War and Peace
Our first priority must be world peace To maintain that peace requires strength Ronald Reagan I can hear you the rest of the world can hear you And the people that knocked these buildings down Will hear all of us soon George Bush Grab your socks We shall go on to the end We shall fight in France We shall fight on the seas and oceans We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air We shall defend our Island whatever the cost may be We shall fight on the beaches We shall fight on the landing grounds We shall fight in the fields and in the streets We shall fight in the hills We shall never surrender We shall never surrender Winston Churchill Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare State have told us that they have a utopian solution of peace without victory They call their policy accommodation And they say if we only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy He'll forgot his evil ways and learn to love us All who oppose them are indicted as war mongers They say we offer simple answers to complex problems Well perhaps there is a simple answer Not an easy answer but simple If you and I have the courage to tell our elected officials We want our national policy based on what we know in our hearts is morally right We cannot buy our security our freedom from the threat of The Bomb By committing an immorality so great as saying to a billion human beings Now enslaved behind the iron curtain Give up your dreams of freedom Because to save our own skins we are willing to make a deal with your slave masters Alexander Hamilton said A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared For a master and deserves one Now let's set the record straight There is no argument over the choice between peace and war But there is only one guaranteed way you can have peace And you can have it in the next second Surrender Admittedly there is a risk in any course we follow other than this Ever lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement And this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face That their policy of accommodation is appeasement And it gives no choice between peace and war Only between fight and surrender If we continue to accommodate continue to back and retreat Eventually we have to face the final demand the ultimatum And what then When Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be He has told them that we are retreating under the pressure of the Cold War And someday when the time comes to deliver the final ultimatum Our surrender will voluntary because by that time We will have been weakened from within Spiritually morally and economically He believes this because from our side He's heard voices pleading for peace at any price Or better red than dead Or as one commentator put it he'd rather live on his knees than die on his feet And therein lies the road to war Because those voices don't speak for the rest of us You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet As to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery If nothing in life is worth dying for when did this begin Just in the face of this enemy Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs Should Christ have refused the cross Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns And refused the fire the shot heard around the world The martyrs of history were not fools And our honored dead who gave their lives To stop the advance of the Nazis didn't die in vain Where then in the road to peace Well it's a simple answer after all You and I have the courage to say to our enemies There is a price will not pay There is a point beyond which they must not advance Ronald Reagan
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