Monday, October 19, 2009

Ronald Reagan Reminds Us Of The Stakes--Do We Climb Higher or Do We Dig A Deeper Hole?

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The Gipper
"You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream -- the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order -- or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. Plutarch warned, 'The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.' The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing." --Ronald Reagan

These words come from Ronaldus Maximus' landmark "A Time For Choosing" speech which he delivered in 1964 in support of presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. Goldwater did not win, but Reagan eventually won twice. Conservatism, at times consigned to the closet by a rudderless Republican party, has remained at the forefront ever since. Even when the GOP sticks the people with the likes of Bob Dole and John McCain, the core understandings of Conservatism beat strongly in the hearts of patriotic Americans.

While politicians debate issues on the margins and value the give-and-take of political compromise, Real America focuses on deeper principles. As Reagan said, it isn't about left or right, but rather about whether our nation is headed up or down. Real American understands that President Barry Vladimir Hussein Soetero Obama is an unrepentant Leftist who wants to push the United States into a State-dependent mode that is foreign to those who truly love this country. They understand that this White House is viciously leading attacks on every source of dissent in America. They do not tolerate honest debate.

The Obama plan for America will take this great nation down into the depths of dependency and slavery. Greater freedom and liberty are the keys to America digging out of its current problems. However, the individual is the enemy to Statists like those in the Obama administration. Liberty has never been in more grave danger than it is right now. Are you willing to stand up and be counted?

1 comment:

  1. I miss the Gipper. I wish I could have voted for him.