Which Past Do We Want?

You know the old saying: “Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.” Salient words.

“America is on the move! But it wasn’t long ago that we looked out on a different land: locked factory gates, long gasoline lines, intolerable prices, and interest rates turning the greatest country on Earth into a land of broken dreams. Government growing beyond our consent had become a lumbering giant, slamming shut the gates of opportunity, threatening to crush the very roots of our freedom. What brought America back? The American people brought us back with quiet courage and common sense, with undying faith that in this nation under God the future will be ours; for the future belongs to the free.”

Ronald Reagan February 4, 1986 State Of The Union Address

I’m not sure I’d like to try to put that “lumbering giant” back in the bottle this time. He’s gotten much bigger.


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