I haven’t thought about this individual in years, but apparently he’s into politics:
On Glenn Beck’s radio show last week, I quipped in response to our wayward federal government, “I may run for president of Texas.”
That need may be a reality sooner than we think. If not me, someone someday may again be running for president of the Lone Star state, if the state of the union continues to turn into the enemy of the state.
From the East Coast to the “Left Coast,” America seems to be moving further and further from its founders’ vision and government.
He’s got a point, but he hasn’t identified the cause of these symptoms:
Every nation, as soon as it is born, begins to die.
It dies because as it grows, its people grow farther from having any understanding of reality, which makes them unstable and self-centered. Society is a surrogate reality. The reality they prefer is one in which they are each kings who control reality with their thoughts and make things different by wishing them so.
They they demand a number of freedoms, including liberalization and democracy, so that they can finish off the society.
Just like overcoming our urge to reach for that second cheeseburger is how we as individuals stay fit, overcoming our urge toward decay is how we as civilizations stay fit.
That requires periodic and rigorous re-assertion.