Citizens need to be big, important, autonomous, and strong in the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
This is impossible as the STATE gets BIGGER and BIGGER. Liberty gets smaller. Individuality gets smaller. Human character gets smaller.
Dennis Prager says that this is not the vision of America’s founding. It is the vision of the welfare states of Europe. Which do you prefer?
In the modern period, America has begun to import European ideas about the STATE. We’re starting to think less about taking care of ourselves. We think less about taking care of others, the stranger. And we hurt ourselves by ignoring the moral demand to take care of ourselves and others. We actually become less as the STATE becomes MORE.