Star Parker

The bad news is that the country is unquestionably in decline.

The good news is that we remain sufficiently free to turn things around.

The compromisers tells us that we have no choice but resign ourselves to a bloated, second class America. They point out the obvious – that Barack Obama won the election – and conclude we should run up the white flag.

They also point to current polling that says the majority of Americans want compromise. Raise taxes, cut spending here and there and move on. Disappearing from the discussion is what is really needed - real unilateral spending cuts, real tax reform, and real overhaul of entitlements.

We should conclude from this how deep-seated our problem is and how badly America needs courageous leadership.

If the founders of America, upstarts against the British Empire, caved in the face of early defeats, the American miracle would have never occurred.

Let’s recall two of Benjamin Franklin’s quotes:

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

Tea Partiers must hang together, hang tough, and continue the winnable fight to restore American freedom.


Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.