Thomas Jefferson had a great idea that could be applied today to help restore America to the vision of its founders; that of a nation based upon liberty.
“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical”.1
How can we follow Jefferson’s supplication? One can rebel without resorting to violence by actively voicing dissent against all things establishment. Document the corruption and ineffectiveness of establishment institutions in a blog, educate family and friends as to possibilities for liberty in America if the vast majority of it citizens become informed of what freedom and free markets could provide. Read, research and speak up for liberty.
- “A Little Rebellion Now and Then is a Good Thing: A Letter from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison.” Early America Review 1, no. 1 (1996). This article offers brief descriptive comments on the letter.