It’s an age old discussion. How much of your freedom are you willing to trade in for the promise of security? Not the guarantee, just the promise.
“I believe the highest aspiration of man should be individual freedom and the development of the–of the individual, that there is a sacredness to individual rights. And I would like to say to all of the young people as they pursue their way, and this has been very stimulating, I think you should weigh everything that is proposed to you, everything in the line of government and law and economic theory, everything of that kind and weigh it on this one scale–that it should at all times not offer you some kind of sanctuary or security in exchange for your right to fly as high and as far as your own strength and ability will take you as an individual, with no ceiling put on that effort.”
Ronald Reagan May 15, 1967 CBS TV broadcast Town Meeting with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy on “The Image of America and The Youth of The World”
Reading this, it’s amazing how consistent Governor Reagan was. Whether you liked him or not, his message did not change for 40 years. Those were the days…