The re-orientation process from statism to individual responsibility in a truly free society will take a awhile, but it appears to have started. More and more people are beginning to realize statism is leading us to an America never intended, a state of dependence and economic stagnation which will de-moralize a whole nation. For all the micro criticisms and analyses of tea partiers, the more interesting shift is among the general populace which is slowly returning to libertarian, classical liberal roots. Although there is more talk of a conservative movement, the underlying motivating factor driving the resistance to progressivism arises from the revolutionary spirit of the Founders. Freedom is in our DNA, although years of statist education has clouded the vision and led many to the rude awakening of a nanny-state breaking down under the weight of its incompetence and greed for power.
The American people have been deceived into thinking enlightened representatives through democracy would improve upon an outdated Constitution to build a world of justice and equality, and now they face an old beast mentioned often in the Declaration of Independence -- a beast who's worn different masks but never changes its nature. The spirit of America has been suppressed for a long time, but now it's expression is taking shape as we battle against the largest State power play in our history -- healthcare reform.
You still hear the defenders of statism making the claim that the State knows best and that once the government has control of healthcare, all the nation's dependents will be taken care of and the villians of capitalism will be held at bay, punished for their sins. You hear the defenders bash the Wal-Mart-culture and suggest the lifestyes appropriate for a collective society -- what we should eat, smoke and drink -- how we should sacrifice for the whole -- how the best minds know what's best for all -- that you can never make it on your own without the friendly, helping hand of the State -- and without this beneficent State we would be at each other's throats, the strong defeating the weak in concrete-jungle-warfare.
For decades we've heard this propaganda, yet we've built and innovated and helped one another in myriad ways in our communities and during national crises, never stopping to embrace our power to find our own way and create our own better world -- never questioning the ever-growing powerful State and limiting its role in our lives, until now its tenacles threaten to reach into the most private areas of our lives -- enough!
Enough! We are not a nation of dependents -- we are a diverse nation of capable and compassionate individuals who can live in freedom and cooperatively solve our problems. We only need this new direction.