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Dear Kat...

I agree with you. As John Adams said "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." At the same time we should not underestimate the fact that now we have a STRONG Federal Government, weak States, and majority of Americans who refuse to be self-governed; they want a King to govern them instead.

In this particular environment of growing Government and reduced economic liberties and civil liberties, I see that the Liberty Movement, as reignited by Dr. Ron Paul, is carelessly going in a dangerous direction. I believe that this derailment is propelled by the lack of knowledge of history and the fundamentals of Classical Liberalism and Conservatism.

The political philosophy that is based on the belief in liberty is the Classical Liberalism. The same political philosophy that was dominant in the U.S.A. during the 18 and 19th centuries. This is the political philosophy of John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

The direction of the Liberty Movement should be the restoration of these principles by personal example. More factual, realistic and close to real life rather than demonstrating fanatical idealism. It starts on the individual level - from the grassroots. It does not come from the top-down, e.g. from the highest places of the Federal Government down to the States and then to the Individuals.

Perhaps you remember the topic asking whether it is OK to take welfare and still be liberty minded. Do you remember that the majority of comments in that thread were in support of taking welfare, and as a result, willfully becoming a dependent and a slave to the Government? Faith in Liberty without Acts is dead.