Not only will we have a better country, but as Ludwig von Mises reminds us: "A higher standard of living also brings about a higher standard of culture and civilization."
There’s a new frame in town: The nanny state. In a masterful maneuver of political aikido, conservatives have taken Lakoff’s antediluvian “strict father conservatism” frame and completely reversed it. Conservatism now stands for freedom from authority, while is it progressivism that seeks to implement the new scolding parent metaphor, now known as the “nanny state.” It’s liberals who want to tell you what to do and what is allowed, not conservatives.When you're debating with liberals & socialists, stay a step ahead of them in their ideology. Be a beacon of conservatism to sway others to look at our point of view. Encourage folks that have not thought about these things to reexamine what really is best & if they have not registered to vote, help them to register & think clearly about the issues. Conservatives have & have always had, the superior message; progressives have the inferior ideology, but have the culture, MSM & Hollywood. It's our job to combat that daily & support conservatives politically & financially, wherever & whoever they are.
And this frame is widely accepted by the general public not simply because of superior conservative messaging, but because there is evidence backing it up. It is mostly liberal politicians, not conservative politicians, who pass laws and regulations telling citizens what they can and cannot do, what they must and must not buy, what they are and are not allowed to say.
Who seeks to impose the “strict parent” paradigm now? Liberals. And everyone knows it.