Liberty Just in Case

A Dialogue for the September 12th World

1989 All Over Again

Posted by Mark on February 28, 2005

Again freedom is spreading, this time in the Middle East. That troubled land of Lebanon is throwing off the shackles of a fear society. The pictures in the link are vivid reminders of these words:

We have seen our vulnerability, and we have seen its deepest source. For as long as whole regions of the world simmer in resentment and tyranny — prone to ideologies that feed hatred and excuse murder, violence will gather and multiply in destructive power, and cross the most defended borders, and raise a mortal threat. There is only one force of history that can break the reign of hatred and resentment, and expose the pretensions of tyrants, and reward the hopes of the decent and tolerant, and that is the force of human freedom.

We are led, by events and common sense, to one conclusion: The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world.

Those who laughed at this speech a month ago are now once again realizing how much they misunderestimated this President.

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