Mark Steyn – Coming Apart

Mark Steyn – Coming Apart

It will be great if Mark Steyn ever again finds a note of optimism about America’s future; for now, he’s pretty far down in the realm of hopelessness.  His latest, reproduced below, is hard to dispute.

But the struggle to discover, understand and live the spiritual freedom that America’s founders proclaimed–Reagan referred to it as mankind’s “long climb from the swamp to the stars”–is never over; it is forever ongoing.  No permanent defeat; no final victory.

More from Reagan:

I’d like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There’s only an up or down – [up] man’s old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.

Keep the faith.


Coming Apart