• • What a Super Bowl ad tells us about ourselves
Marta H. Mossburg, CNHI News Service Atlas Shrugged | Why else would a heartfelt speech about the demanding life of farmers given in 1978 at a Future Farmers of America convention win so many fans across the country in 2013? And to give another example, why would Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel “Atlas Shrugged,” a celebration of the individual against the tyranny of the government, remain on all-time bestseller lists?
Those two items should scare those who think that God and the Constitution are dead and government is the solution to civil society’s ills. They may be winning, based on statistics of government dependency, but they are not yet the legitimate heirs to the American political throne. That means those who believe in limited government and personal responsibility still have a window of opportunity. But they need the right people to express the message.