Sometimes I feel we're expecting too much.
I understand that the Constitution should be protecting us from a lot of the things that are happening today, however it's taken 100 years of statist progressivism to get to this point.
It may take 100 years of liberty progressivism to fix it. The problem is getting the people to stop begging for statism and getting them to start begging for liberty.
Dr. Paul did well to identify the causes for which people are begging for liberty in his 2012 campaign book "Liberty Defined".
Progressives are able to win against liberty by making the people beg for statism. This is because they propose policies and programs that offer solutions to problems, and those solutions are overseen by the government. It's almost to the point where Americans, a people once described as having the motto "Don't Tread on Me", are ready to fully embrace full on Statist, Fascist, Utopian society.
If Liberty is to take back the soul of America we must, using each person's liberty issue, show people that government solutions inherently sacrifice liberty for somebody and absolve us of personal responsibility. People need to realize that their choice is between living as a serf, or living as a free man and that the gray area in between is only temporary as there will always be constant movement towards one of those states of being. What they need to see is that the Constitution was set up as a measure to prevent America sliding to the point of no return, in which the will of the people can no longer prevent the onset of tyranny.