About 70 millionaires gathered in Scottsdale this month to discuss seeding pro-Democratic think tanks, media outlets and leadership schools. George Soros reportedly told attendees they'll have to be patient to realize long-term yields from the expected massive investment. Why bother? So-called progressives already dominate the media and universities with 60 to 70 percent of reporters and professors identifying themselves as liberal or Democratic. If those ideas were going to take, they would have by now. Instead, Americans self-identify as conservative by 2-1. Liberals don't need more ideas, they need better ones. Fundamentally, the liberal philosophy fails to trust the strength and competence of the American people and to understand that a free society requires strict limits on government power. No amount of money can turn that straw into gold.