“And yet, like Santorum, Reagan was wary of the temptation to pride, to vanity, including mistaken and misplaced pride and vanity. It was there that he offered the most famous passage in his speech:
I urge you to speak out against those who would place the United States in a position of military and moral inferiority…. I urge you to beware the temptation of pride — the temptation of blithely declaring yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong and good and evil.” here
I would encourage you to go to to Paul Kengor’s article at American Spectator, which is extremely well done. I’m noting one small part, which is the last paragraph above.
Who are “those who would speak out against those who would place the United States in a position of military and moral inferiority” today? Who is declaring themselves “above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history …… call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong and good and evil.” Precisely, that would be the Democrat Party.
The Democrats have become the political ‘party of death’, whole-heartedly supporting abortion on demand, as if this wasn’t a new human life, but cells of unwanted debris. Abortion to date, has taken the lives of 50 million American; 50 million taxpayers, if that makes it easier for Liberals to comprehend.
Precisely, Barack Hussein Obama, who has made a career of apologizing for the United States and who is cutting our military, our defense and our weaponry to unheard minuscule amounts. All in some phony liberal nirvana of ‘equality equally peace’; that by making the U.S. weaker, we’ll gain respect from our enemy’s.
There is more than one “evil empire” now. The USSR was defeated because of Pres. Reagan’s stance, beliefs, actions and consistent determination of making American the strongest, most powerful nation in the world. He never apologized to our enemy but made them to fearful to attack.
Democrats have made their career not just by “ignoring history”, but by repeating history. A failed history of the ‘wealth redistribution’ of FDR, Carter, and Wilson. Democrats who push Humanism, “a variety of ethical theory and practice that emphasizes reason scientific inquiry, and human fulfillment in the natural world and often rejects the importance of belief in God”. Another failed ideology and theology.
Our present day Democrat Party has evolved into moving further and further to the Left of where the American people reside. They aren’t the party of 50 or 25 years ago . . . they’re the party of big Unions, big Government, big power and bigger control. They have more in common with the socialism and Marxism than anything we’ve ever seen in this nation before.
It’s way past time for American loving Democrats to question what their party is and who it embodies. Do so before the next election. Do so before your children or grandchildren are facing a future America none of us thought possible. . . a United Socialist States of America.