A video of then Republican Presidential Nominee Ronald Reagan giving a speech on Labor Day, 1980. He is referring to Poland in the speech, but he frames the concept as universal:

These are the values that are inspiring those brave workers in Poland.

The values that have inspired other dissidents under Communist domination who have been willing to go into the gulag and suffer the torture of imprisonment because of their dissidence.

They remind us that where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost.

They remind us that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.

You and I must protect and preserve freedom here, or it will not be passed on to our children, and it will disappear everywhere in the world.

Today, the workers in Poland are showing a new generation how high is the price of freedom, but also how much it is worth that price.

I want more than anything I have ever wanted, to have an administration that will through its actions, at home and in the international arena, let millions of people know, the Miss Liberty still lifts her lamp beside the golden door.