I was asked to give a speech at BYU on November 2, 2017. The topic was “Freedom is Always Worth Fighting For.” It was great to see a room filled with young people who not only understand the type of government our founding fathers gave us, but they understand that our freedom and liberty is fragile, which explains what Benjamin Franklin meant when a lady asked him after the Constitutional Convention what type of government they gave us, and he said. “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
I have since given this speech (or others have used my speech) numerous times throughout the state from Cache county to Washington county.
Our freedom is fragile, and it is being eroded every day by unscrupulous politicians, special interest groups, corrupt judges, and foreign countries with malice toward the United States of America. I believe it is our responsibility to be aware of what is happening and to defend our country and our divinely inspired constitution.
Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. 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.”
I love this country, I honor the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have sacrificed all that you and I can be here today, enjoying life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.