1964

October 28, 1964: Ronald Reagan Gives "The Speech"

Forty-five years ago tonight, a call was sounded that lives on and is as true today as it was then. More so. Ronald Reagan: Great president. Better prophet? Here is what is simply known as The Speech in its entirety (29:33). Enjoy.

The Great One gives the Great One. Perhaps the most memorable political speech in modern American history, it launched the career of America's greatest modern president on values and policies that resonate now more than then because they are the enduring principles of a constitutional, limited, God fearing government . . . the simple principles upon which the country was founded.

A Bit Of Breaking News: Saxman To Close RNC Tonight

Look for Delegate Chris Saxman (R-20, Staunton) tonight at the Republican National Convention. He just announced via e-mail that he has been asked by RNC officials to make the Sine Die motion to adjourn the convention after Republican Presidential nominee John McCain's acceptance speech. Delegate Saxman also doubles as chairman of School Choice Virginia, a coalition of groups interested in bringing options in education to families across Virginia, to which The Family Foundation is a part. However small his role tonight may seem, it is a traditional part of any convention, and the nod to Virginia may signal yet another sign of how serious the McCain-Palin campaign is taking the Democrats' challenge to end Virginia's red state presidential voting streak, which has voted Republican in every presidential election since 1964.