This day is almost over, but I had to observe the quarter-century anniversary of a quote that, according to his diaries and the comments of others in his inner circle, the squishy State Department lifers didn't want Ronald Reagan to utter in his famous speech at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin. On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan showed the kind of steely resolve and leadership that has been missing in our country for a long, long time:
I know it sounds weird to say, but there are times when I miss the Cold War. In this day and age, I'm not so sure we are the good guys anymore.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson