Have you read the constitution? Have you read the Federalist papers? The men that put them together were not politicians or lobbyists. They were common men that knew what they wanted from a government and what they weren't going to take. At the beginning of the U.S. we actually were a classical liberal country. We were fed up about lower taxes than we have now. We didn't assume the government owed us anything but life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This was a truly amazing time in our country.
Income inequality has never been higher. "A 2011 study by the CBO found that the top earning 1% of households gained about 275% after federal taxes and income transfers over a period between 1979 and 2007"
"US. Data from the United States Department of Commerce, CBO, and Internal Revenue Service indicate that income inequality among households has been increasing significantly since the late 1970s, after several decades of stability"
What do you mean by social injustices? The lack of healthcare? The government doesn't owe us any of that.
The U.S. wasn't founded on the principles of intervention. That came into our policies in the early 1900s. Our founding fathers wanted to promote peace and diplomacy in our foreign relations rather than intervention. That statement is totally wrong. Show me one place where the constitution allows for that or a writer (of the constitution) wanted that. Show me also in the constitution where it exploits our economy and promotes unsustainable resource consumption. The constitution was not created to give us social benefits. On the contrary, it was there to keep the government from over stepping it's bounds in that way.
I do. He has been consistent in what he thinks for the past 30+ years. He never wavered when he lost support for most of his radical ideas. He doesn't support the Republican machine and wont let it manipulate him. Show me one area where he has.
Obviously he is nothing like that if he is still alive. He fights every day in congress to get the freedom we are so desperate for. But freedom isn't defined by what we can get out of the government. Freedom is is the ability to live our person lives the way we want without the governments influence (excluding of course things like murder). Freedom is when we can decide that we don't want healthcare. Freedom is the ability to get an income without giving it to the government. Freedom is the ability to farm on your land without it being taken from you. Freedom is free trade and a free market. Freedom is being able to use gold as a currency. I can continue on. I don't want my money going to the public school system that I don't even use. I don't want my money going to saving endangered species. I don't want my money going to things that could be made public at no cost to us.
Just look at Europe. They have some of the worst economies. The EU crisis is caused by social programs and Keynesian economists. No government is meant to provide everything for it's citizens. "the Founders distilled their philosophy of government: individual liberty, defined by rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, secured by a government instituted for that purpose with powers grounded in the consent of the governed"
What you want is the government to run your life. I personally want the ability to live my life how I want. That is true freedom to me.