Well written article with more insight into the meaning of the 2010 midterm elections.
From the article:
“In this context, the modern liberal and the progressive movements can be considered a counter-revolutionary force. The leaders of these movements have pursued the use of government power to protect individuals from poor decisions and to intermediate between them and businesses. In the process, they have necessarily empowered government bureaucrats to intrude in ever more ways into the day-to-day lives of the average American. For example, the Institute for Justice reports that today more than 1 in 3 Americans need the government’s approval to do their job. In the 1950s only 1 in 20 needed a government license.
The result has been to recreate the hierarchical order of old, but one in which the role of the ancient aristocrat is assumed by the modern intellectual. Driven by the power motive, these individuals seek elected or bureaucratic office or influence through their advisory roles. The ever expanding number of regulations and agencies reflects their position that individuals cannot be trusted to manage their own affairs or cope with the social challenges through voluntary organizations. The inevitable consequence is that individual liberties have to be subordinated to the collective good, as determined by whoever happens to be in power. Mandates and regulations imposed from above, rather than persuasion and voluntary action, have become the preferred approach to addressing society’s imperfections.”
Time to throw off the chains of our current aristocracy and breath free again!