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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Libertarians: Don't. Lose. Hope.

It's easy to get despondent when every time you turn around another insane idea is about to become policy and shove America and the rest of the world even further down the slippery slope to ruin. Don't! A couple Facebook friends of mine were recently agreeing in a comment thread that this country might be a lost cause, past the point of saving and inevitably headed toward its own destruction. It certainly feels that way sometimes and the day of reckoning for a century of bad policies is frighteningly near, but America is NOT a lost cause yet! I just wanted to share what I said to encourage them:

Come on guys. There's hope. There used to be slavery in this country. Think about that. There used to be a military draft. A bottle of whisky used to be illegal. Under Nixon there were actual wage and price controls on the economy. We have made progress in a lot of ways and overcome some pretty egregious violations of liberty and entrenched attitudes that supported them. Not all is lost yet. We're in for some economic hurt in the next decade for sure. Can't take back the past and we're going to have to pay for it, but there is still a very real chance of restoring our republic. In fact, I'd bet on it happening :)

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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