This article was originally published by Daniel McAdams at The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.
When empires fall, they do not go down gracefully. The collapse is sudden and the consequences are permanent.
Like the schoolyard bully who is finally defeated, his former victims and enemies revel in his fall. The US empire is now teetering on such a collapse. The signs are all around us. Aggressive US foreign policy, self-destructive monetary policy that debases the currency and hides inflation, a monstrous national and individual debt load. The writing is on the wall and the wise are preparing. What can we do? Tune in to today’s Liberty Report:
Dr. Ron Paul is the author of Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom. The term “Liberty” is so commonly used in our country that it has become a mere cliché. But do we know what it means? What it promises? How does it factor into our daily lives? And most importantly, can we recognize tyranny when it is sold to us disguised as a form of liberty?
Dr. Paul writes that to believe in liberty is not to believe in any particular social and economic outcome. It is to trust in the spontaneous order that emerges when the state does not intervene in human volition and human cooperation. It permits people to work out their problems for themselves, build lives for themselves, take risks and accept responsibility for the results, and make their own decisions. It is the seed of America.