I believe that FOX Nation has the potential to do to the Internet what FOX News did to cable television. That is, be a disruptive, transformative--but also profoundly constructive--media force.
Just as FOX News brought a new vision and voice to the media landscape in the 90s--fair and balanced reporting, plus strong debate and commentary--so FOX Nation will bring still more vision and voice in the decade to come. Only this time, the vision and voice will come from you, the American people. That's right: Thanks to FOX Nation, all Americans will now have a landmark forum, a watershed opportunity to speak out on the issues they care about, want to learn more about--and do more about.
FOX Nation itself takes no position on issues--although unlike so many other Web portals, FOX Nation does begin with the presumption that America is a special and unique place, a blessed land to be treasured and defended.
So members of the Leave Us Alone Coalition, I predict, are going to love FOX Nation as it fully rolls out in the weeks and months to come. That's right, conservatives, libertarians, and other believers in limited government have found a new home--at FOX Nation.
The Leave Us Alone Coalition consists of all Americans who want the government to stay out of their lives, confining itself and its power to protecting the vital concerns of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Other than that, we believe, the government--federal, state, and local--should Leave Us Alone. Let us make our livings, let us raise our children, let us run our lives, without the dead hand of statist intervention.
The Leave Us Alone Coalition is not asking the government for others' money, time, or attention. Instead, we want to control our own money, control our own property, and control our own destiny. That's the American Way.
And that's why I am confident that the Leave Us Alone Coalition will appreciate the larger power of FOX Nation. Of course, FOX Nation will only be as good as the American people. Which is to say, FOX Nation, indeed, has the potential to be great.
Across our history, Americans have made use of new tools in their struggle for freedom, just as the government has often used those same tools in its effort to suppress freedom.
But I believe, deep in my heart, that in the long run, freedom is always the victor, because freedom taps into the deepest creative wellsprings of the human spirit. Free people, and people who want to be free, will always fight the hardest. And now free people have yet another tool in FOX Nation.
Grover Norquist is President of Americans for Tax Reform in Washington D.C., and the author of "Leave Us Alone: Getting the Government's Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives."