Compare and contrast with today’s occupant of “the People’s House”.
This, given by a man who nine months before had been shot and seriously wounded by a would-be assassin. Yet, his faith in America and her people, and in the blessings of God and liberty, remained so strong. A man who had been wounded by a gunman, it might be noted, but who never called for disarmament of the law-abiding, or the infringement by the government against the People’s right to keep and bear arms as a last redress against the tyranny of that government.
Thirty-four years is a long time, it would seem. I mourn the loss of that America, and the President who led it.