Wilmeth's column today reminds me of the great sociologist Robert Nesbit. In his The Quest For Community he writes of intermediate institutions that buffer the individual from the state. Primary among these intermediate entities are family, church and community. As these institutions decline, the state moves in to fulfill their function. Thus the attacks on the family and the church by the left serve one principal function: to increase the power and authority of the state.
Wilmeth is calling for a revival of these intermediate buffers and the resulting decline of the state. We need more "headquarters" and fewer government hindquarters.