The good life
The concepts of freedom, faith, industry, integrity and independence live outside us. The Kingdom of God and the building blocks of our lives are within. Happiness is intrinsic.
True change first finds its origins within us. When we realize that we should alter our course the change or realization must first happen internally before it becomes manifest in our outer environment.
This quotation from Ezra Taft illustrates the relative futility of imposed change. "The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature." The qualities the founding fathers held most dear were intangibles.
The far left liberals believe in collective salvation as a means of transforming America. They want to legislate their ideology to make our nation a better place. These Ivy League intellectuals know what the best case scenario should look like but they don't know how to implement or administrate it. They pass laws that no one has read and haven't the slightest idea what the long term effects of their utopian plans will be on average American citizens. The far left intellectuals are reminiscent of fairy godmothers wishing us into a new and improved nation.
They feel that the desired changes are beyond our comprehension and would never happen if we are left to our own devices. So they want to step in and create a nanny state government to take care of us and seem to have forgotten the USA is supposed to be a place where the government is to be of the people, by the people and for the people. The party in power intends to mold and shape our futures without any input from the people and call it progress.
Government is fast becoming an out of control giant drunk on political power and intent on spending money that we do not have.
Collective salvation is extrinsic. It works from the outside in the form of legislation that would shape and mold our society. This cookie cutter change that is imposed on us by Washington leaves us very little self determination and personal freedom. Socialism has never elevated a nation into greatness so the odds are good that it never will. Real change and progress has its origins inside us. Freedom is up close and personal.
The real change needed is a change of legislators and administration in Washington.