American freedom — all 228 years of it — is an affront to the members of the United Nations, and to the U.N. itself., writes Jed Babbin.
On a related subject, Maria emaild that Dr. Sowell’s been writing about the culture war,
There is a culture war going on within the United States — and in fact, within Western civilization as a whole — which may ultimately have as much to do with our survival, or failure to survive, as the war on terrorism.
explains why some are bitter,
What is wrong with America, in the eyes of the intelligentsia? The same things that are right with America in the eyes of others.
If one word rings out, and echoes around the world, when America is mentioned, that word is Freedom. But what does freedom mean?
It means that hundreds of millions of ordinary human beings live their lives as they see fit — regardless of what their betters think. That is fine, unless you see yourself as one of their betters, as so many intellectuals do.
The more the American vision of individual freedom prevails, the more the vision of the anointed fails. The more ordinary people spend the money they have earned for whatever they want, the less is available to the government as taxes to spend for “the common good” as Hillary Clinton recently put it.
emphasizes that “we should never forget that this independence is galling to those who want us to be dependent on them“, and offers a solution.