Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Boorish Andrew Halcro takes Palin out of Context

It is pretty transparent; Halcro has "high heel shoes with boxing gloves" envy.

Andrew goes way too long on a tirade about Palin quoting Reagan on freedoms. Andrew says Palin took the Gipper's comments out of context. The quote is a medical condition of sorts for Halcro.


Here is the quote by Palin:

"It was Ronald Reagan who said that freedom is always just one generation away from extinction. We don't pass it on to our children in our bloodstream; we have to fight for it and protect it, and then hand it to them so that they shall do the same, or we're going to find ourselves spending our sunset years telling our children and our children's children about a time in America, back in the day, when men and women were free".

Of course Andrew states that Palin is correct and validates the quote with a coffee quote by Reagan.

Write those letters now. Call your friends, and tell them to write them. If you don't, this program I promise you will pass just as surely as the sun will come up tomorrow. And behind it will come other federal programs that will invade every area of freedom as we have known it in this country, until, one day . . . we will awake to find that we have so?cialism. And if you don't do this, and if I don't do it, one of these days, you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children, and our children's children, what it once was like in America when men were free.

Here is a link that has quotes that Reagan said in his 1967 Inaugural Address:

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.

Another version is said to come from a March 30, 1961 speech to the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce:

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.

You can do a search on the Reagan library and get different versions of key quotes that are done at different times. The quote that wikiquote points to in the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce speech, does not show up on the search engine.

What Palin did was; take a mixture of quotes Reagan made and used them to make a point.

Andrew, if you think you have matching hair as Reagan had, it doesn't mean you know what Palin meant. Get over the envy of Sarah taking the big boys on.

At least she didn't plagiarise like Biden did on his past speeches.

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