2020 has been a terrible year for human freedom.
Shocking images of Britons, Canadians and Australians arrested for violating dress codes or engaging in ordinary commerce have flooded the internet.
Bastions of freedom like France, South Korea, Israel, and New Zealand have imposed unprecedented restrictions on their citizens’ freedom of movement.
Religious practices grounded in timeless truths at odds with enlightened elite opinion stand accused of promoting anti-social behavior.
A once-robust free press has faded into a progressive propaganda machine.
Data, studies, analyses, and opinions questioning the official narrative are routinely censored or labeled “misinformation.”
Anyone who notes the obvious — that progressive global elites are controlling information in ways that serve their own interests — is derided as a conspiracy theorist.
This trend is unlikely to reverse itself soon.
History teaches that power, once seized, is rarely relinquished willingly.
When the immediate viral emergency passes, others will arise.
Climate change, racial justice, and economic distribution are already jockeying for position.
On all such topics, an official consensus defines the acceptable range of discourse, opinion, and action.
The United States sits at the epicenter of this struggle.
The American Founding as a constitutional republic of free citizens provided history’s most profound exaltation of human freedom.
The revisionist assault on that freedom has now recast that founding as an expression of oppression, inequality, and injustice.
Progressive elites thus feel no affinity for the constitutional structure at the heart of America. In the past year alone, they’ve insisted that a president seeking confidential advice is obstructing Congress.
They’ve threatened judicial independence through court packing and promised to eliminate the role of states in selecting presidential electors.
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