Monday, May 26, 2008

Winning the Future

In speaking with one of the editors on the state of America and the upcoming elections I noted the pessimistic tone of how we see the immediate future.  With essentially 3 liberals contesting the "major" party nominations what is a conservative, libertarian or originalist to do?

I was struck in reading by two approaches.  One aspect is that current political structure and elections isn't as important as "winning hearts and minds" in our every day life and activities.  Not so much to contest those who's minds we can't or won't change but to shore up those of right thinking people. 

The other aspect depends on how we work with and raise children.  Instilling in youth real American values.  Not those values purported to be "mainstream" by our public education and media but the values propagated by our founders and our judeo-christian history and ethic. 

The pessimism comes from the fact that politicians, in most part, don't see themselves as servants but as rulers who know what is best for us and many if not most Americans' ignorance and/or apathy about the role of government.  A republic exists so the people establish the base of law and representatives are simply to make laws reflecting that.  Currently our lawerly lawmakers make whatever laws they think will best foster their perpetuation in power.  Our judges often make things up out of whole cloth based on their own political world view.

We can take back America.  Read the two linked articles above for good starting points.  Also, when you are pessimistic, don't forget that there ARE millions and millions of Americans who still believe in freedom and aren't sheep of the state.

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