Every generation has a rendezvous with destiny. Reagan led America to stand against the tyranny of socialism. Today, we face new enemies (and some old ones), and the answer remains the same. And like always, the answer isn't easy, but it is simple.
Patrick Henry, one of America's founding fathers, said it well, as Reagan noted:
Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!