Ronald Regan on protection

Noticing that on this date in 1982 that US Marines landed in Beirut Lebanon I was reminded of the troubled world in which President Regan held office. However my admiration for President Regan comes more from his views and thoughts on government than on his foreign policy. A classic example of those views which I consider essential to our continued freedom is listed below.

“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.” – Ronald Regan