Bob Just, Jamie Escalante and President Reagan
receiving the Teach Freedom Award.
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...the real danger that we as Americans might forget who we are. (The popular culture has certainly forgotten who we are, and increasingly, they are a bad influence on us.)
Listen to Reagan describe our situation in 1989: "If we forget what we did, we won't know who we are. I'm warning of an eradication of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit. Let's start with some basics: more attention to American history and a greater emphasis on civic ritual. And let me offer lesson number one about America: All great change in America begins at the dinner table. So, tomorrow night in the kitchen I hope the talking begins. And children, if your parents haven't been teaching you what it means to be an American, let 'em know and nail 'em on it. That would be a very American thing to do."
Regular listeners to my show know that I am a "Reagan Democrat." He represented so much of what my party used to be. Reagan talked about the need for "a new patriotism." That's what I hope--with your help--this site will be all about. Tell your friends about it. I leave you with my favorite Ronald Reagan quote: "God Bless America."