Almost 57 years ago, on October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan gave his pivotal “A Time For Choosing” speech. In that speech, Reagan clearly outlined the battle lines drawn between freedom and serfdom, between capitalism and communism. In that speech, he said:
”Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, “We don’t know how lucky we are.” And the Cuban stopped and said, “How lucky you are? I had someplace to escape to.” And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.
And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except the sovereign people, is still the newest and the most unique idea in all the long history of man’s relation to man.
This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.”
In 1964, Reagan was addressing the external forces of communism that were acting on the United States. Much to our shame, those forces are now internal and ensconced in our government and culture, sucking the blood of our nation as a tick sucks the blood of a dog.
Seeing the pictures from the Met gala, they conclusively show that America has already split into two distinctly different cultures.
The pictures show massive contradictions – men dressed as women, “democratic socialist” women wearing expensive designer dresses with communist slogans printed on them and the people who enact mask mandates walking around maskless while the help wore them, all these defenders of the poor at a party that cost $35,000 per ticket.
I have nothing in common with what I saw at the Met.
MSNBC is twisting the Word of God in the Bible to say that God allows abortion and that Biden is on solid ground with his faux Catholicism.
I have nothing in common with the people on MSNBC.
Fauci’s NIH and the CDC say whatever the politicians want them to say, changing direction whenever it is needed to back Democrat policy.
I have nothing in common with the so-called “public health” bureaucracy.
Given his congressional testimony, Anthony Blinken is a liar, an idiot or has been transported to an alternate reality – or all three.
I have nothing in common with these government sponsored liars.
Joe Biden’s administration has allied with big corporations to wage war on legal citizens.
If Gavin Newsom hangs on in the recall election in California today, it will be through cheating and the use of government to manipulate the outcome. If Larry Elder is successful – it will truly be a miracle – and last chance for the state that gave us Ronald Reagan to break free of Soviet era one party rule.
I have nothing in common with these authoritarians
E Pluribus Unum is no longer operable, we are two nations. One is a nation that has already proven willing to use the power of government to conduct war on the other. At every turn, the value of citizenship is being eroded with our constitutional rights being suppressed as non-citizens have access to benefits and freedoms we do not.
We citizens have already let those on that side of the ledger go too far in their dreams of domination.
When the avenue to remedy this imbalance through legitimate elections and policies, the way forward is binary – either When the constitutional avenues to remedy this imbalance through legitimate elections and policies are eliminated, the way forward is binary – either complete surrender or violent conflict.
A time for choosing is coming and unfortunately, that choice will be forced upon us.
One wonders if we will answer the call of history, the one Reagan characterized as a “rendezvous with destiny”:
“You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, “There is a price we will not pay.” “There is a point beyond which they must not advance.” And this – this is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater’s “peace through strength.” Winston Churchill said, “The destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we’re spirits – not animals.” And he said, “There’s something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.”
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.
We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.”
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If we revive our courage to loathe, we could also rouse our courage to act. The dichotomy between POTUS # 40 and #46 is profound and it is to be hoped there are enough of us to get our nation back to “the last best hope of man on earth.”