But what happens after all the bogeymen have been vanquished? What if opposing the incompetence of the European Union, the biases of the American media, the corruption of crony capitalism, the arrogance of political power brokers, and allegedly unfair global trade deals is not enough?
The key to American prosperity in this new era of populism is for moral people to make responsibility matter again by renewing personal virtue and form lasting, mediating institutions that will trump the elitist bogeymen and scapegoats for generations to come.
If we fail as individual Americans to address this core crisis of responsibility, we have only ourselves to blame for what happens next.
David L. Bahnsen is the Managing Partner of The Bahnsen Group of HighTower Advisors, managing over $1 billion of capital. He is a frequent guest on Fox Business and CNBC, and is annually recognized as one of the top advisors in the country by Barron’s, Financial Times, and others.