"A Time for Choosing" By Ronald Reagan
In this nationally televised speech in support of Barry Goldwater, the 1964 Republican Party presidential candidate, Reagan challenges the Progressive principles behind President Johnson’s Great Society. The speech propelled Reagan to national prominence.
It is time to choose, choose to stand against an immoral, unjust, ungodly authority who continues to overtax, over reach, oppress, remove freedoms, deteriorate liberty, and divide our country based on any divisive topic they can use. Choose to learn history so it will not repeat. Pray we don't become another Germany, Russia, China, Venezuela, or Cuba. We are the only country founded on Christian beliefs, morality, and individual rights under God. Our founding created that freedom throughout the world. If we go, they all go. Choose to stand for liberty.
Peace Through Strength "But our strategy for peace with freedom must also be based on strength - economic strength and military strength. The restoration of a strong, healthy American economy has been and remains one of the central pillars of our foreign policy."
"I am going to talk of controversial things. I make no apology for this. I have been talking on this subject for ten years, obviously under the administration of both parties. I mention this only because it seems impossible to legitimately debate the issues of the day without being subjected to name-calling and the application of labels. Those who deplore use of the terms “pink” and “leftist” are themselves guilty of branding all who oppose their liberalism as right wing extremists. How long can we afford the luxury of this family fight when we are at war with the most dangerous enemy ever known to man?"
"If we lose that war, and in so doing lose our freedom, it has been said history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. The guns are silent in this war but frontiers fall while those who should be warriors prefer neutrality. Not too long ago two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee. He was a businessman who had escaped from Castro. In the midst of his tale of horrible experiences, one of my friends turned to the other and said, “We don’t know how lucky we are.” The Cuban stopped and said, “How lucky you are? I had some place to escape to.” And in that sentence he told the entire story. If freedom is lost here there is no place to escape to."