One of The Gipper’s best. This is kinda’ long (a half-hour), but worth the investment.
At the very LEAST watch the first 6:10 of it. Even just that abbreviated viewing shows the “essential” Reagan: funny, gracious, self-effacing, and mindful of God’s Hand in all matters.
And then, stick around for lines like this: “Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.“
30 years ago today President Ronald Reagan addressed the National Associations of Evangelicals. While the speech is most memorable for Reagan calling the Soviet Union an evil empire, it is a fabulously spiritual speech. A speech I do not think a President or presidential candidate can give today without some fool attempting to ask them: “How old is the earth?”
I’m not going to take up your time, with my words. The speech is about 30 minutes long take the time to listen and reflect upon what has become of the country since this speech.