Americans celebrated 235 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence this week. The British Empire quietly attempted to overlook the anniversary that marked the beginning of a slow slide into twilight for them.
Much has been said about the various angles people take regarding July 4th, but one that I think the more-popular media outlets glossed over was the state of liberty in America today. At every turn we find we need, if not a law degree, at least a class or two in law just to operate day to day in anything we do. That in itself is a sign things have progressed too far the wrong way. Common sense is no longer the watchword; today it’s CYA. It’s sad, but true.
I rejoice that Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch from Reason Magazine chose now to release their book, The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with America, a wonderful look at how America can return to policies of individual liberty. Check it out.