Political scientist James Ceaser has pointed out in the Public Interest that these speeches have restored the idea of natural rights
Reagan tapped the creativity of America’s entrepreneurs to bring about a global, not just a national, economic revolution.
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.
Not one of you needs me to tell you, though I will remind you anyway, that your Hillsdale education is a gift for which you must be ever grateful.
We are not given other tools than study and learning, prayer and devotion, argument and action, with which to defend our liberty.
There is a time to lay down arms, and there is a time to take them up, and that we are now in a time to take them up is self-evident.
According to the scientific facts as we know them today, there is no environmental reason we should not continue using fossil fuels.
And so it falls to the warriors of freedom—graduates of Hillsdale—to offer leadership to the nation about the principles that are essential to our survival.
The gap between generations is wider than ever before. There are five areas in which the gap is most pronounced: skills, knowledge, critical thinking, work, and morality.
Statesmanship is a quality that, though it may be betrayed, is always ready to be taken up again merely by honest subscription to its great themes.