In this hard-hitting essay, William challenges the contemporary liberalism with ruthless honesty. He presents powerful ideas and relevant information to explain his views on the issues facing America. The areas that he addresses in this book include sex, race, law, government, education, international relations and the environment. In his controversial perspectives, William has made commentaries on certain issues, among them; women in the military and racial and gender subdivisions.
While appreciating that the struggle for America’s civil rights is over and won, he reminds the audience that this does not imply that all traces of discrimination have been fully eliminated. He reminds them that he intends to inform them that rampant discrimination has drastically reduced.
He makes a comparison of the conditions in the past where Hispanic, Asian and Black Americans never enjoyed constitutional guarantees that other Americans enjoyed. In the former period, there were legal restrictions that bared the colored Americans from living in specific locations, eat or even work in some places. However, in the current America, these other racial groups are treated with equality as other Americans in public accommodations: the colored Americans can attend the public institutions that the all the white Americans attend without having to be discriminated against. He further refers to the military where everybody has equal chance of opportunities in leadership positions regardless of their race.
William also says that there are still problems that the Black population in America faces as a group. He lists increased crimes in the black neighborhoods, fraudulent education offered to them, unprecedented illegitimacy and family breakdown as some of the injustices that the blacks still face. In his view, 62 years back when he was growing up, these conditions were better than they currently stand in America (Williams 1999). He further reminds the audience that these problems cannot be solved by the civil rights strategy since they are not civil problems.
In relation to the sex issue, he rubbishes the idea of defining sex equality by asserting that women are equal to men. He also says that the idea of allowing women to serve in military and firefighters units that require aggressiveness and physical strength have yielded little success (Williams 1999). Women produce lower performance compared to their male counterparts in these departments. He clarifies that requiring men in the military academy to do full chin-ups, run with heavy weapons and rope climbs while denying the females identical requirements is never discriminatory.
In referring to the finding at Paris Island that 45% of the women in the marine could not effectively throw a hand grenade, he intends to inform the audience that equality between men and women only applies to equality before the law, which only being a human as its only requirement (Williams 1999).
Williams W. E. (1999), More Liberty Means Less Government: Our Founders Knew This Well, Volume 1: Volume 453 of Hoover Institution Press Publication; No. 453. More Liberty Means Less Government: Our Founders Knew this Well, More Liberty Means Less Government: Our Founders Knew this Well – Issue 453 of Publication Series. Stanford, California Hoover Press.