In a speech given by Ronal Reagan in 1964, he uttered these powerful words: Those Voices Don’t Speak for the Rest of Us.
His speech was titled, “A Time for Choosing.”
In 1964 the cold war was in full swing.
Communism was advancing.
Many voices from our own citizenry were saying things like, “peace at any cost”, or “better red than dead.”
And while many were willing to retreat to communism, and accept it as inevitable, there were those who said: Those voices don’t speak for the rest of us.
Those who lived through those times will well remember the threat freedom faced – and how it felt.
Unfortunately, for those of us who didn’t live through it, we are having our own experience with that same thing today.
We are seeing the same threat today
The road to freedom can feel like a lonely one.
And it’s not because you are alone.
It is because they have gotten so good at making you think you are alone.
The media control.
Social justice groups.
Social media domination.
The list goes on and on.
But the truth is that you are not alone, and those voices don’t speak for the rest of us.
Reagan continues in his speech and says that maybe the answers is simple after all, and it’s this:
"If you and I have the courage to tell our elected officials that we want our national policy based on what we know in our hearts is morally right."
I think we can all agree that is how policy should be based, but if you are like me, it is hard not to snicker at this comment – and definitely not because it isn’t true.
We all know there are very few elected officials that care what we want or see as morally right.
But why is this sentence important?
It’s because truth is a stubborn thing.
When truth impresses itself upon one’s “heart”, that impression is not easily undone.
This is why they have had such a hard time killing patriotism.
That truth has been burned into many hearts.
We know that it is right.
We know that those rights come from God.
We can feel.
It is part of who we are.
It is why policy should be based upon the hearts of those who love freedom.
Rendezvous with Destiny
He ends his speech with these powerful words:
You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, ‘there is a price we will not pay. There is a point beyond which they must not advance.’
It is easy to feel discouraged.
To feel like everything is stacked against those who love freedom.
But what we must remember is this: those voices don’t speak for the rest of us.
There are just as many who hold these precious truths deep inside their hearts as those who do not.
And when the media – in all of its many forms – speak as though they are the consensus.
We must remember they are not our voice.
They are not the majority.
We must stand with resolve for what we feel to be right and true.
Because we must “preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.
I believe, that in the end, freedom will prevail!
Thanks for reading,
Founder of Freedom Elements