America's founding fathers risked their lives, their fortunes, and even their families for the birth of this republic, a government in which supreme power rests in the hands of the people.
The only thing they asked in return is for future generations to keep it pure. But one journalist says Americans are failing at their duty to guard their constitutional freedoms.
R. Emmett Tyrrell, founder and editor-in-chief of the American Spectator, says the enemy that threatens America is not some outside force.
It's more insidious: a movement of elites, academics, and politicians who want to reshape the country into a socialist nation.
Tyrrell says although liberalism has threatened the very fiber of America, there's a silver lining. In his new book, The Death of Liberalism, he says liberalism is on its way out.
"An ideology that does not respond to its opposition honestly and to the reality of, for instance, trillion dollar deficits is dead," Tyrell told The Daily Caller in a recent interview.
"The debate between conservatives and liberals ended because the liberals were all gone," he said. "Now comes the stealth socialists and cronyism, or 'friendly fascism.'"
According to Tyrrell, harsh economic realities and government overreach have forced Americans back toward common sense and founding principles.
He says it's time for an engaged citizenry to hammer the final nails in to a dying political movement and affirm timeless Republican values in day-to-day lives.
Tyrell talked more about his dire predictions on liberalism and what he views as the "infantile left," on "The 700 Club," June 14. Click play for that interview.