Richard Ebeling emails:
I have a new article on the news and commentary website, “EpicTimes,” on, “Regardless of Who Wins in November, Freedom and Liberty Both Lose: ‘New America’ is a Perpetual Conflict of Social Classes, Racial Groups, and Gender Identities.”
A presidential campaign concentrates attention on the corruption, hypocrisy and plundering of modern American politics, a politics that has given us the likes of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and a host of other competitors for a shot at the White House.
But to understand why and who we have come to have the alternatives that seem to be in front of us, we must appreciate how much we have drifted away from the original and true ideas and ideals of a free America grounded on the principles of individual rights and liberty with free enterprise and limited constitutional government.
The current political drama surrounding this year's choices for the presidency reflects a century's long counter-revolution against liberty by collectivism, statism and socialism, all which reject the premises of a free society for a world of group identity and power-lusting with "strong leaders" promising to take the citizens to the promised land of "entitlements" and privileges at other’s expense.
Only by trying to appreciate how we have gotten to where we are as represented by this year's presidential hopefuls can we understand the road that we need to take to begin the restoration of liberty in America.