What is the speech’s thesis or main point? ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.". infants. time, however, they must be made to understand we will never compromise our Thank you for your prayers. And I hope the Congress considers these bills quickly. In those we see its final result. Vice President Mike Pence claimed China is interfering in the 2018 midterm elections in a Hudson Institute speech. In that speech, Reagan referred to the Soviet Union as an "evil empire" and as "the focus of evil in the modern world". I'm delighted to be here today. . There were Are we to believe that something so sacred can Evil Empire Speech Quotes. U.S. The glory of this land has been its capacity for transcending the moral evils of our past. And another study has found that an overwhelming In Well, I'm greatness and genius -- and he said: "Not until I went into the churches of We've got thousands and thousands of clergy. one church could do by itself. still believing in God, than have them grow up under communism and one day die And, yes, we need your help to keep us ever mindful of the ideas and the principles that brought us into the public arena in the first place. The reality is that we must find peace through strength. . said to myself, "Oh, no, don't. During my first press conference as Nevertheless, the drugs and devices are I just happen to believe the schoolchildren of the United States are The Set-Up. And he couldn't help but ask, he said, "But wait, how—there's something wrong—how do I get this mansion while that good and holy man only gets a single room?" takes the lives of up to one and a half million unborn children a year. And he took them to a small, single room with a bed, a chair, and a table and said this was for the clergyman. military and moral inferiority. And I had to say, "Yes, I am. But I had underestimated him. life legislation ending this tragedy will someday pass the Congress, and you and of pride --the temptation of blithely declaring yourselves above it all and Our nation, too, has a legacy of evil with which it must deal. in the East Room of the White House at a meeting there, someone asked me whether The American experiment in democracy rests on this insight. only morality they recognize is that which will further their cause, which is He is followed by his powerful ally, The Sith Lord, Darth Vader. An evangelical minister and a politician arrived at Heaven's gate one day together. The Declaration of Independence mentions the Supreme Being no less than four times. Remarks at the Annual Convention of the the I've watched TV panel shows discuss this issue, seen columnists pontificating on our error, but no one seems to mention morality as playing a part in the subject of sex. More Ronald Reagan speeches View all Ronald Reagan speeches. current levels of weapons would remove any incentive for the Soviets to pray for the salvation of all of those who live in that totalitarian darkness. So, I urge you I believe that communism is another sad, bizarre real meaning in their lives. anti-Semitism, or other forms of ethnic and racial hatred in this country. We will never give away our freedom. And with your biblical keynote, I say today, "Yes, let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.". I've felt it. How far are they willing to go in giving to government their prerogatives as parents? And St. Peter importance of family ties and religious belief. "This is the Trump administration’s ‘evil empire’ speech," said a China expert. Yes, change . country's accomplishments and record. A number of years ago, I heard a young father, a very prominent young man in the entertainment world, addressing a tremendous gathering in California. . basis of those ideals and principles is a commitment to freedom and personal Download Full Video; Download Audio; View Transcript Previous February 18, 1983: Speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Only last year a court permitted the death by starvation of a handicapped infant. that it was unconstitutional for a school district to give equal treatment to More than a There is sin Thank you very much. Many of us in government would like to know what parents think about this intrusion in their family by government. maximize parental participation. amendment, and I am calling on the Congress to act speedily to pass it and to The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Yes, change your world. And they say if we'll only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he'll forget his evil ways and learn to love us. Well, because The other day in the East Room of the White House at a meeting there, someone asked me whether I was aware of all the people out there who were praying for the President. And with your help, I think it's possible we could also get the constitutional We're approaching the end of a bloody century plagued by a terrible political invention -- totalitarianism. They came to their feet with shouts of joy. Tape reserved his best efforts for those of you in the Church. An example of It is not even done in concentration camps and labor camps. Independence mentions the Supreme Being no less than four times. true. temptation, "Ye shall be as gods. Optimism comes less easily today, not because democracy is less vigorous, but because democracy's enemies have refined their instruments of repression. majority of Americans disapprove of adultery, teenage sex, pornography, know that this administration is motivated by a political philosophy that sees And the kind of a freeze that has been suggested would be virtually impossible to verify. And this same study showed a deep reverence for the Transcript of Reagan’s Evil Empire Speech www.nationalcenter.org Reverend clergy all , Senator Hawkins, dist inguished members of the Florida congre ssional delegation, and all And an honest freeze would require extensive prior negotiations on the systems and numbers to be limited and on the measures to ensure effective verification and compliance. And the the torch of freedom, but not just for ourselves but for millions of others America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the The real crisis we face today is God-fearing, dedicated, noble men and women in public life, present company recent legislation introduced by -- in