Ronald Reagan: A Time for Choosing

This is an amazing speech that no doubt many of you have watched before. But as a precursor to next year, I thought I would go ahead and post it.

It’s funny, that within the first 5 minutes of this speech, as Reagan characterized what the left was saying in the 60’s, it sounds almost identical to what they are saying now. The left never changes it seems – it’s Socialism or bust.

The speech is 30 minutes long and well worth it. Reagan’s words really do echo into today with a surreal accuracy.

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48 thoughts on “Ronald Reagan: A Time for Choosing

  1. the bamster tried to use one of his Quotes in a speech he gave….well let me just say this …i voted for Ronald Reagan twice and was as proud as hell to so and you Mr Obama are no Ronald Reagan and you Mr Obama are not even worthy to lick the bottoms of his shoes……

  2. How how mightly have fallen! From this stellar MAN, to the current CHILD in the White House, and just under 30 years. We are regressing from mature adults to juvenile adolescents. Grown men wearing backward baseball caps, sneakers and fist-bumping is what sells in movies and television today. Middle-aged women on reality shows yelling and screaming at each other like animals. What a world….

  3. Never did anyone speak more truthful words. I saw this speech and it’s still as powerful as it was the first time. Thanks Right Scoop. It’s a good reminder of what we have and do need to fight for.

  4. I love this speech! Heard it a 100 times and properly will never it hear anything like it again.

    Ayn Rand was also dissected liberalism in her book “Capitalism an Unknown idea”. Reading it you would think it was written last week.

  5. Professor do you believe Our Creator allows freewill?

    Professor: Sure, I’ll play along.

    Did you support Obamacare?

    Professor: Yes.

    Then you do not accept freewill and you are a potential tyrant.

    Professor: You just flunked this course pal.

    Hey climate scientist, do you believe Our Creator allows freewill?

    Climate scientist: I don’t believe a Creator exist let alone that one allows freewill.

    AGW Skeptic: Einstein was right: Science without the [Creator] is blind and religion without the [Creator] is lame.

    Climate scientist: Silence skeptic! We must sacrifice your rights and do what’s best for society as we see fit. Don’t you know science is a democracy fool!

    AGW Skeptic: Ben Franklin was right.

    CRU emails: Burn the Skeptic’s book!!

    Hey Hillary, Nancy, Harry, Obama, progressive intellectuals and Dems, do you believe Our Creator allows freewill?

    Choir: We must sacrifice the rights of the individual and do what’s best for society.

    Who decides what’s best? Certainly not society -see Obamacare.

    Choir: From one, many -see Obamacare.

    Al Gore: e pluribus unum – from one, many. The science is settled! Everybody knows science is a democracy – the skeptics are trying to turn science upside down – leading to backwards conclusions.

    Saul Alinsky: Pick a target, freeze it, smear it, ridicule it.

    Professor: The founders were racist capitalist pig slave holders.

    Common Sense: I see a pattern: Professor with all due respect the Founding Fathers knew they couldn’t fight the Civil War before the American Revolution or shortly thereafter and remain United States. They were wise enough to put mechanisms in place though.

    Hey JournoList, do you believe Our Creator allows freewill?

    JournoList: We must sacrifice the profession and do what is best for society.

    Hey Bill O’Really, Dr. K., FOX News, do you believe Our Creator allows freewill?

    FOX Choir: Why do they even have all these debates? Don’t the people know Romney is inevitable….it’s inevitable that Romney is inevitable…Romney is the only inevitable candidate….Romney…Romney…..Romney….

    Hey King George III, do you believe Our Creator allows freewill?

    King George III: I will squash you for even suggesting it is not my divine right to rule over you.

    Hey Islamic radicals. Do you believe Our Creator allows freewill?

    Radical Islam _____________

  6. It is always interesting to watch the ignorant hark back to something dead people have said. Your country has been bought by the communists. Your current leadership is just more of the same.

  7. Ronald Reagan will go down as one of the 5 top presidents of all time. Hussein will be the worst. How sad that in just a few short years our country has regressed to such a low. Thank the public schools & the media for much of this. Their socialistic agenda is now in the fruit bearing stage. I think it’s time to cut that tree down!!

    1. “Ronald Reagan will go down as one of the 5 top presidents of all time. Hussein will be the worst.”

      Hilarious! ROFL funny!! First I was like, “Who’s Hussein? Saddam? He was never POTU… Oh he means Barack… lol… 4got bout that…” Great stuff!

  8. If only Reagan were alive and president today we would not have situations like the following:

    Posted on Alipac



    By Frosty Wooldridge
    October 27, 2011

    Suicide of a Superpower, A Book Review, Part 4

    In his new book reporting on the imminent decline of America, Suicide of a Superpower, former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan wrote a chronology as to how and why America might not survive another 20 years. We may be hard pressed to make it through the next nine years to 2020.

