I just read the farewell address that President Reagan gave when he left office in January 1989.
He was at the end of his two terms in which both American prosperity and world leadership was restored.
Yet look what has happened since then. It is hard to believe. It just drives home Reagan’s very own point that “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."
Elections are very much on all our minds now. But let’s not forget that in 1989, President Reagan turned over leadership to a Republican president and a Republican congress.
Whereas what party is in charge is crucial, more crucial is that WE NEVER LOSE SIGHT OF WHAT IS TRUE AND FIGHT FOR IT WITHOUT COMPROMISE.
What really moved me was President Reagan’s warning at the end of his speech:
"…are we doing a good enough job teaching our children what America is and what she represents in the long history of the world? ...All great change in America begins at the dinner table."
President Reagan knew that communicating truth is key to keeping our country free. And he knew that the best way to do it is through the American family.
But with 30% fewer adults married today than 40 years ago and with 40% of our babies today born to unwed mothers, the American family is in the worse shape ever.
The other way to communicate is the media, and it is dominated by the left.
It's why my Star Parker’s CURE for America TV show, which we will start producing in 2012, is so vital.
I can't be on the air every week to tell the truth about American freedom, about keeping government out of our private lives, and about the importance of traditional values, without your help.
I need your help so I can use TV to tell my own story about welfare and how government destroyed black families and our inner cities and how the same thing is happening to our whole country now.
As 2011 comes to a close, please, once again, consider doing as much as you can to help me do this important work.
Happy New Year.
God bless you and God bless America.
Planned Parenthood, which rakes in hundreds of millions in the abortion business, actively discourages women from going to crisis pregnancy centers. (comments)
The irony does not drip but pours forth like a tsunami when liberals start talking about morality and ethics. (comments)
Black Americans are bearing the brunt of the cost of a nation that has lost its moral rudder as a result of wantonly legal and available abortion. (comments)
As our reverence for life has diminished, so has our reverence for the institutions that surround and support it. (comments)
National pro-life leaders were demonstrating outside Kermit Gosnell's abortion center as early as February 2011. (comments)
Carson, through diligence and traditional values, achieved on his own what trillions of dollars of government programs were supposed to deliver. (comments)
Employment set-asides designated for unskilled foreign workers, with wage levels determined by the government, are nothing but a stick in the eye to competing low-wage workers in the American market. (comments)
The purge of religion and traditional values from our public schools has produced a new generation of with values different from those of their parents and grandparents. (comments)
If we are going to save our cities, we need to get back to what built them in the first place: Freedom, enterprise and entrepreneurship. (comments)
I saw a once-barren land -- a land once described by Mark Twain as "a desolate country ... a silent and mournful expanse" -- now fruitful and ripe. (comments)
No gun-sale background check could have prevented the Sandy Hook tragedy. (comments)
Medicaid is a pure welfare program. (comments)
Gun control initiatives mask the issues that really need attention. (comments)
At the National Prayer Breakfast, Ben Carson reminds us that religious ritual devoid of content is pointless and destructive. (comments)
No matter how hard you squint and try to discern the values of Lincoln and Frederick Douglass in those now wielding the money and power at the top of the party, they've disappeared. (comments)
Why are the president and Feinstein so ready to compromise basic American freedoms with gun control measures to solve a problem that Obama acknowledges we don't understand? (comments)
It is no accident that as the American welfare state grew, the American family collapsed. (comments)
What was once understood as religion and tradition is now called bigotry and pushed off the stage. (comments)
An ultrasound picture, showing the growing and moving fetus, has raised awareness that this unborn child is alive and that abortion is murder. (comments)
Economic growth happens when success and risk taking is rewarded and sloth and failure is not. (comments)