Dover Bitch

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Throw some Reagan at 'em

This is a time for choosing.

I made a speech by that title in 1964. I said, 'We've been told increasingly that we must choose between left or right.' But we're still using those terms -- left or right. And I'll repeat what I said then in '64. 'There is no left or right. There's only an up or down.' Up to the ultimate in individual freedom, man's age old dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with an orderly society -- or down to the totalitarianism of the ant heap. And those today who, however good their intentions, tell us that we should trade freedom for security are on that downward path. -- Ronald Reagan, March 20, 1981