“Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid…” Ronald Reagan
Wozers! What a film. This documentary is almost exclusively historical footage of our world’s history during the 20th century – following the life of Ronald Reagan, our 40th President. If you’re a history buff, you’ll enjoy every minute of this biography. Even if you never paid much attention back in your high school history classes (unfortunately, that was me), you’ll be completely enthralled with the story of this incredible leader – “a firm and unbending politician for whom words and deeds are one and the same. *”
It brought me to tears, multiple times, to see how this man, a lifelong Liberal Democrat, switched over to our side, and became a Republican who united the parties like no other President we’ve ever had. I don’t know about you, but when I shut my eyes at night, I see visions of Electoral College maps dancing in my head. Google the 1984 Electoral College Map and you’ll find a stunningly red America. The country was all-in for Reagan’s second term of Presidency, save Minnesota and D.C. Watching how this man spoke and led and what he stood for reminded me a lot of the man we are rooting for, Mitt Romney – a governor who successfully led his state, with a legislation of 87% Democrats. Not only did his state have the top schools in the country, but he also took a state with debt and turned it into a state with a hefty rainy day fund.
Reagan was a genuine Christian. It poured out of him. Romney is not a Christian, but he lives by the same moral, Christian values that Reagan did. Reagan showed backbone and strength. He was able to make peace with the Russians without bending his beliefs or backing down from what he stood for. He wasn’t trying to befriend his enemies, as our current president seems to do. In fact, the Russians admired Reagan because of his strength and because he didn’t back down and try to please everyone.
Watch this movie! It’s one thing to read someone’s Wikipedia page, but its something else to actually see footage of the speeches they gave. To see videotaped faces of the 150 million people that 20th century Communist dictators murdered will not only remind you what freedom looks like this, but give you a greater appreciation to those who have fought and who currently fight for us to keep the liberty we have.
Our country is not communist yet, but Reagan was right in saying that freedom is fragile. We are about to re-elect a president who is seeking to give more and more power and control to the government and less and less to the American people.
During Reagan’s time in office, people who stood up against communism were called “paranoid…reactionary…warmongers.” Many thought this of Reagan, and frankly, this is how right-wingers are viewed by the left-wingers today.
“In the Face of Evil: Reagan’s War in Word and Deed” won Best Documentary at The Liberty Film Festival and The American Film Renaissance. You can either order your copy from www.inthefaceofevil.com or have a disc sent to you from Netflix. If you don’t have a Netflix account, you can sign up for a free month at Netflix.com.
I highly recommend this film to everyone – especially during this time in history – a time when our country is at a crossroads. We are headed in a direction that gives more and more power and control to our government. The choice is ours. See you at the polls next month!
*Excerpt from Reagan’s dossier