Sunday, October 12, 2008

Quote of the Day

 

It is almost 40 years to the day since the following words were uttered, a few weeks before an election. In light of what seems to be going on in the current one, I can think of no more important to ones to remember.  




“It’s time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, ‘We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government.’ This idea that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power, is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man’s relation to man. This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.” - Ronald Reagan

2 comments:

Hooda Thunkit said...

Tim,

Why, it's as if Ronnie was watching over us this very moment, bless his heart ;-)

Sometimes its as if the words of some people were timeless. . .

Tim Higgins said...

It does make you wonder why I should stumble across this quite at this particular time.

As for timeless, I couldn't agree more. I have to chuckle over the folks who choose to remember Pres. Reagan as a "dumb actor".