If it's true that the American public is skittish of radical change, and if limits on government power and the creation of a free market are considered radical in 2011, how about this -- how about we just head in a different direction toward more limitations and more freedom? If radical systemic changes scare you, then how about we agree that the direction in which we're headed is disastrous, and, thus, we need to go in the direction of private sector enpowerment in a free market?
If, as I suspect, incremental changes don't stop our powerful statist system set in motion toward collapse, then we can reassess and apply stronger, limiting measures. All we need is a majority ready to work to unravel government entanglements which are strangling the economy. I hate politics as much as the next person, but we've allowed the political realm to subordinate the economic realm, so it will take diligence to free ourselves from the entanglements and then maintain the freedom we win. Don't believe those who say that a, unregulated market created this mess, because it simply isn't true. Read Thomas E. Woods book, Rollback, if you want to know why our market isn't free and hasn't ever been completely free. It's the best current book on the market. And, don't believe people who say that a free market is a pipe dream and can't be created in a complex society. It simply isn't true.
If enough individuals come to the realization that a new direction is needed, we can do it, and great things can happen. We can generate new wealth and prosperity and raise the living standards of even the poorest among us. Or, we can turn our fate over to the State and hope enough crumbs come our way. I wouldn't count on receiving very many crumbs, because the present system is failing, and it's only going to get worse. What do you say? How about this? What can it hurt?