Friday, January 29, 2010

time capsule -- will it be individual liberty and freedom of choice?

Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan that Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America:

I'd been asked to write a letter for a "time capsule" which would be opened 100 years from now.
Oh I wrote of the problems we face here in 1976 -- The choice we face between continuing the policies of the last 40 years that have led to bigger and bigger government, less and less liberty, redistribution of earnings through confiscatory taxation or trying to get back on the original course set for us by the Founding Fathers. Will we choose fiscal responsibility, limited government, and freedom of choice for all our people? Or will we let an irresponsible Congress set us on the road our English cousins have already taken? The road to economic ruin and state control of our very lives?
If we here today meet the challenge confronting us, those who open the time capsule 100 years from now will do so in beauty, peace, prosperity and the ultimate in personal freedom.
If we don't keep our rendezvous with destiny, the letter probably will never be read -- because they will live in the world we left them, a world in which no one is allowed to read of individual liberty or freedom of choice.

Sept. 1, 1976


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