Rendezvous with Reagan and Destiny

Flashback to the convention in 1964 and Reagan’s infamous “A Time For Choosing” speech. So many takeaway lines that would just as much apply to us today, even more so.

The point is not whether there are any Reagans today but whether this kind of common sense is now mainstream or deemed dead? Government rewrites the Constitution so that anything in their schemes can mean public use for confiscation of private property.

Government rules by fiat to suite it’s own interests. If you haven’t seen that your eyes aren’t open. It’s the same old story…

Excerpt from A Time for Choosing: (video below)

“Now it doesn’t require expropriation and confiscation of private property or business to impose socialism on a people. What does it mean if you own the deed or the title to your business or property if the government holds the life and death over that business or property? And such machinery already exists; the government can find some charge against any concern it chooses to prosecute. Every businessman has his own tale of harassment.

“Somewhere a perversion has taken place. Our natural unalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation of government. And freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment. Our Democratic opponents seem unwilling to debate these issues. They want to make you and I believe that this is a contest between two men, that we’re to choose between just two personalities. Well, what of this man that they would destroy? And in destroying, they would destroy that which he represents, the ideas that you and I hold dear.”

It picks winners and losers in the markets and business. It decides what businesses will be allowed to succeed and which are considered antiquated, such as the war on coal. By “government,” none is more prevalent than the federal one which rules by strong arm.

It dictates which laws states will be allowed to have, and which it will abolish. It determines what healthcare policies should be, what marriage certificates they can issue, what water they can drink, which lands they must preserve. What government giveth government can taketh, so it decides which funds it will withhold to twist the arms of states.

It decides how much of federal dollars it will dispense back to the state from whence they came. It decides what school curriculum we shall have — if you want to play by Washington’s rules, or if you will be considered an enemy of the State and lose funding.

See speech, a timeless indictment.

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8 comments on “Rendezvous with Reagan and Destiny

  1. Davetherave says:

    Excellent post. Really enjoyed watching that speech and Reagan knew what he was talking about. Very sad we’re still fighting the same problems today (seems just on a much larger scale) our nation was dealing with that long ago. Commies sure in the hell don’t give up and if let run wild like we see today with Barry; well the ongoing disaster is right before our eyes every day.

    Odd thing Bull, the RNC and RINO’s of today would consider Reagan too much of a right wing extremist and fight like hell to keep him out of the WH. That is a sad state of our nation.

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    • Bullright says:

      Dave, I have to say that speech is great but Reagan’s delivery makes it better. Much larger scale is right. Hard to believe how fast they build this leviathan.

      True, like you say and we’re considered extremists now for a having some common sense. They treated Tea Parties as extremists, even scaring some Republicans away from them (that was the idea) Meanwhile look what the Left considers mainstream. It’s sad and so many wonder if there is a way back?

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  2. the unit says:

    We didn’t make to the fork in the road to take it/Yoggi Berra.. We fell down the rabbit hole a ways back.

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  4. Peppermint says:

    It’s so scary to think how far we’ve gone down since our Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution. I pray this can all be turned around but I wonder if my hoping is gone.

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    • Bullright says:

      I know the feeling and can’t be sure if the hope is for naught. I just listened to Graham explain every reason why we can’t do this or that(or anything), and he’s sick of politicians telling people they are going to do something. What a waste of a Senator. Why not broadcast that we aren’t going to do a damn thing because we can’t? What good was getting a majority?

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