You can read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution in a few minutes. They are simple. They are beautiful. They can be understood and retained.
I think it is no exaggeration to say that one of the most clear-sighted, deeply learned, and steadily courageous of all of the servants of human freedom in our age is the president of the Czech Republic, Václav Klaus.
We shall be governed either by ourselves, under a Constitution, or else we shall be governed by the new kind of master invented in our day, the bureaucrat.
A technical education can make a person wealthy and famous, but it does not teach that person what is best to do with wealth and fame.
When one sees that these principles are written in the Declaration of Independence and in the Constitution, he begins to see then what a revolutionary thing was achieved here in our nation.
It is not enough anymore to rehearse by rote the Constitution or to celebrate it in vacuous observances.
Many of our politicians have it backwards these days. It's not a shame to lose an election. But it is a shame to serve a wrong idea
“No taxation without representation” echoed in the hearts and spirits of our fathers because it called up the ideas they held most dear.
Of course it was not Reagan’s words alone that caused the Wall to come down in Berlin or the Evil Empire that built it to crumble. But the words were vital.
We are not given other tools than study and learning, prayer and devotion, argument and action, with which to defend our liberty.