T he problem with Reagan's words is that America has changed in a very fundamental way since that speech given in 1989, and that thing is the very makeup of the American people. Those coming here by the millions are not so much yearning to breath the free air of liberty, as much as the confining chains of slavery for a few "free things!"
We may have reached a different type of cliff-one of desire, not to be free more as much as a desire to get free stuff from their neighbors. It is an entitlement mentality that has overcome many Americans former spirit to better their lives through hard work and dedication. It is the spirit of jealousy, greed, and the desire to covet thy neighbors goods.