Not only is critical thinking extinct in the public sphere, but in the personal as well. Dysfunctional individuals and families clearly outnumber the functional. I think people had more sense during prehistoric times. Just when you think someone couldn’t possibly be any dumber, they out-do themselves. We’ve replaced individual responsibility with collective dependence. Nothing, absolutely nothing, demands more of us than liberty. Socialism demands we take care of others at the point of a gun. Liberty demands we take responsibility for ourselves, reap the rewards and suffer the consequences.