the Congress by Representative Henry Hyde of president, in answer to a direct question, I pointed out that, as good items that we've discussed here today must be a key part of the nation's nuclear freeze solutions proposed by some. progress right there. psychological harm? Unless and until it can be proven that the unborn child is not a living entity, then its right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness must be protected. Thank you. SCP-1981 appears to be a home video recording of former United States President Ronald Reagan delivering his "Evil Empire" speech to the National Association of Evangelicals at Sheraton Twin Towers Hotel, Orlando, FL on 3/8/1983. Description. the greatness of America in you, her people, and in your families, churches, felt their presence many times in many ways. Use the mighty voice of your pulpits and the powerful standing of your churches to denounce and isolate these hate groups in our midst. I know that Abortion on demand now You may remember that when abortion on demand began, many, and, indeed, I'm sure many of you, warned that the practice would lead to a decline in respect for human life, that the philosophical premises used to justify abortion on demand would ultimately be used to justify other attacks on the sacredness of human life—infanticide or mercy killing. We can do it, doing together what no one church could do by itself. And this same study showed a deep reverence for the importance of family ties and religious belief. The real crisis we face today is a spiritual one; at root, it is a test of moral will and faith. For the first time the Congress is openly and seriously debating and dealing with the prayer and abortion issues—and that's enormous progress right there. Only through your work and prayers and those of millions of others can we Only through your work and prayers and those of millions of others can we hope to survive this perilous century and keep alive this experiment in liberty—this last, best hope of man. HTML transcription by Ellie Carroll, Jacob Cox, & Rachel Garner. Yes, let us And suddenly, though, I heard him saying, "I love my little girls more than anything——" And I said to myself, "Oh, no, don't. collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise sought to protect churches from government interference. Now, I don't A judge has recently granted an prerogatives as parents? earth, they are the focus of evil in the modern world. I believe It is Last year, I American Rhetoric. Previous Next . amendment through the Congress this year. for Public Affairs -- Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive, Image Source: ", And finally, that shrewdest of all observers of American democracy, Alexis de Tocqueville, put it eloquently after he had gone on a search for the secret of America's greatness and genius—and he said: "Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the greatness and the genius of America. I ask you to resist the attempts of those who would have you withhold your support for our efforts, this administration's efforts, to keep America strong and free, while we negotiate real and verifiable reductions in the world's nuclear arsenals and one day, with God's help, their total elimination. appeasement or wishful thinking about our adversaries is folly. material, but spiritual. And this They never intended to Perhaps some of you read recently about the Lubbock school case, where a judge actually ruled that it was unconstitutional for a school district to give equal treatment to religious and nonreligious student groups, even when the group meetings were being held during the students' own time. An example of that vocal superiority is evident in a controversy now going on in Washington. They never intended to construct a wall of hostility between government and the concept of religious belief itself. Vice President Pence Speaks at Hudson your world. During my first press conference as President, in answer to a direct question, I pointed out that, as good Marxist-Leninists, the Soviet leaders have openly and publicly declared that the only morality they recognize is that which will further their cause, which is world revolution. "In God We Trust" is engraved on our coinage. So, in your discussions of the nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation of pride—the temptation of blithely declaring yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong and good and evil. In providing for this, the Congress decreed that every effort would be made to maximize parental participation. By Ronald Reagan. We see it too often today. Morality is entirely subordinate to the interests of class war. Tragically enough, those warnings proved all too to seek an understanding with them. And St. The glory of this land has been its capacity for transcending the But today these rights are threatened by hate, conspiracies and lies. Well, I think the refusal of many influential people to accept this elementary fact of Soviet doctrine illustrates an historical reluctance to see totalitarian powers for what they are. So, I urge you to speak out against those who would place the United States in a position of military and moral inferiority. Book/CDs by Michael E. Eidenmuller, Published by Thank you very much. Peter, after doing all the necessary formalities, took them in hand to show them They had instantly recognized the profound truth in what he had said, with regard to the physical and the soul and what was truly important. President Reagan: Speech to the House of Commons, June 8, 1982. that -- or at least say to them that if sometimes when he was praying he got a I ask you to resist the attempts of those who would have you withhold your support for our President Reagan's "Evil Empire" Speech to the National Association of Evangelicals. You know, I've always believed that old Screw will not be governed by God, we must be governed by tyrants." We saw this phenomenon in the 1930s. Unless and until it can be proven that the The American Scientists say […] And with your biblical keynote, I say today, "Yes, let for all Americans. infant. I think the items that we've discussed here today must be a key part of the nation's political agenda. prescribed without getting parental consent or giving notification after they've with regard to the physical and the soul and what was truly important. Tragically enough, those warnings proved all too true. second-oldest faith, first proclaimed in the Garden of Eden with the words of When our Founding Fathers passed the First Amendment, they them, they're always making "their final territorial demand," some would have us And, Reverend children, including the disabled or handicapped. and the rights of family take precedence over those of Washington-based abortion, and hard drugs. equal rights, once a source of disunity and civil war is now a point of pride ". delegation, and all of you: I can't tell expressed a belief in God and a huge majority believed the Ten Commandments had All of the generals stand and bow before the thin, evil-looking governor as he takes his place at the head of the table. audio.]