Archive for February, 2011

Tomorrow, supporters of responsible liberty around the world get to celebrate the centennial of the birth of one of freedom’s most effective champions.

From 1981 – 1989, Ronald Reagan served as the 40th president of the United States. Though not without his flaws and inconsistencies, President Reagan was a man of clear moral insight into global and economic realities.

And he was not afraid to act on his moral insight.

Therein lay his strength of leadership, I think: his ability to move a nation from fear to hope. From fear caused directly by the moral tremors of the 1960s and 70s. To hope arising from a sense of national identity and purpose in a world yearning for meaning.

T. Kenneth Cribb describes Reagan’s role in the epic fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, which signaled the end of the Cold War, as “the transforming power of the moral imagination at work” (more here).

Celebrating the centennial of the birth of a man already dead will be mere iconophilia unless we in our day work to keep alive those ideals of the only kind of freedom worth preserving: the freedom that serves the cause of truth and right.

Public disagreements and discussions about the true and the right will occupy humanity for a while yet, but one thing is sure: the exercise of responsible liberty provides the only enduring context for the flourishing of ideas and cultures, and for the collaboration of nations and governments in service to their citizens.

Ronald Reagan has been America’s, and the world’s, most recent political prophet of such liberty. And for that we should be grateful.

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