In response to:

Happy Birthday, President Reagan

HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 3:26 PM
My, what a thoughtful response, Carol. Just throw around terms like communism, socialism, and fascism -- none of which fit A.L.'s carefully considered positions on politics and economics -- and claim that he somehow doesn't understand the "REAL history of America." I'm a retired archivist with an MA in history, and it certainly appears to me that A.L. has a pretty firm lay grasp of American history. So is your problem that he doesn't repeat the nonsense laid out by the execrable likes of pseudo-historian David Barton?

This idea -- that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power -- is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.

You and I are told we must choose between a left or...