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Two visions of the world by Reagan

October 26, 2009


“Two visions of the world remain locked in dispute. The first believes all men are created equal by a loving God who has blessed us with freedom. Abraham Lincoln spoke for us: ‘No man,’ he said, ‘is good enough to govern another without the other’s consent.’

The second vision believes that religion is opium for the masses. It believes that eternal principles like truth, liberty, and democracy have no meaning beyond the whim of the state. And Lenin spoke for them: ‘It is true, that liberty is precious,’ he said, ‘so precious that it must be rationed.’

Well, I’ll take Lincoln’s version over Lenin’s – and so will the citizens of the world if they’re given free choice.”… Read More

~ Ronald Reagan, 1983

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