Still another great scene from the HBO miniseries John Adams. When I see the exchange between John Adams and John Dickinson who opposed independence, I often think of the socialists of our modern times who shamelessly cast aside their legacy of freedom and independence in exchange for an unconstitutional and overweening government that will do all their thinking for them and supply all their needs (or so they think).
There has been little coverage of this here in the States but one of America’s greatest presidents, Ronald Wilson Reagan, is being honored overseas for helping free millions of people from the oppression of Marxism. A statue of Reagan is being unveiled today in London, another in Budapest, and a street is being named after him in Prague. Reagan’s vision of peace through strength helped bring down the world’s most Evil Empire and set free many countries that had suffered under the yoke of communism for decades.
This is a clip from a fantastic HBO miniseries John Adams, based on David McCullough’s book by the same name. The scene is of that historic day 235 years ago when our American ancestors made the incredible decision to defy the most powerful empire on earth, declaring independence and the right to establish a new nation based on revolutionary (yet thousands of years old) ideas about the origin of humanity’s rights, and the foundation of good government.
Is the kind of Republican, the kind of elected official you’d like representing you and your party one who uses strong profanity and admits to using it in front of young children? If you are a Republican, do you want to be represented by someone who contributes money and energy to fight against the protection of innocent human life, and against the protection of the sanctity of marriage? If you are a Republican, do you want to be represented by someone who has given tens of thousands of dollars to elect Democrats? Republicans, you have such a person in your midst.