This is a repost, but I believe it is still timely

inpursuitofreason

Is America really a Shining City on A Hill, or is it just a dream? Was it once and is no more? Could it ever be? Should we care? Maybe it is just wishful thinking.

In Ronald Reagan’s farewell address to the nation in January of 1989, he said, “We’ve got to do a better job of getting across that America is freedom – freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of enterprise. And freedom is special and rare. It’s fragile; it needs protection.”

I was prompted to read this speech after hearing Rush Limbaugh play some excerpts from it on his show. Reagan’s words are profound, which I think we have a hard time appreciating, having grown up in the USA. We have always known “freedom”. We have never lived under a regime that dictated our occupation, education, residence or a ceiling to what we could accomplish or worse…

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