A Momentous Day, Yesterday
Yes, that would be October 27--and it's not just about the Cardinals' comeback in game six of the World Series. It is also the 224th anniversary of the first Federalist Paper
(1787), and the 47th (1964) of Ronald Reagan's "Time for Choosing." David Azerrad
notes the coincidence and the real connection between these two statements of the choices Americans have had to make over the years to obtain and sustain their liberty. The question that confronted the founding generation (is mankind "really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice"), also faced Reagan and us today too. But an additional problem arose for Reagan. He sought a counterrevolution against the Progressive faith in the rule of experts
and the rise of the administrative state
. To restore the Founders' vision of republican self-government, Progressivism must be rejected.
3:03 PM / October 28, 2011