If you wish to salvage America, if it is to be done at all, the only answer is to restore in law and in fact the philosophy that holds man as his own rightful property, and his life and his liberties as the material implementation of that fact. Please do not bother about statist notions of “obligations” or “responsibilities” of free men. The only actual, logical “obligation” of a free man is to respect those same rights among other men, and his only collectivized “responsibility” is to pay for the upholding of those rights among all men. This is the sole justification of governments, and it is the sole reason that any form of taxation is logically (and morally) permissible. This means a court system, to resolve disputes among men; a policing mechanism, to apprehend those who violate the rights of men; a national defense to protect against massive attacks on the rights of men. Deprived of the ability to use the power of the state as a gun aimed at the heads of other men in the name of their own peculiar interests, with the threat of a watchful state waiting to punish such aggressors, men must deal with one another by volitional means, i.e., “free trade” or “commerce.”
RTWT. Whatever cause our soldiers were sent to fight and die for over the centuries, it wasn't to defend the country we live in now. This is not the America they swore their lives to, and I increasingly despair of its ever returning.
God help us.