Mandeville LA - It is with great joy that I (and the ghosts of the Founding Fathers) watched Part I of IV of the Abbeville Institute's groundbreaking video "Is America Too Big"? presented by Professor Donald Livingston and author Kirkpatrick Sale. The video picks up where Livingston's book - ReThinking The American Union - and his radio interviews with Mike Church, left off: adding a visual component to the issue of scale and our governments. Mike has dozens of transcripts on this site about this issue including here and here and what to do about it. We invite your comments.
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition. Thus we have two great types — the advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins. He admires them especially by moonlight, not to say moonshine. Each new blunder of the progressive or prig becomes instantly a legend of immemorial antiquity for the snob. This is called the balance, or mutual check, in our Constitution. - G.K. Chesterson