John Andrews, a Colorado state senator, is founder and past president of the Independence Institute in Golden, Colo.

By John Andrews

Tocqueville, We Are Here

Americans in our determination to win the struggle against our enemies must be vigilant lest we lose, in the process, our identity as a free society. Our heritage of liberty will not be overtly abandoned. But there is the danger that it will be gradually hollowed out by one concession after another in the name of a comfortable and risk-free existence-a powerful impulse in modern culture for decades now, and far more so since Sept. 11. … more