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Posted on 09/10/2019 9:41:14 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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"I know I've said this before, but I believe that God put this land between the two great oceans to be found by special people from every corner of the world who had that extra love for freedom that prompted them to leave their homeland and come to this land to make it a brilliant light beam of freedom to the world.
It's our gift to have visions, and I want to share that of a young boy who wrote to me shortly after I took office. In his letter he said, `I love America because you can join Cub Scouts if you want to. You have a right to worship as you please. If you have the ability, you can try to be anything you want to be. And I also like America because we have about 200 flavors of ice cream.'
Well, truth through the eyes of a child: freedom of association, freedom of worship, freedom of hope and opportunity, and the pursuit of happiness -- in this case, choosing among 200 flavors of ice cream -- that's America, everyone with his or her vision of the American promise.
That's why we're a magnet for the world: for those who dodged bullets and gave their lives coming over the Berlin Wall and others, only a few of whom avoided death, coming in tiny boats on turbulent oceans. This land, its people, the dreams that unfold here and the freedom to bring it all together -- well, those are what make America soar, up where you can see hope billowing in those freedom winds.
When our children turn the pages of our lives, I hope they'll see that we had a vision to pass forward a nation as nearly perfect as we could, where there's decency, tolerance, generosity, honesty, courage, common sense, fairness, and piety."
Remarks at the Republican National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana 8/15/88
"The origin of all civil government, justly established, must be a voluntary compact, between the rulers and the ruled; and must be liable to such limitations, as are necessary for the security of the absolute rights of the latter; for what original title can any man or set of men have, to govern others, except their own consent?
To usurp dominion over a people, in their own despite, or to grasp at a more extensive power than they are willing to entrust, is to violate that law of nature, which gives every man a right to his personal liberty; and can, therefore, confer no obligation to obedience."
We are deeply grateful to the millions of Americans who believe in my husband because they know he believes in you.
He believes in America.
"Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done.
No challenge can match the HEART and FIGHT and SPIRIT of America."
Twitter 1:40 PM - 21 Jan 2017
"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged
for among old parchments or musty records.
They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole
volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself;
and can never be erased."
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