Like you, I’m skeptical of what our politicians tell us these days. But I must say that Congressman Paul Ryan—who became the face of reasoned opposition to the destructive health care legislation—has shown with this article that he fully understands the current assault on our freedoms. The article is long, but I urge all of you to read it (if you haven’t already seen it) and forward it to your contacts. Congressman Ryan skillfully articulates the problems and choices we face as we shape our national identity moving forward.

Here’s an excerpt:

Americans are preparing to fight another American Revolution, this time, a peaceful one with election ballots…but the “causes” of both are the same:

Should unchecked centralized government be allowed to grow and grow in power … or should its powers be limited and returned to the people?

Should irresponsible leaders in a distant capital be encouraged to run up scandalous debts without limit that crush jobs and stall prosperity … or should the reckless be turned out of office and a new government elected to live within its means?

Should America bid farewell to exceptional freedom and follow the retreat to European social welfare paternalism … or should we make a new start, in the faith that boundless opportunities belong to the workers, the builders, the industrious, and the free?