"If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to." (Ronald Reagan, 1964)
"It's possible to do the right thing and still lose. That's no excuse for not doing the right thing."
I’m pretty sure this “flashback” post will have limited appeal. I’m good with that. I spent my childhood in rural northeast Ohio, a few miles outside the city limits of the gritty steel town of Massillon...
I'm the son of a Goldwater Republican. That's a story itself, but essentially the experience taught me to stand on principle -- damn the odds, damn the consequences. I continue to hold Barry Goldwater and his passionate defense of Liberty in the highest regard.
When a speech becomes known, simply, as "The Speech," its significance is established. "A Time for Choosing," delivered by private citizen Ronald Reagan in support of 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, is regarded as the most consequential address in modern American political history. These excerpts barely scratch the surface.