Will we save our Republic, or follow so many other civilizations and stumble into despotism, decline and destruction?
If we continue on our current path, despotism and decline are inevitable. Do we have time to avoid destruction? Step one: we need to ‘talk it up’ daily, engaging friends, associates, relatives and neighbors in a national conversation about the future of our country.
For those passionate about our democratic republic and the blessings of liberty, here are some tools we can use to rebuild our country, information we can use to ‘talk it up’:
The Nature of the Problem
Dimensions of the Solution
One thing we must stop, absolutely. We must stop responding to all the anti-American critics who accuse us of every crime under the sun. It is their strategy to shove us up against the wall with a verbal barrage, keeping us off message. We have the truth. We bow to no one. Whether faced with outright misrepresentations or false accusations (e.g. racism, anti-intellectualism etc.), we must learn to brush the gnats aside and promote our message, leaving them speechless.
One thing we must start, absolutely. We must start taking the initiative in the national debate. Rather than always responding, allowing the opposition to force us into a defensive posture, we must go on offense, take the initiative, set the agenda, driving home the essential arguments required to persuade others we are right. And we must always, always, promote our message with cheerful, positive, uplifting articulation.