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It Will Take a Moral Movement, Girls

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American Thinker

After the election, conservatives are still full of foreboding — and also a pessimistic hope.  Want to know how to spell “default”? asks Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.  It goes like this: “entitlement reform.”

Or this from Randall DeSoto: it takes about ten years for Americans to get it together and form a political movement for change.  As in1765 to 1776, 1850 to 1860, and so on.

I was taking a similar line back in June, trolling James Piereson’s take in The New Criterion on the fourth American revolution.  Only I prefer a stronger brew, the kind of thing argued by William G. McLoughlin in Revivals, Awakenings, and Reform.  McLoughlin argues that the great reforms in North American history have always been preceded by a religious Awakening.  Liberal economist Robert William Fogel was so impressed that he wrote The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism to warn liberals of the coming threat to their power.

But now liberals think the weather is set fair, what with the black and the Hispanic vote, ObamaCare, and beneficial financial and environmental regulations about to transform America.  It was all laid out in The Emerging Democratic Majority by John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira, and they were just confirming what the Clintons were doing with the Motor Voter Act in 1993.

Don’t look now, liberals, but this is probably the beginning of the end of the Liberal Hour.  We will know this for sure if and when a great new moral movement arises in America.

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  1. JDavid

    November 28th, 2012

    Too late. America has lost its sovereignty, if only through its debt (and that isn’t the only way) alone.
    We are in a dictatorship, and that dictator is a “citizen of the world”, not an American, or a respecter of American laws.
    Dictatorships in history ultimately die violent deaths, and end in conquest/self-destruction.

    The only “hope” now lies in the spiritual realm.

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  2. phil in philly

    November 28th, 2012

    why absolutely, moving the hand written letter at the speed of horse is EXACTLY the same thing and takes the same time as moving elctrons at nearly the speed of light – that ten years ought to take roughly seven months

    and it started wth the tea parties

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  3. muddjuice (Absolutist)

    November 28th, 2012

    Wow. How often have I said now, Spiritual Revival or Civil War? They are just saying both, that one precedes the other……

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  4. Billy Fuster

    November 28th, 2012

    I had a good moral movement this morning…

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  5. xthred

    November 28th, 2012

    Nail hit squarely on head!

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