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  • Video: Reagan's Words Still Speak Volumes Today

    In October 1964, then spokesman Ronald Reagan stepped into the national political spotlight for the first time with his now-famous “A Time for Choosing Speech,” delivered in support of presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.

    His words stand in stark contrast to those of many of America’s elected officials today, as this video by the Republican Study Committee shows.

    In his speech, Reagan described the choice confronting Americans and laid out his own political philosophy:

    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.

    As Congress and President Barack Obama continue to expand government’s reach into American life, it’s worth looking back on Reagan’s speech and recalling his warning about a government that grows beyond its constitutional limits:

    A government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they know when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose.

    You can watch the entirety of Reagan’s speech here.

    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    7 Responses to Video: Reagan's Words Still Speak Volumes Today

    1. Billie says:

      Thank you so much, Heritage. The video is speechless! But what a contrast. The words of one honest, dignified man who's only focus was maintaining the RESPECT OF freedom, principles and values of all INDIVIDUALS in one country!


      A man who had faith in mankind born to live free, to do for themselves.

      Today's government with president at the lead, attempts to weaken the inner strength of each individual. as he respects no person that lives in the freedom founded by AMERICA! He doesn't want to strengthen America or acknowledge people are born with inalienable rights, as he takes them away daily.. Everything he does is toxic and disabling..

      God Bless the STRENGTH of all AMERICANS, to stand firm on the grounds of the meaning of AMERICA! Who INSPIRE IMMIGRANTS with America's TRUE MEANING! God Bless America!

    2. fred orange says:

      moving,powerful! It should be on tv,…

    3. Brent Holbert Texas says:



    4. Gayle, Las Vegas says:

      We, the people, will rise against this govenrment and conquer it.

    5. Jes says:

      Shall we just let the banks, oil companies, big pharma, regulate themselves? Look where that got us these last 12 years. Anyone heard the term recession? We need Teddy Roosevelt back is what we need. Bully!

    6. Ellen says:

      I want obama impeached and I don't want biden in there either, I say let us have another election!!! We could always put CondaLisa Rice in there till we get things settled!!! lol….

    7. Ellen says:

      I want obama impeached and I don't want biden in there either. !!! Let us have another election. We could always put Condalisa Rice in the president seat till we get things settled!!! lol it would work~~~~~

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