Fiscal conservatism is not enough: The tea party wants to win the culture war

“The most important speech at FreePac, however, was Matt Kibbe telling the assembled leaders for freedom ‘Politics is not enough,’ as Kibbe said. ‘We must take over every aspect of our culture if we’re going to take our country back.’

Restoring freedom and limiting government can not be accomplished just with political engagement or even by focusing on good policy. We must engage and retake our culture and its institutions.

The only way to limit government is to restore a culture that insists it be limited. Further, that culture must provide a way to meet the needs of society currently met by big government.