What is happening to our country is enough to frustrate and depress even the most optimistic Americans. Many have simply checked out of the public debate altogether, and who can blame them?
“Politics,” supposedly the art of achieving the highest common good for our Republic, has become a bludgeon to replace little platoons and individual decision-making with one-size-fits all solutions …that don’t fit anyone.
When power is taken from individuals and the little platoons, and concentrated in Washington, the fundamental building blocks of our public service and public affection crumbles.
And so government dependence replaces community support and self-reliance. Handouts replace hand-ups. Resentment replaces love of country.
- Jim DeMint, businessman, US Representative, US Senator, author, President / Heritage Foundation