When a storm represents a clear and present danger to people and their property, radar tracks the storm to determine strength and direction. Authorities begin to educate the people about the threat through the media.
So too have many organizations and some media educated the people about the growing threat to their liberty.
The government and the mainstream media do not agree that individual liberty is threatened, or if they do, they do not care. Some suggest mainstream media thinks individual liberty is overrated. Whatever the reasons, they won't educate or warn the people on threats to liberty, so it is up to us.
Warnings are the next level up from the general educational process that makes citizens aware a storm exists, encouraging the population to seriously focus on the danger so as to protect themselves.
In the seizure of our liberty, many recent warnings have also been issued. Books have been written about the loss of our liberty, including Mark Levin's seminal work, Liberty and Tyranny. Glenn Beck has also moved far beyond the educational stage to the warning stage because he believes the threat doesn't just exist – Beck believes the threat is upon us.
Rush Limbaugh openly warns that our liberty is being lost on a daily basis, and has been doing so for years. Using talk radio, the Internet, and a few friendly print media outlets like the Washington Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Examiner, and Human Events, significant numbers of the population have been both educated, and warned.
For many years, the solution to the threat to our liberty was delegated to a political party system, but that system has clearly failed. Like the Army Corps of Engineer's dikes and pumps failed the population of New Orleans resulting in the destruction of an entire city, systems often do fail.
But it is not important to know right now why systems fail. There is time enough to sift through the debris and write a report or perhaps a book later. We could try to place blame, but right now we have to save our liberty.
What's important is we know Grassroots activism works. Whether it's donating money for supplies and medical services, or being on-site to fill sandbags, the American people have always risen to the occasion. Claims that Americans are lazy and selfish should be directed at those who do not lend direct aid to help their fellow man.