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Our Nation is Poised for Greatness

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

“My fellow citizens, our nation is poised for greatness. We must do what we know is right, and do it with all our might. Let history say of us: “These were golden years – when the American Revolution was reborn, when freedom gained new life, and America reached for her best.” — Ronald Reagan, 2nd Inagural Address, January 21, 1985

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Dedicated to the Unfinished Work Which They Who Fought Have So Nobly Advanced

Gettysburg Battlefield Dedication Address 1863

“Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

Gettysburg Address

– Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies fought and defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3.

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The American People Have a Great Genius for Splendid and Unselfish Actions

Ronald Reagan

“We cannot escape our destiny, nor should we try to do so. The leadership of the free world was thrust upon us two centuries ago in that little hall of Philadelphia. In the days following World War II, when the economic strength and power of America was all that stood between the world and the return to the dark ages, Pope Pius XII said, ‘The American people have a great genius for splendid and unselfish actions. Into the hands of America God has placed the destinies of an afflicted mankind.’

“We are indeed, and we are today, the last best hope of man on earth.” – Ronald Reagan, We Will Be A City Upon A Hill, January 25, 1974, First Conservative Political Action Conference

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A Time for Choosing

Ronald Reagan

“There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. … You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We’ll 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.” – Ronald Reagan

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