Former President Ronald Reagan's adopted son on Monday compared liberals to termites who are "eating away at the foundations" of America.
Appearing a campaign event for Newt Gingrich in Florida, Michael Reagan encouraged attendees not to "go home and forget about it."
"If you can think of the liberals, think of them as termites eating away at the foundations of your home each and every day," he advised. "See, that's what they do every day. See, we can't afford to let them keep doing that. We can't just go home and forget about and pick up the torch three days from now or four days from now. We have to be involved each and every day if we're going to stop all that."
"So, my challenge to you is this: If you really want to be Reaganesque, write a letter. Make your own time capsule. And write into that time capsule what you are doing today, tomorrow, the next day and the next day to ensure that your grandchildren, your great grandchildren, who live on the 300th anniversary of this nation, are enjoying the same freedoms that you have today," he added.
"My God, I know there's a lot of people looking for Ronald Reagan. My God, you gotta know we would all love to have my father back. But let me tell you something, if you wake up in the morning and you yearn to be free, if you wake up in the morning and you see that shining city on the hill and you want that shining city on the hill back where it belongs, and you want America to once again be the proudest nation in the world and have people look up to us then guess what? You found Ronald Reagan. He's living in each and every one of you."
The "shining city on the hill" rhetoric is nothing new from Michael Reagan. Since his father's death, he has made a living by evoking the 40th president's name in paid speeches, books and columns.