Powerful words about the price of Freedom, …spoken by a President who loved our country, believed in it deeply, and lived those words daily.
Taken from Reagan’s first Inaugural address back in January 20th, 1981, the following is also wonderfully appropriate this Memorial Day weekend.
‘…Directly in front of me, the monument to a monumental man: George Washington, Father of our country. A man of humility who came to greatness reluctantly. He led America out of revolutionary victory into infant nationhood. Off to one side, the stately memorial to Thomas Jefferson. The Declaration of Independence flames with his eloquence.
And then beyond the Reflecting Pool the dignified columns of the Lincoln Memorial. Whoever would understand in his heart the meaning of America will find it in the life of Abraham Lincoln.
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If my post title has you scratching your head, bear with me…I’ll explain soon enough.
We’re beginning another 4 years with President “I won“, and if that thought depresses you, take heart in the knowledge that you’ve got 61 million people with whom to keep company.
Faced with the prospect of an aggressively Statist president & an obsequious Senate, it would be all too easy to mentally (and legislatively) give up, turn off the lights and hide from the world until 2016. But what would that gain us? Can you imagine this Administration with no impediments whatsoever? I can, and the phrase about how “Absolute Power corrupts…” floats readily to mind.
No, we are called to find hope even in times of darkness, and there is reason to hope.