Just one year ago, I—like many Americans—was deeply disheartened and concerned about the direction of our nation. A popularly elected president had promised to “fundamentally transform the United States” on the campaign trail. World leaders and newspapers were marking the death of free-market capitalism.(from dailycaller.com)
Fortunately, a civic reawakening of sorts kept concerned citizens from merely bracing themselves for the shockwaves of a radically changing political environment. In “Rules for Radicals,” Saul Alinsky warned of an inevitable counter-revolution to the radical policies he espoused—policies, and tactics, that have been deployed day in and day out in the halls of Washington over the past year.
The Tea Party movement is that counter-revolution. It is the instinctive American backlash to a government that has grossly overstepped its bounds exemplified in bailouts, handouts, and the persistent pursuit of radically expanding the size and scope of government though cap and trade, government-run health care initiatives, and other initiatives.Democrats still control the White House and both chambers of Congress and, despite the concerns of their confused, uneducated constituents, they show no signs of relenting on their promise to deliver this brave new America. Yet today I’m more hopeful than ever about the future of our nation.
• Summary of Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals'
• More Saul Alinsky stories: here
• 'Rules for Radicals' at amazon.com
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