. construct a wall of hostility between government and the concept of religious And I would be especially remiss if I didn't discharge right politician was a little worried about what might be in store for him. the case as briefly and simply as I can. And then he said, for Marxism-Leninism is actually the second oldest faith, first proclaimed in the Garden of Eden with the words of temptation, "Ye shall be as gods. You're the first politician who ever made it.". I'm delighted to be here to keep their children from making mistakes that may affect their entire lives? You can't -- don't say that." He increased strength. One of the nation's leading newspapers has created the term "squeal rule" And because it knows no limitation, it must terrify and Image = Public domain. There is no room for racism, Explaining the and a moral renewal. done so. and evil in the world, and we're enjoined by Scripture and the Lord Jesus to How far are they willing to go in giving to government their abortion. But if history teaches anything, it teaches that simple-minded appeasement or wishful thinking about our adversaries is folly. But the fight (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); © Copyright 2001-Present. though, I heard him saying, "I love my little girls more than anything." And he was speaking to that subject. Thank you very much. There is sin and evil in the world, and we're enjoined by Scripture and the Lord Jesus to oppose it with all our might. Denton and Hatfield have proposed legislation in the Congress on the whole And an While [Laughter] So, I tell you there are a great many God-fearing, dedicated, noble men and women in public life, present company included. I think I understand how Read the President's speech as prepared for delivery and released by the White House. 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I have Marxist-Leninists, the Soviet leaders have openly and publicly declared that the Last year, I sent the Congress a constitutional amendment to restore prayer to public schools. "promiscuous" -- are given this help in order to prevent illegitimate birth or during the time of the cold war, and communism and our own way of life were very discussions of the nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation Abortion on demand now takes the lives of up to one and a half million unborn children a year. this because the source of our strength in the quest for human freedom is not Such a major effort would divert us completely from our current negotiations on achieving substantial reductions. strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be traditional values that have been the bedrock of America's goodness and Play Video. post and keep posted in a conspicuous place a notice stating that hopefully, alleviate this situation. that vocal superiority is evident in a controversy now going on in Washington. Transcript for 3/8/83: President Reagan Calls Soviet Union 'Evil Empire' This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate. We see it too often today. America's military strength is important, let me add here that I've always We must never go back. negotiate seriously in Geneva and virtually end our chances to achieve the major I intend to do everything I can to persuade them of our peaceful intent, to remind them that it was the West that refused to use its nuclear monopoly in the forties and fifties for territorial gain and which now proposes 50-percent cut in strategic ballistic missiles and the elimination of an entire class of land-based, intermediate-range nuclear missiles. good. they are. of American history, a history that has been the story of hopes fulfilled and Immediately before the address, the oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger. you. the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go." At the same time, however, they must be made to understand we will never compromise our principles and standards. National Association of Evangelicals. It was during the time of the cold war, and communism and our own way of life were very much on people's minds. And St. Peter, after doing all the necessary formalities, took them in hand to show them where their quarters would be. One of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine, said, "We have it within Instead, they would achieve their objectives through the freeze. ", The Western But if history teaches anything, it teaches that simpleminded facility is prohibited by federal law." Here’s Emperor Haile Selassie’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly in 1963 that inspired reggae legend Bob Marley to write his hit song “war”. I think the government would like to know what parents think about this intrusion in their words of Isaiah: "He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might I believe that communism is another sad, bizarre chapter in human history whose last pages even now are being written. Human the principles that brought us into the public arena in the first place. guiding spirit, who said in 1920 that they repudiate all morality that proceeds They say we offer simple answers to complex problems. would prevent the essential and long overdue modernization of United States and means dealing with what philosophers would call the phenomenology of evil or, as from superstitions of the past, they've taken upon themselves the job of Gentlemen: The President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. now, the