It started out in the American revolution. It was called “independence,” and it was good. Then came the French revolution. It was called “Self,” and it was bad. The American Left continues the idea of “Self,” to the detriment of American democracy.
You can’t put a million personal “goods” above what common sense tells you is the common good—that’s chaos. Democracy demands a contribution from each of us, and that means uprightness and honesty. You want to be liberal, all right, but don’t do it in this country or soon there’ll be anarchy and autocracy.