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Five ways Ronald Reagan can save America: ‘Freedom never more than one generation from extinction’

Ronald Reagan’s values, vision and vibrant personal optimism inspired a rebirth of American pride, growth and exceptionalism in the 1980s, after nearly two decades of social and cultural upheaval.

“Reagan was deeply concerned about America in the late 70s,” Virginia-based historian and author Craig Shirley told Fox News Digital. “America had gone through 17 long, horrible years beginning with the assassination of JFK.”

The quagmire of Vietnam, the author added, the failed presidency of Lyndon Johnson, the resignation of Richard Nixon, the Iran hostage crisis and the infamous social and economic “malaise” of the Jimmy Carter administration all created the feeling of a nation in decline. 

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” he said. 

“We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

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Kerry J. Byrne is a lifestyle reporter with Fox News Digital.

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