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Last Tuesday I listened to the current President fog his way through a non-State-of-the-Union speech. At this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference, an opposing blowhard orator had the podium. In the interest of fairness and balance, I would like to hear how these words were delivered:

I want everyone in this room and every one of you around the country to succeed. I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed.

Sounds like change I can believe in.

But as President Tokyo Rose reminds us every time he speaks, change isn’t easy. This is perhaps the only point the two political poles agree on:

We're in for a real battle. We are talking about the United States of America -- and there will always be an America, don't misunderstand me -- we're talking about it remaining the country we were all born into and reared and grown into. And it's under assault. It's always under assault. But it's never been under assault like this from within before. And it's a serious, serious battle.

Our statist opponents are masterful campaigners. It seems as though the friends of freedom are surrounded and in retreat. From this position we can choose to respond in the manner of Marshall Foch in 1914: “Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I attack.”

The next War for Liberty will be fought on 10,000 fronts. Every conversation, every perfunctory exchange in our daily business might present an opportunity to press for victory. Learn the strategy, study the tactics, drill on the techniques. Our day to shine is coming.