Friday, February 25, 2011

The Final Death of the 20th Century

The last few weeks have been among the most exciting and promising in recent memory.

People all over the middle east are rising up against the tyrants who have lorded over them for decades.

Even Colonel Gaddafi -- a brutal dictator, who has been in power for 42 years -- is fighting for his survival. This should tell us all that something very big is happening in the world.

The turmoil isn't just occurring in the middle east.

Beleaguered taxpayers in Europe and America have staged their own revolutions as well -- booting out fiscally irresponsible politicians who have run up their public debt and torpedoed their economies.

In America, the Tea Party movement helped spur an electoral revolution that saw the largest GOP gains in the Congress in more than a generation.

Expectedly, the forces of reaction are waging a bitter fight against change.

Government bureaucrats and others who live off of tax money have staged violent protests in Greece, France, and the U.K.

In the U.S., the teacher's unions are mounting an all out effort to hold on to the unchecked power that they have over our wallets and our children.

America has among the worst public schools in the developed world. Last year we were 25th out of 34th in math and science. People across the political spectrum understand that we need fundamental reform in education. Over the last three decades, every proposal by both Democrats and Republicans to fix the public schools have been met by bitter opposition from the NEA and other government employee's unions. The NEA has been successful in blocking any and all change.

Today, the NEA is fighting for it's very survival.

The more I look at what's going on around the world, the more I am convinced that we are witnessing the final death of the 20th century and the concept of the all powerful state that it spawned.

People from Tea Party members in America to lowly peasants in Libya are standing up and saying: we've had enough, NO MORE.

It's a great time to be alive to witness this monumental struggle for freedom against the state.

The sad part is that America may very well lag in this revolution because our vested interests are the most powerful vested interests on earth. It's going to take more than one election to push them aside.

Let's hope that our resolve remains strong and that we remain focused, so that America remains the leading beacon of freedom in the world.

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