Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 11:10:45

Reagan’s Message Still Resonates

This Sunday will mark the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan. Many will be celebrating his birth, his life, and the legacy he left our country and the conservative movement. To celebrate, take a few minutes to watch two of his speeches — his 1964 speech in support of Barry Goldwater and his 1987 speech at the Brandenburg Gate — and you will remember why Reagan was called the Great Communicator, and will notice how his message still resonates with us today.

Both of these Reagan speeches can be found on the Reagan Foundation’s YouTube Channel and watched in less than an hour.

He closed his speech supporting Barry Goldwater for president with, “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.” Speaking as president 23 years later at the Brandenburg Gate, he challenged Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall!”