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The Light of Liberty

December 24, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

In 1981, the world watched as the Polish Communist government, consenting to orders from Moscow, declared martial law and shot or imprisoned dissenters.  After a meeting with Romuald Spasowski, the Polish Ambassador and his wife who had defected to America just the day previous, Ronald Reagan did an extraordinary thing*.  He asked, on Christmas Eve in 1981, for the American people to light a candle and place it in their window as a sign of support with the people of Poland who sought freedom.  To show the people of Poland we understood that “the light of liberty still glows in their hearts.”

This Christmas Eve is not like that Christmas Eve.  There is not martial law in America, that “great, shining city upon a hill.”  We have, however, been given the dubious gift of health care (despite our overwhelming opposition) by our Congress with the vote early this morning by the Democrats in the Senate who also voted to raise the federal debt limit by $290 billion to $12.4 trillion.  And yet we, the American people, are still not being heard

So today, as we did 28 years ago, let us light a candle and place it in our window.  Today though, let our candles reaffirm our own belief of freedom and liberty.  Let them show that the principles proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence and put into action by the Constitution still define us; as a people, and as a nation.

Merry Christmas and may God continue to bless America!

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