I posted something on The Road to Concord today that some of you might be interested in reading:
[NOTE: This is the first of what I hope will be an ongoing series of posts. From the time I first started to develop my idea for the RTC, I have intended to include this series in the blog. It is not enough to teach people the rules that govern Natural Law; you also have to help them understand how to apply them in real life. That’s what this series is intended to do. So, whenever you see one of these posts, you will find that it links to a story taken from the headlines of the day. It will also contain a brief comment from me with links to the several posts I have written which explain the specific aspects of Natural law which are being violated by the person(s) or event reported in the link. I hope you will find this series of value in helping you learn how to apply the principles and ideals I am trying to teach on this blog.]
Still, you’ll hear voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s the root of all our problems, even as they do their best to gum up the works; or that tyranny always lurks just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, creative, unique experiment in self-rule is just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.
We have never been a people who place all our faith in government to solve our problems, nor do we want it to. But we don’t think the government is the source of all our problems, either. Because we understand that this democracy is ours. As citizens, we understand that America is not about what can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but absolutely necessary work of self-government.
The cynics may be the loudest voices—but they accomplish the least. It’s the silent disruptors—those who do the long, hard, committed work of change—that gradually push this country in the right direction, and make the most lasting difference. [Emphasis added]