Saturday, December 19, 2009
Ronald Reagan - We Must Fight!!!
"Political Correctness" died on a plane with heroes that said, "Let's roll".
Ronald Reagan – We Must Fight
Now let’s set the record straight. There is no argument over the choice between peace and war. But, there’s only one guaranteed way you can have peace. And you can have it in the next second. Surrender. Admittedly, there is a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement. And this is the specter our well-meaning, liberal friends refuse to face; that their policy of accommodation IS appeasement and it gives no choice between peace and war; only between fight or surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand, the ultimatum. And what then? Well, Nikita Kruschev has told his people, he knows what our answer will be. He has told them that we’re retreating under the pressure of the Cold War. And someday when the time comes to deliver the final ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary, because by that time, we will have been weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he’s heard voices pleading for peace at any price, or better red than dead, or as one commentator put it, he’d rather live on his knees than die on his feet. And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don’t speak for the rest of us. You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. 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 refuse to fire the shot heard ‘round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools and our honored 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 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. Winston Churchill said the destiny of man is not measured by material compensations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits, not animals. 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 for our children, this the last best hope of man on earth or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.