Prouder, stronger and better….”It’s morning again” and yes it is almost morning as I write these slogans/quotes of President Ronald Reagan, reflecting on the slogans of the bygone era of the Reagan Presidency. President Reagan may not have been a perfect President, but for all his faults, defeats, and failures, he was a man who believed in this nation and believed it was nation under God. Today in history on February 4th, 1985, President Ronald Reagan gave a speech at the Annual Convention of the National Religious Broadcasters. Some of the remarks that struck a chord with me during that speech…
All of you, all of the people in this room are doing your part to fill the world with God’s work and make more gentle man’s life on Earth. Like St. Peter and his brother, St. Andrew, you’ve been good and faithful fishermen, and you’ve fought the good fight — for prayer in the schools and against abortion and for freedom in the world. You know, perhaps better than I, that you have never let us down.
I still believe the government is the servant of the people and not the other way around.
But all of these things I’ve mentioned are pretty revolutionary. All of these things — learning to control the government, limiting the amount of money it can take from us, protecting our country through a strong defense — all of these things revolve around one word, and that word is “freedom.” And as Jefferson said, “The Lord who gave us life, the God who gave us life gave us liberty also.
On January 30th, 1984, President Ronald Reagan delivered this speech at the Annual Convention of the National Religious Broadcasters at the Sheraton Washington hotel.
I know what I’m about to say now is controversial, but I have to say it. This nation cannot continue turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to the taking of some 4,000 unborn children’s lives every day. That’s one every 21 seconds. One every 21 seconds.
We cannot pretend that America is preserving her first and highest ideal, the belief that each life is sacred, when we’ve permitted the deaths of 15 million helpless innocents since the Roe versus Wade decision — 15 million children who will never laugh, never sing, never know the joy of human love, will never strive to heal the sick or feed the poor or make peace among nations. Abortion has denied them the first and most basic of human rights. We are all infinitely poorer for their loss.
So much of what he spoke about from January 30, 1984 and yet again on February 4th 1985, are issues that we are still fighting today. Some would even say at a greater disadvantage, against an adversary that has grown in power by corrupting a great many to their cause through deceit and bribery. So keep in mind as we continue to campaign for the right to life, our God given freedoms, free markets and fiscal responsibility. How very true this statement: “The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.”~President Ronald Reagan.
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