Americans generally have an appearance of pride nad conviction of our counrty and its citizens. This however cannot be based on the past alone. Is an achievement of your great grand father a reason to salute you? It may provide a path to examine you, but can you stand on your own merits?
http://mises.org/story/2874 a MUST READ article.
"After more than two centuries of "constitutionally limited government," the results are clear and incontrovertible. At the outset of the American "experiment," the tax burden imposed on Americans was light, indeed almost negligible. Money consisted of fixed quantities of gold and silver. The definition of private property was clear and seemingly immutable, and the right to self-defense was regarded as sacrosanct. No standing army existed, and, as expressed in George Washington's Farewell Address, a firm commitment to free trade and a noninterventionist foreign policy appeared to be in place. Two hundred years later, matters have changed dramatically."
"how can we ever succeed in implementing such a fundamental constitutional reform?...Essentially, the answer to this question is the same as that given by the American revolutionaries more than two hundred years ago: through the creation of free territories and by means of secession. "
Thanks to despotic policies and institutions of present day politics, it is arguably illegal to openly discuss secession and secession itself has been declared un-constitutional.
Even though there is a clear and present history of it in America.
Join groups, vote, distribute literature, vote, educate children, vote, and change the structure from within. Hope for the best, plan for the worst. Watch the government, they are surely watching YOU.