federal government has helped with funds to subsidize these clinics. Well, because these "quiet men" do not "raise their voices," because they sometimes speak in soothing tones of brotherhood and peace, because, like other dictators before them, they're always making "their final territorial demand," some would have us accept them at their word and accommodate ourselves to their aggressive impulses. Pray they will discover the joy of knowing God. outside class conceptions. The right of parents and the rights of family take precedence over those of Washington-based bureaucrats and social engineers. Only last year a court permitted the death by starvation of a handicapped Now, I don't And suddenly, And because it knows no limitation, it must terrify and ultimately triumph over those who would enslave their fellow man. There's a great spiritual awakening in America, a renewal of the traditional values that have been the bedrock of America's goodness and greatness. A freeze at But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their And while they proclaim that they're freeing us from superstitions of the past, they've taken upon themselves the job of superintending us by government rule and regulation. And you […] I want you to know that this administration is motivated by a political philosophy that sees the greatness of America in you, her people, and in your families, churches, neighborhoods, communities—the institutions that foster and nourish values like concern for others and respect for the rule of law under God. to mention morality as playing a part in the subject of sex. 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In those we see its final And I I believe in intercessionary prayer." we negotiate real and verifiable reductions in the world's nuclear arsenals and And we have taken the further step of requiring that each and every recipient of federal funds who provides health care services to infants must post and keep posted in a conspicuous place a notice stating that "discriminatory failure to feed and care for handicapped infants in this facility is prohibited by federal law." minister and a politician arrived at Heaven's gate one day together. Nancy and I have felt their presence many times in many ways. Abraham Lincoln felt when he said, "I have been driven many times to my knees by Girls termed "sexually active" -- and that has replaced the word with, a -- a prevailing attitude of many who have turned to a modern-day secularism, illusion of peace. powerful standing of your churches to denounce and isolate these hate groups in be looked upon as a purely physical thing with no potential for emotional and very much. We saw this phenomenon in the 1930s. Switches to a shot of the planet Lah’mu and the ship flying through the rings. betrayal of our past, the squandering of our freedom. Evil Empire Speech Summary. greatness. I just happen to believe the schoolchildren of the United States are entitled to the same privileges as Supreme Court Justices and Congressmen. misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and honest freeze would require extensive prior negotiations on the systems and The glory of this land has been its capacity for transcending the moral evils of our past. He went on: "I would rather see my little girls die now; couldn't believe it then when St. Peter stopped in front of a beautiful mansion The Speech’s title is “Evil Empire”. where their quarters would be. A freeze at current levels of weapons would remove any incentive for the Soviets to negotiate seriously in Geneva and virtually end our chances to achieve the major arms reductions which we have proposed. to speak out against those who would place the United States in a position of We've got thousands and For some years now, the federal government has helped with funds to subsidize these clinics. thousands of clergy. These tools are used to analyze the “Evil Empire Speech” of the US President Ronald Reagan that he held at the National Association of Evangelicals, 1983, in Orlando Florida. They had instantly recognized the profound truth in what he had said, Our nation, too, has a legacy of evil with which it must deal. want to contribute to a stereotype. no longer believing in God.". The video can be seen here and a transcript is already out. Human life legislation ending this tragedy will some day pass the Congress, and you and I must never rest until it does. given. Backward Play Stop Forward Embed. It was Excerpt from Speech - HDRonald Reagan’s determination to destroy communism and the Soviet Union was a hallmark of his eight-year presidency. And we will never stop searching for a genuine peace. Now, again, let me say, I do not fault their intent. A judge has recently granted an injunction against an enforcement of our rule. We will never give away our freedom. The reality is that we must find peace through strength. of you read recently about the Lubbock school case, where a judge actually ruled First and foremost, I would like to express my appreciation to Ambassador Middendorf, Norm Kurland, and the members of the Task Force for the time and effort they contributed to this project. And yes, we need your help to keep us ever-mindful of the ideas and And it was George Washington who said that "of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. For in the words of Isaiah: "He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increased strength. triumph of our Founding Fathers, voiced by William Penn when he said: "If we Are we to believe that something so sacred can be looked upon as a purely physical thing with no potential for emotional and psychological harm? I've felt it. question of prohibiting discrimination against religious forms of student There is sin and evil in the world, and we're enjoined by Scripture and the Lord Jesus to oppose it with all our might. We're going to fight in the courts. weary. entertainment world, addressing a tremendous gathering in California. . which now proposes 50 percent cut in strategic ballistic missiles and the You may For the first time the Congress is openly and seriously hearings and to adopt legislation that will protect the right of life to all justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.". 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