APAPTED FROM ‘A TIME FOR CHOOSING’

RONALD REAGAN

If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin?

Just in the face of this enemy?

Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs?

Should Christ have refused the cross?

Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard round the world?

The martyrs of history WERE NOT FOOLS, and our honoured dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn't die in vain.

Where, then, is the road to peace? Well it's a simple answer after all.

You and I must have the courage to say to our enemies, "There is a price we will not pay. There is a point beyond which they must not advance."

There can only be peace through strength. Winston Churchill said, "The destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we're spirits not animals." And he said, "There's something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We'll preserve our world for our children or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness. It is time to choose - time to determine our own destiny. 


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