“Back in 1936, Mr. Democrat himself, Al Smith [who ran against FDR in 1932], the great American, came before the American people and charged that the leadership of his party was taking the party of Jefferson, Jackson, and Cleveland down the road under the banners of Marx, Lenin, and Stalin.”
“No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear.”
~ Ronald Reagan (“A Time for Choosing,” 1964)
Fifty years ago, Ronald Reagan tried to warn all Americans about Democrat Socialists like FDR, LBJ or an Obama who would arise, tax away your liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights founded in natural law, natural rights and the original intent of the constitutional framers, while characterizing their system of voluntary slavery as “welfare,” or in the words of Obama, “redistribution of wealth.” The old stinking dead corpse of Marxism, liberal fascism and evolution atheism under Obama has put on new clothes called Obamacare, fighting against “income inequality” and “fundamentally transforming America.” Our forefathers like Reagan called it socialism, fascism and voluntary slavery. I call it “The Progressive Revolution.”
Here are some selected excerpts from Reagans “A Time for Choosing” address, delivered Oct. 27, 1964.
“Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening. The sponsor has been identified, but unlike most television programs, the performer hasn’t been provided with a script. As a matter of fact, I have been permitted to choose my own ideas regarding the choice that we face in the next few weeks. I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit to follow another course. I believe that the issues confronting us cross party lines. Now, one side in this campaign has been telling us that the issues of this election are the maintenance of peace and prosperity. The line has been used ‘We’ve never had it so good.'”
Reagan went on to declare, “No nation in history has ever survived a tax burden that reached a third of its national income.” Remember, Reagan was an FDR New Deal Democrat who after 30 years of being a witness to failed socialist programs that destroyed the human spirit, including the advent of LBJ’s “Great (Slave) Society,” he eventually saw the light, switched to being a Republican and started embracing free-market capitalism in every aspect of society – economic and political.
Reagan spoke: “As for the peace that we would preserve, I wonder who among us would like to approach the wife or mother whose husband or son has died in South Vietnam and ask them if they think this is a peace that should be maintained indefinitely. Do they mean peace, or do they mean we just want to be left in peace? There can be no real peace while one American is dying some place in the world for the rest of us. We are at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it has been said if we lose that war, and in doing so lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. Well, I think it’s time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers.”
What “war” is Reagan referencing here? Yes, Vietnam, Russia, Cuba, but metaphorically he is referring to the existential Cold War waged against our natural rights, natural law and liberty by the Democratic Socialist Party. This eternal war against God, natural law, natural rights and liberty will deconstruct America as we know her unless we marginalize and remove from office those politicians, judges and intellectuals who support socialism and progressive policies.
“You and I are told increasingly that we have to choose between a left or right, but I would like to suggest that there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down – up to a man’s age-old dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order – or down to the ant heap totalitarianism, and regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course,” Reagan said.
Concluded Reagan, “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness. We will keep in mind and remember that Barry Goldwater has faith in us. He has faith that you and I have the ability and the dignity and the right to make our own decisions and determine our own destiny. Thank you very much.”
This speech, given in 1964, could just as easily be given today and is just as applicable to our current, albeit worse, situation. It was as if Reagan was one of the Old Testament prophets like Moses, Isaiah or Jeremiah, urging this generation to be vigilant – just like in his time Reagan battled LBJ who launched the socialist Great Society revolution in 1964. Reagan predicted that another false prophet would arise to steal more of your money and freedoms through confiscatory taxation, regulation and government mandates like Obamacare. Reagan was right. How tragic is it that America, this once-great nation, has failed to learn from our past. Therefore, we must revisit the tyranny of LBJ’s Great Slave Society upon this generation while the Democratic Socialist Party prospers as America’s enemy within.
President Ronald Reagan, our greatest president of the 20th century, was a lover of American exceptionalism and instinctively knew that socialized medicine was a communist trap and that socialism historically has always been a death sentence on the people wherever it was tried – International Socialism (Lenin, Stalin, Mao), National Socialism (Mussolini, Franco, Hitler, the Nazis), or Democratic Socialism (Wilson, FDR, LBJ, Obama, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, America). The communist/socialist genocide (i.e., democide: government-sponsored death of its citizens) in the 20th century alone eclipses 260,000,000 million deaths, according to professor R.J. Rummel.
Thus Reagan’s epic speech “A Time for Choosing” forces us to choose – death, fascism and socialism vs. life, God and liberty. This led him to the obvious conclusion: “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.”
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