"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Viral Power of Grassroots Conservatives

There is a lot of energy out there, very creative energy, dedicated to the proposition that the federal government, as currently constituted, is a pernicious drag on ordinary people.   Using the power of the Internet, grassroots conservatives are able, through the viral nature of how smart ideas spread in our society, to get the word out over the heads of the MSM in ways that never could have happened even ten years ago.   Youtube is one of the greatest leveling inventions ever, and we haven't even begun to tap its influence, I think.   Anyway, here is a video from the Powerline blog's contest that recently awarded prizes for the best way of presenting what the debt crisis means to America.   It's called "Doorbell," and it's everywhere:

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