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By Hugh Myers
In March of 1947, then-President Harry S. Truman gave a speech that became known for establishing the Truman Doctrine.
“…Every nation must choose between alternative ways of life. The choice is too often not a free one. One way of life is based upon the will of the majority, and is distinguished by free institutions, representative government, free elections, guarantees of individual liberty, freedom of speech and religion, and freedom from political oppression.
The second way of life is based upon the will of a minority forcibly imposed upon the majority. It relies upon terror and oppression, a controlled press and radio, fixed elections, and the suppression of personal freedoms. I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures….”
Those words were directed overseas.
Today, those words resonate domestically. Ideologies that promise purpose and legitimacy to those who crave power without merit subvert our public institutions and threaten Americans with Truman’s “second way of life.”