Tag: shining city on a hill
One of the most endearing parallels between Romney and Reagan are their beautiful marriages. Ronnie and Nancy were forever sweethearts. Like them, Mitt and Ann would be content in a cabin in Wyoming in the dead of winter with a fire and a freezer full of moose enchiladas if they could spend that time together. Theirs is exemplary love, the American model of old-fashioned courtship and marriage. That quality alone is the solution to many of our social and economic ills if more people would adopt it into their lives and value it the way the Reagans and the Romneys do.
Liberty defines man as man. The full ownership of his life and responsible exercise of his liberties are the only conditions under which man can be fully human; being exposed to the elements and challenges of the world without the impositions of outside government, and without its shelters.
That is because our minds, in assessing the crisis of liberty in our time, are drawn back to the conditions of our centuries-old Founding, and the glorious inception of a new and free nation. But we are not like the Founders. We are not the midwife helping along the birth of a republic. We are the physician presiding over the greatest nation in the world as it languishes in spasms of dying; beset with moral disease, and the dementia of age wherein it has forgotten for what purpose it was born. We have failed to check the health of the best example of government of the people, for the people and by the people, yet remaining upon the face of the earth. The toxins of socialism and secularism have infected its members, and it is quickly failing.