Wednesday, August 01, 2007

In the Great Communicator's Own Words


That's right--every single one.

It's a proven way to grab power.

The following can be found linked at the Mark Levin Show dot com

(audio only approx 12 minutes)

I spent about 30 minutes trying to date this but couldn't find the years Congressman King of CA served. It sounds (to my golden ears) like he may have delivered this speech long before he was elected as governor. The fact that he refers to his "profession" in the opening indicates it may be from his time as president of the Screen Actors Guild (1946-1952, 1959)

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketIt matters only as an historical point of fact; it's as relevant today as anytime since. For those that chanted 'power to the people' in the '60s believe that today they deserve power--power over other people. Funny how that works.

Another great speech but with a clear date of October 27, 1964 can be found here with transcript. These are key excerpts from that speech:
Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, "We don't know how lucky we are." And the Cuban stopped and said, "How lucky you are? I had someplace to escape to." And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.

This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.
National Health Care, like Global Warming, is a gateway drug to full-blown socialist addiction.

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