We must never go back. There is no room for racism or other forms of ethnic or racial hatred in this country. – Ronald Reagan
On March 8, 1983, President Ronald Reagan delivered his famous Evil Empire Speech. In referring to the Soviet Union, President Reagan’s use of this Star Wars inspired phrase set the tone for the Reagan Doctrine; the collapse of Communist rule in Eastern Europe was less than a decade away.
In the same speech President Reagan championed the principles of the United States as his shining city on a hill; he championed the inclusive, welcoming country that was Reagan’s America. Today, 35 years later, it is just as important to live this vision for America. There is no room for racism or other forms of ethnic or racial hatred in this country. We are all Americans.