Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
Source: Ronald Reagan. “A Time for Choosing: The Speeches of Ronald Reagan 1961-1982, ed. Alfred A. Baltizer and Gerald M. Bonetto (Chicago, Regnery, 1983), p. 38.
Liberty Letters are researched, compiled, and edited (with occasional commentary, explanatory notes, spelling modernizations and paragraph reformatting for easier reading) by Steve Farrell. Copyright © 2011 Steve Farrell and The Moral Liberal.