    Quite often, when I write about legal and illegal immigration, an angry Mexican living in California, who calls himself Subcomandante Pedro, MeCha Brown Berets Infiltration Brigades, La Alta, CA, Aztlan, otherwise known as Dominick Perez, tells me how fast his Mexican forces are taking over America by sheer birth rates. One look at the gangs, violence and breakdown in Los Angeles validates his charges. His scathing letters to me exemplify President Teddy Roosevelt’s greatest statement:

    “The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, or preventing all possibility of its continuing as a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities and languages.”

    As you can see from this letter by Pedro, Roosevelt hit the nail on the head and we are well along the path of our own demise. Subcomandante Pedro mocks Americans, while, at the same time, his kids use our free lunch programs, ESL programs, schools, medical care and other welfare freebees. He agreed with part three of this book review of Buchanan’s Suicide of a Superpower:

    “Kudos Mr. Frosty, Kudos!” said Pedro. “You hit the nail right on the head, especially the point you made about how most Americans are fat and lazy. If that ain’t the truth I don’t know what is! Perhaps that’s the reason why so many of us are allowed in here, to do the work your fellow gringos are too fat and lazy to do! I would also add that most Crackers are craven cowards. Do you think we would let you gringos come down to Mexico and take over without a shot? Hell no! We’d cut your heads off! We’re real men!

    “The solutions Buchanan calls for will never happen. It’s far too late to save yourselves from the mess you allowed to be created. It is you, the American people, who continually vote our benefactors back into office over and over and over again. (Examples: Senators Harry Reid, John McCain, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein, Mark Udall, Mike Bennet, Charles Schumer, etc.) Now you must deal with the repercussions of your foolish actions. Maybe if there were more real men in this country, things would be different. I can almost sympathize with you. I don’t give a sh*t about this country, I’m just here to suck as much out of this bloated b*tch as I can before the collapse comes. And there are millions more here just like me! (Illegals and legal immigrants cost U.S. taxpayers $346 billion annually across 15 federal welfare agencies; source: with economist Edwin Rubenstein’s report) On the bright side, at least we don’t want to convert you all to Islam. Have you been to Dearbornistan lately?

    He refers to Dearborn, Michigan an Islamic beachhead in America where 300,000 Muslim immigrants have now made that area a little Bagdad with honor killings, female genital mutilation, arranged marriages and women’s rights degraded back to the Dark Ages.

    Buchanan says it all, “We are trying to create a nation that has never before existed, of all the races, tribes, cultures and creeds of Earth, where all are equal. In this utopian drive for the perfect society of our dreams we are killing the real country we inherited — the best and greatest country on earth.”

    Pedro continued, “Muslims in 21st Century America–Home Grown Terrorism, Mr. Frosty, this piece really speaks to the fact that you craven honkeys are too weak and decadent and you really don’t deserve this country. After all, Whitey is so blinded by Political Correctness and Liberalism that he cannot see the mortal danger presented by Islam. Truly pathetic! Don’t worry, the proud bronzed peoples suffer no such illusions. When we rise to power in this sh*thole of a nation, you can be sure that we will cut off their (blank) and feed them to them. We despise these sand camels even more than we do Whitey. You have my word on that.

    “Have you heard about the humane bill the Honorable Luis Guiterrez of Illinois is spearheading with the full support of “your” President? Once this bill is passed and enshrined into law, our reconquista will be all but assured. God Bless America and her cowardly White citizens! We couldn’t have done it without you.”

    Subcomandante Pedro provides an example of the seething anger of different ethnic tribes in America. As their numbers grow, their powers will grow to elect such treasonous men as House member Luis Guiterrez. Just watch out when more and more Muslims win house and Senate seats in the states and finally in the Halls of Congress. We can expect Sharia Law being implemented just like in the United Kingdom.

    How will we save ourselves from our inevitable decline? I ask why I haven’t seen millions of Americans storming their House reps and senators offices to bring the immigration issue to the front burner—and get it stopped. Why haven’t 10 million Americans joined Just to stinking lazy!

    If we don’t get relentless immigration stopped, our country is toast. Buchanan gave these solutions on that issue:

    • Moratorium on all immigration until unemployment drops below 6 percent. To bring in 1.2 million foreign workers annually when 23 million Americans are still unemployed or out of work is to put corporate profits ahead of country.

    • Reform our immigration laws to give preferences to those from countries that have historically provided most of our immigrants, who share our values, speak English, have college degrees, bring skills and can be assimilated easily. We need taxpayers and fewer tax consumers.

    • The border fence should be completed.

    • Next president should declare there will be no amnesty. Deport all criminals including drunk drivers.

    • Stop the 14th Amendment birthright citizenship misinterpretation.

    • Punish any businesses that hire illegal aliens.

    • Congress should enact a law whereby English is the official language of the United States.

    In Part 5 of this series, I will cover Buchanan’s other pertinent solutions as to trade, education, business and citizenship. If we keep importing endless millions in poverty, we will become a nation of poverty. We cannot keep pouring the world’s dispossessed into the bowels of our educational, medical and economic systems and think we have any chance of surviving.

