Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Twenty Years Ago: Tear Down This Wall

June 12, 1987.

We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace.

General Secretary 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!
Posted with a straight no chaser Irish whiskey toast to Ronald Reagan.

1 Comment:

Reg said...

20 years, time flies doesn't it?