“Freedom leads to prosperity. Freedom replaces the ancient hatreds among the nations with comity and peace. Freedom is the victor.” – President Ronald Reagan, 1987 in his famous “Tear Down This Wall” speech at the Berlin Wall.
Yet today, 35 years later, the U.S. government openly embraces Communism, does business with the tyrants and thieves of the Chinese Communist Party, and directly threatens its citizens with censorship, imprisonment for political opposition, and the force of the U.S. military if guns are not handed over. Not to mention the ever-present threat of economic shutdowns (for small business owners only) and mandatory medical treatment enforced by snowflake, police state-backed door-knocking volunteers.
What would Ronald Reagan say about the state of the United States today? Would he even have a voice? Or would he be shut down completely by Facebook, Google, Twitter, the NSA, the CIA, the FBI, and the federalized U.S. Capitol Police?
How low will we fall in a society once lifted up by Reagan’s eloquent words ?
Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason