If you look back at the original Revolutionary generation, you find that seditious and revolutionary spirit, one completely unlike the current fatuous pro-American “patriotism” on display today with pledges, flags and songs about national greatness.
The 1776 generation consisted of a people who rallied around this principle of liberty (which stands against government control) and its extension in the rights of private property and the pursuit of happiness.
The 2026 generation will consist of people who pursue liberty through self-ownership & non-aggression.
America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government...
Every generation must resist the temptation to believe that it lives in the most dangerous time in American history. The threat of 'terrorism' is real, but it is not the greatest danger ever faced by our nation. This is not to dismiss the threat of 'terrorism', but rather to put it in perspective. Those who seek to whip the nation into a frenzy of fear do a disservice to a country that expelled the British, fought two world wars, and stared down the Soviet empire.
Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome roadside checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our heritage.
America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.