On that day, may it never come, our war dead will have given their last breath for no more a cause than a piece of land, some natural resources, or a border on a map. Memorial Day will be a much different day, a day to mourn more than the loss of American heroes, but of a free country that once existed that was worthy of their sacrifice.
There will be no shortage negative of ads and personal attacks in the coming months. Conservatism has so much more to offer America than that.
We consider ourselves to be free citizens of a capitalist country operating in a free-market economy. How close we are to not being that much longer, to the extent we even still are, is enough to give one pause. Most of the components of a socialist America are already in place.
If a candidate talks a lot about how much money they'll get for you, and very little of how much of your freedom they'll protect, you should think twice before you vote for them. Just sayin'.
Conservatism is the belief that our founding principles when held and applied, keep America strong and her people free.
Way back in April, I wrote a two-part essay asking the question: Is America Really Free? I believe these two posts define one of the central themes of this blog. Unfortunately, Liberty Relearned was but a fledgling wog of a blog, without many followers to read them at the time. I really think they're worth re-posting as sort of a "best of" look back at 2015. Here are key excerpts from both. Hope you enjoy!