Posts Tagged ‘Ronald Reagan’

A Rendezvous With Destiny

April 27, 2016

Well, with the results of last night it is time for me to put Trump on my prayer list.

I don’t wish to “pick on” Kingsjester’s Blog again, so today I will write about something very positive that I read there.

In his new post: Kingsjester’s Blog: Trump to Outline Foreign Policy Platform Today, there are several awesome paragraphs of quotes from Ronald Reagan.

Before we get to that, here are some points from KJ’s Blog post to consider.

1.  Donald Trump will set aside his bad-boy antics on Wednesday and, with the help of a teleprompter to keep him on message, outline what his foreign policies would be if he is elected U.S. president in November, campaign aides say.

It’s about time! If his loony-tunes comments are seen by the general election voters, then they might presume that he’s “unfit” for the presidency.  Even though he isn’t my candidate of choice, perhaps he will be light-years better than either Commie Bernie or Crooked Hillary.

2.  The speech at noon (1600 GMT) in a Washington hotel will address issues including global trade, economic and national security policies as well as building up the U.S. military, his campaign said.

Those are all good topics that he needs to present, explain, and share with the public; provided he doesn’t take the left-wing bent positions on any of them.


3.  A strong American President is essential to retaining the sovereignty of our country.

I agree wholeheartedly! That point will be strong on my prayer list!

The author at the link goes on to describe several of the accomplishments of Reagan during his presidency; including the tearing down of the Berlin wall.

But what caught my eye most was what Reagan said way back…

[when] he was “out on the stump” for Republican Presidential Candidate Barry Goldwater, in October of 1964, delivered a powerful speech titled, “A Time for Choosing”. At one point in that now-classic speech, he spoke about America’s role in the world, stating that:

We cannot buy our security, our freedom from the threat of the bomb by committing an immorality so great as saying to a billion human beings now enslaved behind the Iron Curtain, “Give up your dreams of freedom because to save our own skins, we’re willing to make a deal with your slave masters.” Alexander Hamilton said, “A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.” Now let’s set the record straight. There’s no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there’s only one guaranteed way you can have peace — and you can have it in the next second — surrender.

…You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin — just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard ’round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn’t die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well it’s a simple answer after all.

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.” And this — this is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater’s “peace through strength.” Winston Churchill said, “The destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we’re spirits — not animals.” And he said, “There’s something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.”

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.

Wow!  Classic, upbeat, to the point, descriptive, enemy recognizing, duty recognizing, hopeful, strong, disgrace countering, freedom-loving, America-loving, and most of all non-surrendering…all of which has been missing over the last 7 1/2 years with the current BADministration.

Ahhh….reading that was like a breath of fresh air!

It is my most fervent prayer that our next leader and his cabinet will follow such a directive as was laid out by Reagan in that timeless, unforgettable, and now-classic speech!

Hat tip: Kingsjester’s Blog

Speaking of destiny…

Phl 3:14

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Phl 3:15

All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.

Phl 3:16

Only let us live up to what we have already attained.

Phl 3:17

Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.

Phl 3:18

For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.

Phl 3:19

Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things.

Phl 3:20

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,

Phl 3:21

who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

Phl 4:1

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!


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