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"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."
--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Ronald Reagan Can Get Him Some Satisfaction
The satisfaction of liberating Eastern Europe. Today is also (and more importantly) the 25th anniversary of Reagan's famous "tear down this wall" speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
Obama bows to foreign leaders and apologizes for America. Reagan said forthrightly that America was great and moral, and that communism was an Evil Empire. The contrast could not be more stark.