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Losing America
National Review Online, by Peter Kirsanow

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Posted By:starbaby, 6/10/2013 3:04:58 PM

How much more will Americans take? The “fundamental transformation” of America proceeds apace. The erosion of our freedoms and traditions, once incremental and barely perceptible, accelerates daily. Armies of bureaucrats commanded by political ideologues remarkable mainly for their galactic incompetence intrude on ever more aspects of our lives — aspects both large and small. They tell us what light bulbs we’re allowed to use and how much water we may flush. They stick swabs in our mouths to collect our DNA and order us to buy health insurance we don’t want.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fed-up, 6/10/2013 3:31:45 PM     (No. 9369278)

What a great article. But now I´m depressed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hoopsfan, 6/10/2013 3:46:40 PM     (No. 9369303)

Powerful article and right to the point.

Can we reverse these trends?



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Reply 3 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 6/10/2013 3:46:54 PM     (No. 9369305)

@#2: That why I can`t read this article....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wsdiego, 6/10/2013 3:47:02 PM     (No. 9369306)

This only the beginning! 2014 we can put a stop to it! Vote conservative!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MattMusson, 6/10/2013 4:09:35 PM     (No. 9369345)

Hopefully we can elect libertarians who will protect our rights by Defunding the NSA data centers.

If not, I fear that the Republic will go the way of the Soviet Union.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: djcdjc, 6/10/2013 4:13:11 PM     (No. 9369351)

Defundamentalism is the cure.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 6/10/2013 4:28:30 PM     (No. 9369380)

The problem is that the Libertarian Party could not gain enough members to win a national election. Although most members drifted to the republican party after the failures of the 3rd party efforts. They still can´t exert enough power to take over the GOP and the divide grows.
Some believe that Libertarians are fiscally conservative but not socially while others voice the opposite and are so socially conservative they would destroy the fabric of unity.That probably defined the 2012 election.
When do we join to preserve conservative ideals without radical overtones?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: forward, 6/10/2013 4:39:43 PM     (No. 9369392)

It´s frustrating about Libertarianism in the US. It seems fated to remain on the sidelines, and whenever I hear from them, it seems the more extremist members dominate what is being said. "Abolish the entire public school system!" or "make all street drugs legal right now!" for example. This is the kind of thing I see whenever I end up in an online forum where libertarians are in the mix. Or when I get leaflets on a street corner from someone who is a self identified libertarian.

We need a sensible, reality-based conservatism that connects well to the saner parts of libertarian thinking but doesn´t let the extreme libertarian positions get all the airtime.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 6/10/2013 4:47:29 PM     (No. 9369407)

Like a famous line from a Bogart movie,

"You´ll take and you´ll like it!"

Until someone starts paying the price and standing responsibility for these outrageous violations of the our Constitution, that´s the way it´s gonna be!

And, like a kid who never gets in trouble for stealing from the cookie jar, even when caught red handed- it will get much, much worse!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Judith, 6/10/2013 5:13:54 PM     (No. 9369437)

It´s not as though the majority of voters in this country elected, and then re-elected, a man who said he would take the greatest nation in the world and change it....is it?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 6/10/2013 5:40:45 PM     (No. 9369465)

#10, He got the majority of votes. Whether the majority of voters cast them is the question.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Pros7767, 6/10/2013 5:58:22 PM     (No. 9369509)

#7, we start by going to the Tea Party March on Washington D.C. on June 19. With any luck it will be bigger than the 9/12 march.

#10 & 11, anyone who stayed home this last election because they didn´t like Romney is equally responsible for what is happening in this country right now. If all the conservatives came out and voted, it would have been Romney in a landslide.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Salt5792, 6/10/2013 6:12:13 PM     (No. 9369541)

Actually you can get whatever light bulbs you want on the Internet. I assume smuggled in from Mexico.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 6/10/2013 7:00:16 PM     (No. 9369619)

At what point will the citizenry revolt with civil disobedience and/or physical conflict?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: BigCreek, 6/10/2013 7:48:12 PM     (No. 9369678)

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

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