Ronald Reagan said in 1964, "We are at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it has been said if we lose that war, and in doing so lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. Well, I think it's time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers."
He was speaking of the communist threat. The threat from terrorism is equally dangerous.
Much of the protest movement during the Vietnam War was financed by communists, a fact our media didn't report until years later. The Cindy Sheehan/Michael Moore show is free, but the thoughts are largely financed by billionaire George Soros. The extremist hatred, however, is freely given.
Evil is that which has contempt for humanity. Good people don't cause war. Evil people do. It is incumbent on the good to guard against evil. An evil, a certain savage bigotry, by some in the radical Muslim world causes our good people to attack in the abode of the unjust. That abode is shared with many Muslims who acknowledge our shared endowed rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
They will soon be strong enough to protect their own freedoms, and in doing so, ours. The evil that hates them as surely as us will ultimately be destroyed by the greatest fighting force in history, and by the very idea of freedom.
Thanks to Mr. Reagan, we beat communism. And thank you, President Bush, for bravely guarding the freedoms of these great United States.
Mike Fulford, Evans