On December 23, 1981, President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation. The video above is an excerpt from that speech. The portion of the address dealing with the attempt by the then Polish Communist regime to crush Solidarity, the Polish labor union leading a movement for freedom that would ultimately be the spark that destroyed Communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, is omitted. A few things struck me about the address:
1. When is the last time a president quoted G.K. Chesterton?
2. Reagan’s reference to children as a gift from God.
3. His reference to Christ’s first miracle being His coming to humanity as a helpless babe.
They don’t make them like Reagan anymore, and more is the pity. Here is the text of his address: (more…)