30 years ago today- Ronald Reagan’s “evil empire” speech

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.

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7 Responses to 30 years ago today- Ronald Reagan’s “evil empire” speech

  1. Reblogged this on Two Heads are Better Than One and commented:
    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.

  2. Great stuff, Bret. Thanks for posting it.

    And I already found my favorite quote from it:
    “Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.”

    • Bret Rickert says:

      An excellent quote from a speech filled with great quotes. I liked: “The glory of this land has been its capacity for transcending the moral evils of our past.”
      Something those on the left would like people to forget.
      Thanks for the Re-blog!

      • You’re quite welcome, partner. Loved Ronnie, and almost any speech he gave was a keeper. This one was particularly good.

        Just as an FYI, I found a link to the text of the speech. I’ve linked it at my place, but feel free to “borrow” it…

        Thanks again, Bret!!!

  3. bullright says:

    You’re probably right, unfortunately.

    • bullright says:

      i can’t help wondering at their reception… when they didn’t know what he was going to say.

      • Bret Rickert says:

        Back then the media went nuts, particularly over the phrase “evil empire.” They also freaked over the numerous references to good and evil. The left is the same now as it was then, only they have more outlets to exhaust us with.

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