Monday, July 12, 2010

"They Don't Understand That We Also Dream"

Ronald Reagan radio commentary, from sometime between 1975-1979. During the years between the end of his governorship in California and the start of his successful campaign for the presidency in 1980, Reagan gave over a thousand of these short addresses. Most of them he wrote himself on yellow legal pads, now part of the Reagan Library collection.

"Socialists ignore the side of man that is of the Spirit. They can provide shelter, fill your belly with bacon and beans, treat you when you're ill; all the things that are guaranteed to a prisoner or a slave. They don't understand that we also dream."