In a 1961, President Reagan said this in a speech to the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce:
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
More than ever, our nation needs to hear (or read) these words.
Around the country, the idea that government is more trustworthy than the individual to do what is best seems to be catching on. Our ancestors fought against this 242 years ago, and the great American experiment was the result. While it is not always perfect, the United States continue to show the world that a democratic republic and capitalism allow Freedom and Liberty to flourish most abundantly, and that it is the Individual, not the government, who should lead the way.
This Independence Day, I wish you and your family a safe and happy celebration of everything this great land stands for: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.