A Time For Choosing

Posted by freedomforall 2 months, 3 weeks ago to History
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If you are too young to have witnessed this video live, then here is an opportunity to add to your knowledge of history and to be inspired again.

Televised Campaign Address for Goldwater Presidential Campaign - 10/27/64.

SOURCE URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXBswFfh6AY


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  • Posted by 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Please note that many of the points made in this speech were obvious flaws in government programs at the time of the speech. It should also be obvious that after 54 years of more and more government programs to solve the problems pointed out in this presentation the same problems exist and are now greater problems than they were at the time of this presentation.

    When you listen to the words being said, realize that the war Reagan spoke of 54 years ago still goes on. Today that war is much closer to home. The enemy is a domestic one and it's long past time to start fighting that domestic enemy.
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    • Posted by term2 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      It is a war, and the voters began to take sides, which is why the leftists HATE the whole idea of Trump (no matter what he does). Very hard to drain the swamp, as it protects itself very well. The FBI and the whole justice department IMHO is part of the swamp, no matter wht they tell us.

      Time to hide in plain sight and stay under the radar if we want to live relatively free.
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    • Posted by Solver 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      But, but, that wasn’t real welfare. We needed to spend more money. Just spend what we want to spend and our welfare programs will work! You conservatives are just too greedy! /s
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  • Posted by Herb7734 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    "It's not that they are ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't true."
    Reagan could destroy the opposition with humor. And the amazing thing was that the humor was always true.
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    • Posted by MinorLiberator 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      And it took a long time before conservative/libertarian pundits, e.g., Rush, and now Tucker et. al., to stop with the dry, boring (to most) Point/Counterpoint type of "debate"...and use humor to properly expose how ridiculous the Left and Progressives are...
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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    He Too...spoke plainly to the deplorable...

    I was only 12 then and never got to hear that speech...I wish now that I did, I think I would of understood and it would of changed my life.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      Don't feel so bad like you missed something, OUC. I was 12 at the time as well and would rather be outside playing in the woods or playing kickball with my friends rather than sitting in front of the TV watching a boring political speech. Those were good days and I miss them, but then I grew up.
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      • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 2 months, 3 weeks ago
        Yes they were the good ole days...you didn't have to lock your doors, could ride your bike anywhere and spend the whole day in the woods with your dog.
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        • Posted by mccannon01 2 months, 3 weeks ago
          Yes. Actually I'm living in the same neighborhood since 1978 and only in the last 5 years have I worried about locking my doors. If I forget to lock my vehicles even one night now, I find them rummaged through in the morning. I've thought of getting pictures of the culprits and posting them in my front yard, but I'm sure there is some silly law protecting them and they will be laughing as I get hauled off to court. It's going to get a lot worse, I'm sure.
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          • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 2 months, 3 weeks ago
            I live 30 miles from the nearest city and 2.5 miles from interstate 95; and the criminals still come here under the cover of darkness...they think because we live in a fancy neighborhood that we aren't in sad shape too!
            When one lives in Connecticut...everyone is broke and the most vicious criminals come from the state capital.
            Every day is like getting butt pinched from some political homotaxual...
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  • Posted by chad 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    And now America has asset forfeiture which doesn't even refer to a law that has been broken or a need to make an example of an 'outlaw'. The only thing that has changed since then is that it is much worse and more controls are exerted by the government daily.
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    According to data, $100 from 1964 would have to have turned into $774.22 today to be equivalent. I daresay that leftist inflationary policies have rather put to shame Reagan's simile from this speech!
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  • Posted by  $  Stormi 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Thank you for sharing this video, wow! The swamp has grown, the commies and Marxists have come out of the shadows and our children have been converted to the dark side. If only pwople could wake up and see what Reagan was telling us was so right and our duty was so clear. Sadly, we have no such leader today, and our children don't even understand capitalism, except as something teachers told them is bad. Reagan also tried to rid us of the Dept. of Ed., but the CFR said, "no, we need it." Certainly, to brainwash more ocialists and Marxists. I did not see this speech at the time, I was in school or working after at a part-time job, but I wish I had seen it then. I understood communism by then. I am so pleased to finally hear such reason and love for the USA.
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  • Posted by  $  dukem 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    I recall being 21 at the time, a senior in engineering school on a liberal campus, and also in NROTC. Mitch McConnell was a student at the liberal arts arm of the University across the street. We Goldwater supporters who had to wear the uniform had no way to show our support openly; however, there were little gold pins available in the shape of a "G" that were less than an inch wide that people could unobtrusively wear, so as not to attract TOO much attention. So I figured out that if we put the pin on the back of our uniform lapel, we could reverse the lapel quickly and show it to others discretely as a secret "sign." We thought it was very cool and brave. I shudder to think what someone with a "T" on his apparel would encounter now at the university.
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Thanks free. At the time I was 16 and oblivious of such Big Brother tyranny and big spender ineptitude.
    In fact, I was on the doorstep of being emotionally swept up by the youth rebellion of the late 60s and became a lib, who actually thought socialism was a good thing..
    The only thing that stuck with me after the LBJ vs Goldwater presidential race was the scary propaganda of this manipulative TV commercial~
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDTBn...
    At least the malaise created by Jimmy Carter jump started my much more mature rational thinking and turned me to Ronald Reagan, who I voted for both terms.
    Reflect on the immaturity constantly being exhibited by the left. Objectivity requires first growing up and acquiring a mature mind. Me dino been there done that.
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  • Posted by MinorLiberator 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Thanks for posting, sir.

    Reminded me of a photo I saw of an early campaign speech by Reagan, in 1980, in shirtsleeves at The Statue of Liberty. I certainly knew who he was, but had not become as focused on politics as I was soon to become. The photo inspired me to start paying attention...he got my vote twice...and I've been paying a lot of attention since...

    https://static.politico.com/dims4/def...
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  • Posted by coaldigger 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Throughout history people have known these truths, yet we keep making the same mistakes over and over. Before reading Atlas Shrugged, I thought it was because most of the population of the earth was just plain stupid. Afterward, I believed that they are immoral due to the acceptance of false concepts and that evil uses that failure for its own, short-term gain without regard to reasoned moral principles. Occasional speeches or books on reason based morality can't overcome daily teaching based on altruism with a double dose on Sunday. Vilifying these messengers has always diluted their positive effects and it is continued by the opponents of truth and their media.
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    • Posted by coaldigger 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      Just stumbled over this quote I had saved and believe it needs to be added to my post.

      "Only three brief periods of history were culturally dominated by a philosophy of reason: ancient Greece, the Renaissance and the nineteenth century. These three periods were the source of mankind's greatest [intellectual] progress...--and the eras of greatest political freedom."
      Ayn Rand
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