Tuesday, February 1, 2011

This is what a President looks like (and sounds like!)

This video shows President Ronald Reagan addressing the nation on December 23, 1981.

I find it remarkable for many reasons.

1) Reagans humbleness and humility. His gratefulness towards Americans for allowing him to serve as President.

2) Reagan is a committed Christian, and in this video he is completely unafraid to talk about Jesus as "The Prince of Peace".

3) Reagans strength of conviction and his moral clarity. He laid down the law to the Soviets, without fear of reprisal, because he knew he was right.

4) Reagan uses words like "terror" and "oppression" without reserve or apology.

5) "Make no mistake, their crime will cost them dearly..." are some of the strongest words ever spoken by an American President.

This speech is what every American President should look like and sound like.

He won the Cold War without a shot being fired.