A Shining City on a Hill

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Editor’s note: This is the fifth part in my series on drugs and addiction in our communities. If you have not read the first four parts (“Real Problems, Our Problems,” “They Are Us,” “Solutions, But What Solutions?,” “Shine a Light Into the Darkness”), I encourage you to do so.

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” –Matthew 5:14

President Ronald Reagan famously spoke of America as a “shining city on a hill” in his farewell speech to the nation on January 11, 1989. He said that this vision was “a tall, proud city built on [strong] rocks…God blessed and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace.” He previously used this same imagery in a speech called “A Vision for America,” given on the eve of his presidential election, on November 3, 1980. That night, he said that Americans were committed to the vision of a shining “city on a hill” just as they were at the time those words originated, way back in 1630.

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