what America was intended to be. Our founders trusted the American people. Progressives have been beating the drums of authoritarianism for years to counter the founders’ intention and as we approach another presidential election year, it can seem like their message is starting to win more hearts and minds. We’re witnessing the cultural degradation of our society as news stories remind us how good is being painted as evil and evil is being painted as good.
Every day, I experience at least one moment of apathy. It might come from a news report or a Tweet. It’s that feeling that we’re too late, that America has gone too far from its foundation as a free country operated by free people working together to benefit the collective as a result of working to benefit themselves and their families. The system worked. Collectivism’s documented failures compared to individualism’s undeniable successes should make it clear that when the people are free to advance themselves, society advances as a result. And yet, the specter of collectivist dominance still lingers. It persists. It rears its ugly head no matter how unambiguously the evidence points to its failure, whether its attempts at socialism, communism, or despotism.
Capitalism, limited-government federalism, and adherence to the tenets of true liberalism (in the classical sense) have maintained our nation’s and its people’s prosperity over the centuries. And yet today, a growing number of politicians and their supporters want to tear it all down to replace it with ideologies that have been proven to be catastrophic.
But there’s hope. We continue to fight the good fight. We must spread the word. Every time a sense of apathy overtakes me and makes me question why I keep pushing forward, I need only to look at my children to realize this battle is too important to give up no matter how bad it gets. Things will get worse at some point in the future. Maybe it will be 2020. Maybe we can buy a stay of national execution and beat back the radical progressives at our gates for a little longer. But as long as we’re still making the case for freedom and prosperity, there’s hope.
If you’re feeling like it’s all getting too bad or that we’re losing too many battles on the political, cultural, or religious front, listen to this passionate plea from Glenn Beck. We are Americans. We need to stand up for what that truly means.
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