Ronald Reagan – “Only a short time ago, conservatives filled this very room for a testimonial dinner to a great conservative intellect and scholar, author of the “The Conservative Mind,” Russell Kirk. In a recent speech, Dr. Kirk has offered some political advice for the upcoming elections. He said now, more than ever, we must seek out the “gift of audacity.” We must not become too comfortable with our new-found status in Washington. “When the walls of order are breached, the vigorous conservative must exclaim: Arm me, audacity, from head to foot.” It was Napoleon, master of the huge battalions, who once said: “It is imagination that rules the human races”; and Disraeli who mentioned that “success is the child of audacity.”
John Adams – “Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
Isaiah 55:8-9 – 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
On this day in history – In 1931, the United States officially adopts The Star Spangled Banner as the national anthem.