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Jul 5, 2011
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While Ronald Reagan never delivered this speech, the contents are nonetheless spot on as they always were with Ronald Reagan’s speeches.
All this made Karl Magnuson begin to wonder. On one day, he and his friends were attacked for being left wingers; the next, for being right wingers. How could this be?

"The Left-Right opposition," Karl concluded, "functions as a smokescreen that obscures and diverts people's attention from a real and terrifying process that has developed with frightening rapidity in capitalist and socialist countries alike. The real threat is the enormous enlargement and the decisive centralization of all the means of power and decision."
While I don’t believe that it functions as a “smokescreen” as Magnuson did, I know that it he was absolutely correct in his understanding of the threat of the unconstitutional centralization of power to a federal authority. Not only has the left concentrated almost all power to the federal government - but then they filtered it all to one branch (Executive) and then to one position in the executive branch (president).
And I think he is absolutely right. The overriding question is not one of Left or Right. It is one of reversing the flow of power and control to ever more remote institutions, and of restoring that power to the individual, the family, and the local community.
Sadly, the left is exclusively about that power and control. That’s why it really is about right vs. left. As Reagan noted - we must reverse that flow of unconstitutional power and restore it to the people.

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