Conservative cartoons and Opinion
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thomas Jefferson once said “One man with courage is a majority.”
There is a battle line forming in our society. Government is on one side and liberty on the other. We must recognize this battle line and choose to defend it. We need to redouble our efforts and we need intellectual reinforcements. MLK once shook America awake to the fierce urgency of Now. My dear friends cough up the tranquilizing drug of gradualism for it is men of action that are needed.
Perhaps it is not yet time to pledge your life, fortune and sacred honor, but every one of us must look for a way of contributing more to advancing the cause of liberty.
The distinguishing characteristic of the founding fathers was that they were willing to lose. Willing to lose everything, a band of brothers came together of their own free will to communicate big ideas to an audience of non-experts. These ideas would soon result in a ragtag revolution which whipped the most powerful military force in the world at that time. They codified this revolutionary thought in the founding documents. They were men of ideas! We need an injection of fresh ideas once again. We need a clear set of philosophical principles to guide our actions. Ideas matter in the political and policy world, a lesson we are learning hard as Obama reshapes our country with his ideological coup.
We need to communicate an appealing vision of a free society to our friends and fellow Americans and we need to show them the nuts and bolts of how to achieve it.