Ronald Reagan's Birthday
February 6, 2013, marks the 102nd anniversary of President Ronald Wilson Reagan's birthday, or as he would have phrased it, the 63rd anniversary of his 39th birthday.
Either way, we are grateful beyond measure for his great service to our country, the shining city on a hill, and his steadfast devotion to Essential Liberty.
Reagan both understood the roots of tyranny in the absence of serving anything higher than self and devoted his presidency to fighting it. "Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. That's why the Marxist vision of man without God must eventually be seen as an empty and a false faith -- the second oldest in the world -- first proclaimed in the Garden of Eden with whispered words ... 'Ye shall be as gods.' The crisis of the Western world ... exists to the degree in which it is indifferent to God. ... I have seen the rise of fascism and communism. Both philosophies glorify the arbitrary power of the state. ... But both theories fail. Both deny those God-given liberties that are the inalienable right of each person on this planet, indeed, they deny the existence of God."
He also understood and honored the source of American Liberty. "Our liberty springs from and depends upon an abiding faith in God. ... Without God there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience. ... Without God there is a coarsening of the society. Without God democracy will not and cannot long endure. ... America needs God more than God needs America. If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under."
In honor of this day, we invite you to check out our vast commentary and resources on our nation's 40th president.
Mark Alexander's essays:
And, of course, Reagan2020.US