How much have things changed in 44 years? Ronald Reagan (02:56, thanks to the person who reminded me of the address) in 1964:
…I think it's time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the founding fathers.
Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refuge — a businessman who had escaped from Castro — and in the midst of his story, one of my friends turned to the other and said, "We don't know how lucky we are!" And the Cuban stopped and said, "How lucky you are?! I had some place to escape to…"
And in that sentence, he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth…
And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except the sovereign people, is still the newest and the most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man.
This is the issue of this election!