    Our nation teeters on the edge of a racial, cultural, economic and linguistic abyss. It’s going to take every American to pull us back. If not, this country will most certainly stumble, stagger and fall into the future—as it degrades into a third world, second class, poverty stricken civilization from which there will be no return.

    Suicide of a Superpower by Patrick Buchanan


    1. Immediate moratorium of all immigration into America to save what’s left of our culture, language and success.
    2. Immediate mandate of English as the primary language in all media in America.
    3. Immediate stopping of all birth right citizenship.
    4. Immediate passing and enforcement of E-Verify to guarantee 8 to 10 million new jobs for American citizens.
    5. Immediate welfare to workfare programs.
    6. Immediate teaching of personal accountability and responsibility in our school systems.
    7. Immediate end to our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Listen to Frosty Wooldridge on Wednesdays as he interviews top national leaders on his radio show “Connecting the Dots” at at 6:00 PM Mountain Time. Adjust tuning in to your time zone.

    © 2011 Frosty Wooldridge – All Rights Reserved

    Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His published books include: “HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS” ; “STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE”; “IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES”; “MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA: INTO THE WIND—A TEEN NOVEL”; “BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION”; “AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTICA.” His next book: “TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP.” He lives in Denver, Colorado.



    E:Mail: [email protected]

    2. There are many costs of importing third world nation standards besides just the obvious one of ruining national economies.


    Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR): Illegal Immigration Costs Federal and Local Taxpayers $113 Billion a Year

    (Washington, D.C July 6, 2010) A new study released today by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates that illegal immigration now costs federal and local taxpayers $113 billion a year. The report, The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers, is the most comprehensive analysis of how much the estimated 13 million illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children cost federal, state and local governments.

    The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants in the United States

    The Human Cost of Illegal Immigration – CRIME VICTIMS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS


  9. Reagan is my hero. I’m 38 and as a young kid I knew he was a great president. I watched all of his speeches and have watched this a few years ago. We need to be reminded more than be taught. Reagan reminds me of my late, great grampa. They are exactly alike. Ronald Reagan, my hero.

      1. You really are stupid, aren’t you?

        Saying Romney is like Reagan, is like saying the Founding Fathers were like the King.

        You are not a Conservative, you a Re-PUBIC, a phony Republican. I bet you just love that great big pile of BS called Christie, don’t you?

        It will be Cain or Perry, or a fractured and embittered Party.

        1. You’re the idiot my friend. I may disagree with the comment a little but you know nothing yourself. To say Perry shows your ignorance or worse? Perry is an empty suit at best. Go back to your hole. Shut your pie hole while your at it.

  10. As much as I love Reagan for his speeches, him talking about Goldwater made me more nostalgic for him even if I am not old enough to remember either.

    1. Jim, the sorrow was Goldwater lost. Are we going to let that happen again. This was not a debate. Listen to Perry’s speaches. RR was the governor of a great big state, as was Goldwater. Lets elect another proven governor, Perry!

      1. No disrespect Allen but Perry is nothing close to Ronald Reagan. There are many ways they are different but chief among them is fortitude and a great sense of humor that disarmed his adversaries. The greatest of all is the USSR. Perry can’t hold a candle with all due respect.

      2. It did happen again. Palin was demonized in the manner of Goldwater. The political class and their media jackals spot principled leaders instantly then surround and destroy them.

        The republican party is part of the political class – it will not get behind a true constitutional conservative.

  11. About one year ago this was posted on another blog that i frequent, and somebody else left this comment which i then sent to several of my more liberal friends and thought the repost here would be appropriate:

    “I would like to request that all liberals, in the UK, in the US, and around the world, to take 30 tiny minutes out of your busy schedule and listen to Reagan’s speech… this is what I, and tens of millions of other conservatives believe in.

    Tell me what’s your problem with it. Is this racist, sexist, or homophobic? Is this oppressive? Does this thinking want to put our fellow man in chains or free him?

    If you’re not moved by it, then you’re not human.

    The man states what we in the Tea Party are fighting for today… it’s surprising how after 46yrs, this is completely relevant to what we’re fighting for.

    This should go down as one of the greatest speeches ever made.”

  12. There was that time before TOTUS existed, when true eloquence was delivered from the heart by Ronaldus Magnus! Sigh…!

  13. I have heard it before but it never gets old. It is from 1964 but still hits the right tones. The $ amount and wars have changed but I think this speech is timeless.
    Thank you Right Scoop!

    1. Amen. It’s timeless because, to paraphrase Reagan. “I wasn’t a great communicator, I communicated great things…” (really, really, really, really, really well.)

  14. This IS the last stand on earth. Thank you Scoop for putting this up. It’s so good to hear the words of a smart and compassionate man such as Reagan. No, I’ve never heard this whole speech before, and I am glad to hear it now.

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