Ronald Reagan and the Importance Of Enduring Principles
Ronald Reagan, one of the greatest presidents in U.S. history started out as a Democrat. When asked why he had left the Democrats, he answered that he had not left the Democrats, that the Democrats left me.
One of the Obama legacies will be the number of Americans abroad who feel that they must renounce their U.S. citizenship. In fact many feel forced to renounce their citizenship to protect their families, their businesses and their children’s futures.
Whether one loved him or hated him, all would agree that Ronald Reagan was a man of great principle. What would he have thought of the Obama administration? Of FATCA? Of the attack on U.S. citizens abroad?
What follows are some thoughts captured in comments and previous blog posts.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction
“The price for this freedom at times has been high, but we have never been unwilling to pay that price. … I do not believe in a fate that will fall us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.”
“But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”
“When people fear their government, there is tyranny. When government fears the people there is liberty.”