By the Left Coast Rebel
Earlier this year Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch chatted with South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint.
The interview runs about 28:00 but is well worth the time to watch:
It’s hard to win elections when you’re talking about limited government if the constituents want more from government. You see that phenomenon on display in Greece. When the country is going down in flames, there are still people in the street, demonstrating for more government benefits. We’ve got to understand we’re in trouble, that we don’t have much time. [...]We can turn things around. One of the main points of the book is that we forgot what makes America exceptional. We’re a bottom-up country, very individualistic. Every other country was top-down, where a king, or dictator, or general can shape things from the top. But we were different and we were successful, because we began at the individual level.
-Jim DeMint to Reason.tv January, 2012