Next Monday, October 27 marks the 50th anniversary of
Ronald Reagan’s iconic “Time For Choosing” speech. It was a
speech that sparked the modern Conservative Movement, ignited a
fire in the hearts of conservatives, and launched Ronald Reagan’s
public policy career.
This week as part of a year-long “Time for Choosing: The Next
Generation” initiative, Young America’s Foundation is releasing a
series of videos in conjunction with the anniversary of this
The first video focuses on national security.
Reagan’s “Time For Choosing” speech urged courage in defending
against the threat of communism. Reagan was a strong believer
in American exceptionalism, a notion that has gone by the wayside
under the current administration. Consider the current state
of affairs with the rise of ISIS and the growing threat of
terrorism. Ronald Reagan advocated for “peace through
strength” and was a true leader when it came to protecting America
from her enemies.
He said, “We want our national policy to be based on what we
know in our hearts is morally right.” We need to reestablish
President Reagan’s vision for America, and we need to stop leading
Even 50 years later, the lessons that Ronald Reagan taught us
are still so very applicable.
Ashley Pratte is the spokeswoman for Young America’s