1a: to put or change into an improved form or condition b: to amend or improve by change of form or removal of faults or abuses
2: to put an end to (an evil) by enforcing or introducing a better method or course of action
3: to induce or cause to abandon evil ways
4a: to subject (hydrocarbons) to cracking b: to produce (as gasoline or gas) by cracking
intransitive verb: to become changed for the better
Those who have talked with me or read my blog would probably guess that I listen to Glenn Beck. I'm going to forthrightly declare myself guilty as charged and happily so. I don't agree with him on everything (but, hey I don't agree with my parents on everything). One of the things that I have particularly appreciated about Glenn is that he has opened my eyes on Progressivism. This past year I have learned more about 20th century US politics than I did in 4 years of studying history in college.
The Progressives were the ones who started the call for reformation. I would not mind the word much if it was used in its proper definition. But, I kind of feel like the definition of reform, at least in regards to anything to do with government, now just means bigger government. If a problem needs fixing the government is just the institute to do it right? Wrong, they keep messing it up, which begs for more reformation. Its a ridiculous cycle that has brought us to a ridiculous place.
I'd like to propose we focus on a new R word, restoration.
1: Give back, return
2: to put or bring back into existance or use
3: to bring back to or put back into a former or original state: Renew
4: to put again in possession of something
I'd like for there to be a restoration of principles of freedom. I have several principles in mind that I plan on addressing soon. I feel like restoring principles of freedom will become a fairly common theme for me. So, I guess this post is an advanced warning for posts to come. :)