In a speech given in 1964, then-Governor Ronald Reagan said, “If we lose freedom here, there is nowhere to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.” In that same speech, he also stated: “We are at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind from his long climb from the swamp to the stars; and it’s been said that if we lose that war and in so doing lose this way freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening.”
Anyone who knows me knows that I am the least political of anyone. Hearing the endless rantings on Cable TV, who’s right, who’s wrong, and what rationale, if any they have for holding their position, it makes my head spin and my skin crawl. Yet, we in the United States have come so far from our God-centered foundations that I seriously wonder if George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or the first U.S. Chief Justice John Jay would even recognize the country they founded if they were ever to return.