California Globe Year End: A Time for Choosing in 2024

by Katy Grimes at

In 1964, Ronald Reagan endorsed Republican Senator Barry Goldwater in the race for United States President in a now-famous speech, “A Time For Choosing.

His words resonate today more than ever as Americans are truly facing a rendezvous with destiny and a time for choosing – what does America’s future look like? Will it be the bastion of freedom the founding fathers envisioned or are we already too far along on the march into socialism?

In the speech Reagan warned:

If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth… This is the issue of this election: whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.

Reagan identified the choices between the two candidates, Goldwater and Lyndon Johnson.