Vote as if freedom depends on it, because it does

My old boss, Ronald Reagan, famously declared that every generation faces an existential threat to freedom. He warned that liberty is not passed on through the blood stream. It has to be fought for, protected and turned over to the next generation to do the same.

Should we fail to do that, Mr. Reagan, foretold, “We will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was like to live in the United States when men were free.”

I for one have no interest in being consigned to such a fate. I am sure that you don’t either.

If so, on this day, we are all called to do our duty, to cast our ballot, to preserve and defend our Constitution, thereby ensuring that our children and grandchildren will have the chance to do it, too.

If you still can, please vote.

This is Frank Gaffney.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.