Monday, November 1, 2010

Reagan on the Election

I think this quote from Reagan's speech on the eve of the 1980 election needs to be quoted in full as we go to the polls tomorrow.

"Consider these questions as well as you make your final decision:

Are you confident that our economy will create productive work for our society or are you less confident?

Are you satisfied that in inflation at the highest rates in thirty-three years is the best we can do? Are interst rates at 14 1/2 percent something you are prepared to live with?

Are you pleased with the ability of young people to buy a home, or the elderly to live thier remaining lives in happiness; of our youngsters to take pride in the world we have built for them?

Is our nation stronger and more capable of leading the world toward peace and freedom or is it weaker?

Is there more stability in the world or less?

Are you convinced we have earned the respect of the world and our allies, or has America's position across the globe diminished?

Are you personally more secure in your life? Is your family more secure? Is America safer in the world?

And most importantly - quite simply - the basic question of our lives: Are you happier today than when Mr. Carter [Obama] became president?"
And that, my friends, is what it all boils down too.

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