Monday, July 19, 2010

Announcing "An American Manifesto"

After a year and a half of President Obama and his Democratic Congress Americans are looking at each other in and wondering.

Surely there is a better way to imagine America than the liberal vision of competing victim groups and the presumption of helplessness.

Surely there is a better way to govern America?

Surely we can imagine a better future for our children than an ever-enlarging government.

Surely American deserve better than a government that does less and less with more and more.

It is time to create "An American Manifesto." It is time to imagine life after liberalism and start to create it. It is time to believe in a new America without a thousand liberal interest groups. It is time to imagine an America without a million laws. It is time to believe in an America built upon friendliness, bound together with kindness, and healed with forgiveness.

If we want an America like that, then we have to step up and build it. Liberals can't do it. They wouldn't know how to start. Conservatives must do it. But we can only do it if we reach out to moderates and independents. We must offer them the hand of friendship, and say: there's got to be a better way.

So let us join together, conservatives, moderates, independents, and even a few enlightened liberals. Let us reason together and draft An American Manifesto: Life After Liberalism.

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