The great economist Thomas Sowell once wrote, “The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best.”
He was absolutely right. And this election, every election, boils down to a basic philosophic question: shall we govern ourselves, or be governed by others? Shall we stand boldly for liberty, or shut up and do as we’re told by our self-proclaimed betters?
Whether you’re supporting Ted Cruz or not, he said something in the interview we conducted with him a week ago that truly resonated with me – and should resonate with every American.
The career politicians, and the establishment cronies to whom they answer, want us all to sit down, shut up, and surrender our liberties for their power and convenience.
Whether it’s guys like Republican Scott Fisher in the Metroplex pushing for Mediciad expansion under ObamaCare, or a police union labeling law-abiding gun owners as “potential criminals,” the crony establishment forces want to deprive you of your rights and liberties because they truly believe they can manage your life and safety better then you can.
They are wrong. They are fighting a losing battle against history. But it doesn’t mean they aren’t going down without a fight. You and I are in the right, but we also have to be in the fight.
With early voting starting on Tuesday around the state, we cannot simply presume the forces of liberty will prevail. We have to press harder and stronger than ever.
One of our founding fathers, Daniel Webster, warned us against politicians who promise to govern us well:
“There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.”
We should seek servants who will reject the corrupt cronyism of the past and instead safeguard our liberties for the future.