Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” speech, televised on October 27, 1964 in support of Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater, speaks of fiscal responsibility, the quest for the implementation of the full power of the government in the lives of the people, and “meeting the needs of the masses through the full power of centralized government.” He quotes a Cuban immigrant who is grateful that America was here, because it gave him a place to flee to.
Dejavu. Reagan quotes Senator J.W. Fullbright (D-AR) saying that President Lyndon Johnson is “our moral teacher,” and the U.S. Constitution is an antiquated document. Listen as he talks about the plight of farmers under government programs, and a proposed program to stamp out juvenile delinquency by placing the delinquents in a “camp,” which will cost taxpayers $4,700 per “camper,” but “we can send them to Harvard for $2,700.
Reagan talks about Social Security, forced government health insurance and subordinating America’s interest to an institution which has become structurally unsound [United Nations], has no interest in democracy and remains silent as millions are enslaved in the Soviet Union and satellite nations.
Eminent Domain was already a threat. And Reagan talks about Socialism in America.
A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger, is prepared for a master and deserves one. ~ Alexander Hamilton