June 12,1987 - A great day for freedom

Our #1 son was a few weeks old and I was sitting in the living room getting ready to watch the late Peter Jennings and the evening news.   (Pre-Fox Report with Charles Krauthammer days.) There it was!  A US President challenging the Soviet Union to "tear down this wall": "Reagan's challenge came during a visit to West Berlin. With the Berlin Wall as a backdrop, Reagan declared, "There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace." He then called upon his Soviet counterpart: "Secretary General Gorbachev, if you seek peace--if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe--if you seek liberalization: come here, to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." Addressing the West Berlin crowd, Reagan observed, "Standing before the Brandenburg Gate, every man is a German, separated from his fellow men. Every man is a...(Read Full Post)