If we miss this point, we might as well throw in the towel. This country and its government are different than any other in history. Heed this.
“The culmination of men’s dreams for 6,000 years were formalized with the Constitution, probably the most unique document ever drawn in the long history of man’s relation to man. I know there have been other constitutions, new ones are being drawn today by newly emerging nations. Most of them, even the one of the Soviet Union, contain many of the same guarantees as our own Constitution, and still there is a difference. The difference is so subtle that we often overlook it, but it is so great that it tells the whole story. Those other constitutions say, “Government grants you these rights,” and ours says, “You are born with these rights, they are yours by the grace of God, and no government on earth can take them from you.””
Ronald Reagan CPAC speech January 25, 1974
From the famous “City On A Hill” speech.
For those who are looking to the new presidential administration to give them what they currently believe they don’t have, be careful what you wish for.
Myself, I know that GW Bush, Karl Rove and Dick Cheney are not the authors of my rights and freedoms.