November 26, 2020

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ronald reagan on preserving freedom

Ronald Reagan: Freedom is Never More than One Generation Away from Extinction

The Quote on How Freedom is Never More than One Generation Away from Extinction:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” -Ronald Reagan on the Fact that Freedom is Never More than One Generation Away from Extinction

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My Take:

Preserving freedom is an onerous task. Ronald Reagan knew that it couldn’t remain without hard work and dedication. Without those values, our freedom would atrophy away to nothing. I think that we need to remember that, no matter what party is in charge. Republicans and Democrats alike have tyrannical tendencies. If we allow then to exercise those tendencies, then how are we to remain free?




The answer is that we won’t. We will live in a police state. That has already happened to some extent; the NSA spies on our conversations, free speech has been limited or done away with at many universities, and our firearm rights are being continually limited. However, all is not lost. We can still fight back against those policies and preserve our freedom! If we don’t, there will be nowhere left in the world where people are free and freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.

freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction
As the NSA spies on us more and more, remember that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.

Where else could be left? Europe is even more socialist and regulated than we are. In Britain, patriotism or calling out terrorists can be considered hate crimes or evidence of extremism. Similarly, Germany is suspicious of anyone who might possibly be connected to the right. So the Western world has been lost; it was once a bastion of free speech and free markets that dominated the world because of the advantages conferred by those values. Now it has neither of those things and individual freedom has all but disappeared in Europe.

Additionally, Asia has reverted to tyranny. China has concentration camps and a social credit system; it is an evil nation ruled by an evil group of thugs. The Philippines executes people for the slightest infraction. Singapore canes them. Vietnam remains a communist nation.

Freedom is disappearing from Earth. America is one of the last bastions of it, perhaps the last bastion. We have to preserve those rights that we hold sacred, like free speech and our 2nd Amendment rights, if we are to remain free. This quote by Ronald Reagan on the fact that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction is crucial to know. It shows why we have to fight to remain free; if we don’t, it will disappear.




Unfortunately, too many Americans don’t seem to get that. They vote for socialists like Biden and Bernie that want to limit individual freedom and destroy everything that once made America great. They enable the petty tyrants that have used Covid and fear of mass shootings to enact ridiculous and destructive laws. They want higher taxes, more welfare, and less personal responsibility and liberty. That’s a problem because it is incredibly un-American.

This nation, as the American creed says, is a land of liberty. We’re supposed to be free to do what we want and remain free from government interference. But that won’t last forever if we don’t defend it.

We have to fight to defend and remember the Founding Fathers. We have to properly articulate why freedom is always the right policy. And, most importantly, we can’t stand for any restrictions on individual liberty, no matter who the president is or who is in charge of your state government. Remember that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction and needs to be defended. Then go defend it.

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By: Gen Z Conservative

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