Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | July 4, 2015

America facing the truth II: The dialogue

The watchmen wait for morning.

The watchmen wait for morning.

This post is a follow-on to the earlier post at Liberty Unyielding, “A time for facing the truth.”  The link is in the text below.

I realized after posting the lengthy comment copied below that I had basically written another blog post.  I’m not going to bother cleaning it up or adding points to make it more comprehensive.  Spurring the dialogue on this topic is the most important thing.  So this post will be a summary of the counterpoint created by much-appreciated reader comments from NaCly Dog, Stephanie O’Leary, and teejk, at my original post “A time for facing the truth.”

Disclaimer on my extended comment below:  there are of course other points to make about the vision we need for government and what has to happen to get there.  I haven’t tried to make all of those points, or even give a complete list of what the most important ones are.  Feel free to add your ideas; I’m not neglecting things that may be important, just keeping this going, because we’ve got to stay engaged.

Arguing over what government should look like and do, at this very basic and intellectually difficult level, is the incredible project our Founders undertook.  What I’m saying is that it’s necessary again today, if we want to come out of this crisis of the republic with any liberty left.

NaCly Dog:

J.E. This is well stated and on target. However…

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