I’m just getting around to reading Sarah’s Palin’s America by Heart. This morning I happened across two wonderful quotes from one of my most favorite Presidents of all time, Ronald Reagan. With America’s future at stake in November’s election, these words resonate with hope and wisdom, challenging Americans to consider the consequences of electing candidates well versed and influenced by the ideologies of Marxist and Communist thinkers.
Quotes from Reagan
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, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.
In this quote, Reagan admonishes the American public to “protect” their freedoms, to pass freedom down to our children and grandchildren, for if America fails to do so, “we will spend our sunset years telling our children and children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.” Speaking with enthusiasm and passion, the First Lady articulated a message of patriotism at the Democratic Convention, regaling America as the greatest nation on the earth. However, one needs only strip away the veneer of empty words and delve deeply into President Obama’s agenda for a second term. The Obama and the Liberal machine envision a future America, greatness only attained if it marches down the path of other failed communist nations.
Former President Ronald Reagan also said:
I’ve read the constitutions of a number of countries, including the Saviet Union’s. Now, some people are surprised to hear that they have a constitution, and it even supposedly grants a number of freedoms to its people. Many countries have written into their constitution provisions for freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. Well, if this is true, why is the Constitution of the United States so exceptional?
Well, the difference is so small that it almost escapes you, but it’s so great it tells you the whole story in just three words: We the people. In those other constitutions, the Government tells the people of those countries what they’re allowed to do. In our Constitution, we the people tell the Government what it can do, and it can do only those things listed in the document and no others. Virtually every other revolution in history has just exchanged on set of rulers for another set of rulers. Our revolution is the first to say the people are the masters and government is their servant.
These quotes from Ronald Reagan capture the essence of America’s greatness. And so does this: