Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sarah Palin/Commemorating a Victory for Freedom 佩林评柏林墙倒台

陈凯一语: Kai Chen's Words:

Sarah Palin stands out as the only American Politician today in articulating the purpose and principles of the United States as the founders intended. I wish there were more people like Ronald Reagan and Sarah Palin in the world today. We need them desperately. --- Kai Chen

佩林女士是今天在美国政界唯一突出的为美国建国精神高声唱赞的政治领袖。 我为像她与里根那样的自由的斗士而自豪并希望更多的自由的斗士们站出来为美国的建国原则与精神呼喊。 --- 陈凯


Sarah Palin/Commemorating a Victory for Freedom 佩林评柏林墙倒台

Sun at 11:35pm

Twenty years ago, the ultimate symbol of the division between freedom and tyranny was torn down. The Berlin Wall was constructed for one purpose: to prevent the escape of East Germans to the freedom of the West. The Wall’s cold, gray façade was a stark reminder of the economic and political way of life across the Soviet Union’s sphere of influence in Eastern Europe.

Ronald Reagan never stopped regarding the Berlin Wall as an affront to human freedom. When so many other American leaders and opinion makers had come to accept its presence as inevitable and permanent, Reagan still hammered away at the Wall’s very premise in human tyranny, until finally the Wall itself was hammered down. Its downfall wasn’t the work of Reagan alone. Our president’s actions were joined with the brave acts of many individuals who stood firm and united in facing the Soviet Union. The Berlin Wall came down because millions of people behind the Iron Curtain refused to accept the fate of enslavement and their supporters in the West refused to accept that the “captive nations” would remain captive forever.

Though that long, tragic episode in human history had come to a close finally with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, it wasn’t the “end of history” or the end of conflict as some had hoped. New conflicts confront us today throughout the world which call for courage and resolve and dedication to freedom. The new democracies and market economies that have emerged in Central and Eastern Europe still require our friendship and alliances as they continue to seek security, prosperity, and self-determination. But as we reflect on present and future challenges, let’s take time to celebrate the anniversary of this awesome victory for freedom. The downfall of that cold, gray concrete Wall should be a lesson to us in hope. Nothing is inevitable. Tyranny is no match for the hope and resolve of those who work and fight for freedom.

- Sarah Palin

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