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Friday, March 15, 2013

MARTIN: Carrying the torch of liberty for future generations - Washington Times

MARTIN: Carrying the torch of liberty for future generations - Washington Times

Ronald Reagan called America a “shining city on a hill” at the first Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in 1974. Reagan believed, as the Tea Party Patriots today believe, that the “shining city on a hill” that is America is lit by the torch of liberty, passed down through the generations from America’s Founding Fathers.
Sadly, the heirs to our Founding Fathers have dropped the torch that was entrusted to them, and the light of liberty is getting dimmer each day. Those on the left are trying to snuff it out with government power grabs and doomsday overspending, while the right seems to have lost the strength, courage and spirit of independence needed to lift the torch and carry it forward.
Who is left to take up the torch and keep America a “shining city on a hill”? The American people. The only national grass-roots organization that gives voice to the American people, that embodies the spirit of Reagan, that has the courage to carry the torch of liberty, that puts principle above power, is the Tea Party movement, which is alive and well and growing in all 50 states. The biggest Tea Party group in America is the Tea Party Patriots.
Reagan would have loved the Tea Party,” said former Reagan associate economic director Larry Kudlow. Why? Because Reagan believed in the character, courage and wisdom of the American people. While Democratic politicians assault the Constitution, and Republican politicians trade their principles for Beltway dinner invitations, Reagan knew from where the true light of America shone: from the hearts and minds of the American people.

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