A New Time for Choosing!
50 years ago Ronald Reagan gave the first notable speech of his impassioned call for conservative principals in America. A time for choosing was delivered in defense of Barry Goldwater the embattled Republican nominee for President.
Reagan noted on October 27, 1964 that the closest thing to immortality was a government bureau because once created government agencies never go away. His speech was the beginning of a journey that continues today. The battle between the conservatives on the right fighting for personal accountability and liberty and the progressives on the left who believe it is government that provides opportunity and the American Dream.
Reagan during his time in Hollywood was a hard core Democrat until he slowly came to the realization that government was the solution to the problem but that government was the problem.
Here is an excerpt from his speech:
But as a former Democrat, I can tell you Norman Thomas isn't the only man who has drawn this parallel to socialism with the present administration, because back in 1936, Mr. Democrat himself, Al Smith, 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. And he walked away from his Party, and he never returned til the day he died—because to this day, the leadership of that Party has been taking that Party, that honorable Party, down the road in the image of the labor Socialist Party of England.
Reagan knew 50 years ago that the Democratic Party is one of government empowering nanny-state gurus. It has not changed though it was slowed down a bit between 1981 and 1989.
My friends I suggest it is again a time for choosing- make sure you vote November 4, 2014.