Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Salute to Freedom

Ronald Reagan revitalized the American economy and began an unprecedented period of economic growth. He rebuilt our armed forces. He restored the spirit of the American people. He rejected absolutely the idea of moral equivalence - the idea that there is no moral difference between free government and tyranny. Reagan adopted the policy of rolling back communism wherever possible.

The public unveiling of Reagan's anti-communist strategy took place when he spoke to the British Parliament at Westminster Palace. It was in that speech that he announced his battle plan for dealing with communism in the future. He spoke openly about the conflict between the principles of constitutional government and those of communism.

In March of 1983, Reagan gave a speech to the National Association of Evangelicals, in which he said that those who promote the total sovereignty over the individual are the focus of evil in the modern world.

There are several other milestones in Reagan's campaign against communism. We should learn something from one of the greatest presidents of all times.

Being democratic is not enough, for a majority cannot turn what is wrong into what is right. In order to be considered truly free, countries must also have a deep love of liberty and an abiding respect for the rule of law. Margaret Thatcher

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